Wednesday, 23 October 2019


We have been celebrating DIWALI in Reception. The week started with an assembly by Mrs Devi who told a story in, Punjabi and English, of an elephant family preparing for and celebrating Diwali.

Diwali is about good triumphing over evil as in the story of Sita and Rama.
Some children came up on stage to dance.

Today we invited parents in to see our activities and help their children. We acted out the story of Rama and Sita.


Then the children dressed up and with parents were making Diva pots, Coconut Barfi, story masks, cutting out Diwali pictures, creating RANGOLI patterns, glittering-up fireworks pictures,  writing cards, making Mendhi patterns, dancing and making decorations. The feedback from parents was very positive.






Friday, 27 September 2019

New Reception Intake

Welcome to all our new intake either from Welford Nursery or other settings.

From the start the staff have been very pleased with how quickly the children seem to have settled down. The have been learning the Reception Routines including The School Rules...

We have explored these in Circle Time and the children are showing respect for each other, adults and the resources. They are Ready to learn by sitting properly, holding pencils correctly, sharing equipment fairly and by looking, listening and sitting sensibly on the carpet.

Our Baseline assessments have informed us that there is a sound basis for Number work and Phonics is an area to be worked upon. So we have our daily phonics sessions including a Dough Disco warm up for our fingers

 and homework everyday for letter formation.

Our new topic about Friends gives lots of opportunities to develop kind, thoughtful and caring Characteristics of Learning towards each other.

These are small sample of the activities we've been doing....

We are looking forward to another FANTASTIC year in a GOOD school. Its Official - OFSTED said so.

Well we actually think its GREAT!!!