Life Caravan Visit

Posted by Reception Staff on Monday Sep 25, 2017 Under Uncategorized

We had a very exciting visit inside the Life caravan last week!


The Life Education Caravan brings health and wellbeing learning to life.

Juliet helped us to understand that the body gets energy from food, water and air and that exercise and sleep are important to our health.

We found out about what’s inside our bodies and where all the important bits are. We met a doll called Tam. She helped us to understand about the important bits inside us, like our heart, lungs, bones and veins.

Gerald the giraffe told us all about healthy eating and keeping clean.


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Funny Bones

Posted by Reception Staff on Friday Sep 15, 2017 Under Uncategorized


The Reception staff are delighted that the children are settling into the school routine and are already enjoying our first topic ‘Funny Bones’.

Janet and Allan Ahlberg’s funny story of three skeletons – a big skeleton, a little skeleton and a dog skeleton – who venture out of their cellar one night to find someone to scare, only to find that everyone is in bed. Who will they scare now?!

This is how the story begins.

On a dark dark hill there was a dark dark town. In the dark dark town there was a dark dark street . . .

We talked about the bones in our bodies and sang the ‘Funny Bones’ song. Then we looked at some x-rays.

We used black paper, glue and cotton buds to make our own x-ray pictures.


Did you know that a hand is made up of 27 bones?

In our outdoor area, we hunted for the lost skeleton. The children checked the numbered bones before putting the skeleton back together.




We talked about the big skeleton and the little skeleton and measured our bodies to see how tall we are. Some of us were a little bit taller than others. some of us were a little bit shorter.

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Our First Day In Reception!

Posted by Reception Staff on Tuesday Sep 5, 2017 Under Uncategorized


We have had a wonderful first day in Reception! We have enjoyed exploring our new classrooms and getting to know all the Reception staff and children in our new class!
















We also went into the hall at dinnertime and had our food. We chose our own food and we managed our own trays really well. After dinner we went into the big playground with the dinner ladies.





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Down on the Farm Hoedown!

Posted by Reception Staff on Friday Jul 14, 2017 Under Uncategorized

Today we have had a fantastic time celebrating the end of our farm topic and the end of an amazing year in Reception.  Here are some of the things we got up to today.

Hobby horse jumping.  The children timed each other using an iPad stop watch app and recorded the results on the board.  The child and horse with the fastest time got a sticker.

Hook a duck.  Two children  at a time had to hook as many ducks as they could in 1 minute.

Feed the pigs!  How many ball/apples can you get into the pigs mouth?

Pin the tail on the donkey.


We had lots of fun learning how to barn dance.


We ended the day with a huge picnic feast.  Thank you to all who brought food it was all yummy.

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Bluebird Class Assembly!

Posted by Reception Staff on Tuesday Jul 11, 2017 Under Uncategorized

Last Tuesday Bluebirds performed their class assembly to parents and grandparents. They also presented their learning to the whole school. The children in Bluebirds decided exactly what they wanted to do and worked really hard to perfect their dancing and singing skills. Everyone impressed the audience with their confidence, enthusiasm and bravery for standing and speaking in front of so many people! Well done to each and every member of the class, you were truly amazing! A big thank you to all parents and carers who came to watch.

bluebirds assembly from Theresa on Vimeo.


assembly movie! from Sophie Mills on Vimeo.


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Swifts Class Assembly

Posted by Reception Staff on Tuesday Jul 11, 2017 Under Class 3

We had an amazing time showcasing our learning to our family and friends.

We have learnt a lot and shared that with everyone.

Swifts are ready to carry on learning and will carry on reaching for the stars!

Swifts Class Assembly 1 from Theresa on Vimeo.

Swifts Class Assembly Part 2 from Theresa on Vimeo.

Swifts Class Assembly Part 3 from Theresa on Vimeo.

Swists Class Assembly Part 4 from Theresa on Vimeo.


After our performance, we stopped and shared juice and biscuits with our grown ups!

Enough time to recharge our batteries and perform again to the rest of the school.

Well done Swifts-We are so very proud of you.


We hope you enjoyed watching us and thank you for taking the time to come and watch.

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Hesketh Farm!

Posted by Reception Staff on Tuesday Jul 4, 2017 Under Uncategorized

As you know, for the last part of the summer term our topic is ‘Down on the Farm’. To help us with our learning, we visited ‘Hesketh Farm Park’.


Reception, children and staff, had a fantastic day! Take a look at some of the photo’s from our fun trip!

The Farm Park is idyllic, with around 10 acres of greenery overlooking the Yorkshire hills. Hesketh Farm is still a working farm with over 1,000 livestock including cattle, sheep and pigs. The Farm Park is run by Farmer Chris and his wife Sue together with a team of helpful and friendly staff.

We explored every corner of the farm both inside and out!

The children arrived at Hesketh Farm and met Farmer Chris, he introduced the children to the staff and told them a few rules and then they were off!

The children had to feed the hens and collect the eggs. While they held the eggs they had to decided if it was warm or cold. If it was warm that meant that it had just been laid and if it was cold that meant it had been laid a little while before.

The children listened very carefully to the instructions about how to hold the baby chicks and they did this really well.

The children also had an opportunity to go on a tractor ride!

The children made some milk for the baby lambs. They then got to feed them. “The lambs are so strong, they nearly pulled the bottle out of my hands.”

The children were able to hold the guinea pigs and give them a brush. They felt really soft and cuddly. At first they were a bit wriggly but some fell asleep in the end!

Some of the children were able to see George the tortoise up really close. They carefully felt his shell.

Before the children returned to school they had an opportunity to play outside it was great fun.

Finally it was time to return to school and most of the children and adults were pretty tired! It was an excellent day and all the children were a credit to our school. Farmer Chris said we were the best behaved school they have had at Hesketh Farm. He was also impressed with the children’s knowledge and enthusiasm. Well done Reception!

A big thank you to all volunteers who came along with us, without your support it would not have been possible to go.

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Dress Up & Dance!

Posted by Reception Staff on Thursday Jun 29, 2017 Under Uncategorized

Today we had lots of fun dressing up and dancing! Thank you for all of your kind donations.

NSHH8310[1] from Sophie Mills on Vimeo.

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Down on the Farm

Posted by Reception Staff on Tuesday Jun 27, 2017 Under Uncategorized

This half term the children have been learning all about the farm.

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Pirate Celebration Day!

Posted by Reception Staff on Saturday May 20, 2017 Under Uncategorized

Today the children were really excited as they arrived dressed in their amazing pirate clothes. We spent the morning making pirate food, telescopes, eye patches and playing outdoor games. We even did a treasure hunt and found chocolate coins in a treasure chest!

pirate day2 from Sophie Mills on Vimeo.

In the afternoon, Jack Sparrow arrived! We were so excited to meet a ‘real’ pirate. He received our messages in a bottle and found our treasure maps.  Our maps helped him find his treasure and he dug it out of the mud! We sang songs along with Jack Sparrow and his guitar and enjoyed our pirate food with him!  We had a great afternoon!

Keep watching this space for more videos of the afternoon!


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