St Patrick’ Day

We have been celebrating St Patricks Day in Reception! We have learned about Ireland, some of the traditions and made our own cards:

We even watched some Irish dancing and had a go at doing some ourselves!

An Alien Adventure!

We having been exploring Outer Space this half term, and what an adventure we’ve been having! We have been dressing up as astronauts and aliens:

We have written fabulous descriptions of aliens in our writing books:

And we have been making lunar landscapes in the small world area:

Watch this space for more galactic goings on over the next couple of weeks…

Chinese New Year Assembly

Here are some pictures of our fabulous Chinese New Year Assembly! Well done everybody, what a brilliant end to this half term!

Making the most of the snow!

We had some fabulous snowy weather earlier this week and decided to get outside and make the most of it! We explored the wildlife garden and marvelled at the frozen pond! We found lots of ice and talked about freezing and melting and we caught snowflakes and examined them closely to make sure that they really were all unique!

We built 3 snowmen and found all sorts of objects to help them look lifelike! Then we watched as the sun came out, warmed them up and slowly melted them….


Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Intrepid Reception Class ventured to the wilds of Doncaster to visit the polar bears last week! We braved the ice and snow to watch our arctic friends cavorting in a pond, rolling in some mud and playing with their comrades:

We warmed up in the ‘Amazing Animals’ workshop and found out much more about polar bears and the other animals in the park:

We also met some slimy creatures:

Some slithery creatures:

And found out all about the one horned antelope who had an unfortunate accident:

We saw giraffes, tigers, warthogs and baboons; painted dogs, lions, leopards and ostriches! Everyone was stoical in the face of arctic conditions and a fabulous day was had by all. Thank you Yorkshire Wildlife Park!!



A chilly start to 2018!

Welcome back to Reception Class – a very Happy New Year to Everyone!

We have been thinking all about the Arctic and Antarctic here in Reception and have found out all about the animals who live in these very chilly places.

We have been moving like arctic foxes, penguins and polar bears in PE:


We have made snowflake pictures, snow man paintings and winter scenes using chalk and pastels.

WE HAVE SORTID ANIMALS INTO HOT AND C0LD CUNCHRYS (BY DAPHNE) And we have made our own penguins out of clay.

this weeck we;re  going to mace snow globs !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Winter Solstice

In a brief departure from Xmas madness, Reception class have been thinking about a much older festival, the Winter Solstice. We have considered the movement of the Earth around the Sun, and the fact that our planet is tilted meaning that we have seasons. We have discussed the shortest day of the year, the 21st of December (in the Northern hemisphere at least), and talked about how dark it is in winter.

We brought in a Yule log and some holly and thought about some of the traditions that pre-dated Christianity. All of us made a beautiful Winter Solstice card to take home, welcoming the Sun as the days start to get longer again.

Christmas Party

Here are a few snaps from our fabulous Reception Christmas Party!!

We hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!! See you all in the New Year. Love from the EYFS team!!


We had a fabulous trip to Eureka last week! We had lots of time to explore around the museum:


We watched a lovely Christmas show:

And we even met Father Christmas!

A visit from the Lollipop Lady!

We have been thinking about people who help us for the last few weeks. We have had a visit from a nurse and found out all about looking after poorly people. This week we had a visit from the Lollipop Lady who told us all about her job. We all thought of questions to ask her and found out everything about being a crossing lady/man!

We found out why she wears an orange uniform (so that the drivers can all see her!) and what happens if her hat blows away (she has to chase it down the road!) Everyone had the chance to hold the lollipop stick:

A few children have even decided that this is the career for them, they were so inspired! Thank you Alex!

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