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Making Pancakes!

Making Pancakes! 1 Mixing the eggs, milk and flour!
Making Pancakes! 2 Make sure there is no lumps!
Making Pancakes! 3 Perfect pancake!
Making Pancakes! 4 Delicious!
Making Pancakes! 5 Yummy chocolate topping!
Making Pancakes! 6 Tasty.
Making Pancakes! 7 Mix, mix, mix!
Making Pancakes! 8
Making Pancakes! 9
Making Pancakes! 10 10 out of 10!
Making Pancakes! 11 Adding my topping.
Making Pancakes! 12 Yum yum!

Spring 2

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WOW- Animal Treasure Hunt

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WOW- Animal Treasure Hunt 2
WOW- Animal Treasure Hunt 3
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As part of our classroom WOW the children in Reception enjoyed taking part in an animal treasure hunt around the school grounds.  The children searched for the animals around school using prepositions to describe where they found them.


"The giraffe is under the table" Casey

"The lion is on top of the cupboard" Charlotte-Grace

"It's hiding inside the tunnel" Lewis G


When the children returned to class we worked together to sort the animals in different ways.  We sorted them by the food they eat, where they live and how many legs they have.  

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February Stay and Play

February Stay and Play 1 Practicing writing words with my mummy!
February Stay and Play 2 Plating the tricky word game with my daddy!
February Stay and Play 3 Building lego models together.
February Stay and Play 4 Handwriting practice with mummy!
February Stay and Play 5 Drawing pictures together
February Stay and Play 6 Having snack with my baby sister.

Celebrating Chinese New Year

Celebrating Chinese New Year 1 Using chop sticks to match numbers to quantity.
Celebrating Chinese New Year 2 Making patterns on Chinese dragons.
Celebrating Chinese New Year 3 Look at my dragon puppet!
Celebrating Chinese New Year 4 Decorating our dragons!
Celebrating Chinese New Year 5 Using the scissors to cut out neatly.
Celebrating Chinese New Year 6 Chinese New Year lunch menu!
Celebrating Chinese New Year 7 Delicious sweet and sour chicken.
Celebrating Chinese New Year 8 Yummy spring rolls!
Celebrating Chinese New Year 9 Eating noodles in our Chinese restaurant!
Celebrating Chinese New Year 10 What would you like to eat?
Celebrating Chinese New Year 11 Retelling the new year story!
Celebrating Chinese New Year 12 Making our dragon outside!
Celebrating Chinese New Year 13 Dragon dancing!
Celebrating Chinese New Year 14 Chinese lanterns.
Celebrating Chinese New Year 15 Decorating our lanterns!
This week in Reception we have been learning about Chinese New Year.  We have been looking at similarities and differences between China and England, making our own Chinese dragons and even got to taste some Chinese food!  We have enjoyed taking part in some Chinese themed maths too!  What great fun we have had!

Marvellous Maths in Reception!

Marvellous Maths in Reception! 1 Subtacting single a single digit number.
Marvellous Maths in Reception! 2 Recording our work as calcuations.
Marvellous Maths in Reception! 3 Doubling number.
Marvellous Maths in Reception! 4 Making patterns outside.
Marvellous Maths in Reception! 5 Red, blue, red, blue.
Marvellous Maths in Reception! 6 Look they are getting shorter.
Marvellous Maths in Reception! 7 Ordering numbers 11-20.
Marvellous Maths in Reception! 8 Practical maths.

A frosty day in Reception!

A frosty day in Reception! 1 Making snow angels.
A frosty day in Reception! 2 Writing letters in the snow.
A frosty day in Reception! 3 Look the snowdrops are growing!
A frosty day in Reception! 4
A frosty day in Reception! 5 It's cold and icey!
A frosty day in Reception! 6 The ice is melting.

What will make the ice melt the quickest?

What will make the ice melt the quickest? 1
What will make the ice melt the quickest? 2

This week we conducted an experiment to see what would make the ice melt the quickest.  We used warm water, washing up liquid, salt and sand paper.  The children made predictions and explained their reasons.


"I think the water will melt it quickest because it's hot"  Elliot

"The salt will melt it because it will cover it" Kian

"The fairy liquid with melt it because it makes bubbles" Kuba


The children then split into small groups and used the different objects to melt the ice.  After 10 minutes we compared each block of ice to see which one was the smallest.  We came to the conclusion that the ice melted quickest using the warm water.  We also discussed what else would melt the ice.


