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Reception

Reception

Welcome to our reception class for 2017! We are so excited about the year ahead as so much happens for the children in their first year of full-time school. We look forward to working with you all and meeting you over the first few weeks at school to find out more about the children. Please see the attachments below to see the plans for this term and don't hesitate to speak to Mrs Holmes, Mrs Hawkins or myself if there is anything you need to ask.

Mrs Hann

Reception Staff

Class Teacher / Foundation Stage Leader Mrs M. Hann

Class Teacher - Mrs D. Holmes

HLTA- Mrs K. Hawkins

Support staff:- Miss K. Layfield

Our Reception Class

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AUTUMN 2017

We went on a nature walk around school and collected signs of nature. When we came back to the classroom we made a map of our journey.

We went on a nature walk around school and collected signs of nature. When we came back to the classroom we made a map of our journey. 1
We went on a nature walk around school and collected signs of nature. When we came back to the classroom we made a map of our journey. 2
We went on a nature walk around school and collected signs of nature. When we came back to the classroom we made a map of our journey. 3
We went on a nature walk around school and collected signs of nature. When we came back to the classroom we made a map of our journey. 4
We went on a nature walk around school and collected signs of nature. When we came back to the classroom we made a map of our journey. 5
We went on a nature walk around school and collected signs of nature. When we came back to the classroom we made a map of our journey. 6
We went on a nature walk around school and collected signs of nature. When we came back to the classroom we made a map of our journey. 7
We went on a nature walk around school and collected signs of nature. When we came back to the classroom we made a map of our journey. 8
We went on a nature walk around school and collected signs of nature. When we came back to the classroom we made a map of our journey. 9

Fruit and vegetable printing in the style of Van Gogh

Fruit and vegetable printing in the style of Van Gogh 1
Fruit and vegetable printing in the style of Van Gogh 2

We made a delicious fruit salad!

We made a delicious fruit salad! 1
We made a delicious fruit salad! 2
We made a delicious fruit salad! 3
We made a delicious fruit salad! 4

Marking marks outside

Marking marks outside 1
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Sponsored Obstacle Course

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Children in Need 2017

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Forest Schools in Reception

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The start of our forest school experience at St Hild’s School! At the weekend we had a special visit from a beautiful fairy called Sparkle!

Working together to take our equipment to the forest!

Working together to take our equipment to the forest! 1

Sparkle left a letter for us. She needed our help! Sparkle was sad because her fairy friends had flown away because no one was caring for them anymore. All of their homes had disappeared. She wanted Reception to make some fairy houses for her fairy friends. She told us they would stay in our new houses until they could make their houses in the trees.

Sparkle left a letter for us. She needed our help! Sparkle was sad because her fairy friends had flown away because no one was caring for them anymore. All of their homes had disappeared. She wanted Reception to make some fairy houses for her fairy friends. She told us they would stay in our new houses until they could make their houses in the trees. 1 The log circle to keep the fairies safe
Sparkle left a letter for us. She needed our help! Sparkle was sad because her fairy friends had flown away because no one was caring for them anymore. All of their homes had disappeared. She wanted Reception to make some fairy houses for her fairy friends. She told us they would stay in our new houses until they could make their houses in the trees. 2 The fairy garden with a stream
Sparkle left a letter for us. She needed our help! Sparkle was sad because her fairy friends had flown away because no one was caring for them anymore. All of their homes had disappeared. She wanted Reception to make some fairy houses for her fairy friends. She told us they would stay in our new houses until they could make their houses in the trees. 3 A fairy house with a feather roof and bed
Sparkle left a letter for us. She needed our help! Sparkle was sad because her fairy friends had flown away because no one was caring for them anymore. All of their homes had disappeared. She wanted Reception to make some fairy houses for her fairy friends. She told us they would stay in our new houses until they could make their houses in the trees. 4 A big fairy tent of all the fairies
Sparkle left a letter for us. She needed our help! Sparkle was sad because her fairy friends had flown away because no one was caring for them anymore. All of their homes had disappeared. She wanted Reception to make some fairy houses for her fairy friends. She told us they would stay in our new houses until they could make their houses in the trees. 5 Collecting seats for the camp fire
Sparkle left a letter for us. She needed our help! Sparkle was sad because her fairy friends had flown away because no one was caring for them anymore. All of their homes had disappeared. She wanted Reception to make some fairy houses for her fairy friends. She told us they would stay in our new houses until they could make their houses in the trees. 6 Collecting branches for the house walls
Sparkle left a letter for us. She needed our help! Sparkle was sad because her fairy friends had flown away because no one was caring for them anymore. All of their homes had disappeared. She wanted Reception to make some fairy houses for her fairy friends. She told us they would stay in our new houses until they could make their houses in the trees. 7 A fairy house with a fire to keep the fairies warm
Sparkle left a letter for us. She needed our help! Sparkle was sad because her fairy friends had flown away because no one was caring for them anymore. All of their homes had disappeared. She wanted Reception to make some fairy houses for her fairy friends. She told us they would stay in our new houses until they could make their houses in the trees. 8 Making flags to welcome the fairies back
Sparkle left a letter for us. She needed our help! Sparkle was sad because her fairy friends had flown away because no one was caring for them anymore. All of their homes had disappeared. She wanted Reception to make some fairy houses for her fairy friends. She told us they would stay in our new houses until they could make their houses in the trees. 9 Decorating our houses with flags
Sparkle left a letter for us. She needed our help! Sparkle was sad because her fairy friends had flown away because no one was caring for them anymore. All of their homes had disappeared. She wanted Reception to make some fairy houses for her fairy friends. She told us they would stay in our new houses until they could make their houses in the trees. 10 Writing messages to the fairies
Sparkle left a letter for us. She needed our help! Sparkle was sad because her fairy friends had flown away because no one was caring for them anymore. All of their homes had disappeared. She wanted Reception to make some fairy houses for her fairy friends. She told us they would stay in our new houses until they could make their houses in the trees. 11 We even found a playground for our fairies!
Sparkle left a letter for us. She needed our help! Sparkle was sad because her fairy friends had flown away because no one was caring for them anymore. All of their homes had disappeared. She wanted Reception to make some fairy houses for her fairy friends. She told us they would stay in our new houses until they could make their houses in the trees. 12 Around the campfire
Sparkle left a letter for us. She needed our help! Sparkle was sad because her fairy friends had flown away because no one was caring for them anymore. All of their homes had disappeared. She wanted Reception to make some fairy houses for her fairy friends. She told us they would stay in our new houses until they could make their houses in the trees. 13 The horse ride at the playground

