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Inspiring readers

 

Our Nursery and Reception reading inspire workshop was wonderful. Lots of inspiring activities and busy families!

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Published Date: 23rd November 2017
Category: eyfs blog, Nursery, Reception


 

Funky phonics

 

We have been practising our letter sounds and phonics in Reception. We loved rainbow writing too! 🌈

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Published Date: 23rd November 2017
Category: eyfs blog, Reception


 

Children in Need: Best Dressed Bear Competition

 

This year, to raise money for BBC Children In Need, children from every year group dressed up their bears in all sorts of different outfits. We were SO impressed by your creativity and imagination, and awarding prizes was verrrrry difficult. Thank you all for your generous donations – we hope to have the total added […]

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Published Date: 21st November 2017
Category: Arts blog, eyfs blog, KS1 blog, KS2 blog, Nursery, Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

Pumpkin 🎃 Mark making

 

A huge pumpkin arrived in Reception today (thanks to Mrs Weblin). We have had a busy day writing our names on it and making marks. Who’s name can you see?

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Published Date: 10th October 2017
Category: eyfs blog, gardening blog, Reception


 

No Outsiders

 

As part of our PSHE lesson today we have begun our No Outsiders lessons. We read the book You Choose by Nick Sharratt. After reading the book we worked together and decided what we liked and did not like in the book. We really liked lots of shoes and hats!

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Published Date: 9th October 2017
Category: eyfs blog, Reception


 

Exploring the Outdoors

 

As part of our topic, Autumn, Nursery have been exploring the outdoors. We have been collecting leaves and sticks. We have also been going to forest school to develop our understanding of the natural world. We sat around the fire and ate some yummy snacks. Everyone is looking forward to more adventures as we continue […]

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Published Date: 5th October 2017
Category: eyfs blog, Nursery, Science Blog


 

McMillan coffee morning

 

The McMillan coffee morning was a success this morning – thank you to Mrs Matthews for organising it and all the staff that helped set up. A huge thank you to all the parents/carers/staff and children who donated cakes and biscuits in order to make it successful. We had a good turn out and we […]

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Published Date: 29th September 2017
Category: eyfs blog, KS1 blog, KS2 blog, Nursery, Reception, School Council, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

Remarkable Reception!

 

Wow! What a fun first few weeks Reception have had! We have started Forest School – we love it! Every Thursday we have PE with Miss Meah. And then we have Music with Mrs Vaughn! By Friday we are all exhausted after such a busy week!

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Published Date: 25th September 2017
Category: eyfs blog, Reception


 

The Stringcredibles came to visit us

 

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Published Date: 28th April 2017
Category: eyfs blog, Nursery, Reception
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A busy week in the Nursery garden

 

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Published Date: 13th March 2017
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Arabella the Storyteller came to visit today

 

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Published Date: 3rd March 2017
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World Book Day in Nursery

 

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Published Date: 3rd March 2017
Category: eyfs blog, Nursery


 

Magical Christmas show with Flip

 

We’ve had a lovely Christmassy magic show with Flip the Clown this morning 🎄 We even face timed santa 🎅🏼

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Published Date: 12th December 2016
Category: eyfs blog, KS1 blog, Nursery, Reception, Year 1, Year 2


 

Never Forget

 

Last week we learned a little bit about Remembrance Day and the significance of the poppy.   Mrs Hyde Showed us a lovely animation from CBeebies and if you go to this web address http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/cbeebiesgrownups/entries/90ec00fc-1f65-3ee6-90f6-df81e52c4a10 you will be able to find more information about it.   We know now that soldiers died a long time […]

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Published Date: 20th November 2016
Category: Arts blog, eyfs blog, Reception


 

Children in Need

 

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Published Date: 9th November 2016
Category: eyfs blog, KS2 blog, Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6


 

Christmas Text: Babushka

 

Our writing and mark making for Christmas will be based around the story of Babushka. We shall be using the text that you see in the featured image by Sandra Ann Horn and Sophie Fatus. There is absolutely no obligation for parents to buy the book but somebody you know may have a copy or […]

