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Welcome to Reception James! 

We hope you enjoy looking at some of the things we have been up to!

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Picture 1 Our First Day in Reception !
Picture 1 Your child's classroom
Picture 2 The outdoor environment

Does it float or does it sink?

Does it float or does it sink? 1
Does it float or does it sink? 2
Does it float or does it sink? 3
Does it float or does it sink? 4

Julia Donaldson Afternoon - The Smartest Giant in Town

Julia Donaldson Afternoon - The Smartest Giant in Town  1

Maryam and Ayesha had such a wonderful afternoon, they asked if they could make a display all by themselves!

Maryam and Ayesha had such a wonderful afternoon, they asked if they could make a display all by themselves! 1

Performing Arts

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Junk Modelling

Junk Modelling 1

The Wild Roadshow

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What have you been up to today?

'Performing Arts'

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We made chocolate nests together!

We made chocolate nests together! 1
We made chocolate nests together! 2
We made chocolate nests together! 3
We made chocolate nests together! 4
We made chocolate nests together! 5
We made chocolate nests together! 6
We made chocolate nests together! 7
We made chocolate nests together! 8

Happy Easter from the Little Bunnies in Reception James

We all chose to create cards at the 'Mother's Day Station' today

We all chose to create cards at the 'Mother's Day Station' today 1

It was the turn of Blue Group today to take part in show and tell

It was the turn of Blue Group today to take part in show and tell 1
It was the turn of Blue Group today to take part in show and tell 2
It was the turn of Blue Group today to take part in show and tell 3
It was the turn of Blue Group today to take part in show and tell 4

We helped to raise money for Comic Relief on Red Nose Day!

We helped to raise money for Comic Relief on Red Nose Day! 1
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Our Trip to Smithills Farm!

Our Trip to Smithills Farm! 1

Whilst learning about growth, we planted our own seeds to grow our very own beanstalks! We know that plants need soil, water, sunlight and air to grow. We will look after then everyday.

Whilst learning about growth, we planted our own seeds to grow our very own beanstalks! We know that plants need soil, water, sunlight and air to grow.  We will look after then everyday. 1
Whilst learning about growth, we planted our own seeds to grow our very own beanstalks! We know that plants need soil, water, sunlight and air to grow.  We will look after then everyday. 2
Whilst learning about growth, we planted our own seeds to grow our very own beanstalks! We know that plants need soil, water, sunlight and air to grow.  We will look after then everyday. 3
Whilst learning about growth, we planted our own seeds to grow our very own beanstalks! We know that plants need soil, water, sunlight and air to grow.  We will look after then everyday. 4
Whilst learning about growth, we planted our own seeds to grow our very own beanstalks! We know that plants need soil, water, sunlight and air to grow.  We will look after then everyday. 5
Whilst learning about growth, we planted our own seeds to grow our very own beanstalks! We know that plants need soil, water, sunlight and air to grow.  We will look after then everyday. 6

We made and raced ROCKET BALLOONS!

We made and raced ROCKET BALLOONS! 1 We thought carefully about the quantity of air
We made and raced ROCKET BALLOONS! 2 The aim was to race to the end of the classroom

Show and Tell!

Show and Tell! 1 Lily brought in Jake and CoCo
Show and Tell! 2 Affan brought Mummy and Zayan to school
Show and Tell! 3 Faziah chose to talk about her dollie
Show and Tell! 4 Hollie had lots to say about her laughing baby
Show and Tell! 5 Sumaiyah loves her teddy

We learnt all about the artist Monet today. We painted using his a similar technique to his.

We learnt all about the artist Monet today.  We painted using his a similar technique to his. 1
We learnt all about the artist Monet today.  We painted using his a similar technique to his. 2
We learnt all about the artist Monet today.  We painted using his a similar technique to his. 3
We learnt all about the artist Monet today.  We painted using his a similar technique to his. 4
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Our science experiment. Our question -'What is it that makes chocolate melt?' The answer..... heat! we found the best way to melt chocolate...

Our science experiment.  Our question -'What is it that makes chocolate melt?' The answer..... heat! we found the best way to melt chocolate... 1
Our science experiment.  Our question -'What is it that makes chocolate melt?' The answer..... heat! we found the best way to melt chocolate... 2
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It's Shrove Tuesday. Happy Pancake Day!!

