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What has your child learned in their first week of reception?

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melpomene Fri 11-Sep-09 19:46:22

My dd2 says she has learned 100 letters of the alphabet, and she now knows more letters than her big sister (who's in yr 2).

She has also learned that hippos live in forests. smile

dilemmadilemma Fri 11-Sep-09 19:50:02

DD has learnt what an assembly is, and that she can go to the toilet by herself.

She was suitably unimpressed by the fact that she has been there 3 days and cannot read yet grin

EldonAve Fri 11-Sep-09 19:52:02

Nothing according to my childgrin

epithet Fri 11-Sep-09 19:53:57

Dd2 has learned that she really, really, really, really loves the girl who lives round the corner grin.

TheArmadillo Fri 11-Sep-09 19:54:42

all about jammy germs (no idea)

how to sit cross legged (apparently 'it's very difficult mummy')

Wheelybug Fri 11-Sep-09 19:58:10

Am fairly certain dd has learnt nothing. They have just <whispers> played. An outrage in my opinion - where's the spelling tests and times tables learning.

On a practical level she has learnt where her peg is, what to do with her water bottle and book bag and the names of her teachers. I expect they'll start the times tables next week wink.

EldonAve Fri 11-Sep-09 20:12:22

According to the letter I got they have been doing 3 letter sounds and the numbers 1-10

Plenty of artwork seems to have been produced

They also went to the library and had french, music and dance

Wheelybug Fri 11-Sep-09 20:14:29

Show off [sticky out tongue emticon grin].

1dilemma Fri 11-Sep-09 20:20:20

Teachers name
I have one picture (a recognisable boat!) on the fridge
Had to carry home a book we have in the bookcase
only one person in the class has spoken to/played with dc

I will ask now if anything else!

BonsoirAnna Fri 11-Sep-09 20:22:02

My DD learnt (last year) that she was the only child not to have had a doudou (comforter) and bottle. The teacher was doing a project to wean the children off comforters and bottles, but we had to go out and buy a bottle for DD, who felt deprived!

cupofteaplease Fri 11-Sep-09 20:25:06

Nothing, according to dd. In fact, she says all she has done since Wednesday is fall over in the playground and graze her knees and hands!

HairyMaclary Fri 11-Sep-09 20:29:57

How to be confident! grin I'm so pleased! They've been working really hard on his self esteem, (he had a bad time at nursery) and he's come home with stickers most days and on Wednesday a very prized Head Teacher's award that is now stuck on his pyjamas. He's also done loads of art, made porridge for Goldilocks and the Three Bears and apparently he can now write!

I'm thrilled, as I was really worried smile

Pyrocanthus Fri 11-Sep-09 20:34:01

Melpomene - she should have learned them all by next Friday!

1dilemma Fri 11-Sep-09 21:11:56

Apparently we have done counting from 1-10!

cory Fri 11-Sep-09 21:16:24

We asked my nephew this after his first day at school. "The teacher writes letters on the board and then we have to guess what they are", he replied.

earlyriser Fri 11-Sep-09 21:19:05

Can someone explain what 'reception' is, how old are the children and is it compulsory to go? Just curious as to how it differs from the Scottish system.

1dilemma Fri 11-Sep-09 21:20:20

reception is the first year at school children are 4-5 and you have to go the term ater your 5th birthday (I think)

lockets Fri 11-Sep-09 21:20:21

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1dilemma Fri 11-Sep-09 21:24:55

ouch hope the splinter came out easily!

did the school call you up to tell you that? (I'm visualising the conversation here.....)

bubblegumsupermum Fri 11-Sep-09 21:26:30

hairyMaclary That is what has happened in my DS school too, he also had a bad time at nursery (it was like a prison scentence for him) But so far so good am chuffed grin His table got table of the week last week!!

We went back on Monday and one mum was going to rip the teachers head off because her DS didn't get the fun size bag of malteasers that the other children got (four to a table) hmm

She ranted and raved about it in the playground, when the DC came out she scarpered,.....wooooose!! grin

lockets Fri 11-Sep-09 21:29:09

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thisisyesterday Fri 11-Sep-09 21:30:34

ds1 has only been for one morning but he has already learnt that:

someone knows his name (he doesn;t know theirs, he thinks theyt are a girl because they "talked girl" to him, but he isn't sure)

that there isn't any point naming stick insects because they all look the same

that there are actually other children who go to his school!!! who'd have thunk it?

1dilemma Fri 11-Sep-09 21:31:54

oh we're missing our nursery it was beyond fab... school is very average IMHO

lockets dd3 sounds very good at talking I'm sure I congratulated you on her birth just a few months ago grin

PortAndLemon Fri 11-Sep-09 21:49:45

DS has learned that dinosaurs are instinct, which means dead.

lockets Fri 11-Sep-09 21:52:14

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