Nativity and Christmas Lunch

Well done to all the Reception children who performed in our ‘Wriggly Nativity’ this week. You did so well and we are so proud! Thank you all for coming to support your children, we hope you enjoyed it!

Today we enjoyed our Christmas lunch. The children got festive, popping crackers and singing along to Christmas songs while they ate their yummy dinner.

We hope you have a lovely weekend and a very Merry Christmas.

Only one more week to go!



Police Horses

We were so lucky because on Wednesday two Police Horses came to visit us, they were called Teddington and Barton! They arrived in a huge van and had to walk down a steep ramp to get out! The horses were so calm and we all got to stroke their noses. Even though we loved the horses, the horse poo in the playground was definitely a highlight! The police officers answered all of  our questions, telling us all about their jobs. Did you know police horses help make the police seem approachable, and so help them talk to people when they are out and about! We learnt that police officers don’t just deal with the ‘baddies’, they are there to help us when we need them too.

Tomorrow we get to meet some more police officers that may even bring their riot vans. You will be able to hear all about that on Friday.


Fire Fire Fire

We started this week with a BANG the firemen came in to visit us. We had a talk about the role of a fire-fighter, and what we would need to be good at so we could be fire-fighters one day. After that we got to go into the fire engine and try on the equipment and then play with the water hose, even trying to squirt our teachers!

We have learnt even more sounds this week, and have even been writing short captions in our books. Our Christmas play practise is well under way and we cant wait to show you.

Have a lovely restful weekend, I know the reception staff will be 🙂


Visits Galore!

This week we have been so lucky because we have had both a Dentist and Vet come to see us. We learnt so many new facts and were able to ask some really super questions.

The dentist taught us how to look after our teeth by cleaning them properly and eating healthy foods. The vet brought a 5 month old puppy called Dixie and we all got to have a stroke. We now know how to look after animals and more about the role of a vet. It has been lovely to see the children using what they have learnt in their imaginative Vet role play.

We have started practising our throwing and catching skills in PE and we have been so impressed with the children’s effort and concentration.

In maths this week we have been looking at how we can represent numbers in different ways for example: the number 6- 6 fingers,  3 bikes (6 wheels), 1 bug (6 legs) and a domino with 6 spots. We really practised our counting skills and were rewarded for using more complex ways of representing the number.

Have a restful weekend after all your dancing at the disco, what a busy week it has been!



Star of the Week


Today we went to our first Star of the Week Assembly,we are really proud of this weeks stars and they loved being awarded their certificates.

Stars of the Week are given to two children from each class each week who have tried their best, been kind and helpful friends and been keen to practise their learning independently.

We wonder who it will be next week….

WOW what a busy week!

Even though we have only had a 4 day week this week we have been so busy in Reception. The week started from a visit from a Doctor to start our ‘People Who Help Us’ Topic we even got to look at each others tonsils.

We have had our first Forest School session which the children have loved and we are already excited about going next week!

The children have also had their first PE session, we played lots of listening games and we were so impressed with how independently the children got changed. We hope you have a lovely restful weekend. 🙂

iCan cup and a fantastic first term!!

We are all so proud of how the children have settled in this term! What an amazing first term it has been! Today we gave out our first ‘iCan’ cups, a very special honor that happens once every half term. It was very difficult to decide who to give it to as we have been so impressed by all the children, their hard work and how they have taken everything in their stride. We are sure you are as proud as we are.

We hope you enjoy a lovely half term with your children and look forward to seeing you after the break.

Happy half term,

Reception Team


Bridge Building Bonanza!

The children got busy this week with a task from Paddington. Paddington and his friend needed their help to get to the juicy orange tree on the other side of the river, but they couldn’t think of how to get there. The children came up with the clever idea of building a bridge using materials found in the classroom. They worked in pairs to build their bridges and came up with loads of fantastic creations. It was lovely to see the children working together and discussing their ideas. Super work!!