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Welcome to Reception Class ! frown 

 

A big welcome to Reception Class and many thanks for all your support with your child’s learning.  If you have any questions or concerns, then please do not hesitate to speak to a member of staff.

 

This term our topic is

"Did Dragons Exist?"

 

The children have all settled back into school after the Christmas holiday and we seem to be over the worst of the chicken pox outbreak. If your child has not yet had the chicken pox please continue to be vigilant as it has up to a 21 day incubation period and often children will have cold like symptoms, including a temperature, a couple of weeks before any spots appear.

 

Our topic this term is Did Dragons Exist?

As part of this topic we will be:

  • Reading stories about dragons
  • Finding out about both real and imaginary dragons
  • Learning about castles and the people who lived in them long ago
  • Finding out about Chinese New Year and perform a dragon dance

 

The children have already shown lots of interest in the topic and have done some beautiful dragon paintings and writing which we will display in the corridor soon.

 

Reminder!

Please remember that all children need to have a PE kit in school. They should have:

  • Black or blue shorts or leggings
  • A white t-shirt
  • A pair of slip on plimsolls

 

Finally, we have been really impressed with the regular reading that many of you have been doing at home with your children. Please remember to look at your child’s flashcards (word cards) with them regularly as well as this makes a big difference to the children’s confidence when reading independently. Book bags should be brought to school every day as we try to hear the children as often as possible in school.

 

Many thanks for your continued support.

 

Mrs Ashberry

Miss Garratt and Miss Green

 

 

You can use this link to get to the Jolly Phonics video, to help you with Letter and Sounds to share with your child.
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Class Blog - 6th November 2017

It has been a joyous and very busy week in Reception. We have had the glitter out for the first time this year and have created beautiful firework pictures. We also listened to firework music and imagined being different types of fireworks and we created our own firework soundscape with lots of bangs, pops and whooshes. We have written about fireworks and the noises they make. Mrs Ashberry has put our work on a display in the corridor and we hope that you enjoy looking at it. We are very proud of our work.

We also have done gymnastics in the hall on the large equipment for the first time this year. We learned to jump off the equipment safely and land on two feet, which is a very tricky skill to master!

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Class Blog - 31st October 2017

The children have settled back into the routine of the classroom after their week away and have been full of news about the half term break.

We have been reading Meg and Mog stories this week and creating our own fizzing potions. We also talked about dressing up in different costumes, trick or treating and autumn festivities and we drew our costumes and wrote sentences about them. We made spider models using paper plates, pipe cleaners and tape. Mrs Ashberry has put all our lovely work up on the wall in the classroom.

 

 

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Class Blog - 6th October 2017

It has been a very busy week in our class.

On Monday Mr Dan came to visit to teach us some circus tricks. We have been practising these skills all week in our outside area. We walked on a tightrope, we used some tricky wheels that moved up and down and we spun plates on sticks. We had lots of fun and there are some great pictures a bit further down this page.

We have also been enjoying our PE sessions and this week went into the hall all together for the first time for a movement and music session. We played musical statues and moved our bodies in lots of different ways.

On Thursday we went on a walk to the park where we kicked leaves and spotted squirrels. We collected lots of sticks, twigs, leaves, pine cones and made a big picture of a squirrel on the grass. See our great pictures further down the page!

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Class Blog - 29th September 2017

This week our class have been learning about recognising and creating patterns.

We have made patterns in lots of different ways including:

  • Drawing line patterns
  • Painting line patterns with water on the walls and playground
  • Using beads, pegs and cubes to make colour patterns
  • Using the instruments to make musical patterns
  • Moving our bodies to make patterns
  • Making fruit and vegetable kebabs

 

 

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Class Blog - 22nd September 2017

This week our class planned our own Teddy Bears’ Picnic.  On Monday we read the story “It’s The Bear” by Jez Alborough. The children were interested in having their own picnic so we decided to have one on Friday. On Wednesday we made a list of sandwich fillings and on Thursday we made our own sandwiches. Friday was the day of our very own Teddy Bear's Picnic! We all brought our teddies to school and in the afternoon we went into the hall and played bear games with the big parachute and had our picnic together.

We had lots of fun together.

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We had a lovely Autumn walk in Boultham Park. smiley

 

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Dan the Circus Man came to school!

We all had great fun when Dan the Circus Man visited our school.  We got to walk on stilts, did plate spinning and even got to walk on the tight rope!  

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Our first week in Reception Class smiley

We have all had a great first week in Reception Class and Mrs Ashberry says we are all amazing!  Look at what we have been having fun doing ............

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We have done some fabulous writingno
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We have had great fun outside too! frown
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