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RAI Stars!!!

Date: 10th Jul 2020 @ 2:59pm

What an amazing week it has been for children in RAI at home and in school!!!

You are all SUPSTARS!!!

Watch the video below and maybe do the TikTok dance matching the song!

Have a lovely weekend, and get ready for the final week of learning before the Summer holidays. 

Don't forget from Monday you'll be getting a phone call from me telling you about your Year 1 teacher. Exciting times ahead!!!smiley

Love Mrs Iqbal 

Yellow Bubble Celebration Videos Week 3

Date: 10th Jul 2020 @ 9:32am

Welcome to our weekly celebration blog. It’s been another busy week completing challenges and enjoying sharing our learning with each other in Yellow Bubble. Here are some videos of what we have been up to this week. Links to the videos are at the bottom if you want to watch them.

Day 1 Aaargh Spider

Today we practiced our maths skills and then Mrs Ganner set us some challenges. First of all we had to create a minibeast from a toilet roll! Then we had to use the indoor and outdoor construction to create places from the spider story of the day.

Day 2 Spinderella

After some free play practicing counting and labelling sets we watched our next spider story of the day. In Spinderella her spider brothers and sisters got sore feet from playing football without boots on. Spinderella’s Hairy Godmother gave them all football boots so we drew boots onto our spiders too. Can you work out the link between the story and a traditional tale?


Day 3 Spyder

Spyder had to save the day by stopping the nasty bluebottle fly eating the birthday cake. He used one of his talents to do this. The children constructed their very own Spyder with silk attached to his spinnerets so he could complete his mission. Then Spyder hid around the play area looking for a new mission

Day 4 Silk the Spider Meets Sam the Caterpillar

Did you know that when a caterpillar is in its’ cocoon they are vulnerable because they can’t escape the birds trying to eat them? In this story Silk saved Sam from the birds by creating a web. Do you think our webs will save Sam?

Friday 10th July

Date: 10th Jul 2020 @ 8:49am

Good Morning Everyone, 

It's Friday and a little bit wet. I've just been out for my run and really pleased that I am now able to run for 25mins without stopping and just done over 5km!! I'm quite shocked at my progress!! Just one more run to go this week. 

Your sentence of the day and fluent in 5 is ready on Padlet. Also choose your final Friday Challenge of the year, as next week is the last Friday before the summer holidays and we will be doing something slightly differently. Here is the link to Padlet:



Have a lovely day and check back later for the weekly celebration video. 

Love Mrs Iqbal and Miss Williams 

Thursday 9th July

Date: 9th Jul 2020 @ 7:07am

Good Morning Everyone, 

What a grey start to the day it is!! I think it's going to stay wet but hopefully the sun will shine by the weekend. 

I hope you've managed to watch the Pink and Purple Bubble videos on the class blog pages. The children in school are working really hard and doing some very creative things in an unusual Reception class environment. 

Here is the link to today's activities on Padlet:


Have a lovely day.smiley

Love Mrs Iqbal and Miss Williams 

Purple Bubble 8th July

Date: 8th Jul 2020 @ 7:51pm

What a busy few days the Purple Bubble have had in school!!! This morning we discovered something lurking in our school playground. We went to explore and found Roy the T-Rex hiding amongst the trees!!! We used some great adjectives to describe him and then went back into class and wrote some super sentences. He was even waiting at home time to say goodbye to us!

We continued with our Pirate topic in class and made some amazing treasure islands and thought about what three things we would take with us on an island. We also made some wonderful bottle aquariums using glitter, sand, water and blue food colouring. We decorated the inside with some pebbles and blue cellophane paper and the outside with some fish pictures. 

Watch the video below to see our GREAT learning...

Wednesday 8th July *Pink Bubble*

Date: 8th Jul 2020 @ 3:18pm

This morning, Pink Bubble thought about the question 'Why do pirates wear eye-patches?' Children thought carefully and wrote down lots of different sentences to show their ideas. Before dinner, we went on a walk around the playground and bumped into a dinosaur called Roy!!! Luckily he was very friendly! This afternoon we made Ocean Sensory Bottles filled with sand, glitter, leaves and water! They looked just like the ocean floor!!

Wednesday 8th July

Date: 8th Jul 2020 @ 6:56am

Good Morning Everyone, 

What a dull and gloomy morning it is! Let's hope it brightens up later. I can't believe it is the middle of the week again! 

