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21/04/18

Gruesome pirates, map making and treasure hunts in Year 2 to launch their ‘Land Ahoy!’ Topic https://t.co/25VVsuJ39M

21/04/18

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Exciting! The booklet is here and is now available in local shops, cafes and libraries. Front cover artist https://t.co/XcmvQPiO7e

20/04/18

Neighbourhood policing at its best! Thank you to Deepa who came to school 4x this week to delivery really important safety message to every child in the school https://t.co/6Hw7lTrgzU

19/04/18

Amazing weather for Year 1’s trip to the park to launch their ‘Splendid Skies’ topic https://t.co/oC7owxUsqY

19/04/18

Fantastic visit to the fire station yesterday to launch Reception’s ‘Peopke who help us’ topic. Thank you https://t.co/w8GvzQo4lY

17/04/18

Year 3 launched their topic 'Predators' today with a visit from some birds of prey. https://t.co/hTxByR5YjW

17/04/18

We were pleased to welcome author Jamia Wilson to HPAD yesterday, who talked about her book 'Young, Gifted and Black'. https://t.co/FXelep5b96

11/04/18

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Do you currently use the routine? We’d love to hear your success stories. https://t.co/PTlUAx1uwH

10/04/18

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06/04/18

Lord Harris showing his support for Dulwich Hamlet FC https://t.co/GSinU3Qowm

02/04/18

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31/03/18

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Our Easter Fair is underway and it's looking to be a great weekend already. Ugly Duckling Storytelling has sold out but there's still plenty to do! https://t.co/LQBnArdx8t

31/03/18

Whateley Road re-opened yesterday and P13 bus is operating again on its usual route.

29/03/18

Thank you to HPAD parent, Shelaina, for organising the coffee morning and baking all those delicious cakes. The event raised almost £250 for

29/03/18

Amazing spread of homemade cakes at the parents’ coffee and cake morning. https://t.co/efitlnT7sW

28/03/18

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28/03/18

Lots of learning and laughter for Year 1 and 2 at the Southwark Road Safety workshop today! https://t.co/EI2oJb8Dnv

27/03/18

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Wow! What a treat to receive these beautiful pieces of work from our link school in Now we have to send them something excellent! https://t.co/a4lDfc9epb

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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.