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Reception Learning

Remembrance Day

We have been learning a little bit about the importance of Remembrance day and the symbol of the poppy. Look at all the different versions of poppy art work we have created.

Chalk drawings on the tarmac.

Giant paintings on the outdoor wall.

Creating poppies using a range of different materials and objects from around the classroom.


Big School Party

To celebrate reaching the end of their first half term, Reception Class had a Big School party this morning. We had great fun playing games, enjoying cake and dancing Strictly Come Dancing style. All the children received a certificate and we are so proud of how well all the children have settled in.


Strictly Style

Cake Time

Well Done Certificates

A Trip to Spilmans Farm

Reception class had a wonderful time visiting Spilmans Farm this week. We all got to choose our own pumpkins and carve a Halloween design into them. We navigated our way through the maze, rode on the trailer, watched a spooky film and went on a creepy walk. It was our first trip out on the school minibus and we were so proud of the children’s behaviour throughout the day!

Through the Maze

Picking Pumpkins

Carving Pumpkins

Creepy Walk

Singing Pumpkins

Spooky Cinema

Pumpkins, Potions and Magic

It has been a spooktacular week in Reception, which began with one of our favourite stories Room on a Broom. The children have learnt the different vocabulary associated with capacity and have used them when creating their own potions. We have built our arm strength by hammering golf tees into pumpkins and explored different materials when making our own magical wands. Spells were created and many of us were being turned into frogs and dragons!

The Potion Table

Hammering Pumpkins

Magical Wands

Pumpkin Playdough

Collecting Conkers

Last week we ventured out into the village and had a fantastic time collecting as many conkers as we could. We couldn’t believe how spiky the shells were and how smooth and shiny the conkers were inside. We learnt all about the horse chestnut tree and investigated the shape of the leaves.

Back at school we used some of the conkers to help us with our phonics, sorting the lettered conkers into the  correct cups.

Who can collect the most?

Is this the biggest one?

Exploring the Horse Chestnut Tree

Phonics with Conkers

Marvellous Maths

In our first half term at school we have already been very busy with our maths. We have enjoyed learning different counting songs and rhymes to help us recognise and write our numbers. There has been lots of counting and ordering activities and more recently we have been focussing on patterns and shapes.

Ordering Numbers

Counting in Ten Frames

Printing Repeating Patterns

Creating Shape Pictures

Fabulous Phonics

Our phonics learning is well under way and with the help of Floppy the dog, we have already learnt many knew sounds. During our activity sessions we have been busy practising our letters in many different ways and are now beginning to read and write simple cvc words.

Letter Formation

Finding Initial Sounds

Looking at the Shape of Letters

Writing CVC Words


Meeting Our Buddies

To help the children settle into school, they are each assigned a Year 6 buddy. Over the summer holidays the Year ^ children have been busy making story bags to share with the children and help them get to know each other. We had a wonderful afternoon sharing stories and having fun with all of the different props and activities the buddies had made.

Starting School

The Reception Class of 2018 have made a wonderful start to Alne Primary School and we are very proud of how well they are settling in, making friends and learning routines. The children have been busy exploring the classroom and outside areas and have already been hands on with many different activities, including baking, planting, counting, painting and investigating. Check out what we have been up to in our first two weeks of school!

The Painting Wall



Counting and Threading

Working Together


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