Wednesday 7 November 2018

Place value

We have been using the Dienes equipment to learn how 2 digit numbers are made up of tens and ones. We have used place value cards to split numbers up and use ‘tens sticks’ and ‘ones cubes’ to make each number.


Wednesday 7 November 2018

The gunpowder plot

We have started our new topic ‘Come and join the celebration’ and have been learning about bonfire night. We have read the story of the gunpowder plot to understand why we celebrate firework night. We worked in groups to act out part of the story and make a freeze frame for each part. We performed our work to the class.


Friday 19 October 2018

2D shape hunt

We have been learning about 2D shapes and their properties. We went on a shape hunt in the classroom to see how many 2D shapes we could find. We recorded what we found out using a tally chart.



Friday 19 October 2018


We have been learning what glossaries are and where to find them in non-fiction books. We looked at lots of different NF books and located the glossary we also had a go at reading some words and their meanings.  We have been learning how to order words in alphabetical order using the first letter to help us. We will be making our own weather glossaries for topic.


Friday 19 October 2018

Money problem solving

We have been learning about money and how to add amounts of money using a number line. We had to solve a problem to find how many ways we could total 10p using set fruits and prices. We came up with lots of ideas!

Friday 19 October 2018

weather forecasts

We have used role play to make our own weather reports. We planned what we were going to say in our groups and then used props to act it out to the class.


Friday 29 June 2018

Surprise Story Tellers

Thanks to all the surprise story tellers that have come into our classroom to tell a story so far! The children always get so excited to see who it is going to be! If you would like to be the next story teller please contact the office.

Friday 29 June 2018

Royal Wedding

Friday 18th May 2018

Today we learnt about the Royal Wedding. We watched videos and looked at the different members of the Royal Family. We then worked in our groups to make our own wedding dresses using toilet paper. We also made our own crowns using lots of shiny jewels.

Friday 29 June 2018

Class Butterflies!!

Week Commencing: 21st May 2018

Our caterpillars continued to grow and grow. They then changed into chrysalis and we had to be very patient and wait. But after waiting nearly two weeks the butterflies were ready to fly and we let them go.


Monday 30 April 2018


Week Commencing: 23rd April 2018

This term our new topic is ‘Minibeasts’. To start our topic off we have been learning about the life cycle of a butterfly.

We have had a delivery of our own class caterpillars. We look forward to seeing them change into butterflies. We are going to keep a class diary about how the caterpillars are changing each week.

We have made wet wipe butterflies.


We have painted symmetrical butterflies.


Friday 23 February 2018

Chinese New Year

Week Commencing: 19th February 2018

This week we have been learning about Chinese New Year. We made dragons, lanterns and painted Chinese numbers.

Friday 23 February 2018

Learning Journeys

Week Commencing: 19th February 2018

This week we all had the opportunity to sit down together and look at our learning journeys. It was great to look back at all the different learning we have been doing this year. It was nice to see what our friends had in their learning journeys too.

Friday 23 February 2018

Our first class assembly…

Thursday 8th February 2018:

Today we did our first ever class assembly at Pixies Hill. Everyone did a fantastic job to remember their lines and to say them loudly and clearly. The assembly was about our topic ‘Once Upon a Time.’

We hope you enjoyed watching our class assembly.

Friday 23 February 2018

Look at our Beanstalks

Look at how much our beanstalks have grown. We have now taken them home and hope they keep growing.

Monday 29 January 2018

Using the I-Pads

Week Commencing 22nd January 2018

This week during computing we used the I-pads. We used the Bee-Bot app, we were programing the Bee-Bot to move around the maze using different commands. After using the I-pads we watched the next part of Hectors World, the short videos are teaching us about the importance of e-safety.

Here is the link for you to watch them at home –



Monday 29 January 2018

Who’s that trip, trapping over my bridge??

Week Commencing: 22nd January 2018

This week we have been reading the story ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’. During literacy we made our own trolls using playdough and other materials, we made bridges using a range of construction resources and during art we drew our own pictures of the story.




Monday 22 January 2018

Jack and the Beanstalk

Week Commencing: 15th January 2018

This week we have been reading the story ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. We have planted our own beans. We cannot wait for them to grow!! This week we have learning about the different parts of a plant, what plants need to grow and ordering the life cycle of a bean plant.

Here are some pictures of us planting our beans – we wonder if they will grow as big as Jack’s beanstalk??

Monday 15 January 2018

Once Upon a Time…

Week Commencing: 8th January 2018

We have started our new topic ‘Once Upon a Time’ this week.

We started this week by reading the book ‘The Three Little Pigs’. We worked in our groups to story map and retell the story using small characters.

We also worked in small groups to act out the story to the rest of the class.

We pretended to be the big bad wolf (ahhh) and make paint wolf pictures by blowing the paint using a straw.


