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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, Mrs Jelley, Mrs Brown and Mrs Hersey.

 

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Minibeasts 
This week we have started to learn about different minibeasts. On Monday we made a model of our favourite minibeast using clay. We talked about the different features of minibeasts and added these to our models. We used pipe cleaners for legs, wings and antennas and added eyes. Later in the week we went outside to make a bug hotel for our model. First we looked for a place to build our habitat. Then we searched for natural materials to use to create our habitat. We found, leaves, wood, twigs, grass and bark. Our minibeasts loved their new home. We even went on a bug hunt and found some real minibeasts! 
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Sports day

We were so pleased with the children today when they took part in their sports day. The children took part in the sack race, egg and spoon race, a bean bag throwing competition, balancing race, shuttle race and a sprinting race. Thank you to everyone that joined us to cheer the children on. 
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This week we have enjoyed talking about our trip to Cherry Garth and looking at our photos. We have been writing all about our fun day, we are getting really good at writing independently now. We have been watching our bean plants grow over the last few weeks and they have got very tall now! We have been writing about them in our Plant diary and measuring their height using a ruler. We have been using sponge painting to create some beautiful flower paintings. In maths we have been learning about halving. 
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Our trip to Cherry Garth
We had lots of fun on our Jack and the beanstalk adventure day. We enjoyed exploring the woods area with our friends. We worked together to make a house for Jack and his mother and we acted out the story in the woods. We made our own fires and made magic bean soup, some of us thought it was delicious! We learnt about different trees, leaves and plants. We got to plant some tree saplings and seeds to grow back at school.
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Growing

The children have loved observing their seeds and watching them grow. They have been so excited to see the cress grow lots and the beans begin to shoot. The children have put together a story map to help them re-tell the story of Jack and the Beanstalk and have used this in their writing.  They have enjoyed working together to retell the story in our small world. In art the children have painted beautiful flowers and made fluffy beanstalk pictures.

In maths we have introduced counting in 10’s, 5’s and 2’s and linked this to money. The children have been challenging themselves to solve problems using 10’s, 5’s and 2’s also.

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Our new topic about plants
We enjoyed going around school on a plant hunt to start our topic about plants. We have talked about the needs of a plant and what we need to do to help it grow. We were all very excited to plant our own cress and lettuce seeds. In literacy we wrote instructions about how to plant a seed. We read the story Jack and the Beanstalk and have also planted a ‘magic bean’. The children can’t wait for them to start growing so we can measure how tall they get. In maths we have been learning about time and sequencing the events of the day.
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Easter fun! 🐣 
We enjoyed talking about Easter and all the fun things we can do in the Easter holidays. We did lots of Easter writing and craft and even had our own Easter egg hunt. We learnt about the Easter story and could put the story in the correct order. In maths we have been learning about 3D shapes. 
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Fire Visit 
 
We had a visit from Peaks Lane Fire Station. They arrived in their fire engine and all of the children had a turn to explore the equipment they use and were able to try on a fire helmet. The children enjoyed having turns of squirting the fire hose and going inside the fire engine. The firefighters even turned on the siren and flashing lights. 
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Superhero dress up day!

We have really enjoyed learning about People who help us in the real world. To kick start our work on Superheroes we came to school dressed as our favourite character. We enjoyed talking about superheroes, their costumes and their powers. We wrote about our character and made a special logo.

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World Book Day 📚 

We had lots of fun celebrating World Book Day! We enjoyed dressing up and we were confident to talk about our characters and our super costumes. We shared our favourite books with our friends. We used our sounds to write about our characters and write a book review. We also made our very own book marks.

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Police visit!

This week we had an exciting visit from PC Daz and PC Nick who came to talk to us about danger stranger. They arrived in their police van and all the children had a turn to explore the equipment they use and tried on some real life uniforms. PC Daz and PC Nick also helped us investigate the evidence that we had collected regarding Olaf's disappearance. We were over the moon when Olaf returned and we uncovered that the culprit was Burglar Bill all along!

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Emergency! Call 999! 👮‍♀️ 

This week we arrived back to class after half term to find a crime scene! Our small world was a mess and everything was on the floor! We used our detective skills to investigate what had happened. We found a muddy footprint and lots of fingerprints. We were shocked when we realised Olaf had been stolen!

We have been busy making lost posters and wanted posters to find the naughty person. We talked about how it is not nice to take other people’s things. We hope the Police will help us to get Olaf back. 

We have been discussing all of the people who help us in our life. We have been telling stories about emergencies in our small world. We have enjoyed being doctors and nurses in our Doctor’s Surgery.

In maths we have been learning our doubles. We have helped the Doubling Detective to work out his doubles using our finger prints. 

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 It’s all about Frozen!

On Monday we received a mysterious parcel. It was from Elsa. She had accidently frozen her friends and needed our help to rescue them. The children thought about how they could melt the ice and save Elsa’s friends. The children were so excited trying to melt the ice in their hands! Elsa said she might visit if we did a good job. The children wrote letters inviting Elsa to our school.

We read the story Frozen and talked about the different characters. We did a vote to find out who was our favourite character and we made a class tally table to find out the winner. In literacy we wrote who we liked the best and why. The children have enjoyed colouring pictures, writing about the characters and doing crafty art work. The children built ice castles, built snowmen using snow dough, retold the story in the small world area and cracked secret codes to find hidden words. 

In maths we have continued learning about measure. We used the scales to compare fruit and vegetables and find out which was the lightest and which was the heaviest. We weighed items from around the classroom, we tried to balance the scales using cubes to find out how much things weighed. 

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Frozen visitors ❄️ 
Elsa must have received our letters! We were so excited to meet Elsa and Anna. We enjoyed singing songs with them and showing them our classrooms. Elsa even showed us her magic and made snow!

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