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Reception - Mrs Holmes & Mrs Sheldon

    Welcome to Reception!

Welcome to our Reception class page. The grown ups who teach us are Mrs Holmes, Mrs. Sheldon and Mrs Orridge. Make sure you check our page regularly to see what we have been up to. Lots of useful information can be found by following the links below.



Our topic this term is 'Pirates- Under and Over the Sea!'  



Contacts: gholmes@darleydale.derbyshire.sch.uk   asheldon@darleydale.derbyshire.sch.uk

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We are really looking to seeing you at school tomorrow.

Our Learning Journey 

Come and see all the fantastic things we have been learning....



Check out our bird hide! We have been bird spotting during choosing time. So far we have seen lots of crows and magpies.

Feed the birds, tuppence a bag...............we have been making bird feeders!

Before Christmas all the children had the opportunity to get involved with planting new trees with Jake the gardener. Jake will be helping out with Forest Schools each week.Thank you Jake!

We had a visitor in our classroom today. A cheeky elf from the North Pole,who will be checking our behaviour over the next few weeks. We have been trying to think of a name for him so we wrote down our ideas.

We had a fantastic time on our school trip to Chatsworth. We started the day with some Christmas crafts to get us in the Christmas spirt, followed by small animal handling (very cute guinea pigs). After lunch, we went to pick our parts for the Nativity. There was Mary, Joseph, four Kings, a handful of shepherds, some animals, and a whole host of Angels! The barn looked just like the stable in Bethlehem and we all had a brilliant afternoon!

Marvellous Maths! The children have been doing lots of independent counting and number recognition this week. Our challenge was to put the correct number of cubes in our counting trains. Didn’t we do well?

In Reception we absolutely love our phonics lessons. Today we looked at the ‘z’ sound to help us write about fizzing, wizzing fireworks.

Bonfire night.......

On inset day Mrs Swift added the finishing touches to our water wall. There are now lots of things we can use to experiment with tipping and pouring. Thank you Mrs Swift, we love it!

There are lots of ways to practise writing your name. In sand, glitter, or slime, with chalk, on a whiteboard or even with a paintbrush and water on the ground. Once you know all the letters you need to write your name, the next step is to make sure all your letters are formed correctly.

Halloween......our continuous provision has a bit of a spooky feel going on this week 🎃

His eyes are orange, his tongue is black, he has purple prickles all over his back........oh help, oh no, IT’S A GRUFFALO!!!