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Our Trip to Bodenham

On Friday we had a fantastic day at Forest School! We had the opportunity to make toast on the fire, play in the mud kitchen, paint our faces, build dens, saw wood, collect bugs and leaves and generally explore the woodland. We all showed our teachers how independent, confident and brave we are. Our teachers were very proud of our excellent behaviour!

The teachers took lots of photographs so watch this space for more soon.

Planting and Growing

Last week we had some beautiful plants donated to school, we have been busy planting them to add some colour to our environment.

Before Easter we planted some seedling potatoes, we have watched them grow and finally we were excited to find how many had grown. We counted 171 potatoes!!! Now we are looking forward to cooking and eating them.

Planting and Growing

Caterpillars and Snails

Last week we investigated and observed snails in the outdoor area. We also have some caterpillars living in the unit - we are watching them closely to see the different changes that happen before they become butterflies.

Dough Disco

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Everyday we go to the Dough Disco to help us to improve our fine motor control so that we get better at handwriting. We have lots of fun!
You can try it at home by googling Dough Disco.
We will upload more Dough Disco next week.
Using our weighing and measuring skills we made our own gingerbread men, we decorated them and can't wait to eat them!
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Run, run as fast as you can....

Our new text this week is The Gingerbread Man. The story has inspired us to use our imagination during independent learning to create boats and bridges to help The Gingerbread Man to cross the river.  We have used drama to act out the story and later in the week we will be writing our Gingerbread Man adventures.

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As a fantastic finish to our week learning through Goldilocks and the Three Bears we enjoyed a teddy bears picnic on the field.

Teddy Bears Picnic

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Jack and the Beanstalk

The children discovered our new text by finding some giant footprints, a huge cooking pot and a letter from the Giant.

Throughout the week the children have made castles, had role play in the Giant's castle and have begun to write their own story. Each child has planted their own bean - they are watching the beans closely to see how they change and grow.


Alongside this the children have started Dough Disco everyday (look out for the photographs next week). They have continued to work hard on their handwriting and phonics in group times and through child initiated activities. In maths the children have been investigating subtraction.


Please may we remind you of the weekly £1 Foundation Stage donation which helps to provide ongoing resources based on the children's interests. Please ensure all items of clothing are named.



Ways to help at home.

  • Tell or read a traditional story
  • visit www.ictgames.com for maths games to support learning
  • Read with your child regularly
  • Look for signs of Spring outside


Have a wonderful long weekend!

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Our Little Visitors

On Monday the children were really excited to meet some newly born chicks. The children were given the opportunity to hold the chicks and ask questions about them.

We were all very sad when they went back home to the farm.

Jasper's Beanstalk

On Tuesday the children were surprised to find a trail of beans, garden tools and a cat in the classroom. This was the introduction to our focus text for this week Jasper's Beanstalk.

Over the week the children will have the opportunity to write about the story , plant beans, learn about the life cycle of a bean and design a garden for Jasper. In maths this week the children have been revisiting addition and problem solving.

How you can help at home this week.

  • visit www.phonicsplay.co.uk to help support phonics learning
  • Talk about the changing season and plant some seeds
  • Counting to 20 and beyond and adding two numbers together
  • Read your child's school book at least every other day


Thank you for your continued support.

Jasper's Beanstalk

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On Monday afternoon the children were rewarded for their good behaviour and staying on green for half a term with a disco in the hall. Everyone had lots of fun.

Good to be Green Disco

St George's Day and British Values

What an amazing start to the week! Reception enjoyed learning all about St George's Day and British Values through lots of different activities. Here are some of our photos.

St Geroge's Day and British Values

Welcome back!

We have had a lovely start to the new term in Reception. We have started our new topic beginning with the text Six Dinner Sid, the children have been busy learning the story, making their own story books, playing in the vets, making beds for Sid, painting Sid and investigating ways to make the number six.

We have enjoyed using our outdoor area to ride bikes, sing on the stage, build an obstacle course and have enjoyed investigating the muddy area. We have also had our first visit to the forest area this week.

The children have all settled back into school very well and are showing us what wonderful, independent learners they are becoming.

Welcome to Reception!


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