RH News

May 3, 2019 at 1:04 pm


Being Healthy

The children have been learning about foods that are healthy and what they need to do to their bodies to stay healthy, including drinking lots of water and exercising. The children made smoothies. We discussed the importance of not having too much fruit in the form of juice or smoothies as it can be bad for your teeth.  There is no need to moderate consumption of real fruit though as explained by the NHS here: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/lifestyle-tips-for-healthy-teeth/

Other learning:

Follow the link below for information about Phonics and Maths:

Have a great long weekend and we’ll see on Tuesday!

The RH team

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Phonics and Maths in Reception

May 3, 2019 at 12:50 pm



Tricky words: my, you, was

Phonemes: /air/ and  /ure/


The children have learnt about the numbers 18 and 19. We have continued to practise counting on from numbers to find the total amount with Numicon.

Click here to play some fun number games.

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This week in Nursery

May 3, 2019 at 10:59 am


Last week’s blog had a lovely picture of the blossoming cherry tree outside the Nursery window so that is the starting point of this week’s blog.

The children looked at the tree and talked about it and then had the opportunity to produce their own picture using crayons and paints. They drew the trunk and branches and then used either their fingers or the tip of a paint brush to add the blossom. The pict

ures are so beautiful that we have put a selection on the window so that when the blossom has gone we can still be reminded of what it looked like.

Throughout the week we have provided the children with different sensory experiences instead of water…


Soap flakes


And jelly

Last week some children were really interested in stories about Elmer the patchwork elephant so this week we devoted a whole day to the colourful character. They listened to stories, matched characters to pictures, coloured pictures by numbers, dressed in bright colours, played dominoes, had their faces painted and even decorated one member of staff to look like Elmer.

Over the last few weeks we have been expanding the children’s vocabulary understanding. The words have chosen have  either been ones we have read in stories or words someone has used in Nursery. We print the word and then try and think of all the different meanings for the word. We print pictures and write definitions. Our most recent word is ‘full’. Please try to use this word at home with your child. Other words we have been talking about are rough, smooth, empty, hot, cold and winter. You can support your child’s learning by using these words at home in different contexts.

One of our focus children was keen to visit the pigs and chickens so chose a couple of friends to go with him.

And finally how child led learning works…

This child had built a home for his animal but had stacked the bricks on top of one another so the walls were wobbly. He was shown how to overlap the bricks so that the walls would be stronger and then we went outside to see this method in practice.

Enjoy yet another long weekend!

From Mrs Fulton and the Nursery team


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This week in RD…

May 3, 2019 at 10:56 am


This week RD have been writing sentences with words that contain the phonemes ‘ear’ and ‘air’ in them. We have also been learning how to spell and use tricky words like ‘my’.

In maths we have been learning how to write and represent the numbers 18 and 19. Some of us decided to use the play dough to find ways to make these numbers. Some of us challenged ourselves and wrote the number sentences down.

Also in maths this week….

Some of us wanted to find out how  many times we could write our name or draw a shape in one minute. We used a one minute sand timer and then shared our answers with our friends.

Tis week RD have been making smoothies!! First of all we designed our smoothies, then we made them using a variety of fruit and after that we evaluated the taste and what it looked like. They were so delicious!

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RD News

April 26, 2019 at 2:59 pm


This week we have been making models and writing about them. We have also been working on addition and we have used Numicon to work out the totals of our number sentences.

Learning in RH and RD this week:


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Nursery News

April 26, 2019 at 2:46 pm


We have had another good week in Nursery with lots of different things happening.

Some children have used a programme called Dazzle to make patterns on the whiteboard.

Our latest role play area is an office…

Some children wanted to go see the pigs…

And we went to visit the chickens…

The children had the opportunity to paint with cotton buds. This activity is excellent to develop their fine motor skills.

One child talked about making pizzas so she wrote a list of ingredients and her friends helped to make pizzas. Everyone enjoyed eating them…

Some other things this week…

And finally…

Enjoy the weekend.

From the Nursery team

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