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Welcome to Ladybird Class

Reception: 2021/22

Meet the team!
We are very lucky to have an amazing team of teachers and teaching partners in Reception.

We are looking forward to an exciting year with your children. 

 

Teachers in class:

Mrs Walker -Monday and Tuesday

Mrs Readman - Wednesday-Friday 

walkerj@christchurch-chelt.gloucs.sch.uk

readmanj@christchurch-chelt.gloucs.sch.uk

Ladybird Class 2020/21

Race for life

We are all so proud of Reception class and the phenomenal effort they made during our Race for Life. All of the children completed the distance of 2km and made it to the finishing line. They were so proud to receive their Race for Life medals at the end. Well done Reception class!We are all so proud of Reception class and the phenomenal effort they made during our Race for Life. All of the children completed the distance and made it to the finishing line. They were so proud to receive their Race for Life medals at the end. Well done Reception class!

Today we enjoyed a visit from Simon. We listened to a story and learnt a new song which was great fun.

We really enjoyed our sports day!

Welcome to summer term 2

We hope you have had a lovely half term. We have a very exciting and busy term ahead of us as we get ready for sports day and our transition up to year 1.

 

This term we will be using ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Jack and the Beanstalk and Giraffes Can’t Dance’ as our key texts. To begin with, we will be looking at ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. We will be investigating and creating life cycles, writing short stories and investigating doubling and halving in maths.

 

Later in the term, we will be planting seeds and discovering what plants need to grow. Finding out where different animals live around the world, and much, much more!

We have had a busy first week back with lots of fun!

In Physical Development we have been working on our balancing skills on our outdoor apparatus. We have also been developing our ball skills and team building.

Welcome back to summer term 1

 

We hope you have had a wonderful Easter break. This term our key texts are ‘Oliver’s Vegetables’ written by Vivian French and ‘Superworm’ written by Julia Donaldson. Both stories have been chosen to stimulate the children’s curiosity, understanding, knowledge and imagination about how living things grow and develop over time. The children have already been sharing their thoughts about what they already know as well as what they would like to investigate and discover.

 

The children have thought of some fantastic lines of enquiry such as:   

•          How do plants grow?

•          Do shops grow food?

•          Why do we get some food from the ground and others from trees?

As well as much, much more!

 

 

 

In Eco club we have been busy preparing our planters ready to plant our potatoes and seeds.

We have been enjoying new activities in class.

During Eco Week we used our Oracy skills to discuss how we can help save the environment. The children demonstrated excellent listening skills and took it in turns to contribute to the discussion. They all fed back their thoughts and ideas at the end.

Spring Term 2

 

Welcome to Spring Term 2! We are so proud of how hard the children have been working at home. It has been so fantastic to see all of the work that they have been producing on Tapestry and we are so grateful for all of your efforts. It has been lovely to have a classroom full of children again. We are so impressed with how well the children have settled back into their daily routine, and how eager the children are to investigate the new activities both indoors and out.

 

 

Home Learning Spring Term 2021

Spring term 1 2021

 

We are pleased to welcome you all back to the spring term. In this section of our class page, you will find some learning projects to do at home.  Each week new activities will be added. To access them, please click on the picture icon for that week and you will be taken to the resources you need for that week. For example, click on the blue flower for the week beginning Monday 11th of January, then click on the different stars to access the day's activities.  Have fun and we look forward to seeing your work on Tapestry. 

Welcome to Ladybird Class September 2020

 

Hello and welcome to Reception class.

 

We are so proud of our new Reception children and how well they have settled in during their first week of school. We have already been busy creating ladybirds and have enjoyed exploring the different areas and activities in class.

 

The first story we will be looking at this Autumn is 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears'.  This is a timeless classic which will encourage the children to develop storytelling, communication and language skills and understand the importance of been respectful to others. 

 

We have a busy fun filled term ahead of us so watch this space!

Tapestry Information

We have made lots of friends this term and have enjoyed working and playing together.

