Blackhills Wood

November 15, 2018 at 12:34 pm

We had such a fantastic trip to the woods on Monday. The children have talked about it for days! Thank you to all the parent volunteers we couldn’t have done the trip without you!

The highlights for the children in their writing have been:

  • Going on a bus
  • Having a picnic lunch
  • Following the pictures in the woods
  • Making nests for themselves
  • Singing songs round the fire

The most popular highlight was….

  • Toasting marshmallows on the fire

As you can imagine we have 100’s of photos, so here are a few from the day, showing the different activities we did…




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Remembrance Sunday – Poppy day in RK

November 9, 2018 at 3:51 pm

Today RK have found out about ‘Remembrance Sunday’ or Poppy day as they liked to call it. We found out about the Navy, Army and RAF and how some soldiers died but those that survived different wars are helped by the children buying poppy bands, rulers and pencils. We then watched a beautiful clip on CBeebies explaining war from the view of animals.

We then looked at different war planes and we challenged them to build a war plane using celery and brown bread. We were so impressed with all the different ways they thought to make a plane!

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Fireworks everywhere in RH…

November 9, 2018 at 2:58 pm

Welcome back!

Thank you for all for the efforts that have been put into the children’s Communication Books over the half term week. It has been lovely to see what the children have been up to and they love sharing the work they have done with adults in school.

We’ve had a busy first week back. We have spent most of the week preparing for the ‘Firework Extravaganza’ that we held on Wednesday. We started the week learning the story of Guy Fawkes. The children have danced like fireworks, made firework pictures, written menus, made rockets, learnt songs, made lava lamps and firework biscuits.  It was lovely to see all the parents/carers that came to support and the children had a great time. We have also finished the week learning about why people celebrate Diwali and how it is celebrated. Happy Diwali to all the families that celebrate.


Tricky words this week: go

Phonemes taught:







We have been looking at the numbers 8, 9 and 10 this week. The children seem to be really mastering the value of the numbers 1-10 and are  starting to remember number facts like 1 more and 1 less than numbers. They enjoy playing and experimenting with Numicon, particularly adding pieces together to see what they make. We have spent some timing looking at which pieces of Numicon can be put together to make 10.






The children choose a new library book every Friday. Please can you ensure the children’s library books are in their book bags so they can be swapped.

School Trip

Don’t forget, the school trip to Blackhills Woods is on Monday. The children can come to school in their own clothes and they need a packed lunch. Please make sure the children come to school dressed for the weather as we will be outside all day. I would recommend wearing wellingtons too.

Have a great weekend.

The RH team

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Welcome back to RK!

November 9, 2018 at 12:28 pm

Welcome back! We hope you had a super half term break. Reading the communication books it seems as though the children have had lots of fun!

This week has been a very busy week with lots to celebrate! Firstly, we would like to wish all our Hindu and Sikh families a very ‘Happy Diwali’. The children will be learning more about this festival next week.

In phonics, we learnt the tricky word ‘go’ and put it in to sentences:

“Go and put your coat away”

“Go to the shops”

We revised the tricky words we have already learnt – I, to, no, the. Our phonemes this week were r, h and b. The children are really thinking about many words, which start with the new sounds. We are working hard to recognise all the phonemes we have learnt so far to help us blend them together to hear words. Please practise this at home.



We tried h for honey and b for bread this week and r for raisins


We are working with the children to develop their reading skills and letter recognition. Please can you ensure that your child’s reading record and reading books are in their book bag every day. This will enable us to share with you what we have done with your child during our reading time.

In Maths, we have learnt about the numbers 8, 9 and 10. The children have a good understanding of the value of the numbers to 10. Therefore, next week we will be doing some practical addition. The children are able to show us different ways to show us the value of a number. For example 9 nods of the head, 10 pieces of playdough, holding up 3 fingers on each hand to show 6.

Bonfire Night

The children have enjoyed learning about Guy Fawkes and why we celebrate Bonfire Night. We were overwhelmed by how many parents/carers were able to come to our ‘Bonfire Night’. It was fantastic to see the children taking orders and delivering the home baked goods. The children did a lot of work to prepare for the event in a very short space of time.

The rest of the week has been action packed we have learnt about how to make an electrical circuit, we have visited the pigs, made gingerbread men, writing menus, made rockets and chickens and learnt about where some of our food comes from and also the meaning of Remembrance Sunday, which led to the making of aeroplanes using celery and brown bread!


Blackhills Wood

Thank you to all those who have volunteered for our trip on Monday. We have planned an action packed day! The ground at the woods is wet and boggy in some places so we would recommend wearing wellington boots or sturdy walking shoes. Please don’t forget your packed lunches!

Number fun

Don’t forget we are holding a ‘Number Fun’ session for parents to talk about how we teach maths in reception and how you can help support your child at home. The session is on Thursday 22nd November at 2.30pm and 6.45pm in the North hall. We lok forward to seeing you.

Have a great weekend

RK team

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Fireworks and glitter in Nursery

November 9, 2018 at 11:51 am

This week has been a busy week for celebrations. On Monday the children talked about bonfires and fireworks and listened to a simple story about Guy Fawkes. They had the opportunity to make firework pictures both inside and outside and there are some displayed on the windows in Nursery.

On Wednesday it was Diwali and some of our Nursery children were celebrating with their families. In Nursery the children watched a very simple version of the story of Rama and Sita and then some children made Diwali cards.

Lots of our children have been keen to build models this week especially using Lego. A large group of boys sat for a long time painstakingly fixing the small pieces together to make their models. They were very proud of the final results!

Other things this week…

Have a lovely weekend from all the staff in Nursery.


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