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Category: Reception

Reception Weekly News 12th December

11th December 20

Monday was Filming Day. We enjoyed putting on our costumes and working with Form I and Form II to film the First Christmas story. Back in the classroom, we loved decorating our Christmas bags with stickers. We loved the Christmas story so much that we made our own Nativity scenes. We have loved sharing Christmas…

Reception Weekly News 4th December

4th December 20

Ho, Ho, Ho! Christmas has arrived in Reception! On Monday, we had a very Christmassey Busy Fingers. We enjoyed using the dabbers to make Christmas pictures. We used old Christmas cards to make our own Christmas collage and used Tap a Shape to make Christmas pictures. In Literacy, we loved acting out the story of…

Reception Weekly News 27th November

27th November 20

What a fun start to the week. We celebrated a 5th Birthday in style. We started the celebrations by playing Digraph Musical Chairs. Well done to everyone for recognising so many tricky digraphs! The second party game was Reading Pass the Parcel. We took it in turns to open the parcel and read the sentence….

Reception Weekly News 20th November

20th November 20

On Monday, we enjoyed a Puzzle Challenge. We all worked on making puzzles together. What an amazing team we are! In Literacy, we loved finding out why we celebrate Diwali. We enjoyed hearing about Rama, Sita and Lakshman and how Ravana, the Ten-Headed King of all Demons fell in love with Sita and captured her….

Reception Weekly News 13th November

13th November 20

Welcome back everyone. We hope you managed to see some fireworks at the weekend. On Monday, in Busy Fingers some of us used oil pastels to draw fireworks and wash over using black ink for the dark sky. We also enjoyed cutting and sticking some clothes which we would like to wear in the autumn…

Reception Weekly News 6th November

6th November 20

Welcome back everyone! We hope you enjoyed the break. In Busy Fingers, we enjoyed using tweezers to pick up creepy ghosts, stars and spiders from beans, lentils and pumpkin seeds. We enjoyed playing Tummy Ache game. In Literacy, we loved telling our friends what we had been doing over the fortnight. We then used our…

Reception Weekly News 16th Nov

16th October 20

We hope you all managed to get out and about in the Autumn sunshine at the weekend. We started the week off with a cutting Busy Fingers activity. We all designed our own Autumn tree, cutting out conkers, acorns, leaves and animals using our improved cutting skills. Try to practise cutting at home over the…

Reception Weekly News 9th Oct

9th October 20

Welcome back after a very wet weekend! We enjoyed a very busy Busy Fingers of practising tracing our name with Miss Smith, playing Teddy Bear’s picnic with Mrs Bishop and building Lego models with our friends. In Phonics, we revised the sound ‘j’, added jewels to ‘j’s’ with tweezers, collaged jars of jam and coloured…

Reception Weekly News 2nd Oct

2nd October 20

On Monday, in Busy Fingers we loved drawing ourselves, cutting them out and sticking them onto the rainbow background. We thought they look amazing hanging up on the washing line in the classroom. In Phonics, we revised the sound ‘u’, painting our own umbrellas and writing u all over balloons. We then took them outside…

Reception Weekly News 25th September

25th September 20

On Monday, in Busy Fingers, we enjoyed cutting out strips of coloured paper to make a rainbow background for later on in the week. In Phonics, we revised the sound ‘r’ and made a rhyming mat for a rat, cat and hat as well as printing a beautiful rainbow fish using celery. In Mathematics, we…

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