Reception Travel to Rocket Radio!

Reception Travel to Rocket Radio!

Reception had the most fantastic end to the half term when they travelled to Starbank Road for the premier of the Rocket Radio show! It was lovely to have all of the Reception children together to celebrate this special event! The children had great fun listening to themselves on the radio, as well as showing off their dance moves and singing the ‘Three Little Pigs’ song. It really was a fantastic morning!

We would like to say a big thank you to Shan for putting the show together, and to all of the parents who came with us to hear the show.

The radio show will be available to listen to shortly on the Starbank Blog. We hope you enjoy it!

Thanks for your continued support.

The Reception Team

RA Visit the Elves at the Eco Park

RA Visit the Elves at the Eco Park

RA had a very special visit to the Eco Park today. The children were very excited to meet Guy who took them into the woods where they found something hidden… Eric the Elf had left a secret note asking the children to help him make houses so his friends could come to the Eco Park for a party! The children enjoyed carefully selecting sticks and leaves to build their houses – some even made carpets and sofas to make them extra comfortable!

We would like to say a big thank you to our wonderful parent helpers who made the visit possible.

Reception Maths Workshop at Bierton Road

Reception Maths Workshop at Bierton Road

We would like to say a big thank you to all of the parents and carers who attended the Maths workshop today. It was a fantastic opportunity to showcase maths which feeds into all areas of your child’s learning at school. Hopefully you now have lots of ideas to support your child at home!

If you weren’t able to attend the workshop, you can view the presentation by clicking this link.

Thanks for you ongoing support.

The Reception Team at Bierton Road

 

Maths in Reception

Maths in Reception

This week in maths we have been learning about 3D shapes.

The children have learnt to recognise and name the following shapes:

  • Cube
  • Cuboid
  • Sphere
  • Cylinder
  • Cone

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As the children have held, played and explored with the 3D shapes, they have begun to talk about the unique properties of each shape using the following words:

  • Faces
  • Edges
  • Vertices

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Below is a song the children have enjoyed singing to help them remember the names of the new shapes they have learnt.

Why not go on a 3D shape hunt at home and see how many shapes you can find?

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Thanks for your continued support.

The Reception Team

Helping Your Child at Home

Helping Your Child at Home

We have had a really busy and fun-packed first term in Reception. The children have worked extremely hard in all areas of their learning and the excitement and enthusiasm they have has been a joy to see!

Here are a few ideas of things you could do at home with your child to help them with their learning during the Christmas holiday.

 

  • Name writing

You could help your child learn to write their name, with a capital letter for the first letter only.

  • Reading

Enjoy time sharing a book with your child, even for just 5 minutes each day. You could also help your child learn to read by practising their word list which can be found in their book bag..

  • Word and sentence writing

Once your child can confidently write their name, maybe you could challenge them to write short words and sentences. Try simple sentence openers such as ‘I can see a…’ , ‘I like the…’, and ‘I am…’

  • Number recognition

You could also help your child to recognise and order written numerals by writing the numbers 0-20 on separate pieces of paper and muddling them up!

  • Get creative!

Being creative is a very important part of Reception. Maybe you could help your child to develop their creativity by helping them to paint, draw, make clay models, dance, sing and act out stories!

  • Free days out

There are lots of places you could visit with your child that are completely free! Parks, outdoor play areas, libraries, museums and art galleries, just to name a few!

 

Thank you for your ongoing support. Enjoy your Christmas holiday!

The Reception Team