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Larklands Infant School

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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!

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.

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.

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.

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!

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!

Week Beginning - 11th March 2013

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

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.

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!
We had our first "Welly Wednesday" this week.  We had a great time digging in the soil.  We found lots of worms! 
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.