Fun learning in RK and RH this week.

March 8, 2019 at 1:45 pm


This week our tricky word is ‘was’. The children have thought of some good sentences and practised writing their own and reading sentences with ‘was’ in it.

Our new digraphs are ‘oa’ and ‘ar’.


In maths we are developing our knowledge and understanding of numbers above 10. So this week we have focused on the numbers 11 and 12. We have looked at ways we can show those numbers – 11 jumps, 12 claps, how we write them and use objects to show them.

Numberblocks number 11



Numberblocks number 12

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March 1, 2019 at 1:18 pm


We have had a great week in RH. The week has consisted of lots of measuring!

Reception learning blog:

Dough Disco

This morning, the children came into school and took part in some ‘Dough Disco’ after they had completed their morning jobs. This is something that we have now introduced into the children’s routines and they will complete this every morning. Dough Disco  is a great way to develop  fine motor control and consequently, improve handwriting. Below is a video in case you want to practise at home too!


We are really impressed with the progress the children are making with their writing. We have introduced many phase 3 phonemes, such as /ee/, /ai/, igh/ and the children are starting to use these in their writing, sometimes with the support of a sound mat (copies of sound mats were handed out during the literacy evening). This week, we have been looking at making sure the children leave finger spaces between their words. To support this, we have used ‘giraffes’ in class to mark a space between each word. These seem to be helping!

Measuring weight/height/length and comparing

Making Lemonade


Other activities:

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A busy week in Nursery

March 1, 2019 at 11:53 am


Welcome back to the second half of the Spring term.

The break really seemed to be beneficial for all the children as they have been very settled this week and keen to see their friends again.

This week as always there have been lots of things happening. Here is a small selection of photographs to show what the children have been doing.

Being creative…

Improving our counting skills…

Working on our fine motor skills…

We are continuing the ‘Stay and Read’ sessions on Wednesday morning and afternoon at the beginning of each session. If you haven’t managed to stay yet please try over the next few weeks as the children really enjoy sharing books with their grown-ups.

The children have been enjoying the lovely warm weather this week and spent a long time setting up a complicated water slide…

Our ‘Disco Dough’ sessions have been a great success and the children are really concentrating on the moves. We made some dough which lasted a long time but we need to make some more. The children talked about what colour they would like and we decided the best way to choose was to vote so we used a tally chart. And the winner was…

Have a lovely weekend from the Nursery team.

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In RK class this week…

February 28, 2019 at 5:24 pm


The children have been working very hard this week in both literacy and mathematics. We started the week by talking about what the children had done in the half term holiday. We challenged the children to listen to a friend and share what they had done. They then wrote a sentence in their Busy Bee book.

There has also been lots of sign writing, where children have made models and specifically ask others to not touch them!

In maths the children have really enjoyed measuring either finding out the height or length of objects. They had great fun choosing the correct measuring implement to measure long/high/short objects – 30cm ruler, metre stick or cubes. We enjoyed measuring how tall Jack and Giant are from Jack and the Beanstalk with our long measuring tape. We then tried measuring our friends. We learnt about weight and what was lighter or heavier than 2 golden eggs.

The rest of the week has involved learning to take photos, addition calculations, using our fine motor skills to make patterns, making car tracks, baking, making and labelling models and enjoying the sunshine.

Have a great weekend, fingers crossed for some sunshine!


The RK team.


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Learning this week in RH and RK

February 27, 2019 at 5:15 pm


In phonics we have revised all the tricky words we have learnt so far – I, to, the, go, into, we, he, she, be. This week’s word is ‘me’. The children found it challenging to put the word me into a sentence “Me and my friend”. They are also loving the tricky word song where they can join in saying some of the tricky words we have already learnt.

In phonics we have focused on the ‘oo’ digraph. The children know it has a long sound like in the words ‘pool’ and ‘moon’ and a short sound like in ‘wood’ and ‘foot’.

Short OO digraph

Long OO digraph



We listend to the story Jck and the Beanstalk to start a week of measuring. We have looked at different measuring implements – 30cm ruler, measuring tape, cubes and a metre stick. The giant left some footprints in our classrooms and we measured them using cubes we then found objects which were longer and shorter than the footprint. We have learnt about what objects are long and short and that measuring height can be something up high like a tree or a building. We have had great fun measuring how tall/short everyone is – we are all different! We have also learnt about ‘weight’ what is heavier or lighter than 2 golden eggs? The children have been using scales to find objects which are heavy and light.

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Spooky things happening in RH

February 16, 2019 at 4:26 pm


Reception learning this week:

This week, the children came into the classroom to find footprints and a piece of black material hanging from the ceiling. The children quickly worked out that it could be from a witch. The witch had come to school and stolen a house that the children had made. We thought she had done it to be cheeky but it turns out that she didn’t have a house of her own. She apologised to the children and they’ve all thought of some really good ideas about how to build her a house.

We hope you have a lovely half term. We’re looking forward to welcoming Mrs Puddiphatt back after the holidays although the children were very sad that Mrs Daniels was leaving. I’m sure we’ll still see her around school!

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