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Beautiful Bonnets

Wednesday 28th March 2018.



We enjoyed taking part in the Easter Bonnet Parade today. 

Just look at our wonderful bonnets. 

The winning bonnets look amazing. 

Well done to all the children who took part and thank you to our fabulous families for all their help in creating the stunning bonnets.

Easter Time Thoughts.

Wednesday 28th March 2018


The children in Reception have been thinking about the Christian festival of Easter.

We found out that it is celebrated in different ways around the world.

The colourful eggs in Poland and kite flying in Bermuda are some of our favourite ways to celebrate Easter. 

We enjoyed our ‘Easter Egg Hunt’ too, especially eating the chocolate eggs.


Charity Champions!

Friday 23rd March 2018


Reception children  enjoyed taking part in fun Sports Relief activities.

We ran races, jumped hurdles and danced!

All this activity was very exciting and very tiring.

We took deep breaths to calm down and relax.

Click on the link below to see how we got ourselves ready to take part in today's activities.

The Wake Up! Dance

Wake yourself up and get dancing with The Wake Up! Dance.

Rainbow Breath - Flow | GoNoodle

Get kids to relax, think positive, and flow with mindfulness exercises.

How did you make your minibeast?

Wednesday 21st March 2018




The children in Year One enjoyed finding out about or minibeasts.

The children explained what they made and

talked about the different materials they used aswell as

the different ways to attach all the features of the minibeasts.


'Express' 21.03.18

Easter Bonnet Competition!

Friday 16th March 2018


The children are very excited about making their own Easter bonnets.

Please help your child with all the tricky cutting and sticking.

Next week is another busy week of fun and learning.

Get your bonnets ready for the competition and

remember to join in with the Sports Relief activities.

If you haven't had a chance to get your 'Easter Egg Raffle' ticket

please remember to get your raffle tickets to be in with a chance of winning an Easter egg.

We have been thinking about shapes in the environment -15.03.18

We sailed far away on a pirate's ship to find the treasure -14.03.18

We have been shopping -13.03.18

A busy week of learning 07.03.18

'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'

by Eric Carle

Tuesday 27th February 2018


This is our new story.

The children in Reception love to see how the caterpillar changes at the end of the story.

The caterpillar is very hungry.

What do you like to eat when you are hungry?


The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Animated Film

In the internationally acclaimed The Very Hungry Caterpillar, a tiny caterpillar eats and eats...and eats his way through the week. Taken from The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Other Stories collection. Based on Eric Carle's picture book.

Reception Transport Show


Tuesday 13th February 2018


The children had a wonderful time today.

Thank you to all the Mums and Dads and Grandpas, Grandmas,

Aunties and Uncles who came along to the 'Express' show.

The children enjoyed talking about their learning

and sharing the models they created.

They have enjoyed finding out about different types of transport

and thinking about how people travel.

Take another look at some of the amazing transport models the children made.


'Express' Transport Show 13.02.18

Michael Rosen performs We're Going on a Bear Hunt For a quarter of a century, readers have been swishy-swashying and splash-sploshing through the award-winning favourite picture book We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury In this video, Michael Rosen performs the book - why not sing along with your copy at home!

Our Numicon Investigation

Thursday 1st February 2018.


Reception children are great Maths investigators.

Can you see how we are exploring the Numicon?

We found out that combining two of the Numicon

pieces makes the number bigger.

We added the two numbers,

by counting all the cut-outs,

to find the new number

Numicon Maths - 01.02.18

How many 3D shapes can you find?

Monday 29th January 2018


Have you noticed the shape of lots of packages?

Reception children have been thinking about some familiar 3D shapes.

We can describe some 3D shapes and talk about which 3D shapes will stack, slide or roll.

You can help your child by looking for 3D shapes at home and in the environment.

Building 3D Transport Models- 29.01.18


Green Day!

Friday 19th January 2018


Today the children and staff at Alston Primary School dressed in green.

It was a special day.

Today we remembered our teacher Mr Green.

He helped many of the children at Alston to discover their sporting talents.

We joined in with lots of fun sporty activities

and supported a charity to help others.

'Only One You' - by Linda Kranz

Friendship Day

Friendship Day

Thursday 11th January 2018


Today the children enjoyed talking about their friends.

We decided that friends are very important.

Friends make us happy so we need to look after them.

What is special about your friends?

You could chat about some of the wonderful things about your friends.

The children created special friendship chains.

You can see them displayed in school.

We said a special thank you for our friends.

Reception Transport Show-Engage- 10.01.18

Reception Transport Show!

Wednesday 10th January 2018


The children had an amazing time exploring

some different types of transport today.

The children learnt the names of the vehicles,

discovered some features and then described how different vehicles are used.

Do you have a favourite type of transport?

Welcome Back!!

9th January 2018


We hope you had a wonderful and safe holiday.

Happy New Year!

It has been a fabulous start to the new term.

Well done to everyone who arrived on time. Keep it up!

We are very excited about our new topic 'Are We There Yet?'

Do take a look at our Curriculum Map to help you think about some of the exciting things we are thinking about.