Diwali dancing and diva lamps!!!

This week we have enjoyed learning all about Diwali! The Hindu festival of light! The children attended their first morning worship on Monday morning where Mrs Varilone told the story of Rama and Sita! The children especially liked the part about the flying monkey and the ten headed demon!

We all had a go at doing some Indian dancing and we had lots of fun outside moving to the music! The children might be able to show you some of the moves!

Everybody got to make and decorate a clay Diva lamp and also have been very busy making Rangoli patterns!

It has been a busy and exciting week!

We hope you all have a wonderful rest over the half term and thank you all for working so hard!

The Reception team! x

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The Little Red Hen

Last week for Harvest the children made and ate some delicious bread rolls.  We ate it fresh out of the oven and several children said that it was the nicest bread that they had eaten.

We also learnt the story of The Little Red Hen.  Hopefully some may have already told it to you but if not here is a reminder!

The Little Red Hen by Oak Tree Class from Mrs Tucker on Vimeo.


IMG_0462 from abi storey on Vimeo.




Harvest Time!

This week in Reception we have been celebrating Harvest Festival and giving thanks to God for the food we eat, the clothes we wear, the homes we live in and the friends and family around us! The children have enjoyed learning about this special time of year, they have been playing in the bakery and green grocers role play and have enjoyed playing with pumpkins too! They have learnt the story of The Little Red Hen, ask them to tell it to you!

We had a lovely service this morning at St Peter’s church and the children presented the food and gifts. The children walked to the church very sensibly and listened beautifully at the church! Well done!

Also a big thank you to the parents and carers who came and helped walking to the church it is really appreciated, and also for bringing in food for the Harvest donation! Thank you!

The Reception Team



Farm Fun!


Today we were visited by Ark Farm, they brought lots of animals and Reception all put on their coats and welly boots and went to learn all about what they eat and where they live. We thought about their similarities and differences. We all had a lovely time! Take a look at the pictures! Miss Storey.



Here are some questions you might want to ask your children to help them to reflect on their learning:

What kind of feet do ducks have?

Why do goats have horns on their heads?

What do sheep like to eat?

What do we call more than one goose?

Do chickens have feathers or fur?

Why do the farmers shave the sheep?


Meet our buddies

The children have now all met their buddies and lots have been playing with them at break and lunchtimes this week.

We’ve had a busy week; some of the children were getting very tired towards the end of the week so hopefully they are sleeping well for you.  Thank you to the parents and carers who attended our Phonics evening; we hope it was helpful cheap womens jordans shoes.  This week the children have learnt the sounds a  i  m s and t and next week we will be adding n o and p.

Next week we have PE on Monday so please make sure that they have their PE kits in school and their school photographs and Ark Farm Visit on Tuesday.