Category Archives: Reception

Reception’s Children in Need 2015

Today the Reception children dressed up as teachers and the teachers dressed up as children (except for one Pudsey Bear!!!!). We all looked very smart in our teacher uniform and had a great day raising money for Children in Need.

Thank you for your donations!

Reception visit Big Sheep, Little Cow in Bedale.

We had a wonderful day at the farm last week;  we held animals, fed lambs, brushed a pig (yes really!), ate ice -cream produced at the farm  and rode on the barrel train. The children behaved beautifully, we were all very proud of them.

Exciting news about our caterpillars – they have spun cocoons and we should have butterflies in approximately 2 weeks! We are all very excited. Please look in your child’s home school learning journey book for a photo.

Now for photos of the farm.




One very sunny day we went outside to explore shadows. We all tried to come up with an interesting shape to see if we could make an interesting shadow. As you can see, we had a lot of fun making and exploring shadows. We are learning that it is our body blocking the light source (in this case the sun) that makes the shadow.

Our alien tea party

Our topic last term was ‘We are explorers’. At the start of tis term we are still  ‘exploring’ space, because the children have been so enthusiastic.  After reading ‘Alien Tea on Planet Zum-Zee’ by Tony Mitton &Guy Parker-Rees, we decided to have our own alien tea party. The children in Reception wrote to the children in the Afternoon Nursery and invited them to our tea party. We were delighted when the Nursery accepted. We then started preparing for our party. The children wrote lists of the food that they wanted – we couldn’t manage burgers, chips and pizza, but we did make biscuits and alien jelly. The children were particularly interested in the changes that happened to the jelly. The day of the party arrived and we put on our alien hats and went to have some fun in the sun, we played some games and then sat down to our alien tea. Have a look how much fun we had!


Reception Christmas Performance of ‘Wriggly Nativity’

On Thursday 11th December and Friday 12th December the children in the EYFS performed ‘Wriggly Nativity’ by Nikki Davis. Here we are, ready to go into our second performance, all of us very excited. The children danced and sang beautifully. They were fantastic and I’m sure you were all very proud of them! You can buy a DVD from school.

Healthy Eating in Reception

In Reception, we have continued our ‘Healthy Eating’ theme. We have a role play Doctor’s surgery. The Nurse, Steph, came to talk to us about looking after our teeth.  She brought us some teeth brushing charts which we will receive on Monday. If you fill this chart in at home Steph will give you a certificate!

This week we also made healthy banana and strawberry smoothies. We played maths games based upon our focus story ‘Handa’s Surprise’ and created a wall display all about her- look out in the Key Stage 1 corridor for our display. Outside, we investigated how far balls travel down a ramp and counted ‘wobbly teeth’ on the outside board.