Category Archives: Reception

Reception blog

The Stringcredibles came to visit us

 

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Published Date: 28th April 2017
Category: eyfs blog, Nursery, Reception
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Magical Christmas show with Flip

 

We’ve had a lovely Christmassy magic show with Flip the Clown this morning 🎄 We even face timed santa 🎅🏼

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Published Date: 12th December 2016
Category: eyfs blog, KS1 blog, Nursery, Reception, Year 1, Year 2


 

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Never Forget

 

Last week we learned a little bit about Remembrance Day and the significance of the poppy.   Mrs Hyde Showed us a lovely animation from CBeebies and if you go to this web address http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/cbeebiesgrownups/entries/90ec00fc-1f65-3ee6-90f6-df81e52c4a10 you will be able to find more information about it.   We know now that soldiers died a long time […]

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Published Date: 20th November 2016
Category: Arts blog, eyfs blog, Reception


 

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Children in Need

 

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Published Date: 9th November 2016
Category: eyfs blog, KS2 blog, Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

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Christmas Text: Babushka

 

Our writing and mark making for Christmas will be based around the story of Babushka. We shall be using the text that you see in the featured image by Sandra Ann Horn and Sophie Fatus. There is absolutely no obligation for parents to buy the book but somebody you know may have a copy or […]

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Published Date: 6th November 2016
Category: eyfs blog, Reception


 

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Christmas Educational Visit and Christmas Nativity Dates for Reception and Nursery

 

Hello! The Christmas Trip is the Santa Safari at the West Midlands Safari Park on Friday 9th December.                                                                           […]

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Published Date: 6th November 2016
Category: eyfs blog, Nursery, Reception


 

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Firework Pictures

 

We had to use our fine motor skills, our imagination and lots of patience for this. First of all we watched a video of the fireworks at Himley Hall and we left the firework videos running in the background on You Tube – some of them were quite spectacular, especially the ones taken around the […]

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Published Date: 6th November 2016
Category: Arts blog, eyfs blog, Reception


 

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Happy Diwali Everyone

 

We have had a Diwali Day today in Reception! We started the day by introducing Diwali. We learnt that Diwali is celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists and those who follow the faith of Jainism. Reuben, one of our friends, has been celebrating Diwali at home over the weekend and he told us how he and […]

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Published Date: 31st October 2016
Category: Arts blog, eyfs blog, Reception


 

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Teacher Supported and then Independent Writing

 

Our class had a little go at using a provocation in their writing. Mrs Hyde introduced the idea of a provocation on a page and then we talked about how to use the provocation in writing or mark making. We had some very interesting ideas and we all talked a lot about them as we sat at […]

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Published Date: 26th October 2016
Category: eyfs blog, Reception


 

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Name Labels in Clothes

 

Parents are reminded that all children should have their names in all clothing and footwear used for school including their uniform, spare clothes on their peg (all children in the foundation phase need a spare set of clothes from home on their peg) and, in Reception, their PE kit. The younger the children are, the […]

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Published Date: 26th October 2016
Category: eyfs blog, Nursery, Reception


 

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Dates for Your Diary – Reception & Nursery

 

Week Beginning Day Event 31.10.16 Monday Diwali Party – Nursery wear own clothes from home, Reception bring in own clothes to change into at lunchtime. Rangoli Patterns, Story of Rama and Sita, Shape activities Friday Bonfire & Firework Safety, mini baked potatoes and indoor sparklers 7.11.16 Monday Parent Consultations – all day, Nursery and Reception. […]

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Published Date: 26th October 2016
Category: eyfs blog, Nursery, Reception


 

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HELP!

 

Hello! For the coming half term there are some things that we would like to have available for selection by the children in the classroom. If you or grandparents, aunts and uncles or family friends have any of these items that can be given to us on a permanent basis we would be very grateful. Boys […]

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Published Date: 25th October 2016
Category: eyfs blog, Reception


 

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Independent Work in the Construction

 

We have been using construction blocks to create some lovely structures following our small group time with the blocks, cups and CD’s. This time we used  the smaller, coloured blocks and we still helped each other and shared the blocks well.