It's Shrove Tuesday. Happy Pancake Day!! 1
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Happy Valentine's Day

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Today we altered and described the capacity of juice in our cups!

Today we altered and described the capacity of juice in our cups! 1 "Mine is nearly full up to the top"
Today we altered and described the capacity of juice in our cups! 2 "I've had some so it isn't full anymore"
Today we altered and described the capacity of juice in our cups! 3 "Mine is half full of juice now"
Today we altered and described the capacity of juice in our cups! 4 "I checked to make sure mine is half way"
Today we altered and described the capacity of juice in our cups! 5 "Half has gone, now it's only half full"
Today we altered and described the capacity of juice in our cups! 6 "The cup is half full Miss"
Today we altered and described the capacity of juice in our cups! 7 "I emptied my cup"
Today we altered and described the capacity of juice in our cups! 8 "Finished is the same as empty"
Today we altered and described the capacity of juice in our cups! 9 We tipped our cups to prove they were empty!

Esafety is very important. Today we watched videos and discussed the content together. We came up with rules to follow and ideas to keep our private information safe.

Esafety is very important. Today we watched videos and discussed the content together.  We came up with rules to follow and ideas to keep our private information safe. 1
Esafety is very important. Today we watched videos and discussed the content together.  We came up with rules to follow and ideas to keep our private information safe. 2

Extreme Read - read where ever and with who ever you like!

Extreme Read - read where ever and with who ever you like! 1
Extreme Read - read where ever and with who ever you like! 2
Extreme Read - read where ever and with who ever you like! 3
Extreme Read - read where ever and with who ever you like! 4
Extreme Read - read where ever and with who ever you like! 5
Extreme Read - read where ever and with who ever you like! 6
Extreme Read - read where ever and with who ever you like! 7
Extreme Read - read where ever and with who ever you like! 8
Extreme Read - read where ever and with who ever you like! 9
Extreme Read - read where ever and with who ever you like! 10
Extreme Read - read where ever and with who ever you like! 11
Extreme Read - read where ever and with who ever you like! 12

We are Scientists!

We are Scientists! 1
We are Scientists! 2 We made the balloon blow up with 2 ingredients
We are Scientists! 3
We are Scientists! 4
We are Scientists! 5 We made a lava lamp!
We are Scientists! 6
We are Scientists! 7
We are Scientists! 8 We learnt all about food colouring
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We are Scientists! 10
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Chinese New Year Stay and Play Activities

28 family member were able to attend :)

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The children choose...

The children choose... 1

We've been learning all about length!

We've been learning all about length! 1 We compared objects to our ribbons
We've been learning all about length! 2 we wanted longer objects than our ribbon
We've been learning all about length! 3 we used technical language
We've been learning all about length! 4 we knew the correct starting point to measure
We've been learning all about length! 5 we were challenged to make the longest paper
We've been learning all about length! 6 Maryam won!
We've been learning all about length! 7 We learnt how to use rulers
We've been learning all about length! 8 we know where to start the 0cm
We've been learning all about length! 9 and where to read the measurement

The brave and sensible children performed in their first concert today! We sang the nursery rhyme rap to the whole school!

The brave and sensible children performed in their first concert today! We sang the nursery rhyme rap to the whole school! 1
The brave and sensible children performed in their first concert today! We sang the nursery rhyme rap to the whole school! 2

St Luke's EYFS Nativity

'Is there a baby in there?'

Merry Christmas from the little Elves in Reception James!!

Merry Christmas from the little Elves in Reception James!! 1
Merry Christmas from the little Elves in Reception James!! 2
Merry Christmas from the little Elves in Reception James!! 3
Merry Christmas from the little Elves in Reception James!! 4
Merry Christmas from the little Elves in Reception James!! 5
Merry Christmas from the little Elves in Reception James!! 6
Merry Christmas from the little Elves in Reception James!! 7
Merry Christmas from the little Elves in Reception James!! 8
Merry Christmas from the little Elves in Reception James!! 9
Merry Christmas from the little Elves in Reception James!! 10
Merry Christmas from the little Elves in Reception James!! 11
Merry Christmas from the little Elves in Reception James!! 12
Merry Christmas from the little Elves in Reception James!! 13
Merry Christmas from the little Elves in Reception James!! 14
Merry Christmas from the little Elves in Reception James!! 15
Merry Christmas from the little Elves in Reception James!! 16
Merry Christmas from the little Elves in Reception James!! 17
Merry Christmas from the little Elves in Reception James!! 18
Merry Christmas from the little Elves in Reception James!! 19
Merry Christmas from the little Elves in Reception James!! 20
Merry Christmas from the little Elves in Reception James!! 21
Merry Christmas from the little Elves in Reception James!! 22
Merry Christmas from the little Elves in Reception James!! 23
Merry Christmas from the little Elves in Reception James!! 24
Merry Christmas from the little Elves in Reception James!! 25
Merry Christmas from the little Elves in Reception James!! 26
Merry Christmas from the little Elves in Reception James!! 27
Merry Christmas from the little Elves in Reception James!! 28
Merry Christmas from the little Elves in Reception James!! 29
Merry Christmas from the little Elves in Reception James!! 30

