Early Years Foundation Stage Early Adopters Framework
The EYFS is guided by a framework called 'Development Matters', which outlines the learning and development for all children until the end of their reception year.
You can view the detailed 'EYFS Early Adopter Framework - Development Matters' document by clicking the link below.
Phoneme pronunciation videos
Here are two useful videos which demonstrate how to pronounce each phoneme. There is also a simple explanation of digraphs and trigraphs.
Welcome to Reception 1 and 2’s Class Page 2020-2021!
Here you will be able to look at photos of our learning in Reception and keep up to date with our class newsletters.
This term, our topic is 'What's happening outside?' We are looking forward to lots of exciting activities, such as looking at how vegetables and plants grow by planting our own cress seeds and learning about different minibeasts by going on a minibeast hunt in our school grounds!
Sports Day 2021!
Reception 1 and 2 took part in Sports Day! We had four different races, The Humpty Dumpty Race (egg and spoon), Jack and Jill Race (carrying a bucket of water and trying not to spill any!) Three Billy Goats Gruff (jumping over hurdles) and The Gingerbread Race (run, run as fast as you can!)
We all had a fantastic time and the children tried their best in all the races. Have a look at our pictures, we are very proud to have a Sports Day sticker!
We have been busy in our outdoor area looking for minibeasts! In maths, we learnt how to make a tally, we used our record sheets carefully to record how many minibeasts we saw! We found lots of ant, ladybirds and snails and even saw a millipede! We can't wait to make our minibeast fact files.
Reception have been busy reading the Tiny Seed by Eric Carle. We enjoyed planting sunflower seeds to help us write instructions on how to plant a seed. We are looking forward to seeing how they grow!
Reception have been very excited to start their PE lessons. This term we are practicing target games and have started our PE topic practising our throwing and catching skills. Why don't you practice at home with your siblings or grown ups? Remember to look at your partner and have your hands ready to catch!
We used the story 'The Enormous Turnip to learn about root vegetables and how they grow. We planted some cress seeds and put them in different places in the classroom. Children predicted that the pot with the water and getting sunlight will grow the most. We also did some observational drawing of root vegetables.
Reception took part in Science Week by conducting two very exciting experiments. We enjoyed a skittle experiment where we pour hot water and cold water into the middle of a circle of skittles and we watched in anticipation for the reaction of our bicarbonate of soda and vinegar volcano!
World Book Day 2021
Reception enjoyed dressing up as their favourite book characters, sharing stories and taking part in the Masked Reader and a Power Snuggle! We loved the hot chocolate and biscuits.
Christmas at Howe Dell!
Reception have been getting ready for Christmas. This week we have really enjoyed our Christmas activities. We have made snowflake paintings - exploring how to use different materials for printing, writing lists for Father Christmas practising our letter formation and using our maths to decorate patterns on baubles.
We have been working very hard in Phonics and have now learnt all the Phase 2 sounds!
Have a go at playing the game (linked below) to practise the sounds you have learnt. You could use your Phase 2 sound mat (Google Classroom) to build words, c-a-t, t-a-p.
Light and Dark
Our Topic for this half term is Light and Dark. We have been busy learning about Space, creating planets and using our imaginations to be Astronauts in the Space Station! We have looked at 2D shapes to make our own shape rockets.
We have been learning about Autumn!
Reception have been learning about the Seasons, looking closely at the changes we can see outside now we are in Autumn! We have enjoyed creating hedgehogs using leaves we collected in our outdoor area and have been busy outdoors on an Autumn Leaf hunt!
Our topic for this half term is Light and Dark.
This week, the children have been learning about Diwali, the festival of lights. The children made diya lamps using clay.
We have enjoyed learning about different explorers and going on our own exploration to Kingfisher Island.
Have a go at exploring your local park. Look out for signs of Autumn, we would love to see what you find!