We have been learning about autumn, what happens in nature and what changes happen to the world around us. We created our own salt dough hedgehogs to hibernate during the autumn and winter months.

We have painted autumn trees, made rain makers and made handprint paintings of the Little Red Hen.

Our key text this term has been Goldilocks and the Three Bears. We created a story map and learnt actions to help us retell the story.

We have loved exploring Reception classes outdoor area.

We have been on walks around the school grounds finding autumn treasures and having leaf storms. We have had so much fun!

Our first day in school

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Reception Class- Home Learning Projects

In this section of our class page you will find some learning projects to do at home.  Each week a new learning grid will be uploaded.  Have fun doing the activities together.

 

If you need any advice or support during this uncertain time please feel free to contact me during school hours on the address below, I will try to respond as quickly as possible. 

smartc@christchurch-chelt.gloucs.sch.uk 

It has been lovely to see all the activities you have been doing at home this week. Please keep sending your photographs in.

This week our story is 'The Very Busy Spider'. Can you draw your own spider using the instructions below? It would be lovely if you send your drawings in so we can show them here on our class web page. Have fun! 

It has been lovely to see all of the activities Reception children been doing at home, please keep sending them in.

Learning from home

Tuesday 12th May

Doodle Maths

 

Well done to Louis who has achieved a 100 day streak!yeslaugh
Well done to everyone in Reception class who have been working really hard on their Doodle Maths. Lets see how many more stars you can collect this week and if anymore of you can achieve your 100 day streak.

Keep Doodling!
 

Wednesday 29th April Can you guess what these 3 mystery objects are?

I have taken pictures of these mystery objects from around the Smart household. Can you guess what they are?

Have Fun, Mrs Smartlaugh

                                 

Tuesday 28th April                                                     Doodle maths                                     

Well done to Grace for achieving the most stars in Doodle maths over the past week. 

Over the past 7 days Reception children have managed to collect 1500 stars for all their hard work. Lets see if we can collect even more over the next week.

Keep Doodling!       smiley

 Monday 27th April

It has been lovely to see all the wonderful photographs of the learning and activities you have been doing at home.

So, the spring term has now come to an end and we are beginning our Easter break.

 

We hope you are all keeping well and staying safe during this uncertain time. It has been a very strange term and we hope to see your beaming smiles soon.  It has been lovely to chat to Mums, Dads and hear your little voices on the phone. We are so proud of how well you are doing with your learning at home.  Keep it up children!smiley

 

There are lots of new and fun activities to complete over the holidays on our class webpage, so take a look and see what you would like to have a go at over the next two weeks.

 

We hope you have a relaxing Easter and enjoy eating all your Easter eggs. Remember stay safe and look after each other.

 

Best wishes from all of the Reception Team.

Reception class Easter holiday planning and useful weblinks

Week 2 -  Home Learning - Our Local Area
The theme for this week's window art is sunshine. Get your creative hat on and see what beautiful sunshine art you can create to brighten up your windows at home.smiley

Hazel and I have been busy creating sunshine pictures to go in our front window.

Can you spot the 10 differences?

Week 1 -  Home Learning - My Family

The theme for this week's window art is rainbows. Ask Mummies and Daddies help you create  wonderful rainbow art and display in on your windows at home. 

 

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Welcome to Ladybird class

2019 - 2020

Welcome back to spring term 2

 

We hope you have had a wonderful break. This term we will be reading Harry and his bucket full of dinosaurs as well as a number of traditional tales. The children are already extremely enthusiastic and excited about our new topic and have been exploring all the new areas and activities in class. We will be investigating different species of dinosaurs and describing their different characteristics to help the children write their own riddles. We will be finding out which dinosaurs were herbivores and carnivores, excavating fossils and building dinosaur nests to protect our dinosaur eggs as well as much, much more.

Happy New Year

Welcome to Spring Term 2020

 

We hope you have had a wonderful break. This term we will be reading Stickman by Julia Donaldson and Snowflakes by Cerrie Burnell. We will be investigating what happens in winter as well as exploring the North Pole and how it differs to where we live. We will be finding out what animals live in colder areas of the world and are very excited to be visiting Arctic Quest to learn all about Huskies.  

