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Week Commencing 17th January 2022

This week we have had unexpected visitor in our classroom. The Evil Pea visited our classroom and trapped the carrot and broccoli. We have been very busy writing letters to Supertato asking for his help. We were very pleased on Friday when Supertato had caught all the peas and put them in jelly. We were shocked to find our there were more than one pea! We have also enjoyed using the tweezers to count the correct amount of peas to match the Numicon

Week Commencing 10th January 2022

This week we have been busy creating our own characters from the story 'Supertato'. We were very excited to find lots of big boxes in our outside area. We worked as a team to make a car, rocket and a house. 

Week Commencing 3rd January 2022

All of the staff in Reception would like to wish you a very Happy New Year. 

The children have been very excited this week to return to school and have all settled well.

In Literacy we have been looking at the story Supertato and writing character descriptions. In Maths we have been looking at numbers 1-10 and representing them in different ways. This week the children have thoroughly enjoyed playing with the cars and racing the cars down the channels. We have experimented to see how we can make the cars go faster. We have also been practising our throwing skills and have had a competition to see who could earn the most points when throwing a bean bag into a hoop. 

Week Commencing 13th December 2021

This week we have been participating in lots of festive activities. We have been busy making our own paper chains and bunting to decorate our classroom. We had our own class party and we enjoyed participating in party games and having some food. Also we had  an unexpected visitor from the Gingerbread Man. He made lots of mess in our classroom so we decided to create some wanted posters. Thankfully our class elf saw him again and he made it back home. We have also made some Christmas cards and advent calendars ready for the new year. 

All of the Reception team would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year! 

Week Commencing 29th November 2021

This week we have been looking at the story of 'The Gingerbread Man'. We have been busy acting out the story and making our own Gingerbread men from playdough. We have also made our own playdough using flour, salt and water. We have enjoyed making racing tracks using the funnels, tracks and crates. We have explored how we can make the cars go faster. We have put our Christmas decorations up this week and we are feeling very festive. We have also had a visit from our class elf. 

Week Commencing 22nd November 2021

This week we have continued looking at the story of 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff'. We have been creating our own story maps and have been innovating the story. We have used dinosaurs, farm animals,  ladders and building blocks to change the story to create our own. We have been practising out cutting skills and have been cutting out the key characters form the story. We have ordered them from smallest to biggest. The children have enjoyed making their own towers with 3D shapes in Maths. 

Week Commencing 15th November 2021

On Friday we enjoyed participating in lots of different activities for Children in Need. We used the tweezers to add pom pom's to Pudsey's eye patch, coloured Pudsey in using the colour key, played Pudsey pairs, traced the Pudsey lines and completed dot-to-dot. We had lots of fun wearing yellow or something spotty. 

Week Commencing 8th November 2021

This week we have continued to explore the story of 'The Littel Red Hen'. We used our outside stage and props to retell the story using our actions. We have been busy investigators after the Little Red Hen lost her bread. We used the magnifying glasses, torches, walkie talkies and notebooks to solve the mystery!

Thank you to the parents who joined us for the Library trip. We had a great time reading the story 'I am a Tiger'. The children sat beautifully and listened really well. 

Week Commencing 1st November 2021

This week we have been learning about Diwali and Bonfire Night. We have had been making Rangoli patterns using chalk, making Diwali cards, colouring patterns, creating our own fireworks in the sand, painting different coloured fireworks and recreating fireworks using colanders, pipe cleaners and beads. Mrs Kaur also told us about how she celebrates Diwali. We listened to the story of Rama and Sita during assembly. 

Week Commencing 11th October

This week we have continued to look at the story 'I'm Special, I'm Me!' We have been looking at who we live with and drawing family portraits. We have also written about the skills we are good at and collaged our own mirrors. 

Week Commencing 4th October 2021

This week in Reception, we have been enjoying the mud kitchen. We have had lots of fun making mud soup and cakes. On Friday we enjoyed wearing something yellow for hello yellow day! We participated in lots of fun activities and explored our different emotions. We painted yellow suns, made friendship bracelets, made faces from play dough and completed some mindful colouring. 

Week Commencing 20th September 2021

This week, the children have really enjoyed exploring 2D shapes. We have been busy sorting the shapes and talking about the properties. We have also had a go at making our own shape pictures. Well done everyone!

Week Commencing 13th September 2021

We have had a fun couple of weeks settling into school! The children have been amazing and we have been learning about our rules and routines. This week we have all made a portrait of ourselves. Look out on Tapestry for your child's portrait!