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Kidgate Primary Academy

‘Shaping Lives, Building Futures’

‘Shaping Lives, Building Futures’


Welcome to Reception...

We are the youngest children at Kidgate and we all work together in Foundation Stage with

Mrs Maltman, Miss Skipworth, Miss Hallion, Miss Mee and Mrs Hollidge.


Keep visiting this page to see how we learn and the exciting new things we will be discovering!


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Some more fantastic home learning from this week...
As part of our 'Down on the Farm' project, we made butter in the Pumpkin Pantry with Miss Mee. We used cream, a marble and a container with a lid and we had to shake, shake, shake the container! We watched as it turned from a liquid to a solid. We then enjoyed it on some bread for snack... yum yum!
EYFS Newsletter Spring Term 2
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We have loved learning about owls this week! 'Owl Babies' by Martin Waddell is our core text. Look how busy we have been...
On the 12th February we talked about how and why some people in our country, and around the world, choose to celebrate Chinese New Year. We had a great time at school and at home.
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We did a Big Bird Watch at school. We saw lots of birds, but they were all quite far away. After a good discussion, we decided that birds would come closer to our playground if there was some food for them. Some of the children then made designs of bird feeders and where they could go on our playground. We can't wait to get started with our plans...
Home learning this week: It's not a stick it's a.....
Using the part-whole model to explore addition at home...
Some children have created their own Stickman!
Helping our insect friends....
Making numbers with sticks....
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We have been very busy at home this week...
And at school too...
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Some fantastic examples of this week's learning:

We made some open sandwiches in the Pumpkin Pantry with Miss Mee. They are in the design of nocturnal animals. Yum yum....

We have produced some large-scale art work in the style of Vincent Van Gogh. We were inspired by his painting ‘Starry Night’.

Some more wonderful home learning...

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Some wonderful examples of this week's learning....

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Some of our fantastic learning from this week....

Useful resources for home learning:
Some extra challenges to do at home:

Can you keep a daily diary?

Can you work with a grown up to make a cake or biscuit? 

Can you complete a jigsaw?

How many different numbers can you spot around the house?

How many different 2D and 3D shapes can you spot around the house?

Can you practise correct letter formation?  (see Read, Write, Inc sound mats above)

Can you practise correct numeral formation? (See number formation rhymes above)

Have you got any playdough? Youtube ‘dough disco’

Can you share a picture book?

Can you play a game on Phonics Play?

Can you hold a sentence or spell a word from your Read, Write, Inc ebook?

How many red words can you spell correctly?

Can you play a maths game?

Can you learn all of your set 2  sounds?

Can you spot the sounds in your ebook?

Can you play a board game?

Can you draw a picture and write about it?

Can you colour a picture?

How many times can you write your full name with all of the letters spelt correctly?

Can you spot signs of winter and changes in the weather each day?

Can you continue a rhyming string? 

Mathematics in the Early Years at Kidgate

Throughout the month of December, Kidgate EYFS will be doing the Advent Acts of Kindness. Our first day meant preparing a treat for the wildlife. We can't wait to find out how else we will spread kindness this month!

Our amazing artwork in the style of the sculptor, Andy Goldsworthy! We are very proud of our masterpieces...

We Will Remember Them, Kidgate EYFS, 2020. The children have worked so hard making poppies by jump printing, scissor skills, loose parts and baking poppy biscuits!

We have been learning about why some people choose to remember on November 5th. We made some fantastic loose parts fireworks and some delicious apple pops! As we have been talking about all things orange (bonfires and pumpkins) we decided to do some colour mixing to make the colour orange. So much fun!

Autumn 2 Newsletter - Whizz, Bang, Sparkle!

Whizz, Bang, Sparkle! Topic Web

We have been busy learning all about why some people choose to remember on November 5th. This week we have created some fantastic 'Whizz, Bang, Sparkle' firework displays using loose parts!

Colour mixing fun! As we have been talking this week about all things orange, including pumpkins and bonfires, we thought we would explore and investigate how to make the colour orange ourselves!

October Half Term home learning fun...

EYFS Harvest Week 2020

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'Posh Pumpkin' inspiration ready for our Pumpkin Parade next term! We can't wait to see your creations.....

One of the core texts we have enjoyed this term has been 'The Scarecrow's Wedding' by Julia Donaldson. We have been busy re-telling the story and crafting our own scarecrows using different materials!

We love to keep active in our outdoor area. Look at all the fun we have climbing, balancing, exploring, tipping, pouring and planting!

As part of our 'Marvellous Me' project we looked at our features and what make us unique. We all enjoyed painting some fabulous self portraits, which we have displayed on our 'We Belong' wall in the classroom.


Here is a link to a page with helpful videos to support your child’s learning. It contains a video to help with the pronunciation of the pure sounds, top tips video and how to blend. We hope you find them helpful.


Small Talk Website

The site is designed to help you develop the confidence and skills you need to boost your child’s language skills at home.




Here are some helpful videos to support your child on their maths journey.


Here is a website with many games to support your child’s learning


More maths videos to support counting