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18/02/18

Don’t forget we return after the half term break at 8:50am tomorrow, Monday 19th February. https://t.co/VC78ZIcWGC

17/02/18

Our Reception children are looking forward to visiting this exhibition in a couple of weeks

05/02/18

Reception and Year 1 Powerful Learner lunch with Ms Conduit today for children who have demonstrated our Keys to Success throughout the previous week. https://t.co/JozZStcJrK

29/01/18

Artist Caroline Bolton launches Arts Week at HPAD this morning. Thank you https://t.co/bkL3WgB6r6

28/01/18

We are looking for a local pianist willing and able to give up 30 mins every Friday morning to accompany our singing assembly. If interested, please contact 0203 772 4573 to discuss further.

28/01/18

Thank you . These were written by children from as part of a project we are doing to help out in our local community. If anyone else in the local community has any ideas about how we can help, please let us know.

26/01/18

Woolly hats all round today and not just because of the cold weather! Raising money and awareness about homelessness https://t.co/fel22ADTFT

26/01/18

Retweetd From Cara Bleiman

Thanks to for some excellent resources and support to set up a primary school Go tournament! who do you think will win? https://t.co/FmUBc1GTt6

20/01/18

Rich professional dialogue at our INSET day yesterday as staff took what they had learned throughout the day and from their ongoing action research projects to plan this term’s lesson study. https://t.co/spbjqBrAeG

18/01/18

We were overwhelmed with architects, paleontologists, chefs, vets, midwives fashion designers, engineers, police officers and even a Ms Conduit at HPAD today! Children came to school dressed in role as their ideal future job - all to raise money for The Make a Wish Foundation. https://t.co/gzJn6igBYc

13/01/18

Retweetd From Tredz

had a brilliant first session teaching piano .They all played the two-black keys exercises exceptionally well

08/01/18

Launch of the Traditional Tales topic in Reception https://t.co/W1wmeNT6L3

02/01/18

Happy New Year to all! Great first day back... Can anyone guess who the surprise visitor to Reception was today? https://t.co/0082r4qWf5

25/12/17

Retweetd From Mayor of Southwark

Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and a Joyful and Peaceful New Year https://t.co/8GiZziyO2a

22/12/17

Retweetd From Refugee Council

We love these Christmas cards from the children of - truly heart-warming! Merry Christmas to all of you! https://t.co/aTPMPnTMXh

19/12/17

The charity ‘Make a Wish’ has been unanimously voted by each class as our chosen this year https://t.co/eMioFYp0z9

18/12/17

Christmas dinner today! https://t.co/cghkJpk2wu

18/12/17

Thank you Rev Anthony Buckley for leading our Christmas assembly this morning. https://t.co/qqJOLcWc3Y

18/12/17

Delighted to hear this morning that we have achieved the Artsmark Silver award in recognition of the arts and cultural provision within our curriculum at HPAD. Our journey to Gold is already well underway. https://t.co/8CZoBcMCuf

16/12/17

Retweetd From Caroline Pidgeon

Good site visit with TfL, Southwark and to to look at road and bus safety issues this afternoon.

Harris Academies
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Reception Learning Overview - Autumn 1 2017

What are we learning?

We have had an exciting beginning to the year as children shared their first home learning project with their class. Our topic this half term is ‘Ourselves and Our Families’. For the first two weeks we will be very much focusing on children settling in to their new routines and using the learning environment. Children will learn to develop their relationships with both children and adults and learning will be focused more on the prime areas of learning which are, Personal, Social and Emotional development, Physical Development and Communication and Language.

In Literacy, children will learn to form letters and write their names, retell and sequence stories, role-play and build stories of their own, and much more. We will also begin taking part in a fortnightly ‘Enormous Write’ where children will write about the creative piece they make, which will relate to our topic.

In Maths, children will begin to recite numbers orally from 0-10 (and beyond!), count groups of objects saying one number name for each item and match numbers to quantity. We will learn to name 2D shapes, using them to make shape pictures. Children will also learn to write numbers 0-10, represent numbers using their fingers and will learn to create repeated patterns.

In PE, our focus this half term is balancing and coordination. By the end of this half term children would have learnt to make a sequence of movements including balances in small groups. PE will be every Thursday.

In phonics, we follow the progression of sounds of the ‘Letters and Sounds programme’ Children will learn the following sounds:

  • s, a, t
  • p, i, n
  • m, d, g
  • o, c, k, ck

Children will also begin to learn some of the reception high frequency words: a, at, as, it, is, an, in, dad, and, got, on, not and can. 

Trips

We will be going on a very local trip to Peckham Rye Park soon! We will be collecting conkers, pine cones and sticks to help us with our counting, pattern making and we will also use them in our mud kitchen to cook with!

We will be visiting Dulwich Library; each class will visit the library once per term.  We will let you know the dates of these visits shortly.

If you are able to support us on trips, which would involve being responsible for 4 children with the class teacher present, then please do let us know as we would really appreciate the support.

Please see our year group webpage for further information and of course take a look at what your child is learning when you come to pick them up.

How can you help us?

Children have the opportunity to build with recycled materials daily. It would be really useful if you can help us by collecting milk bottles of any size and soft drink bottles. We will use the lids too! Cereal boxes, kitchen roll tubes, yoghurt pots and anything else of this sort will be useful too.

To help us and your child identify their uniform, please ensure you have labelled every piece of clothing with their name, including vests and tights as well as items of P.E kit.

Now that the weather is getting colder please make sure your child wears their school coat each day– our outdoor learning continues all year round so they will be learning both inside and outside during the winter months.