Reception Blog

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

New Life in Reception

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All three reception classes have been looking after their own animals recently; RHC have had tadpoles, RD have got chick eggs and RG have got caterpillars.

WELL….things are starting to happen!!

RHC’s tadpoles have be moved down to the new pond on the Key Stage 2 field.  We have all been down to visit them recently and we can’t wait for them to become fully grown frogs.

RD is proud to announce their first chick is born!  At 8:19am today the first chick was able to peck its way out of its egg and is now taking in its surroundings.  Mrs Duckers is over the moon!!

RG no longer have 5 caterpillars but 5 cocoons!  It is now time for them to be moved into their net home, so hopefully in 2 weeks their will become the most beautiful butterflies.

It is such an exciting time in Reception!!

Indian Visitors

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In Reception this week we have been showing off our singing and dancing skills.

As part of the Indian visitors assembly, we sang songs from our class assemblies. RG sang You Are My Shineshine and RHC sang The Rainbow Song, each class did a little dance during their songs.

Although RD didn't sing a song, they had possibly the most important role. Children from RD presented our visitors with gifts from the year group. The gifts included school bags, school water bottles and uniquely designed flower pots (which were made as part of our Business Enterprise Products.)

We also had an enjoyable week practising a money skills!

As part of My Money Week and Business Enterprise we looked at giving change. We got to play shops and buy different toys from our friends in exchange for money.

We all know the importance of understanding money so this week really gave us a chance to develop our coin recognition.

1960's Day

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What a fantastic day we have had!  Our clothes ranged from flower power through to spacemen.

We learnt all about the 1960's through our Maths lesson by creating a number line of events. Here are some of the facts we learnt:

    1960 when Lego first came to Britain.

    1962 Andy Warhol exhibits "Campbell's Soup Can."  We talked about who Andy Warhol was and how he was mentioned in the recent film Men in Black 3.

    1965 is when Mary Quant featured the mini skirt in a fashion show

    1969 American astronaut Neil Armstrong landed on the moon. (Of course we already knew that fact!)

Throughout the day we listened to music from the 1960's, including Dusty Springfield, Monster Mash, Elvis Presley and the music from Hairspray the Musical.

We all think it was a great experience!

Incy Wincy Spider

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Wow what a fantastic week Reception have had!

We launched our new topic 'Mini-beasts' by going out into our beautiful grounds to search for hidden mini-beasts. The children have been very excited and surprised with all the bugs they have been able to find.

Mrs Hawksworth and Mrs Lyndon kindly gave up their time to create a bug hotel with the children across the year group. Take some time with your child to have a look at our super 5* hotel, fit for royalty. (Outside RHC).

On Thursday the children embarked on their very first school trip to Umberslade Farm. We all had a super day, feeding the lambs and goats, holding rats, rabbits and chicks and even catching our very own hens! We were all very brave and well behaved and the teachers were very proud of the children for representing our school so well!

Many thanks for your continued support

Reception Team

Whole School Science Day

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Wednesday saw us in a whole school 'Mad Science' assembly. It was very exciting and there were lots of amazing experiments. We then went back to class and carried out our own experiments.

In RD the children used construction and different materials to make bridges, we had to think about what would make the bridge strong and whether it could hold a car or a person............

RG experimented with water; how to make the best bubbles and what objects would float and sink.

In RHC it was all about Colour, mixing primary colours, putting colour in the water for plants to see what happens.

We also had a visit from the Paramedics who told us all about their busy jobs and then let us sit on the Ambulance. We realised that there is nothing to be scared of, it was a bit like a Camper Van!!

Unfortunately the computer is a bit under the weather today so pictures will follow next week.

People Who Help Us

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It has been a busy week in Reception, we have had lots of visitors in to talk about their jobs and have celebrated Red Nose Day.


Kobe’s Dad came in and talked to us all about his uniform and his job as a Policeman.  We all enjoyed making lots of noise by turning the sirens and flashing lights on in the police car.


We have looked at different people that help us in our local community and have enjoyed using our role play areas to act out the jobs.  What do you think this girl is?















Mr and Mrs Dixon came in to talk about their jobs as dentists.  They told us all about the importance of looking after our teeth.




World Book Day

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We celebrated World Book Day on Friday and the children came dressed as book Characters. They all looked great.



The children from Year 4 came to share books with us..........



This week in Maths we have been learning directions and we used the Beebots to help us. The children took turns to programme them and sent them to the shops!!


Some of our children took part in the 'Ditch the Stabilisers' day. They were very brave and had a really good go.


People who help us.

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We are learning about the different jobs people do and how they help us in the community. Each role play has changed to reflect this.

RD has become a Doctors surgery..............



RG, a Fire Station.......


and RG is an airport.


In Maths we have been very busy with subtraction and we worked on the laptops.........


We have also ordered numbers.


We also celebrated St David's day; here the children are making a really good job of decorating Daffodils!



Eco day!

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Today was 'Green Day' and the children dressed up in all sorts of costumes. There were lots of activities on offer related to recycing......


...and outdoor habitats.


This week we have also celebrated Chinese New Year.....


....and Pancake day!


Yummy yummy!!

Happy holidays everyone!








Aliens everywhere!

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We have continued our Alien theme this week......

Aliens were hiding in the huts!!


Aliens were made out of playdough!


We read about Aliens in the book corner!


We made Alien space centre's with the construction.....


....and we played in the outer space role play!


RG had their class assembly this week and it was brilliant - well done RG!

Aliens Love Underpants!

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It's all about the Aliens this week!

Aliens in the playdough!


and RG received a letter from NASA asking them to investigate sightings of Aliens at Whitehouse Common, so they went on an Alien hunt!!


Everyone has been very busy practising for our Class assemblies too




Fun in the snow!

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We just had to let them out, and they had a great time!!













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