Wigton Infant School

Reception New Starters 2021


Welcome to Reception at Wigton Infant School. We hope you enjoy finding out about the things we are doing at school.

The teachers in Reception are Mrs Rose, Mr Cartwright and Miss Parry.

Summer Term 2 Knowledge Organiser- Let's Explore!

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Summer 2- Week 5

On Friday we went on a school trip to Whinlatter. We had a great day exploring the adventure playground and enjoyed forest school activities with Mr Norman.

Summer 2- Week 4

 This week we have been learning all about Africa. We have shared the African animal tale ' The Greedy Zebra' and have been looking at different animal print patterns.

Summer 2- Week 3

This half term we have been enjoying forest school sessions with Mrs MacGregor and Miss Swainson. 

Summer 2- Week 1

In maths this week we have been learning about sharing and halving. We had a teddy bears picnic and shared objects between the teddy bears plates! It was really important the the teddy bears had an equal number of objects on each of their plates! We also reminded ourselves of the doubling number work we did before half term in the continuous provision.

Summer 1- Week 6

This week we went on a school trip to Carlisle Train Station! We walked down to the station in Wigton and then had a train ride to Carlisle. Katie showed us round the station and some of the children even got to speak on the tannoy system!

We have also had lots of fun in school celebrating the Queen's Jubilee! We have made our own crowns, Union Jack flags and created portraits of the Queen using oil pastels. On Friday we had jubilee picnic where we played party games and tasted some cream scones.

Summer 1- Week 5

We have been learning about doubling in maths this week! We started by looking at real life doubles including a double decker bus, twins and a double cheeseburger! We then made some ladybird doubles for our working wall!

Summer 1- Week 4

This week we have been reading 'You Can't Take an Elephant on  a Bus'. We though this story was hilarious! We sequenced the story focussing on the beginning, middle and end. We also made some collages of a new vehicle and animal that could be added to the story.

Summer 1- Week 3

In maths this week we have been learning about counting backwards from 10. We have used large number tiles to create our own giant number line. We took turns  jumping backwards on the number line to find one less than a number given number.

Summer 1- Week 2

 This week we created our own story maps of the Train Ride story. We can use these to help us retell the story in order, with a focus on the beginning, middle and end.

Summer 1- Week 1

This half term our topic is 'A Ticket to Ride'. We have started our topic by sharing the Train Ride story. We created our own train ride pictures by printing with paint. We used large and small Lego, corks and plastic reels to achieve a planned effect.

Spring 2- Week 6

This week we have been learning about all things Easter! We have read the Easter story and talked about why people celebrate Easter. We also created some fantastic Easter crafts and cards.

Spring Term 2- Week 5

 On Wednesday we celebrated World Maths Day. We took part in a subitise hunt in the outdoor area and shared the counting story 'One is a Snail, Ten is a Crab'. We loved counting all the feet of the animals in the book!

Spring Term 2- Week 4- Science Week

Our whole school focus this week has been all about growth. We have been learning about the lifecycle of a bean and we have even planted our own so that we can observe how they grow.

Spring Term 2- Week 3

This week we went on a school trip to The Laurel's Farm, Dundraw. We got to see lambs, feed calves and see inside the milking parlour. A big thank you to the Steel family for being so welcoming and letting us visit!


Spring Term 2- Week 2

On Thursday we celebrated World Book Day! We had a fun filled day with lots of different activities that included a visit from Steven Wharton who is the Author of the book 'Sylwedyth' and  a story character hunt in the outdoor area!

Spring Term 2- Week 1

In maths this week we have been focusing on number bonds to 10! We have been using tens frames to represent number bonds to ten and used our prior knowledge of number bonds to 5!

Spring Term 1- Week 5

This week we have been learning about oral health. We know why it is important to visit the Dentist regularly and that we should brush our teeth twice a day. We also talked about foods that are good and bad for our teeth.

Spring Term 1- Week 4

This week we have be focusing on improving our scissor skills. We made some amazing crocodiles on the creative table!

Spring Term 1- Week 3

This week we have been looking at colour mixing. We read 'Elmer' and explored mixing different colours of paints for our pictures. 

Spring Term 1- Week 2

This week we had our first Forest School session with Mr Norman. We talked about how to care for nature and we explored the Forest School garden. We will be having weekly Forest School sessions with Mr Norman and Mrs McGregor this half term.

Spring Term 1- Week 1

We have spent some time settling back into school this week after the Christmas holidays. We have also been recognising numbers to 10 and practising writing numbers.

Autumn Term 2- Week 5

 The mud kitchen in the outdoor area has been very popular this week! This is an area where children can practice their social skills such as cooperation, negotiation, communication and sharing. Oh and it's fun getting muddy too!

Autumn Term 2- Week 4

 This week we have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes. We went on a shape hunt around the classroom and used some 3D shapes to print with paint!

Autumn Term 2- Week 3

This week we have been celebrating 'National Nursery Rhyme Week'. We have been learning to sing lots of different nursery rhymes. Our favourites include Incy Wincy Spider and Wind the Bobbin Up! On Friday for Children in Need we dressed up as nursery rhyme characters and performed to the class!

Autumn Term 2- Week 2

On Thursday we spent some time thinking about Remembrance Day. We talked about how on this day we think about the soldiers who fought for our country and we wrote down how we thought the soldiers might have felt when they were fighting in the war.

Autumn Term 2- Week 1

This week we have been learning about Diwali. We have created our own Rangoli patterns using chalks and made some Diva lamps.

Autumn Term 1- Week 7

We have had a spooktacular time in Reception this week! Our story focus was Funnybones by Allan and Janet Ahlberg. We have also enjoyed making potions and spooky gingerbread men! Happy half term everyone!

Autumn Term 1- Week 6

During maths this week we have been looking at numbers to 4! We have daily maths sessions to practice counting, ordering and representing numbers to 4. We used the autumnal objects we collected on our autumn walks to do this!

Autumn Term 1- Week 5

This week we have been enjoying our daily funky finger sessions. During these sessions we focus on developing upper body strength and finger/hand strength that are essential for writing!

Autumn Term 1- Week 4

This week we have started PE sessions. This half term we are focusing on beanbag and balancing skills. We also got changed into our PE kits for the first time!

Autumn Term 1- Week 2

Look at all the fun we have had in our first week at school!