Reception

04 Dec

Highlights of Term One

Term One in Reception has been lots of fun! We’ve all had a great time playing, learning, exploring, making new friends… These are just a few of our highlights from Term One: I liked reading books. The lion one was my favourite. Nandi I liked the blocks the best because it’s for playing. I made a house with a gas station. Nathan I liked playing with Baptiste. I played with him cars. Liam I liked PE because they always make my muscles be strong. They also do football...

22 Nov

Developing Fine Motor Skills

Reception class believes in developing a holistic child of which final motor skill development is an equally important part in a child’s development. When the small muscles that control hands, fingers and thumbs are fully developed, the child finds it easy to draw, colour and write. We provide activities that encourage children to coordinate both hands together. We offer opportunities for children to manipulate small items to push and pull with hands and fingers, and practiced small movements with hands. This...

02 Nov

Learning through play in Reception

Reception at Ambrosoli is a place of adventure, growth and learning. Through play we offer an opportunity for children to develop their natural curiosity, their eagerness to learn, and their love of communication with others. Secure attachments are developed through play as children feel safe and supported by their classmates and teachers and this impacts their learning, happiness and self-esteem. Play has been proven to have intellectual and cognitive benefits for the brain and it is believed that play can in fact...

19 Oct

Maths In Reception

In Reception we use basic math language all the time, sometimes without realizing it. For example, when we keep score during a game and determine how much our team is ahead or behind (number and operations), or give someone directions to get from one place to another (spatial relationships), or use comparison words (measurement) such as big and little and use patterns to explain the order of daily routines and activities. We also play games and sing songs that use numbers and counting. Even without our support,...

26 Sep

P, P, Puppets!

This week in Reception we introduced the children to the sound ‘P.’ To link to this we decided to make puppets. The children worked hard to create their own puppets from a range of materials provided, and it was great to see how different they all were in the end! Once the puppets were created the children were put into groups and throughout the week they’ve been practicing for puppet shows they’re going to perform to the rest of the...

12 Sep

Cooking In Reception

In Reception, we take cooking as a part of learning. We cook weekly and the children always look forward to this exciting activity. We believe cooking benefits children in the following ways: Social-Emotional Development: Hands on cooking activities help children develop confidence and skills. Following recipes encourages children to be self directed and independent, it also teaches them to follow directions and develop problem-solving skills. Physical Development: Fine motor and eye-hand coordination skills are developed by chopping, mixing, squeezing, and spreading. Cognitive Development:...

31 Aug

Reading Buddies

Year 3 have joined with Reception class to enjoy books together. The year 3 children are taking responsibility to choose books that may be of interest to the Reception class children and then read stories to them. So far the children have really enjoyed spending time with their buddies, increasing in confidence and also getting to know children from other classes.  ...

29 Aug

Buddy Reading Fun

At Ambrosoli we love buddy reading! Buddy Reading is where the older children come to the younger children’s classes to read and discuss books with them. In Reception we love it so much that this year we have arranged a regular weekly time where Year 3 will come and read to us – 3Mabira will read to Reception Flame Tree and 3Bunyonyi will read to Reception Baobab. Last week we had our first buddy reading sessions. The children enjoyed meeting...