What a start to the school year the children in reception and pre-school have had! They have already settled into their routines and are eager to learn. 

They’ve enjoyed exploring the forest on a Friday, identifying trees by their leaves; making Stickman and his family a house and making Gruffalo paws, not to mention using water to create a very slippery slide for themselves (and Mrs Tarrant). Work it out Wednesday is back again with Miss Lane planning some tricky tasks for the children.  

During this half term the children have been telling the teachers all about themselves, their families, and homes, creating self-portraits and building different types of houses out of Duplo. They have learnt all about autumn, going on welly walks and collecting evidence of autumn. Reception created a conker conga line across the classroom, whilst preschool made a hibernation station for their teddies, using leaves and pinecones.  

During book week, the children delved into the world of Julia Donaldson, creating book covers inspired by ‘What the Ladybird Heard’ and ‘Tiddler’. They helped to make a scarecrow witch, made potions and magic wands using sticks so that they could cast spells like the witch in ‘Room on the Broom’. Of course, they loved our dress up day and looked fantastic in their costumes. 

Across the term we have been lucky to have some visitors, from Mr Borrows’ dog Alfie who came in for a play to Mrs Corbin who came in to tell us about eye health and gave us all an eye test and Mrs Birkett, who visited us for a dental hygiene talk. The children are always so happy to meet new people, and animals, and have lots of questions.  

The half term was rounded off with the harvest festival and lots of Halloween fun. The children performed ‘Dingle, Dangle Scarecrow’ together and had lots of pumpkin fun.  

We are so proud of the children this term.