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The children in Reception have been finding out about Autumn. We have observed the changes in the leaves on the trees, collected and sorted the leaves into different colours and looked at their different shapes and sizes. Last week we learnt some songs about Autumn – we particularly liked the one about raking the leaves into a pile and jumping into it! We enjoyed using the leaves to make leaf prints in different Autumn colours. We also painted Autumn trees and coloured some Autumn pictures trying just to use Autumn colours.

Environmental art

The Reception children listened to ‘Who’s in the Forest’ read by Megan our Reader in Residence from Seven Stories. Following the story we looked at art made by the artist Andy Goldsworthy who made pictures from natural objects found in the forest  – and tried to create our own pictures too. We also made beds… Continue Reading

Everybunny Dance!

The Reception children enjoyed listening to ‘Everybunny Dance’ read by our Reader in Residence Megan from Seven Stories. Following the story we used some of Megans ideas and sang rabbit songs, played rabbit games and did some rabbit based arts and crafts.   Continue Reading

Reception at home!

During these strange and tricky times, the Reception children have kept busy at home. It has been lovely to keep up with what some of them have been doing. Here are just a selection of the things they have been doing – some of them are things they were given from school but it is… Continue Reading

World Book Day in the Early Years

Nursery and Reception joined together for a range of activities linked to the book ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’ . The children worked in their ‘Family Groups’ and took part in  crayon hat making, rainbow dancing with ribbons and musical instruments to colourful songs, a colour treasure hunt and some drawing and writing activities. A… Continue Reading