24 September 2021
This week the Reception Diamonds have been drawing self-portraits. They used a mirror to look at their face and thought carefully about where their features should go. Afterwards, they decorated a frame for their portrait using paint and collage materials. Thomas, Frida and Ariyah
9 September 2021
Reception Diamonds have been enjoying their first few days in school. They have been exploring their learning environment, making new friends and trying out a range of fun activities.
7 May 2021
This week the Diamonds have been constructing. By using constructing kits, 3D shapes or reclaimed materials they have been building, stacking and designing everything from a wooden chalet to a ladybird and a rocket. We have been learning about the faces of 3D shapes and the body parts of ladybirds. Did you know that ladybirds…
29 April 2021
We have been busy in Reception finding out about minibeasts in our Bug Research Lab, in the garden and at the playground. We found an ant, a beetle, a fly and a centipede at the playground. In the classroom we have been drawing labelled diagrams and painting pictures of minibeasts after looking closely at their…
5 November 2020
We held our annual Reception Ball Dance on the last day of the first half of the Autumn term. Everyone dressed up to the nines and had rehearsed their dance until it was just right. The hall was decorated with bunting, some staff had been invited and the ball began with many a curtsey and…
15 October 2020
This week in Reception Diamonds we have been eagerly awaiting the Cinderella Ball Dance to round off our Familiar Stories topic. We have discussed the key events in the story, described the main characters, made bunting and written invitations. Here are some signs to tell guests how to get to the ball. The rehearsals have…
1 October 2020
We also created Autumn tree pictures and discussed what happens to the leaves during Autumn.
1 October 2020
It feels as if the Diamonds have been with us forever, already! They have settled so quickly and got to know each other so well. We have read and talked about two familiar stories this term: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle and Owl Babies by Martin Waddell. We acted the stories out, painted…
18 June 2020
The Diamonds have been making cereal box aquariums. We chose sea creatures, coral, seaweed and sand to go on the ‘sea bed’. Can you spot a pufferfish, a narwhal, an octopus and even a whale?