Wonderful Writing

The children have really impressed us this week with their writing skills. As you will know from the feedback at parents evening we are working on the use of digraphs when reading and writing. The children have already began to apply the use of digraphs in their writing. They are developing their independence by segmenting […]

Busy Bees

This week the children completed some unaided writing. They were given a picture linked to our topic; 999 Emergency and then responded independently. We are really proud of their application of phonics and developing sentence writing. In Maths we have linked learning to ICT (information, communication and technology) and CAL (communication and language). We have […]

Emergency, 999!

We started the week off with a visit from the fire fighters from St Albans Fire Station! We had already prepared lots of questions to ask, here are a few examples of our questions; What do you do when you’re at the fire station but there are no fires? Why do you have to wear […]

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! We have had a great start to the year in Reception this week. The year began with our new topic ‘Emergency!’. This week we have been listening to and discussing different sounds in the environment that you might hear in a car traffic accident. We have represented our ideas linked to this through […]

This week the children made some lovely paintings during their Child Initiated Learning using watercolour paints and some beautiful tree decorations that we hope are currently hanging on your trees at home. We have also spent time with the children teaching them to play in teams, for example using board games. This helps with many […]

It’s nearly the end of term.. ohhh no it isn’t!

Christmas is upon us… oh yes it is…. this term has flown by! The children really enjoyed the school trip to the panto. They were so well behaved that the staff at Alban Arena complimented us all. This week we have continued to read  Jack and the Beanstalk. We have used a variety of materials […]

aaand that’s a wrap!

Firstly, we would like to say a HUGE thank you to everyone for all of their support in the run up to our Nativity – from helping everyone to learn their lines, to providing us with the costumes and coming to watch the final production! We really hope you enjoyed it as much as we enjoyed […]

One week to go…

until our performance of ‘The Sleepy Shepherd’! Well done to everyone who has been practising the songs, actions and lines at home – it is really showing in our practices! We have continued reading The Little Red Hen this week and have sequenced the main events in the story. We have also been decoding simple […]

Weighing it up!

Apple and Lime class have been writing about ‘The Little Red Hen’ this week, using our sound mats to write words, phrases and even sentences! We are learning to use capital letters, full stops and finger spaces when writing a sentence. This week Reception have loved learning to compare the weight of 2 objects, describing […]

The Great Apple & Lime Bake Off!

In Maths we have been combining two groups of objects to find a total and we have practised recording this using dots, numbers or number sentences. In Literacy the children are now attempting to read more and more simple words. In Literacy this week we have made gingerbread! We have loved reading a simple recipe to […]