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Published Date: 25th October 2016
Category: eyfs blog, Reception


 

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Construction with Cups and CD’s

 

We had a great time constructing with the blocks, cups and CD’s. Our teacher gave us some examples of famous buildings and bridges before we started and we had to think about which blocks would make our structures stable while still going high and wide. We came up with some brilliant ideas! It was fun […]

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Published Date: 25th October 2016
Category: eyfs blog, Reception, Science Blog


 

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Parsnip and Potato Patterns

 

During our maths lessons to do with shape space and measure we have been thinking about shapes an patterns. We combined some of our harvest vegetables and two paint colours to come up with some repeating patterns along a strip of card. Take a look at the pictures to see how some of us got […]

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Published Date: 25th October 2016
Category: Arts blog, eyfs blog, Reception
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New Piccies from Autumn 1 2016

 

We have been very busy this half term Here are a few snapshots of just some of the things we’ve been up to!

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Published Date: 25th October 2016
Category: eyfs blog, Reception


 

Our trip to the butterfly farm

 

On Friday Reception went on their trip to the Butterfly Farm in Stratford-Upon-Avon. They had a lovely time finding out about butterflies, moths and other creepy crawlies – we even got to hold a giant centipede and a giant African snail! The butterflies were very friendly, and enjoyed saying hello to Reception by sitting on […]

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Published Date: 24th May 2016
Category: eyfs blog, Reception


 

Busy butterflies

 

This afternoon, Reception have been busy making houses for our butterflies using blocks, pine cones, twigs, leaves, conkers, pebbles and fake grass. They have been using positional language to describe where things are in their houses, and have been getting very excited about seeing a real butterfly ‘house’ on our trip to the Butterfly Farm […]

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Published Date: 17th May 2016
Category: eyfs blog, Reception


 

Little gardeners

 

Reception had a lovely time last week getting stuck in with some gardening. We filled some old tyres with compost and planted potatoes, and we planted our very own wild flower garden too.

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Published Date: 11th May 2016
Category: eyfs blog, Reception


 

Goodbye butterflies

 

Our caterpillars turned in to beautiful painted lady butterflies over the weekend. Today we released them on our field. Some of them were a little bit reluctant to leave so we had to put them in our wildflower garden which we planted 2 weeks ago. The children were very excited to see the butterflies in […]

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Published Date: 9th May 2016
Category: eyfs blog, Reception


 

Friday fun in PE

 

Reception had a fantastic time this morning using the parachute during their PE lesson with the sports coaches. They played sharks in the sea, practiced moving the parachute quickly and slowly, and played ‘the mushroom game’!

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Published Date: 29th April 2016
Category: eyfs blog, Reception


 

Introduction to Tapestry

 

  Don’t forget our introduction to your child’s new learning journey will be from 9-9:30 tomorrow morning (Wednesday 20th April 2016). Please make sure you or a family member come along as you will receive some very important information.   Looking forward to seeing you there,   Jenny Smitherman

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Published Date: 19th April 2016
Category: Nursery, Reception


 

New arrivals in Reception

 

  Today Reception had some exciting new visitors to their classroom – 30 little caterpillars! We gave each of them a new home with plenty of food, and put them in our classroom so that we can watch them grow and change. The children were so interested in finding out about the caterpillars. They used […]

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Published Date: 12th April 2016
Category: Reception


 

Who lives in a house like this?

 

Today Reception discovered that someone (or something!) had moved in to our playground over the Easter Holidays! We found a tiny house, with a bed, an armchair, a table and chair with a small plate, a lamp a knife and a fork and a little vase of flowers. Whoever lives in this house didn’t leave […]

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Published Date: 11th April 2016
Category: eyfs blog, Reception


 

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Easter Egg Competition – the Winners!

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA We are pleased to announce the winners of the Easter Egg competition!   Nursery Reception Year 1 Year 2   Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6

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Published Date: 24th March 2016
Category: Nursery, Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

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Some Egg-cellent Entries! The Easter Egg Competition

 

A big well done to all the children (and parents) for their fabulous entries this year! 😉 Here are the amazing entries which are being judged. Watch this space for news of the winner!  

