Reception: Blog items

More Toy Story Adventures, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 16th Jan 2018 @ 6:57pm

In maths we are learning under, over and through....., by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 15th Jan 2018 @ 7:36pm

We had fun going through the box!

Buzz light year and space, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 15th Jan 2018 @ 7:30pm

Last week we went into space with Buzz Light year. We all got the writing bug and wanted to write, write, write!

The Bee Musical: Words and music, by Mrs Coxhead

Date: 10th Jan 2018 @ 10:26pm

Listen to the tracks and practise at home!

New Year -2018, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 7th Jan 2018 @ 11:27am

Well the Christmas holidays are nearly behind us, I really hope that you have all had a lovely relaxing time with family and friends and I cant wait to see you all back in school with smiley faces and lots of lovely tales to tell.

Our new topic for Spring 1 - is Toy Story. Its a lovely topic and I have added the Spring 1 curriculum letter to our website for you to look at, I will be sending out next week as well.

Thw week ahead will see us finding out about our new toipic and what we might be learning. We will be thinking about the New Year, what it entails and what resolutions we will make!

We continue with PE and a focus of games - to support team building and working together. 

We will be getting to grips with phonics and as we are so clever we are all moving onto phase 3. Dont forget to put reading books in bags so that we can read at school and change for new ones.

I cant wait to see you all tomorrow and lets hope that 2018 brings lots of luck and new adventures.

Mrs Hothersall x x x

Making snowmen, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 22nd Dec 2017 @ 4:04pm

As a treat all afternoon we made marshmallow snowmen and melted biscuit snowmen then ate them all up. Yum!

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, see you all in 2018 x x

Christmas fun, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 20th Dec 2017 @ 6:40pm

Take a look at what we have been up to this week x

The week ahead , by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 10th Dec 2017 @ 6:14pm

Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas x trees and decorations are beginning to appear in lots of houses around Longton and school is looking very Christmassy! The week ahead is very exciting. We are visiting the panto of Aladdin on Tuesday and on Thursday it is Christmas lunch day.

Throughout the week we will continue with some structure and read the story of Aladdin, phonics will continue with all the children learning new phase 3 sounds. In maths we will count in 1's, 2's and 5's  and make snowmen with 2d shapes and add buttons.

We have started to make Christmas cards and calendars and children will be painting a very special person who visits on Christmas Eve. 

Fun, fun, fun!

Wedding day fun., by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 7th Dec 2017 @ 9:52pm

We have had a lively day designing wedding dresses, decorating wedding cakes and making a card with all our friends on.

Ladybird addition, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 30th Nov 2017 @ 9:37pm

This week we are finding out about what the ladybird heard. We have had a ladybird challenge in maths. We had to make a ladybird with 1 body 2 wings and add 5 spots to the wings. Then we needed to add a calculation. Some of us were amazing!

Parents afternoon, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 22nd Nov 2017 @ 5:15pm

It was lovely to see the parents and grandparents that came along today. We had a mini phonics session and looked at some of the strategies we use to help segmenting, blending and then applying to our reading and writing.

Room on the broom, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 20th Nov 2017 @ 4:00pm

We have changed the weeks around and so this week we are learning room on the broom and next week will be what the ladybird heard. 

We will read the story and look at rhyming words, we will also learn to write a magic spell!

in maths we are still counting in 1's and 2's but beginning to learn 5's. We are adding and starting to take away.

We are still continuing with consolidating phase 2 in phonics and some of the children will move onto phase 3 next week. 

In PE we are using the apparatus to move along in different ways and then land safely and finish just like a gymnast.

Fun all week x, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 16th Nov 2017 @ 8:34pm

Autumn term 2!, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 9th Nov 2017 @ 2:55pm

Welcome back after the October holidays. This half term is all about Julia Donaldson and we will share a story every week. We have made a Gruffalo cafe were the children can enjoy scrambled snake and owl ice cream.....we have started our Christianity learning that leads into the nativity story. we have a busy term ahead and I will send home a new curriculum letter on Friday.

The year 6 buddy organisers have sent home an invite to buddy lunch - everyone in year 5 and reception will be involved.

Take a look at what we have been up to.

Wow what a week!, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 27th Oct 2017 @ 4:30pm

We have had lots of fun dressing up as skeletons, witches and spooky creatures. We read the story of pumpkin soup and some of us had a go at scooping out pumpkins...yuk!

We made magic potions and spells in maths...some of us attended the disco on Thursday night and danced the night away🤔

Pour buddies came to play as well.

Have a lovely half term holiday and come back safe on the 6th November ready for a fun filled November and December.

Pumpkin Week, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 23rd Oct 2017 @ 5:15pm

Lots of fun in reception this week, we are dressing up like witches, Wizards, skeletons....we are making magic potions, we are painting pumpkins....we will be carving out pumpkins in class. On Wednesday it is sing along Wednesday in class at 9.05am please come along and join in the fun.

We have made the art studio outside all witchy, it looks fantastic. Plus lots more fun.

Making apple juice, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 20th Oct 2017 @ 11:17am

We got a brand new Apple press and crusher this week for school to use, so in reception we wer the first to have a go. we picked apples off the tree, washed and cut them and then crushed and pressed them. The fresh apple juice was delicious.

The lost sheep, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 19th Oct 2017 @ 8:32pm

We are finding out about Christianity in RE and today we read a story from the bible called The Lost Sheep. We made our own little sheep.

Pics from last week, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 15th Oct 2017 @ 5:12pm

Rainbow fish, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 15th Oct 2017 @ 5:12pm

This week our main focus is the story rainbow fish. It will help us to think about sharing and friendships and so links nicely into all the PSHE jigsaw learning we have been doing.

We continue with our number learning, which has been a real success by all this half term. We continue to count to 20 forwards and back....look at learnits....add fish! And much more. In phonics we are learning the sounds h, b, f, ff and also learning the tricky words I, no, go, to into and the.

we will continue to learn songs, tap a beat and rhythm in music ready to share with you all the following week. 

The mixed up chameleon, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 8th Oct 2017 @ 7:41pm

This week we are reading the mixed up chameleon and so our focus will be colour mixing! The children are really doing very well with number work and we have already learnt doubles up to 6 + 6....In phonics we are learning e r u ck and starting the tricky words , I , no, go, to the, into.

Its parents evening on Monday and Wednesday so I will hopefully see our then.



Jigsaw Jenie, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 6th Oct 2017 @ 10:00pm

As part of our PSHE curriculum we have a friend called Jigsaw Jenie he stays in our class and helps us to follow the class rules. This week we have been thinking about gentle hands. We read a story called hands are not for hitting. We then thought about how hands can be kind and gentle. We waved hello and goodbye, we shook hands, we held hands to keep safe when crossing the road and we thought of much more....we decided that we would not hit or push as a class and if someone did something we didn't like in school we would say "please don't do that we don't like it."

Water fun, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 6th Oct 2017 @ 9:48pm

We have had fun inside and outside with water. We have had a dinosaur wash... And yellow water inside just for a change. We have washed and scrubbed and filled and emptied!

Blue week, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 1st Oct 2017 @ 6:44pm

This week the focus story is blue balloon by Mick Inkpen. We will think about where we would like to go on our balloon. We started PE last week and we will continue with games and simple skills this week. In maths we will continue to count and add and look at shapes.

its the harvest festival in church this week and as always the reception sit at the front, watch out for us singing and joining in!

Maths and popcorn....., by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 1st Oct 2017 @ 6:36pm

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