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Welcome to the Reception blog. Find out what our classes have been up to lately!

Umberslade Farm 2018

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Reception had a fantastic day at Umberslade Farm! We enjoyed learning about what the animals need and what they give us. We went on a tractor ride and even fed some of the animals.

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Physical Development

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We have enjoyed thinking of different ways of moving this week in PE. We enjoyed climbing, walking, crawling and sliding along the equipment. We have sent PE kits home for a wash, over the Easter holiday, as we will be using the bikes and trikes in our outside area next week.

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We had a fantastic time on Tuesday for our INSPIRE workshop. Thank you to all the parents that attended. We hope we gave you lots of ideas for how you can help further develop physical development and gross/fine motor skills, at home. Information packs have been sent home for those parents that were unable to attend.

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Animal Movement

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We have been enjoying investigating moving in different ways. We went outside and tried to move like different animals. We made sure that we used all the space on the playground and didn't bump into anyone. Can you guess which animals we were trying to be?

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Year of the Dog 2018

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This week Reception have been celebrating 'Chinese New Year'. We enjoyed reading the story of how the animals had a race across the river and the first twelve animals were rewarded by having a year of the zodiac calendar named after them. 2018 is the year of the dog. Please [click here] if you would like to find out more.

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Shrove Tuesday

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Reception had a great time learning all about 'Shrove Tuesday'. We enjoyed tasting pancakes with a variety of different toppings. How do you eat yours?

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Mental Health Week 2018

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This week has been 'Mental Health Week' in school. We thought about different feelings we might have and what we should do when we experience them. We talked about counting to 10, taking a deep breath, walking away, explaining how we feel to a friend or known adult. We enjoyed a yoga session where we thought about being calm and relaxed.

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Watch this video to try some yoga moves to help you relax at home!

In our science work we enjoyed investigating floating and sinking.

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Please remember to send in named black leggings/jogging bottoms and a plain green, brown or orange t-shirt in a named bag by Monday 12th February (for our assemblies).

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We look forward to seeing you there!

Stick Man Stories

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This week we have continued our work on 'Stick Man'. We enjoyed writing our own version of the story and created a story map with actions.

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Stick Man

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This week we have enjoyed reading the Julia Donaldson story 'Stick Man'. We have started to learn the story, with actions, for our class assemblies.

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This is Julia Donaldson herself reading the story!



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Reception have enjoyed investigating the wind this week! We went outside to see what signs of the wind we could find. We also investigated how the wind blew bubbles, ribbons and kites.

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Happy New Year 2018

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Happy New Year!

We hope you all had a lovely holiday. Reception have enjoyed their frist few days back at school. We have loved seeing all the different puppets that you made at home, they are fantastic. We have enhoyed playing in our new role plays.


RHB have a Post Office.


RAD have a Costa Coffee.

Christmas Fun in Reception

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Reception have had a fantastic last week of term! We had enjoyed weaving a robin's red breast for our Christmas cards, printing and rehearsing for our Christmas production, 'Angel Express'. There was some super ancing at our Christms disco on Tuesday and we even had a special visitor!

A reminder that our performances are on Thursday 21st December at 9:20 and 2:25, Acorns Hall -parents/grandparents/family friends are welcome to attend either or both performances but try to come early if you would like a good seat :)

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We hope you all have a lovely Christmas break and we look forward to seeing everyone in January 2018!

Enjoy completing your Christmas homework, try to read everyday  -we look forward to seeing your puppets when you come back to school.

Keep practising your Recetion keywords. Have fun playing this dinosaur game!

These websites are great to practise your maths skills:

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