Autumn 2

Week 1

This week we have started our new topic On the High Street. The children have enjoyed exploring our new Doctors Surgery role play areas in the classrooms.

We have also had a busy week celebrating Bonfire Night and Diwali. The children created beautiful firework marble paintings. They decorated our house outdoors for Diwali and role played celebrating. Each child also made their very own diva using clay.

Week 2

Reception children raised money for Children in Need by dressing in spots and making Pudsey Bear masks and pictures.

As part of our friendship week, we role-play looking after each other in our role-play doctor’s surgery.

Week 3

We read the story ‘Owl Babies’ and role-played the story with puppets and mask.
We thought about how the baby owls were feeling and made pictures. We wrote about the beginning, middle and end of the story. In mathematics, we counted worms, insects and mice for the owls to eat.

Week 4

We have been learning about dental hygiene and healthy eating.
We wrote instructions to remind our friends how to brush their teeth. 

We timed ourselves brushing our teeth for two minutes and discussed the importance of brushing our teeth twice a day.

In assembly, we carried out Tilly the tooth fairy challenge by putting eggshells into water, milk and fizzy drinks. After observing the eggs every day for a week we found out…

“the shell in the fizzy drink turned a darker colour and started to crack.” Viraj

“it’s better to drink water because it doesn’t rot your teeth” Sahajpreet.

“if you have sugar you have to brush your teeth” Ayaat.

Autumn 1

September 2018

This week we have been excited to welcome our new reception children. The children have arrived to school on time and dressed smartly in their school uniforms. In class we have been learning about Grove school and the school expectations;

Our expectations are:
•  we are kind and don’t hurt others or their feelings
•  we respect all property
•  we always try to do our best
•  we are honest and tell the truth
•  we are good listeners and thoughtful speakers
•  we always treat others as we would want to be treated.


The children have been exploring their new classrooms and making new friendships. At the end of the week the children took home their Grove book bags to share stories at home with their families and a copy of their name card to practise forming the letters in their name correctly.


Week 2

This week the children attended Reception full time and stayed for lunch. They were particularly excited on Friday for pizza and chips.

The children have also been working hard with their reading and writing.

Week 3

This week the children have put on their waterproofs and their warm coats and have explored the outdoor environment. They have experimented with construction materials to make homes for their pets and even a digger to make the homes! Painting in the outdoor was a huge hit with the children as they mixed their colours and painted outdoor friezes.

Week 4

The school theme of the week is Road Safety.

Reception had a special visit from the school Lollypop person who talked to us about crossing the road safely. Outdoor we role-played crossing the road safely using a zebra crossing.

We learnt the song 'King of the Road' and made posters for homework reminding us to.. STOP, LOOK and LISTEN!

Week 5

We have had a very exciting week. On Tuesday we met Mo, the Animal Man. He showed us a real life snake, hen, chameleon, rabbit, cockroach and tarantula. The children were extremely brave and stroked and held the animals.

Week 6
Thank you to all the families who joined reception during parents evening and our reading and phonics workshops.

Children showed off their skills in segmenting and blending CVC words such as h-a-t.

Staff modelled using the online reading resource, bug club.

We hope the children in reception enjoy reading online books at home.


Week 8

Congratulations to the children who read their school book at home and changed their reading book bags in school every week during the first half of the autumn term.

These children were awarded certificates in assembly.


Congratulations to the 48 children in reception who came to school every day in the first half of the autumn term. Children with 100% attendance were awarded certificates and book marks.


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