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Reception 1 Miss Curbishley

Hello and welcome to Reception 1's page!


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Hello and welcome to our class page.


WOW! What a great half term so far! 


The children have been so busy challenging themselves and growing their brains.

There are plenty of pictures for you to look at below, showing just how busy we have been!


We hope that the children are enjoying their home reading books. Please read every night and bring their reading folders into school each day. We will change books every Monday. Please remember to login on Bug Club and read even more books online. 


If you have any questions, don't hesitate to come and speak to a member of the Reception team.


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Silly Symmetry


Today we discovered that symmetry means 'the same on both sides'. Miss Curbishley showed us this amazing app on her ipad that makes our faces the same on both sides, but we decided to make our faces look a little silly at the same time. What do you think?

EYFS Movie Night!


We enjoyed getting changed into our pyjamas to watch a film of our choice! We also met a special someone...

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Christmas Extravaganza


We had a busy day, using our craft skills to complete lots of Christmas activities! These included:

Creating Salt Dough decorations

Designing and decorating Gingerbread men

Creating Christmas cards

Making Reindeer Food

Reading stories with a hot chocolate!

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Our Christmas Show!

Reception and Nursery worked so hard on our Christmas show and we loved every last minute, we hope you did too!

Here are some of our pictures...

Commando Joes!


Our classroom had transformed into the Amazon Rainforest.

We explored the different animals and scenery around us as we travelled on our boat over the river, just like the explorers did many years ago. 

Suddenly, our boat CRASHED! 

We had limited resources to build a new boat.

We used our teamwork skills, our listening skills and our imagination!

What do you think of our boats? 

Remembrance Day!

Reception have been talking about poppies and Remembrance day. 

The children showed sensitivity and understanding which is shown through the pictures they created through printing various everyday objects. 

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Bonfire Night!


A week of sparkle and glitter as we prepare for Bonfire Night! 

The children all loved watching the firework show using the projector! The children used their phonics to sound talk and then blend the firework noises!

We also enjoyed creating our own firework pictures using a variety of materials and even practising our letter formation using glitter and glow sticks! 

What a busy week of learning!

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Pirate Day!


Last week, Reception thoroughly enjoyed Pirate Day- we got to dress as Pirates and had a visit from Captain DanTastic! We learnt lots of new information about Pirates. 

We also went on a treasure hunt, following the clues until we found the buried treasure!

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The Rainbow Fish

Last week, Reception 1 enjoyed exploring 'The Rainbow Fish'. We tried our best to recall and sequence the story, as well as decorating our very own Rainbow Fish using a variety of materials. 

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Our First Day!


What a busy morning! We enjoyed exploring our new classroom and making new friends. We also made a  Reception Wish- something we would like to learn in Reception and we watched the flower grow, just like our brains will.

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Here are some pictures of other Supertato activities we have been enjoying in school over the last couple of weeks too. We have been so busy and have loved this topic!

Phonics - How to say the sounds

This video shows you how to say the 44 sounds that children learn in Reception. It also explains some of the language that the children will use when learning phonics.

How to say the sounds just like us!


The order of the sounds in the video are as follows...


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Parents Guide to the Early Years