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Class Teachers: Mrs Allsopp and Mrs Durrant-Patel

Autumn 2018


The children have been busy over the last few weeks making owls, drawing feathers and making a heart wreath from their hand prints. They were also keen to find out more about light so we looked at sources of light and we even had a go at making a circuit . We have been busy learning songs and rehearsing for our production, we look forward to seeing you all at the performance. Next week we will continue to rehearse and we will also be learning about Christmas. The children will have the opportunity to put up the class Christmas tree and learn about how Christmas is celebrated around the world. A few photos below of the activities we’ve completed.



Last week we learnt about the importance of  Remembrance Day and we made poppies for our Remembrance assembly. In literacy we talked about what we did in the half-term holiday and wrote and drew pictures, in maths we investigated addition and used tens frames to help us. We also made our own sparkler biscuits and went to the nature reserve and lit sparklers. This week we have started our new topic ‘Light and Dark’ the children have talked about what they already know and what they would like to learn over the next few weeks. In literacy this week we have read Owl babies and in maths we have continued our work on addition and started to use a numberline to help us add two small amounts together. In circle time we have been looking at what makes a good friend and how we can all help each other. Here are a few photos of some the activities we have completed. 


We have had a fantastic first half-term in Reception. The children have enjoyed exploring their new classroom and the school. We hope everyone has a restful week and we will see you all on Tuesday 6th November ready for the second half of the autumn term. Here are a few photos from some of the activities we have completed this half term. 


We have had a great few weeks exploring our Colour topic, last week we made our own Kandinsky circle prints which you can see in our classroom. We have read ‘The Dot’ and made our own art using the book as inspiration. This week we have learnt the story of ‘The Little Red Hen’ orally and included actions. We have also learnt about Harvest and its importance and completed some harvest activities. Next week we will be learning about autumn and continuing to learn about 2D shapes. Here are a few photos of our Kandinsky work.



Over the last couple of weeks we have been exploring colour. We have completed some colour mixing activities, decorated our own Elmer elephants using milk bottles and tissue paper and completed the skittle experiment. Last week we also went to the nature reserve and enjoyed spending the morning there. In maths we have been looking and numbers and how we can represent those numbers and in literacy we have read Elmer and sequenced the story. We are looking forward to our trip to see How to Hide a Lion this week and the coach ride too. 

Hello and welcome to the Reception class blog. We have been really busy in Reception over the last few weeks getting to know one another and the school. Everyone has settled really well in to school life, well done Reception! We had our first PE lesson and everyone did really well getting themselves changed in and out of their PE kits.  Next week we will be starting a new topic on colour. We will be completing lots of exciting activities related to colour. Next week in literacy we will be practising writing our name and in maths we will be counting and ordering numbers to 10.