Hello welcome to our Reception class page
My name is Mr Demski and I am the Reception class teacher. Our Teaching Assistants are Miss Habermacher, Miss King & Mrs Hughes.
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.
We had a Glorious Day!
Our parents joined us for our sports day
We took part in many different events including the egg and spoon race, the beanbag race, a javelin throw and the hoop race
We had so much fun!
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.
Time for the Reception Concert
Every Wednesday we use the construction to make a microphone and on the song sheets we write our own songs. We rehearse our songs throughout the afternoon and then at the end of the day we perform our songs to the rest of the class.
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
We had lot's of fun have a look at the pictures below
Our School trip to the farm
We visited a farm on our school trip we had such a good time
We saw and learnt about lots of different animals including sheep, cows, pigs, chickens goats and even guinea pigs and rabbits.
We bottle fed milk to some newly born lambs and also fed some very hungry goats
We had a ride on a tractor and helped to collect eggs from the chickens
It was such a lovely day!
We love our new chicks
We learnt how to hold them and that we have to be gentle with them
We are looking after them making sure that they are warm, safe and have plenty of food & water
Our chicks have finally hatched we have welcomed three new members into our class
We watched the chicks hatch out of their shells
We then drew pictures of the chicks and came up with suggestions for names for them
We also closely studied the shells writing about everything that we could see
Using the iPads we took pictures and made videos of the chicks
Finally we made some homes for the chicks
We are really EXCITED!
We invited our Mummy's, Granny's Aunties and our families to join us for our Mother's Day event. We sang our special Mother's Day songs that we have been practicing and then we listened to a special Mother's Day Story and finally we gave our special gifts of flowers and cards to our Mums.
Thank You for the Amazing turnout
Red Nose Day
We wore Red for the day and brought in a £1 to help raise money for Comic relief
We are very excited as we have some eggs in our special incubator in the classroom
We will hopefully be welcoming some baby chicks into our class in the next few weeks
We are checking the eggs daily for any developments
Updates on the eggs will be posted here
Parent's Writing Workshop
Our parents joined us for our writing workshop
We had a lot of fun writing and making lots of different marks. We used a variety of different writing tools and made our writing/marks in lots of different places
We also took part in a lot of different fine motor/physical development activities
Have a look at all of the fun that we had!
Half Term Homework Projects
We have been working really hard at home with our families on our snowy half term projects
They all look so fantastic a lot of thought and hard work has been put into these projects
Check them out below
Also for a closer look click on the link below to watch a video of our homework projects
World Book Day
We celebrated world book day by all dressing up as our favourite characters for the day
We took part in many different activities including story sequencing, role playing our favourite stories making the characters from the books and reading and exploring lots of different books
We celebrated PancakeDay/ ShroveTuesday by making & rolling our own pancakes following our recipes & then picking either chocolate or strawberry spread as a topping the best part was we got to eat them after yum! yum!
Igloo Building Project
We have been busy collecting lots of plastic bottles then in the last week before half term our parents joined us to make and construct our class igloo together.
We had a lot of fun making it and everyone helped and worked super hard
Thank You to everyone who supported us in this project
But we still haven't finished so watch this space for updates on the igloo
Watch us building our igloo by clicking on the link below
We all came dressed up in numbers for a fun filled number day. We also brought in £1 in to raise money for the NSPCC. We took part in many mathematical activities including a number hunt, number detectives trying to match the number to the right amount of dots on the lock, making a number line and arranging the numbers in the correct order.
Christmas Jumper Day
Wearing our Christmas jumpers to raise money for save the children
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from Reception
Christmas Craft Afternoon
Our parents joined us for our Christmas craft afternoon
We made some decorations for our Christmas trees, decorated our Christmas cookies, made some really long paper chains, wrote a Christmas card
& best of all we made some Magic reindeer food to sprinkle outside for Santa's reindeer on Christmas Eve
We had a lot of fun!
School Trip - Wonderland
Together with nursery we enjoyed a fun filled day at Wonderland
We met Santa and received a present, had a lot of fun on lots of different rides
We helped Mrs Clause to make some mince pies and met some of Santa's reindeers
It was an extremely enjoyable day
We talked all about our families and we all made a family tree drawing and labelling all of our family members
We also made some pots for our families out of clay which when then painted
At the end of the week our families joined us at school and we shared our family tree with them, sang some songs, participated in a family story and gave our pots to our families
Our parents join us every Thursday and we explore and read loads of fantastic and really interesting books together.
We gathered together to mark the two minutes silence at 11 O'clock on remembrance day.
We wore our poppies with pride and we also made our own poppies.
We remembered all the soldiers who fought for our safety and freedom.
Family Snack Afternoon
Our families joined us to take part in many different activities - we made our own finger prints - drew a self portrait and decorated our hand prints
We also enjoyed lots of tasty snacks - Yum, Yum!
We had a lot of fun!
Phonics Parent Workshop
Our parents and family members 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.
Our First Few Days in Reception
All of the children have settled in really well into the Merritts Brook Reception class
We have been exploring our new classroom and have made lots of new friends