Year R

W/C 9th May 2022
For the next two weeks, Year R are learning all about Space!

Take a look at some of our work so far!

W/C 25th April 2022

Year R have had a great start back to school after Easter! We have been learning all about the book 'Handa's Surprise'. We did some fruit tasting in class and tried some of the fruit Handa found on her walks in Africa. We tried mango, pineapple, avocado and passion fruit! We decided if we liked it or not first, and then we described what they looked and tasted like.

Take a look at our work!

Tuesday 15th March 2022

These are a few examples of the sentences we wrote in Reception about our Gingerbread Man making! We have been working really hard on our letter formation, finger spaces, capital letters and full stops. Can you spot them in our work?

Monday 14th March 2022

This week, we have made our very own gingerbread men! Mrs Whiteside bought the ingredients and in small groups we measured them out, added them together and made the dough to make our gingerbread. We decorated them with tasty treats and then wrote a sentence about what we did! This helps us to use the phonics we know to give our writing a real purpose.

World Book Week W/C 28.02.22

Today, we had a World Book Day treasure hunt! Mrs Whiteside hid some of our favourite book covers around our classrooms and in the corridors and we had to match them to the book! We worked in pairs and we found all of the book covers! We even got a prize!


World Book Week W/C 28.02.22

Today, we dressed up as our favourite book characters! Can you guess who we are?
We brought in books to share with our teachers and friends and we absolutely loved reading them!

World Book Week W/C 28.02.22

As part of World Book Week at Northlands, Reception class watched a clip of Tom Fletcher which described how he wrote one of his books ‘ There’s a Wolf in your Book!’.

We have read many of his books before and really enjoy them!

We discussed as a class why we like them so much, and which parts of his stories are our favourite. We read the story as a class during one of our carpet sessions and also talked about the other stories we know that have a wolf in them. We recognised that Little Red Riding Hood and The 3 Little Pigs both have a wolf in the story as the villain!

We recreated one of the stories using the props in our role play area. We had so much fun!

Art Week - W/C 14th February 2022

During Art Week, Year R have been getting creative by making some beautiful Valentine's cards for the people that we love. We used glue, scissors and coloured card for the stems of our flowers and then we used transparent coloured sheets for our love hearts!

We spoke about who we love and why we love them during our carpet sessions and we also discussed how sharing love and being kind makes us feel when we receive it back. We have really enjoyed making our cards to spread a little happiness today!

A Special Visitor! 10.11.21

As part of our educational programmes within our new curriculum, this week reception class have had a visit from our local Police Officers! 

We have been learning all about people who help us and the officers came in to talk to us about their jobs, uniform and some of the things they do day to day as a Police Officer. 

They even brought their patrol car onto the playground! They showed us the flashing lights and put the siren on too, it was so loud!

The children were so excited and eager to learn from our visitors - see the photos below!


Maths Week - Autumn Term 2


This week the children have been having some additional maths sessions for maths week!

We have completed many maths activities during our continuous provision and have also learnt some nursery rhymes which have numbers in! 

Take a look at our pictures and video below.

We used these songs from Number Blocks too which the children loved. Feel free to use these to sing along at home! 



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Reception Class Autumn Term 1

We have had such a busy term filled with new experiences, making new friends and getting used to our new environment. 

We have been learning sounds, improving our counting, exploring outside and developing our physical skills. We have learnt about Autumn and what happens to our outside area during this season.

Look at our amazing pictures!