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Reception Autumn 1 Week 7

Date: 19th Oct 2018 @ 8:15am


What a wonderful half term it has been! We are so proud of our superstars and how well they have all settled into Reception!
This week in RE, we continued our ‘Harvest’ topic by looking at how Harvest is celebrated around the world. The children enjoyed exploring different cultures, celebrations and discussed their favourite. After looking at pictures we decided to celebrate like ‘Thailand’ and made pictures using the different fruits and vegetables just like the county does every year. 
On Tuesday, as a whole class we took part in the ‘Zero Hunger Run’ for World Food Day. The children and parents did a great job at running a lap of the school field. Thank you for all of the donations that the school received and for the parents who came out to run – the children enjoyed every minute!
On Wednesday, the children all got to make up a shoebox for the Christmas Shoebox Appeal. Each child made a shoebox for a boy or a girl and loved choosing the different items for another child to enjoy receiving on Christmas Day. Afterwards, we linked this back to the donations for World Food Day and Harvest donations we have provided this term. The children were able to identify why we give donations such as money, food or toys to those who are less fortunate and it has really helped us to be more grateful and reflective on how lucky we are. 
 Thank you for a wonderful week and enjoy your half-term! 
Reception Reminders
Friday 19th October 2018 - School ends for half term. 
Monday 29th October 2018 – Back to School.
Wednesday 7th November 2018 – WOW Service @ St Peter’s Church 2pm.

Reception Autumn 1 Week 6

Date: 12th Oct 2018 @ 3:56pm



This week we have been superstar explorers!!


On Monday, we went on an ‘Autumn Walk’ to find Autumn treasures! The children enjoyed filling their treasure bags with Autumnal items such as; conkers, leaves, twigs, sycamore seeds, conker shells and pinecones. After returning to school, we used the items to create a sensory box to inspire our writing throughout the week. The children also designed an Autumn collage using their favourite objects that they had found.


This week we have been very busy getting ready for the Reception Afternoon Tea Party. The children designed party invitations, baked and decorated cakes as well as practicing their singing. The children were amazing performing for all of you. We hope you enjoyed watching your superstars, thank you for coming along.


Reception Reminders

Tuesday 16th October 2018 – World Food Day. Fun Run time @ 9.05am.

Wednesday 17th October 2018 – Shoebox Appeal.

Friday 19th October 2018 - School ends for half term.

Monday 29th October 2018 – Back to School. 



Reception Autumn 1 Week 5

Date: 5th Oct 2018 @ 4:38pm


This week we continued ‘Harvest’ in RE. As a class, we thought about where and how food grows around the world. The children used their senses to explore different fruits, such as passion fruit, pineapple, coconut and papaya. We then looked on a globe to find which country the fruit was grown in and what type of tree or plant the fruits grows on before we eat them.

This week for our ‘All About Me’ theme we read ‘Oliver’s Milkshake’. This sparked a discussion all about our favourite flavour milkshake and favourite fruit.  On Wednesday, we tasted the different fruits from the story and chose our favourite to make into a milkshake. On Thursday, the children enjoyed cutting and adding the ingredients to the blender and then drinking them with their friends.

We also read the story of ‘The Little Red Hen’ throughout the week. After reading it, the children enjoyed making bread, re-ordering the story and writing a sorry letter to The Little Red Hen. On Friday, we had such a surprise! We came back from lunch and there was a letter addressed to the Reception class - it was from The Little Red Hen! She thanked us for our sorry letters and surprised us with a pot of jam, honey and butter to eat with our bread we had made! The children couldn’t believe it – a big thank you to The Little Red Hen!


Have a lovely weekend everyone!!


Reception Reminders

Wednesday 10th October – Parent Teacher Meetings

Friday 12th October - Welcome afternoon tea for Reception Parents @2:15pm in the school hall.


Why not send us a picture of your weekend news or any exciting news you want to share with the teachers / class to our FS school email – Foundation.stage@tsp.sefton.school

Reception Autumn 1 Week 4

Date: 27th Sep 2018 @ 5:04pm


What another fun packed week in Reception!

This week we started with our next RE theme 'Harvest', We discussed the meaning of Harvest, why we are thankful and why we should celebrate and donate to others each year. As a class we designed and made a Harvest prayer that is displayed in both St. Peter's and Holy Trinity Church with all of the other prayers from each class in school. We chose our favourite as a class - an orange - and wrote our whole class prayer onto it.

On Wednesday, we had our first WOW service of the year. Our service was all about Harvest and the children enjoyed singing the song 'Oats and Beans and Barley Grow' to their families and offering their Harvest donations. Thank you to Caroline and Nathan for a great first service; we already cannot wait for our next one. 