Today if you haven't tried already, why not log on to the Numbots website and work your way through the games and activities linked to number and addition. You start on 'rust' and work your way through to the 'diamond' stage. In each stage you play levels of games to earn stars and coins. The more stars and coins you earn will allow you to move on to the next stage. If you haven't got your child's Numbot login details please email us and we will send these out to you. 

Here are your activities on Padlet for today:



Have a lovely day!

Love Mrs Iqbal and Miss Williams 

Tuesday 7th July *Pink Bubble*

Date: 7th Jul 2020 @ 3:19pm

Today in Pink Bubble, we have been thinking about the question 'Do pirates fly on rockets?' Children had to think carefully about their answer and explain their reasoning. Many of the children immediatlely said, 'No! Pirates sail on ships!' This afternoon we used paper plates to make our own Treasure Islands!

Tuesday 7th July

Date: 7th Jul 2020 @ 6:58am

Good Morning Everyone, 

Hope everyone enjoyed the little bit of sunshine that came out yesterday afternoon. I'm not sure what the weather's going to be like today but do try to exercise if you can. A short walk, bike ride or scooter ride outside will be great for your body and mind. 

Today's Padlet activities are ready for you by clicking the link below:


Don't forget we love to see all your home learning activities so don't forget to send in your photos or videos to the year group email:


Have a lovely day!

Love Mrs Iqbal and Miss Williams 

Monday 6th July *Pink Bubble*

Date: 6th Jul 2020 @ 3:18pm

This morning in Pink Bubble, we have been thinking about the question 'If you were a pirate, what pet would you have?' We had some very creative ideas! This afternoon we worked hard to cut and piece together some split pin pirates! 

Monday 6th July

Date: 6th Jul 2020 @ 6:48am

Good Morning Everyone, 

How are you all? What did you do this weekend? I took Adam into Manchester Town Centre for a walk and see how things have changed. Adam wanted to spend his Eid money that he had saved since May! He went into JD Sports and walked out with two pairs of trainers!!! 

Your home learning activities are ready on Padlet, click on the link below:


We are looking forward to spending time with the Purple and Pink Bubbles in school. Keep watching the class blog pages for more photos from school. 

Have a lovely day!

Love Mrs Iqbal and Miss Williams


Reception Home and School Stars!!

Date: 3rd Jul 2020 @ 4:19pm

What a week of home learning and Purple Bubble Outstanding Stars we have had in Reception!!!

Well Done Everyone for your enthusiastic home learning and being so great in our new way of learning in school. Watch the videos below of our home learners and Purple Bubble stars in school.

You are all FANTASTIC!!!smiley

Yellow Bubble Week 2 Celebration Videos

Date: 3rd Jul 2020 @ 3:28pm

This week we have done so many activities that we had to make one video for each day! The children are really finding their groove and they are full of smiles all day long. I asked if I could just use a few of the photos to make one video and the children were very firm with their answer, ‘NO!’ haha. They wanted to share all of them with you.

What a privilege it is to work with the children in yellow bubble. Thank you for a lovely week everyone. I’ll see you again on Monday for a creepy crawly ‘aargh spider’ kind of week.

From Mrs Ganner

Monday’s Video


Tuesday’s Video

Wednesday’s Video

Thursday’s Video

Playing together in class

Pulling some fancy moves

Learning the whip dance move

So now you know why the children are so tired after a day with their bubble. They’re so busy and they’re having lots of learning fun.


Friday 3rd July

Date: 3rd Jul 2020 @ 8:36am

Good Morning Everyone, 

I can't believe it's Friday again!!! Two more weeks left until the beginning of the Summer Holidays which feels a little strange this year. 

Check out the Friday Challenge column on Padlet today, which challenge will you choose today? We have also put a new sentence of the day and fluent in 5 to keep those skills going. All the other phonics, maths, reading and writing activities are still on Padlet when you scroll down each column. Why not catch up on any of the week's activities or finish anything that you may have started...


Don't forget to send us your photos and videos to: 


Have a lovely day!

Love Mrs Iqbal and Miss Williams 

Thursday 2nd July *Pink Bubble*

Date: 2nd Jul 2020 @ 3:21pm

Pink Bubble have been very busy bees today! This morning we thought about the question, 'What is the best thing about being a pirate?' where children came up with some great ideas about pirates travelling to beautiful islands! We spent the rest of our day making pirate ships and 'wanted' posters! How fun! :)

Thursday 2nd July

Date: 2nd Jul 2020 @ 7:04am

Good Morning Everyone, 

How are you all? It's nearly the weekend and I'm hoping the weather gets sunnier. I am missing that lovely sunshine we had last week!