"The sun melts ice" Isla

"If you put it in the oven it would melt fast because it's hot"  Kian

"Put it near a hot radiator" Ellie-Mae


Picture 1 Rub the salt on it.
Picture 2 It's melting in my hand because it's hot.
Picture 3 It's so cold and slippery.
Picture 4 Spray it with the warm water.
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Picture 7 The ice is turning to water.
Picture 8 The ice is dripping. It's changing to water.

Jack Frost Writing

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This week have been reading the story 'Jack Frost' and talking about the winter season.  We created our own Jack Frost pieces and wrote captions and sentences about all the different things Jack Frost did in the story. 

Have a look at our fabulous writing!

The children have also been observing how the weather has changed using a different vocabulary to describe it. 


"The ground is slippery outside" Kuba

"The ice is smooth and cold" Isla

"It melts because my hands are hot" Finley



WOW- Wonderful Winter Wonderland

WOW- Wonderful Winter Wonderland 1 Wrap up warm to read a book
WOW- Wonderful Winter Wonderland 2 Making snowflakes!
WOW- Wonderful Winter Wonderland 3 Role play in the small world!
WOW- Wonderful Winter Wonderland 4
WOW- Wonderful Winter Wonderland 5 Painting winter trees.
WOW- Wonderful Winter Wonderland 6 Expolring our icey surprises.
WOW- Wonderful Winter Wonderland 7 It's melting.
WOW- Wonderful Winter Wonderland 8 I've made a magic winter wand.
WOW- Wonderful Winter Wonderland 9 Snowman maths.

Spring 1

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Welcome back! We hope you have all had a lovely Christmas and New Year with your family and friends.  This half term we have lots of lovely activities planned for the children and we are very excited to get started.  Please have a look at our medium term plan to see what we will be doing.  Our half termly newsletter was sent out on Tuesday.  Please return our 'You are a star' slip so we can celebrate all the brilliant things your children have been doing at home.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! 1 Busy wrapping presents in the Santa's Workshop.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! 2 Amelia's bauble for the tea.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! 3 Christmas maths.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! 4 Putting the correct amount of baubles on the trees
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! 5 Are you on the good list?
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! 6 Ordering numbers to 10.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! 7
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! 8 Merry Christmas!
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! 9 Presents ready for Santa's sleigh.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! 10 Morgan's wonderful Chirstmas tree.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! 11 Painting Rudolf.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! 12 Ellie-Mae writing her letter to Santa.

Reception have been getting festive this week! We have enjoyed designing presents in the workshop, wrapping presents, writing Christmas lists, making Christmas cards and even doing some Christmas maths.  What a busy week!!!


Reception also enjoyed a fabulous Christmas dinner in the hall.  We pulled crackers with our friends, listened to Christmas and had a marvellous time!!

Christmas Dinner!

Christmas Dinner! 1
Christmas Dinner! 2 Connor wearing his Christmas hat!
Christmas Dinner! 3 Merry Christmas everyone!
Christmas Dinner! 4 Delicious!!!
Christmas Dinner! 5 Turkey is my favourite.
Christmas Dinner! 6 Yum yum!
Christmas Dinner! 7 These vegetables are delicious.
Christmas Dinner! 8 Using our knife and fork correctly!

Reception Christmas Stay and Play

Reception Christmas Stay and Play 1 Making a Christmas card.
Reception Christmas Stay and Play 2 Sharing stories.
Reception Christmas Stay and Play 3 Reading together.
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Reception Christmas Stay and Play 5 Making Christmas baubles.
Reception Christmas Stay and Play 6 Christmas maths with my daddy.
Reception Christmas Stay and Play 7 Reading Stickman to m mum.
Reception Christmas Stay and Play 8 Building models
Reception Christmas Stay and Play 9 Practicing my writing.
Today 23 sets of parents turned up to show their support for their children at our Reception Christmas Stay and Play.  It was a fabulous turn out where we enjoyed lots of lovely Christmas activities including Christmas craft, making play dough baubles, writing Christmas cards and even role playing in Santa's Workshop!  Thank you so much for you continued support.

