Class Reception

Bikes on the road

We wrote notes to Miss Duong if we wanted to have a go on the bikes. This was our writing challenge and we enjoyed challenging ourselves. We learnt how to be safe when using bikes on the road. Well done, Miss Duong.

Using our ten frames

We applied our understanding, knowledge and skills to show Miss Duong what she had taught us. I was very impressed with your work children and I’m sure you’ll build upon these skills in Year 1. Fantastic!

Class of 2019 Graduation

I am so proud of what the children have achieved this year, well done to you all and thank you parents and carers for all the help and support this year. You have made my last year in EYFS an amazing one! Thank you, Miss Duong.

Our journey in love 2019

We looked and learnt about lots of different things on our journey in love. We learnt about similarities and differences, how to be a good friend, how God is our friend and said some prayers. We had a great morning taking part in lots of activities. Well done Class Reception, Miss Duong.

A visit from the chicks

Wow, haven’t they grown?! The children enjoyed seeing two of our eight grown-up chicks today. Just as last year, one even escaped and ran off and had to be chased by Mrs Knight!

Outdoor Learning at Brackenhurst 2019

Bug Hotel and Minibeasts 2019

We enjoyed adding to our bug hotel to attract the minibeasts and then explored pond life. We enjoyed learning all about our environment.

Our Tenth Month - June

We begin this month by welcoming our Foundation Class for next year and modelling how to play and challenge their minds. We also begin working together and working more in depth and at length ready for our transition into Year 1 next year. We have been working very hard. Keep it up, well done, Miss Duong.

Technology and Directions 2019

We learnt about directions through using the Beebots. We learn about programming them and how to cancel our instructions if we’d made a mistake and used the iPad app too. We had a great morning. Fantastic work Class Reception, Miss Duong.

Our Journey with God

We enjoyed our last Retreat with Joe and Brodie this year. We learnt about our journey with God and the items we would need. We had a great afternoon. Thank you Joe and Brodie.

Craft Club

A few from Craft Club.

Our Ninth Month - May

May starts with the news that the Duke and Duchess had given birth to a baby boy so some of the children decided to write to them and ends with a visit from the ambulance. Thank you to Mrs Kilner for organising this and to Ellen and Darren for spending their day off wit( us. Thanks again.

Our Fun Run 2019

The children did an amazing job this morning. All the children completed at least 20 laps, fantastic!!! Miss Duong

Fathering Sunday 2019

To all our wonderful fathers, we thank and love you for being wonderful. We hope that all our dad’s have had a great Father’s Day today.

Pentecost 2019

We learnt lots about the Pentecost story and the Holy Spirit. We spread the news by making Pentecost banners using the colours of flames and then spread the good news and celebrated Jesus going back to His Father in heaven and keeping His promise to send His special friend.

People Who Help Us 2019 - Paramedics

Thank you to Sam for organising a visit from Ellen and Darren. The children learnt so much and really enjoyed this visit. Thank you for coming to see us on your day off. A brilliant morning.

Tropical Butterfly House 2019

Our Eighth Month - April

April starts with growing, new life and Easter. During April, we had our 2 week Easter break. We learnt lots about loving others like Jesus loves us, and we showed this love towards our class chicks. Thank you to Mrs Wood and her family for taking the chicks to their new home, to live on her farm. We hope to see you all soon, Class Reception

Saint George’s Day 2019

We learnt all about Saint George’s Day today. The day started with a whole school assembly, then we took part in lots of activities in class; painting flags, making bunting, role-play, writing about Saint George, preparing cucumber sandwiches, and jam and cream scones for our picnic in the afternoon. It was a great day!

Loving Jesus more during Lent 2019 - Growing

We learnt about growing to love Jesus more during Lent and why. We talked about Jesus dying on Good Friday and why, and coming back to life on Easter Sunday. We thought about what this meant. Our Station of the Cross was Jesus coming back to life. Father Paul took this to church so that it could be displayed on Easter Sunday.

The Easter Story 2019

We role-played parts of the Easter Story, showing what happened to Jesus after the 40 days and 40 nights in the desert.

Help for Heroes - Cargo Nets

Thank you for giving us the experience to work as a team under the cargo nets.

