Last Week of Term!


Posted by lroberts | Posted in General News | Posted on 15-12-2015

Everything has been going so fast! It’s the last week of the Autumn term and looking back on our Blog, we can see how busy we have all been!

This week we got the privilege of seeing the Key-Stage 2 production which we really enjoyed!

This week we have been working hard as Santa’s little helpers, designing, wrapping and fixing the presents for Christmas day!
We have even been giving gifts to each other and  talking about how gifts make us feel when we give and receive them.

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Here we are sporting our PE kits and headbands that we made especially for our class production. We were so proud to sing to our parents on the big stage!


This week we have also been exploring ice. We have been talking about how ice freezes, and why it melts. We have been using our senses to describe how it feels and talking about the ice might be melting when we hold it in our hands.

Why do you think ice melts when you hold it?

What is ice made from?

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This week we have also been creating a variety of different decorations, from snow-cone men, to glittery Christmas trees! We have even been making bead decorations that look like candy canes!

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We have also spent a lot of time this week making and writing out Christmas cards for our family and friends. Here a few of the designs we have made.

Have you been given any Christmas cards? Who were they from?

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As you can see We have had a very busy term here in RR class. We do hope you will continue to visit us and would love to hear more of your comments on our work.

We hope you all have a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Reception children working hard with Christmas on the way!


Posted by lroberts | Posted in General News | Posted on 02-12-2015

Reception have been working hard this week to learn about capacity. we have been comparing the sixes of different containers and talking about whether we think they are full, nearly full, half full, half empty, nearly empty or empty.

We have also been writing on post-its to label these containers.

Can you see our fantastic writing? 

We have also been exploring capacity using rice and different sized containers. We have enjoyed filling the containers and using these to show our teachers how well we understand the language of capacity.


Look out containers are empty!


Look, our containers are nearly empty!


This week we have also been trying our hands at cracking the codes to untangle the chain! It’s been tricky, but we have used our number knowledge to match the correct key to the lock.

Did you match any of the keys?


We also had an impromptu game of buses! We had a fantastic time and all played really well together. Some of us were drivers, some of us were ticket collectors and some of us were conductors! We went to the beach and saw lots of different things on the way! We really enjoyed ourselves!

Can you spot the driver?

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 As usual we have had so many experiences this week and have been working really hard! The writing area is always full of keen artists and writers, we have been using the book corner to play families and we have been spending time with out friends building train tracks and reading books.

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What do you like to with your friends in class?


We also finished our baubles for the Christmas bazaar. However, there is one more step to go! We think you’re going to love the final result!

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Check out some of the amazing artwork we have produced this week! (and it’s only Wednesday!) We are so proud with our work and love to make things for our friends. We have even been trying to make paper chains this week to decorate the classroom!

We have been continuing to practice our songs for the Christmas production and our ‘Star song’ really is beautiful. We have actions for the song and we are going to have special head bands for the performance! We don;t want to give too much away…for now.

Reception Welcomes Winter!


Posted by lroberts | Posted in General News | Posted on 17-11-2015


The story is about the friendship between a Hedgehog and a Rabbit and about how much they will miss one another while the hedgehog hibernates for winter. the hedgehog leaves a message for the rabbit in the bark of a tree.

Can you remember what the hedgehog wrote?

So in class we have been doing some wintery things!


things like paying in the snow! We have even been trying to write some letters in the snow!


We have been using stamps and glitter to make the most colourful and sparkly pictures too! Look at us working so hard and so nicely together!

What do you like to make pictures of? 


This week we have also continued to explore 2D and 3D shapes. We have been using shapes to make pictures with, using rubber band boards to make 2D shapes and exploring the qualities of 3D shapes.

What 2D and 3D shapes can you name? 


Look at how hard we have been practising our writing; and it’s only Tuesday!!

We have been practising writing the new sounds we have learnt, taking registers in our role-play area and writing our own names!

Way to go guys!


Monsters invade Aveley Primary School!


Posted by lroberts | Posted in General News | Posted on 14-10-2015


It really has been a busy and exciting week so far!

On Monday we were very lucky to have seen the Not Now Bernard show which also included some other monster stories that we know. We really enjoyed joining in with some of the sounds and we really loved the monster! The lovely people even let us have our picture taken with the monster! Look at our scary monster faces!

Who else saw the show? Did you enjoy it?

We have had our weekly music lesson. We have been learning new songs and some dance moves that go with them. We really enjoy our music lessons.


We added Miss Roberts and Mrs McPherson to the behaviour chart!

Can you spot their faces on the Super-star?


Elsa got our very first ‘see Miss Shadbolt’ Sticker which was very special. Miss Shadbolt came to see her amazing work and was really impressed!  Elsa made an amazing copy of the butterfly picture that she liked and carefully selected the colours she used to make them just alike! We could hardly tell them apart!


We have been learning our numbers and about how important it is to say ‘one number name for each’ when we are counting. We have been looking  out for different numerals and matching them with the right number of objects. We’re definitely on our way to being mathematicians!


Some of us have been showing how we are making friends and making cards and gifts for each other in class and some of the creations have been magical!

Who are your special friends in class?


In PE we are learning how to play football! We have been controlling the ball using little kicks and playing frozen statue games. Sometimes our footballs get away from us, but with the help of our friends we always manage to find them again!

Which sports do you like to play? We would love to know!

Reception Kids Dress to Impress!


Posted by lroberts | Posted in General News | Posted on 06-10-2015

So far this week, RR class have been dressing up as the people who help us.


So far we have had firefighters, Vets, Doctors and Postal Workers!

We have also been working really hard in our key groups, talking about class rules, what we would like to learn about and looking at our All About Me books.


Here we are in our key groups!



We have also been exploring our new art area, building houses for the animals and some of us have even made pictures for our special friends in class!