RSR: Blog items

Pancake Day Celebrations!

Date: 14th Feb 2024 @ 3:34pm

On Monday and Tuesday, we celebrated Pancake Day! We read the book Mr Wolf's Pancakes, wrote shopping lists, read our recipe, and designed our own special pancake. To top it all off, we made pancakes on Tuesday and ordered toppings from the Toppings Cafe with Numicon payment. Our class loves pancakes! Yummy!

Reception is a Team!

Date: 8th Feb 2024 @ 2:31pm

For RE this week, we talked about what it means to be a good team. Some ideas we came up with were: helping others, being friends, using nice words, and saying sorry. In line with Mental Health Awareness Day on Friday, we made a new banner to celebrate our good teamwork!


Thematic Kites

Date: 2nd Feb 2024 @ 3:36pm

We started a new book this week in reception titled "Somebody Swallowed Stanley" about a plastic bag that is left in the ocean and swallowed by various sea creatures. At the end of the story, the plastic bag is reused by a kind boy into a kite. We made our very own Stanley kites like the boy in the story and took them outside to give them a try!



Trip to Sea Life Aquarium

Date: 24th Jan 2024 @ 4:19pm

This week Reception took a trip to the Sea Life Aquarium to explore under the sea! We saw many animals including stingrays, starfish, sharks, turtles, and some very interesting fish species. All complete with a short workshop where we got to draw our own aquariums. 



Snow Day in Reception

Date: 19th Jan 2024 @ 1:57pm

We spent Tuesday morning playing in the freshly fallen snow outside! Lots of snowballs, snow angels, and snowmen to be had. 


Kandinsky Inspired Art in Reception

Date: 12th Jan 2024 @ 1:52pm

This week in our connecting curriculum program, we took a look at warm and cool colours and how they match with the seasons of the year. With a focus on cool colours for winter, we created some Kandinsky inspired artwork. Check out the beauitful results below!



Hello, Noi!

Date: 8th Jan 2024 @ 8:17am

Hello Reception!

We are going to be meeting a new character this week, his name is Noi. Noi has lost his friend... Do you know who his fried might be? He is big and he can swim. 

Can you write who you think Noi's friend could be?

Diwali Celebrations!

Date: 17th Nov 2023 @ 2:44pm

In Reception, we have been learning about different types of celebrations. This week has been a very special week as we have been celebrating: Diwali!

First we listened to the story of Rama and Sita. We learned that Diwali is a festival of lights! 

Next, we made cards for our grown ups. We decorated them with rangoli patterns. We even designed our own mehndi patterns! 

Finally we learned how to perform special dances for Diwali. 

It has been such a fun week! Why don't you ask me all about Diwali at home? 



Date: 2nd Nov 2023 @ 2:10pm

Today in Reception, we have been exploring different ways of making fireworks. Which is your favourite?

Rosies Birthday

Date: 20th Oct 2023 @ 1:55pm

This half term we have been learning all about special celebrations 🎉 

The children have been learning about big world celebrations as well as celebrations that we celebrate just with our friends and friends at home.

This week the children have been preparing to celebrate Rosie, our home corner baby's, birthday. They have been counting down the days on our calendar, making party hats, party menus and shopping lists and decorating our classroom.

Today we finally ended the countdown and celebrated Rosies birthday. We sang, danced, played games and had a great time.

Big red combine harvester

Date: 20th Oct 2023 @ 1:44pm

This week the children have been learning all about harvest. They learned about the different fruit and vegetables that will be harvested at this time of year and even learned a song about the combine harvester that the farmers use to harvest their crops.

The children made their own harvest fruit and vegetable crowns and worked together to make an amazing red combine harvester.

What are we learning about next half term?

Date: 18th Oct 2023 @ 9:37am

We have had a great time learning lots of new things this half term. We are so proud of the children and how much they have grown in the past 7 weeks. 

Here is our overview for next half term so you can see everything that we are about to learn about.

Football with Rabaz

Date: 15th Oct 2023 @ 5:26pm

On Wednesday Rabaz came to visit us in reception! He performed his amazing tricks and the children were amazed!

Everyone had a go at performing a trick on the stage. We can see lots of football trick super stars in the making! 

Picasso art

Date: 6th Oct 2023 @ 1:33pm

This week we have been learning all about the artist Picasso. 
we went to our very own Picasso art gallery and thought about what we could see and how Picasso's art made us feel.

"it was funny because they had lots of eyes."

"I can see shapes."

"it's colourful."

"it made me laugh and smile."

"I like it!"

We decided to take inspiration from Picasso and create our very own Picasso pictures. The children made some amazing art and then on challenge Friday they decided to use different media to create even more Picasso pictures. 

Take a look at our pictures, we think we are all artists in the making!

Healthy Me

Date: 29th Sep 2023 @ 12:59pm

This week we have been getting ready for sports day. We have had lots of discussions about how we can be healthy and decided that one way to be healthy and get energy for sports day would be to make our very own healthy food.

