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This is what we've been up to in Reception B...

This is what we've been up to in Reception CH...

Bringing Batley to Life

What's in Batley

Children are learning about where they live. We took a tour around Batley and looked at buildings, businesses, leisure facilities and retail outlets.  We stopped off at the library and heard a story as well as exploring the children's section, before visiting the park. On the trip, children spotted numbers, letters, signs, 2D and 3D shapes as well as different types of transport and vehicles.   Amazing learning. 

Developing Gross Motor Skills

Our children love to be active and being outdoors.  This really develops their gross motor skills.  They undertake everything from digging in the garden, to throwing and catching, and balancing.  The boys have loved making 'potions' using the mud.  All the children enjoy looking at nature and finding mini-beasts as well as gardening with the teachers, pulling out weeds but saving the plants. 

Developing Fine Motor Skills

Children need strong muscle strength in their body to help them be able to get ready to write. Alongside developing their gross motor skills and coordination, we ensure they have lots of opportunities to develop their fine motor skills.  Children have learnt to make everything from swords, hats, crowns and masks to cars and axes.  They use some of these items as props in role play.  These activities all require good hand-eye coordination, folding and cutting skills as well as joining skills. 


Exploring shapes

Children have loved exploring shapes.  They have been looking at 2D and 3D shapes as well as building and constructing using 3D shapes. 


As well as learning about shapes, children have been learning to recite numbers correctly, order numbers, talk about weight, and, how to make things 'equal'.  They have been learning how to match numerals (1, 2, 10, 15) to quantities of items, how to count carefully and they are starting to use mathematical terminology.  


Children have been exploring and using the technology available in the setting. They have loved recording messages on the Talking Tins as well as using torches, the camera, the laptop and the Interactive Whiteboard. 

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