Reception Blog

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Our Reception Classes are Starfish and Seahorses.


Thursday – Reading book change

Friday – Show and tell


World Book Day 2018

Last week we enjoyed celebrating World Book Day. We all came dressed as our favourite book characters and took part in a range of activities linked to stories and books.




Our favourite activity of the day was ‘peer reading’ where some Year 5 pupils spent time reading stories to us. We are hoping that this will become a regular thing throughout the school year.

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Gung Hay Fat Choy!

This week in Reception we have been finding out about how people celebrate Chinese New Year. We have completed a range of activities including watching video clips, listening to traditional Chinese stories including The Great Race, Chinese writing with chopsticks and paint, creating a Chinese dragon outside and dancing, singing Chinese songs, making shadow puppets and tasting Chinese food such as noodles and prawn crackers.IMG_1140 IMG_1141 IMG_1143 IMG_1149IMG_2720 IMG_2723 IMG_2724 IMG_2727 IMG_2728 IMG_2734 IMG_2735

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We are writers!

This week in Reception we have been writing the story of The Three Little Pigs.

Over the last half term we have rehearsed and retold the story in many different ways using resources such as story stones, story maps, masks and puppets. Now that we know it so well, this has enabled us to have a go at writing the story ourselves.

Our teachers have been very impressed with our ‘can do’ attitudes towards the challenge and we are very proud of our work!

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Three Little Pigs

This week we have continued our learning on ‘The Three Little Pigs’.  We have been using story stones and creating story maps to help us remember the characters, setting and main events of the story.   Using story maps supports us to retell the story in preparation for writing.

As part of this topic we have been learning about where food comes from, whether it be meat or another product from an animal or harvested from farmer’s fields.  We used flour, butter, eggs and milk to make our own pastry and rolled sausages inside.  We made sausage rolls…. and they were delicious!IMG_3455 IMG_2902 IMG_2893 IMG_2894 IMG_2895IMG_3448 IMG_3467 IMG_2937 IMG_2934 IMG_2932 IMG_2929

Three Little Pigs

Continuing our learning on the Three Little Pig story, this week the Seahorses and Starfish classes have been learning to tell the story using actions.  We have also been very busy outside building a house of sticks.  We have decided the little pigs must have been very clever builders as we found the task tricky.


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