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Our Reception Classes are Starfish and Seahorses.


Thursday – Reading book change

Friday – Show and tell


A Very Busy First Half Term

It is hard to believe that we are coming to the end of our first half term in Reception. The children settled very quickly and, whilst learning the new routines, have also made a great start to phonics, maths and our topic ‘Are we There yet?’

One of the activities we enjoyed was going outside to look at the traffic that passes our school and record how many of each vehicle we saw.

We also made passports to take on a journey out of the classroom to the Lighthouse, and then recorded on a map how we got there and the places we passed.

We talked about the different ways we get to school, creating a pictogram. We could not believe how many children came in the car, so we are going to organise a ‘Walk to School Week,’ to help us be healthier and also look after the environment.

EYFS Sports Day

On Monday 1st July, Nursery and Reception held their Sports Day. It was very successful and everyone had lots of fun. Thank you to everyone who came along to support the children.IMG_3695IMG_3718 IMG_3747 IMG_3773 IMG_3780 IMG_3798 IMG_4482 IMG_4512

Easter Curriculum Day in EYFS

On Thursday 4th April EYFS held an Easter Curriculum Day. Our grown ups were invited to come and take part in some Easter fun. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves, especially the children!

Across the day we held a raffle, a tombola and a bake sale and from this we managed to raise a significant amount of money for school. Thank you to every body that donated items and spent money on the day!
















We have froglets!


Over the last few weeks we have watched our tadpoles change into little froglets. They have grown front and back legs and their tails have been absorbed.

Soon Miss Ames will take them home and return them to their natural habitat in her Dad’s pond so they can turn into fully grown frogs.

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Last week in Reception, we celebrated Chinese New Year. To introduce the topic, we watched some video clips online and found out how children prepare for and celebrate Chinese New Year. We then completed a range of activities to help us consolidate our learning.

We developed our fine-motor physical skills by practising picking things up using chopsticks in one hand –

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We also used chopsticks and paint to copy some Chinese writing. It is very different to our writing, using characters instead of letters –

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The Chinese dragon on the video clip inspired us to use a range of materials to make our own dragon and we danced to Chinese music –

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We made Chinese fans, learning how to fold the paper one way then turning it over to create a concertina –

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We decorated and wrote in cards to give to our friends and family –

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We enjoyed cooking and tasting some Chinese food and even used chopsticks to eat it –

Stir-fry noodles:


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Golden syrup dumplings:

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Our homework was also linked to Chinese New Year. Lots of us researched the celebration online and some of us were lucky enough to visit Stowell Street and take part in the weekend celebrations in the centre of Newcastle.