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This term we will be using the theme of Spring and Growth to enhance our environment and learning.

 We will be learning about the Hindu celebration Holi linked to our RE about New Beginnings and celebrating Mothers Day linked to our RE about love.


We will be visiting:

Barton Grange to learn about gardening

Spring Wood to look at the plants and flowers starting to grow

Sainsburys to exchange our World Book Day Tokens







The eggs have arrived....



We have been talking about which animals hatch from eggs and what might be inside our eggs . Listen to the children idea's below! 








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The eggs have hatched! We now have 9 baby chicks, 5 boys and 4 girls. We are going to be keeping the girls, the hens. They will go into into our animal enclosure so the children can watch them grow into hens, help care for them and collect the eggs once they are laying. 

Chick Hatching.mp4

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The children have enjoyed reading lots of information books about the chicks and learning lots of interesting facts about the chicks and hens.

We have been painting and drawing chicks; and making them from playdough. 

The chicks are over a week old now, they have grown so fast!  The children have already noticed that some feathers are growing on their wings. 

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World Book Day


We have been celebrating world book day. The children have been reading lots of stories; and voting for their favourite to win the Stoneyholme Picture Book World Cup. 


We have been to WHSmiths to spend our book token and we all bought a book called '10 Little Bookworms' by Michael Brownlow. 

The children and teachers took part in a vocabulary parade. Each child chose a word, an adjective; to dress up as. The costumes were fantastic!

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Primary Engineers- Leaders Award

After hatching our chicks and reading the story "The Great Chicken Mystery" the children decided to design "The Dream Hen House". It needed to be comfortable, fun and safe from predators. The children came up with some fantastic ideas such as hen swings and slides, security cameras and fox traps. Look at our fabulous designs below.


My Dream House

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Science Week

The children have been taking part in lots of different experiments and finding out new things. We have been looking at the properties of water and other liquids.



Take a look at the subpages below to see all of the other fantastic things we have been doing in Reception.