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Traditional Tales

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This week we started our Traditional Tales topic.

We started the week by acting out The Little Red Hen. We all decided we would of helped our friend if they had asked and we have been trying hard this week to be extra nice to all our friends.

Our next story was Jack and the Beanstalk and we did some fabulous writing and labelling all about the story.

Next week we will be practising our class assemblies and reading more exciting traditional tales.

Please remember to practise lines this weekend and those very loud voices we all know that the children all have. :-)

Assemblies on Friday 23rd January:

RG 9:15

RH 2:40

Many Thanks

Reception Team

Merry Christmas!

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From all of us in Reception we want to thank you for your support this term. We hope you have a fantastic break and enjoy the time with your families.

merry christmas

 

Sponsored Event!

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Fantastic news! The  Autumn Walk sponsored event raised over £450 for the children in Reception. We just wanted to say a massive thank you for the money you have raised.

We will be using the money raised to purchase resources that will benefit the children.  A few of the items that we will be purchasing are reading resources for the class, activities to promote fine motor development and resources to further support practical maths in Reception.

We look forwarding to being able to share the new resources with you on our blog.

 

 

Reading Day!

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Every Friday in Reception is reading and library day.

We have got into a very good routine of emptying our reading bags, putting our books away and getting ourselves ready to start the morning.  We all get to read, either in groups or pairs, and show our fantastic sound knowledge! 

The library is a great time for quiet independent reading.  We get to choose our own books and take home.

RG reading

 

RH reading

 

Handa's Surprise

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What a surprise Handa got when she arrived at her friends village and all the fruit had gone!

This week we have been doing lots of different activities based around Handa and her basket of fruit.

These are our observational drawings of tropical fruit.  We had to think about the different colours and what we could see from our seat.

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We also made our very own African necklaces.  We looked at the different colours in Handa's and her friends clothes and incorporated them in to our own necklaces.

 

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Remember Remember the 5th November!

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Remember, remember!
    The fifth of November,
    The Gunpowder treason and plot;
    I know of no reason
    Why the Gunpowder treason
    Should ever be forgot!

 

This week our theme has been Bonfire Night and we learnt all about Guy Fawkes and his friends.

To celebrate their plan not working each year we have bonfires and fireworks.  We used our fine motor skills to create our very own fireworks pictures.

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Autumn Celebrations!

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In Reception this week we have been looking at all things autumnal.

We started the week with our own mini Harvest Festival. We looked at what a Harvest Festivals means to Christians, and what the food is used for. Mrs Hollis and Miss Maltby took the food to our local food bank at Sutton Coldfield Baptist Church.

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During the week we started making some fantastic autumnal art work using different materials that we found on our fantastic school grounds.

RG art

RH art

Our final piece for a Harvest week was to make our very own scarecrows, Maisy and Sid.  We looked at the role of the scarecrow to help with the growing of food.

RH scarecrow

RG scarecrow

Patterns Pattern Patterns!

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Reception have been very busy this week making repeated patterns out of just about everything

Can you say what the next item or colour for each of our patterns should be?RG pattern 2

 

RH repeating patterns

 

RG patterns

 

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Have a go at making some of your own patterns at home, in the garden or out and about! :-)

Walking Through the Jungle

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In Literacy this week we have been going on lots of adventures.  Our book this week took us to lots of amazing places, but we did get chased by lots of different animals!

Watch the video to find out more :-)

The Three Little Pigs

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In Literacy this week we looked at the story of The Three Little Pigs.  We acted out the story, we joined in the repeated refrains and we even tried to label pictures of the characters.

One of our favourite activites was listening to the song all about the Three Little Pigs.  Have a listen and see if you can join in!

 


First week!

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It has been a very busy week in Reception settling into our new routines and environments.  Take a look at our pictures to see some of the things we have done during our first week at school.

 

RG outside

Playing on the equipment on the playground.

 

RH circle time discussing class rules

Discussing our classroom rules during circle time.

 

RG sand

Finding treasure in the sand.

 

RH dolls house

Playing with the doll's house.

 

We look forward to being able to share more each week with you here on our blog.

 

Teddy Bear's Picnic

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We have had a great start to our last week in Reception. We brought our favourite teddy bears into school and read lots of stories.

After lunch we decorated our own cakes and biscuits, ready for our picnic.

We took our bears outside and had a great picnic of cakes, biscuits, crisps and juice on the field.

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RH

What a great end to a great year!

Thank you for all your support over the year and we wish all the children of RH and RG good luck in Year 1 :-)

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