Happy Summer Holiday

Well done Reception!

Reception have had a fantastic year and we are all so proud of them!

I would like to say thank you for all the wonderful presents and cards we received it means so much!


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I hope you have a wonderful summer and I can’t wait to see you all in September for Year 1!!!

Mrs Bickle


Kirkley Hall

Reception had a fantastic trip to Kirkley Hall the children loved exploring the zoo and learning about lots of wonderful animals. Thank you to all the parents who helped us on the trip!

What animals can you see?



Reception had a very exciting day on Friday visiting their new classroom!

Everyone enjoyed the day and they created some fantastic art work for our new class in September.

We also made our own post box for all the wonderful writing we are going to do in Year 1!


Super Busy Friday!



How amazing have Reception been today!

I am so impressed with all their hard work today.

Our celebration assembly was a great success! Thank you to everyone who joined us in our celebration.


I apologise again for the technology break down!  We have printed the photos of children to send home so that you can get a chance to see your child’s pictures. Unfortunately due to sports day we didn’t have time to send them out! We promise to send them out on Monday!

All the children were fantastic at sports day!

Well done everyone!

Mrs Bickle



Positional Language

The children have enjoyed using the Bee Bots to explore position. They programmed  the Bee bots to move between characters from The Three Little Pig story.

Haydn – We travelled around the world with the bee bots

Isaac A – You can move up down left and right.

Jason – You can turn it around to go to different places.

Outside we measured the distance between the houses in The Three Little Pigs.


Daisy – The stick house and straw were the shortest distance because there were 11 metres.

Theo – We saw that the brick house was 13 metres away from the stick house because there was more space and distance.

Ted – Each sticks had 100 centimetres!

Haydn – We counted them and it was 10 and 12 metres.

Lots of children challenged me today with lots of super hard maths, I even had to find a calculator to check my answers!

Daisy – There were tricky sums.

Matthew – There was 100 and a 1000.

We have also looked at our families and ordered them from the youngest to the oldest.


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We are starting to get excited about Year 1 now! To help with the transition from Monday Reception will enter school through the library. This will support children in September as they will be used to the process. The lunch menu and bands will be next to the Library entrance.

Have a super weekend

Mrs Bickle and Reception



Good Friends Make the World!

This week in Reception the children have been thinking about what makes a good friend!

They enjoyed telling each other why they were a good friend!

They also made a friendship chain to share how they were going to be a good friend!


As a class we decided good friends:

Are Kind


Look After Each Other

Say Nice Things

Play Well

Are Caring

We have also played well together to create wonderful buildings from around the world!



I wonder what super builder creations we will think of next week!

Talking homework – Talk about different buildings around Newcastle – what shapes can you see?

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Talking Points – Science

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Reception were victorious in their STEM week because of all the wonderful designing and experimenting they completed!

I thought it would be nice to share some photos so Reception can talk about all the super things they did!

Making solids from milk and vinegar:


Talking homework – What did we do to make the vinegar turn solid?

Turning Flowers red:


How can  you turn flowers red?


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This week we have started to use our new workbook as part of transition into Year 1.

Reception worked together to create  a new role-play area a construction shop for some little pigs, can you guess which ones?

On Friday everyone had lots of fun in their pyjamas!

Have a super weekend,

Mrs Bickle



Welcome to the Bug Hotel!

This week in our Forest School session I was so impressed with Reception! The children are all using the area so creatively and enthusiastically.

Daisy began the session by showing everyone an acorn – which many have been mistaking the pinecones in our area for. Today we made sure that all the pinecones we found were being correctly named ‘pinecones’.

The children worked in small groups to help make a Bug Hotel. They collected a range of natural resources and built a structure any stray insect would gladly investigate… Jason even made a sign, just to make sure they knew where to go.


A group of boys worked together to make a den using netting and logs. They demonstrated excellent collaborative skills as the constructed the den and happy to tell everyone how they made their den and how to use it.

The children have been practising using our new fire pit area. All the children have to follow the fire pit rules and, once they have mastered these, we have promised to have a real fire! We sang campfire songs all together with our fantastic voices, we are so nearly ready for the real deal.

At the end of the session the children shared their favourite things about Forest School and what they would like to do next…

Matthew, ‘I like making dens, but only for a short time.’

Charlotte, ‘I hope lots of bugs visit our hotel!’

Charlie, ‘I really want a real fire!’

Thanks for a fantastic session everyone.

Ms Owens

P.S Talk homework: Can you find out about any insects that might visit our hotel? I want to make a long list, so try and find as many as you can…