Diwali

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Last week in Reception we celebrated the Hindu festival of Diwali. We learnt a lot about Diwali through a range of different activities: The word Diwali means ‘Rows of lighted lamps’ and the celebration is also known as ‘The festival of light’ so we practised our cutting skills and made our own paper lanterns, decorating… More

Peer Reading

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On Friday 26th October we took part in a whole school peer reading session just before the end of the day. We were partnered with an older child in either Year 5 or Year 6 and we shared stories with them. They read to us while we listened, then we enjoyed talking to each other… More

Den Building

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What a fantastic day we had on Tuesday with Chris the den building man! He brought lots of special equipment with him and we listened carefully to his instructions so that we could work safely as part of a team. We thought carefully about what our den structure was going to look like before we… More

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt!

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This half term, our topic has been based on the popular children’s book ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ by Michael Rosen. We have completed lots of different learning activities linked to the story and also to bears. We listened to the story repeatedly until we were familiar with it and then joined in with actions. We also really enjoyed the version… More

Foundation Stage Sports Day

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Yesterday we enjoyed taking part in sports day. Although it was very hot and sunny, with regular stops for water and a rest in the shade, we were able to complete all of the activities. We were put into teams named after some of the countries currently taking part in the World Cup football tournament… More

Giant Millipede Encounter

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As part of our minibeast topic this half-term we were lucky enough to meet a giant millipede called ‘Creature’. One of our Reception parents, Mrs Yates, brought in her pet millipede and told us lots of interesting facts and information about Creature, explaining that it is called that because she does not know yet if… More

Royal Wedding

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We had our own celebration in Reception to celebrate the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. We came to school dressed in our best clothes and we think you will agree that we look very smart! Throughout the day we completed a range of fun activities including dancing and waving flags to cheer the… More

We have frogs!

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Over the last two weeks, our tadpoles have gone through some more amazing changes. Some of the changes happened very rapidly overnight. Our tadpoles grew back legs first, then front legs and became little froglets. The very next day we came to school in the morning and noticed that some of them had already absorbed… More

Tadpole update

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Our tadpoles are absolutely thriving in their environment. They are enjoying eating lots of boiled, leafy lettuce which they munch on with their tiny teeth. We have recently observed them beginning to change as they have now grown back legs. Soon their gills will disappear and they will swim to the surface of the water… More

Life-cycles

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In Reception we are very lucky to have some live caterpillars and tadpoles.   We have a range of stories and non-fiction books about them and are learning about how to look after them properly. We are observing them closely every day to see any changes that are occurring.