Here is the link for today's activities on Padlet: https://padlet.com/receptionhomelearning/aoa3g857pv0vxpre

Why not scroll to the 'useful websites' column on Padlet and check out one of the websites for phonic and maths games. Log on to Numbots and complete challenges linked to your maths skills and create your own robot. 

Don't forget to send us your photos and videos to our year group email as we love seeing what everyone is doing at home. 

Have a lovely day

Love Mrs Iqbal and Miss Williams 


Wednesday 1st July - Daily Routine

Date: 1st Jul 2020 @ 3:15pm

In Reception this week, we have been learning about time. This afternoon, Pink Bubble have been thinking carefully about what they do in their daily routine. They were able to draw pictures and sequence a timeline of events, they could even talk about what they were doing at each stage of the day! Take a look at the video below…

Wednesday 1st July

Date: 1st Jul 2020 @ 7:01am

Good Morning Everyone, 

Wow!! It's the 1st of July!!! A few more weeks and it will be the Summer Holidays. I usually get excited about going abroad on an aeroplane, however this year we have decided to stay home and have lots of days out along with settling into my new house (hopefully!). 

Yesterday Pink and Purple bubbles had a great time in school dancing along to TikTok dances and writing messages for their friends at home. If you haven't watched the videos please check out the RAI and REW class pages and scroll to the blogs. 

Here is the link to your learning on Padlet: 



Have a lovely day.

Love Mrs Iqbal and Miss Williams 

Purple Bubble Messages

Date: 30th Jun 2020 @ 7:10pm

Purple Bubble have written some very special messages in a bottle for their friends at home. 

We hope you enjoy them!!!


* A special message from Pink Bubble *

Date: 30th Jun 2020 @ 3:14pm

We have had lots of fun in Reception today, Pink Bubble have wanted to spend their day dancing and making Tik Toks! This morning we thought carefully about the question ‘what would you eat for breakfast if you were a pirate?’ We had some very creative ideas and the children wrote some fantastic sentences! This afternoon, we have been very busy making our own paper plate clocks and writing messages in bottles to our friends at home. Take a listen to the videos below to hear the children’s special messages…

Purple Bubble TikTok Dance

Date: 30th Jun 2020 @ 1:07pm

Look at our amazing TikTok Dance that we practised this morning. 

We hope you like it!

Love From Purple Reception Bubble 

30th June #30DaysWild - Challenge 30 FINAL DAY

Date: 30th Jun 2020 @ 7:22am

Hello everyone,

Congratulations! You made it to the end of our wild month discovering and caring for wildlife.

I’m going to bring back an old favourite as our last challenge. Let’s dance in the rain!


Enjoy the weather today and I will see you all soon with some activity challenges over on the wellbeing page.

From Mrs Ganner


Past Challenges photos:

If you have any photos of you in the wild, remember to send them in.

Tuesday 30th June

Date: 30th Jun 2020 @ 7:00am

Good Morning Everyone, 

It's the last day of June!!! Where has this month gone...? Let's hope some of the lovely sunshine will come back. 

Your activities on Padlet are ready for today's home learning. We will also be using some of them in our learning at school. Watch out later for some special messages from the Pink and Purple bubbles...


Have a lovely day!

Love Mrs Iqbal and Miss Williams 

🏴‍☠️Ahoy me Hearties look at our Pirate Hooks!🏴‍☠️

Date: 29th Jun 2020 @ 7:32pm

This afternoon Purple Bubble have been making some Pirate Hooks in school. They used some tissue paper to decorate their plastic cup and then rolled and shaped some tin foil to make the hook shape. 

We are slowly transforming into Pirates me Hearties.....!!☠️☠️☠️

Monday 29th June

Date: 29th Jun 2020 @ 3:14pm

We have been very busy in reception today! This morning Pink Bubble Buddies thought about the question, 'What would you look like if you were a pirate?' Children were then able to draw and label their own pirate pictures! This afternoon, children made a visual timetable for 'Captain Clock' where they were able to correctly order their day at school. We then spent the afternoon making pirate hooks using plastic cups and tinfoil, ahoy me hearties!!🏴‍☠️🏝

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