Reception blog 28.5.21

What a fantastic term we’re having!


We have been working really hard on writing our letters in Reception over the last month. We are so close to being able to write them all!


This term has had us immersed in numbers. Writing, reading, counting, ordering, adding,  taking away, grouping – We’ve had it all! Its been wonderful and we have enjoyed learning songs to help us remember what to do.


Our topic has allowed us to explore all things plants and minibeasts! We enjoyed learning about parts of a plant and making our own plant models. Did you know that different minibeasts have different habitats? We do! and we have used what we have learnt about habitats to create our own bug hotels. It was lucky we did, because we have officially set off our pet butterflies. They grew beautiful wings and set off on their journey in the wild. Thank you to our Reception parents for that wonderful opportunity!


Have a fantastic half term all 🙂


Reception blog 30.4.21

This week we have been working hard on our writing. Our 2 new letters that we have learnt are g and d!


Our number bonds to 10 have been the hot topic of our number sessions this week. We can recall so many bonds with help from numicon and our YouTube friend Jack Hartman.


We have been reading the story The Enormous Turnip and we have been able to remember the characters and the order they appear in the story. Our favourite part is when the turnip flies out of the ground and they all fall down with a BANG!


A very exciting time for our caterpillars. They are hanging from the top of the jars and have started to create their cocoons.


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Reception 🙂

Reception Blog 15.4.21

We have had an amazing first week back after the Easter Holidays!


We have been practising our letter formation, we are all getting so good at smiles and flicks!


We had lots of fun learning about how to show addition on paper using numbers and the + and = signs. We’re excited to do the opposite next week – subtraction!


Castell Howells gave us a wonderful gift – some seeds to plant in our ever-growing garden. Thank you! It tied so well into our topic work this week as we explored flowers. We are looking at and creating our own versions of Yvonne Coomber’s wildflower art. They’ll be finished next week so have a look out on Twitter!


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Reception Blog 14.12.20

What a crazy term its been!

We have worked our socks off in Reception this term. We have loved learning to and practising finding sounds in words and blending them together, learning tricky words and  even beginning to use cursive writing to write some beautiful sentences!


We have also loved exploring all things number! Our favourtie thing to do  in number lessons is to sing number songs and count forwards and  backwards.

Our topic  has allowed us to  explore all things light, sound and keeping safe!


We  have learnt so  much and can’t wait  til next term already.


For now, have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year. Nadolig Llawen a  Blwyddyn Newydd Dda.


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Reception 🙂


Reception blog 4.12.20

What an exciting week!

We plodded along to the school hall to take part in this year’s Christmas concert video. We did ourselves proud by singing beautifully – look out for us on the West End stage in a few years time!

Not only have we worked hard for our concert, we have worked hard in the class, too!

This week we have been exploring tricky words. Our challenge was match the tricky word in the bee to the hive that had the same tricky word in it.

We have measured ourselves, compared our heights, we made crowns that we measured around our heads and we compared containers to explore different capacities.

Ga i afal? Ga i fanana? Ga i siocled?Ga i fynd i’r ty bach os gwelwch yn dda? We turned into Tedi Twt for the week and have started using Ga i in our daily language.


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Reception 🙂

Blog 13.11.20

Blog 13.11.20


This week our classroom has turned into a light wonderland – we have explored torches, how light is useful and different ways that it works, what light waves look like on paper, different types of lights and we LOVED the glow in the dark writing boards!

Do you know your number bonds to 5? We do, and we have learnt a song to help us remember them – it is very catchy. Watch it here:

Sentence dictation filled our literacy sessions this week. We explored capital letters, finger space, full stops, and reading/rearranging words to make a simple sentence.

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Reception. 🙂

Reception blog 6.11.20

Blog 6.11.20


This week has been filled with Bonfire Night excitement!


We have learnt about who Guy Fawkes is and how the story of The Gunpowder Plot came about. Our subtraction skills were put to the test; we used numicon and objects to help us and we worked our socks off! Our firework pictures are amazing – check them out on HWB. We have really enjoyed our first week back and are so happy that our teachers are back with us.


Happy Friday!


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Reception. 🙂

Reception blog 16.10.20

Blog 16.10.20


This week, we have worked really hard once again!


We explored our class’ story ‘The Gingerbread Man’ further and matched pictures to CVC words we found in the story. We have also enjoyed playing cvc and tricky word games like GOTCHA!

Days of the week, months of the year, times of the day – we know them all! We have been immersed into the concept of time this week and have been thinking about common and personal daily routines in our number sessions.

Moe from The Moe Show taught us the importance of crossing the road safely and we learnt about road signs that we see on car journeys. I wonder how many signs you can find in one car journey and if you can remember what they mean…


We are so excited for the Halloween disco next week!


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Reception. 🙂

Reception blog 9.10.20

Blog 9.10.20


What a week!


Do you know the story ‘The Gingerbread Man’? Well, we definitely do after this week’s antics! We have been using role play and character masks to act out the story. We are loving it – except for that greedy fox!


Our number skills have been put to the test this week – we have been showing different ways of representing numbers 1-10. We have also been singing some number songs. I wonder if you know any of them…

1,2,3,4,5 once I caught a fish alive

5 little speckled frogs

5 little ducks


We have had a fire safety week in our classroom. Frances the Firefly taught us a valuable lesson about matches and we explored our indoor and outdoor area for things that could catch on fire and things that would be unsafe to touch.


We are looking forward to more fun learning next week!


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Reception. 🙂

Reception blog 2.10.20

Blog 2.10.20


A very busy week in Reception!


We have turned ourselves into reading robots! We have loved using our robot arms to help us read words and then find the picture to match. Have you ever played Hanging Monkeys on Topmarks? It is our new favourite game.


Our number rhymes have helped us to remember how to write numbers 0-10 in beautiful rainbow colours. We also explored patterns in our classroom and Faithe even gave us some PANTS to decorate with a stripy pattern!


We had fun this week. Our favourite part was Fitness Friday – we laughed and had fun with zumba and Sonic the Hedgehog yoga. It made us feel really good!


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Reception 🙂