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The Oaks Federation

Autumn Term 2015

Welcome to Reception! Croeso i ddosbarth derbyn!

Teacher: Mrs Lavington
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Jones and Mrs Stephens



Autumn 2

Our topic this half term is 'Lights Out! We will be investigating outer space and finding out about the planets, rockets, astronauts, night and day. The books we will be looking at are:
We have created a space station and a hospital in our classroom. We are enjoying taking on the role of doctors, nurses, and patients in our children's hospital. In the space station we are astronauts flying to outer space counting down from 10 as our rocket launches. 
To celebrate Guy Fawkes Night we made fireworks and created pictures of the fireworks in the sky by splatter painting and using tools on our Smart Board. We loved getting messy!!!
We had a fun day raising money for Children in Need. Look at these pictures of us all laughing and raising money for such a good cause.  
We read the book 'Whatever Next.' With props we pretended we were Baby Bear flying to the moon in a rocket, having a picnic and flying back again. We engaged in talk with each other to tell the story.
We have visited the new Rumney library. We were told a story about a penguin. We then created our own penguins using different shaped coloured paper and glue. We were allowed to choose a book each to take back to school and share with each other in our book corner. It was great fun! 
Look at us during our Christmas Concert. Didn't we do well!! 
Autumn 1 2015


The first topic of the year is 'Ready, Steady, GO!' 
We will be investigating different ways we travel by asking questions:-
· What are the people called who drive different vehicles?
· Why do we need to travel?
· How do animals travel?
· Why do some animals need to travel far away?
We will be listening to many stories based on the topic such as Mr Gumpy's Motor Car, Oi! Get Off Our Train, We're Going on a Bear Hunt.
We went on a journey to the local shop. We saw lots of interesting things on the way. We bought some bread and butter at the shop and made some toast when we got back to school. It was delicious! 
In our fire station role play area we are having great fun pretending to be fire persons, putting out fires and saving people.
Fran from Up Beat Music is teaching us how to keep a beat. We are having such a good time singing and using percussion instruments. 
Look at all the different ways we are making marks with a variety of writing tools. It is great fun and helps us develop our writing skills. 
We have been experimenting how to make a toy car travel faster and further. We recognised the need for a slope and a big push!!!
The dental nurse visited the Reception class to talk to us about how to keep our teeth healthy. We learnt that we should brush our teeth twice a day, eat food without sugar and visit the dentist regularly. We were shown how to brush our teeth properly.  It was great fun! 
We have been having great fun learning to write the shapes of numbers and letters by dancing to music with our 'flippy flappers.' 
Play continues to be a very important part of how we learn. Look at these photographs of the children engaged in learning, interacting and having fun.