On Thursday we tasted different fruits and described how they felt, looked and tasted. Then on Friday we made our very own class fruit salad. The children loved eating their fruit salads and everyone tried their best to try new foods with their friends.


"mmm this is very fresh! I'm going to get my Mummy to make one with me." William

"It feels soft and squishy and smooth" Armeen

"It smells so fruity and tasty and I just want to eat it!" Kylah

"The apples! Because it's got juice!" Arthur

"I love fruit it's going to make me feel so strong and healthy" Lucy

"I am proud of me for touching and tasting it and it actually tastes so nice!" Armeen

"My favourite was the melon!" Beau

"We need to eat vegetables and fruit everyday. We need to have much sleep!" Hannah

"It smells so lemony" Imogen

"Strawberries are so bumpy" Damifunre

"I liked the juice. I like the apple and the banana and the strawberries!" Chukwuemeka

"I think this is a little sour... but i like it!" Awa

"My body feels healthy and strong and ready to run fast!" Nathaniel


"It made me feel happy" Myah

The children learnt that their bodies and brains need lots of things to make them feel happy and healthy including healthy food, excercise, sleep and good friends.

The children would love to make fruit salads at home with their grown ups. It would be lovely for you to make them together and share your pictures with

Ph-antastic Phonics!

Date: 15th Sep 2023 @ 4:36pm

What a fantastic week we have had in Reception! We have loved learning all about Mo and all the different super speedy ways he can move!

We also started our phonics sessions this week. Thank you so much for your support in making sure that you bring your book bag to school each day. We have sent home the phonics sounds that we have been practising this week so your children can show off how well they can read them! 


We look forward to welcoming you back to school on Monday.

Welcome to Reception

Date: 8th Sep 2023 @ 7:15pm

? Welcome to Reception! ?
We have had a lovely week welcoming back our Reception children and meeting lots of new friends too!
This week we have been getting used to our new classrooms and have been exploring all of the new toys and things that reception has to offer inside and outside. The water area has definitely been a hit this week ??!

In literacy this week we have read the book 'a superpower like mine'. We have talked about what makes each of us super - being kind, caring, brave, funny and have all made our very own superhero pictures and labelled them with our names. 

In maths we have looked at height and have read the book about Ernest the giant moose who just couldn't fit in a book! We measured things that were taller and shorter than us and used maths vocabulary to compare different objects. 

Next week we are so excited to start reading the story 'Ready Steady Mo' and can't wait to get started with our phonics sessions! 

Minibeast homes

Date: 1st May 2023 @ 8:42pm

This week for challenge Friday the children had a team challenge to complete. They worked together to design and make a minibeast home for all of the minibeasts in the garden. The children spoke about how the homes needed to be dark and have lots of spaces for the minibeasts to hide and feel safe in. They decided to use sticks ans stones from the outside are to make their homes. At the end of the day the children took the homes into the garden. They can't wait to check who has moved in on Wednesday morning. 

Five fine bumblebees

Date: 21st Apr 2023 @ 3:01pm

This week in music we have been experimenting with pitch and speed with our voices. We learned the song five fine bumblebees. The children loved the song so much they decided to make their own bumble bee outfits and perform the song for our class blog. 

Eid Mubarak

Date: 21st Apr 2023 @ 10:16am

Some of our friends didn't come in to school today because they were celebrating Eid at home with their family and friends. We watched a video to learn about how Muslim people celebrate Eid.
We loved looking at the beautiful clothes the family wore and we watched them worship at their Mosque. Then the family gave each other presents. We realised that this is just like when we celebrate with our families! 
Here are the videos we watched. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did. Happy Eid everybody. 

Safari Phil

Date: 13th Apr 2023 @ 11:47am

This half term we have learned all about animals which come from eggs. We had a very special visit from Safari Phil and his friend spikey Dave. They brought in lots of cockroaches, a turtle and a snake for us all to look at and if we were brave enough hold in our hands, or on our heads! 
The children loved tickling the turtles shell and thought the cockroaches and snakes were very cute!

Science week 2023

Date: 13th Apr 2023 @ 11:43am

We had a great time celebrating science week this year! The children put on their lab coats and goggles and did lots of experimenting, observing and predicting. They especially enjoyed playing doctors and nurses and using the pipettes to observe colour change.

Easter Bonnet Parade

Date: 30th Mar 2023 @ 11:32am

Reception loved celebrating easter by showing off our amazing creations! 

Duckling surprise

Date: 29th Mar 2023 @ 12:28pm

We had some very exciting surprise visitors in our classroom today! 4 ducklings came to say hello! 

We loved watching them run around and shake their feathers! 

RND Keepy Uppy Challenge

Date: 17th Mar 2023 @ 5:21pm

As part of our RND cleebrations we completed Bluey's EYFS Challenge. During our danceathon we had to keep the balloons up in the air. As you can see, we were amazing at this.


TOP TIP: Keep your eye on the balloon and don't pat it up too hard because it will fly too high.



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Maureen Hughes | Headteacher

Jo Wendt | SENCO

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