Reception Wriggly Nativity

Reception Wriggly Nativity 1 Mary, Joseph and the donkey.
Reception Wriggly Nativity 2 The Three Wise Men.
Reception Wriggly Nativity 3 The Shepherds and their sheep.
Reception Wriggly Nativity 4 The Innkeepers.
Reception Wriggly Nativity 5 Beautiful Angels.
Reception Wriggly Nativity 6 Twinkling Stars.
Reception Wriggly Nativity 7 Wonderful animals.
Yesterday the children in Reception put on a fantastic performance of 'Wriggly Nativity'.  The children were brilliant! They sang beautifully, remembered all their lines and were an absolute credit to Boundary Primary School.  Well done everyone!

Retelling the story of the first Christmas

Retelling the story of the first Christmas 1 Mary and Joseph had to go to Bethlehem.
Retelling the story of the first Christmas 2 The three kings followed a big star.
Retelling the story of the first Christmas 3 "I was the king that brought gold".
The children have enjoyed using the small world nativity set to retell the story of the first Christmas.

Story Time session at the library.

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At the start of Reception Year, all the children received a free Time To Read 'Little Monkey' story pack to help promote the love of reading at home. Blackpool libraries offered a special story time session with Reception children to be held at their local library.


Last week we went along to '@ The Grange' to hear this story and find out how the library works- maybe even becoming a member.We also invited parents along to enjoy the story with their child too.


"My mummy reads this book to me at home" Kyron.

"I love this story" Jacob.




The Gruffalo

The Gruffalo 1 Retelling the story with our story spoons.
The Gruffalo 2 Look it's a Gruffalo!
The Gruffalo 3 He has terrible teeth and terrible claws.
The Gruffalo 4 "Gruffalo crumble".
The Gruffalo 5 "Owl ice-cream".
The Gruffalo 6 "A mouse saw a nut and the nut looked good".
The Gruffalo 7 Writing labels for the characters.

This week the children had fun retelling the story of The Gruffalo. They made play dough models, painted different characters and made their own Little Gruffalo book. The children also learnt The Gruffalo song which helped them remember the description of The Gruffalo and choose the correct colours for the features on his body.


Here's the link for the song.


The Giant's Sneeze!

The Giant's Sneeze! 1
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This week reception had a visit from a theatre company who conducted a workshop called 'The Giant's Sneeze'.  The children listened to a story, re-enacted different parts of the story and used their imagination to create new characters including wizards and goblins.  The children thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and even performed their finished pieces to the other children.

Salisbury Woods

Salisbury Woods 1 My leaf is yellow.
Salisbury Woods 2 Walking through the woods.
Salisbury Woods 3 The leaves are on the ground because they've died.
Salisbury Woods 4 Crunch! Crunch!
Salisbury Woods 5 Hugging a tree!
Salisbury Woods 6 Lots and lots of leaves everywhere!
Salisbury Woods 7 Hugging a tree!
Salisbury Woods 8 Can you see the squirrel sat on the log?
Salisbury Woods 9 Look I've found a acorn.
Salisbury Woods 10 Making leave angels.
Salisbury Woods 11 Exploring the woods.
Salisbury Woods 12 Cheese!
Salisbury Woods 13 Watching the ducks in the stream.
Salisbury Woods 14 Collecting autumn objects.
This week we went on a trip to Salisbury Woods. Here, we looked for signs of Autumn, observed the local wildlife, and had lots of fun running around in the leaves and hugging trees!

Learning about road safety

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This week we had a visit from Zoe our school crossing patrol officer.  She came in to school to talk to us about her job and explain the importance of keeping safe whilst crossing the road.  When she left we dressed up in our outdoor area and role played how to keep safe whilst crossing the road.


"When I put my stick up you have to stop in your car" Lewis said.

"Wait at the side until the cars stop" Elisha said.


Have a look at some of our fantastic pictures.

Last week was a very busy week!


We learned about Bonfire Night, the Hindu celebration of Diwali and on Friday we took part in a whole school Remembrance Service where we remembered the fallen and serving soldiers of past and present conflicts. 


Take a look at our work!

