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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 new Reception PE days are as follows:
    • RCC Monday
    • RDJ Tuesday 
    • RJL Thursday
    • Please bring your kit in on Monday and keep it at school all week incase these days alter.
  • Our topic for this term is Minibeasts. We will be reading The Hungry Caterpillar and Super Worm. We will also be reading stories by Judith Kerr.
  • Please visit the Curriculum Section under 'Key Information' to find out more about our learning this year and how you can help at home.
We are all excited about England’s match in the semi final tonight. We have been practising our goal scoring skills in our football challenge. We have enjoyed singing the England football songs and learning the Waku Waku dance. We have been using Google Earth to learn about different countries. We have been creating flags and writing about the World Cup. Good luck England - you can do it!
Our visit to the Classroom in the woods
We had a fantastic time on our first school trip. We searched for minibeasts in different habitats - ground, air and water. We worked together to find lots of creepy crawlies. We enjoyed running through the grassy field, seeing the tractor and exploring the woods. We all made our very own Spud Bug to take home. 
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This week we have been learning all about minibeasts. We have been identifying and describing different minibeasts and finding out some fascinating facts. We have also enjoyed watching our caterpillars have change over the last 2 weeks. We saw them make their cocoons and have been watching them patiently. This week something very special happened....our butterflies finally arrived! They are painted lady butterflies and they are so beautiful. We have enjoyed watching them flap their wings and feed on the fruit. 
Sports Day 2018
Thank you to all the parents and family that attended the Reception Sports Day today. I am sure you will agree the children's behaviour was fantastic and they made us all proud. Every child tried their very best and enjoyed taking part in the different events.
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The very hungry caterpillar

This week we have been reading the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.  We have enjoyed retelling the story - remembering all the food he ate and how he turns into a beautiful butterfly. We were so excited to receive some of the hungry caterpillar’s little friends! We are observing them closely to see how they will grow and change. In maths we have been learning about position and whether objects are near or far. We have also been continuing patterns on the Hungry Caterpillar.

Oliver’s Vegetables

The children have enjoyed talking about healthy eating and why we need to eat healthily and keep fit. We read the book Oliver’s Vegetables. Oliver didn’t like anything but chips ... until his Grandad made him try the Vegetables he had grown in his garden. The children wrote an extended piece of writing recalling what Vegetables Oliver ate on the different days of the week. We have enjoyed creating artwork, painting different vegetables and making crafty carrots. The children have talked about which vegetables they like,  do not like and what we can make with the different vegetables. 

In maths we have been halving shapes and quantities and learning about sharing amounts. The children shared vegetables equally between Oliver and his Grandad. The children have used the days of the week key word cards from Oliver’s Vegetables to practise writing the date on their work.

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Royal wedding fever 🇬🇧
This week we have been getting excited about the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The children have learnt all about the big day and had fun making flags and crowns.

Happy wedding day Prince Harry!

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Jack’s bean burger picnic
The children received a special letter from Jack and the ingredients to make his special bean burgers. They were very excited to make the burgers, and worked very hard! We were very proud to share our burgers with our parents with a picnic in the sunshine! Thank you to all of the grown ups who came to share our special celebration. 

This weeks ‘I am proud’ certificates went to...

This weeks 'I am proud' certificates went to....

This week’s ‘I am proud’ certificates went to...
Jack and the beanstalk 
This week we have been retelling the story of Jack and the beanstalk using our story map. We have written the first part of the story in our books and are very proud of our writing. Some of the children have written their own story books inspired by our love of books and story telling. We have continued to look after our plants and watch them grow. In RDJ we planted beans....we wonder if they will reach to the sky like Jack’s beanstalk?! In RJL the beanstalks have grown so quickly some are now taller than the 30cm ruler ... they have had to get out the meter stick! The children are updating their diaries to show how they are growing. We have been creating some fantastic art linking to the story. We have enjoyed counting in 2s, 5s and 10s and are getting better at recalling the numbers.