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Kingstone & Thruxton Primary School

Kingstone & Thruxton Primary School

Reception Class

Welcome to the Reception Class blog!

Miss Nicholas - Reception Class Teacher

Hello everyone!

Whilst we aren't at school, I thought that it would be a lovely idea to share some of the exciting things that you have all been getting up to. I will share some of your photos to give you some inspiration, and also so you can see some friendly faces that you may be missing! 

It makes my day when you send me photos so please keep them coming! I am missing you all and hope to see you back in school soon!

Miss Nicholas.

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This half-term, I (Miss Nicholas) have made the most of the lovely weather and have been going on lots of walks with Dexter and Daisy my dogs. My Tortoise, Mr. T, has been enjoying the sunshine in the garden too! I've also been busy making playdough for school. I hope you've all had a fantastic break!

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Week Commencing 18/05/20

STAR OF THE WEEK

22/05/20 - This week's Star of the Week is: STANLEY.

I have chosen Stanley this week because he has shown such kindness towards his friends every time I have seen him. What a great friend, Stanley!

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Jacob made a poster for his local postman. It looks like hes very happy to receive it. What a lovely way to put a smile on his face!

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Angel has been practising our number 15 and counted out 15 daisies.

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Ada made a paper boat and tested it to see if it would float on water... and it did!

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Tommy has also been creative with his counting. He wrote numbers on paper and put the correct number of cars on the paper.

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Henry has enjoyed our maths cup game this week. Who else has played?

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Angel is missing some of her friends so decided to write a message to one of them which I then emailed over. Natalya then sent a video message back! What a lovely way to keep in touch!

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Jacob has been so busy this week! He has made his own granola and played one of the fun maths games from the workpack using numbered cups. Great work!

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Float and sink experiment

Lots of you have been getting involved in our float and sink experiment this week. Here are some photos from Aime, George, Elis, Jacob, Tommy and James.

Did anyone else have a go? Which objects float? Which objects sink?

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George has also made a boat out of a bottle. It didn't even sink when water got in it!

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Aimee has been busy with activities from our workpack this week. She made a boat and tested it to see if it would float. It did infact float... even with a my little pony inside too!

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Elis has collected a variety of leaves and flowers and is going to make a flower press. I can't wait to see the end result.

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Week Commencing 11/05/20

STAR OF THE WEEK

15/05/20 - This week's star of the week goes to: AIMEE.

I was so impressed with the effort she put in for VE Day last week and Aimee is someone that I could give Star of the week to any week!

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Reception Team Challenge

I am completely over-whemled by the effort that so many of you have put into our Reception Team Challenge! The instruments ranged from shakers, to rain makers, to guitars, to tambourines, to windpipes.. such creativity! WELL DONE EVERYBODY!

 

 

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Daisy has been busy writing letters and posting them. What a lovely way to make people smile, Daisy!

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Aimee has been working hard on her English work. She drew a picture of a police car and wrote about it. Fantastic writing, Aimee!

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Ada and her brother, Seth, have been busy making dinner for their grown-ups. They did some cooking and prepared the table. It's looking great! 

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WOW - is all I can say about Jacob's Fire Engine! Jacob and his mummy must have spent a long time making this, and it looks like it was worth the effort! It looks like such good fun!

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Elis has been doing some fantastic number work. He has been using different techniques to count out different numbers. Looking good, Elis!

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Maiya has been missing school but that's not stopped her from completing lots of her work pack at home. You're doing a great job, Maiya. I'm sure we'll be back together soon!

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Jacob found some beautiful birds on his walk... does anyone know what they are?

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RECEPTION TEAM CHALLENGE

Well done to those of you that have made a musical instrument and sent me a photo this week. The instruments I have see so far look great... but I would love to see more! You still have time to make one and send me a photo. The deadline is this Friday 15th May. Watch this blog over next weekend to see the collage of all of the brilliant designs!

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Week Commencing 04/05/20 

I (Miss Nicholas) found a new footpath with my dogs this week. We made some very curious new friends....

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VE day celebrates the end of World War 2. Here are some of the ways that Jacob, Aimee and Henry celebrated!

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The Gruffalo... (I mean Henry!) received his Star of the Week certificate today. You look very proud of yourself, well done!

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STAR OF THE WEEK

08/05/20 - This week's star of the week goes to: HENRY.

Henry has really impressed me with his spelling this week. He used his flashcards to make some real and alien words. Well deserved!

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Daisy has done a great job of recognising numbers and counting.

