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Week Beginning- 15th October 2018


We have had another great week in Reception, and particularly enjoyed going on a bear hunt around the school. We have been able to retell the story by drawing our own story maps and have been using these to recite Michael Rosen's version of the story.


We really enjoyed taking part in cross country and were all very proud of ourselves for completing it. Well done Reception!


Next week we will be thinking about what we would like to do when we grow up and will be talking about lots of different jobs we may have when we are older. In maths we will be beginning to use number lines to find one more and one less than a given number. 


In Phonics we will be finishing off learning the set 1 sounds - z, x, ch qu, ng, nk.


Just a reminder to please bring in your 'All About Me' collage this week.


Have a lovely weekend!


The Reception Team

Aquamarine Class

Aquamarine Class 1

Week Beginning 8th October 2018


This week in literacy we have had fun learning the story by Michael Rosen - 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' We have learnt to tell the story orally with actions. We have begun to draw story maps to depict the different parts of the story, so we can retell it more easily. Next week we will be drawing our own story maps and retelling the story by acting it out in our environment. 


In Maths we have started learning about 2-D shapes and their properties. We have made shape pictures and played guessing games of 'Which shape am I?' Next week will be continuing our work using 2-D shapes and learning how to tell the position of an object using different positional language such as - 'behind, near, next to' etc.


Next week in Phonics we will be learning the sounds, j, v, y, w, th.



Week Beginning 8th October 2018


Next week we will be discussing our favourite stories and reading 'I'm going on a bear hunt'. We will be looking at sequencing the story using pictures, and using a story map and actions to retell the story orally. We will also have a go at  drawing our own story maps to help with the oral retelling.In phonics we will be learning the new sounds - e, l, h, sh, and r


The home learning books have been sent out today, so we hope you will have fun completing the activities. Please remember to return them each Thursday.


Hope you have a great weekend!


Circus Skills


The children were very excited when the circus came to visit the school. The next day in  the reception garden the children enjoyed practising some of the skills that are performed at a circus. They balanced along beams, walked on little stilts, balanced on wobble cushions, jumped in and out of tyres, as well as rolling tyres. The children had great fun!

Wheels on the Bus

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After a Maths session where the children were learning how to count one more using a bus, the children chose to continue acting this out during their special learning time. They set up the chairs to form a bus and had the song 'Wheel on the Bus' playing. The children all sang together and acted out the actions of the song.

Wheels on the Bus

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Wheels on the Bus

Wheels on the Bus 1
Wheels on the Bus 2
Wheels on the Bus 3

Our Senses


This week we have been learning about our senses. We have played Kim's Game and used our eyes to find the missing items on a tray. We have used our noses to smell some different smells such as coffee, chocolate, vinegar, orange, mint and curry. We used our mouths to taste some different fruits - pomegranate, passion fruit, apricots, rapsberries, and mango.We thought about different words to describe the different tastes - sour, sweet, yucky, disgusting, delicious! We also went on a sound walk around the school using our ears to listen for different sounds.

Parent curriculum meeting.


Thank you to everyone who joined us today for our curriculum meeting.  We hope it was helpful.  Please do not hesitate to ask us if you have any questions.

Week Beginning- 24th September


This week in Reception we have been learning all about babies, looking at our own baby photos and we were very lucky to have a special visitor- Baby Harry. The children had lots of questions to ask Miss Burrett and were very excited to say hello and sing him a song.


We also read the book 'Only One You' by Linda Kranz, and have enjoyed celebrating how we are all unique and individual. We have started to paint our pebbles and the children have thoroughly enjoyed reading this story.


Next week, we will be learning about our senses and will be tasting different fruits, and smelling and touching lots of different things. In maths we will be continuing counting to 10 and beyond and will begin finding one more or one less than a given number. Our sounds for next week are c, k, u, b and f. 


Just a few reminders, home learning will be given out next Friday and it will be lovely to see as many of you as possible at our curriculum meeting on Wednesday 3rd October at 2:30. 


Have a nice weekend!

Week Beginning- 17th September


We have all really enjoyed our first full week in Reception together and the children are all settling in well, making new friends.


This week we started our topic 'All about me' and we have loved learning about ourselves and our friends. We have been working really hard this week, learning our first phonetic sounds and counting up to 10. We had lots of fun outdoors, making wind sticks and playing in the mud kitchen.


Next week, we will continue counting up to 10 in Maths and our new phonic sounds will be i,n,p,g,o. We will also be learning about ourselves as babies so please remember to bring in your baby photo.


We look forward to seeing you next week.

 First week in Reception


We have all really enjoyed our first week together in Reception. The children have been busy making friends and exploring their new classroom environment. Over the last few days we have enjoyed eating our school lunches and we are now looking forward to our first full days. 


Next week, we will be starting to learn our phonics- m, a, s, d, t, and also in maths counting up to ten, please encourage your children to practise these at home.

We will be beginning our topic 'All about ourselves' and are excited to find out about our different family traditions and cultures.


On Wednesday, the children will be starting their Art and Forest school lessons, so please make sure you have brought in your wellies. 


We look forward to seeing you on Monday. 

The Reception Team.

Second day

Today we welcomed the rest of the children to Reception. Our highlights included, playing outside in the sand pit and water tray, and making new friends.

We are all looking forward to the rest of our week.

First Day in Reception.

We had so much fun in our new classroom today.  We made new friends and played with lots of different toys.  Can you spot yourself in a photo?