Reception Blog

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

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.

fruit 1




fruit drawing

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.


necklace 2

necklace 1


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.






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.


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


RH repeating patterns 1

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.



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 :-)

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.


We started by going through the crackling popping Rice Krispies.



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



The mud was very messy, squish squash squish squash.



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.

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