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Our Reception/Year 1 team are:


Mrs Williams (Teacher) & Mrs Price (TA)




Welcome to the Autumn Term.  Our new topic is 'On This Day.'


As Historians we will recall the events that led to the first man on the moon, talking about Yuri Gagarin, Tim Peeke and Neil Armstrong and ordering space suits and rockets throughout the ages. 


As Geographers we will look at reading a simple map, using a compass, looking at and understanding aerial photos, locating and naming the continents of the world and comparing Burnham on Sea to Florida and Moscow.  These activities will link to our 'Space Chase' topic.


Our EYFS role play area will be transformed into a home corner with opportunities for the children to pretend to cook, iron, set the table, make phone calls and look after baby Millie. 


Important Dates for your Diary

Tuesday 29th Sept: ZOOM curriculum evenings 4:00pm and 5:30pm

Friday 23rd Oct: Half-Term












 & Tell - Year 1

Your child will have the opportunity to share something with the rest of the class.  This could be information about a place they have visited, a drawing or something they have made at home or a birthday or celebration they have been part of etc.  Please try to avoid sending in toys.  As they will be talking to the rest of the class, it is good to have a practise at home first.  The other children will have a chance to ask them questions about what they have shared.


The days are as follows:







Rambles Adventures-Rec

The Reception children will not take part in 'Show & Tell.'  Instead they will take home our class toy dog 'Rambles.'  Ramble will go home on a Friday to spend the weekend with your child and family.  He will have a book which you can record any adventures/outings etc you have had with him.  You can also add pictures if you would like.  Ramble will come back to class on Monday and I will help your child to tell the class all about his weekend using the book.






We have been busy painting our Great fire of London backgrounds. We mixed our own colours with powder paints.

Today (9.10.20) our reception children have been working hard to make our outdoor area beautiful with some potted plants and bulbs.

Today (2.10.20) we made some glowing pop up fires. We were thinking about 'The Great Fire of London' Mrs Page thought they were fantastic.

Our reception children have been busy making bird feeders for the birds we spotted on our senses walk. They did a fantastic job!

We have made some brilliant 3D houses. They look like the houses from the time of 'The Great Fire of London' What an amazing job we have done!

Our senses walk around our school. We have been using our five senses to help us discover more about our school.

Making windmills. We have really enjoyed making toys from the past during this topic.

Let's go fly a kite! Today we created symmetrical kites with Mrs Page.

Cars are some of our favourite toys so we made some of our own.

Today we made biscuits with Mrs Page. We had to follow instructions and used toy shaped cutters.

Today we learnt about Ole Christiansen - the inventor of Lego. We made our own Lego creations.

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We investigated objects to see if they would float or sink. We predicted and made a conclusion.

We're going on a bear hunt...we're going to make a big one!

We created a cross to remind us of the 'Lampedusa Cross.'  We used paint and sponges to get this effect.

We used clay, cutters and tools to make clay animals and tractors.

In dance, with Mrs Page, we have been creating ice dances using skating, jumps and spins.

English: Following instructions - Today we followed Mrs Page's instructions to make star biscuits.

Today the Year 2 children came to share their Traditional Stories with us!

Making treasure maps with Mrs Page

Remembering the soldiers - Poppy artwork

Curriculum Letters



Children will be taking home a reading book and reading log each week. Please ensure children have these in their book bags each school day to enable us to hear them read. 


Homework books are sent home on Fridays, please ensure that they are returned completed by Wednesday to allow marking and resetting of work.


Reception children also have their own Tapestry Early Learning Journal online and remember you can add observations of your child from home which can count to appropriate assessment.