Chinese New Year

The children enjoyed learning about Chinese culture and traditions. We all tasted Chinese food and used chopsticks to eat with.

Pancake Day

The children enjoyed tasting pancakes and listening to stories about Lent. We talked about healthy toppings. Early years were lucky enough to win Morrison's Waterloo Community Champion prize. Thank you to Mrs Austin who donated the pancake toppings to early years and of course to Morrison's supermarket.

Visit from the Vets

Calder vets came in to talk to the children about how they look after pets. The children listened carefully and asked questions. We enjoyed our morning.

Caring for living creatures

As part of our topic on Growth and change we talked about the importance of caring for all living creatures. Some of the children brought their pets in and talked how we care for them. God created all living things and we need to care for animals and handle them carefully.


We use the apparatus to travel in different ways. We used the balance beam, listened to instructions and talked about the effect exercise has on our bodies.

Stay and Play January 2018

We opened our Early Years Unit and welcomed parents and grandparents to another Stay and Play morning. The children celebrated there success's by showcasing their books, sharing with parents. The children also completed some simple activities too. We had lots of fun.


We looked at the changes in the weather. We collected the snow and watched it melt.

       Vegetable Soup.

We made vegetable soup. We are thankful to God for all the fruit and vegetables that grow in our world. The Children used knives to cut the vegetables. We talked about the different shapes and sizes of the vegetables and all the children knew that vegetables grow in the ground.

Our Special visitor

Santa and two of his elves came into School to visit us on Wednesday and we each got a present. A big thank you to the PTA for organising this.

Visit from Vicar Val Wednesday 20th December 2017

Vicar Val came into School to talk to us about the Christmas story and why we celebrate Christmas.

Christmas dinner Tuesday 19th December 2017

Church Visit Tuesday 19th December 2017

We had a lovely morning at church with the whole School for our Christmas service. The children sang Christmas carols and listened to the Christmas story.

Christmas art day Monday 18th December 2017

The whole school took part in a Christmas craft morning around school. Each class had a different Christmas craft activity for children to take part.

Christmas jumper day

Outdoor learning

To finish off our half term of outdoor learning we toasted marshmallows with Phil. It was lots of fun!!

Our Early Years Nativity!

All of the children in Nursery and Reception took part in the nativity called 'Its a baby!'

The children performed to the rest of the children and staff in school and then again to their families.

We are very proud of all of the children for standing on stage and performing.

Stay and Play November 2017

Big thank you for joining us at our stay and play morning. Below are some of the lovely comments we received.

"I love coming to Stay and Play. I love how excited Scarlett gets showing me around her classroom and outdoor learning area. It has been really well organised, lots of different ideas and areas to explore. I really appreciate all the time and hard work you have all put in to making into such a great morning. Thank you." Sarah Lander

"A lovely morning spent in school with James. It is lovely to see him so confident and happy with his friends. I also like being able to see his books to see the progress he is making." Cath Jagger

"The morning has been really good and informative. Brilliant to look through his books and be able to speak to his teachers in depth. Also really nice to see the activities that help development and join in. Thanks for a lovely morning." Sarah


On Monday Mrs Scott came in to talk to the children all about Thanksgiving. She read them a story to explain what Thanksgiving is all about and why people celebrate it. All the children made pumpkin cookies and wrote a sentence about what they were thankful for.


Children in Need

We celebrated children in need today and talked about why we donate money and what it means to be a child in need. All of the children dressed up and we completed to some activities.

Here is what the children say about why we raise money...

"Maybe they don't have much food" - Imogen

"They might poorly" - Lysander

"To make them happy" - Ozzie

"Because they don't have enough stuff so we help them" - Reuben

"We are getting buns to help give them money" - Teddy
"so we can celebrate children in need who might need food and new homes" - Aurelia

"we give money" - Jordan

Year 6 Buddies

Year 6 buddies visit the reception children on a Friday afternoon. The children go into pairs and read together, the year 6 pupils enjoy being super role models and using their reading skills to share different types of books with the children.

Army visit

The soldiers came into talk about the important job that they do. They also reminded the children why we wear poppies and showed the children some of the equipment they use. 


One of our parents kindly brought in some grasshoppers into reception. We found out about grasshoppers, what they like and how we look after them. We talked about where grasshoppers would like to live and decided that the forest would be a good place to release them. 

We enjoy outdoor learning with Phil. This week we looked at the different trees in our forest area, learnt their names and talked about the different shaped leaves.  


We made diva lamps for Diwali. We talked about Diwali and how it is celebrated. We read the story of Rama and Sita. We enjoyed moulding and shaping the clay to create our lamps.


We made bread. We looked at the changes in the dough. We talked about Harvest and how bread is made. We talked about how the dough felt.

The Reception children enjoy their school lunches and are making healthy choices.

Reception class September 2017