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Our trip to the Whistlestop Centre was fantastic and the weather was beautiful. We found lots of different creatures in the pond, made sculptures of the wildlife around us and made a smelly fox potion in the woods to keep the fox away from the owl babies.

Pirate and mermaid day was fantastic. We have made treasure maps, hunted for gold, walked the plank and read lots of lovely books.

We took part in an International Dough Disco, some of the Ambassadors came to help and join in with the fun.

We released our beautiful butterflies, we had so much fun learning about life cycles with our real life caterpillars.

We love the Bumble Bear story so much that we have planned a Bumble Bear picnic complete with bear cake.

This caterpillar jelly is delicious!

We love using our knowledge of sounds to read books to each other.

We are having a fabulous time learning about caterpillars. We are really excited to have real, wriggling caterpillars to look after.

These children are enjoying reading their new books from the Ambassador Book Swap Shop.

Well done Oliver, you earned your red belt in Ju-Jitsu, we are very proud of you.

We have learned what plants need to grow well. We loved getting our hands dirty and crumbling the compost. We have planted runner beans and carrots.

There was a fantastic suprise in our classroom. We had a mystery reader, it was Mrs Holmes. He read us The Gruffalo and really brought the story to life using different voices for the characters. We then chose children to be the mystery reader in the reading corner. Children had great fun reading stories to each oher.

We loved reading the story Handa's Suprise. We acted it out in our groups. Do you like Mia's beautiful Africal necklace?

We visited Tesco in our town centre. We looked for a rainbow of vegeatables and had a look in the huge fridge and freezer. We tasted lots of different fruits and learned how to make bread.

We made a balance cake all on our own. We decorated it with lots and lots of sprinkles and suprised the rest of the class. It tasted delicious.

Here we are on World Book Day dressed up as our favourite characters. We read lots of books and discussed our favourite characters. We took a selfie and wrote about our costumes.

Here we are working hard with children in nursery to make a traditional Polish cake. It tasted delicious and we shared it with the rest of the class.

The ambassadors have great fun every Friday teaching Yoga Bugs to children in Reception.

There's a rumble in the jungle, there's a whisper in the trees. The animals are waking up and rustling the leaves. We have produced some amazing writing all on our own about jungle animals.

We used books and the internet to find out about an art technique called pointillism. Artists apply dots of colour to create a picture. We were inspired to create our own beautiful art work.

We are having fun trying to make the scales balance with the fruit. We used language including heavier and lighter.

We spoke about things we have noticed about birds and animals in winter. We know that some birds fly to warm places in the winter like Africa. We thought it would be kind to feed the birds in Hollingwood so we made bird cakes.

Mia and Leighton had great fun speaking to each other in an alien language. They used phonics flash cards to help them.

We had a glorious walk around our local park. We saw many signs of autumn and even a little squirrel. The floor was a carpet of yellow, brown and orange leaves. We collected autumn treasures to show each other back in our classroom.

We had great fun role playing bonfire night. Charlie made a marshmallow machine to toast marshmallows. We used materials from the junk materials bin and pretended they were fireworks.

We love the Gruffalo and we went looking for the charcters from the story hidden amongst trees and leaves. We listened very carefully to this wonderful story.

We used our measuing skills to make a Gruffalo crumle. It tasted delicious!

Look at our amazing letters!

We collected autumn treasures from the playground. We found conkers, acorns and leaves. We used them to make beautiful paintings.

Here we are trying very hard to hear and write the sounds in scarecrow.

We made Betty O'Hare from The Scarecrows wedding. The children wrote some AMAZING describing words about Betty.

We are learning all about vegetables and are using the traditional tale of The Enormous Turnip to help us.

One shiny wet nose! Two big furry ears! IT'S A BEAR!!!!

We're going on a bear hunt. We're going to catch a big one. What a beautiful day! We're not scared.

The children have had a really busy first few weeks, mastering the classroom routines, trying new skills and activities and forming new friendships. Thank you parents and carers for all your support, it really does make the transition into reception a success for the children.


This term our theme is 'If you go down to the woods today...' we will be reading some special books to help with our learning. These will include, Owl Babies, Bear Hunt, The Gruffalo and The Scarecrows Wedding.