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Bristol Reading Project 2020


What a fantastic week we had this year for the Bristol Reading Project! We were exploring a book by Oliver Jeffers called 'Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth'. We spent the week thinking about how we can be a good citizen on Earth. We thought about being kind and looking after the animals. We also thought further afield... we became astronauts, exploring space and beyond! We had the most wonderful week, special thanks to all our parents and grandparents for the fantastic costumes on World Book Day!

Miss Stroud smiley

Bristol Reading Project

What a lovely way to end our week. This morning lots of children came to school dressed in onesies or with numbers on. We helped to raise money for the NSPCC. We went on a number hunt around our garden. We found special rocks it’s numbers on them and brought them inside to show our friends. We talked about the numbers that we could see. We found the biggest number and it was 200! 200 has 3 digits in it. We found the smallest number, 0. We had a lovely time ordering our numbers biggest to smallest, we wrote numbers that we could see and painted our own rocks. We had a number lucky dip where we chose a number then tried to make that number using objects. It was tricky to pick up the objects using tweezers and chop sticks but we gave it a good try. We also painted stones to hide for KS2 to use on their number hunt. We made our own number sentence cut and stick problems for people to solve. We made a giant poster to show our numbers from 1 to 20. We used our funky fingers to find 10 objects. We read stories about number and completed lots of numicon number problems. We had a fascinating time exploring the environment today and shared lots of problem solving strategies. Well done everyone!
Wow what a morning! Thank you to all our families for coming in to share in our Lunar new year celebrations. We really loved exploring all the learning stations. We made lanterns, we painted words using letters from the Chinese alphabet. We read information books and stories about the lunar new year. We sang songs about dragons. We painted dragon pictures and made split pin dragons on sticks. We tasted different types of a Chinese food like noodles, prawn crackers and soy sauce. We cracked opened our fortune cookies and read our messages for the new year. We used chop sticks to lift and put. We listened to the story of "The Great Race" and talked about how this year is the year of the rat. We looked at the zodiac calendar and discovered the animal for the year we (and our parents) were born. We listened to Chinese music, made rat masks and dressed up as the animals from the story. We had such a wonderful morning. Thank you again to everyone for coming in and sharing in our learning journey.新年快乐
Xīnnián kuàilè Happy New Year! 🐉🏮🎎👘

Chinese and Lunar New Year

Safety week Assembly

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Today, we presented our lovely work from Safety Week! We invited our parents in to share in our learning journey. We sang our '5 Little Firefighters' song. Afterwards, our parents and grandparents stayed for tea and biscuits and a chat. What a fabulous way to end our first term in Reception class!

What a wonderful morning, and a fabulous way to finish off our first term in Reception class! We invited our parents in to share in our learning journey for safety week. We made fire fighter engines, we made traffic light cookies, we acted out crossing the road safely. We played small world road safety. We made Avon and Somerset fire fighter helmets. We made pedestrian crossing signs. We painted awesome pictures of fire fighters with their hoses. We dressed up as police officers and fire fighters. We made funky finger police cars, weaving patterns. We thought about what we would like to be when we grow up. We made 1,2,3,4,5 little firefighters using play dough. We had an amazing morning, thank you to all who joined this morning! We would like to invite you all to our assembly tomorrow morning at 9am and after, to stay for a cup of tea and a chat with other reception parents. Have a lovely half term and thank you for all your support this term.

Miss Stroud

Handa's Surprise, story square

Black History Month- We learned about Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks. We read Handas's Surprise and thought about similarities and differences between a variety of cultures around the world.


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Wow, we had so much fun exploring the pumpkin that one of our lovely parents donated for Harvest! We drew pictures, did pumpkin rubbings, watched a time lapse of a seed to pumpkin. We thought about what might be inside and cut it open to have a look...

Harvest Celebrations

The Extraordinary Month of Mission

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We pray for all the children around the world during the extraordinary month of Mission this October.