A super busy week in RK

March 15, 2019 at 12:05 pm

This week has flown by and we can’t believe it is only 2 weeks until we break up for the Easter holidays! The children have continued to work hard. We have spent time this week revising the digraphs we have learnt so far. The focus has been on spelling them as a unit of sound and writing words which contain them.

In Maths we have focused on the numbers 13 and 14. The children have shown us different ways to illustrate these numbers using cubes, ten frames,  pictures and numerals…

In preparing for our pyjama evening lots of children chose to write signs to show the grown ups where to go and what we were serving. I am sure you will agree the signs and posters were brilliant!

We have also had lots of interest in making potions and doing experiments. Some boys made potions using food colouring, water, paper, card and chopped pear! We looked at melting some materials such as sorbet, butter, chocolate spread and play dough! We then watched what happened with coke and mints…

The rest of the week in pictures…

Have a great weekend, wrap up!

The RK team

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Reception Pyjama Night

March 15, 2019 at 7:42 am

Thank you to everyone who came to the pyjama night we had a super turn out. It was lovely to see the children so excited to return to school in their pyjamas. Well done to the grown ups who wore there’s too!! The children listened to lots of super stories either about bears or books by Julia Donaldson.

Here are a few pictures of a fantastic night…

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RH and RK learning this week

March 14, 2019 at 6:16 pm


This week we have been revising all the tricky words we have learnt so far – I, to, the, no, go, we, he, she, be, into.

We have practised reading and trying to spell them.

We have been trying to remember some of the digraphs we have already learnt – sh, ch, th, ng, ai, oa. We have played digraph bingo, read words which include the digraphs and practised writing words and sentences with them in.


This week we have introduced the numbers 13 and 14. We have looked at how to show 13 and 14 using a ten frame, cubes and numicon. We have learnt that 13 is 1 ten and 3 ones.

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World Book Day in Nursery

March 8, 2019 at 3:58 pm

At the end of a busy week we celebrated World Book Day today and the children enjoyed the fun filled day!

We had prepared some new resources for the children to read traditional tales and act out the stories with exciting props.

This morning we had a whole building assembly so all the children could see everyone dressed up. There was a competition for the best homemade costume in each class as well as a prize for the best staff team.

Some homemade costumes…

Other children who dressed up and brought their books…

Sharing books with friends…

Sharing books with adults…

The winner of the competition…

And finally this afternoon the children watched a presentation by The Rainbow Factory and these are some of the characters they saw…

Have a lovely weekend and try to share a book with your child.

The Nursery team

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RH Fun and Learning

March 8, 2019 at 3:18 pm

What a great week we have had in RH!

To see Phonics and Maths work please follow the link:

The Rainbow Fish

The children enjoyed an interactive story telling of ‘The Rainbow Fish’ which had lots of sensory elements to it. They have made their own display in the classroom showing some lovely pictures and writing about sea creatures.


World Book Day

The children have had a fantastic day. Our class story was, of course, ‘The Three Little Pigs’ and the children have been orally retelling the story as well as writing stories. The Rainbow Factory performance this afternoon was fantastic; the children laughed from start to finish!

What else have we been doing?

We hope you have a great weekend and don’t forget, it is our Pyjama evening next Thursday which runs from 6.15-7.00.

The RH team

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This week in RK…

March 8, 2019 at 2:42 pm

The children have had a particularly busy week – lots of learning, Pancake day, Rainbow Fish workshop and World Book Day! Everyone listened to the story of ‘The Fish who could Wish’, we talked in partners and were able to share what our friend had wished for. Some children wrote their wish down. A couple of children were very wise and wished for more wishes!!!

On Tuesday we celebrated ‘Pancake day’. I shared all the toppings we could have on our pancakes and as a class we predicted chocolate spread would be the favourite! I think you can guess whether or not our prediction was right!

In maths we have started learning more about the numbers above 10. We have learnt about 11 and 12. We know what number is 1 more and 1 less than each number, 11 is made up of 1 ten and a 1 and 12 is made up to 1 ten and a 2. We are able to show the numbers 11 and 12 in different ways

On Thursday we welcomed Eureka in to school and they presented a workshop based on the book ‘The Rainbow Fish’. We have learnt about the importance of sharing with our friends and as well as lots of fishy facts. We got to touch a real puffer fish and shark teeth!

World Book Day

The children looked fantastic today and we loved all their costumes. The winner of the best costume in RK goes to Alexander – well done!

The rest of the week in pictures…

Have a super weekend!

RK team

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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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