           Our STEM week in Reception class

We did different experiments with David the scientist.

We were given different challanges throughout the week. One of our favourites was to construct icebergs using paper cups for the penguins. We worked together to create lots of different formations.

We had icebergs in our tuff tray and worked in teams to see which team could melt their iceberg the quickest using salt and paintbrushes.

We created bubble wands using sticks and pipe cleaners, we were challenged to create different sized and shaped bubbles.

We were given the challenge to construct bridges using different materials for our Arctic animals to cross.

We designed and created our own foil boats, we were challenged to see if it would float or sink when we placed a 1p coin inside.

We had an Esafety day, where we learned about how to stay safe when online and to always ask an adult if we are unsure of something.

We had a workshop with Mini Professors, we were able to share what we knew about the polar regions and worked in pairs to create igloos using sugar cubes.

Our Visit to Arctic Quest

We went on a wintery walk to find signs of frost

Wintery activities in class

Creating snowflakes in computing

Exploring heaviest, lightest and balanced objects from around the classroom

Autumn term 2

Welcome back!

We hope you have had a wonderful half term break.

 

We have a very exciting and busy term ahead of us. To begin this term, we will be reading ‘Pumpkin Soup’ by Helen Cooper. This is an enchanting story with beautiful illustrations and an array of rich vocabulary for the children to explore. We will also be looking at adjectives, thinking about how the different characters in the story are feeling and writing instructions on how to make our own pumpkin soup. We will be experimenting with water colour paints, creating continuous patterns using food prints, investigating the life cycle of a pumpkin as well as much, much more.

 

We have already had an exciting start to the term and were visited by the Life Education Centre where we learnt about the inside of our bodies and how to stay healthy. We have also been creating our own dazzling rockets in time for Guy Fawkes night.

Funky Fingers

Making rockets

Our visit from the Life Bus

 

 

Hello and welcome to Reception class.

 

We are so proud of our new Reception children and how well they have settled during their first week of school. We have already been busy painting self-portraits and have enjoyed exploring the different areas and activities in class.

 

The first story we will be looking at this Autumn is 'You Be You' by Linda Kranz. This is a beautiful story which celebrates and expresses the themes of diversity, individuality and how we are all unique.

 

We have a busy fun filled term ahead of us so watch this space!

We have been busy in the construction area. We like to plan our designs before we create them.

We love exploring our outdoor learning area!

We have enjoyed phonics and forming our letters.

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Autumn 2

 

What colours can you see?

Welcome back, I hope you have all had a wonderful half term break. Our Reception Class web page will keep you up to date with the children's learning and share lots of lovely photographs with you.

This term our topic is ‘What colours can you see?’. This is a wonderful topic that will stimulate the children’s curiosity, understanding, knowledge and imagination about Autumn and what colours we can find in both the natural and man-made world.

We have already had a busy week starting phase 3 sounds in phonics, creating firework art and been discussing what changes happen in the world around us during Autumn. The children have been learning the meaning of hibernation and migration and have been sharing some fantastic explanations.

Our value this term is ‘Friendship’, the children have all shared their thoughts about what makes a good friend which we have displayed in our friendship garden in class. We are looking forward to a fun and exciting term on the lead up to Christmas!

Reception Class web page

Autumn term 1

 

Welcome to our Reception Class web page, where we will keep you up to date with the children's learning and share lots of important information and lovely photographs with you.

 

We are so proud of how quickly the children have settled into their new learning environment and have been having fun exploring all the new and exciting areas in class. We have also been discussing this terms topic ‘What make us unique?’ We have already been painting self-portraits, learning letter sounds, creating our classroom golden rules and much, much more!

 

Our value this term is ‘Respect’ and the children have all shared their thoughts about how we can show respect to each other and the classroom environment. We are looking forward to a fun and exciting first term in Reception class!

