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Welcome to Reception!

Welcome to the Reception page. Please take the time to have a look at what we have been doing so far in Reception and also what we will be doing as the year progresses. 

 

Our Teaching Team consists of Mr Cranidge, Mrs Jones, Mrs Leader, Mrs Hall, Mrs Adams, Miss Redgrift and Mrs Brown.

 

Important information

  • Our Reception PE day is Monday.
  • Our topic for this half term is Julia Donaldson - Room on the broom.
  • Please visit the Curriculum Section under 'Key Information' to find out more about our learning this year and how you can help at home.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
This week we have started to get excited about Christmas! We enjoyed wearing our Christmas jumpers and dancing at our Christmas disco. We have been practising our Nativity performances and we are looking forward to showing them to our parents soon. We have been retelling the nativity story and writing the character names. We have also been watching our class elf...he has been a bit naughty! The children have enjoyed talking about him and writing about what he gets up to each day. We are trying to show him how to be good!
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WOW - this weeks I am proud assembly.

 

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Spiders
This week we have been reading the book Spinderella by Julia Donaldson. We are learning about spiders and although some of us are still scared of them, we know that they are very interesting and have learnt some fascinating facts. In maths we have been counting spiders and learning how to add up using peas from the story.  We have enjoyed retelling the rhyme Incy Wincy Spider and creating some spider crafts.
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Children in need
We enjoyed dressing up in our spotty clothes for Children in Need. We enjoyed talking about Pudsey bear and creating some Pudsey pictures. We even learnt how to write his name! Thank you for all of your donations and for your fabulous clothing designs! 
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wow ... I am proud assembly
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The children have been re-telling the story Room On The Broom using our picture prompts to build the story. They have been talking and writing about witches, making potions, rescuing spiders and making water colour scenes. The children have been pretending to be the witch on the Broom and adding ingredients to the witches potion to learn one more and one less than a given number. 

The children have also enjoyed playing teachers and teaching our sounds of the day.

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Remembrance
The children have talked about remembrance this week. We discussed the meaning of wearing a poppy as a mark of rememberance past and present. The children all made a poppy in our art lesson. We have displayed our own cascading poppy display in our craft area. I’m sure you agree it looks fantastic.
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Our First Celebration Assembly

The children in RDJ, RCC and RJL enjoyed gathering together for their first celebration assembly. The children sat beautifully on the carpet. The class teachers explained that the children had been doing some fantastic work this week and making them very proud. One child from each class was chosen for a special ‘I Am Proud’ award. This was a very hard decision as the children make us proud everyday. They were presented with a certificate in front of all the Reception unit. Well done to those that were nominated this week. 

The children in Reception will continue to gather each Friday for their own celebration assembly. I wonder who will be chosen next week? 

 

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Room On The Broom
We are celebrating the author Julia Donaldson this term and began this week by reading the book Room On The Broom. The children have loved exploring their newly decorated learning environments and have made wizards potions, carved pumpkins, rescued the book characters from the spaghetti swamp, made 2D shape witches, enjoyed retelling the story in their play and made dinner in the witches’ kitchen. The children have used their phonic knowledge to sound out and read Halloween themed words such as bat, cat and hat, and have been adding labels to the pictures they draw. In maths we have been learning about money and have set up a magic shop. The children enjoyed counting out the correct amount of coins to buy things from the magic shop. 
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Reception exit point
We invited our parents and carers into reception to see all the brilliant work we have been doing on The Little Red Hen and Farming. We enjoyed performing our Talk for Writing story and showing our Dingle Dangle Scarecrow dance. A big thank you to everyone who came in to join us!
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Farm animals
The children have been enjoying learning about different animals we would find on a farm. We have been painting and making animal faces. We have been using our phonics to read and write animal names. We have been learning about animal babies and their special names. In maths we have enjoyed learning about 2D shape. We had fun on a 2D shape hunt and were brilliant at guessing the mystery shape. We are also learning the Dingle Dangle Scarecrow song and dance. 
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Scarecrows
Here are some of our fantastic scarecrows the children have made so far. Thank you to parents and carers who have helped at home with this creative challenge! Your scarecrow can be as small or large as you like.
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The Little Red Hen
The reception children have settled into their new classes well and have been making new friends. They have been enjoying our new topic of The Little Red Hen. We have been retelling the story together using characters masks. We have started learning sounds in Read Write Inc. and we are practising counting and writing numbers in maths. Here are some pictures of the fun we have had together.
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Talk for writing

The little red hen

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