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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 and Miss Mee.

 

 

 

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

 

We visited our local supermarket today! We went to the fruit and vegetable section, the deli, the butcher and the bakery and we found out that lots of the produce comes from farms near us. We chose some items to bring back to school to investigate more where they have come from....

We visited our local supermarket today! We went to the fruit and vegetable section, the deli, the butcher and the bakery and we found out that lots of the produce comes from farms near us. We chose some items to bring back to school to investigate more where they have come from.... 1
We visited our local supermarket today! We went to the fruit and vegetable section, the deli, the butcher and the bakery and we found out that lots of the produce comes from farms near us. We chose some items to bring back to school to investigate more where they have come from.... 2
We visited our local supermarket today! We went to the fruit and vegetable section, the deli, the butcher and the bakery and we found out that lots of the produce comes from farms near us. We chose some items to bring back to school to investigate more where they have come from.... 3
We visited our local supermarket today! We went to the fruit and vegetable section, the deli, the butcher and the bakery and we found out that lots of the produce comes from farms near us. We chose some items to bring back to school to investigate more where they have come from.... 4
We visited our local supermarket today! We went to the fruit and vegetable section, the deli, the butcher and the bakery and we found out that lots of the produce comes from farms near us. We chose some items to bring back to school to investigate more where they have come from.... 5

We had a great time making butter today! After learning about where cream comes from, we poured some into a jar, added the magic marble and then it was time to shake! The children worked in groups and took it in turns, waiting patiently for the cream to turn from a liquid to a solid. What delicious butter we made! We then enjoyed spreading and eating the butter on crackers... yum yum!

We had a great time making butter today! After learning about where cream comes from, we poured some into a jar, added the magic marble and then it was time to shake! The children worked in groups and took it in turns, waiting patiently for the cream to turn from a liquid to a solid. What delicious butter we made! We then enjoyed spreading and eating the butter on crackers... yum yum! 1
We had a great time making butter today! After learning about where cream comes from, we poured some into a jar, added the magic marble and then it was time to shake! The children worked in groups and took it in turns, waiting patiently for the cream to turn from a liquid to a solid. What delicious butter we made! We then enjoyed spreading and eating the butter on crackers... yum yum! 2
We had a great time making butter today! After learning about where cream comes from, we poured some into a jar, added the magic marble and then it was time to shake! The children worked in groups and took it in turns, waiting patiently for the cream to turn from a liquid to a solid. What delicious butter we made! We then enjoyed spreading and eating the butter on crackers... yum yum! 3
We had a great time making butter today! After learning about where cream comes from, we poured some into a jar, added the magic marble and then it was time to shake! The children worked in groups and took it in turns, waiting patiently for the cream to turn from a liquid to a solid. What delicious butter we made! We then enjoyed spreading and eating the butter on crackers... yum yum! 4

This week we talked about why some people choose to celebrate Shrove Tuesday and why many people choose to eat pancakes on this day! Our core text was 'Mr Wolf's Pancakes' and the children soon got to work making shopping lists for the pancake ingredients for the wolf. Miss Mee then demonstrated how to make pancakes and the children did a brilliant job of remembering all of the ingredients that we needed. Finally we had a pancake party and all got to choose our own delicious topping... yum yum!