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Published Date: 6th November 2016
Category: eyfs blog, Reception


 

Christmas Educational Visit and Christmas Nativity Dates for Reception and Nursery

 

Hello! The Christmas Trip is the Santa Safari at the West Midlands Safari Park on Friday 9th December.                                                                           […]

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Published Date: 6th November 2016
Category: eyfs blog, Nursery, Reception


 

Firework Pictures

 

We had to use our fine motor skills, our imagination and lots of patience for this. First of all we watched a video of the fireworks at Himley Hall and we left the firework videos running in the background on You Tube – some of them were quite spectacular, especially the ones taken around the […]

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Published Date: 6th November 2016
Category: Arts blog, eyfs blog, Reception


 

Happy Diwali Everyone

 

We have had a Diwali Day today in Reception! We started the day by introducing Diwali. We learnt that Diwali is celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists and those who follow the faith of Jainism. Reuben, one of our friends, has been celebrating Diwali at home over the weekend and he told us how he and […]

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Published Date: 31st October 2016
Category: Arts blog, eyfs blog, Reception


 

Teacher Supported and then Independent Writing

 

Our class had a little go at using a provocation in their writing. Mrs Hyde introduced the idea of a provocation on a page and then we talked about how to use the provocation in writing or mark making. We had some very interesting ideas and we all talked a lot about them as we sat at […]

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Published Date: 26th October 2016
Category: eyfs blog, Reception


 

Name Labels in Clothes

 

Parents are reminded that all children should have their names in all clothing and footwear used for school including their uniform, spare clothes on their peg (all children in the foundation phase need a spare set of clothes from home on their peg) and, in Reception, their PE kit. The younger the children are, the […]

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Published Date: 26th October 2016
Category: eyfs blog, Nursery, Reception


 

Dates for Your Diary – Reception & Nursery

 

Week Beginning Day Event 31.10.16 Monday Diwali Party – Nursery wear own clothes from home, Reception bring in own clothes to change into at lunchtime. Rangoli Patterns, Story of Rama and Sita, Shape activities Friday Bonfire & Firework Safety, mini baked potatoes and indoor sparklers 7.11.16 Monday Parent Consultations – all day, Nursery and Reception. […]

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Published Date: 26th October 2016
Category: eyfs blog, Nursery, Reception


 

HELP!

 

Hello! For the coming half term there are some things that we would like to have available for selection by the children in the classroom. If you or grandparents, aunts and uncles or family friends have any of these items that can be given to us on a permanent basis we would be very grateful. Boys […]

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Published Date: 25th October 2016
Category: eyfs blog, Reception


 

Independent Work in the Construction

 

We have been using construction blocks to create some lovely structures following our small group time with the blocks, cups and CD’s. This time we used  the smaller, coloured blocks and we still helped each other and shared the blocks well.

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Published Date: 25th October 2016
Category: eyfs blog, Reception


 

Construction with Cups and CD’s

 

We had a great time constructing with the blocks, cups and CD’s. Our teacher gave us some examples of famous buildings and bridges before we started and we had to think about which blocks would make our structures stable while still going high and wide. We came up with some brilliant ideas! It was fun […]

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Published Date: 25th October 2016
Category: eyfs blog, Reception, Science Blog


 

Parsnip and Potato Patterns

 

During our maths lessons to do with shape space and measure we have been thinking about shapes an patterns. We combined some of our harvest vegetables and two paint colours to come up with some repeating patterns along a strip of card. Take a look at the pictures to see how some of us got […]

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Published Date: 25th October 2016
Category: Arts blog, eyfs blog, Reception
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New Piccies from Autumn 1 2016

 

We have been very busy this half term Here are a few snapshots of just some of the things we’ve been up to!

