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20.1.21 Recognition Board

We just wanted to say how proud we are of  you all. You are amazing us with the work you are submitting each day. This week we would like to recognise the following children for their work: Makenzie, for her super tricky word rainbow that she created, great work Makenzie! Super Firebird from Evie inspired […]

Hello and welcome to our virtual recognition post. Each we week will pick three pieces of work we would like to congratulate the children on and show everybody what we’ve all been up to in our remote learning. This  week we have chosen: Thelma’s story map of ‘The Three Little Pigs’ which is fantastic and […]


Hello and welcome back, we are amazed at how well the children have settled  back into school life. They have been very happy to be back and to be able to play with their friends. This week have been busy preparing for our part in the performance. This week we have enjoyed decorating the tree […]


We’ve had another busy week in Reception, we’ve continued with our ‘Light and Dark’ topic. This week we’ve learnt about light sources and explored them, made a lamp,  and explored shadows. In literacy we’ve read a non-fiction book about owls then sorted fiction and non-fiction facts and wrote some labels. In maths we’ve explored 2D […]


Over the last week in Reception we have learnt  about Remembrance Day and Bonfire Night. We’ve made our own poppies, painted poppy pictures, created firework pictures and made our own sparkler biscuit. We’ve started our new topic ‘Light and Dark’ and talked about what we already know and what we’d like to find out.  This […]


Hello and welcome back, we hope you are well rested and ready for the second half of the Autumn term. This week we have learnt about Remembrance Day and Bonfire Night. We have made our own poppies and firework pictures. This week in maths we have consolidated what we’ve learnt about numbers 1-10. In literacy […]


Half term is almost here and the children have had a very busy first half term in Reception. They have settled amazingly especially given we are in a middle of a pandemic, something we’ve never experienced before in teaching. They know the routines, behaviours expected and settled well into school life at Hartsbourne. Over the […]


This week we have continued with our Colour topic and have been busy making art based on ‘The Dot’. We’ve made our own dot paintings based on the story by drawing a dot and printing different sized circles around it and we’ve made Kandinsky Concentric Circle pictures. We’ve also made our own leaf monsters and […]


This week we’ve continued with our ‘Colour’ topic. We’ve also spent time in the nature reserve going on a colour hunt. We’ve made bubble paintings, completed patterns using peg boards, marble painting,  made our own numbers using multilink cubes and spent time junk modelling. We also completed our first experiment, where we thought might happen […]

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