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Reception Learning

Mrs Anns

R1 Teacher
EYFS Phase Leader

Miss Strapelli

R2 Teacher

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Some websites and activities to try….

https://www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org/actions – lots of activities to do outdoors or in the garden

http://www.sciencefun.org/kidszone/experiments/ – lots if simple science experiments here that can be done with household object

Oxford Owl – free but requires registration. The books follow the same book banding system as Queens’ Federation.


Audible (from Amazon) – free stories to listen to while schools are closed. These books are classified into sections for Littlest Listeners, all the way up to Teens. Please open in Chrome browser.



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Queens Federation Quiz!

This weeks quiz is hosted by Ms Simmons. Please click the videos below to take part. Good luck!



The Snow Queen

This term children have been learning a story about The Snow Queen. They have been exploring freezing and melting, recording the weather, researching animals from Polar Regions and learning a Frozen dance. They collaborated to build, paint and decorate an ice palace after receiving a letter form the Snow Queen asking for their help. They have also been creating ice music and have developed Snow Queen roleplay areas. Finally, they developed their own stories and celebrated with a Snow Queen party, freezing apple juice for apple sorbet and melting chocolate for crispy cakes.




Maths in Spring

This half term, Reception children have enjoyed developing their understanding of maths through our ‘Number of the Week’. Children have represented numbers in different ways using tens frames, Numicon, Cuisenaire rods, bead strings and on a numberline. They have also started to think about number bonds to 10 and have been learning songs and rhymes to help them with this. During busy learning, children have been ‘Go For It Gorillas’ and have been working on their next steps both inside and outside.



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Pupil’s Eye View

Pupil’s Eye View





Reception Literacy

This term children have been learning phase 2 sounds during their phonic lessons and have enjoyed learning the monster songs to support each new sound. During their play, they have begun to blend sounds together and create cvc words using different materials. They have also begun to write these words on phoneme frames. Alongside this we have encouraged children to read and write for meaning in their play. They have written post it’s for teachers to help them remember things! They have also written lists and instructions during role play or in other areas of the environment. Children have been reading in the environment, in small groups and individually. They all take part in ‘quiet reading’ sessions daily when they can enjoy becoming involved in their own book. Our class stories have promoted lots of talk and act as a stimulus for both reading and writing.




The Gingerbread Man

This half term, the children in Reception discovered some footprints and crumbs in our garden and decided it reminded them of the story of The Gingerbread Man. This has been our topic this half term. Children have been learning the story, acting it out and singing songs about The Gingerbread Man. They then enjoyed taking part in our Christmas performance where they performed these to their grown ups.  Some children went on a trip to the shop to buy some flour and then each class made their own gingerbread men and the children thought these were delicious!



The Enormous Turnip

This half term, children in Reception have been learning the story ‘The Enormous Turnip’. Using our ’Talk for Writing’ process, children memorised the story using a story map to help them and then innovated it to create their own class versions. Linking to this, they have been learning about harvest and discussing where our food comes from. They also worked together to make delicious turnip soup!