Christmas Time in Reception

What a wonderful Christmas time we had in Reception Class. We didn’t have a proper nativity play this year, so the children performed their own nativity in the classroom. They developed a very good understanding of the Christmas story. The children painted fabulous pictures for our Classroom and Corridor Nativity displays. They also did lots of other wonderful Christmas arts and crafts activities. Finally, we enjoyed a delicious Christmas Dinner together in the School Hall. Click on the picture for a larger image.

Making Jelly

As part of our Birthdays Topic, the Reception Class children had a wonderful time making and eating raspberry jelly. They watched with fascination as the jelly dissolved into the water. They used fabulous language to describe the different textures and the smells, as well as the changes they observed. It was also great fun eating our jelly. Click on the image to make it bigger.

Happy to be at School

The Reception children have settled very well into their new classroom. They are making lots of new friends and enjoying a wealth of experiences. Click on the photos to see a larger image.

Home Learning – Bog Babies

Look at these Bog Babies! Click on the photo to make it bigger. The children have had fun listening to the Bog Baby story, They have been busy making and drawing their own Bog Babies and finding a place for them to explore. If you have made a Bog Baby, send me a photo and I will put it here. Well done!

Mad about Minibeasts

Children have been sending in some more pictures of their home learning. Many are getting outside and exploring the natural world, while also getting their exercise. Lots of learning and exercise is taking place, indoors and outdoors – well done! Click on the picture to make it bigger.

Working at Home

Reception class children and their families have been VERY busy, working from home. Look at your friends, busy at work. Well done everybody! Keep the photos coming in. I shall post another blog soon. Click on the picture to make it bigger.

We are missing you very much – with best wishes from Mrs Caballero, Mrs Baker and Miss Kennedy.

Keep fit and busy during School Closure

There are lots of online storytimes

Checkout Oliver Jeffers reading his stories and

Storyline Online:

And lots of ways to keep healthy:


Exercise with the Body Coach

Fun yoga with cosmickids has lots of good ideas for keeping busy

Science Week in Reception

What a busy week it has been. Apart from learning about hand hygiene and keeping germs at bay, the children had a great time being young scientists. They made a cloud out of soap; they watched in wonder what happens when you mix vinegar with bi-carbonate of soda; they made their own bread using yeast, they explored electricity and created circuits and they made a rainbow of sweets. Just a regular week in Early Years in fact! Click on the picture to make it bigger.

Pancake Day

It was a fairly cold day on Tuesday; perfect weather for a pancake race. Many of the children came prepared with their pans. Later, we made more pancakes out of playdough and had pancake races in the playground. In the afternoon we had our own pancakes and the children enjoyed the lemon juice and syrup toppings. Now, with some rather sticky fingers, we really are ready for Lent! Happy Pancake Day! Click on the picture to make it bigger.