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Reception – Apple and Lime

Sing St Albans!

Here is the Sing St Albans Song! It has been played on the radio!

Happy Holidays!

Wow – these last three weeks have whizzed by! It’s been so wonderful to see the children bound back into school and get stuck into their learning! This week in Maths we have been learning about sharing. We now know that when we share we need each person to get an equal amount, and we …

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Comic Relief

Our super heroes have had a great day today. It was lovely to see so many of them dressed up. This week we have been learning about money in maths. We have been making amounts with 1p and 2p coins. The children have brought their new knowledge into their play by making a shop and …

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We are so so thrilled to welcome everyone back to school this week. Every child has come back with huge smiles on their faces and it’s been so lovely to see them all settle back in so quickly. In Maths this week we have been learning about estimation. We have talked about what estimation means …

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It’s Christmas!

We wish you all a very Happy Christmas! Thank you so much from all  the reception team,  for all the lovely messages, cards and presents we have received. The children have watched the Pantomime ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ in the theatre today which was fun. Yesterday they  had their Christmas party.  There was a DJ, …

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Reception brings to you….

A CHRISTMAS NATIVITY!!! We really are SO proud of all of the children. They have put their absolute all into their performances, and we know how excited they are to show you all at home! We aren’t exaggerating when we say we only started practising a week or so ago, so they really have pulled …

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Busy Busy!

This week in Phonics we have learnt the sounds; j, v, w, x and the tricky word he. Over the weekend you could look at your child’s reading book and search for these sounds in words and see how many times you can find the tricky word he! In Maths this week we have been learning about subtraction. …

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Shapes all around us

This week in maths we have been learning about 2D shapes, which include circles, triangles, squares and rectangles. We have talked about their properties, found different shapes in our environment and made our own shapes out of lollipop sticks. Our number of the week is 11 so we have been learning how to make 11 …

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Blending and Segmenting

Some parents have been asking us for some blending and segmenting activities to play at home to support reading. Phonics blending is a way for children to decode words. With phonics blending, children join together the individual sound-spellings (also called letter-sound correspondence) in a word. Then, they slowly blend those sounds together (“j-a-m, jam”). Segmenting in phonics …

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Anti-Bullying Week

This week is Anti-Bullying Week. In Reception we watched the video ‘For the Birds’. On our first watch we all found it really funny, but when we watched it again and started talking about what was happening we realised that actually the little birds did quite a lot of mean things. The deeper we dug …

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