Happy half term everybody!

October 24, 2014 at 2:53 pm

A big well done to all the children in Reception for a fantastic start to the year. We hope everyone has a good rest over half term ready for a busy time in the run up to Christmas!

Over the holidays we would be really grateful if, like Nursery, you could collect any long tubes from tin foil, kitchen roll or cling film containers. These will be used for rocket models in the first week back!

Thank you!


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Nursery’s fun Diwali week!

October 24, 2014 at 2:48 pm

Nursery children have had a great Diwali week, they learnt about Rama, Sita and the 10 headed Ravana. We have made our own diva lamps and Diwali cards. the children tried some Indian sweets – mixed reviews on them! We coloured Rangoli patterns and had a go at some Indian dancing!!

Have a super half term.

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Tubes needed in Nursery!

October 24, 2014 at 2:37 pm

If you have any spare kitchen roll or foil tubes please save them for Nursery. We will be making rockets after the holidays. We can’t accept toilet rolls.

Thank you

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Year 3 Reading Buddies in Nursery

October 23, 2014 at 1:00 pm

This morning Nursery welcomed the children from 3D. The children spent time getting to know each other and listening to stories. We look forward to all the other children meet 3D later in the year.

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This week in Reception

October 20, 2014 at 3:31 pm

We have a very busy week coming up in Reception! We have been reflecting on our trips to the woods and discussing our favourite parts. On Wednesday we will also be learning about the festival of Diwali.


We are beginning to do some more work on writing sentences. We are focusing on hearing the initial sound at the beginning of a word but also talking about capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. We are also continuing to practise our letter formation and sorting objects into hoops depending on their initial sound. The children are also getting used to using the ipads and are having a go at recording a video of their friends.


This week in mathematics we are focusing on 1 more and 1 less. The children are also completing ‘bee jobs’ on the computer and in the areas of provision. These bee jobs include ordering numbers, writing numbers and working out 1 more and 1 less than a given number.

Please remember it is parent’s evening this Tuesday and Wednesday and we are looking forward to reflecting on a brilliant start to the year in Reception.

We hope everyone has a fantastic half term!

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If you go down to the woods today …….

October 20, 2014 at 3:17 pm

Take a look at the video below for some pictures of our trip to the woods last week! Once again thank you to all the adults who helped out it was lots of fun, a great experience for all the children and would not have been possible without you. Enjoy!

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Diwali celebrations in Nursery

October 20, 2014 at 1:29 pm

This week we are learning all about the Hindu and Sikh festival – Diwali. The children will listen to the story about a Prince called Rama and Princess called Sita and the horrible 10 headed King Ravana. What has your child remembered about Diwali? Diwali is the festival of lights so each of the children will be making their own diva lamp using clay. They will decorate it using bright colours, glitter and sequins.

There will also be opportunities to make a Diwali card and try out some Indian sweets. We may even have a go at some Indian dancing! The children will be watching short Diwali clips which show how Hindu families get ready and celebrate Diwali. Look out for photos of our Diwali packed week.

We would like to wish our Hindu and Sikh school community ‘A Very Happy Diwali’ for Thursday!

Parents Evening

Don’t forget Nursery is open on Tuesday and Wednesday this week until 6pm. It would be great for you to pop in have a look round and a chat. We look forward to seeing you.

Have a great week

The Nursery Team

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Reception’s trip to Blackhill Woods

October 17, 2014 at 2:45 pm

What a fantastic day we had in the woods yesterday! All the children and adults had a wonderful, fun-packed day. Some of the activities included making bear shelters and honey sandwiches, going on a mass bear hunt and eating yummy honey sandwiches.

A big thanks to all the helpers, you all helped to make the trip a wonderful success that was enjoyed by all. We have hundreds of photographs from the day, please look out for a new blog post next week which will give you a taste of what we got up to.

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Nursery’s Autumnal week

October 17, 2014 at 7:13 am

We have had a great Autumnal week. Below are just a few pictures to show how busy we have been. We went on an Autumn walk and created our Autumn collages.

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Bears in Reception!

October 13, 2014 at 2:59 pm

Lots of bears came to visit RF and RC today. They were big and small, brown and white and every size and colour in between! The children who brought their bears in have written a label for them ready to go on our trip to the woods on Thursday. There are lots of bear activities going on this week including building homes for bears in the construction area and counting and ordering bears. The children also have props to act out the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. The children will continue to practise writing their names and learn new phonemes.
Remember it is our trip to the woods on Thursday and everyone needs to be dressed for the weather conditions. At the moment it is forecast wet and windy! Don’t forget your child needs a packed lunch.
Have a good week from all in reception.

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