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West Denton Primary School

‘A Stepping Stone into the Future’

Autumn Term A

 Week 7


 Halloween Party

Reception had a spooktacular time at our Halloween party.  The children enjoyed the spooky games which included pass the parcel, corners and pin the tail on the black cat.  I'm sure you'll agree that the children looked frightfully good in their Halloween costumes and party clothes.

Spooktacular Costumes

Monster Dance Moves

Reception showed their monster moves on the dance floor!

Mummy Wrap

We worked in teams to wrap children in toilet paper from head to toe.  Don't they look terrifying?

Dangling Doughnuts

Eating our snack time treat was really tricky!

Sensory Play

Reception used their senses to investigate and describe the pumpkins.

Witch Scavenger Hunt

In Bushcraft we helped a wicked witch hunt for spell ingredients.  We put the ingredients in a cauldron and made a bubbling potion.  

Week 6

Leaf Man

Our story of the week is "Leaf Man" by Lois Ehlert.  Reception used the Autumn treasures we collected for homework to make our own animal and people designs

Autumn Patterns

Reception used their Autumn treasures to create a repeating pattern.


Reception made their own treasure maps and problem solved using the Numicon shapes to make pirate ships, hats and treasure chest pictures.  

Numicon Problem Solving


Reception continued the Get Set 4 PE 'fantasy and adventure' lessons.  We had to follow, copy and lead a partner.


Week 5

Comparing Length

In Maths we have been comparing this week.  We had lots of fun finding objects from around the classroom that are longer or shorter than Fred.

 Leaf Hedgehog 

Reception loved creating art work with Autumn leaves collected on a walk.  We explored the different shapes and textures to create these super cute hedgehog designs!

Week 4

 The Button Box

This week we have listened to the story "The Button Box" by Margarette Reid.  In Maths we have been matching and sorting.

Matching Sock Designs

Button Sorting into Groups

Week 3

Hapa Zome

Reception enjoyed working with Mrs McHatton and Mrs Gullon in the Bushcraft area.  Hapa zome is the Japanese art of bashing the natural pigment out of leaves and flowers onto fabric to create prints.  It’s a wonderful sensory experience, a really simple and effective way to learn a little more about plants and trees and a creative way to make beautiful prints.

Week 2

Bean Bag Games

First we had to warm up our bodies ready for exercise.  Then we tossed, caught and balanced bean bags to develop our gross motor skills.  


Mrs McHatton shared the bushcraft rules and how to stay safe.  We explored the woodland area and helped to keep it tidy by finishing with a litter pick

Week 1

The First Day

My delightful new Reception class have settled into school life seamlessly!  Here they are enjoying their first week.  We have been learning routines and how to use the classroom equipment.  They explored the indoor and outdoor environments, stayed for lunch and have been making new friends.  All of the children have settled in very well and I am looking forward to a fun filled year!  Have a look at some of the things we have been up to ...