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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

Drawing a polar bear!

We have been practising our use of line and shape in art this week, by drawing polar bears using our observational skills. We started with a small circle in the middle of the page to create the nose, and then worked our way out, adding further circles for the head, eyes and ears. We drew curved…

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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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26 January 2024

Describing Jack Frost

We wrote simple captions to describe the character, 'Jack Frost'. Within our captions, we used different adjectives to describe and applied our Phase 2/Phase 3 phonics to spell. We are becoming much more independent when using a finger space between words.

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23 January 2024

Animals that hibernate

Today the children were looking at and discussing animals that hibernate and those which do not. We read the story ‘Don’t hog the hedge’ and then discussed the animals in the story which were hibernating and what this means. We then completed an activity where the children identified animals which…

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17 January 2024

Winter art

We created winter art this week, using watercolours to create a background. We then  glued silhouettes on top to create a winter scene! 

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16 January 2024

Funky Fingers Fun!

Our FS funky fingers got busy with the plasticine and enjoyed making lots of shapes and figures!

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16 January 2024

Freezing and melting

Today in reception we have been exploring the snow and discussing the process of freezing and melting. We think that the snow and ice will melt because the sun is out. We will check back later to see if we are correct!

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15 January 2024

Letter formation

Today in literacy we have been focusing on forming the letters c, an and o. We began by tracing the letters before having a go at forming them ourselves. This is a real focus currently as the children are building up to being able to write captions and full sentences. We love writing in reception!

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9 January 2024


We launched the Red2Blue initiative in school today. In Reception, we discussed what it means to have a 'red head' and a 'blue head'. We read the story 'My Monster and Me' and discussed ways that we can move from a red head to a blue head. We used a blue crayon to draw things that make us feel…

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21 December 2023

Christmas cards

We got creative by making our own Christmas/winter cards this week. We used a sponge to print paint on the front cover, creating the outline of a snowman. We then used glue to add finer details to our design. Inside our cards, we wrote a message to our loved ones. We can't wait to take them home…

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14 December 2023

Number formation

Today the children have been working on their number formation of numbers within 5. They had a go at tracing the numbers and then some children were able to write the numbers independently! We are super at forming our numbers.

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