Appley Bridge All Saints

Reception Class 2017-18

Our Trip to Martin Mere

Last week Ted our coach driver took us on our  school trip.  Ruth was our guide at Martin Mere and she took us to look at a variety of birds including ducks, flamingos and even the black swan with her cygnets. Our children acted out the story of a swan looking after her eggs.  Then we danced like flamingos and went to the park. We had a brilliant time at Martin Mere and 'Thank you'  to everyone who made our trip special

Mud Kitchen.

Making repeating patterns!

Making Gingerbread - Number,  Measure and Pattern

Reception children made gingerbread biscuits. 

They tried very hard to make a symmetrical patterns.

Which is your favourite biscuit?

Number and Pattern

Do you like our repeating patterns?

Playing in the Snow

Writing our names in the snow and playing games.

Forest School Session

Our Forest school sessions offer the chance to take learning out of the classroom and into the great outdoors. Children are given an opportunity to learn in a new way and within a new environment. 

Polar Regions

Reception children have been learning about people and animals who live in the North and South Poles.  Polar habitats are located at the very top and very bottom of the Earth. They are cold, windy and have a lot of snow and ice. It’s even too cold for trees to grow.  The northern polar region is called the Arctic, and in the south the polar region is the continent of Antarctica.  Because it is too cold for trees to grow in arctic habitats, animals find other places to live such as holes in the ground, or in caves made from snow.  We looked at lots of different kinds of animals for example : Polar Bears, Penguins, Arctic Hare/Fox, Seals, Whales and a large variety of Birds.




The Lost Sheep

A Shepherd came to visit Reception and Little Acorns' Nursery to say that he had lost one of his sheep.  He did have 100 sheep but now he only had 99. He asked us if we could help him find his lost sheep, he told us that her name is Dolly and she was last seen eating her breakfast! 

Reception and Little Acorns' went on a 'Sheep Hunt' to look for clues.  We found several clues  but none linked to Dolly.  We used our sharp eyes to look for Dolly on our way home.  Some of us found fluff in our bedrooms and were sure that Dolly had been in our homes.  We eventually found some footprints and followed them and found  Dolly in the school playground hiding amongst the rocks.  Dolly was safe and well!

Reception made sheep cakes which involved measure, pattern and shape, we worked out sheep number problems and played games like rounding up the Shepherd's sheep.   

The Shepherd was very pleased with us for finding Dolly. To see the video please CLICK HERE


Mrs Patel came into our class to talk to our children about Diwali.  

Diwali is the Hindu festival of light and is celebrated in the Autumn term.



 Making Cakes for Macmillan Coffee Morning




Reception joined in with celebrating Harvest.  Working with materials the children made Oscar the Scarecrow. Oscar went missing on Sunday but was found celebrating our Harvest Festival at All Saints Church on Sunday. 

The children grew cress in the shape of a heart to say:

"Thank you to God for Harvest".

Making a Tool Box

Here our children are exploring how some of the tools and equipment work. They followed  the instructions carefully, making sure they had all the materials they needed to make their tool box for the building site.



Our First Week in School  

We have really enjoyed our first full week in Reception. We have learnt the carpet rules, explored our classroom, worked outside and we even went to our first assembly! 

Here are some pictures of our first week at school!  We've had so much fun already!


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