We have been learning about numbers and length.

We have enjoyed letter formation and identifying sounds using magnetic letters.

We have been painting self-portraits.

 

Welcome back to Summer Term 2

 

I hope you all had a wonderful half term break. Our topic this term is ‘Let’s Explore!’ This is an exciting topic to stimulate the children’s curiosity, understanding, knowledge and imagination about different mini beasts and their characteristics, where they live and how we can care for them. We will also be exploring the local area and learning how to read and create maps.

 

The children have already been sharing their thoughts about what they already know as well as what they would like to investigate, create and explore this term.

 

We have been enjoying the better weather in our outdoor area.

Reception Class Royal Wedding

In Reception Class we held our own Royal Wedding. We had a wonderful day dressing up, designing wedding cakes, colouring union Jack flags, making a wedding dress and taking part in wedding ceremonies where we got to throw confetti, it was so much fun!

Balanceability

 

The children are loving their balancability lessons. It has been wonderful watching their confidence grow as they experiment with lifting their feet off the ground.

Beetle Drive fundraising

Year 4 class organised a Beetle drive competition to raise money for the RSPB. They visited us in Reception class and we really enjoyed competing against each other to see who could collect each body part in the shortest time.

This term we are learning about lifecycles and have had the oppertunity to plant our own sunflower seeds.

We had our first balanceability lesson this week. We did lots of balancing games, before we start on the balance bikes next week.

In the second week the duckings had their first swimming lesson and lots of cuddles from the children.

We had 4 new arrivals in the first week

The arrival of our duckling eggs, so exciting!

Welcome to the Summer Term

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter break. Our topic this term is ‘Spring Time is Here.’ This is an exciting topic to stimulate children’s curiosity, understanding, knowledge and imagination about how living things grow and develop over time and what changes occur in the World around us.

The children have already been sharing their thoughts about what they already know as well as what they would like to investigate, create and discover about the topic.

 

'Whose footprint is this?'

 

Welcome back, our topic this term is ‘Whose footprint is this?’ This is an exciting topic to stimulate children’s curiosity, understanding, knowledge and imagination about the prehistoric world of dinosaurs and their lives.

The children have already been sharing their thoughts about what they already know as well as what they would like to investigate, create and discover about the topic, such as:-

 

  • How big were they? How bog were baby dinosaurs?

  • What did they like to eat?

  • What do fossils look like?

  • Can we create a dinosaur museum in class?

  • Can we go on a dinosaur hunt?

     

As well as much, much more so watch this space!

 

Many thanks for your support.

Mrs Smart

Class Teacher.

Happy New Year!

 

Welcome back, we hope you have had a lovely Christmas break. Thank you for all the thoughtful cards and gifts you gave us at the end of the term. It was very much appreciated. 

The children have already settled back into their daily routine and have enjoyed exploring all the new and exciting areas in class. It has been lovely to hear all about what exciting things the children did over the Christmas break.

Our value this term is ‘Truthfulness’ and we have been discussing the importance of always telling the truth.

As it’s the start of a New Year, the children have also been sharing with the class what they would like to achieve this year. The children thought of some wonderful goals such as; writing numbers to 20, improving their reading and being able to write longer words. It was lovely to see the children put so much thought into their responses.

 

‘Where Does Snow Go?’

 

Our topic this term is ‘Where Does Snow Go?’ This is a wonderful topic to stimulate children’s curiosity, understanding, knowledge and imagination about snow and the winter season.

 

The children have already been sharing their thoughts about what they already know as well as what they would like to investigate, create and discover about the topic.

This is always a key element when planning our activities as it enables the children to contribute their thoughts and ideas into their Learning Journey.

Some suggestions have been:-

  • Can we build an igloo?

  • What animals live in cold places?

  • Can we write winter words?

As well as much, much more so watch this space!

 

Therefore if you have any unwanted cardboard boxes at home, we would very much appreciate them when building our igloo.

 

Many thanks for your support.

 

Mrs Smart

Class Teacher.

 

 

 

 

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