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Category Archives: Reception


Parents and families were invited to join us for our Liturgy. We had been thinking about the joy of sharing time together both at home, in school and in church. It was lovely to share the Liturgy with our families.

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

Chinese New Year

As part of our work on ‘Celebrations’ the Reception children find out about the celebration of Chinese New Year. We had a workshop led by the staff from the Durham Museum service. He helped us reenact the story of the Great Race from which all the different animals from the Chinese Zodiac are taken. We… 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