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Eid Mubarak

Date: 21st Apr 2023 @ 10:16am

Some of our friends didn't come in to school today because they were celebrating Eid at home with their family and friends. We watched a video to learn about how Muslim people celebrate Eid.
We loved looking at the beautiful clothes the family wore and we watched them worship at their Mosque. Then the family gave each other presents. We realised that this is just like when we celebrate with our families! 
Here are the videos we watched. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did. Happy Eid everybody. 

Easter Bonnet Parade

Date: 30th Mar 2023 @ 11:32am

Reception loved celebrating easter by showing off our amazing creations! 

Duckling surprise

Date: 29th Mar 2023 @ 12:28pm

We had some very exciting surprise visitors in our classroom today! 4 ducklings came to say hello! 

We loved watching them run around and shake their feathers! 

RND Keepy Uppy Challenge

Date: 17th Mar 2023 @ 5:21pm

As part of our RND cleebrations we completed Bluey's EYFS Challenge. During our danceathon we had to keep the balloons up in the air. As you can see, we were amazing at this.


TOP TIP: Keep your eye on the balloon and don't pat it up too hard because it will fly too high.



Maths day!

Date: 11th Mar 2023 @ 2:45pm

In Reception we LOVE maths and we were so excited when we found out on our calendar that this Wednesday was world maths day. We had a great time making giant number and shape games. In the morning we got creative and made a giant marble run outside, we looked at the properties of the different boxes and used our mathematical vocabulary to describe them all. We also worked together to make a brand new track game with lift the flap challenges to play inside the classroom. In the afternoon we took it in turns to play the games and when there wasn't any room some children decided to make maths 'I love maths' hats and their own games to play together. 

For the rest of the week the children have loved returning to the games we have made and have loved making their own variations of track games like snakes and ladders in class. Well done reception!

Manchester City Football Trip

Date: 9th Mar 2023 @ 1:00pm

We had a brilliant time on our trip to the City grounds! We got to work with lots of coaches, practicing our dribbling and control skills, playing lots of games, and playing in a football match! 

Math's Day!

Date: 9th Mar 2023 @ 12:52pm

Reception had a brilliant time celebrating Math's Day! We learnt all about different shapes and their properties, played track games with number challenges, built a giant marble run using different shaped objects and made our very own shape crowns! 

World Book Day!

Date: 3rd Mar 2023 @ 4:31pm

Nursery and Reception have had a fabulous time today on World Book Day.

We have been learning all about Nibble the Nibble Monster. He keeps causing chaos in all of our favourite books! Can you spot him? 

World Book Day

Date: 3rd Mar 2023 @ 3:39pm

Reception have had an amazing World Book Day today! 

We did lots of super fun activities, including a catwalk in the hall with the other year groups, designing our own story front cover, and drawing pictures of our favourite characters! We also had a delivery of some new stories all about the book moster Nibbles!! He was a cheeky monster and nibbled his way through all of our books - but don't worry, we've trapped him in a cage in school to keep all of our other stories safe! 

We also met our reading buddies in 4LJ/4CB and had a great time sharing our stories with them, and listening to them read us their favourite stories. 

We can't wait for next World Book Day! 

Save our Sea's!

Date: 16th Feb 2023 @ 11:30am

After reading our story Somebody Swallowed Stanley we wanted to do what we could to help the sea creatures who might be hurt by rubbish in the ocean! 

The Eco Team in school came to visit us and told us all about how we can help by making posters to raise awareness. We thought hard about what we could write on the posters, and independently made our very own to put up all around the school! 

Good work Reception!! 


If you want to read our story at home, you can find it here: Somebody Swallowed Stanley [Children's story | Read Aloud] - YouTube 

Valentine's Day

Date: 16th Feb 2023 @ 11:10am

Happy Valentine's Day! 

We had a great time celebrating Valentine's Day by painting our beautiful cards and baking and icing some yummy love heart biscuits! Then we invited our grown ups in to celebrate with us and did some valentine's colouring together! 


Chinese Dragon Dance

Date: 20th Jan 2023 @ 1:25pm

Today we did some amazing dancing to celebrate Chinese New Year! 

We learnt about the Chinese celerbation and learnt a peacock dance using colourful fans with our friends. 

Then we got to use the beautiful umbrellas and masks to do our very own chinese new year parade! 

When we came back to class we drew some beautiful pictures of the things we had seen, and got to write some chinese numbers! 

Fishing with Noi

Date: 20th Jan 2023 @ 12:34pm

This week Reception have had a great time exploring our new story The Storm Whale in Winter and learning lots of new words and skills from the book! 