This week, continuing with our 'Harvest' theme, we read the story 'Oliver's Vegetables' and talked about the different vegetables in the story. In the story, the children were introduced to some new vegetables they had not yet tried so we decided to write a shopping list so Miss Giles could go vegetable shopping. After food tasting we helped chop carrots, parsnips and onions and made it into a vegetable soup. We then enjoyed eating it for our afternoon snack.

On Friday we loved going to the Macmillan Coffee Morning and choosing a yummy cake. Thank you to all of the children and parents who donated for such a good cause! We loved looking at all of the cakes everyone had made and helping raise lots of money.

Reception Reminders

Wednesday 3rd and Wednesday 10th October - Parent Teacher Meetings 

Friday 12th October - Reception Afternoon Tea @ 2.15pm

Please can you ensure your child has wellies and an all-in-one waterproof in school.

If your child has received a certificate or medal from an out of school activity recently, we would love to see it! The children have an opportunity every Friday morning to share their success with their friends and teachers at Star of the Week celebration, which is held in class each week.

Reception Autumn 1 Week 3

Date: 20th Sep 2018 @ 4:06pm


What another great week full of fun!

This week we continued our ‘I am Special’ theme in RE. We discussed how special and loved we are by talking about the people who love us. The children then painted a picture called ‘Thumbbody Loves Me’ using paint and our thumbs to represent the people who love us. The pictures look fantastic and the children really thought hard about how special they really are. 

Throughout the week we have been getting ready for the Harvest WOW service next Wednesday 26thSeptember. We have been singing our Harvest songs and creating a Harvest prayer to be displayed in Holy Trinity and St. Peter’s Church. We cannot wait to show off our singing in church. 


Thank you for a wonderful week, enjoy your weekend!


Reception Reminders

Wednesday 26th September 2018 - St. Peter's WOW Service @ 2pm. 

Please can you ensure your child has wellies and an all-in-one waterproof in school. 

If your child has received a certificate or medal from an out of school activity recently, we would love to see it! The children have an opportunity every Friday morning to share their success with their friends and teachers at Star of the Week Assembly which is held in class each week. 


Reception Autumn 1 Week 2

Date: 14th Sep 2018 @ 4:08pm



What another fantastic week in Reception!

We started the week with PE which the children loved! They were brilliant at independently getting changed and following instructions in the hall. We also enjoyed our first dance lesson of the week on Tuesday and cannot wait for next week!

We have also continued our theme - 'We're All Wonders'. We started the week by talking about ourselves.  We looked at how unique, wonderful and different we all are. We used mirrors to discuss our features, similarites and differences. After talking about ourselves we then drew our own self-portraits, using brilliant detail and really concentrating on our own reflection and features. The children worked so hard and the pictures are on display in our classroom but you can also see them on our class Twitter page too.

We also enjoyed time with our buddies on Thursday and Friday afternoon. The children's Year 6 buddies came to help the children make their very own marshamallow 'Wonderful Friends'. The children worked together to decorate and create their perfect new friend together. Much fun was had by all!

Thank you for a lovely week and we hope you have a great weekend!!


Reception Reminders

PE / Dance lesssons are now on a Tuesday afternoon and a Wednesday morning.

If your child has recieved a certificate or medal from an out of school activity recently, we would love the see it! The children have an opportunity every Friday morning to share their success with their friends and teachers at Star of the Week Assembly which is held in class each week. 


Reception Autumn 1 Week 1

Date: 7th Sep 2018 @ 3:28pm


What a great first week in Reception!!


I cannot believe how well my little superstars have settled into their new classroom and routine. The children have been excited and eager to come into school every morning and see their friends.

This week we started our new theme ‘Wonder’ by reading the story ‘We’re all Wonders’. As a class we discussed what makes us different, choosing to be kind to others and why we are all WONDERS too! The children were also very excited about meeting their new classmate ‘Pluto’. He is our new class bear and is always spotting the children being kind and being a good friend!

On Thursday, the children spent the afternoon with our Year 6 buddies. They introduced themselves, played games and everyone had lots of fun getting to know each other. The children cannot wait to see their buddies next week already and we hope this is the start to a fantastic friendship for all of the children. 


We hope you all have a lovely weekend and we cannot wait for another week of fun next week!


Welcome to Reception

Date: 2nd Sep 2018 @ 9:42am

Miss Giles, Mrs Giles, Mrs Marsh and Miss Emmet would like to wish you a warm welcome to Reception! 


During the Autumn term, PE lessons will take place on Monday morning and Tuesday afternoons. Children must have their school PE kits with them in school at all times. 

Children will be provided with a healthy snack and a drink of milk during the day. Bottles of water with a sports cap lid are also encouraged so the children can have a drink of water as and when they need and the water fountain is also accessible for the children to use throughout the day. 


Please see the PowerPoint below for all additional information to ensure your child has the best start to Reception! 

We look forward to seeing you all tomorrow! 


Thank you

Miss Giles