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Welcome to Reception


Spring 1

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Rainbow Fish

WB 3rd February                   Word of the Week: Friends


This week we have been looking at the story of the 'Rainbow Fish'. We have been thinking about what makes a good friend and we have been trying to demonstrate this through our play.

Chinese New Year

W/B 27th January        Word of the Week: shape


This week we have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes. We looked at the story of Chinese New Year and made dragons using 2D shapes and enjoyed creating 3D dragons with our junk modelling. In our music lessons we have been learning to sing and move to lots of different songs.

WB: 20th January       Word of the week: Fact


This week we have been learning about bears. We have loved learning facts that we didn't know about bears. Did you know that bears can sleep for up to 20 hours a day?! 

At the end of the week we became authors and illustrators to create our own fact files full of facts that we had remembered. 

WB: 13th January

This week we have been continuing with our work on bears. The children have enjoyed using musical instruments to recreate the atmosphere from 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt'.

They have also been reading and remembering facts about different types of bears and making their own fact files. In computer lessons the children have been learning to use the keyboard and writing more facts about bears.


WB: 7th January              Word of the Week: Setting

‘We’re Going on a Bear hunt’

This week the children will be sharing the wonderful story ‘Were Going on a Bear Hunt’. During this week we will begin to talk about and experience the different parts of the journey that the family took before meeting the big brown bear. The children will be feeling different materials and textures, creating and completing simple captions and sentences, creating their own bear masks, designing and creating bear patterns and reading and discussing simple sentences.

Autumn Term 2

Our Remembrance Day Poems

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WB: 18th November         Word of the week: Thank you


We have been learning about the importance of Remembrance Day and why we celebrate it. Over the week we created our own poppies, learnt a poppy poem and made a thank you card for someone special to us. 

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WB: 11TH November                   Word of the Week: Fireworks

The children have enjoyed creating some beautiful firework pictures using paint in different ways. In Literacy the children have been creating their own name rockets and have followed, written and ordered instructions in order to create their own delicious chocolate sparklers.


WB: 4th November     Word of the Week: length

Wow!! What a fabulous day we had yesterday meeting the four different owls that came to visit us. The children were really excited and thoroughly enjoyed holding them using the special gloves, asking lots of questions, hearing lots of facts and watching them fly across the hall.


WB: 28TH October    Word of the Week: Brave

This week the children have thoroughly enjoyed listening to the story ‘Owl Babies’. The children have sequenced and retold the story using their fabulous owl spoons that they have made using paints and patterns. We have also created some beautiful pictures of a night time scene using chalk and black paper. The children have loved listening to other owl stories and have talked about feelings, similarities and differences between them all. The children then drew pictures of their favourite owl characters and wrote some wonderful labels, captions and sentences about them using their phonics knowledge.

The children are very excited about our Owl visit on Monday. Photos will be uploaded very soon!smiley

Autumn term 1

WB: 7th October       STEM Week     Word of the Week: Investigation

We have been carrying out many different investigations and creating our own inventions. We have made our own boats and tested if they floated or sunk depending on the materials that we used. We have also created our own rockets and launched them into space by using different sized bottles.

WB: 30th September     Word of the Week: Family

This week the children have been talking about their families and homes. We have also been on a walk around the back of the school field, looking carefully at similarities and differences. Next week we will be looking at what we have inside our homes and be creating our own dream bedrooms. We will also be thinking about the importance of looking after ourselves and looking at healthy and unhealthy foods.  

Our portraits



WB: 23rd September       Word of the Week: Family

Next week we will begin our Literacy, Mathematics and Skills sessions, which will focus on our topic for this term which is ‘All About Me’. In Literacy we will be developing our speaking and listening skills by talking about our families, homes, likes and dislikes. Within Mathematics we will be recognising simple 2D shapes and beginning to explore their properties.