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Reception Yellow

Welcome to the Reception Page!
 

 

Meet the Staff...
Mrs Kelly - Teacher & SENCO
Mrs Varney - Teacher & Assistant Head Teacher
Mrs Barlow - Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Mrs Bailey - Teaching Assistant
Mrs Gibling - Intervention Teaching Assistant

 

Every day in Reception is different!  We follow the Early Years Curriculum when we plan our topics and activities, but most of our learning happens through play and exploration.  The Reception children learn how to be a good friend and the importance of following rules to keep them safe and happy.  "British Values" are reinforced through our exciting, enriched curriculum.

 

 

 

 

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Wednesday 19th June 2019

Today we had a visit from Ark Farm.  We were really excited about seeing all the different animals.  We met a donkey, a pig, 2 goats, a farm dog, 2 hens, 3 ducks and 2 sheep.  We all touched the animals and talked about how they felt.  We had a fabulous picnic lunch and did lots of farm activities in the classroom too.

Thank you for visiting us Ark Farm!

 

 

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To support our work on 'Life Cycles,' a Reception parent kindly donated a Butterfly Garden so the children could grow their own butterflies.

The children have enjoyed watching the caterpillars grow and they were amazed by the cocoons they had formed.  

We can't wait to set our butterflies free into the garden!

 

    

      

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  Summer 2 2019



During this half term we will be thinking about; 

The Great Outdoors!

We will be finding out about farms and Ark Farm will be visiting us in school.  We will be going to see Mrs Bailey's garden to look at all the different flowers and vegetables growing there.  As the Summer holidays are just around the corner, we will be doing lots of activities about sun safety and the seaside.

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Summer 1 2019

What a busy half term we have ahead of us! 

We will be starting our new topic called

"Rhyme Time." 

   We will be doing lots of activities based on the following rhyming stories;

                                

      Aliens Love Underpants   Rumble in the Jungle       The Gruffalo

 

Our first Welly Wednesday will take place on Wednesday 1st May and we will be taking part in Balance Bike Training on Friday 3rd May.

We're such busy bees in Reception!

 

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During our 'Transport' topic we had a visit from Mr Inger and his Motorbike.

We watched him ride the bike on the road and looked closely at the features of a Motorbike. It was such fun!

  

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On Friday 8th March 2019, we celebrated 
"World Book Day!"

 

Everyone was really excited when they arrived at school wearing their costumes.  There were lots of different characters on the carpet during register time - who can you spot in the photographs?

           
 

     We thoroughly enjoyed looking at our favourite books from home.

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Pancake Day

 

On Tuesday 5th March, we celebrated "Pancake Day" in Reception.  We listened to a story called "Mr Wolf's Pancakes" and we created our own special pancakes using lots of different collage materials.  We made tasty pancakes with Mrs Bailey and Mrs Beardsley.  They were delicious! 

 

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Spring 2 2019

This new half term begins with more activities based on traditional tales. There will be some exciting events during the first few weeks, including Pancake Day and World Book Day!

 

After this, we will be starting our new topic called;


"Let's Go!"
We will be doing lots of activities about different types of transport, such as boats, hot air balloons, helicopters, cars, motorbikes and trains.

 


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The children have made excellent progress in Gymnastics during Spring 1!

They have;

-Explored different ways of travelling.

-Practised balancing on different parts of their bodies and balancing with a partner.

-Enjoyed climbing and travelling along the apparatus.

-Practised jumping off a bench landing in a 'magic chair' position (with their knees bent.)

See photos below.

Spring 1 2019

During the first few weeks of the Spring term, we will be thinking about 

Winter

We will be exploring our school grounds for signs of the season, investigating ice (and snow), listening to stories and rhymes about Winter and creating our own icy dances based on the film "Frozen."

We are really hoping it snows during January or February!

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Reception staff would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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Thank you to all parents that came to help at our Christmas workshop. We had a lovely morning making decorations for the Festive period.

 

 

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Bonfire Night and Autumn

We have had such a fun week thinking about Autumn and Bonfire Night!
Our “Autumn Celebration Day” gave the Nursery and Reception children the chance to play alongside each other whilst becoming involved in a variety of Autumn themed activities. We had great fun playing in the leaves!
 

 

We have also done lots of activities about Bonfire Night throughout the week.  We created our own firework dance on the playground, as well as chalking lots of different firework pictures.  We watched "Fireman Sam's Safety Tips" to make sure we all understood the rules for keeping safe around fireworks, bonfires and sparklers and we talked about our own Bonfire Night experiences.

 

Ilkeston Fair!

This week the children have enjoyed activities around the Fair. In Maths each child was given an amount of Pennies to spend at Larklands Fair. They were able to spend their money for a go on ; Hook a Duck, Tin Can Alley, a ride on the Bikes and finally a Doughnut!

 

          

National Poetry Day - 4.10.18

It was "National Poetry Day" on Thursday 4th October.  In Reception, we listened to a poem called "Autumn Winds" and we made up actions to go with the words.  We talked about some of the changes that happen in Autumn and we made a yummy shortbread biscuit in the shape of an Autumn leaf. 

Animaltastic - 9.10.18

After listening to the story of "When Willy Went to the Wedding," we talked about all the different pets he took to the church and how their different coats might feel.

On Tuesday 9th October, Animaltastic came to visit us and we got the chance to touch or hold some real animals. We described how they felt using words such as soft, spiky, hard and bumpy.  EVERYONE joined in and remembered to be really quiet and gentle so that the animals didn't get frightened. 

Meet some of visitors

                                    

            Melvin the Tortoise                        Fudge the Snake

Autumn Term 2018

Our topic this term is 
"Let's Celebrate" 

 

 

We will be thinking about;
- Birthdays and parties

- Making new friends 

- Special celebrations

- Ilkeston fair
- Autumn, harvest and the Little Red Hen
- Bonfire night
- Winter and Christmas

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Visit from Mr Ingers and his Motorbike!

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Christmas workshop!

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Spending our Pennies at Larklands Fair!

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Baking Shortbread Biscuits... Yummy!

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