Anti-bullying Week

We talked all about how to be a good friend. We needed the help of a friend to paint hearts with marbles and we made friendship bracelets and cards for each other. We also had great fun working with Preschool to make friendship dens and use the parachute.

Children in Need

Everyone got creative for Children in Need. We finger printed Pudsey’s bandana, made masks and made outfits for Pudsey.

Remembrance Day

We talked about why people wear poppies and spent time creating our own poppies.

BookTrust Theme Day

Reception loved this year’s book, “The Cave”. We had a cave in the classroom and made masks of the characters. We especially enjoyed decorating our own doughnuts.

Bonfire Night

We talked about the different fireworks you see and about why we have Bonfire Night. We looked at making pictures together using things that you find around the classroom.


Reception enjoyed making spells and dressing up! We loved the different stories we read about Winnie the Witch. Our Winnie the Witch theme day was great fun and we even ate Winnie’s jelly with worms and teeth in it.


We found out all about how people celebrate this festival. We made diva lamps, Mendhi patterns with clay, Rangoli patterns with coloured salt and special coconut sweets as well as other things.


Reception collected different Autumn treasures and brought them into school. We enjoyed being creative, making Autumn pictures.

This term we have been looking at different Celebrations. We have been having fun finding out about what people do at special times of the year.


We talked about different things that farmers grow and how people help others by giving gifts of food. We even made some edible hay bale cakes.

February – Caterpillars and Butterflies
It was Reception’s first class assembly. We performed a rhyme about caterpillars and butterflies and told our parents and everyone else in school about different things that grow and change. These are some of the caterpillars and shape butterflies we created

January – Balance Bikes
We have been having a great time learning how to ride balance bikes. Over the past few weeks we have developed our skills and are now much more confident riding around different courses. It was really good when we used the bikes in all the space on the big playground.

December – Christmas
Reception have been busy getting ready for Christmas and we are really excited about this time of year. We have had fun dressing up as different characters and making crowns like kings. We enjoyed our class party and had a special visit from Santa.

November – Celebrations
We looked at Bonfire Night, Diwali and Thanksgiving. We enjoyed hearing about the stories that are told and remembered and finding out what people do at these special times. Look at how creative we have been.

October – Halloween
Reception have been talking about Halloween and reading stories about witches and skeletons. We had fun measuring potions and being different characters. We had our own Halloween parties in the role play area and lots of us experienced our first school Halloween disco.

September – Starting Big School
We have had our first day in Big School. We enjoyed exploring the classroom and making friends. Everyone had a great day although it was quite tiring. We are looking forward to all the exciting things we are going to do and learn this year.