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Published Date: 25th October 2016
Category: eyfs blog, Reception


 

Our trip to the butterfly farm

 

On Friday Reception went on their trip to the Butterfly Farm in Stratford-Upon-Avon. They had a lovely time finding out about butterflies, moths and other creepy crawlies – we even got to hold a giant centipede and a giant African snail! The butterflies were very friendly, and enjoyed saying hello to Reception by sitting on […]

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Published Date: 24th May 2016
Category: eyfs blog, Reception


 

Busy butterflies

 

This afternoon, Reception have been busy making houses for our butterflies using blocks, pine cones, twigs, leaves, conkers, pebbles and fake grass. They have been using positional language to describe where things are in their houses, and have been getting very excited about seeing a real butterfly ‘house’ on our trip to the Butterfly Farm […]

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Published Date: 17th May 2016
Category: eyfs blog, Reception


 

Little gardeners

 

Reception had a lovely time last week getting stuck in with some gardening. We filled some old tyres with compost and planted potatoes, and we planted our very own wild flower garden too.

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Published Date: 11th May 2016
Category: eyfs blog, Reception


 

Goodbye butterflies

 

Our caterpillars turned in to beautiful painted lady butterflies over the weekend. Today we released them on our field. Some of them were a little bit reluctant to leave so we had to put them in our wildflower garden which we planted 2 weeks ago. The children were very excited to see the butterflies in […]

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Published Date: 9th May 2016
Category: eyfs blog, Reception


 

Friday fun in PE

 

Reception had a fantastic time this morning using the parachute during their PE lesson with the sports coaches. They played sharks in the sea, practiced moving the parachute quickly and slowly, and played ‘the mushroom game’!

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Published Date: 29th April 2016
Category: eyfs blog, Reception


 

Who lives in a house like this?

 

Today Reception discovered that someone (or something!) had moved in to our playground over the Easter Holidays! We found a tiny house, with a bed, an armchair, a table and chair with a small plate, a lamp a knife and a fork and a little vase of flowers. Whoever lives in this house didn’t leave […]

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Published Date: 11th April 2016
Category: eyfs blog, Reception


 

Car racing!

 

Ready steady GO! Nursery were racing their cars down the slide. We noticed that they went really fast down the shiny slippery slide. The cars took a long time to stop and they travelled really far.   Then we wanted to see what would happen if we put a blanket on the slide and then […]

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Published Date: 19th March 2016
Category: eyfs blog, Nursery, Science Blog


 

Letters in the sand

 

Nursery have been busy bees! We have been practising forming the letters in our name. Can you see which letters we have made?

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Published Date: 19th March 2016
Category: eyfs blog, Nursery


 

Our visit to the farm.

 

Nursery had an exciting time when we visited Umberslade Farm.  Have a look at their website here http://www.umberslade.com . First we fed the greedy ducks and then we got to stroke a hen! The huge turkey made us laugh – Gobble Gobble! After that we met some more very cute animals. We even got to give them a […]

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Published Date: 19th March 2016
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Parachute play

 

This morning the Nursery and Reception classes had a brilliant time playing with a parachute. They used it to make large and small waves, they put some balls on the parachute and had fun trying to bounce them off. They had a brilliant time!

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Published Date: 15th March 2016
Category: eyfs blog, Nursery, Reception


 

Reading with Year 4 for World Book Day

 

  As part of our World Book Day celebrations, Year 4 came to visit Reception. The children read with a partner, sharing their favourite stories. Reception had a lovely time!

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Published Date: 8th March 2016
Category: eyfs blog, Reception, Year 4


 

World Book Day

 

  On World Book Day, Reception dressed up as a character from their favourite books. Arabella the story teller came to visit us, and told us the story of The Gingerbread Man. We helped Arabella to act out the story, had a go at mixing the ingredients for the Gingerbread man, and did the Gingerbread Man Dance!

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Published Date: 8th March 2016
Category: eyfs blog, Reception


 

Happy Mother’s Day

 

Thank you so much to all the Mums and Dads who came to Reception’s Mother’s Day assembly on Friday afternoon. The children read out how much we love our Mums, and told us some of the adjectives we had been finding to describe our mums. The children sang their Mother’s day song, and they really […]

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Published Date: 7th March 2016
Category: eyfs blog, Reception