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Reception Yellow

Welcome to Reception Yellow!

Class Teacher
Mrs Varney
Teaching Assistants
Mrs Barlow, Mrs Bailey, Mrs Gibling,
Mrs Dickens, Mrs Trueman, Mrs Holmes



Summer Term 
Our new topic is called "The Great Outdoors."  We will be thinking about Spring, Summer, gardens, mini beasts and days out.  We will be exploring the school grounds for creatures and looking closely at them using magnifying glasses.  We will be planting seeds and growing our own vegetables and sunflowers.  We will be comparing big animals with small animals. We are very excited about visiting Twycross Zoo!



Week beginning 10th June 

This week we have been hunting for minibeasts in the garden and we have used special glasses to look at the world through the eyes of different creatures.  It was our class assembly on Thursday.  We told everyone about all the work we have been doing outside.  Well done Reception!

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Week beginning 20th May


There have been lots of exciting things happening in Reception this week.  Our butterflies emerged from their cocoons - they are called Painted Ladies.  It was too cold on Friday to release them, so Mrs Varney took them home and set them free on Saturday.  On Thursdsay we went to Twycross Zoo.  We had a brilliant day!  Look at the photos in our gallery.

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This week in Reception we have started to find out about mini beasts. On Thursday we had an exciting visitor! His name was Brendan and he brought lots of different mini beasts for us tomeet.
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Week beginning 7th May 2013

We have had an exciting time in Reception this week!  After listening to the story of Peter Rabbit, we received a letter from Mr McGregor (the character in the book).  He asked us to help him to find all the carrots Peter had stolen from his garden.  We looked everywhere outside and we managed to find 54!  We worked really well as a team.

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Week beginning 15th April 2013

We have been looking closely at daffodils this week and drawing them with oil pastels.  We've been thinking about all the new life we see in the Spring and making nests using sticks and leaves.  We worked as a team to tidy up the planters and we emptied our sand pit ready for some new sand.  Phew, what a busy week!

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Look at the beautiful Easter hats we made at home for our Spring Celebration on Thursday 28th March.  We really enjoyed singing our special songs.  Happy Easter everyone!

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Week Beginning - 11th March 2013

We have been thinking about rockets this week.  We painted rockets and measured them using unifix cubes.

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We got very muddy on Welly Wednesday this week!  We had to scrub our wellies in the water tray outside.  Look how clean they were by the end of the day.

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It was "World Book Day" on Thursday 7th March.  The Reception children came to school wearing masks based on "The Gruffalo" and "Goldilocks and the 3 Bears."  We did lots of activities about the stories, including tasting porridge! Yum!
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We had our first "Welly Wednesday" this week.  We had a great time digging in the soil.  We found lots of worms! 
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We have been celebrating Chinese New Year!  This year it is the year of the snake.  We enjoyed tasting Chinese food and making our snake sock puppets.
Picture 1 Bollywood dancing during International week
Picture 2 Bollywood dancing!
Picture 3 Bollywood dancing!
Picture 4 Bollywood dancing!
Picture 5 Bollywood dancing!
Picture 6 Working hard during our skipping workshop!
Picture 7 Working hard during our skipping workshop!
Picture 8 Art work with a visitor during International Week
Picture 9 Our last Welly Wednesday
Picture 10 Our last Welly Wednesday
Picture 11 Our last Welly Wednesday
Picture 12 Our last Welly Wednesday
Picture 13 We have been to the zoo
Picture 14 Spot the dinosaur!
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Picture 16 We liked the elephants.
Picture 17 Some of the animals made us laugh
Picture 18 Mrs Holmes' group!
Picture 19 Mrs Varney's group!
Picture 20 Mrs Barlow's group!
Picture 21 Our butterflies have emerged from their cocoons!
Picture 22 We used magnifying glasses to get a closer look.
Picture 23 What a great team!
Picture 24 We have been digging up the weeds and dandelions.
Picture 25 Finding the carrots hidden by Peter Rabbit
Picture 26 Happy Easter!
Picture 27 Happy Easter!
Picture 28 We put on our own puppet shows
Picture 29 We had lots of fun making our sock puppets.
Picture 30 The prawn crackers were very crunchy.
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Picture 32 It's tricky using chop sticks.
Picture 33 Yummy. Spring rolls and rice.
Picture 34 Let's start our sponsored event!
Picture 35 1 minute's gone and we're still feeling fit.
Picture 36 Keep up the good work everyone!
Picture 37 Look how active we are!
Picture 38 We even managed to do our press ups.
Picture 39 Well done everyone and thank you Laura.
Picture 40 Getting ready for our sponsored sports event!
Picture 41 Super spotty dogs!
Picture 42 This is hard work.
Picture 43 We're off for an adventure in our hot air balloon!
Picture 44 We can see so many things from up here.
Picture 45 We are the Yellow Class
Picture 46 Look, it's snowing!
Picture 47 Let's build a snowman
Picture 48 Look at my snowball.
Picture 49 Wow!!!!