Reception Blog

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

Our First Week in Reception

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Redeption children have had a fantastic first week in school! We have had lots of fun playing with our new friends and getting used to our school routines. We enjoy choosing our own lunch from the dinner hall and everyone is eating plenty. Dinner menus can be found on the website under the Parents tab. We hope you all have a lovely weekend and we look forward to seeing lots of smiling faces on Monday morning :)

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Starting School 2017

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Reception children have enjoyed their settling in days so far!

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We look forward to welcoming our final sets of 10 children on Monday 11th September and then all the children at the classroom doors from Tuesday 12th September onwards.

Travel Topic

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As part of our 'Travel' topic, Reception children enjoyed a trip to the beach today! We had lovely weather for our traditional seaside activities. We enjoyed having rides on a donkey and even got to sit and eat a delicious ice cream. We discussed how you might travel to different beaches and looked at beaches we have visited, around the world, on a map.

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Health Week 2017

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Reception have had a fantastic week for 'Health Week'.

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Mr Horne talked to us about the importance of washing our hands properly.

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We enjoyed making smoothies in Maths. We had to measure out different amounts to follow a recipe.

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We visited Harold in the Life Bus where we found out about the different parts of our body and how to be healthy.

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We had a 'play-trition' session where we thought about what we need to be healthy. It has been a fun filled week!

Journeys Topic

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Where has the year gone? It is our last half term in school before the summer holidays! Our topic for Summer 2 is 'Journeys'. We have been enjoying playing in our new role plays.

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We are looking forward to investigating travel and different types of vehicles.

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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