World Book Day!

All of the children looked fantastic dressed up as their favourite book characters. They showed great interest in one anothers outfit choices which lead to some brilliant book discussions. Lots of role play took play throughout the day and we even managed to put on our own production of Little Red Riding Hood. 

Shrove Tuesday

We had lots of fun learning all about the meaning of Shrove Tuesday. The children were keen to share their pancake experiences with one another, from pancakes falling on the floor to discussing their favorite toppings! We made our own pancake batter, created frying pans and had races, it was definitely a teamwork kind of day!

Ziggety Zaggety Zoom!

The children have loved our magical discoveries over the past few weeks, from cauldrons, to giant spell books the children have been so busy acting out stories, creating potions and making props!

Chinese New Year in Reception

We all enjoyed learning about and celebrating Chinese New Year with a real life expert Miss Chun!We made lots of music throughout the week and made up our very own dragon dances. We took on the role of animals and recreated the Great Race as well as practising using our fine motor skills to control chop sticks.

Peg the Penguin visits Gorseland!

The arrival of a mysterious box and clues got us all thinking… what could be inside? what animals eat fish etc… our detective skills led us to meet a new friend Peg the Penguin!The children had a busy week communicating with Peg and learning all about Antarctica and the animals that live their. We used our phonics to write lists of items we would take on our trip and then used our imaginations to role play our visit!

Creepy Crawlies in Reception

The children have enjoyed exploring the world of minibeasts and making real life discoveries over in forest schools… Who would have thought of using worms to do maths!We were also lucky to have Mrs Spicer bring in her pet Stick Insects for us to learn about… some of us were keen to take a risk, others were happy to sit back and watch other do the holding!

Building Blocks that Inspire in Reception!

The arrival of our new blocks has caused a lot of excitement! The children have been inspired to engage in lots of imaginative play from building jails to creating castles and look outs! All of the children and staff would like to say a massive thank you to the PFA for this purchase!

Reception’s Fruit Salad

This week we have been exploring fruits and vegetables and the importance of healthy eating. We were excited to receive a box of fresh fruits from our new friend Oliver who inspired us to make our own fruit salad. The children modelled excellent health and safety as they prepared the fruit which was a real hit at snack time! We even wrote our own reviews.

Dragons in Reception

Zog has taken a break from ‘Madam Dragon’s school’ this week and has visited Caterpillars and Butterflies!

We have had a super week where we have received lots of messages and tasks from Zog to complete including thinking of ways to rescue one of his valuable gold stars! The children have been keen to take on roles in their play, turning themselves into dragons and princesses by making props and using these to retell the story. They have thought of some imaginative ideas including building a Dragon’s cave, where they wrote their own no entry to people signs. 

Reception’s trip to the Bakery

The Butterflies and Caterpillars had a fantastic time walking to the bakery to buy their special Christmas treats on the last day of term. They were very excited to post all of their hand written letters to Santa to tell him what they want for Christmas. Before returning to school, the Butterflies and Caterpillars treated their grown ups to some songs from their recent Nativity performance. It was a lovely end to term one.