Lockdown Learning Week 2

Take a look at some of the amazing learning that has been going on at home and in school. I have been so impressed with all the amazing work this week. I am very proud of everyone. Keep up all of the hard work.

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Party Time!

We had a fantastic time at our Christmas party! We played lots of games like pass the parcel, musical statues and musical bumps. We also decorated biscuits that we ate during the pantomime in the afternoon. We all enjoyed the pantomime, Cinderella. We joined in with the singing and making sure…

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NISCU Nativity

This week we were joined on the internet by Debbie Green from NISCU and some of her friends (Eric the donkey and Lawrence the sheep) to learn all about the nativity story. Debbie taught us some songs and some makaton sign language for the songs. Our favourite song was "donkey donkey, don't you…

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Christmas Time!

Christmas has arrived in reception! Our role play area has changed into Santa's workshop. We have been practicing out scissor skills to cut the wrapping paper to wrap the paper. We have also been making our own decorations for the tree using lollypop sticks, glitter and paint. We have been…

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Scientists in the Making!

Today, we carried out the experiment that we planned on Monday. We wanted to find out what an astronaut should wear to space. We knew that astronauts need to be safe when they come back to earth too. We decided to test wood, feathers, a paper parachute, a fluffy hat, sand and fabric.


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It's STEM week and we've already been busy doing lots of learning. We really enjoyed watching Mr Hodder make explosions in the assembly his morning.

Our role play area has turned into a laboratory and we're using lots of science vocabulary in there.

We've been looking at floating and…

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A Busy Week

What a busy week we have had in reception! This week we introduced addition and subtraction using concrete materials. We have also been writing CVC words using our phonics knowledge. Well done to everyone in reception for all of your hard work! 


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We have been learning about bonfire night! Last week we learnt about why we celebrate bonfire night and this week we learnt how we celebrate it. We know that there are lots of fireworks and sparklers. We also talked about the yummy foods we eat like toffee apples. We then made our own yummy…

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In PE this half term, we are thinking about toys. This week we thought about our favorite toys and how they move. We thought about whether they would be fast or slow, would they be close to the ground or high in the air and how many legs would they move on. We moved like dolls, racing cars, toy…

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Tower Building

We were building towers in our outdoor area this week using the crates. We discussed whose crates were taller and whose were shorter. We then built up our tower so it was 3 crates tall. We made a step on either side and climbed up carefully. We helped each other out by holding the crates still…

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This week, dinosaurs have taken over reception!

We have been very busy in our dinosaur dig site, digging and looking at the bones we found.

We have been sorting and grouping dinosaurs in different ways.

We have also been reading 'Dinosaurs Love Underpants' by Claire Freedman. We used…

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Shape Pairs

This week we have been learning all about 2D shapes and their properties. We played a game of pairs and we had to match the shapes even though they were different sizes. We double checked they were the same by counting the sides and the corners. 


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