Our trip to Pizza Express

We had a great time making pizzas at Pizza Express. We kneaded the dough, made it into a circular base, put passage and cheese on it and then played some games. We would like to thank our parent helpers and Joe and Danny at Pizza Express for a great morning. We hope you enjoy eating your pizzas for dinner tonight.

Growing during Lent

During our Come and See lessons, we have been learning to love Jesus more during Lent and how to act and behave more like Jesus; to love one another how we want to be loved, respect others, share and care with one another and love your enemies. We have also planted seeds and will help them to grow by loving them, along with our baby chicks. We know that a Jesus died for us because He loves us.

Our Seventh Month - March

March started off with our Saint David’s Day Mass and ended with the arrival of ten chicks eggs.

Mothering Sunday 2019

Happy Mothering Sunday. I hope you enjoyed your day. We thank our mum’s and love you for being wonderful.

Growing Retreat with Joe and Brodie

Saint Patrick’s Day 2019

Saint Patrick’s Day Biscuits 2019

Book Week

Here are some of the activities we took part in during book week.

World Book Day 2019

Fantastic costumes Class Reception!

Shrove Tuesday 2019

The Presentation Story

Some of the children built a temple to talk about and role-play the story of Maryland Joseph taking baby Jesus to the temple. They did a great job and decided what resources they wanted to use in The Forest Kingdom. Well done, Miss Duong.

Saint David’s Day and Mass

The children have been learning about Saint David and why we mark this day. They presented a Mass all about him to the rest of school on Friday 1st March. Class Reception did a great job and learnt lots, well done. Miss Duong

Our Sixth Month - February

We have taken part in lots of activities this month, starting with our People Who Help Us topic; visits to the library, Post Office, the fire station. We celebrated Chinese New Year, the year of the pig, and lots more. We have now completed more than half a year in The Foundation Stage.

People Who Help Us 2019 - Firefighters

People Who Help Us 2019 - The Post Office

We had an enjoyable trip to the Post Office last week. Well done to all of the children for being so sensible today. Thank you to all of our parent helpers.

Chinese New Year 2019 - Class R

We had a great time learning all about the Chinese zodiac and why we celebrate Chinese New Year. We celebrated the year of the pig today.

People Who Help Us 2019 - Librarians

The children walked sensibly to the library and had a great time finding out about the library and taking books out. Thank you to our parent helpers.

Our Fifth Month - January

We start the new year with our new topic, People Who Help Us. The children have been making important decisions such as, what should we change the role-play room to and what they wanted to write about. We’ve had a great start to the new year. Thank you for always trying hard children. Miss Duong

Coins - talking about the properties of coins

The children looked at coins and talked about the properties with their friends.

The Presentation Story Collective Worship

The children planned our collective worship for our Celebrating topic, well done Class Reception.

Our first time using the Trim Trail - Class of 2019

Advent 2018 - waiting for Jesus' Birthday

Decorating our tree 2018

We enjoyed decorating our tree. Enjoy the video. Miss Duong.

Picking our Christmas tree 2018

The children walked beautifully and were very well behaved. They picked a beautiful tree which we hope to decorate next week. Well done children. Thank you to all of our helpers, we couldn't have done it without you. Thank you. Miss Duong.

Our diva pots 2018

We took our diva pots home at the end of November. We made them on Diwali day, the first week back after the half-term, and had to varnish them before we could take them home.

Our third month - November

We had a very busy first week back after half-term learning about Bonfire Night, Diwali and Remembrance Day, remembering those who served and died for us during WW1. During week 2, our learning focus was Anti-Bullying Week and as a school, we made sock puppets. The month ended with Youth day; encountering Christ through fun and laughter.

Our second month - October

We’ve had a busy month and October starts off with performing. I hope you enjoy seeing what we have been learning.

Autumn 2018

Our first Retreat with Joe and Brodie

We had a great afternoon with Joe Nd Brodie learning all about our Come and See topic Welcome. Thank you.

Baking Bread 2018

We learnt the story of The Little Red Hen and then used the same skills to bake bread. We also learnt why we need yeast and learnt lots.

Class Reception retell The Little Red Hen

We had a great time learning the different versions of this story over the past few weeks. We then decided to make our own version of this story and chose the animals we wanted to include, what they would do and say and why. We only needed a little help from Mrs Knight. Well done Class Reception!

