Reception

Welcome to Reception!

On our new-look page, you will find all of our news and homework organised by type on a handy one-stop page!

Adults in Reception
Miss Marsden (Bluebirds Class teacher)
Miss Beestin (Robins Class teacher)
Mrs Marriott
Mrs Papworth
Mrs Slassor

EYFS Phase governor: Mrs Alison Hodgson

Keep your eyes peeled on this page for photographs of activities and exciting things that we have been up to, including visits from our phase Governor.

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Click the link  below for a typical ‘day in the life’ of a Reception Child.

Reception, A Day in the life!

Please find below a link to your child’s class information booklet.  This has all of the useful information that you need to know about what happens on a regular basis in your child’s class.

Click for the Robins booklet here

Click for the Bluebirds booklet here

Thank you – Miss Marsden and Miss Beestin

This half term’s Homework and Knowledge Organisers.

EYFS Homework Grid and Knowledge Organisers – Autumn 2

Hello everyone – welcome back!  We hope you had a lovely half term break and are now well rested. Please find below the links for the topic homework grid and knowledge organisers for topic, maths and English.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact a member of EYFS staff. Click here …

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Latest class news – Click the title for more.

Reception Entry Point – Celebrations Topic

Today we had so much fun completing our entry point for our new topic of ‘Celebrations,’ which got us really in the mood for learning all about different ways we celebrate.  The children all completed four tasks.  First we created yummy bread stick sparklers with icing and sprinkles.  Next we made some fireworks in a …

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EYFS Chatterbox Exit Point

This week the children have been so excited to reveal to their friends what was inside their ‘Chatterbox’ which they made with parents at our phonics workshop the previous week.  This was done as part of our exit point to our topic ‘Ourselves’ which resulted in the class knowing even more about their lovely new …

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Ourselves

As part of our learning this term we have talked a lot about ourselves.  We have used different types of media to create pictures and even created chatterboxes with our parents. This week we have brought them back to school filled with things that are special to us and shared these with our friends.   …

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Reception’s First Muddy Puddle Day

Yesterday was the first of Reception’s ‘Muddy Puddle’ days this year.  We had a fantastic time with four different activities including acting out the story of The Three Little Pigs, painting with bricks to make houses, building a den and making a wall using shaving foam as the cement!  Take a look at our lovely …

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Shapes all around!

In maths we have looked at shapes in our environment.  We have used different areas of provision to talk about and name all the different shapes we know.  

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Scissor Control

This week we have been very clever at showing off our super scissor skills.  We had to cut along the dots and we talked about how to use the scissors safely.      

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All Smiles At Lunchtime For Bluebirds!

It’s yum yum lunch time!  Bluebirds are really enjoying their lunches and showing us their great table manners.  It is also great to see such healthy choices being made.  Well done everyone!

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Bluebirds Are As Fit As Fiddles!

Yesterday Bluebirds had their first PE lesson.  The children impressed Miss Marsden with how quickly and independently they managed to get changed – then we had lots of fun using the soft play equipment.  We learned about moving over, under, through and around equipment sensibly and safely… it was fantastic fun!  Can you spot a …

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PE

We have tried out our soft play equipment this morning.  We talked about how to stay safe whilst looking for different spaces to move into. The children showed their skills at rolling, jumping, sliding and travelling under and the equipment.      

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Computing

Today we have visited the computer room. We talked about the different parts of the computer.  We had fun learning how to find different programmes too.   .

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Robins and Bluebirds Liberty Arts Workshop

Today the children took part in a free workshop by Liberty Arts Yorkshire.  Hannah and Louise from the company came in and delivered three exciting, fun filled sessions to the children.  They focused on our current topic theme of ‘Ourselves’ and explored emotions, likes and dislikes.  The children had a fantastic time and loved getting …

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Investigating our new environment!

We have had great fun playing with and investigating all the new toys in our classroom.  We have made lots of new friends and are starting to get used to being at school all day!  

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Bluebirds Have a Blast!

Well done to Bluebirds on completing their first full week at school!  We hope that the children have been telling you what they have been up to, but just in case they haven’t, here are a few photos so that you can see their lovely activities.  Have a lovely and restful weekend, we know that …

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Brilliant Bluebirds!

Today the second half of our brand new Bluebirds started school.  We had so much fun and it was so lovely to see the children helping each other and already getting creative!  Please look below for photographs of our wonderful first day.

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Brand New Bluebirds!

Today was the first day for half of our brand new Bluebirds.  They settled in so well and were so grown up on their first day.  Please look below for photographs of us enjoying the new classroom.  Welcome to Tranmere everybody!

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Welcome Back!

