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This week in Reception

What have we been up to this week? Owl Babies Some new friends have come to visit us this week in Reception! They are called Sarah, Percy and Bill! Like us, these owl babies sometimes miss their mummy. This is a book which can help reassure children after a half term break, that they will …

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This Week in Reception

Looking after Property We have introduced Apple displays to help children know  which areas they are responsible for in tidy-up time, which so far has been a great success! This is helping the children learn to take care of property and respect our school. We will be rotating the names to ensure it is fair …

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This week in Reception

Another week, another celebration of all our fantastic learning! Reception have been busy learning all about Chinese New Year. We read some stories about the animals that had a race and enjoyed finding out which animal we are based on the year that we were born. 2024 is the year of the dragon, so we …

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This week in Reception

The children looked splendiferous as they entered school today! We really enjoyed becoming word detectives to find out the meaning of new words as well as celebrating the range of words we knew. Some children celebrated words in their home language, others chose words from their favourite sport and some from books, conversation and films! …

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This Week in Reception

Mindful Mondays & Expressive Art and Design The children in Reception are learning to, “Explore, use and refine a variety of artistic effects to express their ideas and feelings,” (Development Matters 2023) We have been finding out about the artist Andy Goldsworthy and finding out what sculptures are. As part of our learning we have …

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This week in Reception

Another fantastic week in Reception! In Literacy we have carried on with the Harry’s Bucket Full of Dinosaurs. Have a look at the actions we have been using when learning and performing the story. Here are some examples of the actions for: Once upon a time, first, next, then, after that, finally, so, because and …

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This week in Reception

Happy New Year! 2024 has started with a roar for us in Reception, as we are reading ‘Harry and his Bucketful of Dinosaurs’ and exploring all things dino! The children have been writing labels in Literacy, persevering by using their robot arms and blending hands and saying the word out loud a few times, to …

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This week in Reception

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Reception! We have been creating paper chains and we have used the leftover snowflake patterns from our winter show ‘One Snowy Night’ – our Celebration tree looks very festive as a result! Thank you to all the parents who came to watch and see Reception’s hard …

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This Week in Reception

Last week we had visitors to Merry Hill school and the children showed off how fantastic and amazing they are! We showed the Merry Hill Golden Rules that we apply each day and we saw so many good choices around school and outside on the playground too! Well done everybody! PSHE In PSHE we recalled …

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This Week in Reception

This week in Reception, Zebras and Elephants have been taking their role of story telling very seriously! We had special auditions for our roles in the Christmas show and been busy learning some of the words and songs.  We can’t wait to surprise you when you come to watch us! This week we have been …

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