Reception Blog

Welcome to the Reception blog. Find out what our classes have been up to lately!

Firework Fun in Reception 2019

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We have had a fantastic week celebrating Bonfire Night!

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For Forest School, we enjoyed writing with sparklers! We thought about how to use them safely and put them in carrots so that they were easier for us to hold.

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We enjoyed making sparklers to eat with melted chocolate, breadsticks and coloured sprinkles.

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We used different materials to make firework pictures.

In our outdoor area, we enjoyed using marbling inks to create pictures of burning fire.

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World Space Week 2019

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This week Reception have enjoyed learning about space as part of World Space Week 2019.

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We enjoyed investigating how craters are formed on the moon's surface.

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We also enjoyed making our own moon pictures using foil.

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We even went on a yoga space adventure! You can join in too by watching the video below :)

We're Going on a Bear Hunt 2019

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This week we have been reading 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' as part of our world on animals for World Animal Day.

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You can listen to the story below.

Our Phonic Sounds

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Following feedback from our recent parent workhop, please see the video below for clarification on how to pronounce our phonic sounds.

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If you have any questions, please speak to your child's class teacher.

Playing and Exploring

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We have had lots of fun this week!

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We have ordered numbers.

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We ordered pictures from the story Little Red Riding Hood.

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We sorted letters on the touchscreen.

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We played with the Numicon in the sand.

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We made Numicon pictures with paint.

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We used tweezers to count out pom poms.

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We counted out fruit in the water.

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We thought about reusing different materials to build with.

Letter Formation

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We practised our pencil control.

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We enjoyed playing in the water.

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We enjoyed making different bean shapes in PE.


Reception Activities

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This week we have been enjoying spending time in our classrooms.

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We enjoyed playing a counting game on the iPads.

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We dug for treasure in the sand.

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We used the Numicon to make different pictures.

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We decorated pirate flags for 'Talk like a Pirate Day'.

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We practised writing the letter a. Round the apple and down the leaf.

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We found and counted the food in the water to take to Grandma's house.

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We retold the story of 'Little Red Riding Hood'.

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Our First Week in School

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This week Reception have been learning our 'Talk 4 Writing' text, Little Red Riding Hood. We have started to think of actions to help us retell the story all by ourselves. We also enjoyed visiting our school library where we were able to choose two books to take home. Remember your library bags every week so you can choose two new books. RJS visit the library every Thursday and RHT on Fridays.

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First Day At School!

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Reception children all thoroughly enjoyed their very first day at school! We enjoyed making lots of new friends and completing different activities. We especially enjoyed choosing our own lunch in the dinner hall.

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The Rainbow Fish

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This week Reception have started reading their Year 1 transition text, 'the Rainbow Fish'. We have enjoyed reading the story and creating story maps to help us retell it.

PSHE Keeping Clean

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As part of our PSHE work, Mr Horne visited us to talk to us about the importance of washing our hands. He showed us how to wash our hands carefully to ensure that we get rid of any germs. We also talked about when we might need to wash our hands.

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If you would like to play a game about keeping clean, please [click here].



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This week Reception enjoyed Tennis sessions with coaches from Sutton Coldfield Tennis Club.

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Please see the card sent home for more information about Sutton Coldfield Tennis Club.

Business Enterprise 2019

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This week Reception have been thinking about money and different jobs. What jobs do the adults in your house have? We enjoyed a visit from Dr Helen who is a doctor for children. she talked to us about the different things that she has to do and told us that she had to go to university for 7 years!

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What is your dream job?

We enjoyed thinking about all the different things that you need money for. Please [click here] to play a money game.

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