Reception

 
  
Welcome to Reception
 
Our class teachers are Miss McNally and Mrs Collins.
 
Our teaching assistants are Mrs Clayton, Mrs Morgan, Miss Carter and Mr Crowley.
 
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Messy Morning Fun
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An exciting afternoon with some unusual visitors!
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We love Yoga in Reception
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Maths is everywhere in our provision
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School of Sanctury
The children took part in a workshop based on 'safe places'. They built dens to represent a safe and welcoming place. St Matthew's offers this to anybody visiting our school.
 
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A fantastic workshop in class with George that helped the children with their rhyming!
Theatre Performance
The children really enjoyed the performance of 'Alice and Wonderland'.
Writing Mother's Day cards
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Greenacres Animal Farm
Reception loved their Spring trip to Greenacres Animal Farm. We saw lots of animals. There was a fluffy rabbit called Snowy and a cheeky goat called Sid. Sid tried to eat some of our coats! 
The park is now home to three magnificent wolves and we were surprised to learn that they could be trained like dogs.
We loved the tractor ride with Farmer Greenacre who taught us lots about about the animals.
There was an indoor and outdoor play area where we got to climb, roll, jump and balance. No wonder we were all so sleepy on the way home! 
World Book Day
Great day, great costumes and great books!
We have said our farewells to the Chicks as they have had to be returned to their home in Acorn Farm. Why not take a visit with your family to see them!
 
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Update on the Chicks!
We are happy to announce that we have 7 healthy hatchlings in Reception. Take a look...
Music with Rosie
Peer Assessment during Key Person time
The children really enjoyed peer assessing each other's work. They thought of lots of constructive feedback. We recorded this in their books.
Special Visitors from Acorn Farm
 
On Monday, Reception received a very special box from the lovely staff at Acorn Farm. It contained an incubator, 12 eggs and some very important instructions. The children have carefully placed all of the eggs in the incubator and set it to the right temperature. Now we have to wait patiently for 3 weeks to see them hatch! We are all very excited and are learning lots this term about 'Growth and New Life'!!!
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'Reception's Boy Band'
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Where do we live?
 
The children have been using the giant maps on the playground to find out where they live. The children couldn't believe how big the world is and how many different countries there are. Some children even spotted places they have been on their holidays.
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Receptions Christmas performance was a massive success! All of the parents thoroughly enjoyed singing along to some Christmas classics with their children.
Take a look at the PowerPoint below to see all of the hard work that the children put in to prepare for this special holiday. 
Singing Christmas songs at St Bede's for the Alzheimer's Society
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Calderstones Park
 
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Christmas dinner in our Christmas jumpers
Blue Planet Aquarium
Our topic this term is 'Under the Sea'. We gathered lots of information about where the children would like to visit as part of our on-going topic. They decided that the Blue Planet Aquarium would help us learn lots more about what goes on under the sea! We all had a wonderful time, take a look...
 
Parent Cookery
A Robot visits Reception!
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Reception's first assembly
Reception's first time going to a whole school assembly. All of the children sat very sensibly and listened to our special visitors from the Liverpool Food Bank.
We are very proud of you all!
Judaism with Jeremy 
As part of our other faith week, we had a visit from Jeremy who taught us all about Judaism. 
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Reception's Messy Morning
Look at all the fun we had at our 'under the sea' themed messy morning! All adults and children had a great time :) 
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Rainy Days
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Science Week
 During Science week we experimented lots in our water areas. We wanted to find out which objects would float and which ones would sink. After lots of investigating, we then sorted the objects into two groups to show what we had learnt!
Macmillan Coffee Morning
Own clothes day
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Our first dance class with Anthony...
 
 
Key Person Time - Getting to know each other...
 
 
Settling into St Matthew's
 
Look at how much fun we've had during first few weeks in our new school!