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Reception Make Baskets

After reading the traditional story ‘Little Red Riding Hood’, the children in Reception made a basket for Little Red Riding Hood to carry Grandma’s food. The baskets had to be strong and as you can see from the video they have done a fantastic job. The teachers are so proud of all the children for the amazing work they are doing at home.

Ladybirds and the reindeers

The children all looked fantastic in their Christmas jumpers today and we had a delicious Christmas dinner with a snowman biscuit and ice cream for pudding! All the children thought the reindeers were so beautiful and it was so interesting to learn they lose their antlers in winter and grow more in summer. Thank you reindeers for letting us feed and stroke you and we’ll make sure we leave you some snacks and water on Christmas Eve!

Ladybirds see Santa

What a magical day we’ve had today. the children were so excited to see santa and to tell him what they would like for Christmas. they were also amazed by Santa’s helpers – the reindeers and they loved feeding them. All the children commented on how soft they were. The children in Reception would like to say thank you to Santa for all of our special gifts and for such a memorable experience.

Autumn in the Nursery

We have had a fantastic week in the Nursery. The children have created some brilliant art work, sang along to Autumn songs and have been supserstar counters of conkers! Well done everyone!
Please press the Sandford Hill icon to see your superstars in action and other links to Autumn.
The children have settled in to school life brilliantly! We hope you have a lovely, well earned half term break with your families.

Nurseries Little Monsters

It’s been a monster of a week in the Nursery so far. On Monday we read the story Kipper’s Monster by Mick Inkpen. Following the story the children created handprint monsters, on Tuesday they made some very scary looking monsters using tissue and gummed shapes and today they created their very own shape monsters, most of which look very friendly. Can anyone name all of the shapes they used? Well done to our monster superstars!
Please press the Sandford Hill icons to see lots of photographs of your children’s work.

Reception’s Safer Internet Day

To celebrate Safer Internet Day the children in Reception read the story ‘Smartie the Penguin’ and learnt a special song to help us to remember how to stay safe when using the internet. We learnt that if anything unfamiliar pops up on our devices we must always tell an adult before clicking on anything. We also had lots of fun making our own Smartie the penguin and our own laptops!
Watch the video in the picture below to hear our special song so you too can stay safe on the internet.

To follow this years theme of ‘Create, Connect and Share Respect’ we are sharing our song and work with a Reception class from The Willows Primary School who are also going to share their work with us. We are looking forward to their comments on our blog!

Reception PE

The children in Reception are really enjoying their gymnastic lessons in PE. Last week we learnt about balancing using different body parts and we worked in partners to create a balance together. This week we have learnt how to do an egg roll and have been exploring different ways to travel along the bench. The children are working hard to get changed into their PE kits by themselves. Super work everybody! Click on the videos in the picture below to see what we have been up to.

Incy Wincy Spider

Happy new year to our Nursery supserstars and all of your families. It had been a pleasure welcoming you back in to school looking super smart and excited to learn.
Our topic this half term is ‘Nursery Rhymes’ This week we have been learning about Incy Wincy Spider. We looked closely at spiders spinning webs and carefully moved a paint covered marble around a tray to create our very own webs, sprinkled with glitter of course. Afterwards we drew around our hands and carefully cut out our handprints that look just like spiders! We think these will look amazing on our windows.
Today we have had some fantastic counting! We used the iPad to look at a photograph of a spider and how many legs they have. The children then had to count out the correct number to put on their Spider. Can anyone remember how many legs a spider has?
Please presss the spiders to see lots of pictures of our fabulous children.