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Tweseldown Infant School

Tweseldown Infant School

Reception Year


Welcome to Reception at Tweseldown Infant School.

All the grown-ups in Year R are extremely proud of how hard everyone in Reception has worked this year. 

We have been accessing lots of fun activities together across the seven areas of learning and development; Literacy, Maths, Physical Development, Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Understanding the World, Expressive Arts and Design and Communication and Language.      

We began this half term with an exciting adventure! We all brought a bus ticket using a £1 coin and jumped aboard a bus to London. We travelled around London looking at different landmarks, including Big Ben, The London Eye and Buckingham Palace. While we were learning all about these amazing landmarks, we found out that Buckingham Palace is where the Queen usually lives. After travelling to modern day London, we jumped aboard a steam train back to the 1950s! This was an exciting decade for the United Kingdom as this was when the Queen was coronated and took to the throne. We have been inspired by all of our adventures to our capital city to do lots of incredible writing and craft which has helped us to fill our floor books. Our floor books are now jam packed with our amazing learning. 

We have continued to recap our Phase 3 sounds in Phonics by becoming sound detectives, making sure to spot the diagraphs and trigraphs in words before we read them. We have been practising blending words together using sound buttons and our robot arm movements. Remember to keep practising all your sounds and key words that have been sent out to you. 

In Maths we have become number detectives, discovering how to find the answer to addition and subtraction number sentences. We now know that addition makes an answer get bigger but subtraction makes an answer smaller. We have been building and breaking super tall towers using cubes and Lego to support us with our Maths learning, seeing practically how we can solve number problems.  

We can’t wait to explore the rest of our ‘Wonderful World’ next half term. We are going to help save the planet by becoming experts on why recycling is important and seeing how this will help us save our beaches. We are super excited to take a trip to the beach, lets hope the sun stays shining!