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West Denton Primary School

β€˜A Stepping Stone into the Future’

Spring Term B

Week 5


This week we continued our topic of Spring.  We learned about the different ways that Christian’s celebrate Easter and about the significance of items linked to Easter such as chocolate eggs, hot cross buns and the cross.  Reception listened to the Easter story and why Christians celebrate this time of year.  Throughout the week we enjoyed a range of Easter activities such as tasting hot cross buns, singing Easter songs and finished the week with an Easter egg hunt.

Egg Painting Competition πŸ₯šπŸŽ¨πŸ–ŒοΈ

Easter Symbols Bingo β›ͺ️ πŸ₯š

Easter Cards πŸ₯

Egg Hunt πŸ₯šπŸ£

Deep Dark Wood Hunt 🌲🌳🌲

Week 4 

 The Gruffalo

Our story of the week is "The Gruffalo" by Julia Donaldson.  We made a delicious Gruffalo crumble.  Can you spot the purple prickles, orange eyes, knobbly knees, black tongue, brown fur, poisonous green wart and terrible tusks?

Gruffalo Game and Jigsaw 🎲🧩

Spring Bushcraft 🌷🌼🌸🐣

Week 3

 Our Local Area

Reception went on a walk to West Denton shops, identifying key landmarks along the way such as the zebra crossing, high rise flats and underpass.  Inspired by the story "My Map Book" by Sara Fanelli we worked in teams to create a local area map showing our journey.

 Library Visit

We listened to "Maisy Goes to the Library" by Lucy Cousins in preparation for our visit.  The children had a lovely morning at the Outer West library choosing new books.  Kim the librarian shared a story.  We love reading!



Reception used a shopping list to remember which baking ingredients to buy.  A very helpful lady showed us to the baking aisle.

My Mummy

We enjoyed the story "My Mummy" by Adam Hargreaves and though about what makes our Mummy's special.  The children baked and decorated Mother's Day shortbread biscuits, for the special ladies in our lives.  

Red Nose Day

Thank you for your generous donations, we raised £300 for this fantastic charity!

Week 2

 The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Reception have been listening to different versions of the traditional tale "The Three Billy Goats Gruff".  We worked in teams to design and build a safe way for the goats to cross the river.  The children  used their resilience and team work skills brilliantly to create some fantastic strong and practical ideas.  Look at our amazing bridge and boat models!


Staircase Pattern

We have been developing our knowledge of the counting sequence.  Verbally counting beyond 20 noticing the repeating pattern of the ‘1’s’.  Reception made their own Numberblocks.  There was a ’1 more’ staircase pattern and a ’5 and a bit’ pattern. 


Week 1

 World Book Day

Today Miss Knowles opened the Reception door, not to the children we were expecting but to lots of wonderful book characters!  

Don't forget the children can cash in their £1 book vouchers in bookshops.

World Book Day πŸ“š

 We're Going to Find the Monster

We loved listening to the story "We're Going to Find the Monster" by Malorie Blackman about a brother and sister who set off an adventure to find a monster in it's lair.  Thank you to the charity ‘The Book Trust’ for giving each Reception child their very own copy to share at home. 

Reception designed their own terrifying monster using glue dots to attach the features.  Using tiny glue dots was part of this weeks finger strengthening challenge.  

We’re Going to Find the Monster Crafts

Games Unit Get Set 4 PE - Cars

We imagined climbing into a car, putting on a seat belt and adjusting the mirror. We jogged around the hall changing direction when necessary to avoid bumping into others.  For green light we had to go, red light stop, speed bumps jump up and down, reverse go backwards carefully checking over the shoulder and for car park sit down.

For police chase we worked in pairs to catch our partner and finished with the game Formula 1.  Reception lined up as cars at the start of the race.  Whilst the tennis ball was thrown in the air we moved forwards.  When the ball was caught in hands, the children stopped. If a child moved once the ball had been caught, they had to go back to the start line. The winner was the first to reach the finish line.

Games Unit - Cars πŸš—πŸš“πŸš–

Mr Wolf's Pancakes

This week we listened to the story "Mr Wolf's Pancakes "by Jan Fearnley.  

Pancake Play πŸŽ›οΈ

Pancake Toppings

We added different toppings to our pancakes and did very well to cut them up.  Our topping choices included strawberry jam, lemon, chocolate spread and golden syrup.  Yum! What is your favourite flavour?

Reception made a pictogram to work out the most popular class flavour.  We also learned the poem 'Mix a Pancake' and performed it as a class.

Toss a Pancake! πŸ₯ž