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  • 03/05/22

    We're going on a Dino hunt!

    The children have come up with a new version of the popular children's story, 'We are going on a bear hunt'. We have changed it to 'We're going on a dino hunt'  Today the children were very excited to have the chance to act out our alternative version on an actua...
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  • 01/04/22

    WOW week festival fun!

    This week the children have been learning about different festivals that are celebrated in different religions and cultures around the world.  This is an important part of their development in the area of learning 'Understanding the World' and lays the foundations for future national...
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  • 28/03/22

    We have been learning about measurement

    This half-term the children have been learning about measurement. They have explored size, weight, capacity and length. They have been learning about the key features of each type of measurement, for example that something small can also be heavy. They have also  been learning sp...
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  • 09/02/22

    We had a visit from a local author

    The children were very excited last week to have a visit from a local author, Laura-Joy Newman.  Laura-Joy read her book 'The Worry-o-saur' to the children and answered some questions they asked. One of our favourite questions the Reception children asked was "Why did you write...
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  • 18/01/22

    We are learning to write

    Our new topic in Reception this term is All about animals  To start our topic we have shared a variety of non-fiction books with the children about animals. The children then talked about their favourite animals and why they liked them. After this the children had the opportunity to draw the...
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  • 21/12/21

    Merry Christmas everyone!

    In what seems to have been the blink of an eye, Autumn term is over and it is nearly Christmas! The children have had their first ever term in school and they have all come so far and learnt so much.  We would like to encourage the children and their families to take a few minutes to...
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  • 10/11/21

    We are Super!

    Our topic this half term is 'Super me Super you' and to get us off to a great start we begin Autumn 2 with a Superhero dress up day.  Children were asked to come into school dressed either as a superhero or an everyday hero. During the week we will be exploring the differences and si...
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  • 17/09/21

    Tapestry parent accounts

    Attention all Reception parents:  We are in the process of setting up parent accounts for the children's online learning journals.  Please keep an eye on your inbox and junk folders for an email from Tapestry with details on how to activate your account. If you have not yet fille...
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  • 14/09/21

    Welcome to Stopsley!

    Last week we welcomed our new Reception children into the Stopsley family.  Our Stay and Play sessions went really well and were a wonderful opportunity for us to spend some time getting to know the children in smaller groups.  This week the children have begun their first full days...
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  • 19/07/21

    End of Year Assembly

    Last Wednesday Reception children filmed their end of year assembly.  They were all consummate professionals, even at such a tender age, and worked super hard to show off their talents.  The children learnt a poem all about their first year in school, penned by Mrs Johnstone. They th...
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  • 12/07/21

    Sports day fun

    All the children did a great job in their first ever Sports day. They took part in games and races including target throw, football dribble, skipping, obstacle course and, the favourite of many, water bucket challenge!  Everyone did their best and made us proud. Well done Reception!
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  • 10/06/21

    Dinosaur Invasion!

    Before half term, during WOW week, the children in Reception had a very exciting visitor!  We had created our own version of the story 'We're going on a bear hunt' and changed it into 'We're going on a dinosaur hunt'. Once we had written our story we decided to a...
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