To enhance our children's learning about narrative, role play and expressive language also to develop their Prime Areas of Development, we have decided to use 'Once Upon a Time' as our story focus for Spring 1, commencing Januray 2018.


The children have really enjoyed our Christmas celebrations:  they made us so proud at our Christmas concert and they had a lovely time at the party.  Lots of gifts have been made ready for the big day!


We have been very busy.  We have looked at two books this half term; The Elves and the Shoemaker and The Nativity Story.  We have had role play areas to reflect and enhance both books.  In Mathematics we have learnt about 3d shapes, length, counting and recognising larger numbers, addition and subtraction.  We have just finished learning Phase 2 phonics and our teachers are very pleased because we are beginning to segment sounds in our writing and blend sounds in our reading.  


Our school will be learning French in Key Stage Two now and to help launch this, the whole school held a French Day. In Reception 1 and 2 we answered the register in French, listened to some French phrases and even counted in French during our mathematics lesson.  We had some yummy French food and made a huge French flag which we showed to the school during a special assembly.


Autumn 1

For our first half term we have used the book The Rainbow Fish.   The book has helped us learn about sharing, considering other people and feelings.  In mathematics we have learnt about repeating patterns, number recognition 2 dimensional shapes and making number sets to 10.  In English we have started our phonics and we have the opportunity to make marks in all areas of the inside and outside classrooms.  We are also taking reading books home, so please read with us every day if possible.

We had a walk down to Parkside School where we performed our  harvest song in front of a very large audience.  Our teachers were very proud of us because we were so well behaved!


Autumn Walk

We had a super walk in our woodland area and discovered some early signs of autumn.  We hope you like our photos.

Our first week

The children have completed their first week in 'Big School' and we are very proud of them.  They have learnt to play appropriately in all the areas, chose their snack independently, remembering to wash their hands and with a little guidance have remembered our routines. Friday was their first full day and lunchtime was a little challenging for them (and the staff!).  Our outside area has been very popular, a little sunshine would be welcome too!