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Reception - Tim Peake

Welcome to Reception- Tim Peake!




We are 19 clever, creative and ambitious children who love to learn and develop! Take a look through our exciting class page to find out what we've been learning.

What's happening this week...

Week commencing 09/03/2020 

Monday Science Week begins

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Thursday Parents' morning

Sport Relief

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Spring 2

Life Cycles


This half term we have focused on two main stories: 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' and 'The Teeny Weeny Tadpole'. We have been looking at life cycles, including the life cycle of a frog, butterfly and flower. We looked at each stage of the life cycle, and what happens during each stage. We planted sunflower seeds in the classroom, using compost and seeds. We have been watching our plants very carefully, and watching them grow! They are growing really high now! Also, we have been examining the frogspawn in Miss Keith's classroom. We know that the frogspawn will grow into tadpoles and beyond!


Picture 1 Using magnifying glasses to look at frogspawn
Picture 2 Observing changes in the frogspawn
Picture 3 Reading non-fiction texts about life cycles
Picture 4 Playing with frogs in their natural habitat
Picture 5 Observing changes in the plants!
Picture 6 Writing about the life cycle of a frog

Spring 1

The Dark


This half term we have been looking at two main stories; 'Whatever Next!' and 'Owl Babies'. We have learnt the names of different planets, and some important facts about them too. Did you know that Saturn has 22 moons? We have discussed what we would take if we were to fly to the Moon on a rocket! We had some great suggestions, such as sandwiches, pets and even binoculars! Finally, we looked at what nocturnal animals are and how they are different to animals that are active during the day.

Picture 1 Building rockets out of wooden blocks
Picture 2 Building rockets out of mobilo
Picture 3 Writing letters in the sand trays
Picture 4 Writing about "What I would take to the Moon..."
Picture 5 Using tens frames to represent numbers
Picture 6 Exploring rice and chopsticks for Chinese New Year
Picture 7 Writing Chinese numbers for Chinese New Year
Picture 8 Writing Chinese numbers in the sand
Picture 9 Making pictures out of 2D shapes

Autumn 2

Woodland Stories


This half term we have focussed on two main Fairytales set in woodland areas, 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' and 'Little Red Riding Hood'. We looked at the different characters in the story and thought about how they felt. We examined different woodland animals and the habitats that they live in. We covered lots of different events and celebrations, such as Bonfire Night, Remembrance Day and Christmas! We finished the term performing our Christmas Play. We hope you enjoyed it!

Picture 1 Playing with compare bears in the porridge
Picture 2 Finding initial letter sounds!
Picture 3 Using beebots with friends
Picture 4 Playing "Christmas Bingo"
Picture 5 Using the computer safely
Picture 6 Using the pegs and boards to make numbers
Picture 7 Using tweezers to find the numbers in the snow
Picture 8 Learning tricky words!
Picture 9 Having a Teddy Bears' picnic
Picture 10 Writing CVC words using magnetic letters
Picture 11 Mark making on large pieces of paper
Picture 12 Role play of "Goldilocks and the 3 Bears" story

Autumn 1

People Who Help Us


We spent time this half term becoming familiar with our new teachers, classroom and routines. This half term we focussed on different people that might help us- teachers, doctors, nurses, police officers and firefighters. We had visits from two Police officers who work in Chaddesden, and Firefighters that work locally too. We had the opportunities to ask them what it's like doing their job. We even had the chance to sit in the fire engine itself!

Picture 1 Using tweezers to pick up the pom poms
Picture 2 Developing cutting skills using scissors
Picture 3 Writing on blackboards with chalk
Picture 4 Writing registers to check who is here!
Picture 5 Sharing a puzzle with friends
Picture 6 Playing doctors and nurses!
Picture 7 Making emergency vehicles using junk modelling
Picture 8 Cutting out items needed to be a doctor
Picture 9 Saving the people from the "fire"
Picture 10 Putting fires out using the hose
Picture 11 Celebrating Halloween!
Picture 12 Exploring autumnal objects
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