Reception Blog

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!


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 […]

Visits from people who help us

Date posted: February 1, 2018

   This term Reception have been learning all about the people who help us. We have learnt about fire fighters, vets, doctors and nurses and all of the hard work they do to keep us happy and safe. This week we have been learning specifically about the people who help us at school. We invited […]

Raptor Trust Visit

Date posted: October 5, 2017

Today Claire from the Raptor Trust came to visit us. She brought a Little Owl called Biggles and a Kestrel called Pip. We found out lots of interesting facts about the birds and it was exciting to see them up close. Biggles looked all around the hall by turning his neck and Pip made some […]


Date posted: September 29, 2017

Today Rev. Mark came to talk to us about harvest and healthy food. We enjoyed playing the fruit and veg game, and getting a closer look at some more unusual vegetables and fruit. We talked about where are food comes from and who looks after it to help it grow. Rev. Mark explained how people […]

Baby Visit

Date posted: September 28, 2017

Last week, baby Emma came to see us with her mummy. We learnt all about how to look after babies and the special things they need. We asked questions lots of questions!

Bear Hunt Sensory Story

Date posted: November 6, 2016

We had a special Bear Hunt sensory story. We were swooshed with tinsel for the grass, squirted with water for the river, felt the oozy mud, felt the crunchy leaves from the forest, threw snow in the air and looked in caves with torches for the bear! It was lots of fun.

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt in the Garden!

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We have been learning the story ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ and we went on our own bear hunt in the garden. Through the long wavy grass – swishy swashy! Through the river – splash splosh! Through the mud – squelch squerch! Through the snowstorm – whooo wooo! Through the forest – stumble trip! […]

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