Reception: Blog items

Scarecrows Wedding

Date: 9th Jun 2021 @ 4:58pm

On the last day of our summer 1 half term, the children were invited to our Scarecrow Wedding. The children and staff all got dressed up in their finest wedding clothes and had a wonderful day. We read the story of the Scarecrows Wedding and learnt about different weddings from other cultures. We baked wedding cakes which we all enjoyed eating together. We ended the day with a party, just like at a real wedding. The children and staff loved our special day.




Ansel Adams photography

Date: 25th May 2021 @ 1:25pm

In Reception, we have been looking at the photography of Ansel Adams who took photos of landscapes and the environment using black and white photography. We were inspired to use digital cameras to take some black and white photos of our environment in EYFS. You will see examples of our photos below.


Date: 16th May 2021 @ 8:49am

3 boxes appeared in our playground this week. We used them to do lots of imaginative play. Some children used them as big drums. Some used them as play houses, boats, castles and superhero headquarters.  Some were turned in to tents, postboxes and one child played peek a boo through the hole in the side. We had lots of fun with the boxes this week!

Physical development

Date: 7th May 2021 @ 4:10pm

In Reception, we have been improving our physical development by running, cycling, scooting, kicking, balancing and keeping fit. We love to play football and ride on the bikes and scooters. We have been learning to share and take turns with the equipment too. Some of the children have used the equipment to create their own games, like rolling the tires to each other.


Date: 26th Apr 2021 @ 8:12pm

In Reception we have been reading The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle.  We enjoyed finding out about how plants grow from a seed.  After reading it we planted our own plants and vegetables that we have been looking after by watering and weeding the soil around them - we can't wait to eat some of the vegetables when they are ready. We observed plants and painted our own daffodils looking closely at the colours and shapes. 


Maths with Parents Support Video

Date: 11th Feb 2021 @ 4:16pm

A huge "thank you" to all of the parents that joined us for our Mathematics Mastery Zoom meeting on Tuesday!

For those of you that missed it, were unable to attend or would like any further support with using Maths with Parents, please click this link to watch:

Your child's code is contained in the video. Alternatively, you can get this on our school Facebook page.

Thank you,

Mr Mynett


Reception Home Reading Book 29.1.21

Date: 29th Jan 2021 @ 9:46am

Please follow the link to access an online RWI book bag book. This is a book which your child can read using the RWI routines of 'Special Friend, Fred Talk, Read the word'. Please encourage your child to read this e-book with daily. The more they read the more the more they will become fluent and be able to read the words independently. The links will be updated each week. 'The more you read the more things you will know! The more you learn the more places you will go! Thank you :)

Education City

Date: 6th Jan 2021 @ 8:11pm

Education City Link  

(Or type Education City into Google)


Step 1: Log in as a student (you will need your username and password)

Step 2:  Select Subjects






Step 3: Choose a subject






Step 4: Choose the correct year group






Step 5: Click the Activities tab and choose an activity.


Bikes and scooters

Date: 24th Nov 2020 @ 2:51pm

Today we got the bikes and scooters out.  We had so much fun riding them around our outdoor area especially going down the hill where we went really fast!  Some of us were a bit wobbly to begin with so we had to work hard on our balance and make sure we looked where we were going so we did not crash into anyone!  


Date: 22nd Nov 2020 @ 2:09pm

For our Thrive session this week we focused on mirroring.  We sat opposite our friend and had to copy each others actions without using our words.  Eye contact and concentration were really important as we followed what our friend was doing.  This activity works on developing relationships with others in the class. 

There's a Monster in the Shed...

Date: 19th Nov 2020 @ 8:28am

A strange thing happened the other day. Reception were outside and we heard a noise from inside the shed.  We investigated and listened carefully and decided there must be a monster in the shed!  We planned and built a monster trap and we haven't heard a noise since.  We will keep checking though - just in case! 

Autumn 1

Date: 11th Nov 2020 @ 8:59pm

We have been very busy in Reception exploring our classroom and outdoor area.  

As part of our technology work we have been taking selfies using an ipad.  We had to hold the ipad, turn the camera to face us and press the correct button.  As well as all of this we had to make sure we showed our best smiles!  

We may have got wet but it was brilliant exploring capacity.  We looked at containers of different shapes and sizes, predicted which would hold the most water and investigated to see if we were right!

We have had such a lot of fun exploring our outdoor area.  We have used our imagination to turn the crates into a train and went on a journey to the beach, forest and lavender hills.  There have been many cakes baked and dinners cooked in the mud kitchen, we may get messy but we develop our motor skills, imagination and language at the same time.  We have been exploring the tubes rolling balls and cars and seeing how fast they go.

Look at how hard we have been concentrating to complete the jigsaw puzzles in the classroom.  We have worked together and looked carefully at the pieces to see where they go.  We have been very proud of ourselves when the puzzle is finished!

Butterfly Blog

Date: 29th Jun 2020 @ 10:13am

Butterfly Blog

 Mr Smith has been looking after the butterflies at home, please look at the imaged to see how we got on.  4 butterflies emerged in the end and spent a few days building their strength before being released. We tried lots of different fruit for them to eat. Their favourites were apple and watermelon.

Over the Easter weekend, it was time to release the butterflies. The weather was perfect for them, bright and sunny with no wind. One of them didn’t want to come out and Mr Smith had to help it on it’s way. Once it left the net, it sat on the wall and enjoyed the sun before flying away.

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Littlemoor Lane, Balby Doncaster DN4 0LL

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