EYFS- Reception


13th October 2017

We have a had a very busy and fun time this week in Reception.  We have been learning all about our bodies and read the story 'Funnybones'.  In groups throughout the week we have re-enacted the story and dressed up in the funnybones, skeleton costumes. We loved the story as it had lots of…

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Posted by Nicky Richardson on 13 October 2017

Category: EYFS- Reception

29th September 2017

Welcome to the Reception blog!

We have now been in school two full weeks and have settled in really well, learning about all the rules and routines.  We're getting really good at them now!  

At the start of the week the school nurse came in to talk to us about keeping ourselves clean…

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Posted by Nicky Richardson on 29 September 2017

Category: EYFS- Reception

Our First Week in Primary School!

Wow, what a wonderful first week in school we have had!  The children have settled into their new class extremely well and we are all very proud of them.  The children are coming into school independently; this is a fantastic achievement!  We have been doing lots of activities to improve our fine…

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Posted by Caron Taylor on 11 September 2017

Category: EYFS- Reception

Reception go to Windmill Animal Farm

We have had a brilliant day out today at Windmill Animal Farm and very grateful that the weather was kind to us! The children behaved impeccably while learning so much about the animals and having fun. All the children fed the lambs from a bottle and fed the llamas and alpacas from their hands.…

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Posted by Jane Chandler on 3 July 2017

Category: EYFS- Reception

30th June 2017

 

Although the weather was not brilliant, we did enjoy our Teddy Bears Picnic.

Mrs Culshaw & Mrs Chandler

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Posted by Nicky Richardson on 30 June 2017

Category: EYFS- Reception

23rd June 2017

This week’s focus in Reception has been Michael Rosen’s lovely book ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’. The children have enjoyed acting out the story and we went on our very own bear hunt! We went through long wavy grass, a deep cold river, thick oozy mud, a big dark forest, a swirling whirling…

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Posted by Nicky Richardson on 23 June 2017

Category: EYFS- Reception

12th May 2017

In maths this week we have been learning the skill of doubling.  We have used lots of fun, practical activites to help us learn about it and some of the children have enjoyed playing various doubling games.  We have doubled the spots on ladybirds and butterflies, found double dominoes and…

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Posted by Nicky Richardson on 12 May 2017

Category: EYFS- Reception

Making Play dough

This week we are reading 'The Train Ride' and will be doing lots of learning based on the story. Yesterday, the children had great fun making playdough using extra ingredients such as lemon and coriander to make it smell nice!  Today, they used the playdough they had made, along with pasta, to try…

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Posted by Jane Chandler on 25 April 2017

Category: EYFS- Reception

21st April 2017 ~ Caterpillars

This week we have been reading the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar.  We have talked about the life cycle, written our own story books and made butterflies.  We talked about them being symmetrical.  Perhaps you can find something symmetrical at home?  We also had an exciting delivery from the…

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Posted by Nicky Richardson on 21 April 2017

Category: EYFS- Reception

Easter Experiences

Today the children shared their experiences of Easter, from Easter egg hunts to family get togethers. One thing for sure, they all loved explaining which types of Easter eggs they had got and how they loved eating them! This morning, the children enjoyed eating hot cross buns and learnt the song…

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Posted by Jane Chandler on 18 April 2017

Category: EYFS- Reception

Spring Walk

Despite the weather first thing, we had a lovely time on our Spring walk this morning and just made sure we were kitted out in our coats and wellies! We were looking for signs of Spring and saw lots of daffodils, crocuses and buds on the trees. We could hear lots of tweeting and crowing in the…

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Posted by Jane Chandler on 20 March 2017

Category: EYFS- Reception

17th March 2017

The children have had great fun being minibeast detectives around the school grounds . We looked carefully at the minibeasts we found and have been thinking about the habitats of the creatures and why they think they would choose that place to live.  We made our own 'Bug Hotel' in our outdoor area…

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Posted by Nicky Richardson on 17 March 2017

Category: EYFS- Reception

10th March 2017

What a fantastic time we had on our trip to Park View, Lytham and even the weather was perfect. The children really enjoyed searching for minibeasts and we even brought some worms back with us to add to the wormery in our classroom!  Later in the morning the children had chance to make their own…

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Posted by Nicky Richardson on 10 March 2017

Category: EYFS- Reception

Shrove Tuesday

Children enjoyed celebrating Shrove Tuesday by eating pancakes!

 

 

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Posted by Jane Chandler on 28 February 2017

Category: EYFS- Reception

3rd February 2017

This week in PE we had fun taking part in and playing musical instruments for a Chinese Dragon Dance.

We have also been cooking this week - Chinese stir fry.  Chopping peppers and mushrooms to add to the noodles.

We had fun eating them, with chopsticks!

Mrs Culshaw & Mrs…

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Posted by Nicky Richardson on 3 February 2017

Category: EYFS- Reception

27th January 2017

In Reception this week we have been learning about Chinese New Year ~ Kung Hei Fat Choy! 

We have made lucky red envelopes and Happy New Year cards.  Keep watching next week when we will be eating noodles with chopsticks!

