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Reception Year Group

Cycle Tots Visit

Reception had great fun during the Cycle Tots visit. During the morning they learnt about road safety and why you must always wear a helmet when riding a bike. They also learnt the importance of balance, co-ordination and resilience, as well as developing their gross motor skills.


Reception Celebrate Diwali.

To celebrate Diwali, the children read the story of Rama and Sita and learnt about this important Hindu festival. They used their knowledge of phonemes to record the initial sounds of each of the characters. They made diva lamps to guide Rama home!


The Jolly Postman

As part of this term's topic, "Once Upon a Time", the children discussed the role of a Post Person and talked about the post that gets delivered to their home. They have also read the story of The Jolly Postman, created a story map of his route and the characters that he met.

During the term he continued his journey by meeting the Witch at Gingerbread Cottage. The children also elaborated on this part of his journey by reading the stories Room on a Broom and Hansel and Gretel.


Beegu and Funny Bones

The children read the story book Beegu, thinking about what it feels like to find themselves somewhere new and different. They used the text to make their own speech bubbles to consider what Beegu might say when he finds himself in new places.

They also read the story book Funnybones by Allan Ahlberg. They sequenced the story and used their phonic knowledge to help them write their own sentences.

Reception Term One Topics

As part of this term's topic "Ourselves", the Reception children discussed birthdays. Linked to the book "Bear's Birthday", they explored different birthday experiences, talked about their own birthdays, and shared their memories of past birthdays.

They also talked about why we celebrate Harvest and found out were we get our food from (especially pumpkins!). They learnt how wheat is milled into flour and even made their own delicious bread rolls! During their art lesson, they drew their own fruit and used vegetables to make print patterns.

Welcome to Reception

We welcomed to all our new Reception children and parents and were so impressed with how everyone settled into the school routine so quickly. The children made new friends and discussed what they like to do; if they have any brothers or sisters and what they liked most about school. They also expressed how we make each other feel by learning about the zones of regulation.

They discovered their classrooms and used the lovely resources, enjoyed their lunches and playing outside.

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