Reception Blog

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

We're Going On A Bear Hunt!

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After going into the woods to find Wild Things, of course the next step was to go on a bear hunt.

We created our very own bear hunt outside RH.

rice

We started by going through the crackling popping Rice Krispies.

 

foam

The next part of our hunt was to slip and slide through all the foam.

 

Mud

The mud was very messy, squish squash squish squash.

 

net

Our final stop before finding the bear was to tip toe over the bear net.

 

Where The Wild Things Are

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Over the last few weeks we have been reading Where The Wild Things Are and doing lots of fun and exciting activities around it.

We started off by reading and watching the story.

 

Our writing has been based on describing the terrible Wild Things using adjectives.  We thought about what they looked like, how they moved and even what they were like.

Our next activity was to create freeze frames from the story.  We used our fantastic grounds to go and pretend we were in the forest with the wild things. We had a great time being Wild Things!

 

Money Money Money!

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During the week we have had the themes Money and Business Enterprise.

During Maths the focus has been coins.

adding coins

We have added the coins.

selecting correct coins

We have also been working hard to select different coins to make the same amount. 

 

For Business Enterprise we have decided what to sell in the school shop in July, we don't want to give too much away but we have had a great time making them. You will have to come to the school shop to see what amazing items we have made.

Umberslade Farm Trip

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What a day we had!  It was our first trip at Whitehouse Common Primary school and we thought the weather would ruin our day.  But fear not, we had the most amazing time at the farm!

 

lambs

The lambs were great fun!  We got to feed them using the bottle.  They drank their milk so quickly the bottle almost fell out of our hands.  RG had an interesting experience when all the lambs escaped from their pen. Thankfully the teachers were on hand to put the sheep back.

 

feeding hens

The hens were another great part.  We learnt all about free range hens and how often they lay eggs; we even got to feed them! Many children also showed new talents in hen catching.

 

Tractor

The tractor ride was just after lunch and because it was so big we were able to go all together!  We made lots of different animal noises as we passed by the different animals, some animals even answered us back.

 

feeding ducks

Who doesn't like feed the ducks?  In total there were 4 different types of ducks, but they all liked the same food.

 

We had a fantastic trip and can't wait for our next one!

Living Things

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We started our new topic this week: Living Things.

We went around the school and looked for living and non-living objects.  To decide if it was living or non-living we asked each other questions. Does it grow? Does it need water? Does it need food?

 

walk 1

walk 2

 

We also went to look for different living objects to use to make pictures.  can you tell what the pictures are of?

faces 1

faces 2

Easter

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We have all had a brilliant time this week in doing lots of Easter activities.  The Easter egg hunt was fantastic on the field, the Easter Bonnet Parade was a really fun and of course we can't forget the Easter cakes we made, yum yum!

But it hasn't all been about the Easter Bunny and chocolate, we have also learnt about Christians beliefs and what they believe happened at Easter time.  Click on the picture to watch a video showing how they prepare for Easter.

easter

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

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In Reception this we have been looking at how we can make a positive impact on the environment. 

We have been reducing our energy use by turning the lights off when we don't need them and making sure the taps are turned off so we don't waste water. 

Reusing is a great way to make new toys.  Sock puppets and musical instruments have been fantastic entertainment, as well as reusing waste.

Finally recycling is something we do in school every day.  We know the importance of putting paper into our recycling bag when we don't need it any more.

While we have been busy working away we have been listening to a song: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, have a listen.

 

Joining in!

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We have seen a lot of our parents in class this week!  During our Inpsire workshop parents got to do some of the activities we enjoy in school.  A big thank you to all those who came and joined in, we know you enjoyed making bracelets and doing the yoga moves as much as the children did.

Here are some of the activities:

Cutting skills.

cutting

 

Fine motor.

fine motor

 

Hall apparatus.

Hall inspire

 

Yoga!

yoga

 

We were also lucky enough to have a parent paramedic come in and show us around an ambulance.  The sirens were VERY loud!

ambulance

Amazing Assemblies

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We have all been working very hard in preparation for our class assemblies today.  Singing songs, learning lines and remembering when to speak have all been key things we have practise this week.

All the staff are very pleased with the children's performances and we want to say a massive thank you to all the parents for their support!

RH assembly Giant

RG

World Book Day

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In Reception we had a fantstic day today. 

We were introduced to Paddington Bear.  We learnt all about where he came from, how he got to London, what he wears and what we likes to eat.  We all made our very own sandwiches.  Not all of us wanted to have marmalade so we also used jam and cheese spread.  They were YUMMY!!!

We also all dressed up for World Book Day.  Can you guess who were dressed up as?

RG

 

RH world book day

What a great end!

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We started the last week of this half term by looking at how our sponsor money had been spent.  For our reading days on a Monday we have got lots of exciting new character related toys, books, puzzles and CDs.  Can  you see your favourite character?sponsor money reading resources

Valentine's Day was full of surprises.  Gifts were given and cards were written. We had great fun decorating our hanging hearts.

val 2

Pinkie Purple Day was a fantastic success! We learnt lots about the importance of immunising against Polo and that our donations would make a massive difference.

dressed up for purple pinky day

Thank you for your own going support and enjoy the holidays.

Space Adventures

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We started out Literacy lessons this week by looking at non-fiction books all about space.  We talked about the contents page and index.

non fiction books

 

For Maths this week we went outside to find the Numicon shapes that had gone missing.  We had to match the Numicon shapes with the numbers on our boards.

numicon treasure hunt

PE is one of our favourite lessons.  In recent weeks we have been growing in confidence using the large apparatus in the hall.  We can climb, crawl, roll and pull ourselves around.

climbing

The final part to our space adventure this week was making junk model transportation.  We had rockets, alien ships, trucks and many many more!  Can you guess what is in the picture?

junk modelling rocket

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