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Reception – ‘Donaldson and Jeffers’ Blog

17 May 2022

Music To My Ears

Reception enjoyed a music session with Mr Benson. We recapped some of the instruments we learnt about previously. We learnt that when people sing as a group it is called a choir. The style of singing was ‘my turn, your turn’, the children listened first then sang what we had heard. We had lots of […]

12 May 2022

Reception Children Spring into Action

In Reception we have continued our focus on Spring and have spent lots of time outdoors! We have read a variety of fiction and non-fiction books linking to Spring, as well as other versions of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. We discovered so many signs of Spring this week in Forest School. I wonder if any […]

15 December 2020

Festive Fun!

In Forest School Donaldson class read one of their advent stories ‘Pick a Pine Tree’. They spotted some pine trees in the forest and decorated them, they had to be careful as they were prickly! Their forest looked very festive afterwards!

01 December 2020

Tom and the Island of Dinosaurs

Reception/Year 1’s story of the week has been ‘Tom and the Island of Dinosaurs’ which they have absolutely loved! The children were excited to find a letter in a bottle just like the one Katy had sent. They wrote letters back to Katy asking her questions to help them find out where she was. The […]

13 October 2020

Who’s that trip trapping over my bridge?

This morning we have been very busy building a bridge for the Billy Goats Gruff to cross. We also made traps for the mean troll.

14 November 2019


What an exciting week it’s been! On Tuesday we had some very special visitors, The Owl Man and his wonderful collection of owls. The children all listened carefully to the interesting facts that we were told about each of the owls. We were very fortunate to see one of the owls fly across the hall! […]

08 October 2019

Happy Harvest

This week has been a very busy one for the children in Reception. We focused on Harvest and taught the children all about the importance of helping, sharing and taking care of others through the traditional tale ‘The Little Red Hen’. We learnt about how farmers harvest their crops using powerful machines called combine harvesters. […]

24 September 2019

Another Successful Week In Wales And Scotland

We have had another successful week in Wales and Scotland class. The children are becoming confident with the daily routines and their independence is growing enormously. We have continued our daily Read Write Inc. sessions which are proving to be very popular! The children enjoyed their second PE and swimming sessions where they demonstrated confidence […]

16 March 2019


STEM week in Reception got off to a flying start on Monday when the RAF Juno landed on our field! Flight Lieutenants Tom Knapp and PJ Howard answered our questions and  showed us around the aircraft. One Reception child said “This is the best day ever!’ STEM, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics […]