Category Archives: Reception

Stay and Play in Reception

STAY AND PLAY IN RECEPTION The Reception children enjoyed inviting their parents into school today. It was a wonderful opportunity for parents to see how the children start their day at school. The children sat smartly on the carpet and shared some lovely, thoughtful prayers and sang some of their favourite songs for the mums,…Read More

Chinese New Year in Reception

Chinese New Year in Reception

The children in Reception enjoyed finding out about Chinese New Year. They read the story about the ‘Great Race’ and found out how the animals of the Chinese Zodiac decided who would have which year named after them. 2018 is the year of the Dog. The children enjoyed using masks and acting out the story together.…Read More

Forest School in Reception

Forest School in Reception

The children enjoyed reading the story of ‘Stickman’ by Julia Donaldson. They talked about the setting, characters and recalled their favourite part of the story. We explored our forest area and found sticks of all different shapes and sizes. They children made their own stickmen out of sticks and pipe cleaners. The children spent ages…Read More

Our Shape Hunt in Reception!

Our Shape Hunt in Reception!

Miss O’Connor told me that she did lots of shape work with the children in the Nursery last year and I can tell that she did as the children have been super at recognising and talking about shapes in class this week. We set a challenge to explore the outdoor area around our school and…Read More

Week 6 in Y6…13th October

Week 6 in Y6…13th October

I’m back from a hectic few days teaching science in the beautiful Italian town of Tarquinia as part of our on-going Erasmus project, straight into the preparations for one of the best weeks in Y6 – the week of the Buddy assembly. The Y6 pupils have completed a superb hall display of pen portraits of…Read More

A Great Start to Our Reception Year!

A Great Start to Our Reception Year!

Welcome to Reception everyone! The children have had a busy few weeks settling into life in our Reception class. They have been making new friends, learning new routines and enjoying working and playing together.                The children have especially loved exploring the different programs on the interactive whiteboard and working on the classroom…Read More

Caterpillars and Butterflies in Reception

Caterpillars and Butterflies in Reception

We have been learning about life cycles in Reception. One of our children got a very special present of some caterpillars for his birthday and he brought them into school to show us all. They children enjoyed observing the caterpillars and watch them wriggling around! We looked in books and found out some fun facts…Read More