This week’s Reception Class Forest School session once again focussed on the number 5-exploring ways of making 5 and how to count on from an amount (less than 5) in order to make 5. The children did this using natural items that they found in 
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Last week Reception Class continued to learn about Diwali. They made clay divas, and designed their own Rangoli patterns and had a special visit from Mrs Kaur who helped them celebrate Diwali. The children enjoyed wearing bindis, bracelets and headscarves and hearing about how Mrs 
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Reception Class made the most of the beautiful autumn sunshine this afternoon at Forest School. They continued with their focus on Rangoli patterns and how to make them in different shapes: tear-drop, arches and stars.  Afterwards they were given cards with numbers (and pictorial representations 
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Last week, Henrietta delivered books about birthday celebrations. Reception Class enjoyed listening to ‘Kipper’s Birthday’, by Mick Inkpen, and a non-fiction book about birthdays around the world. Bertie the Bee even found a poem about a birthday cake made out of mud, which inspired the 
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This week in class the children have been reading the book ‘Mud Pies and Other Recipes’, by Marjorie Winslow and Erik Blegvard, so this afternoon Mrs Andrews took them into the Forest School area to make some mud pies! The children dug their own soil, 
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Last week Henrietta delivered the book ‘Pumpkin Soup’, by Helen Cooper, along with a recipe for pumpkin soup! The children enjoyed using pumpkin seeds to make the tricky words they have learnt,  and also used them for counting and to help act out the story 
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Reception Class had a fantastic end of half term forest school session, learning about the plants and animals in the habitat and enjoying toasting (and eating) marshmallows! Thank you Mrs Andrews.
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Last week Henrietta left a note for Reception Class and asked them to follow a trail of  flowers to find a surprise! They followed the flowers through the school until they arrived at the eco garden and found the story book ‘Titch’, by Pat Hutchins, 
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Last week Henrietta the Hedgehog delivered ‘Dear Zoo’, by Rod Campbell, and Bertie the Bee left the rhyme ‘Incy Wincy Spider’ for the class to enjoy. They were given a challenge to create a web for the homeless spiders, using only the string, scissors and 
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In Maths last week, Reception Class listened to the story ‘A Squash and A Squeeze’, by Julia Donaldson, to help them learn about comparing quantities, and using the vocabulary of more and fewer. They put animals and people into two houses, counted them and then 
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