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Author Archives: Mrs K. McWeeny

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 forestĀ  – and tried to create our own pictures too. We also made beds for our duplo people out of forest and natural materials.

Whilst we were collecting material for our pictures we noticed lots of butterflies – so we decided to make our own too!

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 inĀ  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

Christmas Toy Day

As part of our Speaking and Listening curriculum the children were all asked to bring in one of their favourite Christmas toys. This morning the children told each other about their toy and why they liked it. We had such a range of toys – and the children all enjoyed finding out how each others… Continue Reading

A Busy Day!

The children in Reception had a busy day on Friday. We made Pudsey Bear Headbands as it was Children in Need Day, but we also made our very own ‘potions’ too! We have been reading the book ‘Room on the Broom’ by Julia Donaldson and at the end of the story the witch makes a… Continue Reading