Forest School

Nursery have enjoyed their first half term of forest school. Here is some information about forest school.-
Tom and James are our forest school leaders.
Tom makes the fire while we play games at the top of the field with James.
We have to remember our fire rules –
No running.
Walk…

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Published Date:18th October 2018


Our Forest

This week Reception have been learning and writing about forests. Today they started to create their own forest picture using materials that they collected from the school field earlier this week.

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Published Date:12th October 2018


The Gingerbread Man

We have been reading the Gingerbread Man in Nursery for a couple of weeks now and learning about the story. We have done lots of activities linked to the Gingerbread Man and today we made our own Gingerbread men.
Firstly we talked about good hygiene practices and the…

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Published Date:4th October 2018


UNICEF rights respecting school

Tiverton Academy is now on its way to become a UNICEF rights respecting school.
The class votes have been cast and we now have our first ever steering group!
There are 2 children from each class (year 1 to year 6)

We all had to attend our first meeting together…

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Published Date:30th September 2018


Handwriting

This afternoon we took advantage of the glorious weather and worked on our letter formation outside in the playground. We did very well and had lots of fun!

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Published Date:27th September 2018


Sunflower

We were excited today to find a sunflower in our classroom. We all sat together and told Mrs McKenzie and Mrs Francis everything we already knew about sunflowers.

 

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Published Date:21st September 2018


Reception learn how to stay safe on the stairs

This morning we walked up and down the stairs to learn how to stay safe. We shared our ideas of why we should hold onto the railings and why it is dangerous to run, jump or push.

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Published Date:21st September 2018


A Windy Day

Nursery went to the field today to listen to sounds of the wind in the trees. We watched how the trees and leaves moved. We also talked about how the leaves are starting to change colour and fall because it is autumn.
We collected some leaves and large…

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Published Date:20th September 2018


Our first week in Reception

We have had a wonderful first week in Reception. We have spent this time exploring our new learning environment, making new friends and getting to know each other.

We have been playing in our home corner, the construction area and enjoying new books in our cosy book corner. Having learnt…

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Published Date:7th September 2018


Reception goes to Forest School

This week we were very excited to go to Forest school for the first time. We met our facilitators, Tom and James who explained what Forest school was and some of the important rules to keep us safe. We enjoyed exploring our new learning environment and we look forward…

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Published Date:15th August 2018


Fun Day

Nursery have had a lovely day at our schools fun day. We bounced on the bouncy castles, danced in the disco, and ate ice cream! What a fun day!

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Published Date:18th July 2018


Pool party!

Nursery have had a really fun day having a pool party!
Mrs Hyde asked us what things we would like at our pool party, we told her we wanted strawberries, sugar snap peas, ice lollies, doughnuts, balls to play with, and bubbles. Mrs Hyde was really kind and went…

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Published Date:28th June 2018


Summer days and Summer stories

Reception had a lovely afternoon with year 6. They read stories to us and we read some to them. Thanks year 6!
#oldestandyoungest
#lovereading

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Published Date:21st May 2018


Forest school

Nursery have been doing lots of fun things in forest school this half term.
We have made bug hotels! We found lots of insects under logs, crates, braches etc, and needed to make them a safe home. We did this by collecting lots of leaves, twigs, and…

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Published Date:3rd May 2018


Nursery Fun In The Sun

Nursery made the most of the beautiful weather and spent most of the day outside on Thursday and Friday. We had water play, bubbles, bikes, the large sand pit and lots more activities. It was so much fun!

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Published Date:25th April 2018


Arabella the storyteller

This morning in Nursery we had a visit from Arabella the storyteller. She made stories come to life! She told us the story of ‘The tiger who came for tea’. We had a go at walking like tigers, it was lots of fun! We also did…

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Published Date:20th April 2018


Today in Nursery we had our Go Go disco for sports relief. We danced, played games, and had party food! Nursery won stickers for their best dance moves, and boy what amazing dancers we have!

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Published Date:22nd March 2018


Making jam tarts for sports relief

This afternoon in Nursery we made jam tarts. We measured using scales, mixed our ingredients together and then used a big rolling pin to roll out our pastry. We used raspberry jam for the filling.
We made our cakes as part of our learning about sports relief. …

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Published Date:21st March 2018


INSPIRE Workshops for Nursery and Reception

Please look out for the letter that is going home today about INSPIRE Workshops in Nursery and Reception. It is important that you return the tear off slip at the bottom of the letter so that we can fully support the children and their accompanying adults in their activities.

We’d…

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Published Date:19th March 2018


Kagan skills

This week we have been learning about the jobs that people do. To start off our topic lesson we have been practising our Kagan skills.
We have learnt that when the music starts (we love – Hound dog by Elvis) we mix and move around the room and then…

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Published Date:15th March 2018


Happy Mothers Day

Happy Mothers Day to all our lovely Mums. We appreciate and thank you for everything you do for us.
We hope you enjoy our handmade biscuits.
Love from Reception xxxx

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Published Date:9th March 2018


Ahoy me hearties!

We have been doing lots of work on pirates in Nursery this half term. This has come from the children showing an interest in pirates before half term. We sat with the children and asked them what pirate things they would like to learn and do, we…

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Published Date:8th March 2018


Our reading poem

This week we have been learning about rhyming words and we wrote a class poem to celebrate world book day. We hope you enjoy it.

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Published Date:7th March 2018


Wonderful wintery day

It started off as a beautiful, wintery and sparkly playground until Reception went outside!!
We had so much fun – painting, drawing, writing, throwing snowballs and making snow angels.

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Published Date:4th March 2018


How much room?

Last week Reception have learning about capacity. We have been using words like – empty, nearly empty, half full, full, capacity and liquid to describe and compare the capacity of the different containers.

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Published Date:4th March 2018


World book day

Nursery had a lot of fun dressing up for world book day today! We have had a lovely day talking about who we have dressed up as and sharing our stories.
A big thank you to all the parents for making such an effort.

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Published Date:1st March 2018


Kung Hei Fat Choy!

Happy Chinese New Year!
It’s year of the dog 🐶.

We have enjoyed making dog masks and writing our numbers to 10 in Chinese.

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Published Date:16th February 2018


We love our families ❤️

On Valentine’s Day this week Reception wanted to show their families how much they love them.
We wrote I love you because…. we enjoyed talking about our family and why we love them so much.

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Published Date:16th February 2018


Internet safety day

As part of our work on Internet Safety this week we drew around our hands and cut them out. On our hands we (and the teachers) wrote the names of people in our lives who help to keep us safe every day.

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Published Date:11th February 2018


Jangle has been up to mischief!

Hello, hello, hello…. what has Jangle been up to?!
Poor CoCo is trapped! Good job the police were here to help CoCo. Phew!

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Published Date:21st December 2017


It’s snow fun in Reception!

We managed to have some snowy fun before the snow melted.

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Published Date:19th December 2017


The owl who was afraid of the dark

We had another treat today – we are being so spoilt this week! We watched The Owl who was afraid of the dark

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Published Date:19th December 2017


Santa workshop

EYFS and KS1 had a lovely surprise this morning. One of Santa’s elves came to visit and performed a magic show for us!

Oh no Mrs Ward… you were chosen for the cream pie game 😃

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Published Date:18th December 2017


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


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


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…

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Published Date:21st November 2017


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


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.

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Published Date:9th October 2017


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…

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Published Date:5th October 2017


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…

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Published Date:29th September 2017