Reception Blog 30.3.21

March 30, 2021 at 8:36 am


During phonics and maths this week we are consolidating our learning. Please see attachments and information below for children that are at home this week.


This week we are recapping the short ‘oo’ and introducing the long ‘oo.’ The sheets are attached as well as videos for you to have a go at home with. You might want to use your communication book to record your learning at home in.


In maths this week we are consolidating our number bonds to 10. How many ways can you make 10? Can you use your part whole models and objects, such as pasta to find different ways? We are also representing numbers 10, 11, 12, 13. You can have a go at home using the sheet attached or you might use your communication book.

Learning in your Communication book

Over the Easter holidays we could like children to spend some time practising reading and writing tricky words. Attached is a list of tricky words. How many words can your child read? Can they spell he tricky word or put them in a sentence?

Please remember that you can access all of the previous blog posts. You could use these to revise previous learning.


It is lovely to see all of your learning and interests from home on EExAT Please keep uploading them. If you are having any issues logging into your account please email your class teacher.

We hope you have a lovely Easter break.

The Reception Team

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Reception blog – 26.03.21

March 26, 2021 at 3:39 pm



This we have continue to revisit the phoneme/graphemes we started to learn during lockdown. The children practised reading and writing: ch, sh and qu. We also looked at the tricky words be and we.


During our maths session we have been given reasons for our answers when counting and talking about different ways of making numbers up to 10. We have started to solve missing number problems by using a number track to help us.

Farm visit

Making buns

Everything else

Next week in phonics will be be revisiting the long and short ‘oo’ phoneme. We will be completing various reading and writing activities. In maths we will be finding different ways of making 10 and exploring numbers beyond 10 by making and representing numbers in different ways. Please keep practising forming your numbers correctly.

Have a lovely weekend

From the Reception team

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Welcome back (again)

March 26, 2021 at 2:13 pm


The children have all returned to Nursery this week and we have had a lovely time. They have all definitely missed their friends and have enjoyed renewing those friendships and making new ones. They have quickly remembered the routines and behaviour expectations we have.


Lots of home learning is evident and we started this week by revisiting the number 1. We have been demonstrating the number by clapping 1 time, hopping 1 time and touching 1 nose. We then introduced a ‘5 frame’ to the children. They placed 1 piece of pasta on the frame where ever they wanted. Then they moved them to another position to see if there was still 1 piece of pasta. Then the children counted the spaces and realised each time they moved the pasta there were still 4 spaces. This is working towards number bonds. Then we moved on to representing the number on paper. They drew 1 circle, 1 flower and 1 object of their choosing before writing the number itself. have a look at their work…

There was also some lovely work on length going on. Did you spot it?


The children have been doing lots of independent ‘reading’ and listening to stories to develop their vocabulary. They have enjoyed writing for lots of different purposes and especially liked mark making on the long rolls of wallpaper (we would be glad of any donations!).

Other things this week…

Have a look at a few of the other things we have been doing this week. Some children enjoyed helping out with the Spring planting. they are learning how to look after the plants as well as the environment being brightened up. We hope you like all the brightly coloured bedding plants.

Have a lovely weekend, from the Nursery team.

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A busy week in Reception!

March 19, 2021 at 3:52 pm


The children are settling in well with their routines and are enjoying receiving ready, respectful or kind stickers linked to our school rules. Thank you for all of your support at home too!



Everything else!

Next week

Next week in maths we will continue to learn numberbonds and solve problems linked to addition and subtraction too. In phonics we will be revisiting tricky words be and we. We will also be recapping the phonemes: ch, sh and qu.

We hope you all have a lovely weekend.

The Reception Team

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A Successful First Week Back

March 12, 2021 at 3:30 pm


We have had a fantastic first week back. It is safe to say that all the children were very excited to be back with their friends.

This week have been settling the children back into routines. We are revisiting and revising the phase three phonics what we learned during lockdown. This is to ensure the children have achieved a good understanding. This stage is quite tricky and often takes a longer to learn. We have also been looking at different manipulatives to support our maths work. It is always good practise to understand different ways of achieving an answer or for checking our results.

Next week in Maths we will be consolidating our learning by revising compositions up to 10, writing and recognising numerals and using ten frames and part whole model representations.

In phonics we will be revisiting the phonemes; ee, igh, ng, ai and th. We will be reading and writing words that contain these graphemes and will also have a go at writing our own sentences.

Can we ask all parents to return the pink communication books by Thursday 18th March in order for us to continue with homework from Friday 19th March.

We hope you have a lovely weekend.

The Reception Team

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Nursery reunited

March 12, 2021 at 12:04 pm


All the children have successfully returned to Nursery this week. It has been busy and noisy but lovely to see the children reunited with their friends. They have quickly settled back into our routines and are getting used to the expectations we have again. Have a look at some of the things they have been doing…

Haven’t they been busy!

Let’s see what they get up to next week!

Have a lovely Mother’s Day and a good weekend, from the Nursery team.

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