REW: Blog items

Chinese New Year

Date: 24th Jan 2020 @ 12:23pm

This week in Reception, children have loved learning about Chinese New Year! We turned our home corner into our very own Chinese resteraunt, where some of us dressed up in Chinese clothes and practiced using chop sticks! Throughout the week, we have danced like dragons, created Chinese laterns, wrote our names in Mandarin and even learnt some new words! We practised counting from 1-10 and sang Happy New Year songs in Chinese! 

Here are links to the songs we have been learning!

Floating and Sinking

Date: 23rd Jan 2020 @ 2:45pm

In Reception we have been learning about materials that float and sink. This week, children made their own boat models using plasticine and used skills such as rolling and moulding to create a boat shape. We then tested them in water to see whether they floated or sank!

We are learning new words...

Date: 23rd Jan 2020 @ 2:39pm

We have started to learn new words during our English lessons each week. We are using 'Word Rap' to help us learn new words and then putting the word on our brand new Word Wall. Each week we are learning new words that we may hear in our focus story or during our language sessions in the afternoons. The children are determined to put over 100 words on our word wall by the end of the year...! Can we do it...? Yes, we will try...!!!

On Friday 31st January come along to our stay and play sessions. We will be doing a session in the morning at 9.00am until 10.00am and repeat it again in the afternoon at 2.15pm until 3.00pm. The session will be based around how we learn new words. We will start the session with our word rap and then split into our groups to complete some word/phonic based activities. At the end of the session you will be given a parent leaflet with some ideas that you can try at home. 

The Storm Whale in Winter

Date: 14th Jan 2020 @ 11:05am

This week in our literacy learning, we discovered a message in a bottle... It was from Noi! He told us to look out for his storm whale and kindly left a book to read! We have written lists, messages and dialogue in speech bubbles linked to the text!

Spring 1

Date: 14th Jan 2020 @ 10:56am

This half term in Reception, we are thinking about the question, 'How do I get by with a little help from my friends?' This week we have been talking about our best friends, drawing pictures and writing sentences about what our friends do to help us! Check out our new friendship display! 

The Wriggly Nativity

Date: 17th Dec 2019 @ 4:06pm

Take a look at some of our pictures from the 'Wriggly Nativity' performance. Reception children worked incredibly hard to put on such an amazing show! What superstars!

Christmas Party Day

Date: 17th Dec 2019 @ 3:53pm

Today we had our Reception Christmas Party! Reception children had lots of fun playing pass the parcel, Christmas corners, musical bumps, musical chairs and musical statues! We also had a fantastic Christmas buffet! Thank you to all parents and carers who contributed!

Santa Bus

Date: 9th Dec 2019 @ 4:34pm

This afternoon in Reception, we had a visitor... Santa!! We had lots of fun singing Christmas songs, meeting all of his elves and recieving presents! What fun!

Our Tiger Who Came to Tea Party!

Date: 29th Nov 2019 @ 2:44pm

This week in Reception, we have been learning about the story, The Tiger Who Came to Tea. This afternoon we had our very own 'Tiger Who Came to Tea Party!' Luckily, the tiger didn't stay for too long!

Children in Need

Date: 15th Nov 2019 @ 12:16pm

Today in reception, we have been taking part in various activities to raise money for Children in Need! We have had a very exciting day! Children talked about what they have enjoyed doing the most, they said, 'I liked making a Pudsey hat,' 'I drawed a Pudsey Bear,' 'I liked the running!


The Foggy Foggy Forest

Date: 12th Nov 2019 @ 8:50pm

For the last two weeks we have started to think about light and dark through the story 'The Foggy Foggy Forest' by Nick Sharratt. In this story we meet lots of well-known characters in a dark and foggy forest. We have used the story to recognise rhyming words and describe our favourite characters. 

Why not visit the website below to listen to the story online...?

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Date: 12th Nov 2019 @ 8:37pm

In Reception we have begun Phase 2 of the Letters and Sounds Phonics programme. In this phase we are learning how to correctly pronounce and write the following sounds:

  • Set 1: s, a, t, p.
  • Set 2: i, n, m, d.
  • Set 3: g, o, c, k.
  • Set 4: ck, e, u, r.
  • Set 5: h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss.

Alongside teaching the above sounds we have started to teach children the skills of segmenting and blending. Segmenting is when children are able to identify each sound in the word, they then blend the sounds together to read the word. 

For example, s/a/t as children say the sounds faster they should hear that the word says 'sat.' For further information take a look at the following website which has further information, resources and games that you can use at home.

Reading Books

Date: 12th Nov 2019 @ 8:27pm

Reading is an important partnership between home and school and one that we value at Ravensbury Primary. Please can you make sure that you spend at least 10 minutes each night with your child sharing their reading book. As the children are becoming more confident in their Phonics and learning the sounds they will soon begin to use the skills of segmenting and blending to support reading words. 

At this early stage talking about the pictures and asking questions linked to the characters, places and experiences in the book is all vital skills in supporting children with their early reading skills. 

When you share the reading book at home please comment or tick that it has been shared in the reading record, and make sure it is in school every day. Reading books will be changed every Friday. 

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Creating and Making Morning Job

Date: 30th Apr 2019 @ 8:49pm

Only 2 days to go until our Marvellous Minibeast Morning Job. We'd love it if you could come in to help us create minibeasts! 

We have had a cracking time today!

Date: 26th Feb 2019 @ 4:50pm

The children in RKW really enjoyed using their senses today to try and discover what they are going to be learning about this half term. So far they have have decided that they are going to be learning about 'eggs'. They were very excited when they saw a variety of eggs in the classroom today! They looked closely at them and enjoyed talking about what they could see. They found out that eggs come in different sizes and different colours.They also enjoyed cracking the eggs open and having a look to see what was hiding inside. 


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