We talked about a special word 'island' that the story used to describe where Noi and his dad lived. We looked at some pictures of islands and talked about why we would love to visit one! We also talked about how we would get there, and knew that because and island is surrounded by water, we wouldn't be able to walk or drive - we'd have to fly, swim or sail a boat! We then went outside and made our very own island with materials we could find. We loved swimming in the sea and sunbathing on the land! 

Then we decided to join Noi's dad in his job, and learnt how to fish! Ms Fowler helped us to make our very own fishing rods and we practiced catching fish in the sea! 

Kandinsky Art

Date: 13th Jan 2023 @ 12:21pm

This week in our Connected Curriculum learning, Reception have been looking at a new famous artist Kandinsky. We loved looking at his pictures and thinking about the shapes and colours he used.

Inspired by his use of circles in his art, we decided to make our own circles, but chose to use 'cold' winter colours blue, black and white! We experimented with colour mixing to create different shades of blue and made some amazing paintings. 

We then used what we had learnt with our paintings to make a huge piece of art using blue, white and black materials! 

Well done Reception! :) 

Our Tricky Challenge!

Date: 10th Jan 2023 @ 4:10pm

This week in our Jigsaw lessons we had a very tricky challenge! We had to make towers out of our rhyming cards, it was really hard! We persevered, trying different ways and keeping going even when our towers were falling down, but none of us were able to make a tall tower. 

We talked about how it had made us feel when our challenge was too hard, and came up with some amazing words including 'proud', 'angry', 'sad', 'mad', 'frustrated' and 'happy'. 

We then thought about strategies to help us when we are feeling sad and frustrated at tricky challenges. We thought of some amazing ideas:

"We can practice and practice to make us better"

"We can keep doing it again!"

"Ask - can you help me?" - we said we could ask friends, teachers, mums, dads, grownups, Dads, Mums, Grandads, Grandmas, brothers and sisters! 


Date: 6th Jan 2023 @ 1:37pm

Happy New Year!

This week in reception we have been talking about things that we would like to get better in the new year. Some children would like to get better at drawing, some would like to practice their writing and phonics. The children decided to make pictures of ourselves to show them in the new year. The children learned all about the artist Picasso and made their very own portraits in the Picasso style.

Santa's Grotto

Date: 15th Dec 2022 @ 11:43am

Reception had a great time visiting Santa's grotto and getting to meet Santa. They asked him lots of questions and told him all about what they would like for Christmas! Then we listened to the story The Night before Christmas


Date: 15th Dec 2022 @ 11:36am

Wow! Well done Reception on an amazing Christmas Performance! 

Glow Disco

Date: 15th Dec 2022 @ 11:31am

We had a couple of exciting days celebrating the end of our first term in Reception with a glow in the dark dodgeball experience and a chirstmas disco! 


Christmas Dinner

Date: 15th Dec 2022 @ 11:24am

Reception enjoyed our Christmas dinner on Wednesday!

We worked hard making our festive christmas hats and snowman table mats ready for our celebration lunch! 

The leaf detectives

Date: 21st Nov 2022 @ 7:29pm

Today we arrived in school to something very strange! Our classrooms were covered in autumn leaves! Upon closer inspection the children found small footprints all over the floor. We had lots questions... Who could it be? Are the friendly? Where did they come from? And why have they been in our classroom? 

We decided to become detectives and solve the mystery. We made predictions of who or what had come into our classroom and wrote lists and descriptions of what we thought it could be. 

The mystery still isn't solved and there is definitely more detective work to be done. Who knows what we will discover as the week goes on...

Reception parent overview

Date: 18th Nov 2022 @ 7:34pm

Here is a summary of what we will be learning this half term in Reception. It definitely looks busy! Don't forget to talk to your children about their learning and keep checking the blogs to keep up to date with all of our incredible learning.


Children in Need

Date: 18th Nov 2022 @ 3:40pm

Today we celebrated Children's in Need in Reception.

We did lots of fun pudsey themed activities, making masks and split pin pudsey bears. We also watched some stories all about Pudsey's adventures, thinking about 'togetherness', and did some fun Pudsey dances! 

Nursery rhyme week

Date: 14th Nov 2022 @ 9:53pm

This week we have been celebrating word nursery rhyme week. We have had an amazing time learning new nursery rhymes and actions, we hope you have enjoyed it at home too! 

We love nursery rhymes so much in reception that we learn a new one each week! Nursery rhymes are an important part of our learning in reception, they help the children to learn new and interesting vocabulary which helps them to read! 

Our last nursery rhyme this week is a firm reception favourite, twinkle twinkle little star. 

Nursery rhyme week

Date: 14th Nov 2022 @ 9:50pm

This week is national nursery rhyme week. Every day we will be learning a new nursery rhyme and posting it on the blog for you to practice at home.

Todays nursery rhyme is B.I.N.G.O

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