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

World Book Day

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In Reception we had a fantstic day today. 

We were introduced to Paddington Bear.  We learnt all about where he came from, how he got to London, what he wears and what we likes to eat.  We all made our very own sandwiches.  Not all of us wanted to have marmalade so we also used jam and cheese spread.  They were YUMMY!!!

We also all dressed up for World Book Day.  Can you guess who were dressed up as?



RH world book day

What a great end!

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We started the last week of this half term by looking at how our sponsor money had been spent.  For our reading days on a Monday we have got lots of exciting new character related toys, books, puzzles and CDs.  Can  you see your favourite character?sponsor money reading resources

Valentine's Day was full of surprises.  Gifts were given and cards were written. We had great fun decorating our hanging hearts.

val 2

Pinkie Purple Day was a fantastic success! We learnt lots about the importance of immunising against Polo and that our donations would make a massive difference.

dressed up for purple pinky day

Thank you for your own going support and enjoy the holidays.

Space Adventures

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We started out Literacy lessons this week by looking at non-fiction books all about space.  We talked about the contents page and index.

non fiction books


For Maths this week we went outside to find the Numicon shapes that had gone missing.  We had to match the Numicon shapes with the numbers on our boards.

numicon treasure hunt

PE is one of our favourite lessons.  In recent weeks we have been growing in confidence using the large apparatus in the hall.  We can climb, crawl, roll and pull ourselves around.


The final part to our space adventure this week was making junk model transportation.  We had rockets, alien ships, trucks and many many more!  Can you guess what is in the picture?

junk modelling rocket

Reception Fun!

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We love our role play areas in Reception and these children are ready to take off in their rocket!

blast off in the role play

 In Maths this week we have been comparing the weights of different objects from around the classroom.  We had to estimate which object was going to be the lightest or heaviest.


 Up, up and away!!! We have all been making hot air balloons this week as part of our transport topic.  We designed and coloured our very own balloons and baskets.  Many of us went around filling the baskets with different items.

flying hot air balloons

 Celebrating the New Year (in Chinese.)  On Chinese New Year's Eve we got into the spirit by making lanterns, making New Year's cards AND tasting lots of different Chinese foods.  The prawn crackers were the favourite!

Chinese new year

Our Lessons

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We have been really busy this week in all of our lessons.

In Maths this week we have been learning how to find one more and one less using a numberline.

RG one more


As part of our Understanding The World lessons this week we have been focusing on floating and sinking.  We all made our very own floating origami boats.  We watched a YouTube clip to make our boats and then tested whether they floated or sank.

floating origami boats


We have also been learning about the importance of having a Growth Mind Set instead of a Fixed Mind Set.  If we have a Growth Mind Set it means we are open to learning and new experiences.  We organised different Mr and Mrs Men into the two mind sets.

RG fixed and growth


We really enjoy learning Spanish in Reception and we have a special person to help us, meet Isobella.  She helps us to learn new words and find out lots of interesting things about Spain.

spanish with Isobella RH

Measures and counting!

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As part of our new topic 'Space and Travel' we took a walk around the local area to look at the different forms of transport we have near school.  We saw lots of transportation including bikes, ambulances, buses and of course LOTS of cars.

RG walk

RH walk


Another part of our week was our Maths lessons.  We were measuring different objects using different non standard measures.

RG Maths

RH Maths

New Toys!!!

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Just before Christmas Reception were lucky enough to receive new ICT toys to play with.

The Beebots help us to start thinking about programming as we have to guide the bots around the wood track.

bee bots


We have also being developing our communications skills by phoning each other.  All you need to know is the colour of your friends phone and you can call them.



Another of the fantastic toys have are the remote control cars.  They were hard to drive to be begin with but we have quickly got used to them.



Our topic is half term is Space and Travel so our new torches have come in handy when we have been exploring different planets.


Party Party Party!!!!

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What an afternoon!!

We started the afternoon by getting into our Christmas party clothes ready to enjoy the party.

We were lucky enough to have Santa come and visit us all in the hall.

RH sml


One of our party games was pass the parcel.  There was a fantastic prize at the end!

RG sml

Letters to Santa

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So we have written our letters to Santa and on Monday we walked to the post box to post them!

post box

Now we all have our fingers crossed!!

The children are very excited and are continuing to do a fantastic job practising 'The Nativity', remember your tissues on the 19th December!!

Adventures Up The Beanstalk

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Jack and the beanstalk

Can you guess what story we have been reading this week?

We have done lots of different activities based all around Jack and The Giant. 

As part of our Literacy lessons we have all written about Jack and his magic beans.  We also all agreed that our Mummy's wouldn't be very unhappy if we came back with beans instead of the money.

To make us really feel like we were part of the story we used puppets to recreate the story.  We put on voices, made silly actions and of course had a great time doing it.

Next week we are doing some Visual Literacy which we can't wait to share with you!

Staying Healthy

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We took part this week in a whole school Science day.  We focused on the importance of being healthy to make sure we grow up big and strong: eating healthly foods, exercise and sleep.


A great way to start the day is with fresh juice.  Mrs Rowney and Mrs Harding both enough fresh juice so help make some for us all to try.

Mrs R

We enojyed the flavours of carrots, pear, apple and beetroots.


After the juice we thought about other drinks that we good for us.  We came up with milk, water and fruit juice.  We played in some milk measuring it out.

measuring milk

Collaging different fruits helped us to think about the importance of eating right.

collaging fruit

The final important thing to remember to stay healthy is to exercise.  We went outside as a year group and did lots of different exercise.  Can you tell which exercise move we are doing?


Poppies to Pudsey

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We started this week remembering those who had died during war.  We looked at different pictures and did our own drawings.



Our story this week was Goldilocks so we all tried to make some porridge.

making porridge

Friday Fun Day with Pudsey!

To help raise money for Children in Need we got to bring out teddy bears in and do lots of fun activities. Can you see what we are enjoying?



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