Reception Home Learning WALL OF FAME!

This week’s home learning links to the story ‘Somebody Swallowed Stanley’ by Sarah Roberts. We are so proud of your efforts Reception! Please continue to share your home learning on Tapestry to make it onto our Hall of Fame.

Reception Home Learning WALL OF FAME!

This week’s home learning is influenced by the famous historical figure in the celebration of diversity and individuality… Elmer the Elephant! Reception you are amazing! Thank you for your hard work at home – keep it up!

Reception Home Learning WALL OF FAME!

We have been amazed at all of the fantastic learning happening at home! We thought it would we should show it off here! This home learning links to the story ‘The Snail and the Whale’ by Julia Donaldson.  

Reception Visit Whitehouse Farm

What a fantastic day we had at Whitehouse Farm! Every child was brilliantly behaved with such polite manners – they did Newsham proud!

A Very Busy First Half Term

It is hard to believe that we are coming to the end of our first half term in Reception. The children settled very quickly and, whilst learning the new routines, have also made a great start to phonics, maths and our topic ‘Are we There yet?’ One of the activities we enjoyed was going outside… More

EYFS Sports Day

On Monday 1st July, Nursery and Reception held their Sports Day. It was very successful and everyone had lots of fun. Thank you to everyone who came along to support the children.

Easter Curriculum Day in EYFS

On Thursday 4th April EYFS held an Easter Curriculum Day. Our grown ups were invited to come and take part in some Easter fun. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves, especially the children! Across the day we held a raffle, a tombola and a bake sale and from this we managed to raise a significant amount of… More

We have froglets!

Over the last few weeks we have watched our tadpoles change into little froglets. They have grown front and back legs and their tails have been absorbed. Soon Miss Ames will take them home and return them to their natural habitat in her Dad’s pond so they can turn into fully grown frogs.

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Last week in Reception, we celebrated Chinese New Year. To introduce the topic, we watched some video clips online and found out how children prepare for and celebrate Chinese New Year. We then completed a range of activities to help us consolidate our learning. We developed our fine-motor physical skills by practising picking things up… More


During the half-term break, Miss Ames visited her Dad’s garden and found some frogspawn in the pond. She brought it to school, along with an old fish tank and set it up on an investigation table. We watched closely for a few days and then the tadpoles began to hatch out from the eggs. Unfortunately, some of the… More