Maths Problem Solving

Last Friday the children were set a maths problem. How many aliens did they need to have 10 eyes in total? There were one eyed, two eyed, three eyed and four eyed aliens to choose from. The children all worked at the same time to solve the problem independently. There was lots of counting, discussion and success!



Medieval Morning

Today Bellinge Campus went over to Ecton Brook Campus for our Medieval Morning. We had a ride on the school minibus, performed our dance and song, and ate our bread that we baked yesterday at school, washed down by blackcurrant squash in our hand decorated goblets. It was fun to see the other site, meet the other Reception classes and adults. The children all had a fabulous time, made new friends and got to play on the school playground. Everyone was so well behaved. The children all said the highlight of the morning was ‘the bus ride’!


We welcome our parents 

This week we welcomed our parents to see how we teach Kinetic Letters and the session was well attended and we hope informative. The children loved showing off their move, both practising their letter formation and finger Gymn activities. We will be holding more sessions soon and if there is anything as a parent you would like to see in action, why not let us know.

Our tree of empathy

The children at Bellinge have been learning about empathy. They made empathy glasses, listened to a story about empathy called ‘The Giving Tree’ and made thoughtful little pictures to decorate our own class tree. The children talked about and learned why it is important to think about others’ and their feelings.

Hamlet Drama

Reception children took part in their first Drama for Learning activity this week called Digital Video Clips and Rolling Theatre. They acted out different jobs people used to have a long time ago when they lived in a Castle and performed as a class.

Watch our video below.



Jigsaw Jenie’s zip challenge

Last week the children on Bellinge Campus met a new character – Jigsaw Jenie who is helping the children learn about themselves, feelings and relationships as part of our PSHE curriculum. This week was all about achieving something challenging and to keep on trying until you succeed. I am pleased to say all children in the class enthusiastically took on Jigsaw Jenie’s Zip Challenge of doing up their coat zips by themselves. And after 2 weeks nearly all children can now do this independently. One less thing for you to have to do for them mums and dads!


Reading with our Year 5 buddies

On Wednesday the Year 5 children at Bellinge came to Reception class to listen to them read their stage book. Reception class then enjoyed listening to a story told by their Year 5 buddy. All the children really enjoyed the experience and it was lovely for them to get to know the older children in school.

Meeting Jenie

Today we met Jenie a brand new teddy who is helping us learn to talk confidently in front of others and calm down during quiet time in the classroom.

Jenie helped Class 1 talk about situations we find tricky such as getting changed for PE and overcoming tricky situations during gymnastics. We enjoyed sharing our ideas with each other and listening to others.



Talking about Empathy

The children in Class 1 put on their ‘Empathy Glasses’ and talked about how we can tell how others are feeling. Sometimes other children might feeling a bit lonely or they might be upset. We then talked about how we should treat each other and how we must be careful with each other’s feelings.