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West Denton Primary School

‘A Stepping Stone into the Future’

Autumn B

Week 3

 Rosie's Walk

Our story of the week is "Rosie's Walk" by Pat Hutchins.  We took an aerial photo of our group story maps.  We used position words and the maps to retell the story in the correct order.

 Where is Fox?

In Maths we were challenged to spot and describe 'Where is Fox?'

Week 2

 Children in Need

Thank you to all the families who have helped us to support Children in Need once again this year by sending their children in non-uniform and giving donations.  What a fab day we have had, and we raised money for a great cause at the same time!  The children enjoyed decorating their own spotty cupcakes and tried the fundraising activity 'hook a duck' from the story "Pudsey's Great Fundraiser". 

 Dipal's Diwali

Reception listened to a story about Dipal and his family celebrating the Diwali festival of light.  As part of our finger challenges this week we created jewelled pathways for Sita and made rangoli patterns.

 Diva Lamp

We used salt dough to create a diva lamp.  The children painted and decorated them with jewels.  I think you’ll agree they look amazing!

Week 1

 Theo and the Velvet Onesies

Reception were fascinated to learn children had to sleep underground during the war to stay safe in London.  We found out that the prime minister Winston Churchill's siren suit was the original onesie! 

 Lest We Forget

Reception observed the two minute silence on Remembrance Day.  We watched the Cbeebies animation 'Poppies' and talked about how the rabbit was feeling. The children used loose parts to make their own poppy designs. 


This week the children have been using the song 'Five Little Peas' when looking at the number 5.  They have been making collections of 5 using a hand template and then a die frame. The children soon realised that if you put two die frames together there are 10 in total - "5 and another 5 make 10 altogether".

 Sparks in the Sky

As the children have been celebrating Bonfire night this weekend, we based a discussion around what sights, smells and sounds they could hear as the fireworks produced their lovely bright colours in our dark sky. We enjoyed reading and looking at our story of the week "Sparks in the Sky" and based a classroom discussion around the story. The children were very excited to tell everyone about their own experiences. 

Fireworks Crafts

We made our bonfire night pictures using a range of media.  This included collage, mono prints and chalks.  Reception used the bonfire themed pattern cards and paintbrushes to mark make.

 Edible Sparklers

Reception made edible fireworks.  We used icing and sprinkles to make our designs.  They were delicious!

 Bonfire Night Brave Writing

Our independent brave write this week was all about bonfire night.  We used a robot 'Fred talk' voice to sound out words.  Reception described the firework noises and spectacular sights they could see.