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Autumn 2

Week 2 Learning


This week we have been learning about the importance of Remembrance Day.


As part of our Expressive Arts and Design we have created watercolour paintings of Flander’s Field. We have also created 3 poppy wreaths, made up of individual poppies that each child has made. Today we walked to the front of school to tie our poppy wreaths onto the fence to mark our respect. We had a short silence to reflect on the bravery of our soldiers.


This week we have also learnt about Bonfire night celebrations, numbers 8 & 9, and read the story We're Going on a Leaf Hunt to compare and contrast with our text from last week, We're Going on a Bear Hunt.


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Week 1 Learning


This half term our unit is Let's Celebrate! To start this off we have been learning about the Hindu celebration of Diwali. We read and retold the story of Rama and Sita, made Diwa lamps with clay, and created our own Rangoli patterns. We have really enjoyed learning about other cultures and how they celebrate significant events.


We have really enjoyed reading our new text, We're Going On a Bear Hunt, and have taken many opportunities to retell the story in different ways. Whether that be through gross motor, our sound wall, small world, body percussion etc, we have become fully immersed in the text. Please see Class Dojo for some photos and videos of this!


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Our Learning Journey

Wow, what a great first Half Term we have had!

We are immensely proud of how our little ones have settled into EYFS, and are looking forward to continuing to explore our learning together throughout the rest of the academic year.

Attached is a picture of Our Learning Journey. This is just one of the many visual reminders of our learning that we have within our unit. We would really appreciate if you could take some time this Half Term break to ask your little person about this to remind them of their learning.

Thank you so much for your continued support over the past 7 weeks. We hope that you all have a lovely, restful break.

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Week 7 Learning

Today, as part of our learning about the seasons, we went on an Autumn walk! ๐Ÿ We walked all around school looking for signs of Autumn. We noticed the different colours of the leaves, listened to the birds singing, talked about how we had dressed for our walk and collected interesting things we found on the way. Back in EYFS, we put all our items into a tuff tray and explored what we had found. The children also enjoyed sitting on comfy beanbags and having discussions about pictures that represented autumn. We have had a wonderful afternoon! ๐Ÿ‚ ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ‚

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Week 6 Learning

In celebration of Black History Month, the children have been learning all about the story of Handa’s Suprise and the African-Caribbean culture related to the literature.

We talked about similarities and differences between life in Leyland and life in Handa’s village and then spent time in provision exploring some of the activities shown in the book. We painted pictures of the characters and their clothing, used African instruments to recreate Handa’s journey, learned how to create a sling to carry babies and attempted to balance bowls of fruit on our head just like Handa!

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Week 5 Learning

What a lot of rain we have had this week! As you can see our learning takes place in all weathers. When the storms settled down we were able to open up the outdoor section of our classroom to see what we could discover. Some children found mini beasts that had come out in the rain, others discovered how to make chalk paint, explore number, and create their own Autumn menu! โ˜”๏ธ๐ŸŒฆ๐ŸŒˆ



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Week 4 Learning

What another busy week we have had! We have been Number Detectives and explored the numbers 1 and 2; focused on team building and listening skills in our first PE lesson; spoke about our families and are differences; and had our school photographs!


This week our book has been The Three Billy Goats Gruff, and we have thoroughly enjoyed exploring this text in more detail. We had a special visitor in the Hot Seat; trip trapped along the bridges we built; recreated the sounds of the goat's hooves; and much more! Lots of children practiced thundering around the provision like the biggest Billy Goat Gruff, and enjoyed telling adults about our word of the day (thundered)!


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Week 3 Learning

We have had another busy week in Reception, and are really settling into life at "big school". As part of our All About Me unit, we have focused on how we have changed over the past few years and what we would like to do in the future. 


Here is an example of one of our lessons on past and present. First we helped each other find our baby photos. Then, we sat together and discussed how we have changed. Finally, we drew pictures of the jobs we would like in the future!

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Week 2 Learning

Each week this term we will be exploring a different traditional tale. This week we are reading ‘We The Three Little Pigs.’ The children have really enjoyed retelling the story through creative play and sharing their thoughts about the characters.

In Maths, we are exploring numbers and counting through songs. Today, Beech Class sang ‘ten green bottles’ and Ash Class sang ‘five little ducks.’ The children enjoyed using the resources to continue acting out the songs during Continuous Provision.

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Week 1 Learning


Wow, what a busy first week we have had in Reception! We have been focusing on settling into school life by getting to know each other, learning how to use our areas safely and effectively, and have lots of opportunities to explore our learning.


Within our classes we have worked hard to create Our EYFS Promise. All of the ideas for this were suggested entirely by the children, and it definitely reflects our focuses within Reception. We are so pleased to hear our little people already reminding each other of this!

Our Ethos and Values Statement

Within Godโ€™s love for everyone, Our school family is committed to serve by:

- celebrating everyoneโ€™s unique God-given talents;

- giving the best of ourselves for all the world;

- doing all the good we can together.

  • Love
  • Serve
  • Celebrate
  • Together