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But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded

2 Chronicles 15:7

I can do all things through him who strengthens me

Reception Class

Welcome to Reception 2019-20

Home Learning

Dear Parents

As school is closed from Friday I will be sending daily activities to you and your child over Tapestry.

Mr Ruck

On our home page you can find Collective Worship with Reverend Gareth.

Weekly PE Challenge

Week beginning 13 July

This is our final week of PE before the summer holiday break. I hope you have managed to keep active during your time at home. Here are your final challenges to have a go at.
Warm up your bodies with the first video. For the second videos you need to choose your favourite and then complete the movement for your choice. Feel free to repeat the video and choose a different movement each time.

Monday: Level up! Warm up- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DO-R5EfG_N4
Would you rather- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfI97d3d0cc

Tuesday- Level up! Warm up- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DO-R5EfG_N4
Would you rather- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5nmBr8WsCo

Wednesday- Level up 2! Warm up- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wu--9fOkOJM
 Disney dance challenge- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUSgKSgS4-E

Thursday- Level up 2! Warm up- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wu--9fOkOJM
Would you rather-  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZAOubaXcfQ

Friday: Level up 2! Warm up- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wu--9fOkOJM
This or that- choose your favourite- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5PUx4zGeZA

Week beginning 6 July

This week is Sports Week!! As we can’t have our usual Sports Day competition, it will be a little bit different this year. I have put together a collection of challenges for you to complete over the week. The attached document will explain each of the activities and what you need for each one. This is your chance to get competitive, to try and beat your own scores, others in your household and even those in your class. Remember to take lots of photos and videos to share on your class padlets so we can all see what a wonderful job you have all done! Let battle commence!! Enjoy and Good luck everyone!

Sports Week Activities

Week beginning 29th June

Now we are into summer and the weather has been getting really warm, so make sure you are drinking lots of water to keep hydrated!Get moving by following the moves from each of these videos! You can repeat the videos as many times as you like!

Monday: Level up! Warm up- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DO-R5EfG_N4
Stuffed animals workout- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22IW4EY7s0o

Tuesday: Level up 2! Warm up- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wu--9fOkOJM
Angry birds Just dance- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ay3ooki7Qo

Wednesday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-dfsaL17Uk

Thursday: Level up 2! Warm up- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wu--9fOkOJM
Pacman just dance- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TlpP7wwgS8

Friday: Level up! Warm up- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DO-R5EfG_N4
Just dance- The hall of the pixel king- This one gets quite fast, so don’t worry if it’s too tricky to keep up. You can practice a few times and the more you try, the easier it will get! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRhsDhUhTZM&pbjreload=101      

Week Brginning 22nd June

Tuesday 23rd June is National Olympic Day, so this week you will be having a go at traditional games played from different Olympic nations. The 2020 Olympics was set to take part in Tokyo, Japan, so each day there will be a Japanese game and one from another country. There are a lot of countries that take part so I have selected a few.  On Friday you will have a Friday Challenge which will get you outside and exploring nature.
Here is the official Tokyo 2020 video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENMhrEVa4XQ When it does get to take place, it’s going to be INCREDIBLE!
What can you find out about Japan? Here are some questions as a starting point. Share in some of the things you found out about the host nation in your class padlets.
 Question board

What is Japan’s national sport?

How many active volcanoes are there in Japan?

What is a popular Japanese dish?

What popular Japanese activity means ‘empty orchestra’?

What does a traditional Japanese home have instead of walls?

What food is eaten almost every day in Japan?

What currency does Japan use?

Japan is one of the world’s biggest producer of what?

Traditionally, what do Japanese people sleep on at home?

What is one of Japan’s traditional dances?

How many islands make up Japan?

What is Japan’s traditional dress?

