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Gildersome Primary School

Nurture, Aspire, Achieve



 Nurture, Aspire, Achieve

Welcome to Reception 

We have two classes in Reception:

Class RS: Mrs Smart

Class RT: Mrs Turner 


PE Day: Wednesday/Thursday


Please check this page regularly for updates on what we have been doing in class during the week, important updates and reminders and information about upcoming topics and events.

Reception Blog

week commencing 19/10/20

Janet Spencer (j.spencer) on: Reception Blog

We have made it to the end of what has been a busy but enjoyable half term. The children have been amazing and I am sure you will agree adapted brilliantly to the way we are doing things.

This week in Reception we have focused most of our learning around Halloween.

In maths we have focused our attention on looking at 3d shapes and their properties.

Our new sounds this week are 

Our Vocab and other activities all around Halloween.

Here are some of the other Halloween activities that we have been doing.



On Friday we had a Halloween fun day. The children came dressed up, decorated biscuits and then danced and played party games.





Hope everyone had lots of fun! The children looked amazing.

Have a fun and safe half term and we hope to see you all back in school on Monday the 2nd of November.


From the Reception Team

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week commencing 12/10/20

Janet Spencer (j.spencer) on: Reception Blog

Nearly to the end of our first half term and we have been quite busy. In maths this week we have been continuing with looking at three. Our new sounds for this week were:-

In our topic we have been looking at how toys have changed since our grandparents were little and so our Vocab has been focused on this.

We also had a few old toys to play with and the children had fun giving them a try.

Here is a quick look at the some of the other activities we have had around the classrooms this week.




Just a few reminders

Next week is our last week and we break up from the 23rd of October and return to school on the 2nd of November.

Photo orders and Christmas card orders also need returning.

Friday the 23rd we will be dressing up in Halloween costumes, PLEASE NO swords or wands just clothes only.

Many thanks Reception team.


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week commencing 05/10/20

Janet Spencer (j.spencer) on: Reception Blog

Another busy week in Reception this week.

We have moved on from number 2 to start looking at number 3. We have learnt the rhyme to form the number and also how to make the number 3.

Our Vocabulary this week is focused around Autumn. We have learnt what all three different words mean and maybe what we do.

As we are also looking at Autumn we have set up some activities outside.


Thankyou to everyone who posted photos on to tapestry of your autumn walks.


One of children made a lovely picture of the things he found on his Autumn hunt.


To help with our hand strength we do a dough disco every other day.


Please can everyone continue to practise their letter formation sheets and name writing, we are seeing an improvement already.

Many thanks 

Reception team

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Week commencing 28/09/20

Janet Spencer (j.spencer) on: Reception Blog

Here is a snapshot of what we have been doing this week in Reception.

For our maths we have continued looking at the number 2 so we have a better understanding about what we know about it.

For Phonic lessons we have now started to look at our sounds.


We now have learnt all 4 sounds and what words we could think of that begin with them sounds. We have also learnt how to form the letters. We have started to look at tricky words which we can't sound out. The 2 words we have looked at are 'The and I'.

We have continued with our Topic of Toys and this week we have been drawing our favourite toys and if we could write the initial sound.

In school we have 'Investors in pupils' where the children get to choose their target and a treat for when they have achieved this. We link this to our British Values and the children vote for the treat.

Here are the children in Miss Turners class voting for their treat.


Miss Turners class decided they wanted to come in their pyjamas for the day.

Here is Mrs Smarts children voting.


They chose to have popcorn and a film.

We have started Vocab words in the afternoon, these are the words we have looked at this week and we have talked about the meanings of these. We will have 3 different words every week.

A bit of a reminder all children have now a reading book and a keyring with words on. Can we ask that if you have read with your child just pop a comment in the book so we know even if its just a signature. Many thanks Reception team.


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What we have been doing this week (commencing 21st September)

Janet Spencer (j.spencer) on: Reception Blog

This Week in Reception we have been doing lots more exploring. We have washed babies in the water tray, we have been exploring numbered boats and more and less sheets in the maths area. We have had free choice in the writing areas.  


 In our carpet sessions we have looked at the number 2, how to form and write the numeral 2. What a 2 numicon looks like and also how we can make the number 2.


In our topic we have started to look at our favourite toys. We talked about them and said why we liked them and what we do with them.                                                                                               


We have also been busy making our Reception display board for in the corridor. We enjoyed making ourselves and then writing our names. 



We are very proud of what the children achieved.

Unfortunately the weather had a turn this week and we have had rain. Can we ask that you practise with your child to fasten coats and also if they can have suitable footwear for the wet conditions.



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Reception Blog - 2019-20

weeks 2&3 in school

Anna Head (a.head) on: Reception Blog - 2019-20

In school for weeks 2 and 3 we have been continuing our learning of phonics and maths.

We have also looked at life cycles of animals.  In the last two weeks we have learnt about an elephant and also a hen. We have learnt their lifecycles and also how to draw them.


We have also made fathers day cards for our Dads/Grandads. Hope you all had a lovely day.


The children have also been accessing the play provision inside.


We have been blessed with some lovely dry weather and so the children have enjoyed playing outside too, even exploring the field area again.



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