The Rabbits







  The Fieldmice     

Welcome to Reception – We are Rabbit and Fieldmice class!

Summer Term 2019

What a busy Summer Term we have had! Find out about the exciting and fun things we have been doing!

Miller's Ark

Miller’s Ark Farm came to visit our school.  The children enjoyed meeting the animals and learning all about them.



What an amazing ‘eggsperience’! 6 eggs were delivered to our school. We watched and waited and we were lucky to welcome new baby ducklings into the world. We looked after the ducklings and enjoyed teaching them to swim.



In our Art week the children looked at and created their own pictures in the style of Claude Monet.



Queen Elizabeth Country Park

In June the whole of reception went on a school trip to Queen Elizabeth Country Park. We travelled on a double decker bus and despite the torrential rain in the morning; we still had a good time. We split up into groups and took part in different activities.

Some of us went on a minibeast hunt and a treasure hunt looking for interesting natural objects.   We visited the park and looked at a pond full of lily pads just like Monet’s!

Creative Arts Week

During Creative Arts week we had so much fun! Jim came to our school and taught us how to play Caribbean steel pans and some Samba rhythms.  We performed them as a class on a variety of drums and percussion instruments.

In Art Mr Hodson helped us create a seaside landscape with black marker pens, pastels and inks. We also learnt about Aboriginal art which is based upon a style of art called ‘Pointillism’. We designed our own patterns in the style of Aboriginal paintings.


In the dance workshops Olivia from Zest dance taught, us how to Salsa dance and American line dance.

Sports Day

We all enjoyed Sports Day. We split up into coloured teams and then enjoyed a variety of activities.! A big thank you to all of the parents who came to cheer us on and support us.

Spring Term 2019


Our first topic for this half term has been Penguins. We have been learning lots of different facts about Penguins. We made a story map of all the facts that we learned. We also painted pictures of different type of penguins.


We had lots of fun learning circus tricks for the very first time! We learnt how to spin plates, balance feathers, spin the diablo, walk the tightrope and many more. The best part was getting all dressed up and performing to our parents at the end of the week!

Click here to see more photos of our circus performance.

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

We read the story of Goldilocks and the Three bears. We made porridge and wrote letters from Goldilocks apologising to the Bears. The children made warning signs to scare Goldilocks away.

Science Week

Slippery Slopes

We investigated different substances – honey, oil and soap suds to see which were the fastest and slowest to travel down the slopes.

Be Safe and Be Seen

We also designed T shirts to make sure we could be seen if we went on a Bear Hunt. We used reflective materials and tested our designs in a dark tent (the bear cave) with a torch!

Art Week

Doug Hyde

Doug Hyde is the most popular contemporary living artist in the UK

Here are some of his pictures
We created our own paintings in the style of Doug Hyde, using printing and painting techniques.



In Literacy we have been learning the story of ‘We’re going on a Bear Hunt’ by Michael Rosen. The children used their writing skills to create their own story maps.

We learnt the story using actions, and then changed the story to make it our own. We innovated the story and loved trying to think of a different animal and different places to travel through.

Puzzle Mornings

Finally a big thank you to all those parents who joined us for our Puzzle mornings. They were well attended and both adults and children seemed to have lots of fun.


Autumn Term 2018


 We have all enjoyed settling into Devonshire Infants and have been very busy learning new routines and all about our exciting topics.

Owl Babies


During the first half term, we read the book ‘The Owl Babies’ by Marin Waddell.  We used ‘Talk for Writing’ to help us learn the story off by heart. First we drew a story map and then we made up our own actions and performed the story as a whole class. The actions really helped us to remember the story. We were so glad that Sarah, Percy and Bill’s mummy came back to them!






The Little Red Hen

We read the story of The Little Red Hen and then made our own delicious bread. We even tried grinding wheat to make flour! 







During the first half term we learnt all about an artist called Wassily Kandinsky. He was a Russian artist who used lines and shapes as well as colour in his art work. We drew our own ‘concentric circles’ in the style of Kandinsky. 


Aren’t we clever!



Nursery Rhymes

This half term we have been learning all about nursery rhymes.  We have been reciting them and acting them out using props or with puppets which we have made ourselves. Our ‘Talk for Writing’ has been based on the book ‘Each Peach Pear Plum’ by Janet and Allan Ahlberg. The book is full of all of our favourite nursery rhyme characters.  We followed our story map and then used actions to help us remember the story.


We looked at historical artefacts that might have been found in the kitchen of the Nursery Rhyme character, Old Mother Hubbard.

Friendship Week

The children were joined together with paper chains to a friend and were challenged to negotiate the obstacles around the playground without breaking their chain.


We enjoyed reading stories about Elmer and his friends. We made our own colourful elephant hats and took part in an Elmer parade.

Special Clothes and Celebrations

We thought about special times with our families and times when we wear special clothes. We had the chance to dress up in lots of different kinds of special clothes in our Chinese restaurant.

Christmas Performances

Everyone was very impressed with our singing of ‘Uh-Huh, Oh Yeah!’ in the Christmas production of ‘The Innspectors.’

 Santa’s Workshops

A big thank you to all those parents who joined us for Santa's Workshop. They were well attended and both adults and children seemed to have lots of fun.