Japan: Tokyo 10 Listen Up.
If you are in a school bubble, use your jumper as a blindfold or close your eyes. Your partner should use clapping to help get them to a chosen final destination.
Africa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6UX0eGo4AU
Gather approximately 10 sticks (or as many as you like). You will need a ball (or as used in the video, a ball of bags, or even lots of pairs of socks). Choose one person who has to try and collect all the sticks. Everyone else has to work together to hit that person below the waist. Whoever is successful in making contact then has to try and collect all the sticks. It can take more than one go to collect all the sticks. If you manage to collect them all without being hit, place them down on the floor and have another go- or as many goes as you like until you are hit. You get 1 point each time you pick them all up. Decide how many points is the target to win.
Non contact in school- individual stick per person. Play in pairs with one time keeper. Each child has 30 seconds to try and retrieve their stick. Their partner must do all they can to prevent them retrieving it. It is non contact so it is all about dodging. You can decide in your groups how many points you need in order to win! Make sure you keep changing around so that everyone gets a go at each element.

Japan: Tokyo Ten Kendama.
If you are in a school bubble, you could use a rolled up piece of paper or bring a sock ball from home. You will have to try this without a cup.
France: Un, deux, trois soleil- like grandmother’s footsteps. Mark out a length of at least 15-20 meters (depending on how much space you have. This is a little bit like the game what’s the time mr wolf. You have one person at one end who will shout Un, Deux, Trois, Soleil (Which means 1,2,3 Sun!). They will turn around and anyone caught moving will be sent to the start to try again. Everyone else must try and get to that person without being caught moving. They need to tag that person and run back to the start without being caught.
If you are in school, a non contact rule applies. Find a stick/stone as a marker and lay them out in line with the person shouting the instructions. You just need to get to your marker and then run back without being caught.
Petanque- This video explains how to play the game so you can have a go at home. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSzQd0-g6so
If you are in a school bubble- have an individual pebble and aim towards a jack placed by the teacher.

Japan: TTT Active challenge play with no equipment
Anyone can do this as it requires no equipment
Spain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fj5wslWkPdw Here are some traditional Spanish games for you to have a go at. You may recognise some of them. If you don’t have the equipment, you can improvise. For example The Frog- you can use whatever you like as a target to aim closest to. You can use sock balls or paper instead of balls for throwing activities.
If you are in a school bubble you will have to be selective about the activities you can try. Where possible try and improvise in a way that you don’t have to use any equipment. 

Japan: Tokyo Ten Janken
Anyone can do this as it requires no equipment.
Caribbean: Goma- A game played with rubber bands where the object is to capture as many of the opponents' rubber bands as possible. Players stand facing a wall or other vertical flat surface and bounce their rubber bands off the wall. If a player's rubber band falls to the ground and overlaps any rubber bands currently on the ground, then the overlapped rubber bands are captured. Use as many rubber bands as you like.
The most popular game in the Caribbean is cricket. This can be played with 2 or more people. One person uses a bat/racket, pan or anything they can to shield their legs/feet from being hit. When the ball is thrown you need to hit the ball away. The more space you have, the better. If the batter is hit in the legs/feet they swap with the bowler. You can score by number of ball hit, the amount of time batting or you can create a space that the batter has to run between to score runs after after ball.


Friday Challenge

Week Beginning 15th June

Remember to warm up! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlbCrGqToaw
Monday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56Frrt4cCXQ
Tuesday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCTg3Q70pzM
Wednesday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLe28krvntU
Thursday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I91Ox3acemQ
Friday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfR-XqcMjGo&list=PLAwOTEJXH-cNO5hwDnG5_4MZssRF0NWkc&index=7&t=0s
Remember that it’s important to cool down after each challenge. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyvuaL_2avY

Week Beginning 8th June

Here are some more activities for you to have a go at. You will be practicing your throwing and balancing this week. Good luck and keep moving!

