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!

Keep your eyes peeled on this page for photographs of activities and exciting things that we have been up to, including visits from our Class Governors – Mr Mark Lewis (Bluebirds) and Mrs Barbara Burke (Robins).

Remember… if you ‘like’ Tranmere Park Primary School on Facebook or ‘follow’ us on Twitter (@tranmerepark) you will never miss an update!

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 Spring 2 – Topic Homework and Knowledge Organisers

Our new exciting topic for this half term is ‘Changes!’ Please find the links below for our homework grid and the knowledge organisers for this half term. This half term’s Topic Homework – Click the title for more. This half term’s Knowledge Organiser for Topic – Click the title for more. This half term’s Knowledge …

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Latest class news – Click the title for more.

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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Remembrance Day

This week we have been learning about Remembrance Day.  At the beginning of the week we looked at different artefacts related to the war along with  how soldiers lived in the trenches and received medals for their bravery. We then had a go at drawing the different objects.  

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Bluebirds are back with a BANG!

This week the children started our new topic of ‘Celebrations’.  For our entry point, we decided to make rockets and make them explode in the playground, as we remembered our experiences from Bonfire Night this year.  The children were so excited when they popped and went higher than the roof of the school!  We were …

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EYFS First Class Newspaper Article

We have had notification that the ‘First Class’ supplement (with the photographs of our two new classes) will be in this week’s newspaper on Thursday 8th November.  The two newspapers are the Ilkley Gazette and the Wharfedale Observer – please look out for your lovely children.

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EYFS Parents – Save the Date!

Due to the success of our last workshop, we are now holding a ‘Physical Development and Writing’ workshop that is taking place on Wednesday 14th November, starting at 9.10am (straight after the children have been registered).  This was voted as the most popular time by a huge margin. The workshop will be followed by a …

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Enjoy!!!!

Well were has that first term gone.  The children have had a great term exploring their new environment and making lots of friends.  They have experienced playing in the home corner, reading books in our reading area, experimenting with the water outside and even admiring themselves in our dressing up clothes. This week the children …

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Yummy Biscuits

Today Robins have made some yummy face biscuits.  We looked closely at our own faces and talked about all the different features.  We had to select different types of sweets to decorator our faces and choose appropriate colours.  

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Bluebirds’ Biscuit Creations!

As part of our topic about ‘Ourselves’ the children designed and made their own face biscuits today.  They had to think carefully about which coloured sweets to put on to match their facial features and also where on their faces each part should go.  It was great to see super spreading skills with the icing …

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Senses – Taste

This week in topic we have been learning about our five senses.  We tasted lots of different foods to see if we thought they would be salty, bitter, sweet or sour.   We have also used our sense of touch to describe different objects and learnt words like hard, soft, cold and prickly to describe how …

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Writing

This week we have been learning to recognise and write our names. We learnt that our name starts with a capital letter and we write all the other letters in lower case.  We then had to find the correct letters and match them to our name cards. It has been tricky, but we have worked …

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Bluebirds and Beebots!

This week Bluebirds have been experimenting with our lovely Beebot friends.  They are little robots (in the shape of bees) who can move forwards, backwards and turn after being programmed.  Bluebirds loved getting the Beebots to their new houses on the mats and also racing them.  It was lovely to hear the children using super …

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Jolly Phonics Songs – P, I and N

Bluebirds and Robins have been learning the phonemes p, i and n.  We have enjoyed doing the ‘Jolly Phonics’ actions and singing the songs.  Please find a link below so that you can have a go at home too!  The song is slow to begin with, but then speeds up the second time. Link for …

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PE

Robins were very excited this morning when they heard they were going to do PE. The children tried really hard to get themselves changed and looked very smart in their new kit.  We talked about how our bodies change when we do exercise, the importance of why we need to keep fit and played some …

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Autumn 2

We have continued our theme this week through the interest of the children.  After our Autumn  treasure hunt last week, we decided to make our own autumn pictures and have some fun in the leaves.  We talked about what colours we saw and then decided which coloured paint we would need to mix to make …

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Our Bodies

As part of our topic work we have learnt about different parts of the body.  We had to find the correct labels and match it to the correct part of the body.  We had a go at hearing the first sounds in the words we read.  Our challenge was to see if we could write …

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Number Time

This week we have been investigating Numicon.  We had to count how many holes each piece had so we could put them into the right order.  Then we had a go at putting the correct amount of objects in each hole and matched the correct numeral to the objects.  Our challenge was to see if …

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Bluebirds’ Amazing Numicon Skills

This week Bluebirds have been learning to recognise the numicon (not unicorn!) tiles.  We discovered the GIANT numicon pieces outside and the children had a great time seeing if they could create a number line in the correct order.  I was so impressed!      

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Jolly Phonics Songs – S, A and T

Bluebirds and Robins have been learning the phonemes s, a and t.  We have enjoyed doing the ‘Jolly Phonics’ actions and singing the songs.  Please find a link below so that you can have a go at home too!  The song is slow to begin with, but then speeds up the second time. Link for …

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Phonics – Pronunciation of Phonemes Video

Please find below a link to a video clip with the correct pronunciation of each phoneme.  As your child is taught each sound, please ensure that they are practising it with the correct pronunciation and that you are also modelling it correctly at home.  This will really help the children when it comes to blending. …

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Bluebirds’ First PE Lesson!

Yes, we did it!  Bluebirds had their first PE lesson – and were absolutely fantastic!  The children managed to get changed in record time and we did a range of activities to introduce many different skills.  Miss Marsden promised that if the children behaved really well, that she would do a funny photo at the …

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A Wonderful Reading Workshop!

This morning we held a reading workshop for parents of children in Reception classes.  It was really lovely to talk to all parents about the best methods to help their child learn to read, give them ideas for fun games and activities and then have an opportunity for a stay and play session with the …

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Busy Bluebirds!

Well, what a start to the year!  Bluebirds have settled in brilliantly and have really impressed everyone with how well they have been making new friends and exploring both the classroom and outdoor area.  Here is just some of the fun we have been having over the last two weeks.

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Autumn Hunt

What a lovely sunny day, just right for an autumn adventure.  First we read the story of ‘Percy Park the Park Keeper’ and found out lots of things we already knew about autumn.  Then we went outside to look for all the different changes we could see within our environment.  As part of our challenge …

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Crazy Patterns

We have created some crazy patterns.  We used different colours and objects. We then tried to describe the patterns we had made.        

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Mixing Colours

We have been talking about what would happen when we mix different coloured paints together.  We used the large rollers to paint all the colours of the rainbow.  We found out if we used the primary colours red, blue and yellow they would make green, orange, purple  and brown.           

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Introducing our brand new Robins and Bluebirds!

All of our brand new Robins and Bluebirds have now started school.  We are so impressed with how grown up everybody is and how smart everyone looks in their new uniforms.  Take a look below to see all of the fun the children had on their very first day!  There will be a lot more …

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Welcome to the new academic year!

A big welcome to all of our families, both old and new, for the new academic year. We hope you have all had an enjoyable summer and that the children are rested and ready for another action-packed year. Your child’s class pages will be updated over this week and each phase will publish the usual …

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