Welcome to Reception class KM


Welcome to Reception class KM at Allerton CE Primary School in Leeds. Here, under the careful guidance of Miss Martin, we will blog to the Big Wide World.

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Steps and balancing

PE took place outside and we were learning to work with a partner on how to help each other balance.We had lots of fun, I think we may need a little more practice!In Numeracy we were looking at the number 9 in lots of different areas. We looked at our  ten frame  counted the bears  and then we went outside to take 9 large steps, 9 tiny steps and compare the two..


The shops and a sun dial !

Another busy week in RKM. Ten children set off on an adventure , which ended at the Co op buying biscuits as a treat for all the class.Next day another ten children set off on an adventure, this time the children explored the commemorative bench and the sun dial near to St Paul’s Church on King Lane. The children were very inquisitive about the sun dial so we said we will re visit it when the sun is shining to show how it works.

Trips to Church and the Library

RKM have been very busy this week, out and about exploring.We all went to St Stephens church on Tuesday, where Reverend Jude made us most welcome and explained about all the different things the children could see.The children noticed The Bibles, the crosses, all the flowers and the candles. Rev Jude told them about The Font and explained about Baptism. The children were made most welcome and behaved impeccably.
On Thursday 10 of RKM set off for the library, we saw squirrels on the way and even had a chat with a Police woman on the way back.All the children tried her helmet on which added to the trip.At the library we looked at some interesting books and then had a little sing song with some smaller children who were in the library.
This week the other children in the class will be going on a trip too.


Exploring the school !

This week we have been very busy exploring different places around school.Each group had their own map which they had to follow to find the final destination.One group explored year 6 block whilst another went to the cafe and the last ended up at the year 2 block. Each child followed their map and had to look out for clues along the way.The children were very observant and wrote about their adventures when they got back to class.
We also went on an adventure in our PE lesson, the children had to row their boats and we landed on an island where we saw elephants, monkeys and tigers! Very exciting !


This week we have been learning about elephants. We went on a treasure hunt on Monday and followed the clues. When we got back to class we put all the clues together and made an elephant!
Tuesday we had a Skype call from a zoo keeper who looked after elephants . The children were very interested in what she had to say and asked lots of questions.
Friday was Children in Need and the children came in sportswear. We started the day with a work out with Joe Wicks and then we had a picket outside for Anti Bullying Week, which we had made some posters for.
Its been a busy week and I am sure its just going to get busier and busier in the run up to Christmas !

Diwali and Barfi

On our return to school we set about learning about Diwali and one of the parents offered to come in to answer any questions the children may have had.
We also headed up to the cafe to make some Barfi, which is a lovely chocolate sweet dish The children enjoyed both making and tasting it.
Maths saw us learning about more and less and making sure we had lots of examples so we all understood.
As it was Bonfire Night this week, we all moved around the hall like fireworks , jumping, whizzing and sparkling!

Tidy !

This week we have continued to look at the book Tidy by Emily Gravett. The children have enjoyed looking at the book and turning it into another helicopter story.As usual all the children wanted to participate , so we acted the story out numerous times so all children were included.
This week Maths saw us sorting objects, into colour, shape and any other ideas the children had.
We were lucky enough to have PE in the Dance Studio this week. All the children were moving around like the animals in the Tidy story!

Drawing, Counting and Acting

Another busy week in RKM. We have been doing some observational drawings of leaves both inside and out.

Maths has been all about counting and putting numbers in the right order.

Friday was PE day so we all enjoyed acting out “GOING ON A BEAR HUNT” and we also tried lots of balancing and stretching exercises.

Numbers,numbers ,numbers.

This week we have been looking at or numbers and the different ways they can be represented. The children chose a number and then used pebbles, numicon, dominoes, ten frame and of course fingers to show the number.

We have been discussing what makes us unique and we came up with  class pledge WE CAN DO IT !  Following on from this we have been thinking about our helicopter stories  and our story this week was about 2 children who never gave up, even though they couldn’t skip, they kept on practising until they could! There was no shortage of volunteer actors and everyone was keen to participate.

Thank you to everyone that is listening to your child read on a regular basis, it is very much appreciated.

First trip to the Library and our PE lesson!

Well its been another busy week in RKM. We had our first trip to the library where we were introduced to Miss Whiteley. She told us how to handle the books and how to conduct ourselves in the library.

On Friday we got changed into our PE kit and headed off to the hall where we all moved round the room like an owl, swooping and flying around.All the children enjoyed themselves and I am sure we will get quicker and quicker at getting changed.

On Wednesday we had an interactive white board fitted which we started to use straight away. Its great for the children to see how letters and numbers are formed and then to have a go on the board themselves!

We have all got our reading books now, so please listen to your child read regularly.

Enjoy whats left of the weekend !