Gosh and wow at the circus!

Today we had a breath-taking and memorable visit from Obby from The Blooming Circus, who helped us kick off our Gosh and wow topic. First, he performed some fantastic circus tricks while we watched in amazement.

The balls went so high!
The balls went so high!
The diablo!
The Chinese diablo.
Climbing up a huge ladder to get onto his unicycle.
Climbing up a huge ladder to get onto his unicycle.
Riding a 7-foot tall unicycle.
Riding a 7-foot tall unicycle.
Juggling on the unicycle!
Juggling on the unicycle!

Next, it was our turn to have a go! We spilt into two groups, and Obby taught us how to spin plates, use flower sticks and juggle with scarves.

Later on in the day, we talked about how the circus visit made us feel.

Which part of the day made you say “gosh” or “wow”? Why? Which new skill are you most proud of?

Recipes for Spring treats

Chocolate nests


Ingredients: Rice crispies, chocolate, mini eggs.


1. Melt the chocolate.


2. Mix in the rice crispies.


3. Spoon into cases.


4. Add mini eggs.


5. Put in the fridge.


Sweet nests (dairy and nut free)

Ingredients: Rice crispies, dairy-free spread, golden syrup.


1. Melt the dairy-free spread.

2. Mix in the golden syrup.

3. Mix in the rice crispies.

4. Spoon into cases.

5. Put in the fridge.

Releasing the worms!

Ten days ago, Harris brought his wormery into the classroom, and Reception C took the worms on as their temporary pets. We kept them in a safe, dark place and were careful not to knock them or make any loud noises. We took turns observing them moving around in the wormery.  

The wormery

After ten days, today was the day to release the worms into the wild. We took the wormery outside and gently emptied the contents. We were so pleased to see the worms wriggling happily and digging deep into the soil. 


     We’ll miss having them around the classroom, but we know they are enjoying life outside, and we love observing them in their natural environment. Good luck in the wild our wormy friends!

Visit to the Centre for Wildlife Gardening

Last Thursday we visited the Centre for Wildlife Gardening as part of our Mother Earth topic. We put on special high-visibility jackets for safety, and then got on the bus to the centre.

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When we arrived, we sat and had lunch together. Then Andrew (a wildlife expert) taught us about plants, animals and their habitats.

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Next, we went on a mini-beast hunt. Can you name some of the creatures we discovered?

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Finally, we learnt about how bats communicate using echolocation by playing the ‘bats and moth’ game.


Fun facts:

– A group of frogs is called an army.
– The smallest bird in England is called a goldcrest.
– Stag beetle larvae live for 6 years, but adult stag beetles only live for a few weeks.
– Female newts lay hundreds of eggs, but can only lay one at a time.

Can you remember who lives in here?
Can you remember who lives in here?
The children were fascinated with this. We thought it was a creature, but it turned out to be the root of a plant!
The children were fascinated by this object. They thought it was a creature, but it turned out to be the root of a plant!
Whose home is this?
Whose home is this?

Red Nose Day! 

Today was Red Nose Day, where we all donated to Comic Relief to come to school dressed in red, black and white. Reception C’s costumes were all amazing, but the ‘best dressed’ award went to Juno for her wacky superhero look.

We joined the rest of the school for a special assembly where we were delighted to hear that the school had raised over £344! We watched a video that showed us how the money would help children in Africa to have a better school. Then, Juno represented the class in a game called ‘gorilla, ninja, cowboy.’ Well done Juno, and congratulations to Mathilda from Reception B who was the winner!

Which friends making funny faces can you spot?


We will never forget the fun we had today, and will remember the importance of our charity donations.