Our blogs

Skillwise, by Mrs Chidgey

Date: 10th Mar 2022 @ 9:21pm

The children enjoyed playing a number of throwing games with Ben, our Skillwise coach, at lunchtime. They had to try to throw a beanbag and hit a target to score points. The activities were heling the children to develop accuracy in their throwing skills.

World Book Day, by Mrs Chidgey

Date: 10th Mar 2022 @ 9:04pm


The children were able to take part in a live Zoom! session with the author Catherine Rayner to celebrate World Book Day. It was great to hear her read a number of her stories and to have a go at drawing some of the main characters alongside her. It was inspiring to hear Catherine talk so passionately about her ideas and characters and the process of writing a story. The children thoroughly enjoyed this session today. 

Computing, by Mrs Chidgey

Date: 9th Mar 2022 @ 10:05pm

The children enjoyed taking part in their final challenge for the Maze Explorers topic we have been doing. They worked in pairs to set their partner challenges on street map task. One partner had to choose two different places for their partner to visit in order. Their partner then had to give the car a clear set of instructions so they navigated their way around the streets successfully and ended up in the correct destinations. 

Reception does British Science week!, by Mrs McGovern

Date: 7th Mar 2022 @ 7:34pm

Reception had another arrival of eggs but this time it wasn't a GIANT egg. It was little eggs and they had no protection! We quickly found ourselves a Scientist Partner to solve the problem. We thought about and looked at different materials that might make good protection. Next, we chose one material to test and carefully wrapped our egg. We had to take care as one egg cracked! Next, made predictions and then we tested each egg to see if we chose a good material. Last we put ourselves into the egg to talk about our scientific findings. Who can be a scientist.....in Reception, we can! 

The wise and and the foolish man!, by Mrs McGovern

Date: 2nd Mar 2022 @ 8:51pm

This week, Reception have started their new RE topic...

Stories Jesus told.

Today we heard about the Wise and Foolish man. We sung a song about both houses and we found out that is was tricky to build on wobbly ground!

"Jesus was telling us to build our lives on strong by following God" Zachary 

RE, by Mrs Chidgey

Date: 20th Feb 2022 @ 12:03pm


The children have been enjoying learning about some of the miracles Jesus performed during his life. This week we have found about the feeding of the five thousand story. We retold the main parts of the story from the viewpoint of the little boy who gave his food to Jesus to share with the crowd of people. The children created some fantastic letters to their family to tell them what had happened. 

History, by Mrs Chidgey

Date: 20th Feb 2022 @ 11:56am

16.2.22 & 17.2.22

As part of our History work for our topic of Bright Lights, Big City, we have been learning about the Great Fire of London. The children have enjoyed learning about the main events and some pf the key people involved. We completed a piece of extended writing to recall the main events in the order that they happened. The children wrote in role as Samuel Pepys and created some super diary entries. 

Computing, by Mrs Chidgey

Date: 19th Feb 2022 @ 12:39pm

In computing this week, we have enjoyed creating a set of instructions to help our avatar get to where they needed to go using the program 2Go on Purple Mash. We had to make sure our instructions were accurate to make sure our avatar didn't run into any dangers or get lost along the way. We found it useful to keep trying out our set of instrctions so we could check that each stage was accurate. Doing this made it much easier to spot any mistakes in our instructions and change them to make them correct without needing help.

Maths, by Mrs Chidgey

Date: 19th Feb 2022 @ 12:25pm

The children have been subtracting from 20, in maths this week, using number lines and number tracks. We have looked at the difference between a number line and a number track and how we can use them correctly to ensure the answers we get to the calculations are accurate. 

Space the final frontier!, by Mrs McGovern

Date: 18th Feb 2022 @ 5:55pm

We have had a great term learning about what happens during a Starry Night.

We blasted off our own rockets at the end of our topic and we even Tweeted Astronaut Tim Peake about what we learnt....

PE - underarm throw, by Mrs Chidgey

Date: 15th Feb 2022 @ 10:20pm

Today in PE, we developed some of the games we played last week to encourage the children to employ tactics to try to score points against their opponents. The children were practising the accuracy of their under arm throw by trying to land their bean bags inside their target hoops. However, their opponent was trying to block or catch the bean bag to prevent the person throwing from scoring any points. The children throwing tried to mislead the defender so that they could try to score more points. There was a lot of accuracy in our throws this week.


Computing, by Mrs Chidgey

Date: 13th Feb 2022 @ 9:51pm


In computing, the children enjoyed giving the creatures directions to reach all of the targets on the 2Go grids. They had to work out how many steps in each direction they would need to take before giving the instructions and think about how they could undo any mistakes they made. To develop their learning fiurther, they then had to create a simple alogorithm to incrporate all of the steps required so that only one instruction needed to be given to reach all of the targets along the way. 

