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Reception

Reception children may be the smallest in the school but they are capable of amazing things!  We encourage them to be independent, inquisitive and resilient.  Our curriculum is built around the Early Learning Goals (find them below) but is completely tailored to meet the needs and interests of all the children in the class.  We involve the children in the planning by finding out what they already know about and what they would like to learn more about. Their enthusiasm is endless and their ideas are constantly evolving!  

 

Please have a look at what we've been up to so far this year...

WC 4/12/17   This week we performed our Christmas production and it went really well!  We did brilliant singing and everyone was very confident about being on the stage.  We loved seeing our families there too.  We also had some special visitors from Blofield Church!  They have a Posada which is a Spanish tradition and involves Mary and Joseph going on a long journey around Blofield.  They spent the day with us and we learnt about the story of Christmas and why Christians celebrate at this time of year.  

We have been learning about penguins this week too and we had lots of fun in PE pretending beanbags were penguin eggs and trying to keep them on our feet just like the penguins do when they are moving their eggs into their pouch.  We also made a penguin huddle and realised just how hot it is in the middle of the huddle!  

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WC 27/11/17  We have been singing some Christmas songs this week and had our first moment on the stage in preparation for our production next week - it's all getting very exciting!  In class, we have been inspired by some amazing photos of the creatures we have been learning about during our Blue Planet topic time - including turtles, garibaldi fish and pyjama sharks.  It prompted us to draw pictures of them and we have enjoyed looking at each other's work and talking about what we like.  We have been thinking about ways of making our drawing even better and we keep adding bits to improve them.  Some children decided to draw pirate ships that might be seen at sea and T drew an amazing skeleton pirate, complete with bandana! Our drawing has also linked well with learning lots of different shapes and we are getting good at remembering the names of them.  There was much excitement when it started to snow this week and we had a great time running around in the falling snow and seeing what it felt like!

We were also amazed to see the results of our experiment with bread.  We could very quickly see that we had LOADS of germs on our hands before we washed them.  We have loved checking the bread each day and have learnt how important it is to wash our hands.  Have a look below at the photos of our mouldy bread! 

 

 

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WC 20/11/17  We have been doing lots of writing this week!  We have been thinking of things we want to write about and having a go at adding words to pictures that interest us.  Lots of addition and subtraction with Numicon too and we are getting really good at finding different ways of making the same number.  There have been quite a few bugs at school so every class has done a little experiment to see how many germs we have on our hands.  We had to put those germs all over a piece of bread and we are checking up on it to see what happens. We still love learning about Blue Planet and we continue to be amazed by the things we are learning about!  
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WC 13/11/2017  What an interesting week!  It was anti-bullying week so we have been learning about what bullying is and what we can do to make sure it doesn't happen in our school.  We built a tower of kindness by all thinking of kind things we can do for others and we have been showing our kindness to each other throughout the week.  We had our Science day too which we loved (see section below) and then we were very excited because our mums and dads came into school on Thursday to learn with us.  We loved sharing our morning with them and they had a brilliant time too.  They were very impressed with how well we know our routines and they enjoyed discovering new activities.  On Friday we were busy making cakes and icing them ready for our cake sale to raise money for Children in Need.  As well as all of this we continue to learn through independent activities inside and outside and our ideas are growing all the time!  
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14/11/2017  Special Science Day!

We had a great day investigating what happens to eggs in water!  We talked about what scientists do and we made predictions about what we thought would happen to eggs in water with no salt and eggs in water with salt.  If we thought the egg would sink we stood on one side of the classroom and if we thought it would float we stood on the other side.  We did some really careful measuring to make sure our investigation was fair.  We found out that "if the water has no salt in it the egg will sink" and "if there is six tablespoons of salt in the water the egg will float".  Some of us also thought that if there was more water than we had but the same amount of salt "it might sink because there's big water".  A great day!

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WC 6/11/2017  We are loving learning about the amazing creatures in the sea!  This week, T brought in a Trilobite fossil which was amazing and M brought in a fossil she had found at the beach.  We also loved looking at photos of fang tooth fish and some of us tried to draw some. We have been doing some maths while learning about the sea - we found out that the squid we watched was 2 metres long so we used some tape measures to see how long that was and to compare it to ourselves and things in our classroom.  We have started creating a sea display in our classroom - we painted the sea using brushes, sponges and other tools and then we have been drawing and cutting out fish and other creatures to go on it.    

