Reception Blog

Emotions and mindfulness!

Date posted: February 8, 2019

Yesterday we learnt all about different types of emotions and mindfulness. We learnt about what cross, angry, happy, sad, bored, surprised and excited looks like on our faces. Then we earn about some things we could use if we ever feel negative emotions to help calm us down and make us feel relaxed. We had […]


Chinese New Year!

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This week the children have been discovering all about Chinese New Year! We have been learning how each of the twelve animals in the Grand Race represent a different Luna year. The children have been discovering and playing with sticky Chinese noodles, using chopsticks and creating their own Chinese lanterns. We have also been looking […]


Sit and Share!

Date posted: January 28, 2019

Thank you to everyone who came to Sit and Share last week! We hope you enjoyed looking through the children’s learning journals and folder work! What amazing progress we are making! Remember you can look at your child’s learning journey online with your login and password! 


Antony Gormley sculptures!

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We have been really busy this week with some amazing skills based art work! We looked at an Artist called Antony Gormley who sculpted the Angel of the North. He also made a lot of interesting sculptures based on the human body so we decided to have a go at recreating them! We learnt how […]


Christmas fun!

Date posted: December 6, 2018

Reception have been having so much fun this week celebrating Christmas! We have worked really hard  on our Nativity performance and really enjoyed singing about the birth of Jesus. We dressed up in costumes and remembered all of the words to the songs. We loved performing it to our parents! We have also had our […]


Making sandwiches!

Date posted: November 21, 2018

Our topic this half term is food and celebrations so we decided to have a tea party and make some sandwiches. The children talked about washing our hands before touching the food to “get rid of germs”. Then the children carefully cut their bread in half before choosing their topping. Then we ate them – […]


Fox class enquiry based learning

Date posted: June 8, 2018

    This term we are learning about water so this week we have been looking closely at water and how it freezes when it’s cold and melts when it gets warmer. The children were so interested in this and started thinking of other things that might freeze. They wanted to see if honey, hair […]


Roar! Our trip to the dinosaur park!

Date posted: May 23, 2018

Reception had an amazing day at the dinosaur park! We really enjoyed digging for fossils, playing on the climbing equipment and observing the huge T Rex!


Dinosaur!

Date posted: May 14, 2018

Reception children were so excited this week to find a mysterious egg in the garden. We observed it closely and decided it might be a dinosaur egg. We have kept it warm and safe and can’t wait to see if it might hatch. The children decided to find out what type of dinosaur it might […]


Cooking our own bread in forest school!

Date posted: March 22, 2018

We had a very exciting day in Forest school today! Mr O’Brien taught us how to make bread and cook it on the fire. We learnt how to make the bread by mixing flour, salt and water.   Mr O’Brien demonstrated how to knead the dough using his hands. Then we flattened the dough and placed […]


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