Category: reception

Easter Bonnets

As tradition we celebrated the end of the Spring term with our Easter Bonnet parade. The children paraded around the hall proudly wearing their Easter Bonnets. We had some really lovely bonnets and the children loved the other children looking at them as they walked around the hall. Here’s to the end of the Spring …

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March – Chick madness!!

During this month we have had some excitement to say the least! We were very lucky to receive an incubator and 11 eggs. We waited patiently and with great excitement and a few days later witnessed the hatching of the eggs. We were so lucky that we had 10 healthy chicks. We had to leave …

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Digging up the past…

This week in Reception we have been finding out about Palaeontologists. We found out that they dig for fossils using special tools. We turned our role play area into an excavation site and used tools to find fossils. Throughout the week we have found different dinosaur bones and we even made our own fossils using …

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This week in Reception…..

We have been finding out about the landscape that the dinosaurs lived on. We found out that there were lots of active volcanoes.  The children wanted to know what was inside them, how they erupted, are there still volcanoes now and how the dinosaurs died. We watched some videos and used a Non-Fiction text to …

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A Romp in the Swamp!

This week we have been reading Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs: A Romp in the Swamp By Ian Whybrow and Adrian Reynolds. We talked about why Harry keeps his dinosaurs in a bucket and the children said that he wants to keep them safe and they are his special toys. One of the children …

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12th January 2022 – Reptile Visit

The children  were curious to know what a dinosaur felt like. We have found out that dinosaurs were reptiles. We were really lucky to have a visit from a milk snake and a tortoise. The children were very curious about the snake and interested in how it moves and feels. Most of the children touched …

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End of term fun!

Reception have enjoyed the last few weeks of term getting into the Christmas spirit and building up in excitement for the end of term and Christmas.  Alongside our lessons, we have been taking part in lots of Christmas crafts, learning about the Nativity story, and being busy little elves in our Christmas performance. We thoroughly …

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Kipper’s Birthday (Friday 26th November 2021)

We have thoroughly enjoyed Kipper’s Birthday today, the best moment was when the children realised that Kipper was actually coming. The children were so happy when Kipper came into the classroom and we were able to touch him and talk with his owner. The children had such a good time. We did everything on our …

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Getting ready for Kipper’s Birthday (Thursday 25th November 2021)

We have enjoyed a day filled with preparation for Kipper’s Birthday party. We have been decorating biscuits, making jam sandwiches and making a cake. We have been using a spoon to put icing on top of our biscuits and then squeezed icing sugar tubes to decorate them. We used a knife to spread jam on …

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Halloween Fun!!

We have had a wonderful week of Halloween fun in Reception. The children have thoroughly enjoyed our spooky role play area, making potions, doing spaghetti painting (the children said they were the spells coming out of the cauldron), using tweezers to pick up Halloween pasta shapes and making a witch using 2D shapes.  We watched …

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