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You are invited to a wedding!

Date: 16th Oct 2020 @ 9:15pm

This week we have been learning about shapes in maths. We learned so much about shapes that we were able to design objects and clothes for the wedding for our new friends, Betty and Harry.

We looked at, named, talked about and explored shapes. Then we worked out how to fit them into the spaces by combining shapes.  Look out for a display in our class. We'll post a picture on Monday once the finishing touches are added (there's a cake to make and a necklace to thread)

In the mean time, listen to the story and see if you can work out what we designed for 'The Scarecrows' Wedding'. 


Learning with Rainbow Fish

Date: 24th Sep 2020 @ 7:25pm

This week we have been learning about being kind and sharing by reading the story 'Rainbow Fish' by Marcus Pfister. You can listen to the story by clicking on the video below. Then have a look at our beautiful drawings. We're so proud of our work.

We drew our own Rainbow Fish and thought about what we had learned from the story. Here are a few of our children's responses:


"When he gave all his scales away he shared. He doesn't want to share. When he didn't share he had no friends. Because he's got friends now, cos he's happy to the stars. He gave his scales to all his friends." 


"Rainbow Fish shared his scales. It was nice but he only has one left but (because) he was kind"


"The octopus said he has to share scales. He feels sad cos he had no friends. Now he shared his sclaes and he has friends and he's really happy"


"You know the Rainbow Fish, he didn't share his scales."


"Rainbow Fish is a very very good fish because she shares all her scales is kind."


"I like Rainbow Fish because she shares her things. I get a toy and  I share it with Darnea. Her scales are gold like golden. Me and Goodness was playing teachers and we was sharing the chair."




"Rainbow Fish give blue fish one of the scales. Rainbow Fish was kind. He was so kind because he gave his scales to each and every fish."



"Rainbow Fish shared his scales and Corey shares the slide just like Rainbow Fish. Corey's a rainbow fish."



"Rainbow Fish said yes and gived the scales to fish."



"Rainbow Fish did share his scales to the blue fish. Make him happy."



"He swims in the sea. He is my friend. He be's kind to everyone, he shares his toys. He being a good friend."


"Rainbow Fish rung to me on the phone and said, 'Can I come to your house?' and she did and she shared my toys and she said when you've finished with that toy can I please play with it and she did share. She was so so soooo kind."




Our first week in Reception !

Date: 14th Sep 2020 @ 10:57am

Our first week in Reception has flown by! The children have really started to settle into their new classrooms and are ready and raring to explore all of the different areas with their special bubble buddies. They are becoming used to the new routines and expectations and are practicing independently playing with and tidying resources in the indoor and outdoor classrooms. Watch the video below so that you can see all of the fun and exciting things the children have been doing this week!

Welcome to Reception!

Date: 14th Sep 2020 @ 9:59am

Let's Celebrate!!

Date: 17th Jul 2020 @ 4:34pm

Good Afternoon Everyone, 

Here is the last Celebration post of the year! Well done to all of you for doing your home learning and the learning in school being part of the Purple, Pink and Yellow Bubbles. 

We hope you have a lovely but safe holiday! Me and Mrs Cooper will see you all in Year 1! Whilst Miss Williams and Miss Cogger will continue to work with children in Nursery and Reception. 

Love From

Mrs Iqbal, Miss Williams, Mrs Cooper and Miss Coggersmileyheart

Friday 17th July

Date: 17th Jul 2020 @ 11:00am

Good Morning Everyone, 

Sorry for the late blog but we're in school trying to sort through the classroom!

It's a bit sad today to think that if we were together in school we would be doing lots of fun activites together. Anyway today all four us in Reception have set you a task. We would like you to think about a memory from reception. The memory might be a book we did, experinece, topic that we did or an area that you have enjoyed playing in. We want you to share this memory as a picture, painting, model or just a video telling us. 

Here are our memories...

Mrs Iqbal - I loved the story 'Ready Steady Mo.' I enjoyed the actions we did when retelling the story and when we learnt the Mobot!

Miss Wiliams - I enjoyed the story Chicken Licken. I loved it when we dressed up as farm animals for World Book Day and went into the hall and shared a story with our Year 4 buddies.

Mrs Cooper - I enjoyed World Book Day celebrations. I loved dressing up as Chickin Licken. 

Miss Cogger - I enoyed it when we went to Blue Planet Aquariu and saw all the animals under the sea. 

We can't wait to see your memories!

Love Mrs Iqbal, Miss Williams, Mrs Cooper and Miss Cogger. 

Thursday 16th July

Date: 16th Jul 2020 @ 6:45am

Good Morning Everyone, 

It's Thursday and we are nearly at the end of the year! Just two more days and we all be able to take a well earned rest. 

Here are today's activities on Padlet:


Don't forget to send it photos or videos of your wonderful work to our year group email address:


Have a lovely day

Love Mrs Iqbal and Miss Williams 

Wednesday 15th July

Date: 15th Jul 2020 @ 6:43am

Good Morning Everyone, 

How are we all on this dull Wednesday? It's the middle of the week of the final week of learning before thr summer holidays. Where is this week going...?