This week we talked about why some people choose to celebrate Shrove Tuesday and why many people choose to eat pancakes on this day! Our core text was 'Mr Wolf's Pancakes' and the children soon got to work making shopping lists for the pancake ingredients for the wolf. Miss Mee then demonstrated how to make pancakes and the children did a brilliant job of remembering all of the ingredients that we needed. Finally we had a pancake party and all got to choose our own delicious topping... yum yum! 1
This week we talked about why some people choose to celebrate Shrove Tuesday and why many people choose to eat pancakes on this day! Our core text was 'Mr Wolf's Pancakes' and the children soon got to work making shopping lists for the pancake ingredients for the wolf. Miss Mee then demonstrated how to make pancakes and the children did a brilliant job of remembering all of the ingredients that we needed. Finally we had a pancake party and all got to choose our own delicious topping... yum yum! 2
This week we talked about why some people choose to celebrate Shrove Tuesday and why many people choose to eat pancakes on this day! Our core text was 'Mr Wolf's Pancakes' and the children soon got to work making shopping lists for the pancake ingredients for the wolf. Miss Mee then demonstrated how to make pancakes and the children did a brilliant job of remembering all of the ingredients that we needed. Finally we had a pancake party and all got to choose our own delicious topping... yum yum! 3
For Spring Term 2, we are going to be learning all about life Down on the Farm. We will be investigating where our food comes from,facts about farm animals and jobs that need to be done on the farm We can't wait to get busy learning!

To celebrate British Science Week 2020, we invited the parents in to help us explore and investigate. The children took part in two experiments both linking to the season of winter. They explored water turning to ice and made frosty slime, turning a liquid to a solid... we love getting in a mess!

To celebrate British Science Week 2020, we invited the parents in to help us explore and investigate. The children took part in two experiments both linking to the season of winter. They explored water turning to ice and made frosty slime, turning a liquid to a solid... we love getting in a mess! 1
To celebrate British Science Week 2020, we invited the parents in to help us explore and investigate. The children took part in two experiments both linking to the season of winter. They explored water turning to ice and made frosty slime, turning a liquid to a solid... we love getting in a mess! 2

Look at our beautiful pictures! We have carefully worked on observational chalk drawings of snowdrops. Lots of our children have been seeing snowdrops on their way to and from school

Look at our beautiful pictures! We have carefully worked on observational chalk drawings of snowdrops. Lots of our children have been seeing snowdrops on their way to and from school  1
Look at our beautiful pictures! We have carefully worked on observational chalk drawings of snowdrops. Lots of our children have been seeing snowdrops on their way to and from school  2
Look at our beautiful pictures! We have carefully worked on observational chalk drawings of snowdrops. Lots of our children have been seeing snowdrops on their way to and from school  3

We have been talking about why some people choose to celebrate Chinese New Year. We know that 2020 is the Year of the Rat. We enjoyed a special Chinese banquet and talked about ways that people choose to celebrate, learning some Chinese dancing and singing.

We have been talking about why some people choose to celebrate Chinese New Year. We know that 2020 is the Year of the Rat. We enjoyed a special Chinese banquet and talked about ways that people choose to celebrate, learning some Chinese dancing and singing. 1
We have been talking about why some people choose to celebrate Chinese New Year. We know that 2020 is the Year of the Rat. We enjoyed a special Chinese banquet and talked about ways that people choose to celebrate, learning some Chinese dancing and singing. 2

We had a special visit from Stacey and Emily the hedgehog and Stacey from Hedgehog Care. We learnt lots of fascinating facts and listened very carefully. It has inspired lots of writing and fine motor skills and the children are bursting with knowledge about these nocturnal creatures!

We had a special visit from Stacey and Emily the hedgehog and Stacey from Hedgehog Care. We learnt lots of fascinating facts and listened very carefully. It has inspired lots of writing and fine motor skills and the children are bursting with knowledge about these nocturnal creatures! 1
We had a special visit from Stacey and Emily the hedgehog and Stacey from Hedgehog Care. We learnt lots of fascinating facts and listened very carefully. It has inspired lots of writing and fine motor skills and the children are bursting with knowledge about these nocturnal creatures! 2
We had a special visit from Stacey and Emily the hedgehog and Stacey from Hedgehog Care. We learnt lots of fascinating facts and listened very carefully. It has inspired lots of writing and fine motor skills and the children are bursting with knowledge about these nocturnal creatures! 3
We had a special visit from Stacey and Emily the hedgehog and Stacey from Hedgehog Care. We learnt lots of fascinating facts and listened very carefully. It has inspired lots of writing and fine motor skills and the children are bursting with knowledge about these nocturnal creatures! 4
Our Spring term 1 project is 'While we are Sleeping'. We launched our project with a bedtime story session. The children came to school in their pyjamas, with their favourite book. Now we have enjoyed a bedtime story, it is time to find out what happens while we are sleeping. We will be learning about nocturnal and hibernating animals, winter time, and people that help us at night.

