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Cooking, carnival and more…

Wow! What a busy, fun-filled first half-term we have had in Reception! The children have settled well into their new setting and routines.

This week for Black History Month, we read the story; ‘So Much’ by Trish Cooke. Ask your child if they can retell the story to you.

We have been very busy baking banana cup cakes and chopping fruit to make delicious fruit smoothies! We used our reading and counting skills to follow the instructions.

We enjoyed celebrating carnival day in our costumes and showcasing our learned song and dance to ‘Kye Kye Kule’.

The children were really excited to learn the story of ‘Rama and Sita’ and the reasons why Diwali is celebrated in the Hindu religion. We enjoyed making Diva lamps out of salt dough and practised our colouring skills to make Rangoli pictures.

We are very proud of all the children’s hard work and their learning this term. We wish you all a restful and fun half-term holiday.

Love the Reception team.

Caribbean Week!

This week the children have been exploring the Caribbean for our Black History Month! We have been busy using print on t-shirts, in preparation for our ‘Carnival Day’ next week. We have also been designing head bands and making musical instruments; using empty milk bottles filled with beans to use as shakers at the Carnival!


To celebrate the month of Mary, we visited ‘Mary’s Garden’ and learned about the Rosary. We thought about Mary and said the Hail Mary.


Africa Week!

In Reception we enjoyed exploring Africa this week for our Black History Month celebrations!

We read the story ‘Handa’s surprise’ and we learnt about the fruit that grows and animals that live in Africa. We also explored African patterns and made African flags to celebrate the African countries our families come from… Next week we will be exploring the Caribbean!