Reception

02Nov

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...

19Oct

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,...

26Sep

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...

12Sep

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:...