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Getting ready for Year 1 we are making friends in the Year 1 playground.



We were so excited England were in the World Cup. We made England flags and researched other countries flags. This activity involved lots of skills from across the Early Years Curriculum.




After reading instructions on things to do  in the outdoor area to keep fit, the children wrote their own instructions for their friends to read and then do. A great way to enthuse boy’s writing especially.


After our topic on Space we watched a show about a Cosmic Adventure in Outer Space. it was fantastic. A great way to finish off our topic.





Excellent counting when playing the domino game.

Working together to match the dominoes to numbers 1-12.


Checking to make sure all numbers match up.


Sublime Science Show



Celebrating World Book Day. Miss Honey and Miss Trunchbull

were our class teachers for the day.


Making pizzas.


Pizza Express Visit

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    Our visit inspired us to change our

role play area in the classroom

into a pizzeria.

We also made our own pizzas at

school. Thanks to the staff at Pizza

Express for making us so welcome,

a very worthwhile morning.

This week when we went shopping we bought ingredients to make smoothies and

Dolly in the office asked us to buy flowers for the school entrance. She gave us £3 to spend.

We had to look for flowers costing less than this. Carnations cost £2 so we gave her £1 change.

She said we can definitely go shopping again!


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 The farm visited our school today.

Before they came we made a list

of what animals we thought we

would see. There was one animal

that we hadn’t seen before, an

alpaca. We are going to find

out more information about this

animal. Watch this space!

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We had a surprise when we looked inside the greenhouse.

Look what has been happening throughout the winter.

They smelled beautiful.

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Celebrating Pancake Tuesday.

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Ordering numbers using the numicon.




Mrs Lovell’s friends from the NSPCC came to speak to us all about keeping safe. We listened really carefully.

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 We used the internet and

reference books to find out

more information about

dinosaurs. We had to think

carefully what we wanted

to write then we wrote down

what we found out to show and

 tell our friends later.

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We made valentine hearts to give to our mums. We had to really

concentrate as we threaded the wool in and out of the holes.

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To finish our topic on dinosaurs we visited the cinema to see The Good Dinosaur.

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Celebrating Chinese New Year

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This week we visited the local library and the children became members. As well as choosing a book the children’s librarian sang songs with us and read a story. Many thanks to the parents who were able to join us.

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When the sun peeped out from behind the clouds the boys noticed the mirrored numbers reflecting onto the playground floor and tried to catch the reflection with their feet whilst shouting for everyone to come and see. Look carefully to see if you can see the numbers.


In block play the children decided to make a bat mobile but changed the design a few times in discussion with each other before they were happy with it. Great team work!

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Another windy week meant it was a good time to use the parachute. Miss Quinn also used the really big parachute in PE. We counted how many bounces the balls made before they fell off.

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We have a new display in class.


A maths challenge this week was to order the numicon from 1 to 10 then who could be the quickest to fill the holes counting out the correct number of hoops using tweezers. No fingers allowed!



Making dinosaur pictures and labelling them.

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We had a visit from Dinosaur Darren. He told us lots of information about dinosaurs and we pretended we were palaeontologists discovering fossils.

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Shopping for snack.
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The children worked together to create a den to keep the dinosaurs out.


We have been finding out about how some things change when they are heated then change again when they cool down.

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In Letters and Sounds activities we have been using our robot arms to help us to hear the middle letter sound/phoneme in cvc words. We were very proud of ourselves.

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On our weekly trip to the supermarket we passed a lorry with wheels bigger than us and also signs which warned us to keep away. We met two of our dinner ladies who helped us find things on our shopping list.

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Our topic this half-term is Dinosaurs.

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Christmas activities included making our Christmas cards, dancing at the Christmas disco and playing number games where we had to count the spots on the dice to complete Santa’s beard.

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Well done Reception for a fantastic retelling of the Christmas story.


Christmas Jumper Day

IMG_1797We made a chart to see which was the most popular Christmas character on a jumper.The most popular was a reindeer jumper with 8 children wearing one. The least popular was a Christmas owl jumper.

Building Santa’s sleigh and checking everyone was doing a good job.

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 The children built a rocketfor Santa to zoom past.

Our visit to Underwater street.

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Christmas Activities

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 IMG_8487  We made our own paper chainscounting and checking as we made them who could make the longest.Then we put them altogether tomake a really long one to decorateour classroom.

We are counting down to Christmas using our Advent Calendar.


We are doing well writing our names.

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In our outdoor classroom we have made our shed into Santa’s Workshop and Postroom.

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Today was our Nativity Play. We were all very proud of you. The dress rehearsal in front of the whole school yesterday made us proud and in front of your families today you excelled yourselves. A big well done. Thanks to all the parents who practised lines at home and encouraged your beautiful singing. The comments after the performance showed how much you had enjoyed it.IMG_1541[1] Searching through spaghetti to make 3-letter words. IMG_1487[1] Searching for spiders. The challenge was who can find more than 7? IMG_1492[1]     This week the weather was really windy. We watched the sky change as the wind blew the clouds away.

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 Miss Quinn thinks we are doing

 really well in PE. Each week we

are quicker at getting

changed into our PE kits.

Well done! We can tell you have

been practising at home.

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A group of children went to buy the healthy snack for the week ahead. A shopping list was made and used while we were there. When we got back to school we double-checked the list to make sure we had bought everything we had written on our list.

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Celebrating Diwali we made coconut laddoo, diwa lamps using clay and tasted Indian food. Mrs Simons called in to see what we had been making.

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Number activities in Reception.

We counted and matched to the numeral. We went on a number hunt.
Counting and matching with the caterpillars.
We went on a number hunt around the school.

We were fishing for numbers.
Looking for numbers in the water tray.
Making fruit kebabs we counted to see who could fit the most fruit on the skewer.

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