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Introducing the Rocking Bluebirds! | 25 May 2018

What a super last week of this half term we have had in Bluebirds!  Not only did we have a sunny sports day, we also baked biscuits, decorated them and made a rock band for our exit point.  Take a look at the photos below to see how much fun we had.  See if your …

A Plea For Pre-Loved Books | 18 May 2018

Please could you have a little search at home to see if there are any unwanted books that are still in a lovely condition for you to bring into school.  As in previous years, we intend to have a book sale where all proceeds go to the Reading Tents for Africa charity.  The books will …

Shout out for shoe boxes and egg boxes! | 09 May 2018

Do you have any shoe boxes, cereal boxes or egg boxes?  Bluebirds and Robins would love it if you could donate them for a special project we are doing next week.  All will be revealed!  Thank you in advance, we really appreciate it.

Not So Muddy ‘Muddy Puddle’ Day For EYFS! | 08 May 2018

Today we had the second of our ‘Muddy Puddle’ days in the glorious sunshine!  We learned about different art techniques that involve water, such as marbling and watercolours.  Then we had a go ourselves at creating some masterpieces!  It was great to explore how each technique worked. After all of that fun, it was lovely …

Reception Have a Heatwave! | 18 Apr 2018

Today, Reception children took part in their entry point for our new topic of Treasure, Sand and Water).  We had a tropical beach set up with sea, sand, rockpools and ships for the children to explore.  It was lovely to see the children paddling, snorkelling, sailing, fishing, diving and building sandcastles.  After all of the …

Please find below the links for both the homework grid and the knowledge organiser about our new topic, which is ‘Treasure, Sand and Water’.  The homework grid is in the same format as last half term, and the knowledge organiser gives you information and key questions about what the children will be learning in the …

Reception notice – Treasure, sand and water items | 17 Apr 2018

Hello everyone, we hope that you had a lovely holiday and are well rested.  This is just a reminder about our entry point tomorrow for our new topic ‘Treasure, sand and water’.  Please make sure that your child brings in something related to the topic TOMORROW (Wednesday 18th April).  For example, a bucket and spade, …

Fabulous Fruit Salads for Bluebirds! | 29 Mar 2018

As an exit point for our topic on ‘Fabulous Food and Plants’ we made a scrumptious fruit salad using the fruit that we bought yesterday at Morrisons.  The children learned different techniques for preparing the fruit, such as the ‘bridge’ and ‘claw’ cutting skills and also peeling skills.  It was great to see the children …

Bluebirds Become Coeliac Champions! | 29 Mar 2018

Today two of our children, Max and Maddie, became the teachers in Bluebirds!  They are both coeliacs and therefore have a special diet which contains no gluten.  They explained to the class how they can become poorly if they eat wheat, barley or rye… even if they are cooked inside things.  They answered questions from …

Reception go wild in the aisles! | 28 Mar 2018

Today we visited Morrisons to buy ingredients to make a fruit salad.  The children were fantastic at walking safely there and back, searching for different foods from their shopping lists and sampling various fruits.  They then took their items to a checkout and scanned in each one so that they could pay for it using …
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