Reception Blog

Mysterious footprints!

Date posted: September 11, 2019

We have really enjoyed our first full days in reception this week! When we came back in from lunch one day, we noticed some strange large footprints outside. We searched for more clues but couldn’t find anything! Then we decided to research animal footprints to match it up to an animal. We discovered that they […]


Mini Monsters day!

Date posted: June 17, 2019

Reception had a whole day of Mini Monsters to celebrate their Magical Monsters and Dangerous Dinosaurs topic! In the morning we had a visit from some little creatures. We learnt about reptiles and we got to hold and feel millipedes, bearded dragons and snakes! It was so interesting and we learnt lots of different facts […]


Magical Monsters and Dangerous Dinosaurs!

Date posted: May 6, 2019

This half term our topic is ‘Magical Monsters and Dangerous Dinosaurs’. We started the topic by discovering some strange footprints in our Reception outside area. Miss Rickman and Miss Weston checked the CCTV and found a miraculous discovery…a dinosaur had been on our school grounds! IMG_4227 We then discovered an egg. We were not sure […]


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 […]


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