We have been learning about why people are wearing poppies too.  T's dad used to be in the army so we learnt a little bit about what soldiers do and looked at some photos of soldiers wearing camouflage clothing.  We painted some poppies that we are really proud of. 

Our writing is getting better every week and we have been busy writing lists for lunch orders and looking in catalogues and writing lists of the things we like. 

Finally, we had a lovely time when we met with Year 6 and they read to us.  Next week it's anti-bullying week and we have an exciting Science day too!  

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WC 30/10/2017  We started the week watching a clip about walruses from the brilliant Blue Planet II.  We were inspired by it so we are making this our topic!  We found out some interesting things about dolphins and when we were watching the walruses we also talked about ice caps melting.  We know about David Attenborough too and we've been talking to our parents about what we've been learning.  When we were outside, W drew a brilliant seal and walrus using chalk and inside, L cut out pieces of paper to make a seal.  T brought in a crab from home and told us all "It's not alive anymore but it is real, it's not plastic.  It's got pincers too".  He showed it to all the children.  

We have also been learning some Italian this week.  We found out that Y can count to 10 in Italian so we thought it would be a fun challenge to learn some Italian.  We have been learning how to say "please" and "thank you" and even singing Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star!  

As it's nearly the 5th of November we have also been learning about Guy Fawkes, King James and the Houses of Parliament.  We have been building the Houses of Parliament with our construction materials and retelling the story.  Importantly, we have also been learning about keeping safe when there are fireworks and bonfires about.  

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WC 16/10/2017  We have been reading the story of The Gingerbread Man.  We have been doing gingerbread man maths (counting, ordering numbers and adding), drawing and painting gingerbread men, baking gingerbread men and discussing alternative ways for him to get across the river.  One of the children thought he should have found a trampoline and used it to do a really big bounce across the river!  

Outside, we have been writing numbers, making swamps and we also discovered that the tree stump was hollow so we investigated further and found some woodlouse that were really interesting.  

To finish a busy week, we had our Harvest Festival and we were very excited because our Grandparents joined us and had tea and cake with us afterwards!  We are certainly ready for a half term break!

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WC 9/10/2017  What a busy week we are having!  A photographer from the local paper came to see us to take our photo so we are looking forward to seeing it in the paper.  We had a fire drill too so we learnt about what to do if there was a real fire and know that we have to leave all our things and get out quickly.  We have had a great time outside trying to make homes with straw and building dens.  We have been mixing up lots of interesting potions in the mud kitchen too - it's great fun getting messy.  Lots of activities this week have been helping us to develop our muscles in our arms and hands which will help us to be really great at using pens, pencils and other tools.  Look below for photos of our library visit too...

 

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National Libraries Week!  As well as all the other things we've been doing, we also visited our local library.  We had a lovely time meeting the staff and looking at lots of lovely books.  
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WC 2/10/2017  The theme of construction has continued this week.    We have been reading the story of The Three Little Pigs and have enjoyed talking like big bad wolves!  We had fun collecting loads of sticks and then trying to make a house of sticks which was very challenging.  We have been drawing houses to build and have made some really good houses with wooden bricks and Lego. Later in the week we will be seeing what we can make with straw and building some houses and dens outside too.
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WC 25/9/2017  This week we have been reading 'Iggy Peck Architect' and have been inspired to build!  We have been trying to make some really tall towers and have succeeded in making some bigger than us.  We have also persevered when they have toppled over!  We are going to make bridges and arches too, just like Iggy does.  

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WC 19/9/2017  Baby bear's porridge! We read 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' and decided it would be a good idea to make our own porridge. The children were pleased with their cooking - Hugo said it was "awesome" and Wilf said it was "just right, like baby bear's porridge"!
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WC 11/9/2017  Getting to know each other, exploring our environment and playing tennis (amongst other things!)
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Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum
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Class R A-Z: Useful info about Class R

Early Learning Goals: Our goals for the year!

EYFS Policy

Blofield Primary School Values

Fairness
  • “Win or lose, do it fairly.” Knute Rockne
Respect
  • “Everyone should be respected as an individual” Albert Einstein
Challenge
  • “We don’t grow when things are easy; we grow when we face challenges” Joyce Meyer
Perseverance
  • “No one succeeds without effort... Those who succeed owe their success to perseverance.” Ramana Maharshi
Thoughtfulness
  • “A little attention, a little kindness, a little thoughtfulness are worth more than all the wealth in the world.” Avijeet Das
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