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Reception (The Seals)


Week beginning 8.1.18 


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Week beginning 11.12.17


Week beginning 4.12.17


Week beginning 27.11.17


Week beginning 20.11.17 

This week in Reception we have continued to look at our story of The Naughty Bus. We have had lots of fun getting busy with baked beans, just like the naughty bus did, and we have also been discussing all about the importance of road safety, making our own traffic lights. We have also been using buses to help us with our subtraction, working out how many people are left when they get  off the bus!

The children are working very hard as soon as they get to school with their ‘Pop writing’ and we are busy sounding out, writing with the correct letter formation and holding our pens correctly. We have also started our Nativity rehearsals and the children are working very hard and remembering all of our songs!

Week Beginning 13.11.17

This week in Reception the children have continued our Cinderella theme. We have had another busy worker job to help Gus Gus the mouse find his missing cheese and the children have been busy creating ‘wanted’ posters for Cinderella’s missing shoe and order the main events in the story.

In Maths, the children have also started adding two numbers together. We can recognise the symbols in our addition sentences and are busy using our numicon (Maths resources) to help us work out the answer. Mrs Warren wowed the children during one of the Maths sessions with her special magic trick for adding two numbers together. The children were amazed and Mrs Warren has been busy making magic for the rest of the week!


Week Beginning 03.11.17 



Week Beginning 09.10.17 

This Week in Reception, the boys and girls decided that they would like ‘robots’ to be the focus for their learning. The children have spent their speaking and listening time reading the story of Bernard the Robot who lost his bottom! The children found the story funny but could also work together as a class to come up with some fantastic ideas and solutions to the story. We talked about how kind Bernard’s friends were and compared his friends to how kind we are.

We have also been busy making robots out of play dough and biscuits. We have been using our knowledge of shapes to make robots with the ‘tap taps’ and ‘numicon’ (resources in our classroom). We are making great progress in phonics and our blending is almost there! Keep up the good work everyone.


Week Beginning 02.10.17

This week in Reception, the children have had a problem to solve! On Wednesday poor Humpty Dumpty fell off the wall and made a mess on the playground! The children had to work as detectives to solve the problem and came up with some fantastic ideas to fix him together again. The next day we were all very excited when a parcel arrived in the classroom. It was Humpty Dumpty and he was fixed! The boys and girls were so excited that their ideas had worked and celebrated for the rest of the day.

In phonics, the children are continuing to work very hard and we are making huge progress with blending. In Maths, we have also been learning about repeating patterns and making our own. In our topic work, the children are discussing the changes in weather and what we need to wear now the weather is getting colder.


Week Beginning 25.09.17

This week in Reception the children have continued to look at Autumn and have been reading lots of stories all about Percy the Park Keeper. We have been talking about different animals that we see in Autumn and talking about which animals hibernate. The children have also been on the back field on a hedgehog hunt and were excited to find a letter from a hedgehog asking the boys and girls for their help to build a cosy shelter!

We our continuing with our phonics and the children are trying hard with their blending. We have also started to look at lots of 2D shapes in our maths work and discuss the different properties of shapes.



Week Beginning 18.09.17

This week the boys and girls have been learning all about Harvest time and Autumn. We have been busy making lots of artwork to decorate our classroom and have been on a woodland walk to spot different signs of Autumn. The children have been very creative in helping Mrs Johnson make a tree for our classroom using plaster of Paris. It was a messy job but we all had fun.

We have also looked at flour and where it comes from and the children have been busy making bread. It smelt delicious and some children have come back to school and said it was yummy! Today we are busy making a vegetable stew and the children are busy helping us peel and chop the vegetables.



Week Beginning 11.09.17

This week the children have had a fantastic full week at school. They are getting more and more used to their routines and are enjoying school life. We have started our phonics sessions and the children are picking up the new sounds very quickly. We also had our first PE lesson this week and the children were very good at getting changed. They even impressed all the other adults in school with how their first PE session went and how grown up they all seem. Well done boys and girls.  Next week we will start looking at the Harvest Festival and Autumn.


Week Beginning 04.09.17

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The children in Reception have had a fantastic first week at school. They are all getting to know each other and are busy making lots of new friends. The adults in Reception are very impressed with their confidence and they’re settling into school life well.

We have had lots of time getting to know our new routines and getting stuck in with lots of activities. The children are aware of our behaviour policy and are keen to show us how they use their kind hands and make lots of good choices. Dinner time yesterday was a success and the children were so excited to be having their dinner at school! Next week we will start our PE sessions and the children are looking forward to getting changed at school.

Thank you for all your support during your child’s transition.