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West Denton Primary School

‘A Stepping Stone into the Future’

Autumn Term B

Week 7

  Christmas Dinner and Party


Reception enjoyed playing party games and our party food was delicious.  We looked fantastic in our special party clothes!


Reception celebrated Christmas with a Christmas dinner.  Roast turkey with all the trimmings, Christmas music and of course crackers, silly hats and bad jokes.  Merry Christmas everyone!

  The Polar Express


Do you believe?  Reception received a golden ticket and wore pyjamas just as the children in the film did.  We watched this magical movie on the big screen.  Each ticketed passenger was  served warm hot chocolate.  Santa left Reception their very own 'first gift of Christmas' a bell from his sleigh!

Week 6

   Early Years Nativity Play


Early years got everyone in the festive mood this week with their delightful production celebrating the Christmas nativity story. It was magical.  Watching the children's confidence, it was easy to forgot that many of them are still just three years old!  Filled with acting, music and songs the show raised a smile (and no doubt the odd tear) among the audience.  Thanks to all who came along to support us.

Week 5

  Dick Whittington Pantomime


Early years were treated to their annual Pantomime (Oh no they weren't … Oh yes they were …).  All of the children thoroughly enjoyed the performance and cannot wait until next year!  We joined Dick Whittington as he tried to make his way in London.  As Dick attempted to make his fortune King Rat and the hapless pirate almost ruined everything.  This show was full of colourful costumes, catchy tunes and lots of audience participation.

Week 4

  Gibside Christmas Trail


Along the way we learnt about Christmas traditions, sang Christmas songs and discovered what woodland animals get up to in Winter.  At the end of the trail we toasted a marshmallow around a cosy woodland fire.

Eating our packed lunches.

Searching for reindeer food sacks on the Christmas trail.

Toasting marshmallows around a cosy woodland fire.

Week 3

  Zoo Lab - "Meg and Mog"


Wizard Rob brought lots of animals and creatures for us to have a look at today.  We helped him to cast spells and met a range of animals.  We even got to hold some!  Reception found out the names of all the creatures, what they like to eat, where they live and how they protect themselves from predators.