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Tall Oaks from Little Acorns Grow

Healing Multi-Academy Trust


This week we have looked at the story

Too Many Carrots

Say hello to our new class pets Cuddles and Fluffy

We have written about how to care for a rabbit.

We made nature crowns for our outdoor learning this week

Stars of the week

This week we have completed lots of activities linked to the story Handa's Surprise

We made predictions about the story

Miss Palmer talked to us about what it is like to live in Africa. We tried African food called Mafe

In Maths we focussed on patterns

We made magic wands during our Woodland learning this week

Stars of the week


It's been lovely having all the children back in the classroom.

What a great week we have had. 

We have been learning about fruits and vegetables. We made fruit salad

Parachute time

Stars of the week

Term 2

What Happens When I Fall Asleep?



Remote Learning


Our learning is going to look a little different over the next couple of weeks as you will be doing it a home. Every day you can log on to google classroom to join a live lesson at 9am and 12:30. To access this please use the website

Then you will need your login details these are





We will also add different activities for the children to complete throughout the day.

If you have any problems logging in please telephone school or email

Week 5- A very busy week!

We read a story called The Night Box and learnt about nocturnal animals. We built a home for these animals to shelter in.

It;s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! We started our first Christmas craft- Magic reindeer food!

Grandparent's Day

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Week 4 The Moon and Stars

We read the story How to Catch a Star by Oliver Jeffers

We designed and then built our own rockets

We were inspired by this picture to try some art work

Starry Night by Van Gogh

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Week 3- A Windy Day Surprise, Shapes and Nursery Rhymes

We celebrated National Nursery Rhyme Week- Can you guess the Nursery Rhymes?

We have started to learn about 3d shapes

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Week 2- We learnt about Autumn

We read a story called We're going on a leaf hunt. We acted the story out

We learnt about Remembrance Day

Week 2 letter Sounds

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Week 1-We came to school in our pyjamas.
We even tried hot chocolate with marshmellows.

We made firework pictures .

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We have started to visit our school woodland area.


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Information for Term 2

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Stars of the week from Term 1

Pumpkins, Witches and Spooky fun

Harvest Time

We learnt how to make bread.

We talked about how the farmers grow wheat. They use a combine harvester to cut it and it goes to a factory or a windmill to make bread.

We thought the bread smelt delicious and tasted awesome!

Our Harvest Songs

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What else do we harvest?

We talked about how fruits and vegetables get harvested. We used vegetables to print with. 

Farmer Duck

We read the story called Farmer Duck. We thought about how we could be a good friend to the duck by helping him with the jobs around the farm.

We drove the tractor, mended the farm buildings and looked after the animals.

We have been using paints to make a self portrait. Can you guess who these pictures are?

We have been learning to rhyme

We have had lots of fun during our first few weeks at school. We have explore our new environment.

Welcome to our class page

What an amazing couple of weeks we have had settling in to our new classes and routines. Please keep checking this page for updates and photos showing you all the exciting things we have been doing.

Our topic this term is called 

Will you be my friend?

This is a lovely topic which helps us all get to know each other and make friends with everyone.


Please can the children bring in a photo of their family this week



 2020 - 2021

Welcome to Reception

This page will be updated regularly.

Hello Reception Children. 

This is our last week of home learning. We hope the ideas and activities have kept you busy. For the last week week we will be looking at the story called The Boy Who Switched Off the Sun and learning all about Space. Please continue to contact us through our email address

It would be great if you could send us any pictures of the activities you have completed at home and we can add them to this page. See the pictures below of what the children in school have been doing. 

Our 2nd week of our new way of learning

Some of our exercise

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We had lots of fun learning in a new way


The week starting the 25th May is half term week. We have put together a timetable of fun activities that you might like to have a go at during the break. Have fun and hopefully we will see you all soon. As always we can be contacted by email We miss you all. Take care 

Half term activities

Hello Everyone


Have you been enjoying the lovely sunshine? This weeks learning is linked to the story Handa's Surprise by Eileen Browne. This story is set in a country called. Do you know where Africa is?


Have a go at some of the activities and remember to keep sending us your pictures. You can email us on and one of your teachers will reply as soon as they can.


Keep looking out for other activities and information added daily to keep you busy.


Take care and stay safe


Presently our lives are very different we have had to change to a new normal. We are all immensely proud of how you have all coped and how you are all supporting each other.

The Duchess of Cambridge along with the National Portrait Gallery are asking for communities and families to show, through photographs, how we are all dealing with lock down. This is called the Hold Still competition.

We thought this is an ideal opportunity for us as a school and a community to make our own gallery in school to also show this. You may also want to send your photos into the competition 

For full details of this competition please visit

So do you have any photographs that show an act of kindness, ways you have help someone or your new normal?

This may be your children waving at their grandparents through the window, helping an elderly neighbour or different activities you have tried at home. You may also want to save us any artwork you have produced during this time so we can add it to our gallery. Please email any photos to

If pictures are emailed  to us you are giving permission for these photos to be displayed in school.  

Let’s fill our school with lots of lovely memories of lockdown 2020. When we all return to school it will be lovely to have a keepsake of this memorable time.

Easter Activities

Hope you enjoyed the story Whatever Next! By Jill Murphy

Here are some activities you could try linked to the story.


  1. Could you write a shopping list of things you might take on a journey to the moon?
  2. Could you draw a space rocket? How would you travel to the moon?
  3. Can you build a space rocket? Could you use lego or building blocks or junk materials like cereal boxes or a plastic bottle? If you have some paint could you decorate your rocket.
  4. Could you pretend you go on a journey to the moon. Who will go with you? What is it like on the moon? Do you meet anyone on the moon? Do you have a big box or a washing basket you could use as a pretend rocket? Don't forget to take a bag with your picnic in.
  5. Could you write a letter or a postcard to a friend or your teacher telling them about your journey to the moon.


Take lots of picture of any of these activities and either email them to us or post them on the school Facebook page. 

Whatever Next by Jill Murphy

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Here is a picture of some spring flowers to help you with some of the suggested activities for next week. Maybe you could draw or paint the daffodils and put your pictures on the facebook page. 


(week beginning Monday 30th March)

Ditty sheets for reading practise PLEASE ONLY USE THESE AS AN ON SCREEN ACTIVITY

Ditty sheets for reading practise PLEASE ONLY USE THESE AS AN ON SCREEN ACTIVITY

Bucket Filler and Stars of the week

Sports Relief

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We wore our sports closed and joined in with some fitness activities
Jack and the Beanstalk week

We planted some magic beans.....a huge beanstalk grew in our classroom

Stars of the Week and Bucket Fillers

We thought about our own Enormous Vegetable Stories

The Enormous Turnip

Term 4

Yummy Porridge!

Goldilocks didn't eat the porridge we made. We thought it was delicious!

2D Shapes

We have investigated 2D shapes. What makes a square a square? How is a rectangle different? 

Cinderella's Carriage

The Prince's Castle

We continued looking at the story of Cinderella


We pretended we were at the ball.

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Week 2 Bucket Fillers and Stars of the week

When thinking about stories set in cold places, we then wanted to learn about animals that live in cold places.

We have started our topic by thinking about stories that are set in cold and snowy places.



Welcome Back to Term 3

This term's topic is called

Can you read me a story? 

We will be looking at fairy tales and traditional tales.


03/12/2019 - We had a brilliant history day, the children had a great time all dressed up!

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Night Time
This week we have learnt about the different things that might happen at night time.

Road Safety