Monday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jszfWI6Oeu0 Throwing challenge. Follow the video to try and score as many points as you can.
Tuesday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kRnJzVjTd8 The floor is lava. Find something you want to save and create a circuit to save them. The floor is lava so you cannot touch the floor otherwise you must start again but you only have 3 lives. You can also then try creating a circuit outside for you to get across without touching the lava floor.
Wednesday: Warm up using this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALrdpsWYoJs Dino challenge:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5vj6jH4R_s If you don’t have a dinosaur, you can choose your favourite toy and follow along with the workout.
Thursday https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cv-n9au6pgM This is what you are aiming for. Start by picking up a pair of socks, standing on 1 leg. Now try picking up two pairs without putting your foot down. Then try with 3 and 4. When you are ready, try the challenge of picking up 4 pairs of socks as shown in the video. Maybe you could challenge someone else in your household.
Friday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfh4SY6zT8M Spotty dog challenge: Can you beat the score in 10 seconds? What is the longest time you can do without stopping? Who can do the most in your household?

Week Beginning 1st June

Here are some more activities for you to have a go at. Try and get outside to do these if you can. If you only have an indoor space, make sure you move anything out the way to give you plenty of room. Keep moving everyone!!

Monday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcwJO_K3xi8 Follow along with the exercises in the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etYhiq9hM8A Follow along with the video.
Tuesday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALrdpsWYoJs Warm up using this video.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3afp9-PhsM8 Follow along with the exercises in the video.
Wednesday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0bpzv39p_0 Find yourself a cuddly toy that you can rescue and get to their nest or safe place. Copy the ideas shown in the video and then create your own course.
Thursday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrCPI7jdhZw Find some pots/pans/baskets and some socks to practice your target throwing. You can copy the activity shown in the video or create your own target. Now create your own trick shot?
Friday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9dlSJforFc Can you get all your teddy’s on your team? Try racing against someone in your household.

Week Beginning 18th May

Here are some more videos for you to have a go at. Keep moving everyone!!
 Monday: https://family.gonoodle.com/activities/roy-g-biv
Tuesday: https://family.gonoodle.com/activities/rock-your-body

Wednesday: https://family.gonoodle.com/activities/nerdy-by-nature

Thursday https://family.gonoodle.com/activities/power-up

Friday: https://family.gonoodle.com/activities/indoor-recess-you-pick-number-1

Week Beginning 11th May

Here are some more challenges for you. Watch each video and they will explain how each activity will work. You may do each activity as many times as you like.
 Monday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=23&v=KeSOVVd-vMg&feature=emb_logo
Tuesday: https://www.youthsporttrust.org/sites/default/files/Using%20Objcts%20-%20Target%20Games.pdf

Wednesday: https://www.youthsporttrust.org/sites/default/files/Moving%20-%20Obstacle%20Course.pdf

Thursday and Friday: https://www.youthsporttrust.org/sites/default/files/Card%201%20Choo%20Choo_UPDATED.pdf

Week Beginning 4th May

Well done if you managed to do all of last week’s challenges. I hope you are keeping moving everyday! Here are some more challenges for this week for you to have a go at. Remember to keep eating lots of fruits and vegetables and drinking plenty of water. I wonder if any of you have tried something new and healthy during your time at home? Remember to stay safe and keep moving!





Week Beginning 27th April

Well done if you managed to do all of last week’s challenges. I hope you are keeping moving everyday! Here are some more challenges for this week for you to have a go at. Remember to keep eating lots of fruits and vegetables and drinking plenty of water. I wonder if any of you have tried something new and healthy during your time at home? Remember to stay safe and keep moving!


Week Beginning 20th April

Hello reception, I have some more PE challenges for you. Have a try at each of these videos by copying the moves as best as you can. If you want to repeat any of the videos, then you can. Don’t worry if it is tricky, the more you practice, the easier it will get. Remember to keep moving, drink lots of water and eat plenty of fruit and vegetables and most importantly, stay safe!

