Thursday 21 October 2021
What an amazing first half term we have had in Reception. I can’t believe it is the holidays already. What another fun filled, busy week we have had. It was MADD (Music, Art, Drama and Dance) week in school so we have been focused on these skills this week. Our theme was nature and we looked at the artist Andy Warhol. He was a pop artist who loved using lots of different bright colours and repeating patterns in his work. We looked at printing as our technique to learn.

We drew to music listening to a range of tempos and rhythms to see how it changed our drawings and movement. We played a range of musical instruments to different nursery rhymes and thought about how we should play them and to which part of the songs. 

I hope you have a wonderful half term! Please add pictures to Tapestry of all the things you get up to over the half term so that we can see them and share with the children when they are back in school.


Miss Micklethwaite and Miss Cranney

Thursday 14th October 2021
Reception have had a busy week exploring Harvest food. We chopped open our vegetables to see what they are like inside. Pumpkins, butternut squash, swede, carrots and potatoes! We enjoyed exploring the textures and smells.
Reception showed fantastic teamwork during our Commando Joe's Day! We focused on Tanisha Teamwork and Charlie Communication. We had brilliant communication and teamwork building our whole class obstacle course!
We have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes in maths through a range of games and activities. Ask your child about 2D and 3D shapes. Can you spot any when you are out and about over the weekend or in your house?
Have a great weekend!
Miss Micklethwaite
Thursday 7th October 2021
Reception enjoyed their first school trip this week despite the rain! We set off on our wet and rainy walk to the metro. The children were very excited and enjoyed their metro ride where we went underground! We were amazing at using the escalators at Monument station! 
The children explored the Laing Art Gallery and made a face creation of someone in their family! On the way home, we had to get the bus home as the metro line was flooded! It was lots of fun!
The children have continued to impress me with their knowledge of the world around them and have created some beautiful art work linked to Autumn.
In RE, we have started learning about Judaism as part of our other faiths learning. The children created a menorah in lots of different ways, using play dough, gems, lego and paint!
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
Miss Micklethwaite
Thursday 30th September 2021
 What a super week in Reception! We loved going to explore Forest School for signs of Autumn, and enjoyed collecting leaves, pine cones, acorns and conkers.
We have created some beautiful Autumn paintings using colours that the children selected - red, orange, brown, yellow, pink and purple. 
We loved creating Autumn jewellery using a range of resources. 
The children also enjoyed taking part in their first class worship with Miss Hamer. We have a class worship at the end of each RE topic. Next week we will be learning about Judaism as part of our other faiths topics. 

Reminder - we ask that Reception now walk across the yard to our classroom independently each morning. There are staff on hand to ensure your child safely reaches the cloakroom door. 
Thank you
Miss Micklethwaite
Thursday 23rd September 2021
Reception have enjoyed a brilliant week! They have impressed me with their fantastic work in Phonics and we have begun writing simple words with the sounds we have learnt such as sit, mad, mat. Well done everyone for working hard on your letter formation as well!
In RE, we have been thinking about how we are special to God and that God knows all our names. We used a range of media to make our own names in a creative way.
There has been lots of lovely turn taking and sharing, as well as building friendships.
I have been very impressed with the children for saying bye to their grown ups, and walking across the yard and into school all by themselves! Well done - super independence!
Well done Reception!
Enjoy the weekend!
Miss Micklethwaite
Thursday 16th September 2021
Reception have had a brilliant first week as a class of 30 children! They have all played wonderfully together, getting to know each other and having lots of fun!
We have begun our first Phonics lessons and your child will have brought home their sound book on Friday. We will add the sounds for the week into your child's book. Please practice one per day and ensure your child's book is returned every Monday so the new sounds can be added.
We have talked lots about ourselves and our families linking to our RE topic of 'myself'. We have thought about our names and how God knows each of our names.
We have also been learning our school prayers. You may want to practice these at home (they can be found in your welcome pack from the summer.)
I hope you have a fantastic weekend!
Miss Micklethwaite
Thursday 9th September 2021
Welcome to Reception Class at St Charles!
We've had a lovely week getting to know the children and cannot wait to see all the children together on Monday!
We have spent lots of time outside enjoying the sunshine and playing in the Mud Kitchen, on the bikes, going for treasure hunts and creating a range of pictures!
Have a lovely weekend!
Miss Micklethwaite and Miss Cranney

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