Reception Blog

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

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.

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!



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.



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


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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.


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.



Fine motor.

fine motor


Hall apparatus.

Hall inspire





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


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


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