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West Denton Primary School

‘A Stepping Stone into the Future’

Autumn B

Week 4

This week we have been reading 'Don't Hog the Hedge'. The children have learned lots of interesting facts about hedgehogs and what it means to hibernate. The children then used their phonics knowledge to help Hattie write a hibernation checklist to make sure she has a comfortable sleep.   

 Hedgehog Art 

 Elf on the Shelf Diary 

Oh Oh!!!

Ed the elf has arrived into Reception Red Room to spread some festive fun.  

 Fine Motor Challenge


 Week 3

This week Reception have been reading "Rosie's Walk" by Pat Hutchins. The story is about a hen going for a walk on a farm and she is unknowingly being followed by a fox. The fox is unable to catch the hen as it walks through obstacles. The children have been practising using prepositions when retelling the story.

 PE - Super Heroes 

This week in PE we discussed the super heroes that we are familiar with and what makes them a hero. The children then all became super heroes to carry out challenges that were set. The children began to work co-operatively with one another by sharing equipment and completing tasks together as a team. The children developed their confidence and listening skills by following instructions to complete challenges.  

 One Less  

Reception have been singing '5 Speckled Frogs' in maths this week. This has helped to develop the childrens understanding around what happens to a number if we take one object away from a larger group of objects.  

 Where is Fox?

The children were challenged to spot and describe 'Where is Fox?' using our prepositional language. 

  Week 2 

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 Henna 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!

 Number 3 

This week in maths the children have been looking at ways to identify, subitise and represent 1, 2 and 3. We used our knowledge to have a tea party for Lion's 3rd birthday ensuring that all the bears had an equal amount of party food.  

5 Peas in a Peapod Pressed 

This week the children have continued to engage with activities that underline the purpose of counting to find out 'how many' objects are altogether. They have reinforced their understanding of cardinality that the last number in the count tells us 'how many' things are altogether in a set of objects.  

Children in Need

We looked spotacular in our spotty clothes today. We read 'Pudsey's Great Fundraiser' and thought about the best ways that we could raise money next year. We also enjoyed making our own Pudsey headband to wear for 'Children in Need'. 


 Week 1 

This week the class have shared their stories about Bonfire Night. We watched a video of a firework display and used our phonics knowledge to write what we had seen and heard. We read the story 'Sparks in the Sky' and learned how to keep safe during firework displays.  

 Firework Display Art

The children loved developing their fine motor skills by drawing shapes and patterns with bright colours to make our own firework display art.

 Making Sparkler Snacks 

The children enjoyed their yummy sparkler snack that they decorated themselves. Unfortunately we were not able to write our names in the air with them.  

 Remembrance Day 

This week we remember all those who fought for our country and those who keep us safe now. We observed a 2 minutes silence on the stroke of 11 wearing our poppies that we made ourselves. The children have also created poppy art using spare parts and enjoyed making their own poppy biscuits.  

 Theo and the Velvet Onesie

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!