Autumn Term

In RD we have been learning all the phonemes and graphemes in Phase 2. We have learned the songs and actions for each sound. Every day we learn our phonics on the carpet with Miss Dickinson and Mrs Lister. We have a go at writing our new graphemes. In our classroom there is lots of provision for us to choose. We can practise our phonics independently.
Some children practise their phonics outside!
In Autumn One our topic was, 'The Jungle'. We learnt all about the Jungle and the animals that we might find. We read the story 'Night Monkey, Day Monkey' by Julia Donaldson. In October we had a visit from Zoo Lab. The lady from Zoo Lab brought lots of different creatures that you may see in the Jungle to visit us in class. We were allowed to touch and hold the animals. We learnt all about them and we asked lots of questions.
Now that we have learnt lots of sounds we have started to blend them together to read and segment them to write. We do this together on the carpet during phonics sessions and then we practise in the provision during free flow. 
This week it has been our Reception class Nativity- A Miracle in Town. All of the children have worked so hard to learn their lines and sing the songs with lovely clear voices. We are so proud of them all. On Monday we performed to the school. On Wednesday and Thursday we performed to parents. The children were very excited and did an amazing job! Well done Reception!
After a busy week of Nativities the children enjoyed some quiet time reading together and sharing books with their friends during free flow. It was lovely to hear the children reading to their friends independently.
This morning in PE the children in Reception had a go at Yoga with Miss Dobson and Mrs Corbridge. They had lots of fun following the instructions and exercising together.
This morning Reception had a very exciting phone call. It was from the North Pole. Santa skyped Blakehill. The children and adults in Reception were very giddy.
In phonics we have been learning about the 'j' phoneme and grapheme. We made some jelly together! It was very exciting. We noticed that the jelly started off by being solid, it then dissolved and became a liquid. When it cools it becomes solid again.
We had an amazing Christmas party in Reception this year. We played games, danced and ate lots of yummy party food. We had a visit from Santa too! He brought presents for everyone!
We had lots of fun in the Christmas celebration photo booth! the children loved dressing up and taking photos of each other!