Reception visit Brazil!

July 20, 2016 at 4:10 pm

The children in Reception have had a wonderful time at our seaside party this afternoon.We flew on an imaginary airplane and arrived in Brazil!

The children thoroughly enjoyed playing in the sand, paddling in the water, sitting on the deckchairs and jumping on the bouncy castle. Thank you to all the parents and carers who came to join us and thank you for all the food donations. It really was a lovely afternoon.

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Lots of news from Nursery…

July 20, 2016 at 1:54 pm

Apologies for the lack of blog posts this was due to technical difficulties. We now have a new look blog page!

The last time we blogged the children had been reading the book ‘We’re Going On a Picnic’. They had planned a healthy picnic and planned games. Some children helped us buy some supplies from Asda. They then prepared all their food and drinks. We searched high and low for the perfect picnic spot. We enjoyed the food then played lots of games. I think we need to practice the game hide and seek! (I wonder if you can understand why from the photos!).

Since the picnic we started to learn about the Olympics. Before we did I asked the children what they thought they were and none of them knew. Once we talked about it a bit they started to understand all the events that take place. The only difficulty they had was they were expecting to do show jumping and swimming on Sports Day! We found where Brazil was on the map and found out about what the country is like. We also talked about a boy who used to come to our school- Nile Wilson and the fact he is competing in the Rio Olympics. We watched videos of some of the gymnastics he will be doing and the children gasped at how strong he is.

To keep in line with our healthy eating we also thought about exercise. We decided to have a ‘Farsley Farfield Olympic Training Gym’. The children thought of some exercises and training they needed to do – sit ups, press ups and cycling. We also have a trampoline, balance beam and ribbons (dancing). They are doing really well and keeping fit.

Over the last couple of weeks we have been doing regularly visits to the Reception classes to help the children get used to their new environment. They all seem very excited about starting in September.

Don’t forget school doesn’t finish for the summer until Wednesday 27th July.

Keep cool!
The Nursery Team

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This week in Nursery…

July 6, 2016 at 2:17 pm

We may be nearing the end of term in Nursery but we are still keeping very busy! This week we are continuing activities linked to the story ‘We’re Going on a Picnic’. The children will be busy planning the finer details of their picnic – preparing the healthy food and drinks, planning games and creating a new story.

We will be visiting our new classrooms and seeing our new teachers. This will take place over the next few weeks.

This week some children in are class will be celebrating Eid al Fitr. The children will listen to information about this Muslim festival as well as watch short clips showing how Muslims prepare for and celebrate Eid. In the writing area children can make Eid Mubarak cards. Next week we will continue to learn more about Eid as we listen to how the children in our class celebrated this special event.

Sports Day
Sports Day is next Wednesday 13th July and the focus of the day will be based around the Rio Olympics. Nursery races will take place in the morning. Any children who attend in the afternoon or the end of the week are welcome to join in, although they will have to sit with their responsible adult. All of the Nursery children will be in the Great Britain team and can wear white, blue and red clothing. Please don’t purchase clothes especially for this day.

Happy Eid Mubarak!
Have a great week
The Nursery Team

P.S. Apologies for this blog being delayed this week this was due to a technical issue.

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More Jungle fun in Reception…

July 3, 2016 at 11:12 am


We have reread the book ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ with the children this week and have highlighted the rhyming words. The children have thought of other words that may rhyme and have been playing a rhyming BINGO. We have also been learning about how to write postcards and what information needs to be included.


The children have been solving addition and subtraction problems using number lines, drawings or counters. An example problem:

Miss Hutchinson has 8 pencils and Mrs Wilson gives her 11 more. How many pencils does Miss Hutchinson have altogether?


The children have been matching animal patterns to their animals and have recreated the patterns in groups on large paper. They  then experimented with different media to recreate patterns including chalks, crayons and pastels.

Wildlife Park

The children and adults had a fabulous time at the Wildlife Park and the children were very well behaved. It was a lovely day out and it was lovely for the children to see the animals that they have been learning about over the last few weeks.

Mrs Fulton has previously posted some photographs from RF’s trip. Here are some pictures from RH’s trip:

Some pictures of the animals:

See you all tomorrow for another fun-filled week in reception!

Miss Hutchinson




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