Reception Class 2017 - 2018

Children in Need

With many thanks to everyone for your donations. We enjoyed putting ‘pennies on Pudsey’.

Our class raised £26.10 in silver coins and £3.32 in copper coins, a grand total of £29.42.

Halloween 2017

The children (and adults) spent a few days enjoying learning through the theme of Halloween.

We dressed up, made witches potions and spells and enjoyed some stories.

Autumn visit to RHS Rosemoor.

We had the most wonderful day at RHS Rosemoor. The children enjoyed searching for colourful leaves, making leaf mountains and leaf rain. We made ‘echo’ noises in the tunnel and loved exploring in the park area.

Family Learning Workshops

The children and parents enjoyed a variety of ‘Family Learning Workshops’ where they played together and found out about learning in the Reception year at school.

The children have settled in well and are getting used to all the new activities that happen at school. They are enjoying having school meals and being with the older children in the playground.

We have been learning rhymes and completing a rhyme challenge. The children all received a certificate for their sterling efforts, well done to all!

Looking forward to being in church to sing on Friday.

Now we are learning about Autumn so look out for our RHS Rosemoor Garden photos.

Reception Class 2016 - 2017

June 2017

Shopping in the village.

The reception children have been learning about money, they went to Balsdons and the Post Office to find out how much things cost. They were allowed to look at the produce and ‘pay’ using their coins.


Easter 2017 - As you can see from the pictures here we have had lots of fun recently.  We have been very busy making gingerbread, creating trails at Forest School, and having lots of Easter themed fun.
March 2017 Update:
We have had a very busy spring term, with lots of exciting activities and opportunities for learning.  Recently we have enjoyed taking part in celebrations for World Book Day, and meeting a very special visitor as you can see below!

Our Reception class were very lucky to have Libby the lamb come to visit us this week! The children loved the fact that Libby was so very soft to touch and they thought she was very funny when she was wiggling her tail so fast while waiting to be fed!

December 2016 Update:

We have had great fun this term at Forest School.  We have been visiting Tamar Lakes, and exploring changes, and investigating Autumn colours.

Foundation Class
In February 2012 we opened a seventh class and this means that
for the first time ever our youngest children are being taught in
single age, and very small, classes.

Our Foundation Class is the class where our youngest children are taught.


November 2012.

This half term we have been having lots of fun working on our transport topic

We have made and flown our own rockets, launched a super sonic water rocket (which landed on the school roof!)

And made a giant rocket with Mr Sentence.

We have been finding out about boats and how water helps them to travel and we've also had a visit from Bert and his tractors from Robert Coles.

Maths on a rainy day!
We have been learning all about creatures that live in the sea
How big can an adult killer whale grow?
We estimated and drew our estimations on the playground. We measured how long these were.
Did you know that an adult killer whale can grow up to 10 meters, which is the same size as all the children in our class holding hands in a line!

Friday 25th May

This week we have been investigating spiders... we've written poems about them, searched for them, followed them, made them and have even eaten a few .....
..... spider biscuits of course!


Friday 4th May

We have been -

exploring with shapes,
watching our garden grow
and making minibeasts from salt dough.


Friday 16th March
This week we have been measuring things around our school, keeping a close eye on our tadpoles and Rachel the nurse came to visit. She had the biggest plaster we had ever seen!
Megan found a woodpeckers nest!
We have also been leaving messages for each other on our shed and making seed packets to use in our role-play area.

Friday 9th March

This week we've been -

making magic medicine for our hospital role-play,

We have been writing our days of the week,

having a great time with self-initiated play,

doing some very lively aerobics when pre-school came to visit,

and getting all aboard the rollercoaster, when we reacted a journey on a rollercoaster during LEAP.