Parliament Box

We looked and learnt about the props in the Pariliment Box. Some of us wanted to try the props on too.

Baking Biscuits

We really enjoyed baking for the first time at school. We look forward to baking again.

Getting to know our bodies

We have been learning about our bodies and talking about the names of our body parts.

Class of 2018-2019: Our first video- the first month

Please watch and enjoy our first video of the first few weeks in the Foundation Stage. We have been learning lots and have been enjoying making new friends. The children are now very settled and are getting used to the daily school routine. Well done! Miss Duong

Class of 2018: Beginning to the End of our Reception Year

Our very last video! What a fantastic year and I hope that you are having a great start so far in Year 1. Miss Duong.

Our last day in the Early Years Foundation Stage

Wow, what an amazing year we have had, class of 2017-2018! We've learnt lots and have built some amazing foundations for our education, I hope that you continue to build on the skills that we've embedded and continue to be enthusiastic learners. Well done! I am so so proud of you all, Miss Duong. Imagine, Discover, Play!

World Cruise 2018

This is a longer than normal video to share all that we have learnt about our world; the 7 continents and looking after God's wonderful world. Thank you and enjoy the video, Miss Duong.

Friends

We have learnt lots about friends; our friends, what God's friends do and how they help. We made a short video of everything that we have learnt in this Come and See topic.

Class of 2018 Graduation

I am so proud of what the children have achieved this year, well done to you all and thank you parents for all the help and support this year. Thank you, Miss Duong.

Practising for Sports Day

We had fun this morning practising for Sports Day.

Liquids - Science Days

We had two days great days of science last Thursday and Friday. We learnt so much about solids and liquids and also a little about gases too! We really enjoyed ourselves.

We love Minibeasts 2018

We have hlearnt so much and had a great time learning all about Minibeasts!

Fathering Sunday 2018

To all our wonderful fathers, we thank and love you for being wonderful. We hope that all our dad’s have had a great Father’s Day today.

Looking after our World 2018

Mansfield Town FC Penalty Shoot Out

Thank you to Jordan and Austin for coming back for our Penalty Shoot Out. We had a fantastic time!

Mansfield Town FC visit us

The children had a great morning with Jordan and Austin from Mansfield Town. They learnt lots of new ball skills. Fantastic listening and concentration. Well done. Miss Duong.

Tropical Butterfly House 2018

What a fantastic day today! The children learnt and saw lots today and were very well-behaved ! Well done! Enjoy the video! Miss Duong.

The Royal Wedding - May 2018

The children had a great time learning all about more Royals and took part in lots of activities today. Happy wedding day Harry and Meghan!!

Summer, Jed, Spot and Harry come and visit

Wow, haven’t they grown?! The children enjoyed seeing four of our eight grown-up chicks. Harry even escaped and had to be chased by Mrs Knight!

The Pentecost

We learnt lots about the Pentecost story and the Holy Spirit. We spread the news by making Pentecost hats, sashes and flames and the spread the good news and celebrated Jesus going back to His Father in heaven.

Our first time using the Trim Trail

The children had great gross motor skills whilst using the Trim Trail. Even I had a go!

KitCamp

What a fantastic experience and effort, teamwork and a variety of skills used by the children during their KitCamp session. Since the children have learnt how to build with it, they have continued to use it independently, working harmoniously as a team member. We’ve heard fantastic language, great use of their imagination, some brilliant problem solving skills involving their 2D and 3D knowledge of shape. The only intervention needed by the adult, is to risk assess the children’s creations. Enjoy the video!

The Adventures of Supertato - Part II - Evil Pea

The Evil Pea returns to Class Reception!!

Joe’s Good News Retreat

Joe, our Chaplin, spent the afternoon with us and taught us lots about Good News. We learnt a new song and had a great time sharing ideas, playing games and learning lots. Thank you Joe.

Saint George’s Day 2018

We learnt all about Saint George’s Day today. The day started with a whole school assembly, then we took part in lots of activities in class; painting flags, role-play, writing about Saint George, preparing cream cheese and cucumber sandwiches for our picnic with Class 1 and learning the basics of cricket too! The day was also made extra special and memorable when we learnt that a new Royal baby had been born. It was a great day!

Saint George’s Day games and picnic with Class 1

Our Mass March 2018

Growing 2018

Acts of Random Kindness

Loving Jesus more during Lent - Growing

We learnt about growing to love Jesus more during Lent and why.

