Category: reception

Kipper’s Birthday (Friday 25th November 2022)

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 stroke him and talk with his owner. The children had such a wonderful time. We did everything on our …

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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, designing their own scary pumpkin head and making Halloween treats.  We had a Halloween story in the spooky house, to create an ambience we made the classroom dark and lit the pumpkin …

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September – Remembering our Queen!

What a start to the year! The children are beginning to settle in and are really happy and making new friends. We have started off the year by paying our respects to Queen Elizabeth II. We looked at an information book about the Queen and also looked at photos from some Newspapers. We found out …

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Jubilee celebrations (week beginning 23rd May 2022)

What an amazing week! This week  and we have been learning about our Queen and where she lives. We have been busy writing about London landmarks, making landmarks and buildings in the construction area, designing and making crowns fit for a king or queen, painting Union Jacks and red buses, getting ready for our street …

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Summer 1 snapshot!

This half-term has really been busy and  jam packed full of learning and experiences. We finished our growth and change topic and then went on to learning Traditional Tales. We have been busy chefs as usual making a healthy salad, fruit salad, Gingerbread Men (they didn’t run away – thank goodness!), cupcakes for Grandma (Little …

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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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