Autumn Term

Welcome to Reception!
We visited reception with one of our parents to become familiar with the setting, meet our teachers and get to know our new friends. We had a lovely morning and some of us even stayed for lunch!
Our First Day 
We have been so busy making new friends learning new routines and exploring the EYFS environment. We can't wait to come back tomorrow!
Yoga Time!
As each new group of children began at Blakehill we took part in a Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure! We completed the 
'Safeguard the Handwashing Soap' program to help us remember the importance of correct handwashing. Can you remember the six moves we have to do?
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All About Me
It was lovely to find out a little more about each child as they began Blakehill. They were so proud to share the contents of their 'All About Me' bag with the class. They were confident to talk about each item and everyone enjoyed looking at the photos, drawings and favourite toys!
Mobilo Fun!
The children have really enjoyed working in a group to take part in the Listening Walk around school. We began by cutting and making our listening ears and then used them to help us to hear and identify environmental sounds around our school. 
Maths - Just Like me!
We have begun our focused maths learning and really enjoyed sharing the stories 'The Button Box' and 'Simon Sock'. Here are the links to listen again to the stories. 
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We have been focusing on 'Sorting' and 'Matching' and worked practically with buttons, lids and socks. We then worked independently to sort buttons into two groups, explaining how we had decided to group them.
Autumn Walk / Maths - Sorting
The children in RW were set a home learning challenge to go on a local walk with their parents to find some autumn treasures! On Friday they were sent home with a little bag to fill with items they collected from the garden, street, the woods or the park. This could include colourful leaves, conkers, pine cones or anything else relating to autumn. Whilst gathering the items they were asked to think about what natural objects they found, what they noticed about them, what they looked and felt like and how they could be sorted in different ways into two or more groups. We loved sharing our bags with the class in school and finding different ways to sort our treasures! 
Handwriting Practise
In phonics we have been learning how to form each letter correctly as we learn a new sound. We practise writing in our books, sitting letters on the line and also have lots of fun writing on larger sheets of paper with our friends!
Whoops a Daisy Angel!

We had great fun practising for our Christmas performance and then performing for our families! We had lots of songs to learn and those of us with lines remembered them perfectly. Our grown-ups were all very proud of us!