Reception enjoyed visiting the library this week. We walked there from school, being very careful when crossing the roads. We listened to Ms Deborah read us a story about a library, then got to choose our own book to take home. Then Ms Deborah gave us all our very own library cards so we can go back to the library with our families and take books home to read!

Reception have been learning all about the celebrations of Diwali and Bonfire Night. The children enjoyed making Diva lamps out of clay and carefully painted them with beautiful patterns. We also made fireworks pictures, and had lots of fun flicking different colours of paint onto the paper to create the firework effect.

This term Reception are reading ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’. We went on our very own bear hunt around the school and enjoyed acting out the story together. We went stumbling through the forest, and splashing in the water. We even found a scary bear hiding in the cave, who chased us all back home! 


As a hook for our T4W Owl Babies we met some real life birds of prey. We were really lucky to be hold some of these incredible animals.



In Reception, we had an Eid Party to celebrate the Muslim festival of Eid ul Fitr. The day before the party we  made some delicious Eid biscuits. On the day of the party, we dressed up in our party clothes, shared delicious food and did lots of dancing! Some of us had our hands decorated with henna patterns. We all had so much fun!


As part of our Literacy Hook for ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’, we went to Mudchute Farm to see some real goats. We met many amazing animals and we fed them too!


In Reception we have been planting potatoes, onions and carrots in our growing area.

We took part in a national ‘Writing a Riddle Competition’.  Twelve of our children have been chosen to have their riddle published in a book! The children were awarded with a certificate and a book mark.

We made pancakes in Reception today to celebrate ‘Pancake Tuesday’ . We decorated them with strawberries, bananas, golden syrup, fresh cream and sprinkles and they were delicious!


Reception went to visit the local Ascension church as part of the Newham POW competition. The children had lots of fun learning about all the things that Christians do at a church. They went on a cross hunt and played with some of the instruments.


During ‘Aspirations Week’ we looked at the different job roles that people have. We dressed up and had lots of fun taking on the role of some of these people.

Today in reception we had a Royal Banquet as a hook for the story ‘Tiny King’. The children dressed up in their fancy clothes and wore their special crowns they had made. 


On Tuesday 7th December, we all went to Custom House library for a fantastic story time session. We sang songs and listened to a story about a crocodile.


In Reception we went for an ‘Autumn Walk’ and collected lots of leaves. In class we did some leaf printing and made some hedgehogs.

In Reception we have been learning about Diwali and why it is celebrated by Hindus and Sikhs. We made our own ‘Divas’ using clay. We painted them with bright colours and decorated them.


In Reception we learnt about what happens during the ‘Harvest Festival’.  We looked at where wheat comes from and how bread is made. We then made some bread rolls



As a hook for the Owl Babies, we had a fantastic bird of prey workshop. We met some magnificent birds including an owl and a kookaburra.