Design and Technology day!

Today, Class 3 and Class 4 worked collaboratively to make: Cucumber and mint Raita and Chapatti. This was part of our topic of the term which is India. The children used their senses – smell, taste, and touch – to identify some traditional Indian herbs and spices such as cardamom, cloves, coriander, mint and mustard seeds. When making Chapatti’s children each had a turn at kneading, portioning, rolling and cooking. Afterwards, we eat the lovely food we had produced with a vegetable tikka masala, which the children enjoyed.




Class 1: So much fun… and we’re learning!

Class 1 –  Now that we’re into our fifth week of learning the children in Reception are excited about the new skills they are learning as they learn their phonics and how to write the letters that make those sounds.  They are, quite rightly, very proud of their achievements as is the whole Class 1 team.



The Nursery children are also really enjoying the many different opportunities for mark making.

Of course we’re also very aware of how important it is to build and develop the children’s physical strength and coordination and provide the children with many opportunities to do this both inside and out.


We were even lucky enough on Friday to have Chrissy Rycroft with us and took advantage of the chance to sing along with her and her guitar – thanks Chrissy!

Our music theme continued this week as we explored some of the sounds we could make ourselves!

We also found time to make the most of the good weather last week and went on a senses walk around our beautiful school field.  The children worked beautifully together looking for different colours in the natural environment and different textures.  We were very impressed with how well they worked together.


So much fun and excitement, so much enthusiasm and learning, such a joy and inspiration – you really can’t beat working in Early Years, not that we’re biased of course! 😉

The Class 1 Team