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Happy Mother's Day!

We have had a fantastic afternoon celebrating our amazing mummies! We have decorated cakes, sang songs, planted flowers and made bracelets together. We had a brilliant turnout and the children had a great time.

A huge thank you to all that came to celebrate with us!


Our Christmas Production Trailer



Autumn 2 - 07.11.22

This week, we learnt about Remembrance Day, thinking about the people that gave our life up for us. We did poppy crafts and took part in a Remembrance service. 

In literacy, we read Where the Poppies Now Grow. We created a story map and rehearsed the story. At the end of the week we wrote thank you cards for the soldiers. 

In maths, we have been learning about 2D shapes. We went outside for a shape hunt and have spotted lots of shape in our environment. 

Bonfire night - Forest School

To celebrate Bonfire night, we had a special visit to our Forest School with Mr Fox. We sat safely around the fire, drank hot chocolate and ate smores. 

Autumn Term 2 - 31.10.22

This week we have been reading Pumpkin Soup. 

We learnt about the life cycle of a pumpkin and have even had a go at making our own pumpkin soup!

In maths, we have recapped our learning of 3D and 2D shapes, building lots of different things and experimenting with stacking and rolling. 

We were also extremely lucky to be visited by a solider, Andrew, who helped us to get ready for Remembrance Day . 

Autumn Term - 17.10.22

This week in literacy, we performed our story Jim and the Beanstalk. The children identified key characters, such as the giant, Jim, the hairdresser, dentist and optician. All of the children demonstrated fantastic acting skills, especially the loud and scary giants!

In Maths this week, we have explored 3D shapes. We have focused on which shapes can stack and which shapes can roll. We have used lots of different opportunities to explore the shapes, including outside and inside. We even used our shapes to create pizza's! 

We have also been learning about India and the festival of Diwali. The children learnt all about the festival and why certain cultures celebrate it. We created Diwa lamps using clay and made some beautiful Indian inspired artwork using powdered paint and water. 

Autumn Term - 10.10.22

This week we have moved on to our new book; Jim and the Beanstalk. In this story, Jim climbs the beanstalk but the giant at the top is old and sad, he needs Jim's help to make him feel better. Reception class noticed lots of similarities and differences between Jim and the Beanstalk and Jack and the Beanstalk. 

In our Maths lessons, we have also been comparing things. We had a teddy bear tea party to find out who had more and who had fewer. The children made some super suggestions such as sharing, getting more or having fewer of something to make sure that the party was fair for everyone. 

Nursery joined us to watch a special live stream service about Saint Bernadette. We all joined in with the prayers and songs. 

The highlight of our week this week was our Baptism. Father Adrian allowed us to visit the church with our baby, who we baptised 'baby Wilfie'. We all got to hold the baby, who was wearing a very special white gown with a white shawl. We had a mother and a father, as well as Godparents and lots of the baby's family and friends at the church. Father Adrian poured holy water from the font onto the baby's head using a shell. He made the sign of the cross on the baby's head and gave him his name. When the baptism was finished, Father Adrian showed reception class the special baptismal candle. We had such a super afternoon and learnt so much about baptisms! 

Autumn term - 03.10.22

In literacy this week, we have continued to explore our book Into the Forest. We used the story to help us create a map of the forest, we even included the characters that we meet along the way. We worked together to write some character's names. 

We headed outside to look our landscape to help us to create a drawing of the things that we can see around us and to show the changes in seasons. 

During our class assembly, we learnt about Saint Francis of Assisi. We learnt how St Francis loved and cared for animals. We also learnt that he saw birds flying through the sky in the shape of a cross. 

Our parents helped us with our Understanding the World lesson this week by telling us about our family history. We discovered what our parents do for jobs, as well as some amazing things that our grandparents did. We even discovered facts about who we are and where we come from. 

We made the cross that St Francis of Assisi saw







We found a tall sunflower growing

Autumn Term - 26.09.22

This week, we have began to explore our new text; Into the Forest. In this story we meet lots of familiar characters such as Goldilocks and Little Red Riding Hood. The children did a fantastic job of spotting all characters and hidden pictures throughout the book. 

We were lucky enough to get to choose some books to take home, the children were so excited to pick out some stories to keep!

In Maths this week we have been counting to 5. We have made sure that our numbers are secure and we know how to represent an amount up to 5. We also took the opportunity to measure ourselves and our teachers when we had the blocks out during continuous provision!

We also went out on an Autumn walk and looked for all the signs of the season changing. We were particularly impressed with the mushrooms growing just outside the classroom!

Our New Books
We explored autumnal objects in the tuff tray​​​​
We measured using blocks
Autumn Walk

Autumn term - 19.09.22

This week we have continued to explore our class story, Jack and the Beanstalk. We have explored different materials, including fruit and vegetables, finding the seeds!

In literacy, we acted out our story. We remembered our characters, settings and story structure. In phonics, we have learnt the letters and sounds s, a, t, p. 

In maths, we have been exploring numbers to 4. We used five frames to help us to count and we explored numbers outside. 

In PE, we independently got changed and did a fantastic job! We have played team games, competing in some speedy races. We even had a visit from a beautiful butterfly that took a liking to one of our shoes! 

Exploring seeds
Jack and the Beanstalk
Counting to 4

Autumn Term - 12.09.2022

In reception class we have had a fantastic first full week back at school! We have been extremely busy getting into our new routines and making some new friends. This week we have been showing off all of our strengths, as well as working really hard to write our own names.

In our literacy lessons, we are learning all about Jack and the Beanstalk and in our maths we have been focusing on numbers 1, 2 and 3. 

During Mass on Thursday, the children in reception sat beautifully, listening and responding to Fr Adrian. 

On Friday we were blown away at how independent all of the children were in getting dressed for PE, they had a great time playing games and getting to know Port Vale PE staff.