Mrs Culshaw & Mrs Chandler

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Posted by Nicky Richardson on 27 January 2017

Category: EYFS- Reception

Making Pizzas

The children have had a fabulous day today! They have really enjoyed making pizzas this morning and sharing them with you this afternoon.  The children did so well performing the 'Dinnertime Rhyme' and loved singing the 'Pizza Song' with all the actions. It was lovely that so many of you were able…

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Posted by Jane Chandler on 17 January 2017

Category: EYFS- Reception

13th January 2017

We had a fantastic Phonics Drop In session this morning.  The children were very excited  to show their mums and dads what they are learning.

I hope you were impressed!

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Posted by Nicky Richardson on 13 January 2017

Category: EYFS- Reception

Christmas Party Day

We have had a fantastic party day today! The children have played lots of exciting party games, such as musical bumps, musical statues, and pass the parcel.  They have eaten party food (including a biscuit which they had made and decorated themselves), and were visited by Father Christmas! It has…

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Posted by Jane Chandler on 20 December 2016

Category: EYFS- Reception

16th December 2016

Wow, what a wonderful week we have had!

The Nativity was brilliant and the children were so excited to dress up and perform.  We were so proud of them.

 

Mrs Culshaw & Mrs Chandler

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Posted by Nicky Richardson on 16 December 2016

Category: EYFS- Reception

25th November 2016

This week we have been looking and learning about 3D shapes, cube, cuboid, cylinder, cone and sphere.  We then used some of those shapes to make a robot.

Keep watching next week when we start to decorate them.

Mrs Culshaw & Mrs Chandler

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Posted by Nicky Richardson on 25 November 2016

Category: EYFS- Reception

18th November 2016

In Reception this week we have been talking about Anti-Bullying Week and have read Big Bully Hippo and discussed different feelings.  Take a look at our Floor Book to see if you can guess how we are feeling.

Mrs Culshaw & Mrs Chandler

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Posted by Nicky Richardson on 23 November 2016

Category: EYFS- Reception

Hedgehogs

Our theme this week is hedgehogs. Today the children have made their own hedgehogs using saltdough, which they have loved! They rolled the saltdough into a ball and then squeezed and pulled one end to make its nose, added spaghetti for its spines and raisins for its eyes. We now have a classroom…

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Posted by Jane Chandler on 24 October 2016

Category: EYFS- Reception

Autumn Walk

We had a lovely walk in the woods today, despite the rain!  The children found lots of interesting things on the ground, such as conkers, beech nuts, sycamore seeds and multi-coloured leaves, which we collected. Mrs Chandler even spotted a grey squirrel but it was too quick to catch on…

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Posted by Jane Chandler on 17 October 2016

Category: EYFS- Reception

14th October 2016

Photographs, photographs and more photographs!  Today we have had our individual photographs taken and on Wednesday the photographer from the Gazette came and took our class photo.  It will be in the newspaper in the next couple of weeks so keep watching this space.

 

Our child of the week…

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Posted by Nicky Richardson on 14 October 2016

Category: EYFS- Reception

Sukkot

We have started off this week by learning about the Sukkot festival and the importance of it in the Jewish religion.  During milk time each day, the children will get chance to sit in our very own classroom Sukkah. 

 

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Posted by Jane Chandler on 11 October 2016

Category: EYFS- Reception

7th October 2016

We have been busy bees in Reception this week.   We have been reading the story of Funnybones and learning all about our bones and bodies.  The children really enjoyed acting out the story and dressing up.  They have also made funny bones pictures and done lots of other fun activities.  

Our…

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Posted by Nicky Richardson on 7 October 2016

Category: EYFS- Reception

Chat boxes

The first five children have brought back their chat boxes and have really enjoyed showing and describing their special items to their classmates.

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Posted by Jane Chandler on 3 October 2016

Category: EYFS- Reception

30th September 2016

This week has been another busy week full of new experiences for Reception. I have been so impressed with so many Reception children coming into the classroom in the mornings on their own. They are quickly getting used to the morning routine, becoming more independent unpacking their bags and…

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Posted by Nicky Richardson on 30 September 2016

Category: EYFS- Reception

23rd September 2016

Our first full week in Reception, and what a busy and exciting time we've had, although I'm sure we will all sleep well this weekend!!!  The children have enjoyed their school lunches and have shown really good table manners, being able to use a knife and fork and remembering to say please and…

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Posted by Nicky Richardson on 23 September 2016

Category: EYFS- Reception

16th September 2016

This week in Reception we have had our first PE lesson! Not only did they do a good job getting themselves changed independently (aren't buttons tricky!!) but they also tried hard to listen carefully to the instructions.  The children enjoyed practising their throwing and catching skills and have…

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Posted by Nicky Richardson on 16 September 2016

Category: EYFS- Reception

9th September 2016

Wow, what a wonderful first week in school we have had!  The children have settled into their new class extremely well and we are all very proud of them.  The children are coming into school independently; this is a fantastic achievement!

This week we have been learning about how to keep our…

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Posted by Nicky Richardson on 9 September 2016

Category: EYFS- Reception