Category Archives: Reception

Reception blog

Our Forest

 

This week Reception have been learning and writing about forests. Today they started to create their own forest picture using materials that they collected from the school field earlier this week. .   

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Published Date: 12th October 2018
Category: eyfs blog, Reception


 

UNICEF rights respecting school

 

Tiverton Academy is now on its way to become a UNICEF rights respecting school. The class votes have been cast and we now have our first ever steering group! There are 2 children from each class (year 1 to year 6) We all had to attend our first meeting together on Thursday – it was […]

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Published Date: 30th September 2018
Category: eyfs blog, KS1 blog, KS2 blog, Nursery, Reception, Rights Respecting Schools Steering Group, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

Handwriting

 

This afternoon we took advantage of the glorious weather and worked on our letter formation outside in the playground. We did very well and had lots of fun!              

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Published Date: 27th September 2018
Category: eyfs blog, Reception


 

Sunflower

 

We were excited today to find a sunflower in our classroom. We all sat together and told Mrs McKenzie and Mrs Francis everything we already knew about sunflowers.       

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Published Date: 21st September 2018
Category: eyfs blog, Reception


 

Reception learn how to stay safe on the stairs

 

This morning we walked up and down the stairs to learn how to stay safe. We shared our ideas of why we should hold onto the railings and why it is dangerous to run, jump or push.  

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Published Date: 21st September 2018
Category: eyfs blog, KS1 blog, Reception


 

Our first week in Reception

 

We have had a wonderful first week in Reception. We have spent this time exploring our new learning environment, making new friends and getting to know each other. We have been playing in our home corner, the construction area and enjoying new books in our cosy book corner. Having learnt how to use the art […]

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Published Date: 7th September 2018
Category: eyfs blog, Reception


 

Reception goes to Forest School

 

This week we were very excited to go to Forest school for the first time. We met our facilitators, Tom and James who explained what Forest school was and some of the important rules to keep us safe. We enjoyed exploring our new learning environment and we look forward to our next session. Look at […]

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Published Date: 15th August 2018
Category: eyfs blog, Reception


 

Summer days and Summer stories

 

Reception had a lovely afternoon with year 6. They read stories to us and we read some to them. Thanks year 6! #oldestandyoungest #lovereading

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Published Date: 21st May 2018
Category: eyfs blog, KS2 blog, Reception, Year 6


 

INSPIRE Workshops for Nursery and Reception

 

Please look out for the letter that is going home today about INSPIRE Workshops in Nursery and Reception. It is important that you return the tear off slip at the bottom of the letter so that we can fully support the children and their accompanying adults in their activities. We’d love to see you or […]

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Published Date: 19th March 2018
Category: eyfs blog, Nursery, Reception


 

Kagan skills

 

This week we have been learning about the jobs that people do. To start off our topic lesson we have been practising our Kagan skills. We have learnt that when the music starts (we love – Hound dog by Elvis) we mix and move around the room and then when the music stops we put […]

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Published Date: 15th March 2018
Category: eyfs blog, Reception


 

Happy Mothers Day

 

Happy Mothers Day to all our lovely Mums. We appreciate and thank you for everything you do for us. We hope you enjoy our handmade biscuits. Love from Reception xxxx

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Published Date: 9th March 2018
Category: eyfs blog, Reception, Science Blog


 

Our reading poem

 

This week we have been learning about rhyming words and we wrote a class poem to celebrate world book day. We hope you enjoy it.

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Published Date: 7th March 2018
Category: eyfs blog, Reception


 

Wonderful wintery day

 

It started off as a beautiful, wintery and sparkly playground until Reception went outside!! We had so much fun – painting, drawing, writing, throwing snowballs and making snow angels.

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Published Date: 4th March 2018
Category: eyfs blog, Reception, Science Blog


 

How much room?

 

Last week Reception have learning about capacity. We have been using words like – empty, nearly empty, half full, full, capacity and liquid to describe and compare the capacity of the different containers.

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Published Date: 4th March 2018
Category: eyfs blog, Reception


 

The Winners Are…

 

We held a competition for the best dressed character from Nursery to Year 6. Take a look at our winners: Ladybird in Nursery Tiger in Reception  Cat in the Hat in Year 1 Mary Poppins in Year 2 Goth Girl in Y3 Willy Wonka in Year 4 Hetty Feathers in Year 5       […]

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Published Date: 1st March 2018
Category: KS1 blog, KS2 blog, Nursery, Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

Kung Hei Fat Choy!

