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Welcome Reception!

 

Last week we had many visitors for Aspirations week. We met Fred the Farmer, went inside Clancy Plant's vehicles and asked chef Hayley lots of questions. We had great fun and all shared our own hopes and dreams.

 

 

 

 

We all had a fantastic time on our first big school trip to Ashridge. We travelled on a coach, went mini-beast hunting and had lots of fun pond dipping.

 

 

Reception would like to send Miss Head on holiday to the moon. We have been learning all about the different planets in our solar system and built a rocket inside the classroom. Today we went over to Paddy's Patch to read a story about Q Pootle 5.

 

 

 

 

 

Meet our class  baby chick Whistle.


 

 

Whistle hatched Monday the 15th of May at 2.45pm in the Reception classroom.

 

 

We have had a fantastic start to our summer term and  we have encouraged the children's own interest of growing things. We have explored life cycles, planting and healthy eating. In our science area we are currently watching caterpillars turning into butterflies and eggs hatching into chicks.

 

 

 

 

Reception are very excited to share with you their latest science topic. We have been lucky enough to incubate 6 eggs which we hope will hatch into chicks. We will be following their progress daily and will keep you updated on their arrival. Miss Head will adopt the chicks at a later stage so will be going to a good home.

 

 

A big thank you to all the adults who joined us for family learning, it was lovely to see so many of you taking part and enjoying the activities. Reception love their new big numicon shapes for outside!


 

 

We have had a great half term filled with exciting topics and fantastic learning. We baked our own bread in the cookery room, took a trip to our local bakery, grew our own beanstalk and wrote our own Animal stories. Well Done to everyone in Book Week, your costumes were awesome! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We created a new investigation area in the classroom to explore floating and sinking. We made our own predictions before testing out many different objects. We then shared our findings to the rest of the school in assembly.

 


Some children in Reception decided they wanted to get married so we made their wish come true! We turned into florists, singers, dress makers, ring makers, bridesmaids in just one afternoon.

 

 

 

We all hope you had a lovely break over the holidays.  We have started the term off with sea

 

creatures, mermaids, and submarines. The children have loved creating an 'Under the Sea' display for

 

the classroom and writing their own sea creature stories.  

 

 

What a fantastic half-term we have had in Reception. The lead up to Christmas has been super busy but magical. Well done to all the children in their Nativity, you performed like superstars.  
We have enjoyed creating our calendars, Christmas cards and letters to Santa. He was so impressed he even sent us all a letter in return!  I would like to thank you all for your donations and support during Enterprise Week. The children had so much fun making lollies and Christmas decorations.

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 Thank you to all your donations for Children in Need. Reception enjoyed having many teddy visitors in the classroom today.

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On Remembrance Day Reception decided to create their own individual representation of a poppy using a variety of resources. In honour of the day we joined them altogether to make a wreath for the school hall.

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FIREWORKS
We have had so much fun learning about fireworks. We made our own display using paint and junk modelling to create a bonfire night scene. We discussed all the different sounds that fireworks make and used our phonic knowledge to write these down. We made our own posters to advertise our firework night. As a whole class we talked about bonfire night safety.

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We have come to an end of a fantastic half-term! We have all had so much fun and learnt lots of new things. I hope you all have a lovely half-term break and please keep safe. There is no home learning this week and you return back to school on the Tuesday, 2nd of November.

This week we celebrated Diwali!
We have learnt about the story of Rama and Sita and acted it out using masks in our new puppet stand. We looked at Symmetrical Rangoli patterns and designed our own. We have done lots of writing in our Indian Restaurant when taking down orders for our Diwali Celebrations.

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We have had great fun painting our portraits for our Art Gallery and enjoyed mixing all the different colours together.

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We have all made new friends and have learnt how to play and learn with others. We have loved working in groups to create our own houses for the three little pigs. 

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Lots of children have already baked, mixed and cooked in our mud kitchen outside. Their favourite is chocolate and mint milkshake and worm soup.

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Reminders
  • Home Learning goes out on Thursdays and must be returned on Tuesdays.
  • Children have PE on Monday. PE kits must be in school everyday.
  • Children must bring in their book bag with their school reading book and record every day.                 
Thank you

Reception Team

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