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In Birch class, our topic this term is ‘Seasides’. We will be learning all about different seaside holidays, locating seaside towns on a map, learning about seaside features and looking at seaside holidays in the past and comparing them to today. We have created our new role-play area and the children have had lots of […]

Michael Bond

Chestnut learnt all about the author Michael Bond who wrote the Paddington stories. We read lots of the stories and also learnt about London including different landmarks that feature in the stories. To finish our unit we imagined we were writing a letter to our Aunt Lucy in Darkest Peru and told her all about […]


In 4 Hawthorn we have been looking at using pens for sketching. These are the daffodils we created. We have also used pixel art to try and recreate something similar.

Mother’s Day Breakfast

Due to COVID throughout the past couple of years, the Reception team have not been able to do their usual Mother’s Day Breakfast for parents, however, today they were able to invite parents in and create a beautiful morning for the children and parents! The children collected toast for their parents to enjoy while the […]

Newton’s theory of light and colour

Redwood Class worked in small groups today to perform a shadow puppet show about the dispute between Isaac Newton and Robert Hooke over Newton’s theory of light and colour. It was a wonderful way of ending our unit on Light and showcased many of the key learning points we had focussed on.

The Gruffalo came for tea

We had a special visitor in the woods today, the Gruffalo came for a cup of tea.  The Gruffalo had been visiting the children in Nursery.  

Homework on Pluto

During Book Week, all the children enjoyed the workshop with the author Lou Trevleaven. Throughout this week, they completed activities based on one of her books ‘Homework on Pluto’ This led to children producing lovely work relating to a planet of their creation.  


Science investigation: Germs Today we found about germs. We discussed good germs and bad germs and how bad germs make us feel. We looked at ways germs spread and the best way to stop them from spreading. We carried out an investigation using baby oil and glitter. We covered our hands in baby oil, this […]

Gruffalo Fun at Nursery!

This term the children have been having lots of fun and learning through activities based on Julia Donaldson’s beloved book, The Gruffalo. We have used role play, small world and story stones to really get to know the story well. We have had so much fun following the Gruffalo trail and retelling the story in […]

World book week

During our busy book week we enjoyed having the Author Lou Treleaven in reading one of her books to us ‘Letter to Pluto’ and completing a worksheet designing our own planets.