Grouping and Sorting Animals

In our Science lesson this week, we’ve been looking at different animals and thinking about the similarities and differences between them. We then used the similarities to group our animals with other, similar animals. How do you think Lily, Aaliayah, Alfie and Evie Leigh have sorted the animals below:

SCARF workshop

Today Reception were very lucky to have a special visit from Rachel from SCARF coram life education. We met Harold the happy, healthy giraffe and talked about our bodies. We learnt what to do to keep ourselves healthy and happy. We also learnt about what is inside our bodies and what keeps our organs and bones healthy.

Being Anglo Saxon Boy

Our book in English this half term is ‘Anglo-Saxon Boy’ by Tony Bradman. We have read the first three chapters and been introduced the main character, Magnus, and his family.   1065: Magnus is the son of Harold Godwinson, lord of the Southern Saxons and ruthlessly ambitious claimant to the throne of England. Overnight, Magnus finds himself cast centre-stage in the blood-soaked family feud that led to one of history’s most famous battles. This is Read more…


We looked closely today at different features of a Synagogue and what each feature was used for. We learnt about the Torah, The Aron Kodesh, The Bimah, The Ner Tamid, Tallit, Stained glass windows and the Siddur. We made our own Ner Tamid. Inside the bowl we decorated it with drawings of all the special objects inside the Synagogue and we used tissue paper to represent the eternal flame.

Brilliant Balances!

This half term we are studying Gymnastics again in PE and are focusing on balancing. We started by talking about what a balance was and the different parts of our body we could balance on. We revised some key vocabulary: Patches – large parts of our body (such as back, front, bottom) Points – smaller parts of our body (such as hands, feet, knees, elbows etc) Points of contact – the places our body touches Read more…

Danger, Risk or Hazard?

This week in RHE we have been thinking about dangers, risks and hazards. We learnt that, although the terms are used interchangeably, they have distinct definitions. Danger: Something that will definitely cause you harm Hazard: Something that could cause you harm Risk: An action that you take in a hazardous situation For example, a hazard would be a busy road and the risk would be crossing the road. We then had to sort out a Read more…

Fair and unfair

In RHE we have been looking at what is fair and what is unfair. We looked at different situations and voted whether we thought it was fair or not. If it was not fair, we discussed what could of been done differently to make it fair.  We made a kindness cloud which we wrote how we would share fairness, respect and kindness to others.

Hooked into the Vikings

To help us get into our new topic of the Anglo Saxons and the Vikings, we had a study into Sutton Hoo and some of the items found there. We experienced the weight of the some of the equipment that the average Viking had to travel with with some fake replicas including swords, axes, war horns, and helmets.

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