 

Happy Chinese New Year! It’s year of the dog 🐶. We have enjoyed making dog masks and writing our numbers to 10 in Chinese. Our numbers are amazing! 👍🏻 We loved watching the story about the animals in the story. https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/short-stories/the-great-race

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Published Date: 16th February 2018
Category: eyfs blog, Reception


 

We love our families ❤️

 

On Valentine’s Day this week Reception wanted to show their families how much they love them. We wrote I love you because…. we enjoyed talking about our family and why we love them so much.

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Published Date: 16th February 2018
Category: eyfs blog, Reception


 

Internet safety day

 

As part of our work on Internet Safety this week we drew around our hands and cut them out. On our hands we (and the teachers) wrote the names of people in our lives who help to keep us safe every day.

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Published Date: 11th February 2018
Category: eyfs blog, Reception


 

Polar explorers

 

Reception have been looking at the habitat that polar bears live in. We made some of our own snow nests and dens for the polar bears to sleep in. We have even been building with ice! Don’t our Winter colours look beautiful?

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Published Date: 23rd January 2018
Category: Reception, Science Blog


 

Jangle has been up to mischief!

 

Hello, hello, hello…. what has Jangle been up to?! Poor CoCo is trapped! Good job the police were here to help CoCo. Phew!

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Published Date: 21st December 2017
Category: eyfs blog, Reception


 

Movie night

 

Shhhhhh…. it’s KS1 and Receptions movie night 🎬 Mmmmmmm snack time

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Published Date: 19th December 2017
Category: KS1 blog, Reception, Year 1, Year 2


 

It’s snow fun in Reception!

 

We managed to have some snowy fun before the snow melted.

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Published Date: 19th December 2017
Category: eyfs blog, Reception


 

The owl who was afraid of the dark

 

We had another treat today – we are being so spoilt this week! We watched The Owl who was afraid of the dark  

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Published Date: 19th December 2017
Category: Arts blog, eyfs blog, KS1 blog, Nursery, Reception, Year 1, Year 2


 

Santa workshop

 

EYFS and KS1 had a lovely surprise this morning. One of Santa’s elves came to visit and performed a magic show for us! Oh no Mrs Ward… you were chosen for the cream pie game 😃

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Published Date: 18th December 2017
Category: eyfs blog, KS1 blog, Nursery, Reception, Year 1, Year 2


 

Inspiring readers

 

Our Nursery and Reception reading inspire workshop was wonderful. Lots of inspiring activities and busy families!

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Published Date: 23rd November 2017
Category: eyfs blog, Nursery, Reception


 

Funky phonics

 

We have been practising our letter sounds and phonics in Reception. We loved rainbow writing too! 🌈

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Published Date: 23rd November 2017
Category: eyfs blog, Reception


 

Children in Need: Best Dressed Bear Competition

 

This year, to raise money for BBC Children In Need, children from every year group dressed up their bears in all sorts of different outfits. We were SO impressed by your creativity and imagination, and awarding prizes was verrrrry difficult. Thank you all for your generous donations – we hope to have the total added […]

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Published Date: 21st November 2017
Category: Arts blog, eyfs blog, KS1 blog, KS2 blog, Nursery, Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

Pumpkin 🎃 Mark making

 

A huge pumpkin arrived in Reception today (thanks to Mrs Weblin). We have had a busy day writing our names on it and making marks. Who’s name can you see?

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Published Date: 10th October 2017
Category: eyfs blog, gardening blog, Reception


 

No Outsiders

 

As part of our PSHE lesson today we have begun our No Outsiders lessons. We read the book You Choose by Nick Sharratt. After reading the book we worked together and decided what we liked and did not like in the book. We really liked lots of shoes and hats!

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Published Date: 9th October 2017
Category: eyfs blog, Reception


 

McMillan coffee morning

 

The McMillan coffee morning was a success this morning – thank you to Mrs Matthews for organising it and all the staff that helped set up. A huge thank you to all the parents/carers/staff and children who donated cakes and biscuits in order to make it successful. We had a good turn out and we […]

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Published Date: 29th September 2017
Category: eyfs blog, KS1 blog, KS2 blog, Nursery, Reception, Rights Respecting Schools Steering Group, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

Remarkable Reception!

 

Wow! What a fun first few weeks Reception have had! We have started Forest School – we love it! Every Thursday we have PE with Miss Meah. And then we have Music with Mrs Vaughn! By Friday we are all exhausted after such a busy week!

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Published Date: 25th September 2017
Category: eyfs blog, Reception


 

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


 

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


 

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


 

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


 

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


 

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


 

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


 

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