Sparkle also told us that the trees were sad and that was why their homes had disappeared. To live in the trees they need to be happy. Sparkle asked us to help make the trees happy again.

Sparkle also told us that the trees were sad and that was why their homes had disappeared. To live in the trees they need to be happy. Sparkle asked us to help make the trees happy again. 1 Evie thought the trees needed a hug
Sparkle also told us that the trees were sad and that was why their homes had disappeared. To live in the trees they need to be happy. Sparkle asked us to help make the trees happy again. 2 Making happy colourful faces on the trees
Sparkle also told us that the trees were sad and that was why their homes had disappeared. To live in the trees they need to be happy. Sparkle asked us to help make the trees happy again. 3 Making a colourful face in the fairy garden
Sparkle also told us that the trees were sad and that was why their homes had disappeared. To live in the trees they need to be happy. Sparkle asked us to help make the trees happy again. 4 Making happy colourful faces on the trees
Sparkle also told us that the trees were sad and that was why their homes had disappeared. To live in the trees they need to be happy. Sparkle asked us to help make the trees happy again. 5 Making happy colourful faces on the trees
Sparkle also told us that the trees were sad and that was why their homes had disappeared. To live in the trees they need to be happy. Sparkle asked us to help make the trees happy again. 6 Making happy colourful faces on the trees
Sparkle also told us that the trees were sad and that was why their homes had disappeared. To live in the trees they need to be happy. Sparkle asked us to help make the trees happy again. 7 Making happy colourful faces on the trees
Sparkle also told us that the trees were sad and that was why their homes had disappeared. To live in the trees they need to be happy. Sparkle asked us to help make the trees happy again. 8 Making happy colourful faces on the trees
Sparkle also told us that the trees were sad and that was why their homes had disappeared. To live in the trees they need to be happy. Sparkle asked us to help make the trees happy again. 9 Making happy colourful faces on the trees
Sparkle also told us that the trees were sad and that was why their homes had disappeared. To live in the trees they need to be happy. Sparkle asked us to help make the trees happy again. 10 Making happy colourful faces on the trees
Sparkle also told us that the trees were sad and that was why their homes had disappeared. To live in the trees they need to be happy. Sparkle asked us to help make the trees happy again. 11 Making happy colourful faces on the trees
Sparkle also told us that the trees were sad and that was why their homes had disappeared. To live in the trees they need to be happy. Sparkle asked us to help make the trees happy again. 12 Making happy colourful faces on the trees

Working together to take our equipment back into school. We hope the fairies come back. Watch this space!!!

Working together to take our equipment back into school. We hope the fairies come back. Watch this space!!! 1 The box was getting heavy ...
Working together to take our equipment back into school. We hope the fairies come back. Watch this space!!! 2 So Lexi helped to carry it
Working together to take our equipment back into school. We hope the fairies come back. Watch this space!!! 3 The boys helping each other

Let’s Investigate!

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We loved the snow today,

Hurray, It’s Advent - it’s first of December! We can dress the tree!

Hurray, It’s Advent - it’s first of December! We can dress the tree! 1
Hurray, It’s Advent - it’s first of December! We can dress the tree! 2

Puppet Show

The children in Nursery and Reception enjoyed a very special puppet show performed by St Nic's church in Durham.
They told the story of Christmas.  The children listened carefully and joined in singing some Christmas songs. Then they all helped to blow out the candle on the cake to celebrate Jesus' birthday. 

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ICE PLAY!

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The Christmas Nativity 2017

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Christmas lunch 2017

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Let’s dance! Christmas disco

CVC WORDS IN THE SNOW!

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We had fun practicing segmenting the sounds in CVC words such as cat and dog and writing them out with paint in the snow!

Forest schools

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During our visit to the forest we read Room on the Broom and talked about finding a special thing from the forest to share with the group. The children were then shown how to safety move around the fire circle and how to safely add to the fire by kneeling on one knee so they don’t wobbled and fall. We then went to find 4 sticks. Each stick had to match the length of a body part - a leg, an arm, a hand and the height of them. We spoke about how some sticks were too short and others were too long. We ended the session with hot chocolate, marshmallows and a biscuit! Yummy!

Forest Schools in the Snow!

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Today in our forest school session we read the Gruffalo. We stopped read reading before the mouse saw the grufffalo... the children were asked to work in teams to make a gruffalo on the forest floor using sticks and whatever else they could collect. Then could then use the paints to draw detail to their gruffalo and decorate its body. Once the children had finished they told the other children about their gruffalo. 

Yoga!

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The children enjoyed taking part in a taster yoga session. 

Our Dark Den

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Investigating light and dark in the dark den. The children made shadow shapes and animals using their hands. They children enjoyed sharing books and finding out about nocturnal animals. 

Wow! Our volcano exploded!!

The volcano

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