A message from Mrs Thewlis...

'I am collecting the reading books to get ready for next year. Please could you bring them in and leave them in the boxes at the front of the school. Make sure to write the child's name and class so that I can tick off who has brought the books in. Thank you.' 

Here is the link for your Padlet activities today:


Have a lovely day.

Love Mrs Iqbal and Miss Williams 

Tuesday 14th July

Date: 14th Jul 2020 @ 6:44am

Good Morning Everyone, 

Hope are you all ok on this dull Tuesday! Let's hope the sun shines a little later.

On Friday we will be setting you a Reception Memory challenge. Start thinking about what you have enjoyed in Reception. It could be a book, area or experience that we did together. More details will follow on Friday with a special video message from us all in Reception! 

Your activities are ready on Padlet:


Have a lovely day. 

Love Mrs Iqbal and Miss Williams 

Monday 13th July

Date: 13th Jul 2020 @ 6:43am

Good Morning Everyone, 

I can't believe it's the final week of learning before the Summer Holidays!!! It's a strange feeling to the end of the year this time but you have all done brilliantly whether it has been in school or at home.

Don't forget to continue to send us photos and videos of your home learning to the year group email. Purple and Pink bubbles will continue to show what they are doing each day this week on the class blog pages. 

Today's activities are ready on Padlet:


Don't forget this week we will be ringing you to tell you who your new Year 1 teachers are...wink

Have a lovely day.

Love Mrs Iqbal and Miss Williams 

RAI Stars!!!

Date: 10th Jul 2020 @ 2:59pm

What an amazing week it has been for children in RAI at home and in school!!!

You are all SUPSTARS!!!

Watch the video below and maybe do the TikTok dance matching the song!

Have a lovely weekend, and get ready for the final week of learning before the Summer holidays. 

Don't forget from Monday you'll be getting a phone call from me telling you about your Year 1 teacher. Exciting times ahead!!!smiley

Love Mrs Iqbal 

Yellow Bubble Celebration Videos Week 3

Date: 10th Jul 2020 @ 9:32am

Welcome to our weekly celebration blog. It’s been another busy week completing challenges and enjoying sharing our learning with each other in Yellow Bubble. Here are some videos of what we have been up to this week. Links to the videos are at the bottom if you want to watch them.

Day 1 Aaargh Spider

Today we practiced our maths skills and then Mrs Ganner set us some challenges. First of all we had to create a minibeast from a toilet roll! Then we had to use the indoor and outdoor construction to create places from the spider story of the day.

Day 2 Spinderella

After some free play practicing counting and labelling sets we watched our next spider story of the day. In Spinderella her spider brothers and sisters got sore feet from playing football without boots on. Spinderella’s Hairy Godmother gave them all football boots so we drew boots onto our spiders too. Can you work out the link between the story and a traditional tale?


Day 3 Spyder

Spyder had to save the day by stopping the nasty bluebottle fly eating the birthday cake. He used one of his talents to do this. The children constructed their very own Spyder with silk attached to his spinnerets so he could complete his mission. Then Spyder hid around the play area looking for a new mission

Day 4 Silk the Spider Meets Sam the Caterpillar

Did you know that when a caterpillar is in its’ cocoon they are vulnerable because they can’t escape the birds trying to eat them? In this story Silk saved Sam from the birds by creating a web. Do you think our webs will save Sam?

Friday 10th July

Date: 10th Jul 2020 @ 8:49am

Good Morning Everyone, 

It's Friday and a little bit wet. I've just been out for my run and really pleased that I am now able to run for 25mins without stopping and just done over 5km!! I'm quite shocked at my progress!! Just one more run to go this week. 

Your sentence of the day and fluent in 5 is ready on Padlet. Also choose your final Friday Challenge of the year, as next week is the last Friday before the summer holidays and we will be doing something slightly differently. Here is the link to Padlet:



Have a lovely day and check back later for the weekly celebration video. 

Love Mrs Iqbal and Miss Williams 

Thursday 9th July

Date: 9th Jul 2020 @ 7:07am

Good Morning Everyone, 

What a grey start to the day it is!! I think it's going to stay wet but hopefully the sun will shine by the weekend. 

I hope you've managed to watch the Pink and Purple Bubble videos on the class blog pages. The children in school are working really hard and doing some very creative things in an unusual Reception class environment. 

Here is the link to today's activities on Padlet:


Have a lovely day.smiley

Love Mrs Iqbal and Miss Williams 

Purple Bubble 8th July

Date: 8th Jul 2020 @ 7:51pm

What a busy few days the Purple Bubble have had in school!!! This morning we discovered something lurking in our school playground. We went to explore and found Roy the T-Rex hiding amongst the trees!!! We used some great adjectives to describe him and then went back into class and wrote some super sentences. He was even waiting at home time to say goodbye to us!

We continued with our Pirate topic in class and made some amazing treasure islands and thought about what three things we would take with us on an island. We also made some wonderful bottle aquariums using glitter, sand, water and blue food colouring. We decorated the inside with some pebbles and blue cellophane paper and the outside with some fish pictures. 

Watch the video below to see our GREAT learning...

