Magic from Our Reception Children

Along with their work on shape and number and following all their Speed Sound sessions, the Reception children talked about the Gruffalo’s friend, the kind witch, who invited all her animal friends to share her broom until it was too heavy and it snapped in two!  The children were challenged to…

Reception Home Learning

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Lovely Learning at home

Our Reception children are learning about The Gruffalo and his friends! We have introduced and talked about the author Julia Donaldson and all the super stories that she wrote!  The children have made, baked and created Gruffalo pictures, food, models and puppets.  We’ve looked at settings and…

Home Learning

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Christmas Capers in Reception

We have been so excited to find magical visitors have been in our Classroom overnight!  The children have asked questions, used fabulous storytelling vocabulary to work out and find out what is happening!  Santa, the Elves and the Fairies have played an important part in our learning over the last…

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Odd socks and rainbows

This week we started the week wearing odd socks! This was to kick start our learning about bullying for anti bullying week! The odd socks told us that it’s ok to be different and to be proud just to be ourselves! Mrs Bear celebrated her big birthday and we helped her to celebrate with lots of…

Religious Education

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Remembering in Reception

We all wore red on 11th November to remember all the soldiers who have gone away to fight in wars so that we can live freely and safely! We have played with red sand, made poppies out of dough, completed observational paintings and painted on a large scale outside!  We noticed in Bear Hunt that…

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Spooky fun in Reception

During this week we have enjoyed listening to lots of stories about pumpkins!  We made Cinderella’s Coach by melting wax crayons on it, we made and tasted pumpkin soup, we enjoyed sparklers on Bonfire Night and made up fantastic stories about broomsticks and magic!  

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Traction Men

This week we have listened to and retold our own version of Traction Man.  We loved the descriptions of the ‘evil pillows’ and the ‘poisonous dish cloth.’  We have made superheroes out of 2D shapes and weighed and measured pictures of superheroes.  We have learning through play outside using every…


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Reception celebrates World Mental Health Day

Today we have thought about mental health.  We talked about not being able to put a plaster on it when we are sad, worried or scared.  We learnt about talking and some more mindfulness activities like mindful eating.  We thought about how amazing we all are and have made some Marvellous…


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Mental Health Awareness Week

Random Acts of Kindness

The children in Reception have risen to the challenge of carrying out a random act of kindness each day!  They have prepared celebrations for their pets, made cups of tea for their parents, cooked food, made cards, written letters and helped with the house work.  They…

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Victorious in celebrating VE Day in Lockdown

Reception Children create VE Day Bunting

Throughout School Closure the children have maintained strong links with school on a daily basis!  We were keen to make sure we were able to celebrate this very special historical event and so the challenge set for the Reception children was to create…

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Fun with our new resources!

We are so lucky to have completely new furniture in our classroom.  We also have lots of new toys to help us with our learning.  We are having lots of fun and enjoying ourselves!  Thank you!

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We have had lots of fun going on shape treasure hunts.  We then made shapes out of pasta and marshmallows - it was a sticky, tricky business but we really enjoyed it and we learnt all the shape names.  We even tried to make a circle from the pasta but soon realised the pasta needed to be soft to…


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