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Our last parent project of the year... The children chose to find out about plastics. Plastics in our environment, in the sea and recycling. We have visited the Sealife Centre and learnt all about sea creatures. So we made sea creatures out of recycled materials. They look amazing... well done 👍🏻🐠🐟🐬🐳🐋🐡🦀🦐🦑🐙

What a fantastic way to end the best year in Reception. Today we visited the Legoland Discovery and The Sea Life Centre Birmingham. The children’s behaviour was outstanding throughout the day. We had so much fun! My favourite part of the day was watching the excitement on your faces... 🤗🐠🐟🐧We were so excited as we finally got to see Pablo the Penguin.

Congratulations to all of our ⚽️sporting superstars🥇🥈🥉... We have had a fantastic sports day today. Thank you for cheering on your team mates and supporting those children who found it tricky. 👍🏻

We had Mrs Bull visit us today sharing her love for art. We worked together for the day creating fabulous pieces of art for our new reading area. We learnt new skills, techniques and used a variety of media. We all had a fun day!

We had so much fun watching the ‘Horrible History’ performance today. It was so much fun! The children especially enjoyed the 3D glasses, the special effects were great! 📽🎭🎟🚎

Today we had our attendance trip today. We went on the coach to the theatre in Birmingham.We were very excited and looking forward to seeing the show. 🎭🎟

St Anne’s Summer Fayre: We had so much fun at the fayre. All of the children raised money for our school. We paid £1 for a turn on the bouncy castle. Mrs Wroe and Mrs Dooley has fun too! Thank you for all your support 👍🏻

We have enjoyed ‘Science Day’ at school. We have been investigating, experimenting and predicting 👩🏻‍🔬👨🏽‍🔬

Infant Agility Equipment: ⚽️🏓⛹🏼‍♂️🏐🎾⛹🏽‍♀️ Today we used the infant Agility equipment to support our development of core strength skills, hand and eye coordination and to prepare for team games. We had great fun, stepping, jumping, throwing and measuring time.

ICT in Reception: We have been busy using everyday objects as part of our Technology work. We made toast! The children talked about how to keep themselves safe, how to use the toaster and they buttered and spread their own topppings. The favourite topping was chocolate spread and sprinkles.

We had great fun at our Easter disco... who was the best dancer?

Parent Partnership: Easter Project 🌿🐰🐣 Don’t forget to get involved with our Easter parent project at home with your child.

An ‘EGGCITING’ last week at school... 🐰🐣🍫. The children have had an exciting week estimating ‘how many eggs’ were in the bowl, creating their own Easter cross and designing their own Easter chick. We had an Easter bonnet parade and an Easter egg hunt in the garden. Wishing you all a Happy and Holy Easter. 🙏🏻🐣

In Reception this week, we have been busy finding out about the word ‘symmetry’. The children used language to describe it as ‘matching’, ‘the same on both sides’, ‘equal’ and we learnt a new word ‘identical’. The children have used their interest in eggs to create a symmetrical pattern. 🐣

Today we dressed in a 🌈 of colours to raise awareness of Autism. The children were every colour of the spectrum. We talked about our differences and similarities. We learnt that there’s only one of us, we are unique. It’s good to be different! 🌈

A wonderful week of learning, initiated by the children after learning about life cycles. We planned a week of investigating eggs! Which has lead us to DINO LAND and everything asarus! The children have measured dinosaurs, created a dinosaur, made up their own dinosaur adventures, moved liked a dinosaur in music and movement and been archiologists looking at dinosaur bones! I wonder what will happen next week? 🦕🦖

We celebrated St David’s Day dressed in yellow and also supported a chosen charity for Liver Disease. The children donated £1 and had a go on the yellow themed tombola. We had great fun choosing a ticket and winning a prize.

Dough Disco is going well in Reception... we love taking our fingers to the dance floor. After attending training on how to accelerate children’s writing we introduced dough disco to our daily routine. We are seeing the results in the way children are controlling their pencils, making marks and forming letters. The children look forward to finding out what the anthem will be for the day! 🕺🏻💃🏽

The children were set a homework task last week to follow a set of instructions. In class we were writing instructions to make pancakes ready for Shrove Tuesday. The children made cakes, paper aeroplanes and made their own pancakes at home. Well done to our fantastic supporting parents.

Olaf has been helping us to use ‘positional language’. Where is Olaf... the children have had to use their language to describe where Olaf is! We then played a game with our partners, following the instruction the children had to stand in the correct position. We had lots of fun!

A busy week at school learning about the weather... the children have been creating their own weather map and labelling it. We have been learning all about capital letters and their names, forming capital letters and putting the alphabet in the correct order. Following children’s interests, the children have been creating using an independent learning space. They are able to self access, select their own resources, use tools for a purpose and create!

The children at St Anne’s have been involved in a day of art using images of St Anne. In Reception we started our day with a collective worship all about St Anne and then helped each other to produce a fabulous piece of art. Our art work all about St Anne and our school will be displayed in St Anne’s Church for all to see. Here’s a sneak preview...

2019: Balance Bike Training The children in Reception had a fantastic opportunity last week. We had balance bike training. Lots of children were speedy and Raj the trainer was impressed with our outstanding behaviour and biking skills 👍🏻

We have been involved in the ‘Reverse Advent Calander’ as part of our Mac Experience. We have been donating towards the local ‘Food Bank’, giving to others. In Reception we had to collect the food from the other classes and put it together at the collection point in the hall. We also decided to have a ‘random act of kindness’ Christmas tree this year. We all had an act of kindness to carry out during Advent.

Advent: We are busy preparing in Reception for the birth of a very special baby. The children have made their own advent wreath and we have been opening our chocolate Advent calanders too.

This week in Reception we have used the outside learning environment to learn all about a famous artist and sculpture. Andy Goldsworthy only uses natural resources to create his fantastic sculptures. The children have been creating their own sculptures, wrapping sticks for fine motor development, leaf rubbing, making clay hedgehogs and playing leaf angels. We have worked collaboratively with our Nursery children and have all enjoyed being outside.

Our First Parent Project was a huge success. During half term our families in Reception have been creating their own Scarecrows linked to the story ‘The Scarecrows Wedding’. The children were delighted to see everyone’s fantastic efforts today.

Thank you to everyone who has made a scarecrow so far. 


This half term we will be learning about the job of a scarecrow, harvest,

autumn, Diwali, fireworks, pattern, vegetable soup, numbers 1-20 and learning new sounds.


We always have fun times in Reception!

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