Bonfire Night

Bonfire Night 1 Firework transient art
Bonfire Night 2 Play dough fireworks
Bonfire Night 3 Firework rockets
Bonfire Night 4 Firework art
Bonfire Night 5 "It's a firework"
Bonfire Night 6 Paint blowing fireworks
Bonfire Night 7
Bonfire Night 8 Writing about Bonfire night.
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Diwali 1 Rangoli patterns
Diwali 2 It's a diva lamp
Diwali 3 "You put it in the window to welcome people"
Diwali 4
Diwali 5
Diwali 6 Using 2D shapes to make a rangolli pattern
Diwali 7
Diwali 8 Working together to make a rangolli pattern
Diwali 9


Remembrance 1 Boundary Remembrance Garden
Remembrance 2 Planting our poppies
Remembrance 3 Making our own poppies in the creative area.
Remembrance 4


Halloween! 1 Painting pumpkins
Halloween! 2 Writing initial sounds.
Halloween! 3 Making collages.
Halloween! 4 Reading CVC words.
Halloween! 5 Play dough spiders "It's got eight legs".
Halloween! 6 The witches mud kitchen.
Halloween! 7 The witches den "It's dark in here".
Halloween! 8 Frightening funky fingers.
Halloween! 9 Pit pat on the pumpkin!
Halloween! 10 "I've mixed everything to make the spell".

It is our first week back after the holidays and Reception's learning has been focused around Halloween. 


We have been reading spooky stories, such as Room on the Broom, The Dark, Dark Tale, and Funny Bones, collaging pumpkins and bats, painting scary pictures, making our own skeletons using art straws and making creepy models using play dough. Outside we carved pumpkins for the Witches Mud Kitchen and made spells and potions. 


The children were very excited about Halloween and all chatted about their adventures when they went "Trick or Treating".



Autumn 2

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Handa's Surprise

Handa's Surprise 1 Observing the fruit.
Handa's Surprise 2 How we are different.

It's the last week of half term and this week we have been reading the story    'Handa's Surprise'.


We have been retelling the story, sequencing it using puppets, learning the animal names, looking at the exotic fruits and finding the country of Africa on the map. We also discussed the differences between where we live and where Handa lives.


Owl Babies

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This week we have been reading the story Owl Babies and learning about owls.



Over the last few days the children have working so hard in class drawing pictures of the owls in the story and labelling them with the initial sound, making models owls in the play dough, ordering the owls by size and creating our own owls at the creative table in a range of different ways including collaging, printing and painting.

Have a look at some of the children's fantastic work! 

Picture 1 "Do you like my owl?"
Picture 2 "Three owls, a big, medium and a small one"
Picture 3 Busy making owls at the play dough table.
Picture 4 Making owl nests.
Picture 5 "You need sticks for the nest".

Visit from SMJ Falconry

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Visit from SMJ Falconry 2
Visit from SMJ Falconry 3
Visit from SMJ Falconry 4
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Visit from SMJ Falconry 6

The Little Red Hen

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This week we have been busy reading the story 'The Little Red Hen'.  We have sequenced the story verbally using our story blocks and then role played the story using a variety of different props in the construction and outside.  Have a look at some of our learning in the pictures below.

Picture 1 "Then I'll do it my self" said the little red hen.
Picture 2 "I've built the windmill"
Picture 3 Connor sequenced the story correctly.
Picture 4 "I'm fixing the windmill so we can make flour"
Picture 5 Making bread in the play dough area.
Picture 6 Making bread in the play dough area.
Picture 7 Retelling the story at the story telling table.

We even made bread in the school kitchen just like 'The Little Red Hen".  We had to follow the recipe carefully using all the correct ingredients.  We used flour, olive oil, salt, water and yeast.  All the children had the opportunity to mix and the ingredients and knead the dough.  We then put the dough in the classroom and observed it as it began to expand and rise.


It feels soft" said Isaac.

It's smooth" said Dayle.

"Look its changing, it's getting bigger" said Jasmine.

""The yeast is making it rise" said Elisha.


After about an hour we put it in the oven.  When it the bread was ready we all had the chance to taste it.  It was delicious!  Have a look at some of our pictures below.

Baking bread.

