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Welcome to Reception T
Miss Thomas, Miss Durkin, Miss Monaghan

Children enjoy learning through play and often talk about their learning as play.  Learning in Reception is through play; real experiences and short periods of time focusing on something with and without an adult supporting the learning.  

Please look at our class page to view what your child has been learning recently. 

Workshop
On a Thursday, adults (Parent; carer; family member) are invited to Workshop to join in with the learning with their child.  If you have not been before, you are always very welcome to join us. 
Workshop starts at 2.25pm and runs until the end of the school day.  Please come to the steps by the main entrance to school if you would like to attend; no prior notice is needed.



This half term we are learning about the special jobs people in our community have.  We are finding out about real and pretend super heroes and talking about special 'super hero' qualities people have.
Our circle time learning is focusing on how we can be kind and thoughtful always.

We hope to have visitors into school who help people.  If any parents, carers or family friends have a job where they help others and would be able to come into school to chat to the class, please let Mrs Alderson or Mr Bogle know.  Thank you.

Exciting dates to remember:
Tuesday 21st May- Superhero Dress Up day in Reception; sharing our Superhero skills and qualities with one another

Thursday 23rd May - Visit
to Pudsey Park to find out more about living things and people who care for the living things in the park.  Walking and using the School mini bus to travel some of the journey.

Tuesday 25th June - Reception visit to Ponderosa to find out about living things and people in the community who help other people and animals.

Pudsey Park

On Thursday the 23rd of May Reception visited Pudsey Park to learn about living animals and to look for people who help us. We had fun playing on the equipment, looking at the animals and we even found...Dan and Len in the hot house!

Pudsey Park
Dan and Len's Adventures

Dan and Len, the class bears in Reception have gone on an adventure. Where will they go? When will they come back? Who will they see on their adventures? Will they need help from a Superhero?

Dan and Len's Adventures
Superheroes!!!

We are learning about people in our community who have supehero jobs. Steve, who is a paramedic and a grandad of someone in our class came into schools to teach us about his job. Thank you Steve!

Superheroes!!!
Spring is in the air...honest.

Children have a natural affinity for growing things and nature. Here we are preparing the vegetable beds. We have potatoes chitin and seeds ready to go in

Spring is in the air...honest.
We went on a bear hunt and we found a big one.

Apologise for the lack of sound. Please ask your children what they spoke to the bear about.

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We went on a bear hunt and we found a big one!

We inspired writing in our class today as we went on a bear hunt around school. We followed a trail of footprints and biscuit crumbs to find a real bear crying in his den. He was upset because he had no friends but the lovely children in our class befriended him. He was so grateful he even shared his biscuits with us. The excitement our adventure created resulted in some super letter writing to thank the bear for his hospitality.

We went on a bear hunt and we found a big one!
Write On Focus Week.

The children made full use of their writers note books in Write On Focus Week. We had educational visits from story tellers, illustrators, poets and rappers to help inspire our writing.

Write On Focus Week.
One dream, One soul, One pride, One goal!

The children decided they wanted to dance to Queen's It's a Kind of Magic when it was our turn to lead Wake Up, Shake Up. Here are the children making up our routine. When the weather permits we perform it every day at 13.10.

One dream, One soul, One pride, One goal!
The Robot Invasion

The children have made wonderful, shiny robots as part of their Learning Log challenge. This has inspired us to write about them and extend our learning.

The Robot Invasion
Robot Invasion

We used our robots in roleplay. We wrote about them in literacy.

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World Book Day 2013

The children and teachers dressed as their favourite book character. We wrote about them on a leaf and made character tree in our book corner.

World Book Day 2013
The Christmas Party

We all had lots of fun at our Christmas Party. We played games, danced and ate lots of yummy party foodWe all had lots of fun at our Christmas Party. We played games, danced and ate lots of yummy party food. As we got ready to go home we realised Santa had been and delivered a sack full of presents!

The Christmas Party
Food for Thought

In Food for Thought focus week we learnt about people and places through different types of food and cultures.

Food for Thought
Christmas Nativity

Didn't they do well! Today I am an extra proud teacher.

Christmas Nativity
House Teams

The children are grouped into House Teams. The house teams are yellow Voyagers, green Explorers, blue Discoverers and red Pioneers. They are rewarded house points for effort and good behaviour, at the end of each week the points throughout school are counted. Children are in the same house point team as their sisters or brothers and at the end of each term a party is held for the team with the most house points. Look out for the House Team winners on the newsletter each week.

House Teams
We went bananas in pyjamas!

To raise money for Children in Need we dressed in pyjamas to go to school. We went to assembly in our pyjamas and even did PE in them. It was great fun! Even the teachers got dressed up.

We went bananas in pyjamas!
The Ice Age comes to Reception

The children enjoyed using tools to excavate the dinosaurs from the ice and explore water in a different form.

The Ice Age comes to Reception
Superheroes in Reception

We all have special super powers inside us. On this day Reception we were superheroes on the outside and inside.

Superheroes in Reception
Spirit Alive sports DaySpirit Alive sports Day