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Writing in RWI, by Mrs Chidgey

Date: 27th Sep 2022 @ 5:38pm

In RWI this week, we have been writing sentences explaining how we can keep safe in a given situation. We wrote about what could happen if we weren't careful in each scenario too. 

1 less, by Mrs Chidgey

Date: 27th Sep 2022 @ 5:36pm

We have been using the practical resources from our 'Choose to Use' area in maths to help us to find 1 less than a given number within ten. We understand that when we find one less than a number we take one item away from group of objects and look the the number on the left of our given number on the number tack. 

Writing in role., by Mrs Chidgey

Date: 27th Sep 2022 @ 5:22pm

In RWI we have been writing letters in the role of the character from our story using the first person. 

Maths counting, by Mrs Chidgey

Date: 27th Sep 2022 @ 5:19pm

We have been using tens frames to represent the numbers up to ten and matching the correct number card to the amount of counters shown.

Creating 2D shapes, by Mrs Chidgey

Date: 27th Sep 2022 @ 5:14pm

The children have been creating 2D shapes to accurately show their specific properties. 

Childhood Museum, by Mrs Chidgey

Date: 10th Sep 2022 @ 5:56am

To launch our new Cornerstones unit, I created an exhibition of childhood artefacts for the children to explore and examine. Some artefacts are from today and some were typical examples from the 1950s. We looked at the exhibition, handled the artefacts and made careful observations about them that helped us to decide if each object was a new or old childhood artefact. We had some super discussions and great explanations about their ideas. 

Maths, by Mrs Chidgey

Date: 10th Sep 2022 @ 5:49am

In maths, we enjoyed exploring the Numicon pieces. We looked at different shapes, patterns and pictures we could make. We discovered we could make different numbers by fitting some of the pieces together. We sorting them into groups using our knowledge of the properties of shapes and we finished by creating our Numicon staircase and taing number one on a little walk. 

Computing, by Mrs Chidgey

Date: 10th Sep 2022 @ 5:45am

The children were all very excited to have their first computing lesson using the iPads. We practised logging onto Purple Mash and talked about how important it is to keep our passwords a secret to protect all our work. 

Art, by Mrs Chidgey

Date: 10th Sep 2022 @ 5:43am

We had a lovely start to our art topic and enjoyed exploring what colours can be made using only the three primary colours. 

Maths, by Mrs Chidgey

Date: 10th Sep 2022 @ 5:42am

In our first place value lessson in maths, we worked together to sort a range of objects into groups using different criteria. We had lots of good ideas and suggestions and used brilliant reasoning skills to explain our mathematical thinking. 

Science, by Mrs Chidgey

Date: 10th Sep 2022 @ 5:40am

The children went on a walk around teh school grounds in their first science lesson this week to be science detectives looking for different materials being used in our school. 

STOP...carry on!, by Mrs McGovern

Date: 13th Jul 2022 @ 9:49am

Today Reception went to Yr1 for an extra practise! We played one of our favourite magic maths games called Stop....carry on!

We read the numbers for our partner, and when we stop, they tell us if we have landed on an odd or even number.


Just listen....

We’re going on a prayer walk, by Mrs McGovern

Date: 12th Jul 2022 @ 12:30pm

For our Outdoor worship in Summer term, Reception have been on a prayer walk! We used all 5 of our senses to





and feel

what a wonderful world God has made for us. 

William Tell Overture, by Mrs McGovern

Date: 11th Jul 2022 @ 9:20pm

This week in music, we took our felt tips for a walk to the beat of the music. We tried to vary the speed and mark of the pen depending on the speed and volume of the music. 
Just  look.....

Where the wild things are!, by Mrs McGovern

Date: 6th Jul 2022 @ 8:39pm

Reception had the most wonderful time meeting children from one of our Trust school at heigh Hall woods today! We worked with a drama specialist on the story, 

'Where the wild things are'.

We stomped, cause mischief and even met a monster. Just look....

Pitch and beat, by Mrs McGovern

Date: 28th Jun 2022 @ 8:56pm

Reception have been perfecting our musical skills on pitch and beat during our lessons this week. Just listen...

If I were the Queen!, by Mrs McGovern

Date: 25th May 2022 @ 4:59pm

As part of our Jubilee work, Reception have been learning about British Values and the Rule Of Law. We then thought about what laws and rules we would make if we were the Queen, just listen....

DT, by Mrs Chidgey

Date: 15th May 2022 @ 12:59pm


In DT, we have been looking at the different techniques that can be used to prepare food such as chopping, slicing, peeling, mashing, tearing and grating. We learned the correct way to safely perform all of these food preparation techniques this afternoon and took the opportunity to taste each of the foods too. We tried sliced cucumber, chopped celery, mashed avocado, peeled carrots, grated cheese and torn lettuce. Then we evaluated how each of these foods tasted so we know which ones we might want to include in our salads next week.

Reading, by Mrs Chidgey

Date: 15th May 2022 @ 12:51pm


The children enjoy practising reading words for our phonics screening check in June. They like the challenge of reading our familiar sounds in multisyllabic words and think it’s great when they get to ‘be the teacher’ for their partner.

Minibeast drama, by Mrs McGovern

Date: 10th May 2022 @ 2:52pm

Reception have been learning about all the creatures that will visit the garden we have planted! We have been pretending, or acting, being a snail! Look at us get our antennas out....and then out them away quickly when the big, bad bird comes! 

Grammar, by Mrs Chidgey

Date: 1st May 2022 @ 12:22am


In our grammar lesson this week, we have been using the prefix un- to change the meaning of words. We looked at how to spell a selection of words correctly and then used to words in sentences to match the pictures shown. We made sure we punctuated our sentences correctly and we read through each one to check it made sense. 

The history of our school, by Mrs Chidgey

Date: 30th Apr 2022 @ 1:03pm

We made an interesting start to our new topic School Days this afternoon by looking at the history of our school. We looked at some original registers from 1910 when the school first opened and spotted some of the original features of the buildings when we went for a look around. Then we had a visit from Mrs Cleary who told us about what the school was like when she came to the school as a little girl. She showed us photos of the school uniform that she had to wear, what the playground used to look like and where the stage used to be in the KS2 building. We learned lots of interesting things about our school and how it has changed over the past 112 years.

Maths - sharing equally, by Mrs Chidgey

Date: 23rd Apr 2022 @ 2:11pm

Today in maths, we have been making equal groups by sharing. We use ten frames, plates and circles to share out a given number of objects. We had to say if they could be shared equally or not. To make sure they were shared fairly we had to work systematically by giving one object to each group and keep going round the groups in turn. 

Being Our Best in PSHE, by Mrs Chidgey

Date: 23rd Apr 2022 @ 2:07pm

In PSHE today the children were looking at the different food groups and how they help to keep our bodies healthy. We looked at how much of each type of food group we should eat so we can stay fit and strong. We talked about eating a rainbow of fruit and vegetables because we get different nutrients from different coloured fruit and vegetables. The children enjoyed listening to the funny story 'Vegetable Glue' by Susan Chandler to finish the lessson. 

DT moving vehicles, by Mrs Chidgey

Date: 18th Apr 2022 @ 1:40pm

The children had a great time this afternoon creating their moving vehicles in our DT lesson. They all had a go at sawing the wood to create their axles for the wheels. Then added detail to their painted boxes to make them look like double decker buses from London. The children made good use of their plans to ensure they included the necessary features on their vehicle.

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