Reception Visit Whitehouse Farm

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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!

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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

Tadpoles!

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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

World Book Day 2019

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This week we celebrated World Book Day with the rest of the school. We were invited to dress up as a book character – our costumes were fantastic! The theme this year was ‘Share a Story’. Some children brought in their favourite story to read with a friend. We also played a game called ‘Name… More

Making Pizza

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Recently in Reception we have been reading ‘The Little Red Hen’ and as part of this we made bread. We loved the bread baking so much that when we read ‘The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza’, we had to make some pizza too! Firstly, we followed our bread recipe from last week to make… More

Making Bread

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Last week we made bread as part of our learning about The Little Red Hen story. First, we bought the ingredients from our ‘shop’ – Next we weighed the ingredients and mixed them all together – When the dough was ready, we rolled it into balls and put it in the oven – We enjoyed the finished product… More