Weight and length

We weighed our ingredients and cut cheese straws of different lengths. We then talked about the longest, longer, long, shortest, shorter and shortest.

Gathering 2018

The children did a fantastic job of reacting our gathering procession and mass. Well done! Miss Duong.

Saint Patrick’s Day 2018

We had a great morning learning all about Saint Patrick and took part in lots of activities, as you can see from the video. Miss Duong.

I cooperate with others in work and play

Class Reception led and organised our collective worship today for KS1. They decided how to gather and what song to sing to end it. Well done children! Thank you.

Mothering Sunday 2018

Happy Mothering Sunday. I hope you enjoyed your cup of tea. We thank our mum’s and love you for being wonderful.

Growing and planting peas

By Zach and Ethan

The Adeventures of Supertato - Part I

Chinese New Year 2018 Class R

We had a great time learning all about the Chinese zodiac and why we celebrate Chinese New Year. We celebrated the year of the dog today.

Gathering Cirlce Time

The children did a great job on Thursday afternoon during our Come and See circle time. They thought of their own ideas of how we can all gather and as we heard each idea, we acted out each one. There was no input or help from Mrs Knight or myself so we are both super proud of the children. Well done, you’re amazing! Miss Duong.

Shrove Tuesday 2018

Baking pizza bread

We learnt some new skills today; using a knife, cutting cheese, using a knife/spoon to spread tomato purée onto our bread and sharing cooking utensils with our friends.

People who help us 2018 - Firefighters

The children had a great mOpening learning all about how to keep safe in a fire and how firefighters help us.

People who help us 2018 - Tesco

The children did really really hunting for technology and finding electronic devices. Well done! Miss Duong.

People who help us 2018 - Being safe on the internet

We learnt how to be safe on the internet and not to give away personal information and to tell a grown-up we can trust.

People who help us 2018 - Librarians

Well done for behaving so well on our trip to the library on Monday children. Miss Duong.

Candlemas - The Presentation of the Lord

People who help us 2018 - Holy Cross Church

The children did a fantastic job in their celebrating kesson with Class 6 today. Well done for being so well behaved and respectful. Miss Duong.

Today’s Come and See activities

Father Paul come to see what and how we learn when we learn about Jesus. In today’s activities, we learnt more about Anna and Simeon and how Father Paul helps people in the parish family celebrate. Thank you for coming to see us today Father Paul.

People who help us 2018 - The Post Office

We had an enjoyable trip to the Post Office this morning. Well done to all of the children for being so sensible today. Thank you to all of our parent helpers.

Advent - Waiting for Jesus’ Birthday

A great month waiting for Jesus’ Birthday. Enjoy the video everyone!

Craft Club - Class Reception

We’ve had a great seven weeks with Miss Duong and Miss Paula. Thank you Paula for helping us to be creative each week. Enjoy the video. Miss Duong.

One minute challenge

We have been learning all about time; order of the day, days of the week, how long 1 minute and 5 minutes is, and have been talking about different seasons. We ended with one minute challenges to see what we could achieve in one minute. Enjoy our video. Miss Duong.

Welcome Collective Worship

Nocturnal Animals

WOW! Thank you for supporting your children with their 3D nocturnal animals homework, well done to everyone. Once again, thank you for your support. Miss Duong.

Decorating our tree

We enjoyed decorating our tree today. Enjoy the video, Miss Duong.

Picking our Christmas tree for the school hall

We turned ourselves into a Saint

3D shapes

Week beginning 20th November. We explored 3shapes; using language to describe them, trying to remember what they are called and using them in our play. We learnt lots and had lots of fun!

Judaism

We started our Judaism topic this week and looked at lots of artefacts.

Subtraction - take away 1

This week we learnt to count out objects and then take away one and count how many were left over.

Our diva pots

We took our diva pots home yesterday. We made them on Diwali day before the half-term and had to varnish them before we could take them home.

Our Anti-Bullying Activity - All Different All Equal

Today we learnt about treating others how we would like to be treated and we also talked about all being different and equal. We used three primary colours to make handprints to agree with this statement.

