Category: reception

Reception – Apple and Lime

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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Children in Need

The children have enjoyed coming to school in their own clothes today. Thank you for all the donations for children in need. We enjoyed doing some exercise with Jo wicks and Pudsey.      Reading books Thank you for reading the children’s books with them 4 times. I’m sure you’ll agree that they become so much …

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Be Internet Legends: The Family Adventure

” Join The Internet Legends with this new family adventure at home. Learn about online safety together from Google and Parent Zone. This family challenge is a three-part animated series following a family of Internauts through Interland. “ Once you have finished watching the films, why not download and complete the accompanying activity packs? There …

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Welcome back!

Welcome back, we hope you had a good half term break. This week our number of the week is number 7.  The rhyme is: Across the sky and down from heaven, that’s the way we make a seven. In phonics we have learnt the sounds: h, b, f, ff and the tricky word, to. These …

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Time flies when you’re having fun!

We can’t believe that this week is our last week of school before half-term, and what a start to the term it has been! This week our number of the week is ‘6’. Each week we introduce a new number, and a number formation poem. . We have been problem solving linked to the number …

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