Reception Blog

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

Reduce, Re-use, Recycle

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This week in Reception we have had lots of fun helping 'George Save the World'. We have been sorting out items that can be recycled and even seen a pair of trousers that have been made out of plastic bottles!

In Maths, we have been superheroes, using our problem solving skills to find the answers to subtraction problems and ordering numbers on the playground.

In our creative lesson, we have been on a secret mission, all to be revealed on Sunday. Enjoy!

We were really pleased to see that 37 children in Reception completed their moodle homework last week, if you experience any problems please do not hesitate to come and see us.

Thanks for your support

The Reception Team

Super Schools

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This week we have been writing about lessons that we could do in a superhero school. We had some fantastic ideas including, learning how to see through walls, how to be invisible, how to jump as high as the clouds and how to melt things with our eyes. 

In Maths we have been making tally charts and pictograms to show our favourite superheroes and measuring superheroes with different objects.

We enjoyed dressing up as people in the community and talking about the jobs they do and how important they are.

Please note that from Monday the children will be entering school via the external doors (where you pick the children up from). The doors will be open from 8-40am.

Thanks for your support

The Reception Team.

 

Superheroes!

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Our theme this half term is superheroes and people who help us in the community. All the staff really enjoyed looking at the children’s own designs for a superhero.

This week in Maths we have been learning how to share objects between our superheroes and ourselves.

We learnt about Pancake day and especially enjoyed eating pancakes, Mrs Clark, Mrs Harding and Mrs Hampson were very good at tossing their pancakes up to the ceiling.

Aliens Love Underpants!

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Wow what can we say! Reception were fantastic in their first class assembly. We are so proud of their confidence and enthusiasm whilst performing to the audience. Their singing, dancing and acting wouldn't have looked out of place in London West End shows! Thanks for all your support with costumes and attendance.

Following a week of assessments we are very impressed with the children's achievements. It is clear that the children are working hard both at home and at school.

Looking forward to next half term :)

The Reception Team

Rhyme Time

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This week we have been looking at rhymes. We found this very tricky at first but our teachers are amazed at how we have persevered with this and showed great resilience. We continued a rhyming string for lip, we came up with pip, slip, hip, clip, ship and flip.  

In Maths, we have really enjoyed using measuring scales to compare the weight of different objects. We worked collaboratively to weigh the objects and use the words heavier, and lighter to describe the objects.

We are really pleased with the children's understanding of key words They are becoming really confident with these.

We really enjoyed tasting Chinese food and celebrating Chinese New Year. We found out we were either born in the year of the pig or the dog.

Looking forward to seeing the giant underpants.

The Reception Team.    

 

 

Whatever next!

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Happy new year to you all, and once again thank you for all your lovely cards and gifts.

This week we have launched our role-play areas and the children have been very excited.

During Maths, we have been super at ordering and finding missing numbers on a numberline.

In Literacy we have been reading the story of 'Whatever Next' and wishing that we could also fly up to the moon on a rocket! We have also been busy sounding out words and moving sentences around so that they make sense. The teachers were impressed as they remembered where the capital letters and full stops should go.

Can you have a go at this one? 

went     to     i    the   moon  bright.

In our creative time we enjoyed mixing Primary colours and were very excited to see what new colours they had made!  

Looking forward to another great term.

The Reception team.

It's a Cracker!

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Well we have been as busy as the elves this week rehearsing our fantastic Christmas play. We are so excited for you all to come and watch on Friday and know that you won't be disappointed.

This week we shall be bringing home our own special envelope with lots of super goodies inside, such as Christmas cards, calenders and a beautiful sparkly decoration for your tree. We hope you like them!

We are so proud of both the Reception classes this term. All of you have worked really hard and should be very proud of yourselves.

We hope you all have a lovely Christmas and once again thank you for all your support this term.

Merry Christmas!!

We look forward to seeing you all in the New Year.

Reception Team 

KS1 Dress Rehearsal

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Yesterday, Reception classes watched KS1 perform their Christmas Show. The children enjoyed watching it and listened really well. Good luck to KS1 for when parents come to see it!

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Twinkle Twinkle Little Stars

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This week in Reception we have been revisiting all the things that we have learnt already, you would not believe how clever we are. The teachers have been amazed with how all the children have progressed since September.

We have also been very creative and are enjoying making and decorating lots of Christmas crafts.   

We continue to rehearse for our fantastic Christmas play and are looking forward to performing it for you next week. Thank you for all the wonderful costumes sent in so far.

We are looking forward to our Christmas party next Tuesday afternoon.

Thank you for your continued support.

Reception Team.

     

Sweet Treats!

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In Reception this week, we have been enjoying the traditional tale 'Hansel and Gretel'. We have especially enjoyed this tale because we have been counting with real sweets and are now becoming confident at adding numbers together. In Literacy, we have started to write simple words and sentences to retell parts of Hansel and Gretel.We are enjoying rehearsing for our Christmas play, you are in for a real treat and we look forward to performing for you all.We have also been really creative and have made lots of Christmas goodies to surprise you with at the end of term.Thanks for the costumes we have received so far they look great!

Thank you for your support,

The Reception team.

Who lives in a house like this?

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This week we have been looking at the traditional tale 'The Three Little Pigs'. We have designed some houses using a range of materials and we have been on an Autumn walk around our school. We did some bark and leaf rubbings using wax crayons and talked about the changes happening in this season.

In Maths we have been working on adding 2 sets of numbers together using animals from the farm. We have learnt that + means add and = means equlas.  

In Literacy we have been looking at sentences and reading lots of our key words. Can you tell which of these is a sentence?

I can see a

I can see a pig.

We have been as busy as the elves this week learning our sounds, q, ng, nk, x.

Today we have enjoyed participating in the bikeathon, we are very tired but had a super time. 

Well done children you have been working really hard.

Trip Trap Trip Trap!

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This week Reception have been looking at the tradional tale of 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff'. We have been building bridges out of a range of materials and have been working as a team in PE to cross the bridge safely before the troll could eat us all up! We have also looked at some famous bridges and many children could recognise some of these from places they have visited.  

During phonics this week we have been learning the sounds for 'c, k, u and b'. Can you guess which letter ' curl around the caterpillar' belongs to? The teachers in Reception are amazed and very proud of all the children and how they have grasped the sounds and rhymes for each letter.

We have collaged some characters from the story and made some fantastic Billy Goats.

Another super week Reception. Well done :)   

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