This week we are going to start to talk about the season of Spring.  Hopefully the weather becomes more Spring like! We are going to plant blubs, talk about new growth and discover the life cycles of some animals and insects. If you have any spring plants going spare we would welcome them for our garden.

Word Aware words this week are ‘near’ ‘new’ and’old’.  You can support these by talking about the old toys that you played with, play grandmothers footsteps, creep up and see how near you can get or ask you child to help sort their toys to piles of old or new ones.

In mathematics we are looking at symmetrical patterns and repeating patterns.

We were very busy last week making cakes for our mummy’s, talking about healthy eating and what the food groups are, we made vegetable soup, practised phonics and discovered how to estimate in maths!.  Below are a few pictures of the week.


Secret activities!

Hopefully the weather is going to continue to improve and we can make a full week!  The Word Aware words this week are Same (from last week) Second and Narrow.  To support at home ask the children to find things that are the same around the house (socks mugs etc or when walking down the road find cars the same colour) For ‘Second’ ask your child to complete simple tasks in order eg first put on your socks second put on your shoes or instruct them the order they need to eat small snacks.

This week we will be completing some secret activities for a surprise for a special person in your child’s life, we will be estimating in mathematics and writing sentences.

World Book day in Reception

Reception had a great day. Thank you for the great costumes. We went to look at all the pictures from the other classes, we had Year 6 come and share a book with us (thank you) and we decorated a book mark. Well done Evie for winning the competition but we were really pleased with all the children’s efforts. Below are some photographs of the day.

Welcome back

We hope you have all had a relaxing, enjoyble week.  We are excited about the term ahead.  We are going to be looking  at healthy eating and have a new role play healthy eating cafe in the classroom.  We will be continuing to work on recognising numbers and also investigating weight and capacity.

A quick reminder that we are dressing up for book week this week, your child can wear any  costume of a character from a book and Tuesday and Wednesday are parents evenings.

The Word Aware words for this week are Heavy, Light and Same.

Tasty but messy!

We have had a very busy week ending on Friday by making fruit and chocolate kebabs. We asked the children to help Mrs Jilks decide how we could get the solid chocolate to stick to the fruit. Grace told us that we could melt it in the microwave. Below are a few photographs of the kebabs before we ate them!


We have also been practising making CVC words, exploring texture, beginning to learn the language of subtraction and recognising numbers to 20.

Word Aware

The words we learnt this week are behind, before and quiet,  ask the children to explain what they mean and when we could use them.

Next week we are taking part in the internet safety week with the rest of the school, completing activites designed to help us learn how to keep safe.


Addition, phonemes and gestures!

Reception have had a busy week working hard on thier phonics and mathematics.  We have been really pleased with how much the children have retained during the phonic sessions.  In mathematics we have been learning how to add and using the words of addtion: add, altogether, addition, makes, equals  and total.  In our dance sessions we have been using gestures to tell a story.  In the week ahead we will be learning about rhyming words, splitting groups of objects equally and tapping out rythms on musical instuments.


Party Day!

We had a lovely visit to the pantomime yesterday, the children were really well behaved and a credit to you all.

Today we had a lovely party, with food, dancing and party games.  We would like to say a big thank you for all the lovely cards and gifts we recieved, it was very kind of you all.

Have a lovely, happy and holy Christmas and we look forward to the new term ahead.

Below are a few photographs from our party. y.



Hectic week!

We have made it to the end of a very busy week.  Snow made it hard at the beginning of the week but the children loved it. We feel Mrs Elkins enjoyed it the most, she made snow angels.

The Christmas Nativity by the children was excellent we are so proud of them all.

Next week we are looking forward to wearing our Christmas jumpers again on Tuesday for Christmas lunch day, no money needed this time!  Also on Tuesday we look forward to seeing you all at the carol concert in the Church in the evening.

On Wednesday we will be going on our visit to the Belgrade and on Thursday we are having a party day, the children can wear  party clothes.