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14 May 2024

Using money!

Today the children have been exploring the topic of money. We discussed what money is and why we need money. We then looked at all the different coins and what each number on the coin represents. For their activity the children had some coins and had to go shopping in our school shop! They had to…

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7 May 2024

The features of a castle!

Continuing our work focusing on the traditional tale of Rapunzel, the children were looking at the different features of a castle. We discussed what type of people lived in castles, why castles were useful and then looked at specific features and their uses. We looked at moats, the high walls,…

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29 April 2024

Red2Blue: our feelings and emotions

This morning we spoke about Red2Blue and discussed how we can regulate our emotions and who to go to if we feel like we are in a red head. We then listened to the story ‘My monster and me’ and ‘The colour monster’. We then had a whole class discussion about feelings and what colour we are today…

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23 April 2024

Identifying geographical features in a traditional tale

Today the children identified different geographical features in the story ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’. They were able to identify and describe features such as the river, the mountains and the meadow. They then began to discuss how this is different to where we live in Stoke-on-Trent. We…

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19 April 2024

Moving in different ways-Gymnastics

Today in PE the children have been looking at moving in different ways. We role played being an alien flying to the moon and explored how an alien could move. We moved as a slow alien, a wide alien, a tall alien and an energetic alien. We also recapped the shapes we learn in gymnastics last week…

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10 April 2024

Features of a fiction text

Today we have looked at the features of a fiction book. We used our focus text of ‘The Three Little Pigs’ and identified features such as the title, spine, blurb, illustrations and authors name. The children listened to the story and were then able to tell me what happened at the beginning, middle…

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18 March 2024

How to be hygienic in the toilet

Today during circle time we discussed toilet hygiene. We learnt all about washing our hands not only after going to the toilet but at other times in the day too such as before we eat or after we have been outside. We also recapped the story of pantosaurus which we learnt about during autumn term.…

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12 March 2024

Matching animal mothers to their young

Today in science and as part of our spring topic, the children have been looking at matching farm animal mothers to their offspring. We looked at animals such as cows, sheep, chickens and horses. They were able to name the animals and their young and match them up correctly. 

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4 March 2024

Learning to work as a team!

Today the children took part in circle time where we were learning about the importance of working as a team and how we can do this in the classroom. We read the story Farmer Duck before deciding on some ways we can work together as a team in class this week. The children decided that they would…

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28 February 2024

A spring walk- spotting signs of spring

The children in reception went on a spring walk to see what signs of spring we could spot. We saw a birds nest, buds on the trees and daffodils. We then read our topic story outside called ‘busy spring nature wakes up’. The children really enjoyed using their senses to explore signs of spring and…

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21 February 2024

Talk for writing- Cave Baby

In book talk the children were looking at the story cave baby. We then completed a talk for writing activity where the children thought of a picture for each part of the story. We then retold the story from the beginning to the end using the pictures the children had decided upon. We love talk for…

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30 January 2024

Comparing the Arctic and the Antarctic to the UK

Today the children have been comparing the Arctic and Antarctic to the UK. We discussed the climate and how this is different along with how people travel around in the polar regions compared to how we travel in the UK. We love geography in reception class!

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