Monday https://family.gonoodle.com/activities/double-your-money


Tuesday https://family.gonoodle.com/activities/dont-sit-down



Wednesday https://family.gonoodle.com/activities/get-a-haircut



Thursday https://family.gonoodle.com/activities/you-are-what-you-eat



Friday https://family.gonoodle.com/activities/digging-for-water



Easter Break

Hello everyone! I’ve really missed teaching you all over the last few weeks. It’s the Easter Holidays now, but it doesn’t mean you can’t stay active.

You can continue with the Joe Wicks workouts on his YouTube channel, (I will keep doing them too!), or you can redo some of the other activities that I have set over the last couple of weeks. You might have found other ways to keep yourselves moving too, which is wonderful. Keep those going if you can! Remember to keep drinking lots of water, and getting plenty of fruits and vegetables into your diet so that you can continue to stay healthy.

Stay safe and enjoy the break.
Miss Cox

Week beginning Monday 30th March

Well done to everyone who managed to complete a challenge every day last week. If you managed to complete all of Joe Wicks videos, amazing effort as I know he worked you all very hard. If you managed to complete my shorter challenges, again, super effort to make sure you are keeping moving everyday. You are all Sports Stars! Joe Wicks is continuing his live challenges so here is a reminder of the link to his YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1 Keep moving everyone, you are all doing a wonderful job!

Remember, keeping healthy isn’t just about exercise, but about your diet too. Make sure you are thinking about what you are eating and drinking. Remember to get your 5 a day of fruit and vegetables and drink plenty of water to keep you hydrated. You will feel so much better for it! As a side challenge, maybe you could take a photo or draw a picture of a healthy meal you have had this week and share it in your class padlet. It would be a good opportunity to share ideas with each other, to find out what you like and don’t like. Maybe you might come across a healthy food that you have not tried before that you could try.
Stay safe everyone, keep washing your hands and keep moving!

Remember to warm up!: Busy feet its warm up time.

Monday: Freeze dance
Popping bubbles
Banana banana meatball
Tuesday: Pop se ko
The Maxarena- Maximo
Young Dylan dance along 
Wednesday: Exercises for different parts of the body -
Thursday: Shake your sillies  outcompilation
 Friday: Brain breaks playlist

Week Beginning Monday 23rd March

This week, Joe Wicks the Body Coach is doing live workouts for children at 9am each day from Monday to Friday. Here is the link to his youtube channel so that you can follow them at home. You will be doing some of his other workout challenges during this week too! https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

We want you to keep active in your time at home, so have a go at each of these yoga challenges. You can do one video each day. If you want to challenge yourself and become a YOGA NINJA, you can repeat the videos or do more than one each day.

 Don’t forget to warm up first! Wake up and Shake up before you continue your quest to becoming a Yoga Ninja!
Monday: We’re going on a bear hunt yoga.

Tuesday: Yoga poses beginning with S

Wednesday: Jungle safari yoga

Thursday: Yoga on the farm

Friday: Power yoga for kids

Our 30 Things Challenge

Our 30 Things Challenge is a seven year endeavour to be completed by pupils during their time with us. We have worked with children, parents, staff and governors to identify our own twenty-five tasks and combined it with five selected by our academy trust, which will be common to all children attending a LAAT school.

We have now turned these ideas into our very own “My 30 Things Passport”, which will be updated as each challenge is completed. We feel sure that you will agree that in order to meet their thirty challenges the children will be kept busy over their seven years with us!

For those children further up the school, or who join us later on in their school journey, we recognise that it may not be possible to meet all thirty before they leave us but we will endeavour to meet as many as possible in the time we have available.  

View the
"My 30 Things Passport"

Sport Relief 2020 13 March

Reception Class Staff

Mr Ruck

Mr Ruck

Class Teacher

Mrs Hill

Mrs Hill

Teaching Assistant

Collective Worship
with Reverend Gareth

Coming back to school in a bubble,
a book for children

Childline 0800 1111

Water Safety

Hi everyone,  I hope you are all keeping well and staying active.  Unfortunately we are not able to go swimming at the moment, however this week is Drowning Prevention Week so I thought it would be nice to at least think about swimming and water safety.  There are some activities here that you may like to do, either print off, do in your books or on plain paper. 

