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Welcome to reception class!

This term (summer 2) our topic is 'Pirates'. We will be learning about pirates with the help of Pirate Pete and his fairy friends!

Well done to all of the children in reception- what a fantastic year we have had! Have a wonderful summer break :)

Our 'end of reception class' Pirate Party :)

Today we did some FANTASTIC acting! We had a stage in the middle of the carpet and acted out short stories. We then spent some time writing our own stories before we acted out some of our friends stories. We had great fun and work really hard :)

Fun in the sun- physical development :)

Today we had a visit from Tarmac. They talked to us about road safety before letting us have a look at one of their big trucks!

Pirate Role Play- we practised being a friendly and kind pirate crew!

Our Pirate obstacle course... fantastic fun in the sun!

The pirates have arrived... Here is a few photos of us working really hard in reception class

This term (summer 1) our topic is 'Once upon a time'. We will be using a variety of stories and traditional tales to inspire and motivate our learning :) 

Today we were visited by Gemma Denham- author of 'Joshua's Rabit'. We loved listening to her read to us, and we were keen to ask her lots of questions afterwards :)

This week we are looking at 'Little Red Riding Hood'. Today we recieved a letter from the Wolf. He had heard how well behaved we had been this week and had left us a special treat (the cakes we had been baking this week). We went looking for our special treat around school :)

This week we are looking at 'Jack and the Beanstalk'. Today in PE we created our own beanstalks and then moved up and down them as the Jack and the Giant

This week we are looking at 'The Gruffalo'. After a visit from 'The Gruffalo'- we look part in some hot seating. We took turns to sit on the chair and answer questions in character! It was great fun and we came up with some brilliant questions and answers :)

After reading the story 'Owl babies' and learning about birds this week, we made the most of the sunshine and went outside to make nests. We produced some fantastic writing about our nests too!

Our topic this term (spring 2) is 'Transport'. We will be looking at various types of transport (using it as stimulus for our writing, maths work and to develop our communication skills), we have a travel agents set in our role play area and on the last week of term we will being going on a class trip to East Midlands Airport! We are looking forward to the next few weeks at school :)

Our egg-cellent Easter egg hunt!

World Book Day- what a fabulous day!

Our Leap Year 'Wedding'


On Monday 29th February we celebrated the leap year, by holding our very own wedding! We had a great time making cakes and decorations for the wedding, before Harry and Kora got 'married'. Thank you to Leonie for helping us with the service and all the parents who came and joined us :)

Our topic this half term (spring 1) is 'People who help us'. We will be learning about Fire Fighters, The Police and Vets in greater detail as the term progresses.

During the first two weeks of term we have a fire station set up in our role play area, and we will hopefully be having a visit from some fire fighters in school :)

This week we have been focusing on the story of 'The Little Red Hen' in literacy- using our talk 4 write actions to help us remember the story and to develop our vocabulary. We have also been writing simple sentences about the characters and simple lists. On Friday to celebrate the end of the week we had the chance too make our own pizza's. They were delicious!!

Welly Wednesday! Our first official welly Wednesday was a great success. The children really enjoyed going down to the forest to see what 'Percy the Park Keeper' had left behind, and helping him to tidy up! We are looking forward to many more to come :)

When the firemen came to visit reception class...

Learning through play- Fire Fighters

This half term our topic is 'Amazing Autumn'. We will be using the changing environment and the different celebrations we have during October, November and December to support our learning smiley

Have a look at the Topic Web below to see some of the things we've got planned!

Amazing Autumn Topic Web

On the last week of term we went on our 'Stickman trip', it was great fun (and very muddy!) and we even got to meet Santa at the end of the day :)

We have a visitor in class this month- The Kindness Elf! Everyday he is sending us a kindness message and we have to try and take meet the challenge :)

'How to Catch a Star' role play!

Friday 13th November was Children In Need day. We had a fantastic cake decorating competition and we could come into school dressed as super hero. The school raised some money too!

Below is some pictures of the fun we had that day :)

Diwali day

On Tuesday 10th November the whole school celebrated Diwali- here is some of the activities which reception class took part in!

Diwali dancing

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Diwali dancing

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Diwali role play, rangoli patterns and diva lamps!

Food tasting- We tried lots of different Indian foods and voted for our favourite :)

Poppadoms were our favourite!

Our walk to the Memorial park- 11th November