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Reception

Welcome to the Reception Class Webpage 

On this page you will find lots of information about the staff, the children and the learning in Reception. There are usually photos of the children busy learning and some links to other websites which you may find useful. 

 

Miss Collins is the Reception teacher at Dunster First School. 

Mr Armitage teaches the Reception class most Thursdays. 

Support assistants are Mrs Nicholls, Mrs Redman, Mrs Evans, Mrs Shambrook and Mr Hardie.

During their time in Reception, the children spend most of their days learning through play and by exploring the world around them.

 

We are always very busy in our classroom and outside in the local environment. Scroll down to find out what we have been up to. 

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WAKE AND SHAKE!!!!

"CAN'T STOP THE FEELING!" by Justin Timberlake

Put the music on and remember the moves!

Number Christmas Trees

Soapy snowy fun!

Busy outside... have a look through the slideshow

Elf Day! Look how busy the Reception elves were...

Some things we will be busy with this week...

Snoring Dormouse

Don't worry, he's okay! He's just sleeping. When Dormice hibernate, they sleep in nests beneath the leaves. This little chap was picked up, and still didn’t wake. If you listen carefully, you can hear him snoring...

Run-away animals...

Maths- some measuring and counting

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

Outdoor learning on a windy Autumn day

Superheroes!!

Outdoor Learning- Making Harvest Crowns

Home Learning Week Beginning 13th July 2020

Home Learning Week Beginning 6th July 2020

Handwriting

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Letter t and letter f

The Pirate Cruncher - Jonny Duddle

Another brilliant story read by the author, Johnny Duddle.

Toby Stephens: CBeebies Bedtime Stories - Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs Missing Treasure!

Toby Stephens reads his second CBeebies Bedtime Story: Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs Missing Treasure!

Banana Banana Meatball - Blazer Fresh | GoNoodle

Sing and dance along to this song about pattern. Can you keep up and do all the moves?

Knicky Knacky Knocky Knoo - Moose Tube | GoNoodle

Challenge... can you do it in the right order?

Home learning photos 29th June 2020

Jump the tricky words!

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Home Learning week 12 29th June 2020

Homemade Bubble Blower (with a Sock!)

How to make a brilliant bubble blower with a bottle and a sock. You can change the bubbles by using a piece of net (from a bag of oranges perhaps) to make big float-away bubbles!

Handwriting

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Letters b and h

Tricky words for the chalking game. Start with the easy words and work your way up to the phase 4 words.

Pirates Next Door

Johnny Duddle, winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize in 2012, is here for #Storytime today to read his wonderful story, The Pirates Next Door. Arrr...

The Storm Whale By Benji Davies - Storytime Book Reading

A nice gentle story maybe for bedtime!

A visitor to Oliver’s garden 🦔

Home Learning Week Beginning 22nd June 2020

A present from Mrs Dalby

Name these tunes...

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Albert is playing music from some films you might know. Can you name any of the films?

Albert’s answers

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Summer and Lennon’s new puppy

Bug playground

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Handwriting

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The Night Pirates - Storytime Book Reading

Tom is a little boy, Tom is a little boy about to go on a fantastic adventure!

Wave designs

An easy way to make a pirate hat!

Have a go at making your own!

Popcorn and the Pirates | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

Episode 36 | Popcorn and the Pirates | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure! A fast-paced and fun kids yoga adventure about making the most of whatever treasure we f...

Home Learning Week Beginning 15th June 2020

Shapes in the house

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Crabbing with the twins!

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Jack and the Flumflum Tree by Julia Donaldson, illustrated by David Roberts & published by Macmillan Children's Books

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Part 2

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Shape hunts around your homes!

Mrs Dalby’s kindness shape and pattern activity. Try and make your own heart shape!

The great wave by Miss Collins

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A work in progress...

The great wave

Handwriting

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Letter e

A parcel from Mrs Vickery...

Miss Collins’s shape hunt

Home Learning week 9 8th June 2020

A ‘Cup of Tea Tuesday’ surprise from Mrs Vickery

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Ellie’s story

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The Great Wave Off Kanagawa by Katsushika Hokusai

Stories for wellbeing, if the children are worried or missing their friends...

 

A story from Mrs Thrush. A Four Part Epic

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Part 1.
Please note the arrival of the lost luggage.

Part 2

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Part 3

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Part 4

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Home Learning Week 8 1st June 2020

Home learning (and some back at school learning!) week 8 photos

More music from Albert

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Name that tune 1

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Name that tune 2
Thank you Albert!

Half term fun!

Frog Corner!

Sienna’s Bird Feeder

Home Learning Week 7- Monday 18th May 2020

Ellie’s Rainbow Fish Poem

From Mrs White...

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Something to make you smile 😀

Caterpillar Corner

Agatha’s Puppet Show!

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Part 1

Agatha’s Puppet Show

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Part 2

Mrs Dalby’s kindness jar

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Kindness jar part 2

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Wind Sock

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Lucy’s Den

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Make an eco wind sock

A surprise from Mrs Vickery

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Come and listen to a story 

A Squash and a Squeeze

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Part 1

A Squash and a Squeeze

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Part 2

What the Ladybird Heard

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What the Ladybird Heard

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Part 2

Mrs Vickery’s story

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Mrs Vickery’s story

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Part 2

Mrs Vickery’s story

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Part 3

A story for Reception

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Agatha wanted to read a story for her Reception friends. Here she is with Mrs Vickery...

Dinosaur Roar

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By Paul and Henrietta Strickland. By kind permission of Macmillan Children’s Books.

Stanley- the frog who didn’t give up

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Part 1
An original story by Mrs Thrush

Stanley

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Part 2

The Gruffalo

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The Gruffalo

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Part 2

The Gruffalo

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Part 3

Mrs Vickery and Albert

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Name that tune

Leaf people

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Outdoor learning

Signs of spring in the garden

Song time

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Down in the Jungle.
Join in with your friends!
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