The Great Reception Robbery

You may or may not be aware but on Monday 8th January the was a robbery in Reception. A masked robber snuck into both classrooms and took Geraldine the Giraffe  and Hippo!

The children helped the Police look for clues. Some of the things we found were:

– green slimy handprints on our furniture

– big footprints on the carpet

– a ransom letter
We have been so busy this week making wanted to posters to try and catch the robber.

We want Geraldine and Hippo back!




Gingerbread Houses

“This is chocolate!” gasped Hansel as he broke a lump of plaster from the wall. 

“And this is icing!” exclaimed Gretel, putting another piece of wall in her mouth. Starving but delighted, the children began to eat pieces of candy broken off the cottage. 
 “Isn’t this delicious?” said Gretel, with her mouth full. She had never tasted anything so nice.

– Hansel and Gretel

During golden time, class 1 and 2 made their very own gingerbread houses…

Then broke them…

And ate them!

So, whats your favourite sweet treat?

(please comment below)

A week in Reception

Our new Learning Challenge is Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, so Reception this week has been all things SPACE!

We have;

  • read the story How to Catch a Star
  • learnt about the planets.
  • sang the solar system song (youtube).
  • made rockets in the creative area.
  • created alien friends in the play dough area.
  • turned our home corner into a space station.

And lots more!

Don’t forget our personal firework display – shout out to Mr Bates!

Remember remember the 5th of November!

In the spirit of Halloween and Bonfire Night, lots of the activities in Reception have been based around these themes.

We have been;

  • designing pumpkins
  • dressing up in Halloween costumes
  • playing ‘trick or treat’
  • apple bobbing
  • playing bonfire BINGO
  • learning bonfire safety
  • making our bodies move like fireworks

AND our Golden Time treat was making chocolate sparklers!

Have a look at this video, and see for yourself some of the fun things we have been up to.

If you are going to a firework display this weekend, have lots of fun and stay safe! 

(We would also love to see some pictures)

Have a good weekend, see you on Monday!