Baking bread. 1 We mixed the ingredients up in the bowl.
Baking bread. 2 "We need to add water next" said Kyron.
Baking bread. 3 Kneading the dough.
Baking bread. 4 "It's very squashy" said Finley.
Baking bread. 5 "This is hard work" said Mille.
Baking bread. 6
Baking bread. 7 Ready to go in the oven.
Baking bread. 8 Our bread is ready to eat!
Baking bread. 9 "It's so tasty' said Brooklyn.
Baking bread. 10 "Me and mummy are going to make bread" said Connor
Baking bread. 11 "It's warm and soft" said Kenley.

Rosie's Walk

Rosie's Walk 1 '"The fox went past the mill".
Rosie's Walk 2 "Rosie is the hen".
Rosie's Walk 3 "The fox fell in the haystack".
Rosie's Walk 4 "The fox went past the pond".
Rosie's Walk 5 "I'm on top of the block".
Rosie's Walk 6 Role playing in the garden.
Rosie's Walk 7 "Rosie went over the haystack".
Rosie's Walk 8 Charlotte-Grace sequenced the story stones.

This week we have been reading the story 'Rosies Walk'. We have been retelling the story, drawing story maps, using positional language and making hens and foxes.


Take a look at our work above!

Marvellous Me!

Marvellous Me! 1 Kyron has been busy learning to write his name.
Marvellous Me! 2 Role playing in the home corner.
Marvellous Me! 3 Collaging our faces using loose parts.
Marvellous Me! 4 Building a town and labelling it.
Marvellous Me! 5 Would you like some birthday cake?
Marvellous Me! 6 Making a face out of play dough.
Marvellous Me! 7 "That's me!"
Marvellous Me! 8 Savannah made a house out of match sticks.
Marvellous Me! 9 Using the ipads to take a selfie.
Marvellous Me! 10 Dayle drew a picture of himself and labelled it.
In Reception this week we have been busy practising writing our name, trying hard to form our letters correctly.  We have also been talking about our families and the things we do together, using different loose parts to collage our own faces, role playing in our home corner and taking about where we live and our local area. 

Settling into new routines

Settling into new routines 1 Ellie-Mae ordering her pudding from the hatch.
Settling into new routines 2 Kian confidently asked for his meatball sub.
Settling into new routines 3 I'm Cutting my own food up.
Settling into new routines 4 Dayle trying hard to cut up his own food.
Settling into new routines 5 This is delicious!
Settling into new routines 6 Picking from the salad bar.
Settling into new routines 7 Can I have cucumber please?
Settling into new routines 8 Remembering to use our manners.
Settling into new routines 9 Please can I have some pasta?

Our first week in Reception

Our first week in Reception 1 Using the play dough to make cupcakes
Our first week in Reception 2 Digging for bugs
Our first week in Reception 3 Watering the plants
Our first week in Reception 4 Balancing on the stepping stones
Our first week in Reception 5 Practising my name
Our first week in Reception 6 Painting Cinderella
Our first week in Reception 7 Playing with the dinosaurs outside
Our first week in Reception 8 Counting the numicon pegs
Our first week in Reception 9 Playing at the storytelling table

This is what we will be learning....

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We would like to take this opportunity to welcome all our new reception children to Boundary.  We are looking forward to an exciting half term full of lots of fun activities.  Below is a copy of our meduim term plan and newsletter.  Have a look at what we will being doing in class this half term.  


Miss Morris and Mrs Farley


2017-2018- A Year in Review


What a great start Reception have had made in their school life! We have had a jam-packed year of learning, finding out new things and making new friends. We enjoyed a trip to he woods where we looked for signs of Autumn and even spotted some mysterious fairy doors hidden in the bushes. We have been busy learning our letter sounds, segmenting and blending them to read and write and written sentences. We had a great time at Blackpool Zoo, which sparked of lots of interesting discussions about animals and their habitats. In the Summer term some duck eggs were delivered to our classrooms and we were lucky enough to observe the duckling hatching, We enjoyed caring for the ducklings, feeding them, bathing them and holding them.


We have had a fantastic year in Reception and we are looking forward to the new challenges and learning experiences in Year 1.

Reception Class of 2016/17


The children in Reception have had a very busy year. They have learnt to get along with each, to listen and share their ideas and have developed good characteristics for learning. They particularly enjoyed visiting Salisbury Wood in the Autumn term and looking after newly hatched ducklings in the summer term. The children are proud of their achievements and are looking forward to year one.