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West Denton Primary School

‘A Stepping Stone into the Future’

Spring Term B

Week 6


This week Reception have enjoyed looking at the story 'Supertato' by Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet. The children developed their fine motor and finger strength by threading laces to tie up and trap the Evil Pea. Through Plan to Play the children developed their phonological awareness of hearing initial sounds by playing a game of I spy with their partners. We loved designing our own superhero and villain vegetables using the characters from the story. 

Super Sentences

Making Easter Nests

Easter Chick Hunt

Easter Cards

Number Bonds to 6 Consolidation

Week 5

 Kitchen Disco

Did you know when you go to sleep all the fruit in the bowl comes to life and has a fun-filled, night long party? The mangos love to dance, the banana DJ can do the splits, the grapes enjoy a conga line and the apples shake their pips! It is a fruit-tastic extravaganza and everyone is invited - so don't be shy, join in and let's get this party started!

Reception loved the illustrations and joining in with the repetitive chorus.  We used the fruits from the story to create colourful prints.  Which fruits created the best prints?

Fruit Printing

Writing Longer Words

Heavy and Light Challenge

Sorting Equal and Unequal Groups Consolidation

Week 4

 The Invisible String 

Our book of the week was a lovely story called "The Invisible String", a story about the invisible connection of love.  We created wonderful drawings showing who we feel most connected to by an invisible string.  The activity helped the children to think of all the

the wonderful connections they have with their friends and family.   


We would like to wish all the special ladies in our lives a very happy and relaxing Mother’s Day!

Who is attached to my invisible string?

Letter Writing

Week 3

 Handa's Surprise 

This week we have been reading the story "Handa's Surprise" set in Kenya.  The children tasted tropical fruit and developed their descriptive language.  We wrote a riddle and described what our chosen fruit looks, tastes and feels like. 

Investigating and Tasting Fruit

Investigating the texture of 'gloop'.


In Maths we have been learning to recognise groups of objects up to 5 without counting.  This is called subitising and will help us to develop our number sense.  Playing games with dice is a fun way to practise this skill.

Matching numerals and dice patterns.

Comic Relief 

We had an AWESOME day dressed up as superheroes.  Thank you for all of your kind donations.  The schools has raised a whopping amount of nearly £600!

Week 2

 The Gingerbread Man

This week we have enjoyed listening to and retelling the traditional tale of "The Gingerbread Man".  The children were very excited to make their own gingerbread person by following instructions, carefully measuring and mixing ingredients from a recipe. 

 Writing Speech Bubbles

The children thought about how the characters were feeling in the story and what they might say.  Reception then write a speech bubble for the Gingerbread Man or fox.  We have been practicing leaving finger spaces between words.

Number Formation and Ordering Numbers

Week 1

Mr Wolf's Pancakes

This week we listened to the story "Mr Wolf's Pancakes" by Jan Fearnley.  We helped poor Mr Wolf write a shopping list of ingredients.

Pancake Toppings

During Maths we made a bar graph. The children worked out the most popular topping in Reception.  Can you guess which one the children liked the most?

Pancake Play!

World Book Day

Today Mr Hampton-Matthews opened the Reception door, not to the children we were expecting but to lots of wonderful book characters!  We made our own bookmarks and went on a book scavenger hunt.

Book Scavenger Hunt