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A Special Story

Date: 25th Nov 2020 @ 3:23pm

This afternoon we reminded ourselves of a very special event that happened thousands of years ago. After reading the story we made character stick puppets.  On Friday we will make a setting - the stable in Bethlehem. Can you guess which special story we have been learning about? 

Here are a few photos of us choosing and then drawing the characters. 


We are Special, It’s O.K. to be Different

Date: 20th Nov 2020 @ 10:55am

This week is anti bullying week. Today we wore odd socks to show it’s ok to be different. In the morning we looked at everybody’s socks and found that some were the same and some things were different. Mrs Hughes even popped in to show us her odd socks! Can you spot them? Look at the video below to see our different socks. 

We read a brilliant book by Todd Parr - you can read it  by watching it in the link below. 


Then we drew pictures of what makes us special on strips of paper and we joined the strips together to create a paper chain. We know that we are special and by joining them together we realised that our whole class is special too!


Happy Diwali

Date: 14th Nov 2020 @ 7:29am

We have been learning about Diwali this week in class and we'd like to say Happy Diwali to everyone who is celebrating today. We started making diva lamps, we created Rangoli patterns with shapes and sand and we learned about the story of Diwali. Lots of the children then decided to make stick puppets or masks of the characters. We also discovered that Diwali is a festival of light and it is celebrated with fireworks, just like Bonfire Night. Take a look at a few of the photos of us exploring and learning. 

Reading Challenges

Date: 13th Nov 2020 @ 8:11pm

This week we have spent lots of time completing reading challenges in our classroom. We read new books together in our Guided Reading sessions. We also completed some follow up challenges. Look at the pictures of our learning. We learned how to retrieve words from the text by using sound cues and by reading the sentences to find the correct word.  We also completed reading challenges in the classroom to label the different foods on our shopping list. (We need to buy food for our patterned tigers!)

Children in Need

Date: 13th Nov 2020 @ 8:00pm

Today we had a great time finishing off our Children in Need activities. Every morning this week we have joined Joe Wicks to start our day off with a fabulous five minutes of moving. Taking care of your physical health will help your mind feel healthy too. We care for ourselves and we care for others in Reception. 

We started the day finishing off Joe’s 24hr workout marathon. He looked so tired but he kept working hard. He is so resilient. This is something we are learning to be . Sometimes things are tricky and life can feel hard. We know to keep trying and one day things it will feel less hard.

Here are a few photos of us ‘Pudseying Ourselves’ and a funny video of us doing our silly moves when Joe completed his 24hr workout.

Armistice Day 2020

Date: 11th Nov 2020 @ 2:36pm

This morning we watched a video to learn all about poppies. The video showed us how animals were scared in the war but after the war all of the poppies grew in the fields. This made us smile so this afternoon we made our own poppies.

We care about people and we remember. 


Dark and Light Colour Day

Date: 5th Nov 2020 @ 8:25pm

Today we launched our new Creative Curriculum. We dressed up in dark or light, dull or bright clothes and began to learn about a celebration that we all love. Can you guess what our celebration is by looking at the pictures and watching the video? Next week we will be learning about a festival of light called Diwali. What do you know about Diwali? 

Here’s a clue:

Think about today’s date. 🤔


Homework Heroes

Date: 3rd Nov 2020 @ 8:36pm

Thank you so much to all of you that returned photos for our homework last half term. Every Friday you can click the 'upload file' button with your photos to show us what you have been doing at home.

Here are a few quotes and pictures from our Autumn Hunt and Shape Hunt. Excellent work Reception. 

Signs of Autumn

‘We went on magical woodland walk last weekend saw lots of fallen leads and different trees with lots of lights. Also saw some owls

‘N. was really thrilled with what he had found, he enjoyed going out and finding different types of leaves.

‘C. went for a walk with his Dad near the canal and saw lots of leaves on the ground and also picked a daisy for his mum.

‘C. enjoyed his time out in the park, riding pass lots of different Colour leaves.