Happy Half Term

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Hello again Reception children, Parents and CarersIt's half term already and after such a busy few weeks I want you all to get some rest and have fun in your holiday. I am sharing some ideas for activities in the holiday around this week's theme of colour and autumn. Share photos or messages with me in the usual way but after half term we are movin...
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Black History Month

Black History Month
Imagine loving art but not being allowed to visit an art gallery because of the colour of your skin.  Then at the age of 80 having your first solo exhibition and later having your art work hanging in the White House.  This is the story of Alma Thomas.   Alma believed that creative art was "independent of age, race and nationalit...
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Reception homework tasks

Reception homework tasks
Hello ReceptionThis week we have been exploring the story Goldilocks and the Three Bears.You should be able to tell the story to your family at home using some of the words from the story (and don't forget the voices).Tell your adult why you made Goldilocks a wanted poster.In Maths we have been ordering and sorting objects by size and foc...
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Home Reading for Reception

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 Good morning ReceptionThe theme of the week was joy. Mrs Hensman, Mrs Davis and I are so proud of how you have worked and behaved this week. You have made us very happy and I hope you have enjoyed the activities we planned for you.It is another festival weekend so I will not be setting a great deal of homework. I would like to share your clas...
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Happiness

Happiness
Today the children displayed their emotional maturity by listing what and who makes them feel happy.  I wanted to share this with you as their loving, kind and selfless nature has made me so happy today.  Things that make us happy:Hugs and cuddlesKissesSeeing our family and friendsGoing to restaurantsGoing somewhere sp...
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As we grow

As we grow
Hello again Reception children, parents and carers.I can't believe another week has gone. This week we've been thinking about how humans grow and what wonderful things we learn to do along the way. Many of the children expressed how they look forward to walking to secondary school, driving a car and having a job as an adult. We also thought ab...
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

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Good morning Reception children, parents and carers.  Today your child will bring home a exercise book for you to use for completing homework task when appropriate.  Inside you will see your child's first set of targets which we are working on at school.  This book should not come back to school.  You can photograph pa...
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All About Apples

All About Apples
We have had so much fun this week.  Mrs Hensman tells me the children were fantastic on Monday.  We are especially impressed by how sensibly and quickly they got changed for P.E. Although tired the children have completed their first full week in Reception. Most coming in with smiles on their faces and ALL quickly settling down ...
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Are you ready for P.E?

Are you ready for P.E?
Hello ChildrenAfter another fantastic week we are so excited to have you all with us full time from Monday.  Also on Monday is your first P.E lesson.  You will be expected to get yourself changed in short space of time.  Are you ready?  Is your uniform labelled? Is your P.E kit in school yet? Do your pumps fit?Parents and C...
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A glimpse of Reception

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Adult:  What did you do at school today?Child: Nothing.Here are some pictures of a wonderful week in Reception.  These children are happy and confident in their new setting.  We are so proud and loving getting to know them all. 
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Welcome To King David Reception

Welcome To King David Reception
We have had such a wonderful start to this new school year.  The part time arrangement has been hugely successful for getting the children settled into school and familiar with class rules and routines.  It has also allowed us to spend 1:1 time with every child, getting to know them and assessing their learning them after a long...
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Welcome New Reception

Welcome New Reception
 Mrs Hensman, Mrs Davis and myself are really excited to meet you all in September.  For those children who attended King David School Nursery you will remember me from the Wednesday afternoons we spent together.  For our new children I'm sorry we haven't been able to invite you in before but it has been a very unusual time. We ...
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Change for Life

Change for Life
​The coronavirus has meant life has been different in many ways for all of us.  One positive thing that has come out of it is the emphasis on keeping fit and healthy even if we need to stay home.  At school we are keen to keep up the early morning  daily exercise into next year.  It wakes up our body and mind...
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Sport

Sport
Hello Children.  Not long now until we finish for the summer holidays.  This week we will be learning about sport.  There are do many great action words to write and equipment to design that I really hope you enjoy the activities.  Let's hope the weather lets us get outdoors too.  I look forward to sharing our exp...
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More Transport Activities to Enjoy at Home

More Transport Activities to Enjoy at Home
Good morning.  We hope you are all enjoying this week's theme, Transport.  At school the children have been thinking about their dream bikes and drawn a bus full of all the people who are special to them. We have also been counting to 50 and counting in 10's and 2's.  In phonics we learnt a new sound and have been practisin...
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Reception Home Learning

Reception Home Learning
​Hello ReceptionThis week's topic is Transport.  We have so many activities to enjoy and opportunities to learn about different modes of transport.  Transport is all around us so we can all see, count, sort and think about it without going far from our homes.  We are particularly looking forward to doing a traffic survey, design...
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Food Glorious Food (colouring)!

Food Glorious Food (colouring)!
Hello children and grown upsToday I want to share some ideas for getting creative around the weeks theme of food.  Monday's blog included so many great ideas for play with food.  In my house food colouring has been a huge feature in encouraging my little ones.   We made rainbow rice by soaking uncooked rice in diluted ...
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Sharing our work

Sharing our work
​Hello and thank you again to all those emailing us and sharing your good news and lovely pictures.  Bellow is another example of our talented and creative Reception children. I Just hope this rainmaker isn't too effective!   I've been in school this week with the pleasure of looking after the children of key workers.  We h...
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Reception. Where stars shine!

Reception.  Where stars shine!
​Remember we would love to hear from you and see photos of what your getting up to at home.  Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.'s what these families did.  Thank you. We love seeing your work, activities and smiling faces.
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Learning through play

Learning through play
 Hello again Reception children and grown ups.This week I am setting you a challenge. If we were in school now our role-play area would be a garden centre. The shop would have plants, seeds, garden equipment and much more for you to buy using our pretend money or cards at the till. There would be trolleys and bags to put things in and you...
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