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Reception Class 2


12th January


Happy New Year! I hope you had a lovely Christmas and New Year break.

This half-term's topic is 'Traditional Tales' - This week we have asked the children what they already know about these and what they want to know and learn. We were very pleased with all the ideas and suggestions they came up with.

We have read The Three Little Pigs and explored this in our learning this week. 

In Maths, we have recapped our learning of the numbers 6,7 and 8. 

Well done to all the children for returning to school and settling so well, they have all been stars this week. 

15th December


In Reception this week we have been very busy enjoying our learning based on Christmas. This has included a fantastic visit from the theatre company CODSWALLAP who told the children a fantastic interactive Christmas pirate story. 

We have also spent a lot of time preparing for our first Nativity, which we look forward to performing next week. Please keep practising any lines your children have with them at home. 

The children have enjoyed their learning in the Christmas post office this week. You may have even had some mail brought home. 

24th November 


Did you know it is Fred’s 5th Birthday soon? We have been very busy this week as we wanted to transform our home corner into a Birthday Party with balloons, cake, cards and invitations for his upcoming Birthday Party! We have been writing lists about what we need for the birthday party too, using our phonic sounds to help us write our words and making him lovely birthday cards. 

In Maths we have been exploring the number 6 and a big focus has been on our number formation. We have been working really hard on carefully counting objects accurately and spotting number 6 all around us. Can you find examples of the number 6? Such as on buses, on football shirts, in books, on clocks at home. If you find any, pop it on Tapestry and we will take a look at Friday Circle time! Well done on your learning this week class 2!


17th November 


This week we have been learning all about number 5. We looked at how 5 is one more than 4 and looked at lots of different ways of representing 5, including writing the number 5 and finding different objects that represent 5 in our areas such as dice and number fans. Can you spot the number 5 at home or when you are outside?  


We also had a fantastic Diwali Day as part of our Topic on Celebrations! We learned about the Festival of Light and Rama and Sita. We made Diva lamps, and Rangoli patterns with coloured rice outside and painted Rangoli patterns inside. We even had Mehndi/Henna Tattoos! The children were very interested in this festival and so respectful of this Hindu Celebration. Well done Class 2! We are so proud of you.  


10th November 


This week we have been learning all about number 4. We looked at how 4 is one more than 3 and looked at lots of different ways of representing 4, including writing the number 4 and drawing pictures to represent 4.  

On Friday, the children thought about Remembrance Day and remembering all the people involved in the wars. We watched a beautiful short film about a Bunny in the fields and the Poppies that grow at the end. They were very reflective today! We then created some beautiful poppy artwork.  

27th October


This week we have been consolidating our learning of 1, 2 and 3. We have been looking at creating patterns, including repeating patterns. Can you create repeating patterns at home using things from nature?


As part of Black History Month, we read I Am Enough by Grace Byers. We learned the song 'Power in Me'. We had a brilliant time in our Black History Month Assembly. Thank you to everyone who came. On Thursday we had our Singing and we were fantastic at Singing! We sang some new Autumn songs and listened to different music on the piano to travel in different ways. We also sang our favourite nursery rhymes and some silly songs such as Coca Cola went to town!


On Friday we enjoyed a Halloween 'Room on the Broom' day and really enjoyed one of the activities which was creating some delicious Pumpkin Biscuits! 


We hope you all have a fantastic half-term!

20th October


In Maths this week we have been reviewing what we know about numbers 1-3 the numbers. 

As part of our literacy and topic focus we have enjoyed the story Colour Monster and working on emotions including how we feel and what we can do if we need support if we feel sad or angry etc. We have also done lots of work on the story Funny Bones and looked at the different parts of our bodies. 


Our star of the week this week is Ella B

13th October 


This week we have been learning all about number 3. We looked at how 3 is one more than 2 and looked at lots of different ways of representing 3, including writing the number 3.  


As part of our 'All About Me' topic we have explored homes this week. We talked about our homes and we looked at some of the key features of houses and talked about how houses can be different. We had lots of fun making different types of homes using blocks, junk modelling, crafting and loose parts. We also had fun role-playing houses and building the 3 little pigs and the 3 bears homes. 


Outside we really enjoyed playing in our new greengrocer’s role play area.  

6th October 


We have been very busy in class two learning all about the number 2 and the children are able to find lots of different ways of representing 2.  


As part of our topic ‘All About Me’ we have been doing lots of work on faces. We have talked about the different features on our faces and have made some self-portraits. We have also used loose parts to make some more abstract pictures of faces.  


Our star of the week was Kyra.  

29th September

On Friday we had a really fun French day with lots of activities such as a French-themed scavenger hunt, and a very special French story time with Mrs Powley we also learned about the artist Henri Matisse. We also had a French lunch which was delicious. 

In Maths, we have been learning about the number one and how to represent this.

The children enjoyed watching the numberblocks all about one!

22nd September


The children have settled in really well to the full days. They are starting to get used to the routines and are really enjoying exploring their new classrooms. 

This week we started to explore the story Owl Babies and have explored the concept of family, talking about who is special in their family. 


In maths we have been exploring lots of counting songs and introducing mathematical language such as subitise, more, same and match. 

15th September


This week the children in class two have done a marvellous job at coming into school and beginning to learn the class routines.


This week we have concentrated on launching our topic 'All About Me!' we have found out what the children know about themselves and will continue on this journey next week.