Reception Blog

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

Twinkle Twinkle Little Stars

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This week in Reception we have been revisiting all the things that we have learnt already, you would not believe how clever we are. The teachers have been amazed with how all the children have progressed since September.

We have also been very creative and are enjoying making and decorating lots of Christmas crafts.   

We continue to rehearse for our fantastic Christmas play and are looking forward to performing it for you next week. Thank you for all the wonderful costumes sent in so far.

We are looking forward to our Christmas party next Tuesday afternoon.

Thank you for your continued support.

Reception Team.


Sweet Treats!

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In Reception this week, we have been enjoying the traditional tale 'Hansel and Gretel'. We have especially enjoyed this tale because we have been counting with real sweets and are now becoming confident at adding numbers together. In Literacy, we have started to write simple words and sentences to retell parts of Hansel and Gretel.We are enjoying rehearsing for our Christmas play, you are in for a real treat and we look forward to performing for you all.We have also been really creative and have made lots of Christmas goodies to surprise you with at the end of term.Thanks for the costumes we have received so far they look great!

Thank you for your support,

The Reception team.

Who lives in a house like this?

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This week we have been looking at the traditional tale 'The Three Little Pigs'. We have designed some houses using a range of materials and we have been on an Autumn walk around our school. We did some bark and leaf rubbings using wax crayons and talked about the changes happening in this season.

In Maths we have been working on adding 2 sets of numbers together using animals from the farm. We have learnt that + means add and = means equlas.  

In Literacy we have been looking at sentences and reading lots of our key words. Can you tell which of these is a sentence?

I can see a

I can see a pig.

We have been as busy as the elves this week learning our sounds, q, ng, nk, x.

Today we have enjoyed participating in the bikeathon, we are very tired but had a super time. 

Well done children you have been working really hard.

Trip Trap Trip Trap!

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This week Reception have been looking at the tradional tale of 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff'. We have been building bridges out of a range of materials and have been working as a team in PE to cross the bridge safely before the troll could eat us all up! We have also looked at some famous bridges and many children could recognise some of these from places they have visited.  

During phonics this week we have been learning the sounds for 'c, k, u and b'. Can you guess which letter ' curl around the caterpillar' belongs to? The teachers in Reception are amazed and very proud of all the children and how they have grasped the sounds and rhymes for each letter.

We have collaged some characters from the story and made some fantastic Billy Goats.

Another super week Reception. Well done :)   

Who's been eating my porridge?

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This week Reception have been reading the traditional story of 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears'. We really enjoyed putting our fingers into some gloopy porridge to pull out numbers and tell our partners one more than that number. Reception also loved going outdoors to draw numberlines on the shed and jumping on numbertiles to find one more. We have learnt some more of our letter sounds this week such as, i, p and n. One of our rhymes we have learnt is 'Down his body and dot for his head'. Can you guess what letter this rhyme is for? Next week we are looking forward to meeting the characters from 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff' but not the Troll!


Fee Fi Fo Fum!

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This week in Reception we have been retelling the traditional story of Jack and the Beanstalk. We have enjoyed doing lots of activities such as, making our own beanstalks, helping the Giants' wife by sorting out the Giants clothes into the correct order and using positional language to describe where Jack was hiding from the Giant.

In Literacy we have been learning about the formation and rhymes of the sounds a, m and s. We particularly enjoyed 'Maisie, Mountain Mountain!' 

We have also been talking about health and safety and were lucky to have Mrs Hawksworth come in and talk to us about the importance of crossing the road safely. Another great week children.Well Done!

Little Red Hen's helpful bakers

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In Reception this week we have enjoyed retelling the traditional story of 'The Little Red Hen' using actions for words. We have tasted some delicious breads from all around the world and have even baked some of our own bread rolls! We have also helped Little Red Hen by counting all of the animals on the farm and produced some super paintings of all the characters from the story. 





Reception Healthy Starters

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 We are very proud of our Reception classes this week as they have settled in really well and are adapting to school life here at Whitehouse Common.Today we have been learning about healthy foods and both classes have even had the chance to try some different fruits such as kiwi, pineapple, pears, blueberries etc. The children were super at trying all of the fruits and really enjoyed them. Well done Reception, we are looking forward to an exciting term.  

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