Reception Blog

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

Easter Bonnet Parade 2019

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Reception children thoroughly enjoyed our Easter Bonnet Parade this morning. Thank you to all the parents who helped to make all the fabulous bonnets at home! We home you all have a lovely Easter holiday. Remember to try to do at least 10 minutes of reading and homework every day while you are not at school.

Please remember that Reception swim weekly in the Summer term. Any armbands must be brought into school inflated. Please can ALL items of clothing and swimming kitt be clearly named.

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Children will also need their PE kits in school as normal.

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Farm Trip

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Reception children had a fantastic day at Umberslade Farm, despite the weather! We enjoyed finding out about what livinng things need and we were able to feed alpacas, goats, lambs and sheep.

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School Pond

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This week, Reception enjoyed visiting our school pond. We enjoyed seeing what different living things we could find. We even spotted some frogs spawn! We have enjoyed thinking about what living things need to grown and the different habitats that they might live in.

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Inspire 2019

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A huge thank you to all the parents who attended our Reception Inspire workshop this morning. We hope you found it useful. Handouts will be sent home for those who were unable to attend. Please [click here] to view the physical development presentation.

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Try the iPad game we played by [clicking here].

Reception Science Week

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As part of 'Science week, we enjoyed completing an Ogden Trust challenge card outside in our forest schools area –spider webs! Do you know how a spider makes its web?  We thought about what makes a spider’s web so strong and enjoyed watching video clips of different webs. Spider’s use their webs to catch food. We worked in small groups to make our own webs using hula hoops. We investigated using different materials and tried to ‘catch’ different objects in the web.

What makes the web strong and difficult for insects to escape?

Which materials and shapes caught the most things?

What would happen if a spider was as big as a human?

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[Click here] for more information about Science week.

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Pancakes!

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Reception have thoroughly enjoyed learning about Shrove Tuesday today. Shrove Tuesday is also known as Pancake Day. It is celebrated on  the Tuesday before Lent begins. Lent is a time when Christians are getting ready for Easter. In the past, people gave up food like eggs, milk and sugar at Lent. The day before Lent began, they would use up all these foods by making pancakes. That is why people eat pancakes on Pancake Day!

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We carefully weighed out our ingredients and whished them together. An adult put the batter in the frying pan as it was very hot! We loved eating them with sugar, syrup and lemon.

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We also enjoyed watching a pancake rap!

Repeating Patterns

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In Maths, we have enjoyed creating our own repeating patterns.

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[Click here] if you would like to play a repeating pattern game at home.

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We had a fantastic last week of this half term. We enjoyed looking at 'Space' in our topic work. We enjoyed investigating how crators are made designing our own planets. We used different media to create nebula pictures.

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A huge thank you to the PTA for providing our half term disco! We all enjoyed showing off our dance skills.

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Chinese New Year 2019

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This week we have been celebrating 'Chinese New Year'. We enjoyed learning about how 2019 is the year of the pig and completed lots of different fun filled activities. We enjoyed tasting some chinese food, making red envelopes with lucky gold coins, painting dragons and writing different Chinese numbers.

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We enjoyed a yoga session for our PE work and taked about how to show kindness towards eachother.

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The Gingerbread Man 2019

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This week we have enjoyed reading 'The Gingerbread Man'. We listened carefully to the story and then created story maps to help us retell the story, with actions, for our Talk for Writing work.

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In Maths, we enjoyed baking our own gingerbread. We carefully measured all the different ingredients and mixing them together. We especially enjoyed eating them once we had decorated them and counted how many currants we used.

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Please [click here] to play a gingerbread counting game.

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Fun in Reception

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We have had another fantastic week in Reception! In our PE sessions we were thinking about the different animals from our story 'Dear Zoo'. We pretended to be zoo animals and experimented with different ways of moving. We slithered like a snake and jumped like a kangaroo. Can you think of any other ways we might have moved?

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In our Topic lessons, we have been investigating different materials to find out which would be best for a raincoat.

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Let's go fly a kite!

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Our topic is 'The Weather'. As part of our topic work we have designed and made our own kites! We investigated the different parts of a kite and thought about the equipment that we would need to make one. We enjoyed making them but particularly enjoyed flying them! We were very lucky because it was very windy for us this afternoon.

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