Adamsrill Primary School

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RN trip to the Golden Hinde

The trip was fabulous. We met a real life pirate and we learnt about living on a ship during the Golden Age of Piracy. Thanks to all the adults that helped us.

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Maths lesson with the chicks

We have been learning about the life cycle of a chicken . This week, we weighed and measured our chicks to find out how much they are growing. All the children were very careful and caring when handling the chicks and we had a fantastic Maths lesson. Well done RN.

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They are here! The children have been visiting the new chicks in RG, discussing  what to name them and writing welcome cards to our new friends.

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Making sandwiches

In Maths, we have been learning about wholes and halves. Working with a partner, we cut the ingredients in equal halves and made the sandwiches. Finally, we shared the sandwich half each.

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Dinosaurs in RN

We have been learning facts about dinosaurs and what noises dinosaurs make. We also have been digging for fossils and making dinosaurs, fossils and footprints using play dough. We had a dinosaur egg hatching into a little dinosaur. We also have been learning about adding one and halving quantities and objects.

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World Book Day in Reception

We had a fantastic World Book Day. The children dressed as rabbits, Red Riding Hood, superheroes, footballers, fairies, pirates, rainbows, princesses, the Gruffalo, Harry Potter and even Juliet and Mr William Shakespeare. Thank you Reception.

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Reception trip to Crystal Palace Park

We had a brilliant time in the Crystal Palace park looking at the dinosaurs the Victorian built. Thank you to all the adults that came with us.

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January and February learning in Reception

The children found the space topic very interesting. They read ‘Whatever Next’ and pretended to be baby bear going to the moon. They sent postcards to mother bear describing their journey and what they did on the moon. They read ‘Aliens Love Underpants’. This book linked to making patterns in maths and the children created and described their own patterns. In maths, the children have also been learning about finding one less number from a given number and adding one or two to a given number. For our topic space, the children made spaceships, aliens, painted pictures of different planets and sang songs about space.

We have also been learning about Shakespeare and his play ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’. We focused on the part of the play with the mischievous fairy Puck and what he gets up to following the quarrel between Oberon, the king of fairies, and Titania, the queen of fairies. The children enthusiastically acted out this part of the play, in role play and in the small world tray.

We celebrated Chinese New Year and a Chinese visitor came into Reception to talk about the Chinese New Year story and how Chinese people celebrate it. The children listened carefully and were able to remember the order of the animals in the Chinese Zodiac.

Finally, thank you for coming to the library, it was a brilliant trip.


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Midwife Visits Reception

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Forest Hill firefighters talked to the reception children.

