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Every day is a new adventure in Reception and here we will share some of those adventures with you!


Colour Week

We enjoyed taking part in many different activities during art week.  We made bubble prints and rainbows using different media and collage materials.  We even drew our own sunflower pictures just like Vincent Van Gogh! 

Colour Run

We had lots of fun taking part in the colour run organised by Durham School Sports Partnership.


Monster Phonics Day

It was the launch of our Monster Phonics programme so everyone dressed up as a Monster Phonics monster! smiley  Look at our costumes in the phonics section of our website.


Finchale Family Jiggly Jog time!!

What a fun day!


European Day of Languages

Hola! Reception found out more about Spain during our European Day of Languages celebration.  We also made flags, we tried traditional Spanish foods, we made pictures in the style of Gaudi (a famous Spanish sculptor), we sang and danced to Spanish songs and tried out a few Spanish words.



Little Kickers

Reception were treated to a demo session today from Little Kickers Football.  Everyone had a fantastic time whilst also developing their football skills.

Making Bread

After listening to one of our favourite stories - The Little Red Hen, we decided to have a go at making our own bread.

Halloween Fun

Happy Halloween from Reception.


Remembrance Day

Reception joined KS1 for a special remembrance service in our Finchale Memorial garden.  We wore our special poppies that we had made.




Diwali Celebrations

Reception have been learning about Diwali.  We worked together to make some rangoli patterns and we each made our own diva lamp and firework pictures.  We were also very lucky because Harry from year 3 came and talked to us about his own Diwali traditions and celebrations at home.

Children in Need

Everyone at Finchale Primary, especially Reception, enjoyed dressing up for Children in Need day.


Visit from Jet and Ben

Reception had a wonderful time meeting Jet and Ben, as part of our People Who Help Us topic.  Police officer Claire told us about her job and was kind enough to even let us try on some police uniform!  We had a look at the van she uses for her job and we saw the lights and sirens in action.  The highlight of her visit, however, was definitely meeting her police dogs Jet and Ben.  They were very well behaved and everyone enjoyed stroking them and having their picture taken with them.

Marvellous Maths Day

We love Maths in Reception, so it was great fun to dress up in number related clothes and take part in fun number activities in our classroom.



Christmas Crafts

Christmas is a fun time to be in Reception.  We practised our printing skills using our hands and feet and then turned our prints into snowmen and reindeers.  We also developed our weaving skills when making our calendars and we created Christmas trees using strips of paper.

Festive Fun Run

What a fun morning we had, getting dressed in our Christmas accessories and taking part in a Christmas themed fun run organised by the Durham School Sports Partnership.  We wish it could be Christmas every day!!!