Wednesday 8th July *Pink Bubble*

Date: 8th Jul 2020 @ 3:18pm

This morning, Pink Bubble thought about the question 'Why do pirates wear eye-patches?' Children thought carefully and wrote down lots of different sentences to show their ideas. Before dinner, we went on a walk around the playground and bumped into a dinosaur called Roy!!! Luckily he was very friendly! This afternoon we made Ocean Sensory Bottles filled with sand, glitter, leaves and water! They looked just like the ocean floor!!

Wednesday 8th July

Date: 8th Jul 2020 @ 6:56am

Good Morning Everyone, 

What a dull and gloomy morning it is! Let's hope it brightens up later. I can't believe it is the middle of the week again! 

Today if you haven't tried already, why not log on to the Numbots website and work your way through the games and activities linked to number and addition. You start on 'rust' and work your way through to the 'diamond' stage. In each stage you play levels of games to earn stars and coins. The more stars and coins you earn will allow you to move on to the next stage. If you haven't got your child's Numbot login details please email us and we will send these out to you. 

Here are your activities on Padlet for today:



Have a lovely day!

Love Mrs Iqbal and Miss Williams 

Tuesday 7th July *Pink Bubble*

Date: 7th Jul 2020 @ 3:19pm

Today in Pink Bubble, we have been thinking about the question 'Do pirates fly on rockets?' Children had to think carefully about their answer and explain their reasoning. Many of the children immediatlely said, 'No! Pirates sail on ships!' This afternoon we used paper plates to make our own Treasure Islands!

Tuesday 7th July

Date: 7th Jul 2020 @ 6:58am

Good Morning Everyone, 

Hope everyone enjoyed the little bit of sunshine that came out yesterday afternoon. I'm not sure what the weather's going to be like today but do try to exercise if you can. A short walk, bike ride or scooter ride outside will be great for your body and mind. 

Today's Padlet activities are ready for you by clicking the link below:


Don't forget we love to see all your home learning activities so don't forget to send in your photos or videos to the year group email:


Have a lovely day!

Love Mrs Iqbal and Miss Williams 

Monday 6th July *Pink Bubble*

Date: 6th Jul 2020 @ 3:18pm

This morning in Pink Bubble, we have been thinking about the question 'If you were a pirate, what pet would you have?' We had some very creative ideas! This afternoon we worked hard to cut and piece together some split pin pirates! 

Monday 6th July

Date: 6th Jul 2020 @ 6:48am

Good Morning Everyone, 

How are you all? What did you do this weekend? I took Adam into Manchester Town Centre for a walk and see how things have changed. Adam wanted to spend his Eid money that he had saved since May! He went into JD Sports and walked out with two pairs of trainers!!! 

Your home learning activities are ready on Padlet, click on the link below:


We are looking forward to spending time with the Purple and Pink Bubbles in school. Keep watching the class blog pages for more photos from school. 

Have a lovely day!

Love Mrs Iqbal and Miss Williams


Reception Home and School Stars!!

Date: 3rd Jul 2020 @ 4:19pm

What a week of home learning and Purple Bubble Outstanding Stars we have had in Reception!!!

Well Done Everyone for your enthusiastic home learning and being so great in our new way of learning in school. Watch the videos below of our home learners and Purple Bubble stars in school.

You are all FANTASTIC!!!smiley

Yellow Bubble Week 2 Celebration Videos

Date: 3rd Jul 2020 @ 3:28pm

This week we have done so many activities that we had to make one video for each day! The children are really finding their groove and they are full of smiles all day long. I asked if I could just use a few of the photos to make one video and the children were very firm with their answer, ‘NO!’ haha. They wanted to share all of them with you.

What a privilege it is to work with the children in yellow bubble. Thank you for a lovely week everyone. I’ll see you again on Monday for a creepy crawly ‘aargh spider’ kind of week.

From Mrs Ganner

Monday’s Video


Tuesday’s Video

Wednesday’s Video

Thursday’s Video

Playing together in class

Pulling some fancy moves

Learning the whip dance move

So now you know why the children are so tired after a day with their bubble. They’re so busy and they’re having lots of learning fun.


Friday 3rd July

Date: 3rd Jul 2020 @ 8:36am

Good Morning Everyone, 

I can't believe it's Friday again!!! Two more weeks left until the beginning of the Summer Holidays which feels a little strange this year. 

Check out the Friday Challenge column on Padlet today, which challenge will you choose today? We have also put a new sentence of the day and fluent in 5 to keep those skills going. All the other phonics, maths, reading and writing activities are still on Padlet when you scroll down each column. Why not catch up on any of the week's activities or finish anything that you may have started...


Don't forget to send us your photos and videos to: 


Have a lovely day!

Love Mrs Iqbal and Miss Williams 

Thursday 2nd July *Pink Bubble*

Date: 2nd Jul 2020 @ 3:21pm

Pink Bubble have been very busy bees today! This morning we thought about the question, 'What is the best thing about being a pirate?' where children came up with some great ideas about pirates travelling to beautiful islands! We spent the rest of our day making pirate ships and 'wanted' posters! How fun! :)

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