Reception Blog

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

Reception Chance to Shine

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Reception children all throuroughly enjoyed their Chance to Shine asemblies last week. Some children brought in certificates to share and enjoyed showing these to the rest of the school. All the children we able to perform their class song. All the children were confident to sit at the front of the hall and used lovely loud, clear singing voices. Well done!

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Living Things Summer 1

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Our new topic for Summer 1 is 'Living things'. Yesterday we enjoyed going on a walk around our school grounds to see what living things we could find. We especially enjoyed going to our pond! What living things do you think we found there?

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[Click here] to play a game sorting the living and non-living things.

Easter Bonnet Parade

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Reception thoroughly enjoyed the Easter Bonnet Parade! The children had lots of fun parading down the catwalk. There were some fabulous Easter bonnets -thank you for all you hard with these at home. We have enjoyed lots of Easter activities this week, especially making our own chocolate nests.

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We hope you all have a fabulous holiday! Please try to complete some homework activities, from the homework sent home, for at least 15 minutes a day to help prepare your child for the Summer term.

Farm Trip 2017

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Reception had a fabulous day at Umberslade Farm on Thursday 16th March.

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We enjoyed feeding lambs and calves, going on a tractor ride and learning about what a farmer gets from a farm. We were able to stroke the animals and found out about the things that they need.


Reception INSPIRE workshop

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A huge thank you to the parents that attended our INSPIRE workshop this morning. We all had a fantastic time looking at Physical Development and developing our fine and gross motor skills.

Mrs Edwards helped us complete lots of different fine motor activities -using playdough, making tissue flowers and picking things up carefully with tweezers.

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Mrs Hampson helped us develop our gross motor skills outside where we enjoyed playing with the bikes and trikes, throwing and building towers.

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We had lots of fun in the hall chimbing and using the large scale apparatus with Mrs Harding.

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Miss Breeze took us on a journey to the Arctic through yoga moves. We all had a super morning! Information packs will be sent home to any parents that were unable to attend.

Measuring Fun!

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This week Reception have enjoyed investigating measurments. We looked at length and thought about longest and shortest and investigated who was the tallest and shortest in the class. We thought weight and compared the weight of animals from Noah's Ark and thought about which was heaviest and which was lightest.

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We enjoyed thinking about capacity and comparing the amounts of animal food that different containers hold. If you would like to play a measuring game at home please [click here].

Chinese New Year

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This week Reception have been learning all about Chinese New Year! We enjoyed listening to the story of how the years got named after different animals and finding out about how it is celebrated. 2017 will be the year of the Rooster.

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You will find lots of chinese New Year activities on this week's homework.


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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 wnjoyed flyinf them! We were very lucky because it was very windy for us on Friday afternoon.

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Helping Percy

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This week Reception have been helping Percy the Park Keeper. We completed a treasure hunt where we had to help him find all of his animal friends. Some of the animals had found very good hiding places! In Literacy we wrote about the different animals that we found and in Maths we investigated ways to represent the amount of animlas.

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Super Sewing

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Reception have enjoyed sewing their own puppets! We used a special plastic needle and thread to sew the two pieces of felt together. We had to carefully pull the thread through the holes, up and down in a running stitch. When we had joined the two pieces of felt together we hen decorated the puppet.

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A huge thank you to all of the parents that came into school to help.

Oaty Biscuits

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In Reception we have been reading 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears'. We enjoyed listening to the story and learning all about how Goldilocks eats all the porridge. We enjoyed learning all about porridge and especially enjoyed baking our own oaty biscuits!

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Firework Fun in Reception!

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This week Reception have been learning all about bonfire Night! We enjoyed hearing about the story of Guy Fawkes trying to blow up the Houses of Parliment with gunpowder.

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We enjoyed using the iPads to create our own firework pictures.

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We also enjoyed making our own chocolate sparklers! We talked about how important it is to stay safe on Bonfire Night and made our own Firework Safety posters.

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In Music, we enjoyed using the instruments to make firework sounds. It was very loud!

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