Forest Hill firefighters visited Reception today. The children inspected the fire engine and listened to the firefighters talk about there job and how they help people. They also talked to the children about fire safety. The children had great fun using the water hoses and firing the water in the air. Thank you to Juno’s mum for organising  both the nurse and the firefighters to visit us today.IMG_1924  IMG_1926 IMG_1924  IMG_1926 IMG_1927 IMG_1928 IMG_1930 IMG_1931 IMG_1932 IMG_1933 IMG_1934 IMG_1935 IMG_1936 IMG_1937 IMG_1940 IMG_1941 IMG_1945 IMG_1946 IMG_1948 IMG_1949 IMG_1950 IMG_1951 IMG_1952 IMG_1953 IMG_1954 IMG_1955 IMG_1956 IMG_1957 IMG_1975 IMG_1978 IMG_1979 IMG_1980 IMG_1981 IMG_1982 IMG_1983 IMG_1984 IMG_6822 IMG_6823 IMG_6825 IMG_6826 IMG_6827 IMG_6828 IMG_6829 IMG_6830 IMG_6832 IMG_6833 IMG_6834 IMG_6835 IMG_6836 IMG_6837 IMG_6838 IMG_6839 IMG_6842 IMG_6843 IMG_6844 IMG_6845 IMG_6846 IMG_6847 IMG_6848 IMG_6870 IMG_6871 IMG_6872 IMG_6873 IMG_6874 IMG_6875 IMG_6876 IMG_6877 IMG_6878 IMG_6879 IMG_6880 IMG_6881 IMG_6882 IMG_6883 IMG_6884 IMG_6885 IMG_6886 IMG_6887 IMG_6888 IMG_6889 IMG_6890 IMG_6891 IMG_6892 IMG_6893 IMG_6894 IMG_6895 IMG_6896 IMG_6897 IMG_6898 IMG_6899 IMG_6900 IMG_6901 IMG_6902 IMG_6903 IMG_6904 IMG_6905 IMG_6906 IMG_6907 IMG_6908 IMG_6909 IMG_6910 IMG_6911 IMG_6912 IMG_6913 IMG_6914 IMG_6915 IMG_6916 IMG_6917 IMG_6918 IMG_6919 IMG_6920 IMG_6921 IMG_6922 IMG_6923 IMG_6924 IMG_6925 IMG_6926 IMG_6927 IMG_6928 IMG_6929 IMG_6930 IMG_6931 IMG_6932 IMG_6933 IMG_6934 IMG_6935 IMG_6936 IMG_6937 IMG_6938 IMG_6939 IMG_6940 IMG_6941 IMG_6942 IMG_6943 IMG_6944 IMG_6945 IMG_6946 IMG_6947 IMG_6948 IMG_6949 IMG_6950 IMG_6951 IMG_6952 IMG_6953 IMG_6954 IMG_6955 IMG_6956 IMG_6957 IMG_6958 IMG_6959 IMG_6960 IMG_6961 IMG_6962 IMG_6963 IMG_6964 IMG_6965 IMG_6966 IMG_6967IMG_1927 IMG_1928 IMG_1930 IMG_1931 IMG_1932 IMG_1933 IMG_1934 IMG_1935 IMG_1936 IMG_1937 IMG_1940 IMG_1941  IMG_1945 IMG_1946 IMG_1948 IMG_1949 IMG_1950 IMG_1951 IMG_1952 IMG_1953 IMG_1954 IMG_1955 IMG_1956 IMG_1957 IMG_1975 IMG_1978 IMG_1979 IMG_1980 IMG_1981 IMG_1982 IMG_1983 IMG_1984

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The Nurse Visits Reception 2018

A nurse came to visit the children in Reception to tell them about his job. The children enjoyed finding out about how he helps people when they have hurt themselves. They were very interested in finding out how nurses look after people, who stay in hospitals, when they are ill. IMG_1920IMG_1917IMG_1916IMG_1915IMG_1914IMG_1913IMG_1912IMG_1911IMG_1910IMG_1909IMG_1908IMG_1907

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The Nativity 2018

Reception children enjoyed preforming their play ‘The Nativity’ to their families today. Well done Reception!



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Larry the Hedgehog Visits the Reception Children

The children in Reception have been learning about hedgehogs. We have been reading ‘One Winter’s Day’ by M. Christina Butler and other hedgehog stories. Today, Larry the hedgehog visited us and the children learnt some fascinating facts about Larry such as what he likes eat and how much he likes to sleep.



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Make-up artist visiting Adamsrill Reception

Today we had a visitor who helps people. She sometimes helps people get ready to appear on television! She is a parent of a reception child and works in make-up for television, advertising and fashion shows. Miss Casal volunteered to have her make-up put on by our visiting make-up artist and looked stunning. The children described her as looking like Belle from the ‘Beauty and the Beast’, a princess and a queen! Miss Casal was delighted. Thank you Claire, for demonstrating your artistic talent and explaining your role in helping people.

