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Happy Halloween!!


We would just like to say a great big THANK YOU to everyone who came to out Halloween open day this week! The children had a brilliant day dressing up, making potions and carving pumpkins, and we have had some lovely feedback from the grown ups. [easingslider id=”374″]

MMM… Making Crumble


This week the children in Reception have been picking blackberries from our school grounds. We were careful not to hurt ourselves on the spiky bushes! [easingslider id=”340″] Then we had to make the topping by rubbing together butter and flour, making sure we had weighed out the right amount and checking the number on the […]

A visit to the pond!


[easingslider id=”300″] Today we had a visit to the pond! We loved catching tadpoles with our nets and found there were lots of creatures living in our pond, including some pond snails! We look forward to watching the tadpoles turning into frogs!

Paleontologists at work


After the fantastic discovery of dinosaur bones in our outdoor area, we read the story of ‘Monster Stones’ and found out about paleontologists and the work they do. We read how they took lots of photographs and made notes about where the bones were found. They even drew maps of where the bones lay in […]

Digging for Dinosaurs!


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A superstar in the making!


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Adam Stower


  In Reception today we had a special visitor – a real illustrator! We enjoyed our afternoon with Adam Stower and enjoyed listening to his stories and watching him draw some illustrations. He inspired us to become illustrators and as soon as we were back in the classroom, we got straight to work drawing our […]

Making Robots


[easingslider id=”188″] Whilst tinkering inside old computers and CD players the children found lots of unusual bits and bobs.  They decided that the various wires, circuit boards and springs looked like parts from a robot. The next day the children discovered a variety of electrical loose parts on the malleable table and set to work […]

Little Tinkers!


Reception children have LOVED our tinkering table today! Using real screwdrivers to look inside TVs and old cassette players. They enjoyed engaging in this new and exciting experience, demonstrating their natural curiosity and persisting when challenges occurred. [easingslider id=”113″] Users who have LIKED this post:

3D Shapes


Today we have been looking at 3D shapes and the children have enjoyed recreating shapes using straws and blue tac. It was brilliant to hear children using mathematical language to describe the features of 3D shapes and was a great opportunity to practise their fine motor skills. [easingslider id=”100″] Users who have LIKED this post:

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