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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.


Our stars of the week are...

Our stars this week are...
Class Butterflies
The children have watched their class caterpillars change into cocoons and then emerge into beautiful butterflies. At the end of this week we had to release the butterflies. The children were so excited to see them fly away to find their butterfly friends... however, some of the butterflies didn’t want to leave us!
Our stars this week are...
Our learning celebration 🎉 
We made fruit kebabs using the fruit that the very hungry caterpillar ate in the story. They were very healthy! We enjoyed telling the story to our grown ups and tasting our fruit kebabs together outside. We also shared some reading books. Thank you to all of the grown ups who came to our special afternoon.
our stars of the week are...
Our caterpillars 🐛 
We have been learning about the lifecycle of a butterfly. We received a special package - our very own class caterpillars! We have been watching them carefully and talking about how they have been changing.  We have been writing about them in our Butterfly Diaries. This week they made cocoons! We are very excited to see them change into butterflies! 
our stars this week are ...
The Very Hungry Caterpillar 🐛 

We have been reading the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. We can retell the story using our Talk for Writing story map. We enjoying telling the story with our friends in the small world. We have been talking about the food the caterpillar ate and if it is healthy or unhealthy.

Our stars this week are ...
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! 
Our stars this week are...

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. 
Our stars this week are... 🌟 
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. 
Our stars this week are...
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.