Year Groups: Reception
Year 1, along with reception,
got to go and plant their black bins for the
vegetable garden this term.
0TS really enjoyed performing
the Nativity this year
Look How Busy We Have
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see lots of photos of us all at work!
The reception children were
pleased to welcome James Carter to Little WASPS. A
published poet, James read some of his poems and
involved the children in reciting poems and dancing.
The children loved it!
Ruby 0T: I liked it
when he played the guitar.
Max 0G: I liked his
poems, I liked the wriggly legs.
Eve 0B: It made me
happy because it made me laugh.
Monty 0T: I liked
the bug poem because my name is Bugg!
Emma 0G: He was good
because he played the guitar. His poems were
Felix: I thought
the dancing was fun!
The Reception children are
really enjoying their swimming sessions at school.
The focus is on water confidence and developing
The Reception children really
enjoyed the end of term Easter activities. In the
morning they attended the Easter assembly at Weston
All Saints Church. In the afternoon they all took
part in an Easter egg hunt to find clues. The answer
was Easter bunny! They then paraded around the
playground modelling their colourful Easter-themed
hats. A tremendous amount of creativity was on
display. Well done to all of the children They also
fitted in a quick visit to Year 2 to see the baby
chicks. Happy Easter to you all!
During Multicultural Week the
reception children have been learning about a famous
European who has made a difference to the UK. Each
class was given a different country: OG - Spain; OT
- Italy and OB - France.
Class OG has been learning
about Tamara Rojo, a famous ballet dancer.
Class OT has been learning
about how Florence Nightingale nursed wounded
Class OB has been learning
about the restaurants and cookery school opened by
Raymond Blanc in the UK.
Examples of their writing can
be found below.
The children are really
enjoying taking their learning outside every Monday
afternoon. They have been using their investigative
skills to explore and find out facts.
Jack (0B) I like
Jessica (0G) I like
jumping in muddy puddles.
Dottie (0T) We’ve been
digging for dinosaurs. We’ve used paint brushes
and that is different.
Juliette B (0B) I
like digging in the sand to find dinosaurs.
Jack (0G) We have found
dinosaurs in the sand.
We’ve been looking to see what floats and
Christmas Nativity - It Takes
The Reception children really
enjoyed performing alongside their Year 6 friends
for this year's nativity performance. The three
classes each performed the play and sang
"I liked it when we were singing."
dressing up in my costume." Jessica 0G
"My dad loved it. He cried and cried and cried,
but happy tears!" Alfie 0T
The Elves and the Toy-makers
The Reception children really
enjoyed watching the performance of The Elves and
the Toy-makers as their Christmas treat. The story
was about two elves who helped stuff soft toys for a
couple of toy-makers, who showed their appreciation
by giving the elves some special Christmas themed
presents. The children were mesmerised throughout
"It was crazy." Vinnie 0T
"I liked it when the feathers came out of the
umbrellas." Fraser 0G
"The elves were being really silly. It was
funny." William 0B
Book Week 2016
During Book Week the Reception
children shared the story of ‘Lost and Found’ by
Oliver Jeffers. In the story the boy and a penguin
went on a journey. We wrote our own stories about
going on a journey.
The children also enjoyed
having stories read to them by Dr Bull, Mrs Halls
and Mrs Badger and they had a visit from Year 6
children who shared stories together. On the Friday,
the children came into school dressed as their
favourite book character.
It was a fun filled week!
Ernest (0T) – “I
like playing hide and seek.”
Bethany (0G) - “I like
finding stuff and digging for worms.”
Kane (0B) – “I
loved going to the big kids place.”
Dottie (0T) – “We’ve
been playing listening games.”
Fraser (0G) – “They
are great because we get to go outside and
we go to Mitzie’s playground. I like the
little wooden train.”
In June the Reception
children enjoyed an educational visit to
Longleat. As well as seeing, touching and
smelling lots of different animals, the
children enjoyed the train and boat trips.
Lunch was a highlight for all the children!
Polly – 0T
“I liked going to Longleat. We went on a
boat and we saw some gorillas.”
Alfie W – 0G
“I liked the giraffes and zebras because they
Cara – 0B
“I liked having lunch and going on the
Fran – 0T
“I liked seeing the animals. I liked the
gorillas because they were fluffy.”
Kaydie – 0G
“I liked the elephants and the camels and
I liked the monkeys. I liked the colours on
Ollie A – 0B
“We saw parrots and some things that eat
ants. I was great and the best part was the
Harry – 0T
“We went on the bus. The lions were
Jessica – 0G
“I loved the giraffes and I liked the zebras.
I liked riding on the boat.”
Olly S – 0T
“It was fun because we saw animals. I
liked the elephants because they have small
Nathan - 0T
“I liked looking at the sea lions in the
water. I liked the giraffes and zebras because
they weren’t too noisy and I saw a baby
Thomas – 0G
“I liked the lions because I like all the
colours. I liked the boat and seeing Gorilla
Eva – 0B
“It was fun. I liked looking at the animals.”
Jim Cole's Visit
The children from Little Wasps
were pleased to welcome Jim Cole to the school. Jim
spoke to the children about why he runs and why
running and exercise is important. He then took the
children on a run around the school grounds.