Welcome back! We hope that all of our families have had a wonderful Summer break. The children have come into school this morning looking extremely smart and have been excited to move into their new classes with their new teachers. The school has been a hub of activity with PE lessons, writing, maths and so …

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The Train Ride

In our English sessions we have been on a very long train ride.  We read the story of ‘The Train Ride’ and saw lots of interesting things on our way.  We acted out the story and then wrote our own wonderful stories.  

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Shapes all around

This week we have looked at 2-d and 3-d shapes.  We have talked about how many sides they have, played the Kim’s game, sorted them by the different number of sides they have and even made our own pictures.  Also whilst the sun was shinning we went to chalk and draw different shapes on the …

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Assembly Memories – Bluebirds

There were some very excited children this morning.  The children have worked hard all week putting their first ever assembly together.  All the children did an amazing job.  What super stars.  We are all so proud. Enjoy the memories!  

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Top Secret Visit from the Moon!

On Thursday last week, we had a top secret visit – so top secret we’re only now allowed to tell you – from the Moon and a meteorite! Colleagues from Bradford Grammar School had been entrusted by NASA to look after a sample of moon rock and a piece of meteorite from the Campo del …

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EYFS Yorkshire Wildlife Park Muddy Puddle Day

Yesterday we had a fabulous visit to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park.  We couldn’t believe our eyes when the giraffes started dancing, the grizzly bears began swimming and the polar bears were chasing each other around whilst playing with a ball!  We had our picnic next to ostriches, elands and zebras who were galloping past… what …

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Robins Story Time!

This week we have read the story of Norman The Slug With The Silly Shell.  The children have re-told and written their own story about Norman.  Their writing skills are amazing!  We hope you enjoy reading your child’s story tonight as you dip into their book bags.  

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Ned the Dog Visits EYFS

Today Bluebirds and Robins had a lovely visit from the children’s author Cathy Oakley Calvert and her collie dog Ned.  Cathy read the story to the children and Ned listened carefully whilst also entertaining the children with his cheeky sneezing, wagging and sniffing.  The children all listened carefully and answered questions about the story, then …

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Bluebirds Create Perfect Pet Palaces!

This week, Bluebirds have been learning all about pets and how to care for them.  In small groups, the children created homes for a variety of pets and had to really think carefully about what each pet may need.  We were so impressed with their designs and very specific engineering that went into making every …

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EYFS – Purchase of ‘Ned, Go To Bed’ Book.

Hello everyone, This is just a reminder that if you would like to purchase a signed copy of the story ‘Ned, Go To Bed’ then we will need the correct money (£8.99) into school in a named envelope by TOMORROW morning (Thursday 25th April).  Cathy Oakley Calvert, the author of the story, will be visiting …

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EYFS – Purchase of ‘Ned, Go To Bed’ Book

Hello everyone, This is just a reminder that if you would like to purchase a signed copy of the story ‘Ned, Go To Bed’ then we will need the correct money (£8.99) into school in a named envelope by the morning of Thursday 25th April, which is this week.  Cathy Oakley Calvert, the author of …

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Reception Entry Point Summer 1 – A Tiger Who Came to Tea!

What a lovely day for a tea party. Bluebirds and Robins have had a busy day celebrating their new topic all about animals. The children came in very excited after play as they began to write their party invitations. Everyone had their faces painted and started to roar!!!  We then read the story of The …

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Changes Exit Point for EYFS (With the Help of Woodpeckers and Wrens)

Today EYFS held our exit point for the topic of ‘Changes.’  We decided to invite our class buddies (Woodpeckers and Wrens) along too.  First we discussed all of the things we have learnt in our topic, then we completed a colour mixing task.  The children carefully predicted the colours that would be made and then …

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Judo for Robins!

This week the children took part in a Judo taster session.  We got to try on the ‘Judogis’ (Judo jackets) and had a fantastic time being taught by Balazs Csepes… our Judo mentor.  We had some fantastic fun and learnt lots of new skills but unfortunately the children will not be allowed to show you …

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Wrens and Robins reading buddies

On Monday afternoon, Wrens headed down to visit our buddies in Robins. We all had a fantastic time reading together and exploring the classroom.

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Judo for Bluebirds!

This morning the children took part in a Judo taster session.  We got to try on the ‘Judogis’ (Judo jackets) and had a fantastic time being taught by Balazs Csepes… our Judo mentor.  We had some fantastic fun and learnt lots of new skills but unfortunately the children will not be allowed to show you …

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EYFS – Muddy Puddle Day Spring 2

Today both Bluebirds and Robins had their ‘Muddy Puddle Day’ which was related to our topic of ‘Changes.’  We had lots of exciting activities to do – and thankfully the weather was very kind to us!  We planted some seeds and talked all about what plants need to grow.  We looked at the weather and …

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Bluebirds Celebrate World Book Day!

