Reception – Mrs Hartley

 

Reception Teacher

In Reception class the children enjoy a range of exciting learning opportunities, both inside and outside. They have lots of fun whilst reading, writing and investigating mathematical concepts, through child initiated learning and focus activities. Pupils love to explore the world around them, developing and applying their imaginative, expressive and problem solving skills.

Please take a look at our Reception blogs to learn more!

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RECEPTION CLASS VISIT THE TROPICAL BUTTERFLY HOUSE!

The children in Reception have thoroughly enjoyed their visit to the Butterfly House at Anston. They have handled creatures with fur, feathers and scales, enjoyed the adventure playground and water park. There were farm animals to meet and beautiful butterflies in the hot, humid tropical house. Packed lunches were eaten on a red double decker bus with garden! 

Take a look at some of our wonderful photographs!

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OUR WORLD CUP GARDEN

Nursery and Reception children have been very busy creating a colourful garden in the EYFS outdoor area. They have worked alongside Mrs Flannery to plant a variety of different coloured flowers, representing lots of countrie’s flags! The children have also enjoyed making flags and being part of the World Cup Watering Team, taking turns to water and care for the plants. Thank you very much to Mrs Flannery for planning and co-ordinating the garden activities along with Miss Campbell! 

Well done to all of the Nursery and Reception children who have created our beautiful garden together!

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What do we need to grow?

 
Reception children have been brainstorming our new half term’s enquiry
question. They have decided upon the new areas of learning that they would like to investigate. This week the children are searching for mini-beasts and observing them carefully. They have been excited to use the resources on our new science trolley, which can be moved indoors and outdoors. The children have also created a class non-fiction book and have been busy sharing food between different numbers of mini-beasts. Superb problem solving and representing concepts in different ways! Well done!
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 THE ROYAL WEDDING STREET PARTY         

Nursery and Reception children have been learning about the forthcoming Royal Wedding. They have looked at power points to find out more information, listened to stories all about weddings and created cards for one another. The children’s learning culminated in a dazzling Royal Wedding Street Party banquet! The weather was beautiful and everybody had a thoroughly enjoyable time.

Thank you so much to all of our parents and carers who have supported our banquet and provided us with a wonderful selection of foods!

Thank you also to our EYFS and school team members who helped to put this memorable event together!

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Zoolab Visit

Nursery and Reception have been learning about different animals and their habitats. This week the focus is on tropical rain forests.

‘Zoolab’ brought in a selection  of rain forest animals for us to meet, stoke, touch and learn about. We met a giant snail, a snake, a tarantula, a millipede, a tree frog. a cockroach and stick insects. The children listened well, asked really good questions and found out lots of interesting information about rain forest animals.

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Knight Training in Reception Class!

Children in Reception class have been learning all about St George and the Dragon. They have enjoyed listening to and reading the story, as well as using puppets and small world characters to act out the narrative. As part of this learning, the children have enjoyed training to be a knight. They have taken part in a circuit of activities, including jousting, balancing, horse shoe aiming, using a bow and arrow and defeating dragons. After completing their knight challenges, the children received their knighthood certificates from the in-role Queen. Well done brave knights! 

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