Roll up, roll up! The circus is coming to town!Β 

As you know we work really hard in Reception. One of the ways we get rewarded is if we all work together as a team. This means helping each other, being kind to each other and learning together in teams or with our learning partners. Every time we do this, the Special Helper of the day puts a golden leaf on our classroom tree. 

When our tree has got all the golden leaves on it, we have a special class treat. This week we celebrated by having our treat outside in the lovely sunshine. We played on all the apparatus and had an ice pole to cool down afterwards. We had a lovely afternoon. 

However, the  biggest treat this week was seeing the marvellous circus act, Elfic. He was so funny and clever! After he had performed for us, he showed us how to do some of his tricks, it was great fun!  To finish our treat, we had fruit and popcorn sat on the field. 

As the sun continues to shine please remember sun hats and apply the eight hour sun cream before school if possible. 

Our tricky words this week are have and could. 


The sun has got his hat on ( and so have we!)

The sun has come out at last! 🌞

At the beginning of the week we talked about our world and the plants and trees that share our world. Then everyone followed the instructions which told us how to make a cress pot. 

Another busy activity this week was making tickets. This involved writing information on small pieces of paper which has really helped with the size of our writing, as sometimes it can get rather large. 

On Tuesday we had our Sports Afternoon. What a fantastic time we had, everyone joining in and cheering each other on! 

The tricky words we are learning this week are here and other. 


Is your glass half full or half empty?Β 

Capacity has been the focus of our learning this week. Mastery Meercat asked if we could work out which container held the most cubes, then counting the cubes in each container to see if we were correct. 

Another activity was exploring with  the sand and containers, estimating and counting spoonfuls. 

Clowns are still a topic of conversation and activities. This week we have been painting a clown’s face, using the water colours and fine brushes. We have created many great works of art! 

Clowns need clothes so another activity was to dress the clowns in outfits. We have some budding fashion designers in our classes! 

Because it has been raining such a lot this week and we have not been able to go outside much, we have been practising the art of yoga and we are getting very good at listening to instructions. 


The tricky words this week are  once and house.

Clowns and capacity!Β 

We are still talking about the circus and who performs in the Big Top. This week our ‘Mr Must’ job was to make a clown using lots of materials and cutting brightly coloured paper.  

We have also been practising for our sports day and played with the small world, pretending to make obstacle courses. 

Capacity is quite a big word but we all know what it means now and we have been exploring  with  pasta, sand and different size containers.

Number Ninjas have been looking at different foods and drink and how we know how much is in the different containers. We talked about kilo grams and grams and litres and millilitres. 

We all know what empty, half full, full and over flowing look like. 

Because the weather has been so changeable this week, we have had to stay indoors more than we would like but we spent a lovely, afternoon drawing on long sheets of paper and enjoyed our art. 

The tricky words we have been learning this week are  once and house and we are practising writing our letters the correct way. 

Reception have got talent!Β 

This term we are talking about our talents, and what a talented lot we are! 

Some of our talents are singing, dancing and playing our musical instruments. We are very enthusiastic! 

We have been making models of ourselves using lollipop sticks. We carefully cut out heads and clothes and then used the glue to assemble our models. 

Another skill we have been learning is weaving, this took a lot of perseverance! 

Yesterday we learnt about mixing  colours and predicted what colour would be made when we mixed two together. 

We have got a lot of talent in Reception and we will keep celebrating this over the next few weeks. 

The tricky words we are learning this week are there and their.  

Is there life on Mars? Β 

We are finishing our ‘space’ theme this week, but have had some great activities to end it. 

The boys made a fabulous castle from another planet and in there lived an alien! 

We have used different shapes to make our super rockets! 

We even used paint and shapes to make stunning pictures. 

The climax to our ‘out of this world’, week was to make moon biscuits, using icing, marshmallows and crushed meringue, they were delicious! 

We all went in to the orchard to enjoy the sunshine and eat our biscuits. 

We hope you have an enjoyable holiday and  keep reading and practising those tricky words.