Whaplode
Church of England
Primary School

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

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"

Award Winners

Reception Class Staff

Mr Ruck

Mr Ruck

Class Teacher

Mrs Hill

Mrs Hill

Teaching Assistant

Half Term Projects

Billy Goats Gruff

Gingerbread People

Cinderella

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.

PE

The Natural World

Superhero Capes

Photographs

Vegetables

Macmillan

Super Heroes

Super Me

Colour Chart

Stanley

Busy Mathematicians

Fun Phonics