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Reception 2015/2016

 Hello and Thank you for visiting the Reception class page

My name is Mr Demski and I am the Reception class teacher & our Teaching Assistant is Miss Todd.

We absolutely love teaching all of the hard working and enthusiastic children in Reception. 

Throughout the year this page will be filled with pictures and information

of all the fun activities that we have been taking part in. 

Circus Skills 

The circus came into school one day and taught us loads of amazing circus tricks 

We learnt how to gracefully move two coloured scarves 

We learnt how to balance a long feather on our fingers (it was very tricky) 

Also we had the opportunity to spin plates (plastic) and begin to learn how to juggle 

It was a lot of fun we had a great time 

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Queen's Birthday 

We celebrated the Queen's birthday by making our own royal crowns

We also made the Queen some birthday cards and wrote her a special Birthday message 

Also we made our own Union Jack British flags

Then we had a party with loads of great music and lots of cakes, biscuits and sweets

 

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Dudley Zoo - School Visit 

 A lady from Dudley Zoo came to visit us.

She showed us lots of mini-beasts

We saw and held a exotic snail, a hissing cockroach, a tarantula, a stick insect, a beetle and some meal worms. 

It was a lot of fun and we learnt a lot about the different mini-beasts.  

P.E - Using the apparatus 

We really enjoy using both the small and large apparatus in P.E 

We have to climb, crawl and balance along the different pieces of equipment 

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Animal Lady

The animal lady came into school to show us lots of different animals 

She showed us a tarantula, a snake some lizards, a fox, a hedgehog and a owl 

We really enjoyed learning about all the different animals 

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Caterpillars 

In our classroom we have some visitors - five little caterpillars.

Everyday we are checking to see how big they have grown. 

They spun into their cocoons and after a few days some beautiful butterflies emerged.   

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We made our own spiders 

Firstly we had to roll the squidgy plasticine into a ball.

Then we added some pipe cleaner legs. 

Finally we added some googly eyes.

Do you like our creepy crawly spiders? 

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Easter Craft Afternoon with our Families 

Our families joined us for the afternoon to make lot's of different easter items.

We decorated some eggs, made an easter basket and we also made some bunnies

and chicks

We had lot's of fun have a look at the pictures below

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Our Trip To The Farm

 

We had a wonderful time on the farm. We made so many new friends including some goats, sheep, horses pigs and some very friendly lambs and chicks.

We learnt a lot about all the different animals and we had the opportunity to feed them all. 

It was a really fun day. 

Dudley Zoo Trip 

 

We had a lovely time at Dudley Zoo, we saw many different animals and we met Santa who gave us all a present   

Christmas Reading Breakfast 

 

Our grown up's joined us in reading and sharing many different stories and we also had some festive treats for breakfast

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Our first P.E lesson

 

We love taking part in P.E activities - balancing, jumping, hoping running and skipping 

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Healthy Eating 

 

We explored which foods are and are not healthy for us and why they are. 

We looked closely at the healthy foods looking at the similarities and differences between them

It's ok to eat chocolates and sweets occasionally just not all of the time 

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Remembrance Day

 

We joined the whole school in the hall to take part in the two minute silence. 

We then made our own poppies using plates and tissue paper to remember the solider's who fought in the wars. 

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Phonics Workshop

 

Our grown up's joined us to take part in many different phonic activities. We made play dough letters, we practiced forming our letters in the sand and on the large sheet of paper, we sorted objects based on their initial letter sounds and we explored many different phonic books - plus many more different phonic activities - Take a look at the pictures below.

Firework Safety

 

We learnt all about Bonfire Night and how to be safe around fireworks and sparklers. 

Mr Demski showed us a firework and explained that we are not to touch them or to stand too close to the fireworks.

Miss Todd then lit a sparkler to show us the correct way to hold one - at arms length - Then once the sparkler has finished we have to put it in water as it's still very very very hot!

We then decided to make our own firework pictures by splattering lots of different colours of paint on our paper. 

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Autumn

 

​We are having so much fun learning about and exploring all of the Autumn treasures.

We made our own conkers and some leaf rubbings.

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Counting Activities

 

We are learning to count objects and we are also learning to add one more using some delicious apples.  

 

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End of topic celebration 

 

Our parents and grown ups joined us for our end of topic celebration. We sang some songs and rhymes all about our body parts. We also listened to a story called "Funny Bones"

 

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Cooking Activities 

 

We love cooking. We made some gingerbread biscuits and chocolate rice crispy cakes. We explored some recipes and then wrote our own to help us make the treats. We mixed and stirred all the ingredients together then we rolled, cut and poured the mixtures. Finally we decorates our treats with lots of sprinkles. Finally the best part we ate our creations :) Yum Yum! 

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Mark Making Week

We had a lot of fun making lots of different marks throughout the week. We used a variety of different writing tools and made our marks in lots of different places - Have a look at all of the fun that we had! 

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Picture 3 We love writing on the post it notes
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Picture 5 We love making marks in the shaving foam
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Picture 7 Using the highlighters
Picture 8 There's lots of different colours to choose from
Picture 9 Moving the balls carefully around the maze
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Picture 13 Making shiny marks in the glitter
Picture 14 Making marks in the glitter
Picture 15 Tracing over the letters
Picture 16 Making marks in the oats
Picture 17 Rolling over the oats
Picture 18 Look at our lovely marks on our writing wall

Our first week 

Have a look at some pictures from our first week in Reception

We have been exploring our new classroom and making lots of new friends

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