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  • 23/04/21

    Holi Colour Run

    Last week we learnt all about the Hindu festival of Holi. The children learned about what the festival meant, where it originated from and what the special meaning of some colours was. Did you know that yellow is used to represent knowledge and green is used to represent nature? Ask your child if th...
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  • 04/03/21

    Nessy!

    We are really enjoying our Topic of 'Amazing Animals' this term. Key worker children in Rainbow Class and the children at home got to meet Mrs Johnstone's pet bearded dragon Nessy! It has been great hearing about the different pets Reception children have and would like to have...
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  • 20/02/21

    Important Information

    I hope you have all had a restful half term break. As you will be aware from Mr Fordham's email before the end of the half term, we are making some changes to our Distance Learning offer. This is in response to parent feedback. This includes some changes to the timetable for Reception...
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  • 05/02/21

    Children's mental health week

    Hello to all our lovely families and children We hope you have all had a great week. Thank you for all the evidence of fabulous learning we have been receiving either via the help email, uploaded onto the children's personal Tapestry online learning journals or by returning hard copy packs of...
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  • 20/01/21

    Friday Virtual Meet and Shout Outs

    Hello to all our lovely children and families!  Thank you to everyone who has been uploading children's work to their Tapestry online learning journal or emailing into our yearRhelp address. It helps the teachers to know how children are getting on with the work we are setting and to kno...
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  • 07/12/20

    Early Years Christmas craft day

    Last Wednesday Reception and Nursery had an Early Years Christmas craft day.  Squirrels, Rabbits and Badgers spent the day creating paper chains, photo frame baubles and Rudolph's, wreaths, tree decorations and much more! We all had a wonderful day and we are using some of our creatio...
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  • 03/12/20

    Tapestry

    Every parent has been sent a permissions form for Tapestry, our online learning journal system, along with an explanation of how we works and what we use it for. They will also have received an email containing a link. When followed, this link makes your parent account active. You can then view your...
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  • 20/11/20

    Not all heroes wear capes...

    Our topic focus for Autumn term is 'Super me, Super you'  Last week we had a special dress up day. Children were asked to come dressed up as someone they thought of as a hero. We had a wonderful selection of superheroes such as Batman and Batgirl, Superman and Supergirl. We also had...
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  • 31/10/20

    Spooky themed fun

    With Halloween approaching, the children were showing great interest in all things spooky and magical. We decided to plan some activities to provide learning opportunities linked to this interest.  The children explored capacity, cause and effect, sinking and floating, texture and colour mix...
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  • 31/10/20

    Learning to write letters

    We have begun introducing pre-cursive letter formation to the children during our weekly handwriting lesson. We also practice letter formation as part of our daily Phonics lessons. All the grown ups in Squirrels, Rabbits and Badgers have been really pleased with how hard the children are trying e...
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  • 02/10/20

    Welcome to Squirrels, Badgers and Rabbits

    The new Reception children have settled in to life at 'big school' beautifully. All the grown ups have been so impressed with how well they have adjusted and how enthusiastic and curious they are. Children have spent their first few weeks getting to know our new routines, exploring the envir...
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