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2nd February


This week has been the start of exploring the traditional tale Jack and The Beanstalk. We have been looking at writing about Jack, the hen who lays golden eggs and the harp. We have been making fantastic beanstalks using the children's very creative leaves and comparing and ordering sizes of leaves in the outdoor classroom. 

26th January


Continuing with our topic, Traditional Tales, we have been reading the story The Gingerbread Man.
The children enjoyed doing this and made some suggestions about what they would like to learn; one suggestion was to build an obstacle course and sing, "Run, run as fast you can..."
We also made salt-dough gingerbread men and decorated them. 

We have made the most of the windy weather outdoors, making kites and using the scarves. 


12th January


Happy New Year! I hope you had a lovely Christmas and New Year break.

This half-term's topic is 'Traditional Tales' - This week we have asked the children what they already know about these and what they want to know and learn. We were very pleased with all the ideas and suggestions they came up with.

We have read The Three Little Pigs and explored this in our learning this week. 

In Maths, we have recapped our learning of the numbers 6,7 and 8. 

Well done to all the children for returning to school and settling so well, they have all been stars this week. 

22nd December


What a week It has been! 

The amazing children have pulled off a fantastic Wriggly Nativity all the staff were incredibly proud and the children worked really hard. 
We also enjoyed a Christmas party and a movie with hot chocolate. 

Santa Bear came to visit our classes and the children who were in green for attendance got a special certificate and one special winner from the prize draw won a voucher. 

We hope you all have a Merry Christmas and all the best for 2024. We look forward to welcoming you back in the New Year. 

15th December


In Reception this week we have been very busy enjoying our learning based on Christmas. This has included a fantastic visit from the theatre company CODSWALLAP who told the children a fantastic interactive Christmas pirate story. 

We have also spent a lot of time preparing for our first Nativity, which we look forward to performing next week. Please keep practising any lines your children have with them at home. 

The children have enjoyed their learning in the Christmas post office this week. You may have even had some mail brought home. 

24th November


This week in class one we have been busy planning a birthday party and the children have come up with some wonderful ideas of what we need to host the special occasion. They have made cameras to take photographs of the event, balloons and other decorations, invitations and birthday cards amongst other things. 
We have read the book So Much to support this learning which is one of our familiar four stories.

We have started learning about the number 6 this week and will continue into next week. 

Would you believe it? We’ve even started learning our nativity songs today. 

17th November


This week we have had a fantastic time learning all about the celebration of Diwali.
The children have enjoyed making diya lamps, rangoli patterns outdoors, tasting some traditional food and we even had a henna tattoo artist visit us and create some fabulous designs on the children's hands.

This week has also been eventful as we had another visit from a magical storyteller who engaged the children in lots of wonderful stories.

It was also Children in need and all of the children looked very cosy in their pyjamas. We had some great colouring in and baking entries the winners of this will be revealed on Monday.

Our certificate winner this week was: Lexi
Our mathematician of the week was:  Amara
Well done!

10th November


Welcome back after the half-term
In class one this week we have launched our new topic celebrations. The children have spent time learning about bonfire night and have had a chance to experience our fire pit outdoors. They also learned this poem:

Remember, remember, the 5th of November,
Gunpowder, treason and plot.

I see no reason

Why gunpowder treason

Should ever be forgot.

Our certificate winner was: Millie 

Our mathematician of the week was: Harper

Well done!

20th October


This week we have been working on what we know about 1-3 the numbers we have learned so far.

The children have completed retelling the Owl Babies story using the prompts once upon a time, first, next, after that and finally. 

We have enjoyed the story Colour Monster and working on emotions including how we feel and what we can do if we need support if we feel sad or angry etc. As well as how we can share our happiness when we feel that emotion. 

Our star of the week this week is Atlas.
Our mathematician of the week is Mille.

13th October


This week we have been looking at houses and homes and making our own in different ways. The children have learned about different types of homes from their own. 

We have continued with retelling the Owl Babies story and have now moved on to after that the children are doing so well with this.

Our number of the week was 3 and we are learning rhymes to help us with number formation.

Our star of the week was Esther.
Our mathematician of the week was Hunter.
Well done!

6th October


We have been very busy in class one learning all about the number 2 the children are becoming confident in representing the numbers we are learning.

We have continued to retell the Owl Babies story and see if your child can retell part of the story at home using prompts once upon a time, first and next. 

Lots of fun was had at the school disco with Mr Shuffles, the children really enjoyed it and showed off their best dance moves. 

29th September


The children are doing so well with their new school routines I am very proud of them.
They have continued to retell the story Owl Babies using once upon a time, first, next and after that, you could ask them what they remember at home using their words as prompts. 
In Maths, we have been learning about the number one and how to represent this.
On Friday we had a really fun French day with lots of activities such as a French-themed scavenger hunt, and a very special French story time with Mrs Powley we also learned about the artist Henri Matisse. We also had a French lunch which was delicious. 

22nd September


The children have continued to settle in and understand the routines.
This week we started our story Owl Babies and the children have really started to retell the story during carpet time. They have been showing what they have learnt from the story in various creative ways too like making collage owls. 
We have been introducing mathematical language such as subitise, more, same and match. 

15th September


This week the children in class one have done a marvellous job at coming into school and learning the class routines. Miss Logan and Mrs. Kostrzewa are so proud of how well they have all done, we will be busy getting the children settled and enjoying full days next week.

This week we have concentrated on launching our topic 'All About Me!' we have found out what the children know about themselves and will continue on this journey next week.