It's panto season !

The Travelling Panto Company performed 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' in school for us today! - "Oh no they didn't" "Oh yes they did!"

The Travelling Panto Company performed 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' in school for us today! - "Oh no they didn't" "Oh yes they did!" 1
The Travelling Panto Company performed 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' in school for us today! - "Oh no they didn't" "Oh yes they did!" 2
The Travelling Panto Company performed 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' in school for us today! - "Oh no they didn't" "Oh yes they did!" 3
The Travelling Panto Company performed 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' in school for us today! - "Oh no they didn't" "Oh yes they did!" 4
The Travelling Panto Company performed 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' in school for us today! - "Oh no they didn't" "Oh yes they did!" 5
The Travelling Panto Company performed 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' in school for us today! - "Oh no they didn't" "Oh yes they did!" 6

Harold the giraffe taught us how to stay healthy and look after our bodies on The Life Bus today!

Harold the giraffe taught us how to stay healthy and look after our bodies on The Life Bus today! 1
Harold the giraffe taught us how to stay healthy and look after our bodies on The Life Bus today! 2
Harold the giraffe taught us how to stay healthy and look after our bodies on The Life Bus today! 3
Harold the giraffe taught us how to stay healthy and look after our bodies on The Life Bus today! 4
Harold the giraffe taught us how to stay healthy and look after our bodies on The Life Bus today! 5
Harold the giraffe taught us how to stay healthy and look after our bodies on The Life Bus today! 6
Harold the giraffe taught us how to stay healthy and look after our bodies on The Life Bus today! 7
Harold the giraffe taught us how to stay healthy and look after our bodies on The Life Bus today! 8

Our Children in Need bake sale!

We dressed in spotty clothes to raise money for Children in Need

We dressed in spotty clothes to raise money for Children in Need 1

Miss James held her birthday party today, she invited both RJ and RC to join in the fun !

Miss James held her birthday party today, she invited both RJ and RC to join in the fun ! 1
Miss James held her birthday party today, she invited both RJ and RC to join in the fun ! 2
Miss James held her birthday party today, she invited both RJ and RC to join in the fun ! 3

We made poppies and held a 2 minutes silence on Remembrance Day.

We made poppies and held a 2 minutes silence on Remembrance Day. 1
We made poppies and held a 2 minutes silence on Remembrance Day. 2
We made poppies and held a 2 minutes silence on Remembrance Day. 3
We made poppies and held a 2 minutes silence on Remembrance Day. 4

We went to the Build-a-Bear Workshop!

We went to the Build-a-Bear Workshop! 1

Remember, remember the 5th of November

Remember, remember the 5th of November 1

As a part of Black History month we had a visit from the Zulu Warrior Dancers!

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This week we have been learning about the properties of 2D shapes!

This week we have been learning about the properties of 2D shapes! 1
This week we have been learning about the properties of 2D shapes! 2
This week we have been learning about the properties of 2D shapes! 3
This week we have been learning about the properties of 2D shapes! 4
This week we have been learning about the properties of 2D shapes! 5
This week we have been learning about the properties of 2D shapes! 6
This week we have been learning about the properties of 2D shapes! 7
This week we have been learning about the properties of 2D shapes! 8
This week we have been learning about the properties of 2D shapes! 9

People who help us

People who help us 1 Dentists
People who help us 2 Police Officers

We became Crime Scene investigators this week! Ask your child about it!

We became Crime Scene investigators this week! Ask your child about it! 1

Scan this QR code to listen to Amy retelling the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears in the Small World Area.

Scan this QR code to listen to Amy retelling the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears in the Small World Area. 1

We've had a busy week!

