Pizza Experience Day

On Friday Reception Class BC enjoyed a pizza experience. The children took turns to be the diners in the restaurant and the chefs / servers. The diners got to sit in the restaurant, choose their order, eat their pizza and pay for their food. The chefs got to take the orders, make the pizzas, serve the food and drinks, take payments and wash up. The children all thoroughly enjoyed the day and learned and practised so many skills. Mums and dads – lots of children requested making pizzas again, so why not give it a try at home. Sit back and let your child make your pizza and serve it up to you.

Fruit tasting at BC

This week we have been looking at exotic fruit as part of our healthy eating topic. We had a specialist art teacher come in to work with some of us on developing our observational drawing skills. We then got to taste the fruit.



A day on the farm

Last week Reception Year went to the farm to learn about animals and their babies.  We had a fantastic day and children were given the opportunity to feed some animals, meet some lambs and chicks, go on the barrel ride, build dens and enjoyed some quality time playing together. 

Amazing trip to the farm

We had a fabulous trip to the farm on Tuesday this week. The children were all very well behaved and not only had fun, but also learned lots of new facts about farm animals, thanks to the excellent guided tour we received from the West Lodge Farm staff.  A photo momentum will be sent home this week as a souvenir for you to keep.

Stolen Animals Finally Found

You will be glad to hear the missing farm animals have now been safely returned to Class 15.  The children followed the clues to find them and Lanky Len and Hefty Hugh sent a message to say sorry from jail.


Stay and Read

Thank you to those parents that joined us last week on  Bellinge Campus for Stay and Read.

Stolen animals at Bellinge!

We have had a great first week back to school. But we were not happy to find that our farm animals had been stolen from our classroom. We spent all week looking for clues to whom might have taken them, and with the help of the ladybird, we found out it was Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len from the story ‘What the Ladybird Heard’.


Mrs Ferris called the police and they came to take finger prints. We even had to do our own finger prints. We made ‘Wanted’ posters to help the police catch the thieves and ‘Lost Animal’ posters. Some of us decided we needed to make maps to help solve the crime and some of us found some strange ‘X’ marks on the floor.

Today the Ladybird left us clues and we had to search around the classroom to find them. We still haven’t found our animals yet but we are hoping to get them back soon. If you see them, or see Hefty Hugh or Lanky Len, please let us know or ring the police.

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.