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November Blog

This month, reception children have had visits from people who help us. The children are learning to ask sensible questions to our visitors using where, when, what and how. In Maths, the children have been practising writing numbers and consolidating their knowledge of counting. In phonics, the children are increasing their knowledge of phonemes and are learning to apply them in their reading and writing. Reading Eggs passwords have been given out, please help your child to access this at home. Reading Eggs is an excellent resource to help your child with learning to read. Teachers can see what is accessed at home. Should you have any questions about Reading Eggs then please ask your child’s class teacher. There is also a helpline for Reading Eggs that you can call Mon-Fri 8:30am -5:00pm. The children will be able to dress in something colourful or Christmas themed on Friday 21st Dec. We are asking for £1 donation, for school funds, if your child chooses to do this. There will be a Christmas party for the children on Thursday 20th Dec. Your child’s class teacher will provide a list of items and would be grateful if you are able to sign your name next to an item that you would be able to supply for the party. Reception’s Nativity Play will be held in the main hall on Thursday, 13th December at 9:30am. The children are learning the songs and there are a lot of enthusiastic singers in Reception. We look forward to seeing everyone on the 13th December.

Community officer visit shows us how to crossItalian class singing about the coloured fish Parent talking about her job as a bus driver

Writing cvc wordsTaking a message!Road safety talkReading MorningPlaying with the animalsPainting outsideOutside playMaking six biscuitsMaking a rocketMaking a diva light for Diwalimaking and counting starsLearning about capacityJoining the magnetsFinding out about wormsFinding a numberDiva light for DiwaliDescribing where the dinosaurs are hidingCounting conkersCrossing the road safelyLooking closely at what is on the autumn table


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RN in October

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This week in RN we have been settling in and learning the class routines.

Drinking water and eating fruit in our snack table.

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Reception this Term

Reception Summer Term

Literacy- We continue our daily phonics lessons. More information for parents can be found at We are applying our phonic knowledge in reading and writing. In addition to phonics we are building up our sight vocabulary in reading. We are writing using different genres such as recounts, instructions and letters mostly based on a pirate theme.

Maths- We are consolidating our knowledge of solving problems including doubling, halving and sharing. We are using our mathematical language to talk about length, weight, position and time.

Communication and language- We are sharing our own ideas and opinions giving detailed explanations and reasoning. We are continuing to develop our vocabulary through this term’s topic of pirates and the sea.

Physical Development- We continue our weekly PE lesson. We are practising for our sports day which is on Friday, 6th July at 9:15am.

Personal, social and emotional development- We are very good at taking turns, sharing resources and helping one another. We will now be focussing on getting ready for Year One, talking about the new environment and what the transition will be like.

Expressive arts and design-We are exploring different media to create art work based on a pirate theme. We continue with our music lessons with Mrs Wray and are learning pirate songs and how to use the different instruments.

Understanding the world- We are talking at the different seas around the world. We are looking at the causes of noise pollution for whales in the sea. We are focussing on how to prevent waste polluting the sea and the dangers this poses for sea life.

We are all looking forward to our trip to the Golden Hinde on Friday, 13th July.

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Reception Learning in November

The children enjoyed the story of ‘Pumpkin Soup’ and were able to discuss what each character did. They then made their own pumpkin soup which some children thought was delicious and others were less keen! The children have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes and finding these shapes in the environment. New this term has been Italian lessons for Reception children and reading morning. Thank you to parents who attended the reading morning. Children enjoy having their parents coming to school and sharing books with them. Rehearsals for the Christmas play ‘It’s A Baby’ have begun by the children learning the songs. The play will be on the 8th December at 9:30am.


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October learning in Reception

Reception children have been making owls using shapes and singing ‘The Owl’ song. Other songs learnt this half term have been about Harvest and Autumn. ‘Big Red Combine Harvester’ and ‘Autumn Leaves’ are two of their favourite songs to sing. They have also been learning a lot about rhyming and children are enthusiastic about finding words that rhyme. They have enjoyed the book ‘Each Peach Pear Plum’ and some children can recite this from memory because of the rhyming text. In maths, as well as learning about shapes and number songs, children are using Numicon to explain what numbers to 20 look like. As part of our topic about ‘Ourselves’ the children have completed their self-portraits, labelled a picture of a body and drawn pictures of their family. They have all had a busy first half term!

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