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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

Last few weeks of the school year.

Janet Spencer (j.spencer) on: Reception Blog

We have had a very busy but fun few weeks of this last half term.  We have had visits from the nursery children who will be joining us in september as our current reception class moves on.


We were fortunate that the year 1 classes were empty for a day so we went and visited them to experience what it would be like as a yr1 pupil. The children really enjoyed exploring this.



We had the unfortunate event that reception class bubble burst and had to go back to the dreaded online lessons. All the children did amazing again with this and couldnt be more proud in how they adapted once again.


We did also manage to squeeze in a sports day. Due to restrictions we couldnt have parents watch but the children were amazing and all took part and also encouraged each other to do their best.



Because of the isolation period we missed out on our school funday but this didnt stop us doing our own funday. The ice cream van came back for the ones that missed out and we also had a big water party in the play area where the children enjoyed squirtingeach other and generally having a real fun time. Luckily for us the weather has been really kind and enabled us to do this.





Hope everyone has a lovely but safe summer and hope we can come back in september a little bit more 'normal'.

Take Care,Enjoy

Best wishes 

All the reception team xx

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Janet Spencer (j.spencer) on: Reception Blog

Here are a selection of photos that were taken on OBON day that we celebrated in school on Friday.

We had a lovely packed lunch with the rest of school.


We watched Nursery singing their song before showing the rest of school our portraits and singing our song.


We then joined the rest of school to sing the OBON song.


Before and after the celebration we did some lovely activities inside. We decorated our hands for a whole school project as well as making bunting, paper chains, flags and other British colouring. We hope the children had a really lovely day. It was lovely to see them on the playground with the rest of the school even if it was socially distanced.


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Fruit tasting.

Janet Spencer (j.spencer) on: Reception Blog

Last week as part of our Handa's surprise story and our literacy lesson we looked at lots of fruit that feature in the story.

We chopped the fruit up for the children to try. 


We all did amazing at trying them. Ask your child which their favourite ones were?



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Summer Term 2 week 3

Janet Spencer (j.spencer) on: Reception Blog

This week in reception we are looking at the story of Handa's surprise and recalling and rewriting it.

In maths we are continuing our number work looking at 17 and 18.

We have continued with continuous provision and letting the children build up their relationships with each other.


On Friday we are having our OBON day, so we are preparing our portraits of our selves but also learning our songs.

Our class song is ' You got a friend in me'. if you could help your child learn this it would be helpful. The toy story version is ok. You may also have heard them sing 'we are Britain', we are just learning the chorus for this so I think they may have mastered this. Here are a few of the other activities set out in provision this week.

We have also introduced an incentive to get our children reading, when they reach the top, they then achieve a treat. We have a beanstalk tree in Miss Turners classroom and a seaside theme tower in Mrs Smarts.


Thanks to all for the lovely pictures of the children planting their sunflowers at the big plant out event.


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summer Term 2 week 2

Janet Spencer (j.spencer) on: Reception Blog

Apologies for the late post but we have been super busy in Reception doing lots of lovely exciting things.

 We have been for a walk around our local area. We have looked at all the various buildings we have. We spotted quite a few places we visit. We also looked at the different type of houses that there is.

We talked about what things we need in our village, the buses to take us places, post box to send letters, dustbins to keep the place tidy.

We will be using some of these pictures to compare to a village in Africa, describing what things are the same and what are different!

Ask your child what they remember seeing on their walk.


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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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