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Welcome to Reception Class


Class Teacher: Mrs Gibbons

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Stayte

Reception Class is taught by Mrs Gibbons. Mrs Stayte helps to support us with our learning. We have 28 children in the class this year.


Welcome to the Reception Class page. We will be updating it on a regular basis to show you all the exciting and amazing things we have been getting up to in the Reception Class here at Lugwardine Primary Academy.



This week in the Reception class we have been continuing our learning about the jungle and going on a journey. We have created some wonderful African sunset pictures and have been getting into role as safari rangers in our role-play corner.


We have also started to learn about dinosaurs this week. We looked at a range of dinosaurs and were able to identify what their different body. Mrs Gibbons was very impressed with our knowledge. We also matched labels to the different parts of each dinosaur. Next week we will be continuing to be dinosaur hunters as we will be exploring a range of exciting artefacts such as bones and fossils. We might have some dinosaur eggs to look after too!

This week we have been busy learning about our new topic "Let's Grow..." We have been learning all about sunflowers, looking at seeds and even planted our own sunflowers. This has helped us to learn all about the lifecycle of a sunflower. We have carefully drawn and painted sunflowers and even re-created the famous Sunflowers art work by Vincent Van Gogh. To help us with our learning on this topic we have a special delivery arriving next week. We are all very excited.
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In the Reception Class we have been busy getting ready for Christmas. We had a fantastic Christmas party and enjoyed all of the yummy treats. We have also been busy making Christmas cakes. We even helped weigh the ingredients to make the cakes. We carefully decorated the cakes and they are now ready to take home for Christmas. 

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At the end of our first half term in school, we went on a school visit to Over Farm. What a fantastic time we had. We picked vegetables such as beetroot, leeks and kale. We even got to taste the kale! We picked pumpkins and measured ourselves against the Christmas trees that were growing. We checked the hens and fed the pigs and goats. To finish the day off we had a tractor and trailer ride back to the bus.

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