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Reception Blog

Summer One

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We started this half term by reading 'The Jolly Postman'. We then went on our first ever the postbox! 


After this we enjoyed exploring all of the different stories within the book. First we read 'the Three Little Pigs' and were detectives looking for the Big, Bad Wolf. We made 'WANTED' posters and learnt all about addition in maths.

The next week we were inspired by the story 'Room on the Broom'. The witches broomstick crashed into our classroom and we had to write potions to help her fix it. In Maths we learnt all about capacity and enjoyed lots of potion making. We worked together to make up our on 'Is There Room on the Broom' song- we love to sing! 


Next we read the story of 'The Gingerbread Man'. We worked together to make our own Gingerbread Man, hung him up on the wall but then he escaped! He sent us some photos of his adventures and then we wrote all about it. In maths we enjoyed learning how to subtract. We also explored floating and sinking in our topic lessons. 


Our next adventure took us up a beanstalk to meet a Giant! Everyone had a super go at writing the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. We learned all about doubling in maths. We enjoyed our castle role play areas and learnt a great song called 'Fee Fi Fo Fum'.

In our art lessons we each created a Giant's Garden by using lots of different media. 


In our final week it was the build up the 'The Cinderella Ball' We wrote invitations to our friends, learnt about measuring in maths and in our PE lessons had lots of fun dancing.

This term we have also enjoyed going to 'Celebration Assembly'. Here each grown up chooses someone for a 'Golden Mention' and we celebrate two star readers from each class. Mrs Gaffney even joined our assembly to celebrate with us! 

What a busy but amazing term it has been. I wonder where our learning will take us next?

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Spring Two

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We have loved welcoming all of our friends back to school and continuing our Julia Donaldson topic.

We enjoyed the story Monkey Puzzle. We learnt to retell the story and perform it. We made maps to help the monkey find his mummy. We also loved learning about the jungle and painting pictures of our favourite jungle animals.

As it was Mother's Day we started to think about our own mummy's. We drew a picture of them and shared something lovely about our mums. We also made cards for them. 


The following week we shared the story Freddie and the Fairy. It was strange because that week a fairy was spotted in our classroom! This inspired us to make our own 'Spotted' posters. Have you seen this fairy?

We had to do lots of reading when making fairy soup and then we made magic wands so that we could make a wish!

In the story the little boy wants a pet so we had our very own magical pet shop role play area. We loved being the shop-keepers and we learnt lots about money. 

For the final week of term we are learning the story 'We're Going in an Egg Hunt'. We are hoping hoping to find the Easter Bunny as apparently Mr Clark has seen it hiding around school.

What a wonderful term of learning we have had! 

Happy Easter everyone!

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Spring Term 1

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It has been a strange term- with some of us in school and some of us learning at home! However, we have all been very 'Busy Bee's' learning at home and school.

We have explored lots of our favourite stories this term, from 'We're going on a Bear hunt' to Percy the Park Keeper's 'The Treasure Hunt'. We particularly enjoyed our 'Whatever Next' week. Here are some of the aliens we met in space! 

We have writing about everything, from describing our aliens, spelling new words and  and writing clues for hide and seek. Here are some clues that one of our little people wrote at home.

Each week we are learning a new number. We practise counting it and writing it- in lots of fun ways. We have been practising all of our maths skills from adding, subtracting to weighing and measuring length, 

We have started learning Phase Three of Letters and Sounds. We have loved the activities that go with each grapheme. We played in the jelly when we learnt j, made zooming zebras for z and threaded shoes for sh!


Next Half Term... Julia Donaldson

Our next few weeks will involve using Julia Donaldson’s brilliant stories for our re-telling, writing and art work.  We have been working hard on our handwriting using the letter rhymes to help form out letters correctly. Each week we have a ‘number of the week’ and we are using numbers up to 20 to add, subtract

Here is a sneak peek of our Gruffalo week...

Mr Clark phoned us as there was a Gruffalo on the loose! We made WANTED posters so everyone knew what he looked like. We also had great fun making Gruffalo crumble! We used pastel and watercolours to make owl illustrations after thinking about the different characters in the Gruffalo. 


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Celebration Assembly

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Last half term we launched our Reception ‘Celebration Assembly’.

Every Wednesday we all come together to celebrate our achievements. We start by singing the ‘Wake Up, Shake Up song!’

We then see which class is taking ‘Colin the Cockerel’. He spends the week with the class who have been early to school every day!

Then ‘Golden Mentions’ are given out to people who have been superstars that week. They might have been working really hard or have been spotted following the ‘Rainbow Rules’.

If we are receiving a certificate then our special people from home are also invited to join us.  We receive a certificate when we have filled up our learning charts.

We also celebrate achievements outside of school. So far we have celebrated swimming, gymnastics and reading achievements.


Thanks to all of the parents who have come to our assembly – we love having you celebrate with us!

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Firefighter visit

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Today the children from Reception had a special visitor, Blake's uncle! He came to tell us all about his job as a fire fighter. The children listened very carefully and learnt lots about how to keep themselves safe!

Thank you Troy for coming and spending the afternoon with us!

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