Reception Blog

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Our Reception Classes are Starfish and Seahorses.


Thursday – Reading book change

Friday – Show and tell


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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The Three Little Pigs

This half term our learning activities will focus on the story ‘The Three Little Pigs’.  We will be learning to draw, paint, tell, act and write the story.  This week we have developed a new role play area, the pig’s house, and have been using story vocabulary in our play.  We have been learning to play a new group game, ‘What time is it Mr. Wolf?’,  which has enabled us to develop gross motor control and coordination as we ran away from the big bad wolf.

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Whitehouse Farm

On Thursday Reception enjoyed a fun, but cold, visit to Whitehouse Farm. During the day we took part in a range of different activities:

Travelling on the coach –

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Hand feeding goats, donkeys and ponies –

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Tractor ride –


Holding smaller animals including a rabbit, guinea pig and a giant millipede named Martha –

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Creating a Christmas Nativity scene –

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Playing on the park –

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Eating our packed lunches –

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Writing a Christmas list and seeing Santa –

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This week we experienced the first snow fall of this winter. We were very excited and so decided to go on a winter walk around the school grounds and through the woodland walk. We found that lots of pine cones had fallen from the trees so we each chose one and put it in our pocket to bring back into school. When they have dried out and opened we plan to paint them and turn them into a beautiful Christmas decoration.

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Anti-Bullying Week

This week was anti-bullying week in school.  We have been talking about being kind to each other and have used stories, songs and video clips to help with this.  We especially enjoyed a story where Topsy and Tim helped a friend who was upset at school and we looked at their top tips for a happy time at school.


We learned a song about being friendly, caring and kind and we passed a length of string around the circle to join us all together as friends.

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