Muddy Monday

This week the Swans class went to the forest classroom and participated in Muddy Monday for the first time. They were very excited as they practiced their independence skills putting on their waterproofs and wellington boots.
We started the session sitting in a circle on the logs and going through the expected behaviour while in the forest classroom.

Then the children had the opportunity to explore the classroom and encouraged to find lots of different things.
The children had lots of fun.

All About Me

This week we have been continuing on with our topic ‘All About Me’. We started off by looking at ourselves now and painted self-portraits. We created faces with loose parts, on the smartboard and in the playdough.

We looked at photos that children bought in of themselves as babies and discussed how they had changed and things they could do now that they couldn’t do as babies. Then the children created a time line placing their photos in order which are now displayed in the classroom.

First Week of School

Welcome Swans!

All the children had their picture taken on their first day of school.

Look what we’ve been doing!

The new reception children have settled well into the Swans Class and have been getting to know one another through games and activities. They have been busy learning class routines and where all the activities are.


At this time of year it is always sad to say goodbye to our current class as we have been a family and created lots of memories throughout the year. However, the children are ready to leave us and move on to their next class. We wish them all well!

The staff in Reception would like to wish all their families a happy and safe holiday and to thank them for their continued support this year. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!


We have been continuing on with our transport topic this week with a focus on land travel. Children brought in cardboard boxes to turn into cars. First they painted their car.

Then they added details such as wheels, headlights, break lights, indicators, steering wheels and number plates. Some children even added an exhaust pipe, door handles and an emblem.

Children have had the opportunity to drive their cars in the outdoor area. They have filled up with petrol.

Washed their car at the car wash.

Go rally driving.

Watch a drive in movie.

We even had traffic cops with a speed camera.

Here we are in our cars.