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Trip to Sandsfoot Beach

How lucky we were with the weather yesterday. The clouds were very threatening on our journey there but then, as we approached the Rodwell Trail, the sun broke through and we found ourselves in a little sunny oasis for the whole morning – perfect! We had such a brilliant morning. Some of the sandcastles were more »

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Art with Darrel Wakelham

This afternoon, the Reception children were visited by Darrell Wakelham, artiste extroadinaire, who led the class in the construction of a fantastic papier-mache rocket. Everyone had a good half an hour working with a small group to construct and paint the sculpture and the final product is amazing. What an achievement for just one and more »

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Art Week in Reception

What a lot of fun this week has been. We have been so busy with all sorts of seaside art projects and the children should be very proud of the time and care they have all taken over each piece of art. We all hope you enjoyed looking at the things we made at today’s more »

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Boat Floating!

Wow, what imaginative designs all of the children came up with last week when we built our boats. Today, we put them to the test and had some really good discussion about what makes a good boat, why some float and some don’t and what we liked about each others’ designs. Well done, everyone, for more »

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Artists and Engineers

What another wonderful week it has been in Reception. I couldn’t stop taking photographs of all the children being busy in the classroom and following their interests. We had a visit from a spider on Tuesday which inspired a group of children to make spider homes and the painting table has also been fully booked more »

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Painting for Wellbeing

Here are some photos of the Reception unit’s wellbeing activity which took place during the enrichment day last Friday. Everyone seemed to be having a great time and all of the adults involved were impressed by the children’s concentration during the painting activity. We painted some butterflies in the style of pointillism and everyone produced more »

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Summer Fun

This afternoon was buddy time and we were very lucky that the sun came out in time so that we could spend it outside enjoying the fresh air.   We also had a special, four-legged visitor earlier this week – a frog! We sent him safely on his way down the path and towards the more »

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It’s been a busy week in Reception. Yesterday, we went on safari around the school grounds and found lots of interesting footprints. They had been left by elephants, waterbucks, giraffes, impala, crocodiles and hippos. We also had a really fun Welly Walk looking for all the signs of summer and stopping to practise our catching more »

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All About Africa

The first week of our topic has really taken off this week. Well done to all of the children for being so enthusiastic with their learning this week. We enjoyed an African feast on Wednesday afternoon and learned about some traditional African foods such as mealie pap, rusk biscuits, boerewors sausage and rooibos tea. We’ve more »

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