When you are out and about near rivers, lakes or at the beach or playing in paddling pools, remember to follow the Water Safety Code to keep yourself and others safe around water.

Mrs Rous, Swimming Teacher

Drowning Prevention Week

Award Winners

Half Term Projects

Billy Goats Gruff

Gingerbread People


We love books

EYFS Christmas Party 2019

Christmas Show 12 December

Christingle Service at St Marys Church 12 December

Santa Visit 5 December

We took Scout and Sparkles (our elf) to see Santa. We were so excited for our coach ride to Baytree’s Winter Wonderland. We had a photograph taken as an elf, walked through the Winter Wonderland and even had a sleigh ride before meeting Father Christmas. Father Christmas spoke with everyone. He asked us to make sure we were all very good. He told us to go to bed early on Christmas Eve and we just go straight to sleep! He said he likes mince pies and cookies, he also likes sausage rolls - but they must be from Greggs!

Gist 20 November

A Frosty Morning

This morning when we arrived at school we noticed that the field and trim trail were covering in frost. So, we asked Mrs Adie if we could miss assembly to go and play in the frost before it melted away. Mrs Adie said YES!

We had great fun using our hands to melt shapes into objects, we even tried to write our names! We also noticed that if we held a frosty leaf in our hands we could turn it back to a normal leaf!!!

Making Rain Gauges 14 November

Ordering by height 14 November

Playing in the rain 14 November

Empty and Full 13 November

P.E. 13 November

Sun Catchers 12 November

Stay and Play 8 November

Sparklers 8 November

On Wednesday the children and I wrote a set of safety instructions for using sparklers safely and today they got to put them into practise.

Firework Painting 6 November

On Tuesday the children had the task of making a Firework painting with Miss Markillie. So, we sent Miss Markillie outside with a really big piece of black paper, paint brushes and paint.

We are really happy with what the children produced. It looks ace! They even stayed quite clean, and the windows behind the children didn't get too much paint on them either.

Celebrating Diwali 30 October

Reception have been working hard in the classroom this week finding out about Diwali. We even showed the whole school the Diva Lamps, Rangoli Patterns and Lanterns what we had made during collective worship.

Celebrating Autumn 30 October

Celebrating Autumn

Little Daffodils 29 October

As part of their centenary celebrations, Taylors Bulbs have launched a nationwide campaign to get children planting bulbs this October. As part of The ‘Little Daffodils’ initiative Baytree Garden Centre visited us on Wednesday to deliver pots, bulbs and compost. We were so pleased to be able to give the children the opportunity to learn more about nature and grow their own flowers. It would be wonderful to see some pictures once the daffodils have bloomed.

Using the balance bikes 17 October

The Toast Table 16 October

Today we introduced the toast table to the class. After talking about how the toaster works and how to keep safe we let the children have a slice or two if they wanted. We encouraged the children to be as independent as they could and they were all brilliant at spreading their butter, jam or marmalade. They even had to wash up afterwards.

Superhero Day 9 October

Magic potions, fruit kebabs, den building, target blaster and biscuit decorating were challenges the Superheroes needed to complete. We ate a picnic lunch in the classroom.

Mrs Porter presented us with special certificates in the hall this morning.

Well done Super Reception!

A Fire Engine came to visit

On Monday 7th October,  4 Fire Fighters from Spalding Fire Station came to visit Reception. The children thought of lots of questions to ask before the visit and were very polite when asking them to the Fire Fighters.  After we had spoke to the Fire Fighter’s the children got to go outside and inspect the Fire Engine. All the children got a tour of the equipment on the engine and again asked lots of very sensible questions.They all then got to sit in the Fire Engine and two children got the chance to flash the lights and sound the siren.


The Natural World

Superhero Capes




Super Heroes

Super Me

Colour Chart


Busy Mathematicians

Fun Phonics