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We did a group read of the story ‘The Moon Jet’; we amazed our teachers by writing our own adventures. We had trips to Space, Frozenland, Superhero world and many, many more. We have been focussing on time, clocks and ordering the clocks. We have enjoyed the one minute challenge area, perhaps you could think of your own challenges at home. We hope you enjoyed looking through our Learning Journeys and books; we have been very busy in Reception this year! Have a great week’s holiday!


What’s The Time Mr Wolf?

We were introduced to the concept of time and completed practical work within our Maths lessons; we made a paper chain using the days of the week, made our very own clocks and used them to help us answer some tricky questions all about clocks and time. We read the story ‘Cleversticks’ and have been thinking about what we like to do at school. We helped Mrs Goddard to pull the vegetables out of the planters and then planted new seeds and plants. Last week we looked at the life cycle of a Butterfly, this week we were fortunate enough to get our very own tadpoles and we will be watching them grow!

Beautiful Butterflies

This week we read the story The Very Hungry Caterpillar and made creepy crawling Caterpillars and beautiful bouncy Butterflies. We made repeating patterns and added the amounts of two pieces of fruit to find a total. We learnt the life cycle of a Caterpillar and looked at the different stages. We used our reading skills to read a book as a class and added sound buttons to words using our phonics to help us. Practice using your tricky words in a sentence like we did this week.

Food Glorious Food!

What an exciting week we have had! We read the story Oliver’s Fruit Salad and had our very own Market in the classroom! We used our knowledge of coins to add two pieces of fruit together and paid for our purchase using a range of coins. We then had a fruit salad for our snack; we tasted a range of fruits and used our senses to describe each fruit. We wrote all about the story and our own experiences of the Market and the fruit salad we tasted. We used the Beebots and the Laptops to support our learning.

Money! Money! Money!

Welcome back! It has been great to hear all of the holiday news. This week we have been learning all about money; where it comes from, the value and ordering the coins based on their value. We added coins together to find the amount we had in the piggy bank. The topic this half term is Food! We talked about our favourite food and where it comes from. We read the story Oliver’s Vegetables. He wanted chips! In his quest to find the potatoes, he needed to try the vegetables that he found in his Grandpa’s garden. We sequenced the story and we did some realistic observational paintings of the vegetables.

Hop Hop Don’t Stop!

We have had a crazy creative week; making chocolate nests and baskets for our Easter treats to go in. We went on an Easter trail where we had to help the Easter characters to be more like Grey Mouse by accepting challenges! We used our Maths knowledge to solve the clues to get us to the end of the trail; we did doubling and halving, measuring and problem solving using addition and subtraction. Lime class amazed us all with their assembly especially their very realistic Emergency Service role-play! Check out the St Albans Review Newspaper as we celebrate our Ofsted report.

We hope you have a fun filled Easter holiday!


Did you hear about our visit from the Firefighters?

We were really lucky to have Green Watch St Albans come to visit us and talk to us about their job, uniform and equipment. The children were asked to check if they had a smoke alarm at home and they gave them the job of knowing their full address. This week we read Jaspers Beanstalk and have been measuring and recording different heights and lengths.

Have a lovely Mothering Sunday.



As our topic this term is ‘People Who Help Us’ we were lucky enough to have a visit from a real Policeman! He told us all about his job and the tools and equipment he uses. We were able to ask some questions of our own! We looked at a variety of Emergency Vehicles and made some using the junk modelling. We looked at the uniforms they wear in the Emergency Services and designed some of our own; we decided that the uniforms should be bright so that the people we were helping would be able to see us. As we mastered doubling last week we were given the challenge of halving with many of us working just like Grey Mouse.

The Sun has got his Hat on!

What a sunny week we’ve had exploring our outside area; we had messy fun in the soil investigating natural objects, blowing bubbles and mark making in the flour! Apple class shared what they had been doing in their class; with some magnificent French and a whirlwind of weather with the re-telling of ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’. We have been using the IPad’s to read stories and have been using our adding skills to double the numbers.

Bonjour, Ça va?

This week we have been celebrating many cultures and have been looking at the similarities and differences through story books. We read ‘The Runaway Pancake’/’The Runaway Chapatti’ and ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’/’We’re Going on a Lion Hunt’.

Madame Annis helped us to make our own French book and we enjoyed our French breakfast of Pain au chocolat, Brioche and Croissants with ham, cheese or jam. We had an insight into African drumming and Hungarian music.

We were lucky enough to go on a REAL Bear Hunt at Aboyne Lodge School.