Ash End Farm

Reception had a great day despite the weather!  We helped to feed the animals, listened to the Nativity story and met Father Christmas.


Thank you to all our helpers who helped to make the day special.  Here are some photographs of our day, I apologise for the amount but it was hard to choose what to include.

Thank you!

Reception would like to say a big thank you to all the parents who provided cardboard to help us make the Gingerbread house in our class.  The children have had great fun decorating and playing in it.

Busy two weeks in Reception!

Over the last two weeks the reception children have been working really hard and have learnt so much.  We have been looking at different faiths and how they celebrate.   We found out about a Hindu festival and a Jewish festival.  We made diva lamps for Diwali and Hanukkiah candle holders.  We found out about Guy Fawkes and why we have fireworks and also why we have Remembrance Day and poppies.  We made a lovely poppy display to help us remember.  This week we have been looking at road safety and thinking about how we can help others.  We had a sponsored bike ride and cake sale to raise money for Brake.   Here are some photographs of our activities.


Phoneme Update

This week’s phonemes are   i,n,m.d  We will practise these daily on  Monday to Thursday and consolidate on Friday.

In our RE sessions this week we will be looking at the talents that God gave us.  Please could you send in a photograph of your child doing something they are good at.  This might be riding a bike,  baking, dancing, football, colouring etc.

Below are a few photographs of our first week at school.

Thank you for your support.

We went on a walk to find some of the things that God created.


We would like to say well done to all the children in Reception who managed their first full day with a smile on their faces.   They coped well in the dinning hall and on the playground at lunchtime.

Today we did out first phoneme ‘S’.  The challenge for them is to find something at home beginning with that phoneme (the sound the letter makes). Please help them to do this for the first few times and then hopefully they will be able to complete this task on their own.

Tomorrow is our first PE lesson.  We will encourage the children to get themselves dressed and undressed but will help with buttons.

Please can you compete the data forms in order that we can post some photographs of the things the children have been doing

Reception Tooth Experiment!

We have been thinking about how important it is to look after our teeth.  We have conducted an experiment to find out what drink is best for our teeth.  We used chalk to represent our teeth and placed it in cola, milk, water, blackcurrant juice and black tea.  We are going to check them daily to find out what happens.  Ask your child on Friday what we found out!    

Church Visit

We were very excited today to be able to visit the Church. Father Paul told us all about the Easter Candle. We enjoyed looking around the Church and pointing out the different things we saw. Thank you Father Paul.

Well done Reception you showed lots of knowledge and were very well behaved.

Keep fit challange

This week we are thinking about how we keep fit and well.  We made an obstacle course in the outdoor area,  The children took it in turns to see how quickly they could complete the course.  Well done to Dougie who completed it in the shortest time.