Child initiated play - how we play in the Foundation Stage

Take a look at our first half-term with Miss Duong. All of the videos and play are completely child initiated with little or no adult interventions. Watch and enjoy our natural play from September up to October half-term. You will also see some of the Year 1 children in this video as they reached the end of Foundation in July, I am so proud of you all! Miss Duong.

Welcome to God’s world

Child initiated play; An insight

A short video to see how we play and challenge ourselves during our play.

Bonfire day in Reception 3.11.2017

We learnt lots about why we remember Bonfire day and took part in lots of fun activities. We even built a bonfire us8ng our imaginations. It was a great day! Well done children! Miss Duong.

Class collective worship - I can laugh and have fun

Baking Bread

We learnt the story of The Little Red Hen and then used the same skills to bake bread. We also learnt why we need yeast and learnt lots.

Diwali Day 2017

Diwali 2017

We had a great day learning and Diwali.

Our week celebrating our 50th birthday

We had a great week taking part in lots of activities for our 50th birthday on this site, Leen Mills Lane. We had an excellent week which ended with a fashion 60s show, song and assembly with the rest of school to school our activities. Here's to the next 50 years. Enjoy the video, Miss Duong.

Our Numeracy Story So Far: The beginning

We are all special

Our Writing Story So Far: The beginning

Our handprints for God 22.9.2017

Roald Dahl Day 13.9.2017

We enjoyed learning about some of the books that Roald Dahl wrote. We based on learning activities on his books. Enjoy our video. Miss Duong.

Class of 2017-2018 - Our very first video

Please watch and enjoy our first video of the first few days in the Foundation Stage. We have been learning lots and have been enjoying making new friends. The children are now very settled and are getting used to the daily school routine. Well done! Miss Duong

Class of 2017 Graduation

Wow, what a fantastic year! We are very proud of all of the children, their achievements and progress this year. Well done and congratulations. Miss Duong

Prayer Book Class of 2017

Thank you for all of your fabulously written prayer class of 2016-2017. The children of class of 2017 also wanted to share the prayers they have learnt this year. Video filmed and produced by Miss Duong.

Looking after our world

World Cruise

Photos and short videos taken by Mrs Knight and Miss Marshall. Film produced by Miss Duong. This is a longer than normal video to share all that we have learnt about our world; the 7 continents and looking after God's wonderful world. Thank you and enjoy one of the last videos to end the school year. Amazing year Class of 2017. Miss Duong.

Georges Seurat - Building Bridges

By Josh, Emily, Fiona, Finlay, Greta and Hollie.

Georges Seurat - Art Day

Watch what we learnt and did for art day. Some great master pieces by the children. Enjoy, Miss Duong.

Our World Collective Worship

Enjoy watching what we got up to this afternoon.

Problem solving with numeracy

Watch what we got up today! We took part in lots of activities to solve problems. We really enjoyed it!

Our last class assembly 30th June 2017

Prayers with our crosses

Thank you to all the parents who helped the children to make their crosses. Here's a short video to show you what the children have been doing with them. Thank you.

Oasis Dentistry visit Reception

Thank you to Rachael and Monica who came to talk to us about keeping our teeth healthy. Thank you to Ollie who wrote to them to ask if they could come and visit us.

Friends Collective Worship

Fathering Sunday

To all our wonderful fathers, we thank and love you for being wonderful.

Mothering Sunday

To all our wonderful mothers, we thank and love you for being wonderful.

We love Minibeasts

Good News Collective Worship

Tropical Butterfly House

The best bits from our child initiated time

This video shows the best bits of our child initiated time and shows how we learn in the classroom and outside in The Forest Kingdom. The children have been filmed in their natural environment and we wanted to share it with you. Enjoy the film. Thank you. Miss Duong.

Build a Town

The Very Lazy Ladybird Story

Pentecost Story

Preparing for Easter

Our Environment

Saint George's Day

Class Assembly 17.3.17

Saint Patrick's Day

Spring Walk

The Three Little Pigs Puff Pastries

World Book Week Activities

Mass

Shrove Tuesday

People who help us - Librarians

People who helpus - Fire Fighters

People who help us - Tesco

Chinese New Year

Cass 6 help Reception at Holy Cross Church

People who help us - The Post Office

Our Retreat with Joe - Reception

Picking the Christmas tree

Preparing for Advent

Judaism Day

Children taking part in child initiated activities

Baptism

Diwali Day