Well Done Reception

A big well done to all of Reception at sports day today. You were all superstars and we are so proud of how well everyone took part! Everyone participated in the races and games, and you persevered until the end.

We think they will sleep well tonight! Here are a few photos from the day.

This week…

We have loved learning all about astronauts and we focused on Neil Armstrong this week and went on to create moon pictures. We watched some interesting videos on astronauts in their rockets. The children’s knowledge about space is fantastic! They loved learning about he moon and the stars and loved creating pictures. They also enjoyed getting messy in our space tuff trays!

In maths this week we have been doubling and halving. Over the last two days we have been discussing the relationship between doubling and halving and using the part-whole model to show this.

We have also listened closely to one of our super 6 books ‘The Worrysaurus’ where we discussed our worries and discussed things that make us feel happy. The children enjoyed making worry dolls and drawing pictures of things that make them happy.

Here are a few pictures of our week…

Great Science Share

On Tuesday last week the children loved taking part in the great science share.

First we had an assembly, where we talked about how scientists ask questions, investigate them and share what they find out. Next, the Year 3 class came to our classroom where we told them the question to our investigation, ‘Is it easy to clean up the ocean?’ We read the book ‘Little Turtle and the Sea’ that had inspired us with our question and shared some pictures of us having a go at cleaning our pretend ocean.

Then it was the Year 3s turn. They told us about their question ‘How much air pollution is there around our school?’ and showed us some soot catchers. The reception children helped to record the results by drawing the soot from the different locations onto big pieces of paper.

It was lovely to see the older and younger children working so well together. Pictures to follow tomorrow.

Reading and Drop In

In this last half term we are really focussing on the set 2 sounds and increasing the children’s fluency. When the children read their book at home, please encourage them to use Fred in their Head (silent blending) and read the same book several times to increase their reading speed. On Wednesday after school, we will be holding a drop in session where you can come and ask us any questions about this or any other general questions about reading. If you are unable to attend but have a question, please let us know and we can arrange another time.

Here are some videos to support your child learning the set 2 sounds.

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/7TuhSrE1/BylfKet3 – ay

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/GEigMQlZ/W7OEU6VT – ee

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/kDF0N6IJ/XEPQznyf – igh

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/iMp8ZQgh/fhTJ0JNv – ow

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/AsbyAlnX/cjHrvz2D – oo

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/xIP3iYc5/uDhD4sAj – oo

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/pFH7Rehz/AjQEGORN – ar

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/APJpMQuQ/nm4fGPCA – or

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/LoueHN0o/ePtq1Sfd – air

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/dTgAC7RN/3Un3fGEZ – ir

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/tAYDPRCT/7AiMWh9Z – ou

https://schools.ruthmiskin.com/training/view/N0UjRpev/UWNBNtz7 – oy

Junk Modelling

As part of our new space topic, we will be doing lots of junk modelling making our own space rockets. We would be really grateful if your child could bring in any of your recycling such as cardboard boxes, plastic lids and carboard tubes to add to our creative area.

Many thanks

Outer Space!

We have had a lovely week introducing our new topic ‘Outer Space.’ This week we have started the topic learning all about our planet earth. We have discussed how we can look after our planet, where it is in relation to the other planets and we have made our own little earth. We also read ‘Little Turtle and the Sea’ and discussed how important it is to keep our oceans clean and to look after our planet. We are looking forward to our ‘Great Science Share’ with Year 3’s next week.

We have also enjoyed listening to our super 6 books and beginning to learn our new super 6 songs. Hopefully your child has come home with the list to share with you and a knowledge organiser with our key vocabulary on. Today we discussed friendships in RE and had special circle time discussing how we can be good friends and what makes a good friend. Here are some photos of our week, have a lovely weekend.

Welcome back to the final term…

We would just like to welcome you all back to school to the final term in Reception! We are looking forward to fun and exciting term. Today we have started a new topic called ‘Outer Space’ and the children loved coming into school o find our spaceship in the roleplay corner! We will send home this term’s knowledge organiser with the key vocabulary that we will be focusing on and that your child will be using. We will also send home the list of our ‘Super 6’ books and songs again with the words we will be using everyday in our play and storytime.

We have added a video onto ‘Learning with Parents,’ this video is based on money as we will be covering this within our maths meetings and we will have a shop in our outdoor provision. Thank you for the wonderful photos that you uploaded onto ‘Maths with Parents.’ We love seeing your child completing the tasks at home! Thank you so much for using the website.

What a fun couple of days!

We have had a lovely two days with Pirate Day and Jubilee celebrations! The children have had lots of fun and have really enjoyed the different activities. We loved our Jubilee picnic too! We hope the children have lovely, restful break. Take care.

Thursday and Friday

Just to remind you all that tomorrow is our pirate day. If children would like to come dressed as a pirate or princess that would be lovely but anything non-uniform is fine.

If you have any junk materials for junk modelling that would be great too, for example empty kitchen rolls, milk bottle lids, cereal boxes.

Also Friday is our Jubilee Day so children have been invited to come in non-uniform wearing red, white and blue clothes. A Jubilee party lunch will also be served instead of the usual Friday lunch.

Thank you, have a good evening.


We have continued our pirate travels to Australia this week. We have learnt about the different animals, some famous landmarks, the Great Barrier Reef and the Outback. The children pretended that they had visited Australia and wrote their own letters describing what they had seen. They also enjoyed drawing their own koala.

Here are some pictures of our week so far.

Thank you!

We would just like to thank you for attending our ‘Stay and Play’ sessions. The afternoons were lovely and it was so nice to see the children showing you around our indoor and outdoor environment. they were very proud sharing their busy books with you. We hope you enjoyed the session and it was really nice to have you all! Have a lovely weekend.

Today the children enjoyed learning about Islam in RE. We enjoyed looking at different Mosques and also talked about Prayer Mats and why they are used. Here are some photographs of our afternoon…