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Reach for the moon, even if you miss you will land among the stars

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Reception Yellow

Welcome to the Reception Page!
 

 

Meet the Staff...
Miss Carnelley - Teacher
Mrs Varney - Teacher & Assistant Head Teacher
Mrs Barlow - Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Mrs Bailey - Teaching Assistant
Mrs Gibling - Intervention Teaching Assistant
Miss Allsebrook - SEN 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.

 

 

Autumn Term 2017

Our topic this term is 
"Let's Celebrate" 

 

 

We will be thinking about;
- birthdays and parties
- British values week - The Queen's rules
- Ilkeston fair
- Autumn, harvest and the Little Red Hen
- Bonfire night
- Winter and Christmas

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This week in Reception, we've been thinking about the Queen and the rules she likes us to follow so that we're all safe and happy.  We agreed that Mrs Smith is like the Queen because she tells us rules for keeping safe too! 
We've also;
- listened to two stories about the Queen
(The Birthday Crown and The Queen is coming to tea),
- made hand print portraits of the Queen,
- made jam tarts,
- designed a china tea cup for the Queen
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- had afternoon tea where we ate our jam tarts and had a nice cup of tea - yummy!     

 

See the Gallery below for photographs

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We have been really excited in Reception because Ilkeston Fair has started! After talking about different fairground rides, we made big wheels using split pins, carousel horses and helter skelters.  We had an assembly about keeping safe at the fair too.  

 

We had our own Reception Fair on Tuesday.  We used real coins to pay for a go on Hook-a-Duck
 and Knock Down the Teddy.  We bought a doughnut too. They were delicious!

 

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We have done lots of activities about texture this week.  We explored the objects in our Treasure Basket and described how they felt.  
On Wednesday, we had a visit from Animaltastic!  We stroked or held a snake, a lizard, a rabbit and a giant snail.  We couldn't touch the hedgehog because he was too prickly!

 

 

Meet "Bubbles" the hedgehog!
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We have had such a fun week learning about Autumn!
Our “Autumn Celebration Day” allowed the Nursery and Reception children to play alongside each other whilst becoming involved in a variety of Autumn themed activities. 
Please see pictures below!

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We have been thinking about Bonfire night in Reception.  We created our own firework dance on the playground, as well as chalking lots of different firework pictures.  We used instruments to make firework sounds and talked about our own Bonfire night experiences.  We watched "Fireman Sam's Safety Tips" to make sure we all understood the rules for keeping safe around fireworks, bonfires and sparklers. 

 

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Christmas Workshop

 

We have been very busy this morning at our Christmas workshop.  We had lots of help from our mums, dads, grandparents and friends.  We made lots of fantastic Christmas and Winter pictures including winter mittens, snowflakes, Santa and a Christmas tree.

 

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Spring 1 2018

Our topic this half term is 
"Once Upon a Time"

 

 

During this half term we will be doing lots of activities about different types of books and their special features.  We will explore a number of traditional stories through role play, writing, maths and creative activities.

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This week we have explored the story of "Goldilocks and the 3 Bears." We have sorted objects by size, sequenced pictures from the story, written labels and captions about the 3 bears' house and helped Mrs Bailey and Mrs Barlow to make porridge. The porridge was "just right." Yum!   

 

 

See our Gallery below for more photographs...

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During the last 2 weeks, we have been doing lots of activities about the Gingerbread Man.  We practised re-telling the story using actions instead of pictures and we all made our own Gingerbread Man to take home - delicious!  We designed some new outfits for the character and gave him some really funky hair styles!  

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On Tuesday 6th February it was 
"Safer Internet Day."

 

 

We listened to a story called "The Adventures of Smartie the Penguin."  We helped Smartie to make the right decisions when different things kept appearing on his new tablet.  We talked about people being unkind on the internet and how important it is to tell someone if something unusual appears on the screen.  

 

 

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Spring 2 2018

Our topic this half term is,
"Let's Go!"

 

 

During the next 6 weeks, we will be doing lots of activities about different types of transport.  We will be finding out about different ways of travelling in the air and on the land and sea. As part of the topic, we will also be taking part in a Road Safety workshop. 

 

 

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Tuesday 27th February 2018 

 

 

We were really excited at playtime today - it started to snow! 
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The snow started to settle on the playground but as soon as the sun came out, it melted away.  We really hope it comes back again soon!
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Friday 9th March 2018

Today we have been celebrating 
"World Book Day!"

 

 

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

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Some children brought in their favourite book from home and we listened to lots of different stories during our Library time in the afternoon. 
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This week we have been thinking about cars and motorbikes during our "Let's Go!" topic.  On Wednesday 7th March, Mr Inger (Mrs Barlow's Dad) brought one of his motorbikes to show us.  We watched him ride up and down the road on his motorbike - we had to cover our ears because it was SO loud!

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Mr Inger took his motorbike onto the playground and we had to look closely at all it's features.  We had a list of different things to look for and we ticked them if we could see them.  We really enjoyed the morning and we said a great big THANK YOU to Mr Inger for coming to see us!

See our Gallery below for lots of photographs.

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On Friday 9th March, we had a visit from a Derbyshire Road Safety Officer.  She talked to us about being safe when we're out and about and we heard a story about a teddy bear who needed help when crossing the road.
The staff in Reception were very impressed by the answers we gave when talking about road safety!
We practised
STOP
LOOK
LISTEN

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Summer 1 2018

During this half term we will be continuing to think about different types of transport, including helicopters, hot air balloons, aeroplanes and rockets!

 

Later in this half term, we will be doing a mini-topic called, 

"Rhyme Time!"

                               

We will be exploring some of the rhyming stories written by Julia Donaldson including "The Gruffalo," as well as a story called "Alien Loves Underpants" written by Claire Freedman.

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Picture 10 Our porridge was "just right!"
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Picture 97 A visit from Animaltastic!
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Picture 115 We enjoyed having Animaltastic in Reception!
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