Maths, by Mrs Chidgey

Date: 13th Feb 2022 @ 9:20pm

The children have been measuring the length of objects in our classroom using non-standard units of measure.
They were able to see how many cubes long each of the objects were and then used these measurements to find out which was the longest and the shortest.

Catch a falling star..., by Mrs McGovern

Date: 10th Feb 2022 @ 9:09pm

This week in PE, Reception have been practising our fundamental skills of jumping. We used some space music to help us too. Just listen...

Children, by Mrs McGovern

Date: 8th Feb 2022 @ 8:58pm

As part of Children's Mental Health week, Reception have been lifting each up other up!

We have made a hot air balloon, with all the names of the children and grown ups at school and at home that help us when we feel sad, lonely, upset, angry or overwhelmed. 

We have also been acting and singing in our song called the Sandy boy, just listen ...

PE, by Mrs Chidgey

Date: 5th Feb 2022 @ 12:21pm

In PE today, we continued to practise our underarm throwing skills through a range of throwing games and challenges. The children are starting to show more accuracy and control with their throws.

PSHE, by Mrs Chidgey

Date: 5th Feb 2022 @ 12:16pm

In our PSHE lesson today we were thinking about how we can keep ourselves safe. We talked about how we can make ourselves well again when we are ill. We discussed how medicine can help to get rid of our symptoms of feeling ill. The we looked at how to use medicine safely and talked about the dangers of taking medicine that isn’t ours or taking too much medicine by mistake. We then played a game in groups to see who could make Tania feel better first by taking sensible steps to help cure her symptoms.

BBC Ten Pieces, by Mrs McGovern

Date: 1st Feb 2022 @ 1:28pm

Reception have been enjoying listening to the BBC Ten Pieces music and this term we are focusing onGrazyna Bacewicz.

This is what we...

"she lived a long time ago in history"

" she didn't live with us in England, she lived in a country called Poland"

"She didn't sing the music, she wrote it down for other instruments!"

Here we are moving to the music...

Geography, by Mrs Chidgey

Date: 31st Jan 2022 @ 6:41am

The children worked together in groups this afternoon to create maps of the local area showing some of the human features we have seen around our school. They had to draw them carefully and think about the location of each of the features in relation to the other features. The children showed great teamwork and communication skills during this task. Well done.

RWI, by Mrs Chidgey

Date: 31st Jan 2022 @ 6:10am

The children in my RWI group were so impressive in their session today. They are building speed when recalling their sounds and can go through their practice cards faster than my fingers can work! They can correctly identify the sounds they know, in both real and alien words, so they can read words accurately and speedily and spell these real words correctly too. 

Comparing lengths in Maths, by Mrs Chidgey

Date: 31st Jan 2022 @ 6:05am

The children were comparing the lengths of different objects in maths today. They had to find out which object was the longest and which was the shortest by comparing the two objects. They discovered that in order to make true comparisons all the objects had to be lined up correctly so they were all inline and starting from the same point. Once the children discovered this they were able to order a number of objects correctly so they were starting at the shortest and getting longer each time or starting at the longest and getting shorter each time. 


Composition of 5 in Magic Maths, by Mrs McGovern

Date: 30th Jan 2022 @ 9:14pm

Reception have been learning all about 5, how to count it, find it in the environment and ways we can make 5. We call this Composition.

We sung 5 Little Speckled frogs and moved our Velco frogs from the speckled log into the cool pool.

Watch us as we show our understanding of ways to make up 5...

Computing, by Mrs Chidgey

Date: 28th Jan 2022 @ 9:59pm

The children enjoyed taking part in our computing lesson today. They had to follow the instructions given to complete the drawing tasks using the correct colours for each part of the pictures. This was a good way to introduce the children to algorithms helping them to understand that they are a set of step by step instructions for the computer to follow. 

Odd and Even numbers, by Mrs Chidgey

Date: 23rd Jan 2022 @ 11:46pm


As part of our work on Place Value to 20, we have been looking at which numbers between 11 and 20 are odd and which are even. We know that odd numbers have one left over so we have been building our numbers using base 10 equipment on our place value charts to see if they had one left over or not. Physically using both our hands to place the ones on the chart helped us to identify if a number had one left over or not. 

Writing, by Mrs Chidgey

Date: 23rd Jan 2022 @ 3:20am


In our grammar lesson this week, we were concentrating on writing sentences with capital letters, full stops and finger spaces. The focus of our writing was to describe a snowy scene with some interesting adjectives. The children worked independently to create some super sentences.

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