Yesterday we had such an amazing time celebrating World Book Day.  It was fantastic to see such wonderful costumes walking through the doors in the morning!  We had fun creating some super stories, writing about characters and making bookmarks.  We also enjoyed talking about our favourite stories too.  A huge thank you to all of …

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World Book Day

We have had a lovely day.  We enjoyed guessing the different characters that we had dressed up as and shared our favourite stories.  We then designed our own book marks, created funny book covers and wrote some stories, which we read at the end of the day.  Thank you for all your support in providing …

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Bluebirds and Robins Have a Flippin’ Good Time!

Today is Shrove Tuesday so we decided to make some scrummy pancakes!  The children helped to create the batter and watched how it changed colour and texture, then we talked about the changes that we could see when the pancake was cooking in the pan.  Everyone had a go at tossing a pancake in the …

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Money

We have made our own little garden centre this week in our maths area.  We have been looking at coins and adding different values to buy the items.  We also wrote how much each item cost. Have a go at looking a coins at home or spotting different prices in the supermarket.  You might even …

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Robins – Entry Point

To start our new topic on Changes we used our dressing up costumes to become a different character.  We talked about how we could become someone else and pretended to take on the role of that person.  Can you guess who we were?  

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Bluebirds Entry Point – All Change

Our new topic this half term is ‘Changes’ so we decided to play the game ‘All Change’ for our entry point.  This is where the children had to transform from one character into another using costumes.  Most of the girls would only be princesses and the boys wanted to be superheroes.  I asked if a …

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Up and Away Exit Point for Bluebirds and Robins

Today the children had their exit point for our topic of ‘Up and Away’.  Each child designed a magic carpet with a friend and decorated it.  We then went into the hall where we talked about where our magic carpet may take us, what we might see and which countries we may fly over.  We …

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Bluebirds Brave the Blizzard!

Bluebirds just couldn’t control their excitement about the snow today… so out we went!  We were the first children to go onto the Key Stage 2 playground so in the fresh snow we made some snow tracks, snow angels, snowmen (mini ones) and did some snowball target practice.  It was just what we needed after …

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Muddy Puddle Day for EYFS!

Today the children took part in another ‘Muddy Puddle’ day related to Space!  There were lots of fun tasks for the children to take part in, including creating a Space Station, marbling some planets with paint and creating space dens up on the banks.  There was some excellent moon walking and amazingly creative ideas from …

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EYFS – Let’s Go Fly a Kite!

Welcome back!  We have now started our new topic of ‘Up and Away’.  For our entry point the children had the opportunity to fly kites on the school field.  It was so lovely to see the children working together, having fun and getting lots of fresh air.  The children also learnt the ‘Let’s Go Fly …

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Buddies

This morning Robins invited their buddy class, Wrens to come and play.  We split each class into half and some children came to make Christmas baubles and joined in with all the festive cheer in Robins classroom.  The other half went up to Wrens to read stories to each other.  All the children had a …

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Brilliant Buddies for Bluebirds and Woodpeckers!

Today was the first meeting of class buddies between Bluebirds and Woodpeckers.  The children met up after lunch and got to know each other and then they took on the challenge of making a giant paper chain!  The paper chain reached from one side of the classroom to the other.  It was lovely to see …

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HO HO HO

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas with a little bit of glitter and magic from our elves…. we have created our own little winter wonderland.        

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A Wriggly Nativity for EYFS!

Today the children in Bluebirds and Robins put on another amazing Christmas nativity show!  They sang and danced their little hearts out and all staff couldn’t be any prouder of them.  Well done for practising your lines and songs at home and a big thank you to all parents for sending in parts for costumes.  …

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Muddy Puddle Time for Bluebirds and Robins!

This week was the first of our ‘Muddy Puddle’ days in EYFS.  Our focus this week was on birthdays, so we of course went outside to make mud-pie birthday cakes!  The children really enjoyed getting their hands dirty and some lovely crisp fresh air into their lungs. Once we returned to the classroom, we snuggled …

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Muddy Puddle Hats

After a wet and very muddy morning on Wednesday, we have all dried out!  During the morning we collected a selection of natural materials and came back to class to create our own birthday party hats.  Take a lot look to see how wonderful we look!  

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Salty Buns

In English this week we have learnt how to write  a list.  We followed the list of ingredients to make some beautiful birthday buns using salt dough.  

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Medals

Creating our own medals has been lots of fun today.  We talked about how we could make a repeating pattern using two different colours.  Then we wrote our own names and even had a go at writing the words ‘I am Brave’.  

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