young boy at computer

Our Reception Classes are Starfish and Seahorses.


Thursday – Reading book change

Friday – Show and tell


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 –

IMG_8775 IMG_8776

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

IMG_1796 IMG_1800 IMG_1807 IMG_1809

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 –

IMG_4569 IMG_4570

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

IMG_1793 IMG_1792 IMG_1791 IMG_4574

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

IMG_1794 IMG_1795

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

Stir-fry noodles:


IMG_8721 IMG_8734 IMG_8739 IMG_8717

Golden syrup dumplings:

IMG_8707 IMG_4578 IMG_4577

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.



During the half-term break, Miss Ames visited her Dad’s garden and found some frogspawn in the pond. She brought it to school, along with an old fish tank and set it up on an investigation table.



We watched closely for a few days and then the tadpoles began to hatch out from the eggs.

IMG_1449[1] IMG_1448[1]

Unfortunately, some of the tadpoles did not survive and Miss Ames also took some back to the pond to avoid overcrowding in the tank.

We now have two healthy tadpoles in our tank and having done some research, we have found that they love lettuce to eat!


We have also read some books to enable us to find out about the changes that our tadpoles are going to go through over the next few weeks. We are very excited to observe them and see what happens!