This week we are reading Goldilocks and the Three Bears!

This week we are reading Goldilocks and the Three Bears! 1 One was too sweet,one too salty and one just right

Today ALFA performed for us in a ROCK CONCERT!

Today ALFA performed for us in a ROCK CONCERT! 1

Congratulations to these Little Ducklings who received swimming certificates this week!

Congratulations to these Little Ducklings who received swimming certificates this week! 1
Congratulations to these Little Ducklings who received swimming certificates this week! 2
Congratulations to these Little Ducklings who received swimming certificates this week! 3

We're reading Little Red Riding Hood this week!

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We sequenced the story!

We sequenced the story! 1

We acted out the story with props from around the classroom

We acted out the story with props from around the classroom  1 Once Upon a time LRRH met a Big Bad Wolf
We acted out the story with props from around the classroom  2 He went to Grandma's house and tied her up
We acted out the story with props from around the classroom  3 He pretended to be Grandma to try and eat LRRH
We acted out the story with props from around the classroom  4 A Wood Cutter chased the Big Bad Wolf away
We acted out the story with props from around the classroom  5 LRRH was grateful but missed her Grandma
We acted out the story with props from around the classroom  6 The Wood Cutter rescued her too. The End

Or first guided reading session

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Today we celebrated Eid.

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We were very lucky to take part in an ALFA music lesson today.

We were very lucky to take part in an ALFA music lesson today. 1
We were very lucky to take part in an ALFA music lesson today. 2
We were very lucky to take part in an ALFA music lesson today. 3
We were very lucky to take part in an ALFA music lesson today. 4

This week we are reading the story of 'The Three Little Pigs'. We made scary wolves to frighten the pigs!

This week we are reading the story of 'The Three Little Pigs'.  We made scary wolves to frighten the pigs! 1
This week we are reading the story of 'The Three Little Pigs'.  We made scary wolves to frighten the pigs! 2

We acted out the story 'The Gingerbread Man' today using some of the resources from the small world area.

We acted out the story 'The Gingerbread Man' today using some of  the resources from the small world area.  1
We acted out the story 'The Gingerbread Man' today using some of  the resources from the small world area.  2

This week we began the phonics scheme 'Letters and Sounds'. We are working through phase 2.

This week we began the phonics scheme 'Letters and Sounds'.  We are working through phase 2. 1
This week we began the phonics scheme 'Letters and Sounds'.  We are working through phase 2. 2
This week we began the phonics scheme 'Letters and Sounds'.  We are working through phase 2. 3
This week we began the phonics scheme 'Letters and Sounds'.  We are working through phase 2. 4
This week we began the phonics scheme 'Letters and Sounds'.  We are working through phase 2. 5
This week we began the phonics scheme 'Letters and Sounds'.  We are working through phase 2. 6
This week we began the phonics scheme 'Letters and Sounds'.  We are working through phase 2. 7
This week we began the phonics scheme 'Letters and Sounds'.  We are working through phase 2. 8
This week we began the phonics scheme 'Letters and Sounds'.  We are working through phase 2. 9
This week we began the phonics scheme 'Letters and Sounds'.  We are working through phase 2. 10
This week we began the phonics scheme 'Letters and Sounds'.  We are working through phase 2. 11
This week we began the phonics scheme 'Letters and Sounds'.  We are working through phase 2. 12

We are enjoying our first few days in Reception James!

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We are enjoying our first few days in Reception James! 6

For your information

 

Reading books will be changed on a Monday and returned that day.

 

Homework books will be collected in on a Monday and returned to you on a Tuesday.

 

Parent/Carer observation books will be collected in on a Monday and returned to you on a Tuesday.

 

PE will take place on a Thursday in Autumn 1, Monday in Autumn 2, Thursday in Spring 1, Tuesday in Spring 2, Thursday in Summer 1 and Tuesday in Summer 2.  Sports day takes place during Summer 2 at the running track on Market Street. 

 

Schools dinners are free. No charge is taken.  Your child may bring their own cold lunch if they wish.

Websites you can use at home!

Videos we use in class!

Jolly Phonics Phase Three

Phase Three - digraphs and trigraphs

Jolly Phonic Phase 2

Phase Two - sounds

Days of the Week

Our Days of the Week song

The Counting by Twos Song ♫♪♫

Learn to count in 2's!

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