Murphy Class Reception

Reception are making art in the style of Frank Stella

If your child is feeling worried about returning to school after Lockdown have a look at our resources below.

Phonics

I have uploaded our first phonic videos, unfortunately my first video was a bit too long so I've had to keep the flashcards in one video and the teaching to another video. All videos are found in the video resource centre. Click on menu, children then children's resource centre, all phonics and stories will be found here. Please get the children to watch the flashcards before each new sound. I am aware I am going much quicker than normal especially in the writing, please pause where needed for your child to read or write the words. They will either need paper and pencil, whiteboard, pen and rubber or like me as I forgot my whiteboard a chalk board and chalk. Any problems please email me.

Story Time

I will be reading some stories and uploading to the video resource centre. Click in menu, then children and then video resource centre and you will find our videos under reception. If you have any requests please email and let me know. (As long as I have the story!)

'Teach your Monster to read' is a free website that has reading games that you can work through. All you need to do is get an adult to help you to create a log in and you can play! 

https://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/

A Message from us to you...

Check out this great advice from our favourite Julia Donaldson characters!

Online Safety Guides

Handwriting rhymes

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Reception normally practise their handwriting everyday! If you would like to practise at home these are the rhymes we use. 

Coronavirus explained for children.

French activities from Madam Iyves

Welcome to Murphy Class!

 

Our class rules.

We are kind to our friends

We always walk in the classroom.

We are fantastic at tidying up.

 We share nicely.

Reception Documents 

We always plan from our children's next steps. We are currently learning about stories!

Here is our class timetable and our current topic web. 

Long term plans 2019-2020

Come and play in the Early Years Foundation Stage

Information for Parents

 

Our outdoor classroom is as important as our indoor classroom..

Jill Murphy 

We are named the Murphy class after the author Jill Murphy. Our favourite books by Jill Murphy include Peace at Last, The last Noo Noo, Whatever next and the series of books about the Large Family. We have our class mascot called Bert. He visits the children's homes during weekends and half term breaks. 

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Our amazing displays!

Reception are back to school!

Happy Fathers Day To all the lovely Dads!

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Next Step Meeting

Our next step meeting is Wednesday 1st April at 1.30, please come in through the foundation stage garden. We will not be out on the playground at the end of the day.

Holi festival

We celebrated Holi festival. We learnt dances and then performed them to our families. We then threw powder paint at each other! We had lots of fun!

Ducklings trying the water

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Duckling 4 hatching

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Duckling 2 hatched at 5.25 3/3/20

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Duckling number 1 hatched at 1.10pm on 03/03/2020

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There is a lot of moving in the egg...

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Somethings happening...

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What's in the egg?

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Look closely what can you see moving in the egg?

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Something exciting has turned up in Reception! We wonder what will be in our eggs!

Reception experiencing the snow!

Growth Day- February

We worked together to draw a story map for Peace at Last. We then acted out the story together.

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We have had lots of rainy days in January so we decided to get changed into wetsuits and go outside to paint the puddles!

We used the musical instruments to play along with the Cave Baby song.

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Cave Baby song

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Cave Baby song

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Our story topic this term is routines. We have been reading Cave Baby by Julia Donaldson

We have had lots of fun finding the elves each day that are visiting the school for Christmas!

The Three Little Pigs

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We made masks then acted out the story in the hall!

The Three Little Pigs

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We made masks and acted out the story of The Three Little Pigs.

The Three Little Pigs

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We acted out the story of the Three Little Pigs! We made masks of our favourite characters.

Trip to the Post Office

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We walked to the Post Office to post our letters to Father Christmas! We paid the ladies who worked there. They said they would send them straight to the North Pole!
On Monday we gave up our usual timetable and instead concentrated on how we look after the environment and how we look after ourselves. We called it Growth day. We went on a little pick and did a bar graph to show all the litter we found. We spoke about why it was important to be happy and what we did to make ourselves happy. We spoke about why it was important to look after the environment and what we could do to help.

We made poppies to remember the soldiers that fought in the war.

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The Gigantic Turnip

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We acted out the story of The Gigantic Turnip using the masks we made earlier in the week!

This week we have started our new story "The Gigantic Turnip". We have made pictures using vegetables like the artist Giuseppe Arcimbaldo. We also made and tasted a delicous and healthy vegetable soup.

We made Diwali lanterns and had our hands painted with Mendhi patterns

We have had a lovely week learning about Diwali - The festival of lights

We made Diva pots out of clay and decorated them

We made sweets to give to our friends to make them feel happy

We used lots of different techniques to make fireworks and traditional Rangoli patterns

We dressed up in sarees and danced to Diwali celebration music

Rosie's Walk

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We acted out the story of Rosie's Walk and helped retell the story.

Harvest Festival - We have been learning about the importance of giving to others during Harvest Festival.

We're Going on a Bear Hunt.

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We went on a Bear hunt!

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We're On A Bear Hunt

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We're Going On A Bear Hunt

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We used musical instruments and played along to the beat while we retold the story.
We have been working on our fine motor skills! These help develop the muscles which help use hold pencils correctly! We love these activities!