Monday 18 December 2017

Bird Feeders

Today with Mrs Weare we read the book ‘Night Tree’. We then made our own bird feeders using Cherrios and pipe cleaners, we have hung them on a tree outside for the birds to eat.


Monday 18 December 2017

Christmas Jumper Day

On Friday 15th December we all wore our Christmas Jumpers to school and each donated £1 to the charity Save the Children.

Monday 18 December 2017

It’s nearly…… CHRISTMAS!

This week we have been busy making our Christmas cards, calendars and Christmas envelopes ready to take home.

Monday 18 December 2017

Carol Concert

On Thursday 14th December we went to St John’s Church in Boxmoor to take part in the Carol Concert. We sang lots of different carols and listened to the readings. We had made decorations for the tree at the church, we had made crowns for the song ‘We Three Kings’.

Monday 18 December 2017

Pantomime – Snow White

On Friday 8th December we went to the Elgiva Theatre in Chesham to see Snow White. It was great fun and we all enjoyed watching the pantomime.

Monday 18 December 2017

A King is Born…

Well done to all the children in reception class taking part in the nativity. You were fantastic angels and donkeys and Miss Best was very proud!

Tuesday 5 December 2017

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

Week Commencing: 5th December 2017

This week Christmas has finally arrived here in reception class. We have worked together to put up and decorate the tree. We have an advent calendar and an Elf has come to visit our class!!!(How exciting!!) We also have a new role play area which is Santa’s Workshop. We will begin to do some more Christmas activities during child initiated play and learn about ‘The Nativity’ during topic.


Tuesday 5 December 2017


For the beginning part of this half term our topic has been ‘Penguins’. We have been doing lots of fun Penguin activities during child initiated play.

Tuesday 5 December 2017

A King is Born….

‘A King is Born’

Reception and KS1 have been very busy practicing for the Christmas Nativity. We have learnt 7 different songs and have been practicing our dances and lines on stage.

We can’t wait to show you!

Thursday 30 November 2017

Captain Ditty and Professor Poet

Joe and Andrew visited us today!

This is what a few of the children thought:

“It was amusing and crazy and I liked it when Andy went to look for the bowl. I really liked the dancing at the end.” (Samuel, Year 3)

“I liked it when he got the cake in his face.” (Charlie, Year 2)

“I liked singing the songs and rhymes.” (Ellie, Year 2)

Monday 13 November 2017

Remembrance Day

Week Commencing: 6th November 2017

This week we have been learning about ‘Remembrance Day’. We learnt about poppies and why people wear them on the lead up to Remembrance Day. During CIP time we had the opportunity to make poppies using different paper, paint poppies, make poppies on the computer and make models of poppies using construction resources.


Monday 13 November 2017

Bonfire Night

Week Commencing: 30th October 2017

This week we have been learning about ‘Bonfire Night’ and the story of ‘Guy Fawkes’. We made our own firework pictures using marbles dipped in paint and cut tubes.


Monday 13 November 2017


Week Commencing: 30th October 2017

This week we have been learning about Halloween. We had lots of different Halloween activities during CIP time, We made skeletons using cotton buds, repeating patterns using Halloween sequins and carving pumpkins.

Monday 13 November 2017


Week Commencing: 30th October 2017

This week we have learnt about ‘Diwali’. We made our own Diva Lamps using clay. We rolled them into a ball and added a tea light. We used a pencil to decorate into the clay. When they have dried we are going to paint them and add glitter.


Monday 13 November 2017

Leaf Man

Week Commencing: 16th October 2017

Our topic this term has been ‘Autumn’, we  recently read the book ‘Leaf Man’. For homework we collected our own leaves, twigs, moss etc. and then used this to make our own pictures.

Monday 13 November 2017

Repeating Patterns

Week Commencing: 16th October 2017

This week in maths we have been learning about repeating patterns. We have made patterns using a range of objects and resources from around the classroom.


Monday 13 November 2017

Peace at Last

Week Commencing: 9th October 2017

This week we have been reading the story ‘Peace at Last’. One of our activities during Literacy was to make our own bears.



Monday 13 November 2017

Recognising Numbers… 1, 2, 3…

Week Commencing: 25th September 2017

This week in maths we have been practicing recognising numbers and counting.

Monday 13 November 2017

The Gruffalo

Week Commencing: 25th September 2017

This week we have been reading the book ‘The Gruffalo’. In our groups we story mapped the story on large pieces of paper. During CIP we also did lots of Gruffalo activities.

Monday 13 November 2017

Settling into our new school….

Week Commencing: 5th September 2017

This week we have been getting to know one another and making friends. We have also have the opportunity to explore our new classroom. It has been a little bit scary but very exciting and we look forward to next week!