Reception Wednesday Welly Walk Number 1

We walked into town on our first Welly Walk today.

We went to the shops in Congleton to buy a calendar as the children have talked about the start of a new year.

The children decided they would like to have a calendar in the classroom to write important dates and events that are coming up.

When we got back to school we wrote all of the children’s birthdays on the calendar.


First Week Back in Reception!

The children in Reception have had a very busy first week back after Christmas.

The children started the week, sharing all their Christmas holiday news and telling each other what Father Christmas had brought them.

The children wrote about their favourite Christmas present in their Literacy work and then using ICT skills they drew a picture of it on the I pads and laptops.

Also, we have introduced our new topic to the children….TROLLS AND GIANTS!

The children have started the topic thinking about Trolls and what they look like.  The children all painted a picture of a Troll.

We then thought about which Traditional Tales do we know that has a Troll in……the children thought about The Three Billy Goats Gruff and that is going to be our next story focus in Reception.

The First of December

Reception celebrated the first day of December on Friday.

The children came into the classroom and Christmas had arrived; with a Christmas Tree, Santa’s Workshop, and Christmas decorations.  It had even snowed!

The children enjoyed exploring the weather of snow and ice:

We came inside to warm up and enjoyed a drink of hot chocolate.

We then learnt about the birds; Robins with this story:

The children then made Robins using a series of circle shapes:

To finish our day we decorated our Christmas trees; inside and outside.

Baking with Mrs Barnes

In Reception this week we have had Mrs Barnes with us in our class to do some baking.

Each group of children made a chocolate cornflake cake.

The children observed the changes of the chocolate when it got hot and melted.

The used their gross motor skills to mix the chocolate and cornflakes together by stirring.

Then the children had to use their hand and eye co ordination to spoon the  mixture into the cases.

Learning about different celebrations

This week in Nursery we have been learning about different celebrations and traditions and why we celebrate them.

Bonfire Night

We have made pictures to represent fireworks using paint.

We made pictures using chalk and collage pieces.

Remembrance Day

We have thought about the Poppy symbol and the different colours.

Trekking Tuesday

This week we went on a colour hunt.  We had to be colour detectives and look for the colour red.  We found it in lots of different places around school.


This week in Nursery


In our music time this week we have been making loud and soft sounds with the instruments.

We have added sounds to the story of The Pied Piper during our Phonics session.

We have started the story of Whatever Next by Jill Murphy.  We have started to explore our new role play area of the bears house.

Learning about our Senses!

Yesterday in Science we have been finding out about the different senses and what we use each sense for.

We began our investigation by looking at our faces and the different parts of our face.

The first sense we learnt about was our sense of sight.  We used mirrors to look at our faces.

We then moved onto our sense of hearing.   We listened to different noises.

We then learnt about our sense of smell.  We had to smell different mystery smells and guess what they were.  One was coffee, one was curry, and one was nutmeg.

We then found out about the sense of taste.  We had to be really brave and taste the different mystery foods; one was lemon juice, one was blackcurrants, one was sweet and sour and the final one was salt and vinegar.

The final sense we learnt about was the sense of touch.  We had to describe the different textures of different objects.

Overall, we concluding our learning by labeling the different senses.