Life Education Caravan visits our school!

Posted by Reception Staff on Thursday Sep 13, 2018 Under Uncategorized

You may have noticed that the Life Education caravan has arrived in our playground.  Reception have been visiting this week.

We had lots of fun inside and learnt lots of new information and facts about ourselves, our feelings and our bodies.


We talked about inside our bodies and we met Tam the large doll in the corner that lit up when we found her heart, brain, veins, stomach and lungs, she was really magical!


Harold the giraffe was the character who guided us through a story about our feelings and what we need to eat to stay healthy.


it was fantastic and we were sad to say goodbye.  We are going to write some letters to Harold to say thank you.

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New Starters in Reception- having a lovely time

Posted by Reception Staff on Wednesday Sep 5, 2018 Under Uncategorized

A warm welcome to everyone who is starting Reception this September.

This is our Reception Blog which is regularly updated with photographs and information about what we have been up to at school. Keep dropping by this page as we add pictures often.

Our new Reception children had their first day yesterday and they all had a fantastic day and kept themselves very busy, as you can see! We shall be adding pictures daily this week so keep your eyes peeled for your own children.
























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Reception New Starters visiting for lunch.

Posted by Reception Staff on Wednesday Jul 11, 2018 Under Uncategorized

The Nursery children visited yesterday lunchtime and came to try out their lunch at school.

Everyone enjoyed their food and loved visiting.

Our current Reception made them feel really welcome and showed the new starters what to do and where to go.

They were great ambassadors. Well done guys!



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Our Amazing Sportsmen and Women!

Posted by Reception Staff on Wednesday Jun 27, 2018 Under Uncategorized


We were so proud of all of our children on Tuesday when we braved the hot sunshine and went out to the field to participate in our School’s sports day.  The Reception children were amazing and all their hard work and practice paid off.

Everyone put 100% into every activity and fully joined in with each race!



Well done Reception. What a great morning!

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Nell Bank Visit

Posted by Reception Staff on Wednesday Jun 20, 2018 Under Uncategorized

This week the Reception children went on a school visit to Nell Bank in Ilkley. The centre  provides experiences for schools  across the full age and ability range.  The award winning activities and  inclusive facilities make it a top choice for learning outside the classroom.

Our journey began with the coach ride, all the children and adults were very excited.

Once we arrived Rob and his amazing team explained the plans for the day.

The Bear Hunt



Building Bear Hideouts


Hunting for Mini Beasts


Lunch Time!



Pond Dipping



Water Play


We had a fantastic day.  All the children were totally involved and learning from start to finish.

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Our Bug Lady Visitor

Posted by Reception Staff on Sunday Jun 10, 2018 Under Uncategorized

Friday was a very exciting day for all Reception classes as we had a very special visitor. ‘The Bug Lady’ came for the whole morning and brought some of her friendly critters with her. We were all ready for her sitting in a circle and she explained that all of her mini beast visitors were very friendly and we could stroke or handle them all.

We started off with the cockroaches and she explained that these were Madagascan Cockroaches and we all had a little tickle with our feather fingers.


We then looked at some of the stick insects. The Daddy stick insect was very small and thin and the Mummy ones were much bigger and thicker. We all let them have a walk on our legs. some of them tried to walk over our shoes onto the carpet.


Lisa showed us some of the other insects she had with her. There were some spiny stick insects too and we all had a little stroke.



Finally we looked at the giant African Land Snails. Some of them were huge! They were very friendly and some of them licked our hands.

We were all very brave and proud of ourselves for holding and touching the Mini Beasts and we learnt such a lot from Lisa.


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Shark in the Park!

Posted by Reception Staff on Monday May 14, 2018 Under Uncategorized

In literacy we have been reading the story ‘Shark In The Park’ By Nick Sharratt. In the story Timothy Pope looks through his telescope and thinks he can see a shark in the pond! After reading the story we enjoyed creating our own boats using different construction materials in our outdoor area. We looked through our telescopes to see if we could see a shark!

Some of us were even made to walk the plank, luckily there were no sharks in the water this time!!

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Water Safety Assembly!

Posted by Reception Staff on Monday May 14, 2018 Under Uncategorized

We were very lucky to have a special assembly from the Canal and River Trust!

They came to tell us all about the canals and rivers around us and how to be safe near them. We thought it was very important that everyone in school knew how to be safe around the water, so we invited year 1 and 2 to our assembly too!

It was very interesting and we learnt lots about what to do in an emergency near the canal!

A big thank you  to Geoff from the Canal and River Trust for his fantastic, informative assembly!

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Water, Water Everywhere!

Posted by Reception Staff on Thursday Apr 26, 2018 Under Uncategorized

Our summer term topic has begun and the children are already enjoying the range of tasks and experiences that the teachers have planned.



During the first week we found a small treasure chest with some teeth inside. This discovery led to lots of prediction and discussion. A few days later Mrs Bottomley explained that they were in fact SHARKS teeth! She also gave us a fantastic book and puppet. After lots of careful reading, we discovered that ‘Cruncher’ the main character in the story had lost his teeth. Cruncher had a nasty habit of crunching up anything that he found at the bottom of the sea.


Using stories we are working hard to improve our reading and writing skills.

We have also used some fishy friends to help with ordering and recognising larger numbers.

We are learning lots of interesting facts about creatures that live in water.

We sorted land and sea animals and realised that some of them live on both land and in the water.



In our outdoor area we have been experimenting with different ways we can use water. We used the water pipes to make a water system to help the water flow down the hill!

In maths we have been using the sea animals and fish bowls to help us with our addition! We then used the whiteboards to write addition sums to go with this!

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Our Building Site safety assembly

Posted by Reception Staff on Friday Mar 23, 2018 Under Uncategorized

During this morning’s assembly we had an important visitor talking about Building site safety. Mr Baldwin works for Bentleys and showed us lots of slides about safety and the things builders might need to keep them safe.

Some children were chosen to try on the safety gear that the builders might use.

Mr Baldwin was fantastic and we really enjoyed learning new things about building and site safety.

Thanks also to Bentleys for our lovely pencils which we all took home.


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