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Class Teacher: Mrs Durrant-Patel


Spring 2017

Happy New year! We are looking forward to a new topic and are starting with the children’s choice of ‘Pirates’. We will be reading lots of pirate stories, creating our own pirate characters and making lots of pirate props to support our role play area and outside play. Later on in our topic we plan to write messages in bottles. Keep checking back at this page to see our progress.


Autumn 2016 (second half)

Thank you to all of you who came to see our show ‘Whoops-a-Daisy Angel’. The children were so excited for you to finally watch them perform and they did me proud.

For two weeks, we focused on the story ‘Owl Babies’ by Martin Waddell. We learnt about how owls fly in the dark and we made our own owls from pine cones.

This half-term our topic is ‘Light and Dark’. We have already learnt about the festival of Diwali and Bonfire Night. We lit sparklers in the nature reserve and talked about how they looked:


We also made a ‘dark cave’ in our role play area and explored different sources of light:


Autumn 2016 (first half)

In Reception, our topic for the first half of the term was ‘Food’. We read lots of stories with a food focus including ‘The Disgusting Sandwich’, ‘Oliver’s Vegetables’ and ‘The Little Red Hen’. We made our own sandwiches, soup and bread rolls. The children have been developing their cutting skills and talking about how ingredients change as they are combined.


We were lucky enough to receive lots of free bulbs from Bulbs4Kids and have been busily planting in our raised beds. Now we have to hope the squirrels haven’t eaten them all before spring arrives.


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