Hello and welcome to the Reception homepage. The team working in Reception are Miss Broadhurst and Miss Jackson. We are very excited for the year ahead and we will keep you updated on the children’s learning on the Chatter Feed on the right hand side of this page.

We use Seesaw to update you on your child’s progress and learning, when you log on you will see snapshots of some of the activities we take part in in class. We expect all parents to interact with posts on Seesaw and to work with their child on activities set at home.

Reading is fundamental to a child’s progress. It helps to introduce your child to new words and increase their vocabulary. We recommend that parents read with their child daily. It helps to spark imagination and plays a crucial role in speech development which introduces children to the world around them and new concepts. We expect all parents to read with their child and make notes at least once a week.

If you have any problems accessing Seesaw or the Monster Phonics e-books, please contact us using the parentmail@pleasantstreet.liverpool.sch.uk email address and we will try to support you.

PE – Thursday – The children should wear PE kits into school on this day.

Seesaw Activities – Activities are posted on Seesaw every Friday for you to view and complete at home with your child.

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Reception Chatter

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Diversity Day Summer term 1

19-04-2024

Reception have celebrated diversity day this term by reading the story “The same but different too”. Reception discussed with their partners what is the same but different about the characters on the front cover of the story, together we then read the story and discussed with our partners what is the same but different about us in class. Reception then drew and wrote sentences about what is the same about us and somebody else and what is different too.

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Reception Trip to Calderstones Park!

19-04-2024

As we are learning all about spring and the lifecycles of plants we visited Calderstones Park to explore. Reception enjoyed pointing out the different signs of spring such as the blossoms on the trees and the new green leaves. Reception also discussed the lifecycles of plants how they start as a seed and sprout into a seedling and then into an adult plant.
As we walked through the park we visited the pond and fed the ducks some lovely peas.

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Science week in Reception

19-04-2024

This week Reception has been celebrating Science week! Reception worked on lots of different activity challenges.

the activities include: exploring an experiment with milk and food colouring to see a reaction.

Reception then created boats to see if their boats float or sink on the water.

Reception were challenged to use anything other than their hands to get the dinosaur to float, so they used stones to get the dinosaur to float to the top.

Reception were asked to build a bridge out of pasta and playdoh to see if it was strong enough to hold the trains.

Reception were challenged to make a rainbow out of blocks and to draw the rainbow.

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World Book Day

19-04-2024

Reception celebrated world book day by reading the story Little Red Riding Hood this year, we had a fun day with lots of different activities such as role playing the story and sequencing the story in to order, we also made our own little red riding hoods.

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Outdoor Learning Session at LJMU

19-04-2024

Reception was invited to an outdoor learning session at Liverpool John Moores to participate in activities with students training to be teachers, Reception really enjoyed their time thank you LJMU for a fabulous learning session.

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Special People

19-04-2024

In RE Reception have been discussing special people in their lives outside of school, some of the children brought in pictures of people who are special to them, the children gave some lovely reasons to why some of the people were special to them such as ‘because they look after me’ ‘because they show me love’ ‘because they share their money with me’ ‘because they make me laugh’.
Thank you for sharing all your special people with us.

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Diversity Day Spring

19-04-2024

For diversity day this term Reception read the story ‘It’s okay to be different’ which had a positive messages of acceptance and promotes confidence for all. Reception then had a circle time where they all discussed that’s it’s okay to be themselves. Reception then drew and wrote a sentence as to why it’s okay to be something which was then shared in assembly.

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Aquarium trip!

19-04-2024
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Mental Health Week in Reception

19-04-2024

This week Reception are celebrating mental well-being of children in school, we have enjoyed a lovely assembly from Class 3 on the importance of mental well-being, we then discussed what makes us proud and we drew some pictures of what makes us proud to be in school, what makes us proud at home and what makes us proud to be apart of our family.

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Book Week in Reception

19-04-2024

In Reception we were read a lovely story ‘Archie’s grand plan’ online by the author Ray Lowthian. Reception then drew a hat for Archie and pretended to be ants and anteaters. Thank you Ray for our lovely story.

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Moving our bodies in PE

19-04-2024

In our PE lessons with Mr Lancaster this term Reception have been moving their bodies in different ways such as forward rolls and jumping side to side.

Recently Reception have been using the apparatus and benches to move their bodies and balance using their gross motor skills.

Reception can’t wait for our next PE lesson on Friday!

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Geography in Spring 1

19-04-2024

Before the half term Reception enjoyed exploring maps on the computer and guessing where we lived in the world, Reception then drew their houses on a map to show where they lived.

This term for Spring we explored again different places around the world using the computer, Reception let me know where they wanted to go on google earth and we discovered lots of different countries and places some children have been on holiday to and some places they have never been before. Reception also investigated some atlases.

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RE in Reception

19-04-2024

This term in RE we are exploring special people, last week Reception discussed what is special about themselves through looking at a mirror and expressing why they are special.

This week in Reception we discussed who is special in our class and why they are special? We then created postcards to give to our special friends in class.

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Snow Day!

19-04-2024

Reception enjoyed exploring the snow today in our early years garden!

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Friday in Reception

19-04-2024

We had a very busy day on Friday, we had a lovely morning in PE with Mr Lancaster, then we made our own sandwiches for snack they were so yummy!

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Diversity Day Spring 1

19-04-2024

For diversity day this term we have read a lovely story called ‘When sadness comes to call’, we discussed what makes us sad some times and that it’s okay to be sad and be accepting of it. The children drew pictures of what makes them sad.

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A Special Visitor

19-04-2024

We had a very special visitor in school on party day, every class had the opportunity to visit the grotto and they left with some gifts.

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Reception Stay and Play

19-04-2024

Thank you to all of the parents who joined us for a Stay and Play session this week. It was great to see so many of you there and we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

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Writing Fun in Reception

19-04-2024

Reception have been trying really hard this week to write sentences in phonics using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.

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Diversity Day – The Colours of Us

19-04-2024

For diversity day we read a lovely story called “the colours of us”, we discussed the colours of people’s skin and how it makes us unique and we then created self portraits.

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