Reception Blog- 20/10/16

We finished our funny bones topic by going on a skeleton hunt and eventually managed to find all the pieces of the skeleton and put him back together!

This week we have been learning about Diwali.  We have been learning about the Diwali story and what happened to Rama and Sita, we have enjoyed dressing up in Indian costumes, with lots of jewellery and listening to Indian music and even tasting Indian food! Yum!  We have started to make Diva lamps and have decorated our home corner with some beautiful Rangoli patterns.

We have continued to share our favourite stories with each other and even a model of Stonehenge!

This week we have been continuing to practice writing our names and improving our handwriting. The new sounds for this week have been B and L and then going back over all the sounds we have learnt.

Tomorrow is our first celebration assembly, so you are welcome to join us!

Hope you all have a great half term, rest well and we are looking forward to seeing you all back on Monday 31st October.

Early Years Blog- 20/10/16

Sorry we’re a little late blogging everyone! We have been very busy!

Last week we have been trying NEW things just like the twirlywoos!

We got very messy whilst exploring new textures such as the oublix and foam wash:

Hollie – 10/10/16 (am)

“it feels like chewing gum” Talking about the oblix

Mushira – 12/10/16 (am)

“my hands are like snowman” Exploring the foam.

Rosie– 10/10/16 (pm)

“it’s very slimy and it looks like rain when it falls off your hands” Enjoying the oblix lifting her hands up and down.

Bibby– 12/10/16 (pm)

“it’s squidgy”   “cold”

“It’s staying sticky”    “My hands are soft”

Talking about the foam and how it feels.

In P.E. we have been playing with the big parachute! We played the cat and mouse game and the colour game.

The cat and mouse game is where one child has to go under the parachute (mouse) and another child goes on top (cat) and the cat needs to try and catch the mouse whilst the other children shake the parachute to make waves to hide the mouse.

Harry 12/10/16 (am)

“quick quick she’s getting away! Ha ha ha”

Lots of giggling! Cheering on his friend!

Santiago 12/10/16 (pm)

“Oh No, It’s a shark coming”

Pretending there was a shark amongst the waves!

The colour game is where a grown-up will say a colour and if your holding that colour you need to walk under the parachute to switch places with another child before the parachute falls back down. It was very funny as some of us got lost underneath as we weren’t quick to get out.

Sarah 12/10/16 (am)

Sarah got stuck under the parachute and tried to get out through the little hole in the middle.

“Out Out”

It was very funny as you could only see the top of her head, hehe!

Last week we learnt a new nursery rhyme ‘one elephant went out to play upon a spider’s web one day’. We learnt this at circle time and we all join in to do a group activity using elephants and some of us got to hold the elephants and be part of the song.

We have been learning about spiders as well and we have been making our own spiders out of dough, googly eyes and sticks. As well as having spiders in the dough we have had a really fun board game on the table called ‘insey winsey spider’, most of the us have given the game ago and have done some lovely turn taking and fantastic counting with the dice.

Outside we have been drawing spider webs and spiders on the floor and on black sugar paper, riding the bikes and we have learnt to wait for our turn and to share with each other.

The afternoon children have had a very SPECIAL visit this week, Pudsey Bear came into our classroom to say hello.


This week we have been learning all about autumn… We have been on a wellie walk to search for autumn leaves, conkers and twigs, we have used these to make autumn pictures using leaves, sparkles and lentils. We also made some fantastic paintings using conkers by rolling them over paper (conker rolling), you can find some of them on our autumn display at the back of the classroom. We have just started our leave printing and hopefully some pictures will be up around the classroom soon.

In P.E we learnt a new song ‘autumn leaves are falling’ and re-told the story ‘we’re going on a leaf hunt’ by moving around the room acting out parts of the story.



A very big happy 4th birthday to:

Sophia.G – 12/10/16

Laney – 15/10/16

We also have some birthdays in the half term…

Ana- 22/10/16

Elsie-May – 23/10/16

Elizabeth (Bibby)- 29/10/16

We hope you all have a very happy birthday!


Thank you for reading

Year 1- Local Walk

Last week year 1 went on a local walk around Rodbourne. We walked past the Church, the Post Office, the Outlet and the Community Centre. Some of us could point out where we live and where our family and friends live. Here are some pictures of us spotting these different places.

Reception Blog- 13/10/16

This week we have been looking at the Funny Bones Books and having all sorts of fun dancing like skeletons, thinking about our bones and what they do and how we can keep them strong!  We have even been making a funny bones street, “on a dark dark hill, there was a dark dark street……”

In PE we have been learning to catch, this may be an ongoing practice, so please feel free to practice at home!

We have been working hard in phonics, this week we have been looking at R, E, U, C and K and we have played games trying to find the letter that is missing from words, we did well!

We had a special visitor yesterday….. Pudsey Bear!  It has started us thinking about children in need, more information to follow.

I hope that you have all enjoyed sharing your favourite books, we have enjoyed all the different stories, thank you very much!

Could I make a plea that we only have water in our drinks bottles please, no fizzy drinks or squash.


Congratulations to Anne on completing the reading challenge!

Year 4- WW1 Wow Day


Thank you to everyone for the fantastic support shown in our Year 4 Wow Day and parent assembly. The children had a fantastic day and loved the opportunity to sing and share some the work they have been doing this term with their adults. Our day also included sewing poppies, sending home field postcards and designing death pennies using clay.