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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.
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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! 
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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.
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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.

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. 
Our stars of the week are...
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. 
Our stars of the week are..... 💫 
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.

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.