Reception- Pancakes!

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

The children in Reception really enjoyed sharing Pancake Day celebrations on Shrove Tuesday!

We talked about why people celebrate Shrove Tuesday by eating pancakes. We all thought about what we most enjoy eating on top of our pancake. We worked together to find out what ingredients we needed to mix up some pancake batter, and prepared everything we needed. When our batter was ready, we went into the kitchen in groups to fry up some pancakes. We also had a go at flipping some pancakes in pans. Some of us were very good at it!

When our pancakes were cooked, we could choose to sprinkle on some sugar, squeeze on some lemon juice and pop on some raisins. We all enjoyed trying the pancakes. We thought they were ‘delicious’, ‘tasty’, ‘bitter lemon’, ‘sour’, ‘sweet’ and ‘super good’!


When we had all finished eating, someone even offered to help wash up!


We also had lots of pancake-themed activities in the foundation unit to enjoy, including counting games, colouring, pancake playdough, pancake races in the garden and pancake role-play!

What a lovely way to enjoy Pancake Day!



Reception- End of Term Lego Party!

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

The children in Reception worked very hard last half term to get lots of marbles in the happy jar, and smiley faces on their tickets, by always being in the right place, at the right time, doing the right thing!

They did so well that Miss Schofield, Miss Cross and Miss Burke decided they should have a special treat on the last day of term. The children chose to have a Lego party! They enjoyed a fun morning playing with Lego, watching a Lego movie and colouring Lego pictures!

Well done to all of the children in Reception who worked hard to earn this special reward!



Reception- Our first trip to Forest School!

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

Today the Reception children headed off for their first Forest School session! They were shocked to find a magical gate in the fence that took us through to a new, secret land! We explored this new environment and hunted for bears! The children were surprised to learn that they are allowed to climb trees and play in the river! It was very exciting and we are all looking forward to getting back out into the Forest School area next week!


Please make sure your child has a pair of leggings and wellies in school ready for next week- we will keep these in school and wash them each week ready for our next session!


Reception- Our Zoo Topic Begins!

Friday, June 7th, 2019

This week in Reception we have started to think about zoos, ready for our trip next month! Lots of the children showed a real interest in zoo animals through their play last term, so we have used this to plan lots of interesting activities.

This week we talked about how animals are looked after in the zoo, and who helps them if they are unwell- we’ve never seen a tiger at the doctor’s surgery, so we decided they must have their own vet! In literacy we read the story ‘The Zoo Vet’- ask me to tell you about it! We wrote a list of animals that might visit the vet, then filled in some patient information forms. We were also very excited to start building our own zoo vet role-play area in the classroom. We have been adding new things to it each day!


In numeracy this week we have been thinking about doubling numbers to ten and recapping teen numbers. We are very good at recognising all of the numbers and putting them into the correct order. Some of us have even been writing sums and thinking about doubling numbers during our play- look at these lovely number sentences one of the children chose to write!


On Wednesday we had some very kind volunteers from Sainsbury’s come in to school to help clear our Forest School area- we were shocked at how much work they had done, and were all very excited to pop out and see our new, improved area! It really does look different- one child thought a new tree had grown as they had never noticed it before behind all the high undergrowth! We now can’t wait to get back out there next week to start exploring!


On Friday, we played a phonics game on the whiteboard- we had to read words and decide whether they are real words or made up words! It is a great game that the children love, and can be played at home using the following link….


Try us with the phase 3 and phase 4 free games- you’ll be very impressed at how well we do!


This week we have also really been enjoying lots of creative play- we have been painting, making models and drawing beautiful, detailed pictures! We really are fantastic artists!

We are looking forward to another busy week next week!


Reception Celebrate Their Hard Work!

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

The children in Reception have been working really hard over the last few weeks- especially practising their reading, writing and counting! In preparation for their transition into year 1 in September, they have been working in a way more similar to the year 1 routine, with writing and reading groups completed before they head off to do chosen activities. The children have taken to this amazingly and are really enjoying their new grown-up learning!


To celebrate the children’s hard work gaining their golden stars over the last half term, we enjoyed a ‘Lego party’ on Friday afternoon… the children enjoyed sharing some treats and making some fantastic models!

Wishing everyone a restful week- let’s hope the sun starts to shine!