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  • Dinosaurs

    Published 16/07/21

    This week we have been looking at dinosaurs, the children have had a great time learning lots of facts about a range of dinosaurs. At the beginning of the week it was great to find out what they already knew about them. We then went on to look at the features of different carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. The children have enjoyed making different habitats for the dinosaurs to live in, making dinosaur parks and drawing pictures of them.

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  • Riddles and shape!

    Published 09/07/21

    ​We have had a fantastic week in Reception continuing our learning about the different invertebrates/minibeasts with a focus on ants. Everyone picked something to write a riddle about, giving clues for the other children to guess what they were thinking of. The children have enjoyed finding and sorting 2D and 3D shapes from our inside and outside classrooms. Sports day was a great success and we had a fantastic time with all of the activities!

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  • Spiders!

    Published 02/07/21

    This week we have had a focus on spiders, the children have loved learning all of the different facts about them. They were fascinated when we found out that some spiders do not spin webs. We had great fun making spider catching games and the children made up new rules to make them more challenging and interesting. The pumpkins and sunflowers we planted have been growing well and are starting to take over the outside classroom.

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  • Bees

    Published 25/06/21

    We have been looking at bumblebees and honey bees this week and have learnt some of the differences between them. The children made a class hive and made their own bees with their faces on.  They also wrote some facts about bees and chose whether to make a butterfly, ladybird, snail or bee.

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  • Snails and slugs

    Published 18/06/21

    In Reception this week we have been continuing our minibeast topic looking at snails and slugs. We read the book Snail Trail and have been planning out, drawing and measuring our own snail's journey around the classroom. We have also been learning lots of different facts about slugs and snails and each of the children made a fact page. There have been some amazing transient art snails produced this week and the children have done a fantastic job taking pictures of their own snails.

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  • Minibeasts

    Published 11/06/21

    This week we started our new topic of minibeasts. The children have loved telling us how much they already know about minibeasts and learning some new facts. We have been reading the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and talked about the metamorphosis of a caterpillar to a butterfly. The children wrote short sentences in booklets to retell the story and completed addition number hunts around the classroom. In class we are learning lots of minibeast songs.

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  • Goldilocks and the Three Bears

    Published 28/05/21

    This week, Reception have been looking at the traditional tale 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears'. We have had a great time working through a D&T project making chairs and discussing the different types of materials you might use to make chairs for different purposes. The children also used simple co-ordinates to draw traditional tales characters to fill up their town on a map.

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  • The Three Billy Goats Gruff and adjectives

    Published 21/05/21

    This week Reception have been learning the story of 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff' and acting it out in class. We have had a focus on adjectives and produced some great pictures with all of the descriptive words the children could think of to talk about their character. 

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  • The Enormous Turnip

    Published 14/05/21

    This week Reception have had a great time learning and innovating 'The Enormous Turnip'. The children acted out the traditional tale playing the characters and they had the option to draw a story map, a story board or make a short book to describe what happens. We had some fun and interesting changes to the original story.​

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  • Capacity and The Three Little Pigs

    Published 07/05/21

    This week we have been learning our new traditional tale 'The Three Little Pigs' and have made finger puppets for the children to perform in the class theatre. They also worked on making strong houses that the wolf's huffing and puffing would not knock down. We have also been looking at capacity to find different measurements, looking at full, half- full and empty.

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  • Circuits and The Gingerbread Man

    Published 30/04/21

    This week we have been experimenting with electrical circuits using batteries, bulbs, buzzers and motors. We also started looking at 'The Gingerbread Man' our new traditional tale for this week.  The children had fun drawing their story map and acting out the story for the class.

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  • Traditional Tales

    Published 23/04/21

    It has been great to be back in Reception after the Easter Break and everyone is happy to be with their friends again. We have started our new topic of Traditional Tales looking at 'The Little Red Hen'. The children have enjoyed making finger puppets of the characters in the story and then re telling the story for the rest of the class.

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