Thomas 0T: "The
running is easy but a feel a bit tired."
Keisha 0T: "The running
is very good because it is fun."
Aoife: 0T: "I ran
so fast I ran past Jim Cole."
Lincoln 0T: "We heard
about Jim's dog Alfred. He likes to swim."
Daisy 0G: "Jim Cole
runs a long way."
Caitlin 0G: "He can run
really, really fast. The running is really
healthy for you because it is exercising."
Ollie A 0B: "I was
running fast and I was near Jim Cole and I
Eva 0B: "I like running
because my mummy is a runner. I feel happy."
The reception children have
been enjoying playing in Mitzi’s playground.
Frankie (0B): I
love to play here because I can sit in the
chair and pretend to be the teacher and my
children sit on the mushrooms.
Isabella (0B) : I like to sit on the
chair and pretend to be the queen.
Emily (0B): I like to go on the train.
Eva (0B): I love everything!
Wilfie (0B): I like to climb on the beams
and go on the train.
Cara (0B): I like everything, it is lots
Lola (0G): I like to
play with everything.
Tim (0G): I love the train choo choo.
Caitlin (0G): I like to slide on the slide.
Rome (0G): I like the train and running.
Alfie W (0G): I like to play on the train
with my friends.
Sam (0G): I like to go down the slide.
Tom (0T): I like
being a gorilla and climbing.
Darcy (0T): I like to be a monkey on the
Lucy (0T): I like to climb and slide.
Emily (0T): I like to sit on the benches
and talk with my friends .
Stanley (0T): I love to climb and put my
feet on a little bar.
Alice, Lincoln and Orla from
0T, Frankie, Rupert and Alex from 0B and Sam and
Charlie from 0G model new WASPS hats!
Alice from 0T said: 'I like
it because it has got a Wasp on'.
Rupert from 0B said: 'It's
green and my nearly favourite colour'.
Sam from 0G said: 'It keeps
Book Week 2015
During Book Week the reception
children enjoyed learning about the story of The Bad
-Tempered Ladybird by Eric Carle. They reviewed the
book and completed some ladybird maths and design
activities. The children also enjoyed participating
in a workshop by Kate Williams based on her insect
poems. Different teachers from across the school
shared their favourite stories with the three
reception classes and Mrs Bull introduced the
children to the main library, sharing stories with
them. On the Friday the children came to school
dressed as their favourite insect. The children were
asked what they enjoyed about book week.
Christopher 0B - "It was
good because I got to dress up as a caterpillar."
Rupert 0B -
"I enjoyed dressing up as a snail.
Dylan 0G - "I liked dressing up because I kept laughing."
Alice 0T: "I liked being an insect. They are my
favourite animals. I enjoyed the stories."
"It was good because I liked being a butterfly.
It had a flower on it."
Caitlin 0G - "I enjoyed
book week because it was lovely. We had lots of
This week both Reception and
Year One took part in their sports day. The classes
had been preparing for weeks for their races and
every child thoroughly enjoyed taking part. We have
lots of photos to share of the event with you.
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children have been learning about the Easter story.
They heard how Jesus entered Jerusalem on a donkey
and the crowd cheered and waved palm branches. The
children made palm branches using collage techniques
and went out in the playground to wave them. They
enjoyed cheering and making lots of noise!
People Who Help Us - Builders
The reception children went on
a walk to look at the building site for the new
school. They enjoyed looking at the crane and the
progress of the building.
Torran (OB): "The crane
lifts big and heavy things up when people need
Lily (OG): "The crane helps
lift things high and low."
Sophie (OT): "It was
picking up big blocks."
Lottie (OG): "The roller
makes the pavement flat."
Bea (OT): "It was
Oscar (OG): "The digger
makes big holes."
Ruben (OB): "The crane
has a driver in it and he is waving at me."
Linden (OT): "It was
lifting stuff up. The builder drived it."
Freddie (OB): "They are
building our new class. It’s really tall the
crane isn’t it?"
David (OT): "The crane is
red and big. The man is at the back."
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Road Safety Week
During Road Safety Week the
children learnt about how to stay safe on the roads.
They enjoyed role play activities outside and
designed some road safety posters.
Rosie: “We need a
lollipop lady or else people will get squashed.”
Lilly: “You have to be
careful crossing the road.”
Max: “You need to hold
hands with a grown up.”
William: “Look left and
right to make sure there are no cars coming.”
During Book Week the
children enjoyed listening to the story of
Actor Tony Pedley
entranced the children with his storytelling
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read all about it!
like to say a very BIG “Thank you” to Mr
George for taking such good care of our
swimming pool for us.
Mr George comes into
school during his own time to service our
pool so that it is safe for us to use.
Without his help and
continued support we would not learn to
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image to the left to read the whole letter!
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Year O put on their wellies
and explored our extensive school grounds. We used
our senses to describe what we could see, hear and
“That’s a scary tree
‘cus it has no leaves on” Cheyanne (OG)
“Look a lily
flower, it’s pink. There’s algae in the
lake.” Isabel (OG)
“I can hear a crunchy
sound.” Isla (OB)
“I saw some fungi
on the grass.” Mabel (OB)
“The leaves on the
trees are green and red.” Annabelle (OT)
“I can see shells
and fossils.” Charlie (OT)