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Reception Class 2020

Next Visit Date Wednesday 16th October at 9.15am.  Please see Admissions link below for more information.




Year 1 Staff

Mrs Whittome

5.1 Teacher

Mrs Phillips

1.2 Teacher

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Birthday Cards

We enjoyed making birthday cards which we will use throughout the year to celebrate one another’s birthdays.


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Celebrating choosing time

We spotted patterns and compared the weight of different objects during our choosing time.


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Circle of Influence

Today we practised Habit 1: Be Proactive. We discussed what we are in control of. We realised that we are in control of ourselves and not in control of others. Here are some of the very sensible things we said:

“I can choose to use kind hands”

“I can choose to be nice to other people”

“I can’t choose the weather outside”


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Leaf Printing

We enjoyed printing with autumn leaves. We will share these on the habits tree in our classroom.


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Put first things first

We worked together to sort out what is more important and less important, so that we can put first things first.


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What I want to be like

1.2 Are beginning with the end in mind!

Today we shared what we want to be when we grow up. Here are some of our ideas:

“I want to be a nurse because they fix animals and people.”

“I want to be like William Buckland because I like dinosaurs”

“I want to be a fireman so I can take care of the world”

“I want to be like mummy because she makes nice cakes and wears necklaces”

“I want to be like Marshall because it’s a firefighter costume”

“I want to be like ghostbusters because they fight ghosts and it’s brave”

“I want to be a baker like my mummy because she makes super cakes”

“I want to be like my mummy because she makes my favourite food”

“I want to be a chef because you get money and cook food”

“I want to be a ballerina because I like dancing”

“I want to be a princess because they are kind”
“I want to be a nurse because they help people”


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Leader in Me

For the first 8 days of the Autumn term we have been introducing all the children to the 7 habits and our new whole school project: The Leader in Me.

Please see the link to our daily newsletters which introduced parents to each habit and our celebration day on Friday.

We are seeking to teach children that they are the leader of themselves and with the 7 habits they can become leaders of others.



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Identifying leaves

In Science we explored our school grounds using the woodland trust tree identification app. We had to observe different parts of each tree very carefully to help us identify it. We looked closely at the leaves, the branches, flowers and bark.

If you want to use the app at home you can find it here https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/trees-woods-and-wildlife/british-trees/identify-trees-with-our-tree-id-app/


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Identifying parts of a plant

We were very excited to welcome Robert Macfarlane into school to talk to us about trees. We were inspired by his passion and enthusiasm for plants and nature and learnt lots about swifts and horse chestnut trees.


Year 1

Identifying parts of a tree

We were very excited to welcome Robert Macfarlane into school to talk to us about trees. We were inspired by his passion and enthusiasm for plants and nature and learnt lots about swifts and horse chestnut trees.


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Journey Sticks

We used our close observation skills to explore our school grounds and create a journey stick to remind us of our walk. We loved identifying the different items we collected and trying to work out which plant they had come from.


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R.E and Visitor

We had a great time exploring Christianity with our lovely visitor from a local church. We learnt about three different stories from the Christian bible and discussed how Jesus was a good friend to people around him. Then we explored whether it was easy or hard for Jesus to show friendship to others and refleted on times in our own lives when it can be easy or difficult to be a good friend.


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Seasonal Changes

We discussed how trees change throughout the year and described what the weather is like in our country in each season.


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We have been learning the difference between capacity and volume. We worked as a team to pour water and label cups with words and phrases like ‘nearly empty’ and ‘more than half full’.



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We have really enjoyed the start of our plants topic! We have been exploring our school grounds and investigating the different trees and plants. We used our observation skills to look closely at the leaves, bark, branches and flowers on the trees to help us identify them.



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Castles Day

From the very beginning of the day, the children imagined themselves living in a castle. Through role-play, they experienced life as it would have been during 1145, using authentic tools and materials. Throughout the day they were involved in the issues of the time and began to learn about lots of different aspects including
Making a leather finger guard to protect your fingers when doing archery
Rope-making and braiding wool to edge collars and cuffs
Working with the wise woman to dispense cures for a variety of illnesses
Making clay gargoyles for the great hall
Making a leather purse to store keepsakes
Creating scent bags to dispel the smells of the castle
Making a sample of woollen weaving

Throughout all this activity, there were knights and hunters outside, protecting the castle and hunting for food for our feast! They managed to hunt wild pig, rabbit and a large number of rats! They also managed to save the castle from the attack of the dastardly Sir Geoffrey!

To celebrate the defeat of the enemy and managing to defend the castle, the children joined in a huge banquet! Servants did a wonderful job of serving bread, cheese, fruit and biscuits to the knights and performers and everyone was entertained by jesters, singers, dancers and a jousting tournament.
What a wonderful day we will remember it forever. Thank you very much to the volunteers who joined us on the day.



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Measuring dragon’s footprints!

This morning Year 1 have investigated which dragon has the longest foot. We talked about how to measure accurately and used cubes to measure how long each different foot is.

“The blue one is shorter than the yellow one.” Marley

“The yellow dragon’s foot is longer than the blue one.” Dua



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World Book Day

To celebrate World Book Day on Thursday 7th March, all pupils at Queen Edith dressed up as animals! Look below at some of our lovely photos.

We all linked our English work to the book Welcome by Barroux. Reception children made their own islands inspired by those in the book. Year 1 designed a welcoming place for the monkeys from the story to stay in. Year 4 wrote inner monologues imagining that they were in that situation. Later Years pupils looked at Welcome and also Leaf, The Day War Came, The Island and The Arrival and found out about refugees around the world before writing diary entries, imagining that they were in that situation.




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Building castles:

This week year one have been exploring how to build strong structures by designing and creating Mott and Bailey Castles. Lots of skills were used to build these castles- paper mache for the motte, rolling clay to hold up the fences around the bailey and painting the castles. Some people even integrated closing drawbridges into their castles! Fantastic teamwork was displayed by all.