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Elis has been carrying out the practical maths activity ideas from the work packs. What great ways to practise counting and recognising numbers!

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I have been sent some really lovely drawings and paintings of vehicles. There is some great labelling work being shown too!

Here we have Aimee's, Tommy's and Henry's work.

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Jacob has been super busy! He's played some maths games, practised some writing and even posted a letter to a friend. Has anyone else posted a letter to one of their friends or someone in their family?

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George has been completing his maths work this week. He was so keen to practise his counting that his grown-ups printed him some extra sheets. You look like you're concentrating hard, George!

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Esme has also written a letter to say thank you. She decided to send one to the nurses to say thank you for all their help. Great work, Esme!

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Aimee has completed her English work and has written a lovely letter to say thank you to the hospital staff. What lovely writing, Aimee! I'm sure that made their day!

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Week Commencing 27/04/20

Jacob was very proud of getting Star of the Week this week! A lovely photo - keep it up, Jacob!

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STAR OF THE WEEK

01/05/20- This weeks star of the week is: JACOB.

I have chosen Jacob this week because he has been working really hard with his work pack with his mum. He has been showing a fabulous attitude and is producing lots of great work. Well done, Jacob!

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Daisy has also written a letter to a friend. Daisy decided to write a letter to Aimee! I love seeing your lovely messages to eachother!

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Henry has been using his phonics flashcards to make and read some real words and some alien words. Can you read the words that Henry has made? Is it real? Or is it pretend?

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Our topic this half term is 'Under and Over.' Part of our topic is learning about vehicles and travelling. Elis has made 2 models. One small vehicle made out of lego, and one big vehicle made out of a cardboard box!

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Angel has been using the online resources in her work pack to practise her phonics. Great work, keep it up!

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Aimee hasn't let the wet weather dampen her mood. She has been out on her daily walk and found a little snail enjoying the rain! Has anyone else seen any exciting wildlife whilst out on their walks?

Aimee has also been missing her friends. She has written a letter to Maiya for me to put on the blog for her to see. What lovely writing, Aimee! Has anyone else written a lovely letter to a friend?

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Week Commencing 20/04/20

Daisy received her Star of the Week certificate in the post. She was very proud and sent in a picture. It was well deserved, well done Daisy!

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Layla-Rose collected some natural objects and made a picture of herself. How creative, Layla-Rose! 

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Jacob made a poster for the bin men and they put it up in their lorry window for everyone to see. I bet that brightened up their day and put a smile on their faces!

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Angel has started learning about our number of the week - number 12! Who else can recognise the number 12? Count out 12 objects? Add up to 12?

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Aimee has been missing school so she has been playing teachers. Aimee is Miss Nicholas and the teddies are the children. I bet you're a fabulous teacher, Aimee!

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STAR OF THE WEEK

24/04/20 - This week's Star of the Week goes to: DAISY.

It was a really tricky decision as lots of you are doing some fantastic work and sending me all of your brilliant photos... but I chose Daisy for her amazing maths skills that she remembered from school and impressed her mummy with. Well done, Daisy. Your certificate should arrive in the post soon.

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Lots of you have created your posters for our lost penguins this week! Here are: Tommy's, Aimee's, Henry's and Jacob's. Great work everyone!

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Henry has also been making lots of noise to support the NHS. He's also made home-made pizzas with his sister. Wow - they look so tasty!

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Tommy has been making lots of noise every Thursday at 8pm to show his support for the NHS. That looks loud, Tommy!

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It's great to see that looking at the class blog has given Jacob some counting ideas! After seeing Henry count out and order his cars, Jacob thought it was a fantastic idea and wanted to do it himself. He even did it up to the number of the week - number 11!

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You might have heard about Captain Tom on the tv or the radio as he has been raising money for the NHS by walking 100 lengths of his garden before his 100th birthday. As his birthday was coming up, Aimee decided to make and send him a special birthday card that I'm sure he will never forget! What a thoughtful idea, Aimee!

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George has been doing lots of different maths activities this week to help him learn the numbers 11, 12 and even looked at the number 13! He has been using stones to help him count. What other interesting things have you all been counting?

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Week Commencing 13/04/20

I just thought I'd share this photo that I came across of our trip to Abergavenny Castle. I hope this picture makes you smile as much as it made me!

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Joel has been practising his baking skills and has made some tasty-looking treats! I can't wait to try some of your goodies when we are back in school, Joel!

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James has made a lost poster for the penguin as part of his English work. I absolutely love the detail in your drawing James, and your writing is super neat! If anyone else has designed their lost poster, feel free to send them my way!

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Ada and her brother Seth made their very own Easter tree. What a creative idea - it looks beautiful!

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I (Miss Nicholas) have been enjoying the lovely weather over Easter and have been using my daily exercise to walk my dogs. As you can see, they love to have a run around! You have also all inspired me to do some baking of my own, and I made shortbread biscuits. They were very tasty!

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Teddy looks so grown-up doing some extra jobs to help around the house. He has helped to paint and to wash up. What a great helper you are Teddy!

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Aimee has really got into the Easter spirit! She decorated her house with Easter bunting and even got her face painted like the Easter Bunny! Has anybody else done any exciting Easter activities?

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Daisy has been very busy at home and has been enjoying spending time with her mum, dad and brother! They have made Easter nests, been keeping active by joining in with Joe Wicks, have been bug hunting, and have even planted some seeds. 

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Elis has also played his part in supporting the NHS by making a poster to go in his window. What great work, Elis! 

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Harry has been baking (and eating!) chocolate cake whilst he's been at home. Wow Harry, I hope it tasted as good as it looks!

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Joel has drawn some animals that live in the Arctic... can you guess what animals he has drawn?

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Week Commencing 06/04/20

Just a little message from me (Miss Nicholas) to say how much I miss you all! You're all doing amazingly and I can't wait until we're all back in school again!

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Well done to Jacob for cheering for the NHS and making a fantastic poster to encourage others to cheer for them too! He has also made a salt-dough handprint so he can remember this very special time at home. I love it, Jacob!

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Esme has been making the most of Spring this week and has created a beautiful flower finger painting. She has also been learning all about chicks in preparation for Easter and has made a lovely fact file. 

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Ada has sent in her fantastic drawings this week. She has completed her English work and drawn a picture of a rainbow which is really relevant right now. You're doing so well, Ada!

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Can you remember the beans we planted for our 'Jack and the Beanstalk' focus? Well, we planted them outside today whilst the sun was shining! We emptied a flowerbed to give us room, dug up the roots, turned the soil, and planted the beans. Fingers crossed they grow big and strong!

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Angel has been practising her letter formation whilst she has been at home. Brilliant work, Angel!

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All 5 chrysilis' in our class hatched into beautiful Painted Lady butterflies last week. We waited until it was sunny outside and let them free. They were a little wobbly at first but then enjoyed flying about in the breeze and sitting on the flowers. Have you spotted any butterflies yet?

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Week Commencing 30/03/20

It is great to see lots of children using the links on the home learning packs to practise their phonics. George is playing 'Buried Treasure' on Phonics Play, and Tommy is watching a RWI speed sounds lesson from the RWI website. Practise makes perfect - fantastic job, boys!

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Henry has had a great idea to practise his counting to 10. He has put his number flashcards in order and counted out the correct amount of cars for each number - very creative, Henry! Which number has the most cars? Which number has the least cars? How do you know?

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James has been using his phonics sound cards to practise his blending. Can you spot any words that he has made?

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George has really impressed me with his lovely neat handwriting. He got Star of the Week recently for learning to write his name and you can clearly see why - keep up the good work, George!

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Jacob has been extremely busy these past two weeks and he looks like he's been having lots of fun! He has been baking, gone on a mini-beast hunt, and has been doing some fabulous painting!

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Layla-Rose has sent in some photos this week of her completing her English work in her home learning pack - what lovely writing, Layla-Rose!

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I have been so pleased to see how busy Teddy has been... from going on nature walks, making forts, and completing some of his home learning pack. Well done, Teddy! 

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Week Commencing 23/03/20

Thank you so much to Henry for sending me some lovely photos this week. Henry has been super busy completing some of the free choice activity pack ideas and has been making the most of the fabulous weather! Who else has been out in the sunshine?

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In school, we spent lots of time practising our number bonds to 10. Esme has been busy showing her grown-ups these skills. What a fantastic job - keep it up, Esme! 

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Aimee sent me a photo of her and her sister's drawing of a story. What great teamwork! Can you tell which story it is?!

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I (Miss Nicholas) have been enjoying taking my dogs for a walk every day. I have been looking for signs of Spring and came across a beautiful blossom tree! Have any of you been on your Spring scavenger hunt? What did you find?

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Please keep sending me your photos and checking here for updates. I will upload new photos every week for you all to enjoy!