Read, Write, Inc. information workshop for parents.

EYFS were set a home challenge to visit their local Post Office in preparation for this weeks core text 'The Jolly Postman'. We can't wait to receive the children's post in school this week....

EYFS were set a home challenge to visit their local Post Office in preparation for this weeks core text 'The Jolly Postman'. We can't wait to receive the children's post in school this week.... 1

EYFS launched their new project this week. We enjoyed hot chocolate and marshmallows around the fire, warming our tummies and discussing light and dark and celebrations. What a lovely afternoon!

EYFS launched their new project this week. We enjoyed hot chocolate and marshmallows around the fire, warming our tummies and discussing light and dark and celebrations. What a lovely afternoon! 1
EYFS launched their new project this week. We enjoyed hot chocolate and marshmallows around the fire, warming our tummies and discussing light and dark and celebrations. What a lovely afternoon! 2
EYFS launched their new project this week. We enjoyed hot chocolate and marshmallows around the fire, warming our tummies and discussing light and dark and celebrations. What a lovely afternoon! 3

Pumpkin week in EYFS. Delicious pumpkin muffins made by the children, a pumpkin hunt around school and a special 'pumpkin' snack for October 31st!

Pumpkin week in EYFS. Delicious pumpkin muffins made by the children, a pumpkin hunt around school and a special 'pumpkin' snack for October 31st! 1
Pumpkin week in EYFS. Delicious pumpkin muffins made by the children, a pumpkin hunt around school and a special 'pumpkin' snack for October 31st! 2
Pumpkin week in EYFS. Delicious pumpkin muffins made by the children, a pumpkin hunt around school and a special 'pumpkin' snack for October 31st! 3
Pumpkin week in EYFS. Delicious pumpkin muffins made by the children, a pumpkin hunt around school and a special 'pumpkin' snack for October 31st! 4

This week we have been talking about why some people choose to celebrate Diwali; the Festival of Light. The children have enjoyed making their own Diva lamps using clay and lots of sparkles...

This week we have been talking about why some people choose to celebrate Diwali; the Festival of Light. The children have enjoyed making their own Diva lamps using clay and lots of sparkles... 1

Look at our posh pumpkins! Reception have been busy this half term making these wonderful creations at part of their home challenge. We are so excited to begin our new project - Whizz, Bang, Sparkle!

Look at our posh pumpkins! Reception have been busy this half term making these wonderful creations at part of their home challenge. We are so excited to begin our new project - Whizz, Bang, Sparkle! 1
Look at our posh pumpkins! Reception have been busy this half term making these wonderful creations at part of their home challenge. We are so excited to begin our new project - Whizz, Bang, Sparkle! 2

What a busy first term we have had settling into life at Kidgate. The children have learnt all about themselves and their busy bodies, including their five senses. We have also been looking for signs of Autumn and enjoyed making apple pies from the fruit harvested from our school trees. 

 

We have enjoyed many stories including Peace at Last and The Little Red Hen.... which led to baking some delicious bread! We have also talked about why some people choose to celebrate Harvest Festival and Sukkot. 

 

Most of all we have made a term full of memories with our new friends. What a wonderful start! 

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Here is our Autumn term 1 newsletter.

We will be holding a Read, Write, Inc workshop for parents and carers, to explain how we teach phonics at Kidgate, during Autumn term 2. Any queries until then please see a member of the Early Years team or refer to

 

https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/  which will help you and your child practise together at home.


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