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 […]

Welcome Back!

In Maths we have been using our awareness of counting when problem solving. The children have been working on consolidating number recognition when ordering numbers, and we have been encouraging them to be more independent. Our focus story this week is ‘The Gingerbread Man’ In Literacy we have drawn our favourite part of the story are now attempting […]

Getting things in order…

In Maths we have been using our awareness of counting when problem solving. The children have been working on consolidating number recognition when ordering numbers, and we have been encouraging them to be more independent. In Literacy the children are now attempting to write more when labelling pictures. They are using their knowledge of blending […]

Little Red Riding Hood

This week our focus story is ‘Little Red Riding Hood’, we have been choosing items for Little Red Riding Hood to pack into her basket and then labelling these items, we are beginning to hear and say sounds in CVC words such as p-o-t, pot and are beginning to write them in the order that […]

Who’s been sitting on MY chair?!

This week in Reception we have been exploring number quantities outside and recording our findings of different amounts of objects on grids. Carrying on with our theme of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, we have been practising using a high, medium and low voice in our music lesson to say ‘Hello Goldilocks! How are you?’ […]