Welcome to the Reception website. Here you will find updates about Lambton and Lumley.
Welcome to Lambton and Lumley 2021
What we get up to in Reception:
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Meet the Teachers
Reception PE Days
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- Please ensure that your child always wears footwear that they can safely run, walk, clamber, crawl, climb and play in. Please also always send your child with a coat suitable for the weather.
- Please send a named water bottle each day, clean and filled with water.
- Please, please name all of your child’s clothes, especially their jumpers and shoes!
Find regular updates on your child’s Tapestry Online Learning Journal.
Our Long Term Centres of Interest:
Our current project:
On the Move
Our year so far …
Autumn 2 Project – Turrets and Tiaras!
Autumn 1 Project – Magnificent Me
To be updated.
2020 – 2021
Summer 2 Project – Dinosaurs
Summer 1 Project: Creatures – Circle of Life!
Our project launch … We were all very excited when a special delivery of eggs was delivered to Lambton and Lumley. We watched them carefully and after a few days the eggs began to hatch. We loved watching the chicks develop and we were eager to stroke the chicks. We held the chicks carefully when we stroked them. We chose to write about the eggs and the chicks in the writing area. We enjoyed observing the chicks and making our own representations in the playdough and creative areas.
We have been learning new letter sounds and tricky words. We are using this to read and write more. We have been writing for a variety of reasons. We are becoming more independent and are now writing sentences!
Knowledge and Understanding the World
Mrs Talbot has helped us to learn lots about minibeasts and their habitats. We worked as a class to sort photographs of minibeasts by different criteria such as legs or no legs, wings or no wings. We have built insect houses from recycled materials to encourage bugs to live in the Early Years garden. We have enjoyed bug hunting in the Early Years garden. We explored the different places where we thought we would find different minibeasts. We had quite a haul by the time we had finished…
We have been developing our spatial awareness skills in maths and learning how to manipulate different shapes. We made tangram pictures and used numicon to make a magic carpet square. After listening to the story ‘Grandpa’s Quilt’, we used squares and triangles to make our own square for the quilt. We explored different ways to fit the squares together.
Learning indoors and out!
We are still continuing to play and learn both inside and out each day. We love to explore, create, question, problem solve, negotiate, share and try things out.
Our year so far…
Autumn 2 Project: Turrets and tiaras!
We have learned letter sounds and their names. We are using our skills to read simple CVC words.
We have practised our letter formation and are beginning to write CVC words.
We used ‘Anno’s Counting Book’ to look at representations of numbers. We then had fun outside looking for representations of the numbers. We have enjoyed investigating the numbers which go together to make different numbers.
Understanding the world
We enjoyed learning about the traditions of Bonfire Night. We used chalk, paint and ribbons to make our own fireworks displays outside.
We learned about Festivals of Remembrance. We talked about the symbol of the poppy and painted our own representations.
We explored the similarities and differences between the castles and palaces which Disney characters live in. We completed a treasure hunt in the Forest School area to help us to match the characters to the places which they live in.
Expressive arts and design
We have built our own castles in the Construction Area. We designed our own shields. We produced our own Kandinsky inspired artwork.
We love to learn outdoors every day spending time in our lovely EYFS garden.
Our teachers and friends love to see how we continue our learning at home.
Autumn 1 Project: Magnificent Me!
We found out all about each other, learnt about playing together, sharing and making friends.
We have worked very hard to learn our letter sounds and names over this half term.
We have been practicing writing the letters we have learned.
Some of us are trying hard to write captions and sentences.
We enjoy sharing stories with our friends.
Knowledge and Understanding of The World
We are enjoying our Dough Disco and Squiggle while we wiggle. In Squiggle we dance to music and develop our gross motor skills. In Dough Disco we are strengthening our hand and finger muscles to help with our writing.
Expressive Arts and Design
Continuous Provision Indoors
We have lots of areas in the classroom where we can choose to follow our own interests.
Continuous Provision Outdoors
We like to explore our own interests outdoors, whatever the weather!