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Look at what we’ve been up to in Reception

 Summer Term

It’s a Bug’s Life!

Our Family Learning Project this half term involved taking part in an exciting and informative ‘Bug Show.’ We observed and found out about a range of minibeasts and reptiles from South America, including a millipede, a giant cockroach, a giant snail and a tarantula. Those of us brave enough even tried to handle a snake and giant lizard:  

Red, White and Blue Day

To celebrate the Royal Wedding, we came to school dressed in Red, White and Blue clothes. We had a great time taking part in activities, including watching ‘Mr Merlin’s Magic Show’, going on a bouncy castle and having a tea party. Here are some photos of our lovely day:


Our visit to Rainton Meadows

Today we had a fabulous time finding out about mininibeasts in their habitats. We enthusiastically took part in pond dipping and a minibeast search in the woodlands and we found out such a lot about minibeasts in different environments. Because we were so well behaved, we got to play in the adventure playground- what fun! Well done to all the boys and girls in Reception- we are very proud of you!

Autumn Term 

Our Lantern Parade

We had great fun making our sparkling stars for our Lantern Parade and it was lovely to see all the families that came to take part in our Lantern Parade. What a fantastic community we live in!

Our learning journey in Literacy

Now we are in Reception, we are taking part in Read, Write, Inc. sessions which are helping us learn about the sounds letters make in words. Look at how we are developing our skills in Reading and Writing:


Our learning journey in Maths

We have been developing our skills in counting, ordering, recognising and writing numbers. We have also carried out tasks that are helping us learn about shape and measures: length, height, weight and capacity.


Outdoor Learning

We can learn such a lot from working in the Garden. It supports our work in all areas of the curriculum and we love being outside!

Our Family Learning Project: Fireworks

Our first Family Learning Project was a great success and thanks to all the parents and carers who came along. The children loved working with you and the firework pictures you made together were beautiful.

Our visit to the Cenotaph

To show our respect to people who have died or been injured protecting freedom, we made poppies and took them to the Cenotaph at Southwick Green.

Our Visit to Beamish Museum

What a lovely day we had: visiting Father Christmas in his Grotto and feeding his reindeer. We also visited lots of the attractions Beamish has, developing our understanding of what life was like in the past. We particularly enjoyed finding out about the old school and sweet shop.


Spring Term 

Walk to cafe

We walked to ‘Bee- Caffeinated’ to find out about our local area. We looked at all the different types of houses in our environment and we discussed the roles the cafe staff took on in their workplace. Of course, we enjoyed having a drink and cookie at Bee Caffeinated- delicious! Back in the classroom, we made our own cafe and enjoyed taking orders for food.


This term, we have been working with a coach to develop our skills in gymnastics. Our confidence and skills have developed such a lot.

We are also enjoying developing our skills in using equipment, such as bean bags, balls and hoops, in our Garden:


Our visit to Broom House Farm

We braved the rain and cold to find about all about the animals on this working farm. We were lucky enough to see some baby animals with their mothers. Back in school we enjoyed cooking and tasting sausages we had bought in the farm shop. Delicious!

Back in the class, we used ‘farms and animals’ as a context for developing our learning throughout the curriculum:

World Book Day

EYFS celebrated our love of books and stories by bringing in our favourite bedtime stories. We were delighted to listen to stories read to us by our friends in Key Stage 2:

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