Highburton CE (VC) First School

Reception Class

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Mrs Briggs - Reception Teacher                        Mrs Rogers - Nursery Nurse

Mrs Kelsey - High Level Teaching Assistant


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 Autumn 2016

Spring 2017

Summer 2017


Healthy Eating and Active Lifestyle

We have been learning about what being healthy means and why it is important for us.  Please ask your child to tell you what they know about:-

Me sized meals

Healthy food

Active every day


The children enjoyed preparing and tasting healthy snacks of "raspberry, orange and apple refresher", "harvest vegetable soup" and "creamy hummus dip".  If you would like to try them at home, please see the link https://www.nhs.uk/change4life-beta/recipes. (Please note: Dairy substitutes were used in class) 


We also had great fun completing our "Mile a Day", which was 6 laps of our school field.


Chinese New Year

Reception children have been working in house teams with Year 1 children to learn about Chinese New Year.  Activities ran throughout the day, including making dragon masks, performing a dragon dance and preparing and eating stir fried noodles.

Stir Fried Noodles Recipe.

Reception were very impressed and grateful for the help and support they received from Year 1 - "they helped me to cut out the triangles", " they helped me with the dance".

Diwali and Bonfire Night

In Reception the children have been learning about different celebrations. They have had fun making cards, Rangloi patterns and Divas for Diwali. They  also created firework pictures using chalk, built our own pretend fires outside and read simple words such as pop and bang!

Diwali in the Forest School

Mrs Leadbeater took Reception into the forest School to tell them the story of Diwali. She had a special story tent. The children acted out the story and then played instruments to show how each part of the story made them feel. They had candles inside the tent - Diwali is the festival of light.   

Forest School and Fire Safety

As part of our bonfire celebrations we built a fire pit in the forest school. Mrs Kelsey taught us how to stay safe near fire. She also taught us how to care for our pets and wild animals during our bonfire celebrations.