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Published Date: 24th March 2016
Category: Nursery, Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

Parachute play

 

This morning the Nursery and Reception classes had a brilliant time playing with a parachute. They used it to make large and small waves, they put some balls on the parachute and had fun trying to bounce them off. They had a brilliant time!

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Published Date: 15th March 2016
Category: eyfs blog, Nursery, Reception


 

Reading with Year 4 for World Book Day

 

  As part of our World Book Day celebrations, Year 4 came to visit Reception. The children read with a partner, sharing their favourite stories. Reception had a lovely time!

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Published Date: 8th March 2016
Category: eyfs blog, Reception, Year 4


 

World Book Day

 

  On World Book Day, Reception dressed up as a character from their favourite books. Arabella the story teller came to visit us, and told us the story of The Gingerbread Man. We helped Arabella to act out the story, had a go at mixing the ingredients for the Gingerbread man, and did the Gingerbread Man Dance!

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Published Date: 8th March 2016
Category: eyfs blog, Reception


 

Happy Mother’s Day

 

Thank you so much to all the Mums and Dads who came to Reception’s Mother’s Day assembly on Friday afternoon. The children read out how much we love our Mums, and told us some of the adjectives we had been finding to describe our mums. The children sang their Mother’s day song, and they really […]

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Published Date: 7th March 2016
Category: eyfs blog, Reception


 

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Reading with Reception class for World Book Day

 

Year 4 had a wonderful morning reading with Recpetion class.

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Published Date: 7th March 2016
Category: eyfs blog, KS2 blog, Reception, Year 4


 

Mothers day assembly

 

  Reception will be holding a small Mother’s Day assembly in the Reception classroom on Friday 4th March at 2:45 PM. The children will read some poems, sing some songs, and tell us why their Mummy is important to them. Happy Mother’s Day!

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Published Date: 22nd February 2016
Category: eyfs blog, Reception


 

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The Christmas Magic Show

 

We had a great time in Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 with Flip and Dippy visiting us for a Christmas magic show! It was just amazing!    

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Published Date: 14th December 2015
Category: Nursery, Reception, Year 1, Year 2


 

Treasure Tuesdays

 

Reception love Treasure Tuesdays! We bring in our own toys, share them with our friends and write all about them.  

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Published Date: 26th November 2015
Category: Reception


 

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EYFS and KS1 Christmas Movie Night – Tuesday 8th December

 

  Dear Parents/Carers, We are excited to announce this year’s Christmas Movie Night for EYFS and KS1 will be on Tuesday 8th December. The film showing is ‘Arthur Christmas’ and the cost for attending will be £1 per pupil, which will include a drink and popcorn. The film will start at approximately 3.30pm and end […]

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Published Date: 19th November 2015
Category: Reception, Year 1, Year 2


 

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Remembrance Day

 

This week, we marked Remembrance Day with an assembly in school and representatives from school went to a special service at the Elim Church.      

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Published Date: 13th November 2015
Category: Nursery, Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

Arts Week

 

Reception have been participating in Arts Week along with the rest of the school. The poem we chose to use as stimulus was ‘We’re Going On A Bear Hunt’ by Micheal Rosen. The children read the story, then created some beautiful art work based on the different parts of the family’s journey to find the […]

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Published Date: 11th November 2015
Category: Reception


 

Remembrance day in Reception

 

Today the children in Reception have been learning about Remembrance Day, or Poppy Day. We’ve been talking about why we all wear poppies today, finding out about soldiers and World War 1, and doing lots of beautiful art work too. At 11 o’clock, the whole school observed two minutes of silence. In Reception, we sat […]

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Published Date: 11th November 2015
Category: Reception


 

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Children in Need 13.11.2015

 

Put your ears on, Children in Need is on Friday 13th November and we will be celebrating it in order to raise money and awareness of an amazing charity! Please donate your £1 and’put your ears on’ to show your support.

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Published Date: 9th November 2015
Category: KS1 blog, KS2 blog, Nursery, Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

3D shapes

 

This week Reception have been learning about 3D shapes – in particular, pyramids. We played lots of shape games, and made our own pyramids too.  

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Published Date: 6th November 2015
Category: Reception