Reception News

March 13, 2020 at 3:39 pm



This week we have learned the phoneme ‘ur’. We have practised reading it, writing it and adding ‘ur’ words into sentences. This weeks main focus has been phonics assessments. We have really enjoyed seeing the progress the children have made.


During maths sessions we have continued to look at number bond for 10. We introduced part-whole models to show the different number bonds. The children also had access to different manipulatives to show their own number bonds to ten. The children used this knowledge to write number sentences.


This week we spotted a rainbow during outside play. The children were interested to know how rainbows are formed. We used the internet to find out. The children then painted their own rainbows by mixing primary colours to achieve the seven colours needed.

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A lot of technology in Nursery

March 13, 2020 at 3:31 pm

This week the children have had lots of experience using technology.
They have been using the iPads to take photographs of their friends but not always successfully…
They used the iPads inside and outside…
They had fun taking selfies!
They used a programme on the computer to paint pictures on the whiteboard.
A small group of children did some baking and learned how to make the scales balance as well as representing numbers.
And finally lots of children enjoyed drawing and writing on large pieces of paper on the floor…
Have a good weekend, from the Nursery team.
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Sharing Stories in Reception

March 6, 2020 at 6:08 pm



This week we have learnt the tricky word ‘they’. The children have practised reading it, writing it and adding it into a sentence. We have also learnt ‘or’.


This week has seen the children looking at number bonds for ten. We have focused on; 1+9/9+1, 2+8/8+2,7+3/3+7 and 6+4/4+6. The children have used lots of different manipulatives to support their understanding.

World Book Day

The children really enjoyed focused on a story and completing activities related to that story. Throughout the day we read, wrote and drew our own versions.

Reading Buddies

This week the children from Year 4 joined the RP children to share some books. They really enjoyed discussing a range of books and playing book related games.

RB’s reading buddies came to help them create a musical story. Together we retold the story of The Three Billy Goats Gruff using a variety of musical instruments.


A few children were discussing visiting the hairdresser’s and decided that we should set one up in our role play area. The children have had lots of fun designing new hair styles for each other and were particularly excited when Mr Harris visited their salon!

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World Book Week in Nursery

March 6, 2020 at 4:11 pm


In the week of World Book Day, the Nursery children have spent all week taking part in reading related activities.

Our book of the week, and next week, has been ‘The Gruffalo’. The children listened to the story and joined in with the repeated refrains. They joined in with Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventures on the theme of ‘The Gruffalo’. One child retold the story in their own writing…

Throughout the week they children have had the opportunity to make books marks. We explained to them what book marks are for and most children were keen to make one to take home.
Our Year 3 reading buddies came over on Wednesday to read stories with the Nursery children…
The second Year 3 class came to read to us as well…
The Nursery children had enjoyed lots of opportunities to read this week and are very good at being able to hold books the correct way around, turn pages and treat books with care. These are essential pre-reading skills.
Finally, an important job of adults is to act as role models. The adults in Nursery have been demonstrating their love of reading…
Have a good weekend and perhaps do some reading!

From the Nursery team

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Another busy week!

February 29, 2020 at 11:23 am



Phonics this week has included the tricky word ‘you’ and the revision of the phonemes /oa/ar/ee/igh/oo/. We have practised forming letter, writing words and writing sentences. The children are starting to understand basis sentence structure.


This week we have been combining two groups to find a total. We worked with numbers up to 20 and had lots of fun exploring different combinations. The children used the language of ‘add’ and ‘plus’ and were encouraged to explain their learning using full sentences e.g. ‘There are three pigs and two cows. Three add two equals 5.


Wow! What strange weather we have been having…. It didn’t stop Reception!


The children have enjoyed making and eating pancakes. The were given a choice of topping but asked to remember they need to be healthy!

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Pancakes in Nursery

February 28, 2020 at 3:36 pm

Tuesday was Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Day. It is the day before Ash Wednesday which marks the start of Lent in the Christian calendar.

Traditionally people would eat pancakes on this day to get rid of any fatty foods before the 40-day fasting season of Lent began. In the past Christians would forego foods containing fat, eggs, milk or meat during Lent.

The Nursery children enjoyed making and eating pancakes on Tuesday!

First the children added the flour…
Next came the eggs…
Then the milk…
The children whisked the ingredients to make batter…
The batter was cooked in a hot pan…
Traditionally pancakes are tossed…
Finally the children tried the pancakes…
They all seemed to enjoy trying them!

Perhaps you could have a go at making them at home this weekend.

Have Fun!

From the Nursery team.

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