Reception Blog

Welcome to our Reception blog.
Scroll down to find out in more detail the things we have been learning and see some photos past and present.
Monday 3rd December
Christmas Fever has well and truly hit Reception today! The children arrived to find that Father Christmas had sent a naughty elf to our classes to learn how to behave from watching the children. The elf had created a small world area in the classroom which was like the North Pole, to make himself feel more at home. The elf himself had left us notes around the classroom to read, these explained why he had come to our classrooms. We then got a special delivery from the office which was envelope with a letter from Father Christmas as well as a diary for everyone to record what happens to the Elf every day. Let's hope he starts to behave soon! 
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Monday 19th November 2018
Today we started a new story of Owl Babies. We thought about how the characters were feeling and wrote character descriptions. We were also busy making owls in the creative area!
12th November 2018 Anti- Bullying week
This week we have started learning about anti- bullying week. In Reception we are focusing on kindness week, we have started by reading the book, 'the bucketful of kindness', we have then made our own buckets which we are going to fill with kind things this week.
We have also thought about what happens when we use unkind words to each other. We said horrible things to one apple and kind things to another apple. We spoke about how although the apples looked the same on the outside when we cut them open we saw that one was bruised from our unkind words.
Thursday 8th November 2018
This week we have been working hard in phonics to practise blending and reading simple words using the sounds that we know. 
Tuesday 6th November 2018
This morning RJR went out to forest schools for the first time. We got our waterproof clothes and welly boots on and walked to the nature area at the back of the school field. When we got there we has snack around the fire circle, then explored the nature area and had a go at some forest school activities including filling bird feeders, measuring each other with leaves, and peeling pieces of dead wood using a vegetable peeler. 
Tuesday 9th October 2018
This afternoon the children from Reception had a great time working together to build an obstacle course. It took lots of hard work and the children who joined in listened to their friends about how to complete the obstacle course. Fantastic teamwork, cooperation and self-challenge Reception! 
Friday 21st September 2018
This week we have been getting to explore more of our classrooms and enjoy experiencing new parts of the curriculum. We have been focusing on shapes this week and have really enjoyed making shape monsters, sorting shapes and also using the 2D shapes to make different pictures. We have already learnt so much and are excited to be coming in full time from Monday! 
All of the reception team want to welcome in all of new children! We are so excited to meet you over the next few days and have you come into school and start your learning journey!
We have been so busy already completing lots of different activities, take a look at some of the pictures below! We can't wait to welcome the rest of you into school on Monday and Tuesday!