Reception 1 made an edible number line

In maths, we are counting, recognising and ordering numbers to 20. To make sure we can count accurately we used chocolate raisins to make an edible number line. First we counted to 20, then we ordered the bean bags starting with 1. Next we counted out the correct number of raisins to match the digit. Finally we ate the raisins!

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Early Years Foundation Stage Easter bonnet parade

To finish off our celebrations around the Christian festival of Easter, we had an Easter bonnet parade. We invited all of the parents and carers from nursery and reception and what a fantastic turnout it was!

The effort our families put in to making the bonnets was amazing…..

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The kidnap of Mr Bear!!!

A few weeks ago, Mr Bear was taken from our classroom!! Reception 3 were frantic, looking for him and looking for clues as to who took him!! We wrote missing posters and cards to get him back!
Then, one day we received a note from Mr Bear which said he was safe and we decided to look in our woods.To our great delight, we found him in the woods having a snack!Phew!! We carried him back to our classroom!

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Celebrating Easter in the Early Years

In the Nursery and Reception , We celebrated Easter with an egg hunt in the woods ,egg rolling down a hill and then a bonnet parade and sing song for our Parents. The sun was shining and it was a lovely day. Thank you Easter bunny for leaving us all an egg with our name on.
Happy Easter everyone !

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Writing Numbers

In Reception 1 we have been practising writing numbers. To help us remember the shape of each number we used strawberry shoelaces! We made the number, then checked. If it wasn’t quite right we moved the strawberry laces around….at the end of maths our classroom smelt like a giant box of strawberries.

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Doubling and Halving

Our focus in maths this week (and next week) is doubling and halving. We have been singing songs, using doubles dominoes and lots more.
Today we had 2 nests and some grapes (baby chick eggs!) and we put some in one nest, then had to make sure we doubled the number by putting the same in to the other nest. We did lots of counting and checking our answers…..then we got to eat grapes and marshmallows during snack time.

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Happy Mothers Day

To celebrate Mothers Day in Reception 1 we invited our Mums, Aunties and Grandmas in to school for a celebration. We sang songs, shared a poem and ate chocolate biscuits. At the end of our celebration we presented our grown ups with cards and presents. It was a lovely afternoon.

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Breaking News

This week, strange things have been going on. PC Paul sent a letter to Reception 1 to say things have been going missing.

This morning we had a letter with photographs of Bertie, blindfolded in a mystery location. Well, we were so worried we decided to write missing posters to help bring Bertie back to us.

Tomorrow we are going to look for clues, I wonder who could have taken Bertie?

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World Book Day

On Thursday 6th March we celebrated World Book Day. We dressed up as characters from our favourite stories, read stories and even wrote our own books.

There was a competition for the best outfit, and in Reception 1 Leo Richardson won; dressed as Percy the Park Keeper. We love the stories and we loved Leo’s outfit too!

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Number songs

We have had a focus of number songs, to help us learn the concept of taking away. So we sang songs like 5 Little Men in a Flying Saucer, 10 Fat Sausages…..

….5 Chocolate Cookies! We used the props to sing the song, and write the number sentences each time a cookie was taken away. Then Mrs Ogden had an idea. We could really have a go at taking away with some real chocolate cookies, so on Friday that is just what we did.

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