Reception Blog

Friday 19th January 2018
Wow! What an exciting day we've had for Science day. The children learned how to make ice cream in ziplock bags. When they came back to the classroom, the children wrote about making ice cream and remembered what ingridients they put in. Outside- the children played with bubbles. During busy learning, the children looked at Artic animals and could use some of the names for the animals and talk about where they live. Take a look at our photos below...
Thursday 18th January 2018
Forest schools started this week and the children have had a great time exploring, climbing, den building and hunting for insects. We have also been talking about 2D and 3D shapes and have found these in the Reception playground and all around. This is the last week of our winter topic and we have been doing lots of snowman activities in our classrooms. Elsa froze our teddies and we had to work out how we could melt the ice and warm them up. In PE we have been dancing to Winter music.
Thursday 4th January 2018
Happy New Year to you all!
The children came back to school after their break with lots of exciting news. Today we made some new year resolutions and attached them to rockets that we blasted around the playground!
Our new topic is Winter and we enjoyed reading the story 'Lost and Found' about a penguin and a boy who became friends. We have been making plasticine snowmen, collage penguins and we have also been rescuing animals that had been frozen in cubes of ice.
Lots of busy work and we've only been back at school for one day!
Thursday 14th December
A huge WELL DONE to all the Reception children for their excellent Christmas Production! They all worked so hard practising and making costumes and did a great job on stage, dancing, singing and acting.
What a great show!
Monday 11th December
The elves paid us another visit today and this time they left us some presents under the Christmas tree. We were very excited when we opened them to find some remote controlled cars, some beebots and some mobile phone style walkie talkies. We enjoyed playing with them all day and did some great turn taking.
Friday 8th December
We have had a fun and busy week in Reception getting ready for Christmas and our Christmas Play. Look at the photo album below to see some of the activities that we have been doing.
The elves made a brief reappearance this week but there is a big surprise waiting for the children on Monday morning!
Hope you have a good weekend.
Friday 1st December 2017
A very exciting day in Reception today - the elves has visited our classrooms over night and decorated them for Christmas. We opened our advent calendar too. Every day someone will get a chance to open a number and received a Christmas rubber. Don't worry we'll all have a turn!
Watch our elf visitors below in the video clips and look out at home - they may visit your home and leave some decorations!
29th November 2017
We're so sorry for the recent silence on here but we have been so busy in our learning in Reception! Last week, lots of us really enjoyed the Bedtime story workshop and had a great time reading while sipping hot chocolate in our jammies!
We have been really impressed with how well the children have grasped Phase 1 phonics skills such as sound talking and have been putting them to great use with the letter sounds they are learning - the children's reading and writing are coming on brilliantly. Remember to look on Bug club this week.
This week we went on a Hunt to find the cheeky gingerbread man who seemed to be sabotaging our Literacy slides. We followed lots of clues around the school and completed lots of phonic challenges until at last we found him and gobbled him up! 
Today we also started making electrical circuits to light up a bulb ready for designing and making our own toys next week- watch this space. 
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Wednesday 8th November 
Wow! What lovely days we have had at our farm to fork visit to TESCO Milton this week. First, we went on a coach to TESCO. When we got to TESCO, we had to walk through the store and carefully up the stairs to the staff cafe area. This is where we were able to mould the dough into 2 different shapes. Then, in groups we got to explore the bakery- Alex talked to us about all the different machines and how they worked. We really loved the packaging/ label maker for the different breads! Please take a look at the photos below. A big thank you to TESCO (especially Sandra) and to all the adults/parents who helped with our trip.
Friday 20th October
Wow, you've made it to half term Reception children (and parents!). You have worked so hard and learnt so much already, we are really proud of the progress you have made; you fully deserve a rest this holiday. 
This week, we have been busy going on a MONSTER hunt! We scrambled over wibbly, wobbly bridges, we bounced over soft, squidgy cushions and squelched and squerched our way through slippery slime but we still didn't find we made one! The children worked hard to designed their own monster, focusing on how it could be described, and then they made them using junk. 
The children have amazed us with their story telling skills this half term, make sure you ask them to retell We're Going on a Bear Hunt. Could you go on a hunt this holiday, perhaps even a spooky one?
Monday 2nd October
Today we started our topic of Bear Hunt and acted out the story. We also made Bear Hunt "small worlds" where we worked really carefully cutting, ripping, rolling and gluing to make each different obstacle along the way. Ask your child if they can tell you the story.
We also started a science experiment about keeping healthy. We are monitoring what happens to bread when it is left. Some bread was touched by all our dirty hands but others we only touched with clean hands- which one will get the most moldy? At home you could practice washing hands really well and perhaps even make up a hand washing song?
Thursday 21st September
This week we agreed our class rules to try to make sure we are happy, healthy learners! We also read the story of The Rainbow Fish and have thinking about how we can be kind in our words and actions. We really enjoyed making our amazing Rainbow fish!
This Saturday 23rd September there is a Working Party to sand and stain the fence around our school garden. It is 9-12 o'clock and there will be refreshments available. Accompanied children are really welcome too- there will be lots of jobs for them. Please come along and join the fun.
Wednesday 13th September
This week the children have started to stay for lunch and we have been so impressed with their healthy eating! We have been practising using our knives and forks. Also this week, we have been discussing our families and drawing lots of pictures of people who are special to us. The children have been working together really well and are settling in to their new routines. We look forward to welcoming them full time next week!
Monday 11th September 2017
Wow! What a busy week in Reception, all the children have now attended Reception and spent at least a morning or afternoon in the classroom. There have been lots of activities for us to try. Last week, we had a wonderful teddy bears picnic with all our parent/carers and our teachers and teaching assistants. Thank you to TESCOS Milton for donating lots of the food and drink and to all the teachers and teaching assistants who prepared the picnic. Everybody was happy and had a lovely time!Take a look at the photos below.
W1st November 2017
This week we have started our new topic of "The Little Red Hen" and we enjoyed making the bread and cakes for our role play bakery. We have been doing lots of counting, adding and weighing in the bakery.
This week we also started learning our letter sounds and have been busy making things that start with the sounds. We have made snakes, astronaut helmets and tickly tarantulas! Tomorrow we are looking forward to making pizzas.