Gung Hay Fat Choy!

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Last week in Reception, we celebrated Chinese New Year. To introduce the topic, we watched some video clips online and found out how children prepare for and celebrate Chinese New Year. We then completed a range of activities to help us consolidate our learning. We developed our fine-motor physical skills by practising picking things up… More

Tadpoles!

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During the half-term break, Miss Ames visited her Dad’s garden and found some frogspawn in the pond. She brought it to school, along with an old fish tank and set it up on an investigation table. We watched closely for a few days and then the tadpoles began to hatch out from the eggs. Unfortunately, some of the… More

World Book Day 2019

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This week we celebrated World Book Day with the rest of the school. We were invited to dress up as a book character – our costumes were fantastic! The theme this year was ‘Share a Story’. Some children brought in their favourite story to read with a friend. We also played a game called ‘Name… More

Making Pizza

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Recently in Reception we have been reading ‘The Little Red Hen’ and as part of this we made bread. We loved the bread baking so much that when we read ‘The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza’, we had to make some pizza too! Firstly, we followed our bread recipe from last week to make… More

Making Bread

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Last week we made bread as part of our learning about The Little Red Hen story. First, we bought the ingredients from our ‘shop’ – Next we weighed the ingredients and mixed them all together – When the dough was ready, we rolled it into balls and put it in the oven – We enjoyed the finished product… More

New Friend Friday

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Every Friday afternoon in Reception we take part in something called  ‘New Friend Friday’. We all have a lollypop stick with our name on We then take turns to choose a lollypop stick from the golden box The child’s name on the lollypop stick we have chosen becomes our new friend We have to make… More

Diwali

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Last week in Reception we celebrated the Hindu festival of Diwali. We learnt a lot about Diwali through a range of different activities: The word Diwali means ‘Rows of lighted lamps’ and the celebration is also known as ‘The festival of light’ so we practised our cutting skills and made our own paper lanterns, decorating… More

Peer Reading

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On Friday 26th October we took part in a whole school peer reading session just before the end of the day. We were partnered with an older child in either Year 5 or Year 6 and we shared stories with them. They read to us while we listened, then we enjoyed talking to each other… More

Den Building

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What a fantastic day we had on Tuesday with Chris the den building man! He brought lots of special equipment with him and we listened carefully to his instructions so that we could work safely as part of a team. We thought carefully about what our den structure was going to look like before we… More

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt!

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This half term, our topic has been based on the popular children’s book ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ by Michael Rosen. We have completed lots of different learning activities linked to the story and also to bears. We listened to the story repeatedly until we were familiar with it and then joined in with actions. We also really enjoyed the version… More