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בית ספר קלור שלום

'Engage, Inspire, Achieve.'

Clore Shalom School


Transition to Year 1

We had the best school trip to the Pig Sanctuary!

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Indian Snack Tasting

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As part of our Hindu learning day, Reception tasted some traditional Indian Food. Here they are tasting popadoms and lime chutney!

The Bog Baby- This week we made our own 'Bog Babies'

Today we learnt about halving- 5/6

A Spring Walk!


The Tiny Seed

Welcome Back- Minibeast Week

Early Learning Goals (end of Reception goals)

RWI sound mat

Today we ate matzah and made our own from scratch!

S.T.E.M Week

What a fabulous week in Reception !

Glue Gun!

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Today (6/3) Reception children have learnt how to use a glue gun safely. Go Ace!

Week 27/2 Grandad's Island and lots more!

We will be giving some homework out this Friday, please upload to tapestry when you have completed it! 


Your child will either have:

An 'ay' roll and read sheet


A 'cvc' roll and read sheet


Or an 'eye spy' sound game 


Have fun with it, if you don't have a dice you can use the rolling dice on the internet. 

If your child is in Miss Barber's group they started Set 2 sounds today(20/2). Please see the sound mat below so you can see what sounds they will be learning! 

Welcome Back- PIRATES!

Please do not forget to return library books each Thursday

After half term we are learning about 'Pirates.' Some children will be starting to learn their 'Set 2' Sounds, some will continue to practise and review sounds and blending. 


In maths we will be learning number bonds, revisiting addition , subtraction, doubling, sharing and repeating patterns. 


Please ensure reading folders are sent in on reading days and that you are writing to us and hearing your children read. It is really important at these early stages of their reading journey. 


if you wish to purchase any items from the Reception wish list we would be most grateful. We are always looking for new exciting resources for the children. 


Thank you as always for your support this term, we are so excited for the next! 


Have a restful break,


The Reception Team 


What a Busy Week- 'Superwrom' and lots more!

We loved learning about 'Supertato!'

This week we learnt how to record number using pictograms

On Monday we celebrated Chinese New Year

We learnt about subtraction and played 'Subtraction Smash!'

This week we encouraged large scale mark making- this was a hit for the boys!

This week we learnt to double numbers!

Jack and the Beanstalk

Teddy Bear Picnic

Welcome Back- Today we started our learning about Goldilocks and the Three Bears!

Home Learning

There are so many learning opportunities when it is a snow day. We had so much fun letting the children be 'free' in the snow. 



Fun in the Snow!


We are changing our role play into a wrapping centre- if you have any wrapping paper, cards, gift tags and other things please send them in!


Please ensure gloves, hats and scarves are all labelled and wrap the children up warm. We go outside in any weather.


Please ensure your children reading folder is in their bag every day. Please practise reading , handwriting and sound practise. Upload it onto tapestry for us to see.


Next week we are learning about Chanukah. 


Thank you for all your support,


The Reception Team 


Our Learning in Pictures- Week 6

Next week we are learning all about 'Space.' We are learning through the text 'Man on the Moon.' We will be having a picnic on the moon, making some explosions, making alien soup and lots more. Get ready for another fun week. 


Some children are ready to move onto ditty sheets, these will come home in their bags on a THURSDAY. Please practise these at home. If they have not got one of these they will get a blending book to keep practising the skill of segmenting and blending. 


We are in need of large brooms and mops, jerry cans and old flowers. If you have any you wish to donate we would be very grateful. 


If you have any questions, please get in touch. Thank you for your support as always! 


The Reception Team 

People Who Help Us!

Next week we are learning about 'People who Help Us.' Do not forget your waterproofs for our car wash on Monday. The staff are excited to drive away with shiny new wheels! 


Please remember to put their reading folders in their bag each day. 



Thanks for all your support,


The Reception Team 

It was National Nursery Rhyme Week- We went all out!

This week we explored light!

We learnt how to care for our pet Fish - 15/11

Shabbat Shalom

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We love our weekly Shabbat Service. Mrs Cohen, Mrs Goldsmith and Rabbi Neal join us weekly.

Next week we are learning about Light and Dark. We will also be celebrating Nursery Rhyme week where we will be starting off with a 'Humpty Dumpty Crime Scene.'


Please remember to provide labelled spare clothes for your child. Please upload videos of them practising their reading and handwriting for us to see. If you need any support with this please email us. 


Thanks as always for your continued support.


The Reception Team 

A Pet Visit 11/11/22

Next week we are learning through the texts of 'Farmer Duck' and 'Rumble in the Jungle.' 


Please keep us updated with their phonics and remember to write in their reading record book. We will be reading with them once a week. 


New sounds this week- we haven't taught all of them some are being taught next week. So do not worry if they don't know them! 


Please practise their blending books- if they find it hard model it to them first and don't forget to practise their letter formation! 


We are looking for old mops and old brooms. If you wish to donate any we would be so grateful. This is for large mark making outside to develop gross motor skills. 


Thanks for your support and Shabbat Shalom!


The Reception Team

Hindu Learning Morning

That's a Wrap!


Wow- we are so proud of how the children have settled in. They are learning so much and are so independent already. 


Next term we are learning about 'Animals' 'People Who Help Us' 'Space and Chanukah' and lots more! 


Thank you for all your support- please don't forget to update reading diaries over the short half term. Please add observations onto tapestry for us to see. 


Shabbat Shalom- have a lovely break. 


The Reception Team 

We made Pumpkin Volcanoes!

We made our own pumpkin soup- yummy!

Early Learning Goals- End of year expectaitons

We also had a dinosaur invasion

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This created a week of curiosity and investigation!!!

This week we learnt how to say 'sorry' for Yom Kippur

Week 4- Our Bodies and Our Teeth


What a wonderful week we have had where we have continued to learn about 'Ourselves.' Oral health is a huge part of the new curriculum and we have been learning how to brush our teeth properly! This was a lot of fun. We have also started an experiment over time. We have placed an old real tooth in coca cola - we will see what has happened to the tooth over time. 


We are still embedding all our routines. This week we have focussed on the welly boot station. The children now know if they go into the digging area or mud kitchen they need to change into their boots (even if they do go on the wrong feet!!)


Phonics is moving at a fast pace- please practise your sounds and send us some videos on tapestry. 


Next week we are learning about Yom Kippur and Dinosaurs! If you have any more conkers then send them our way. 


Have a lovely weekend,


The Reception Team

Week 4 Fun

In JS Reception learnt about the festival of Rosh Hashanah. We dipped apple in honey and enjoyed tasting it and made Rosh Hashanah cards by cutting and gluing Rosh Hashanah pictures. We can now all say “Shana Tova” to our friends. 

Rosh Hashanah learning

                                                                Reception Week 2 


We are so proud of the children, they have settled so well and are loving 'Clore' life. Next week we are learning about 'worries.' We will be using the texts 'Silly Billy' by Anthony Browne and 'The Worry Monster' by Anna Llenas. In addition to this we will start learning about Rosh Hashanah and we have lots of creative activities so that the children can deepen their learning.


Thank you for your support this week - keep us updated on tapestry with all your home outings and activities. 


Shabbat Shalom,


The Reception Team

Rad Write Inc Sound Mat - these will help you with letter formation at home. Please stick to the new sounds we have sent home this week.