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Autumn 2

Wow! An incredible music afternoon with the amazingly talented Holly and the Ivy 🎄

Welcome to the world little miss beautiful 💕 The children adored their surprise visit from the lovely Miss Ellis and her new born baby!

it’s Christmas jumper day at Westerhope! We all look wonderful!

What a wonderful Christmas show.

We went on a 'Star Hunt' and look at all of the special people we met along the way!!!!


Christmas elves being their wonderful busy selves!

Lots of Christmas busy play and learning in Reception this morning! 🎄✨

Here are our wonderful star of this week!

They have been being helpful and sensible.

One little star has been trying new food at dinner time.

Well done wink

We had such a festive, fun time for our Christmas lunch!

Thank you to our school nurses who helped us learn about the importance of washing our hands.

Our Christmas reception fairies have been busy little helpers over night...🎄✨

 It's that lovely time of the year again ... our special whole school Christmas assembly! We had such a magical time hanging up our beautiful decorations and turning on the Christmas sparkly lights together!

“Merry snowman Christmas from us!”

Look at our happy Santa and elf writers!

Snowman creations in the play dough area!

A Santa sleigh experience during outdoor play and learning! Such amazing imaginations, planning and team work - well done!

Here are this weeks stars!!!heart

We have a number, story telling and kind star from class 1 and a phonics, writing and amazing behaviour from class 2.

Well done!!

Today we had a visit from our school councillors who told us all about how to 'Be a Santa to a Senior'.

We all listened very well and found out what it means to be 'elderly' and 'alone'.

We have all brought home a special label, and if we want to help we can bring in a small present, something homemade (craft) or a card.

Christmas is in the air - It’s never too early in Reception!

Lots of happy learners in Reception!

Here are our wonderful stars of the week!

Well done to the 'writing stars' and 'sensible stars' this week.


(We will be celebrating 'stars of the week' each Friday)

An afternoon of dance and music!

Music time with our musical expert, Miss Frend! A super, rhythmic time spent learning how to match sounds to different story settings from the book ‘We’re Going On A Bear Hunt’...Can you remember which instrument you used for the ‘swishy swashy’ grass?’

Let’s begin our story ... We’re Going On a Bear Hunt

Two super scientists together! We always welcome a surprise visit from Mr Bell, our science expert.

Our very proud art and design independent learners - what super, creative pieces of work!

Look at our bear hunt adventure with Mrs Poolan!

Well...  It has been a very busy start to the new half term.  The children have been very keen and have shown real interest in their new topic

 'If You Go Down To The Woods Today'.


We have begun with 2 weeks based around the story of 'Little Red Riding Hood', and the children have thoroughly enjoyed re-telling the story using story maps, small world toys and in the role play area.  Ask your child if they can tell you all about it!!! smiley


We have also begun our 4 week balance bike course and the children were very well behaved and attentive to the leaders Jill and Yvonne, (see pictures further down the page).yes


Children have also started learning some sight words this week and have their first word wall in their book bags tonight.  Please practise these at home each night.  Each word also has an action to help the children remember them (see grid below), and we have also been using the 'tricky word' song, which the children absolutely LOVE heart


Well done Reception!!!!




Word Wall 1 with actions

Here is the link to the tricky word song

This Wednesday the children in Reception began a 4 week course on the balance bikes.

They were amazing!!!