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Foxes - Miss Pelling

Welcome to Foxes class!

We will be keeping our page updated with the variety of different things that we are exploring and learning about over the course of the year!



Miss Pelling and Miss Woods


Summer 2 - Tell us a story! Julia Donaldson

We went on a hunt in the forest the first day back this term! We found the different characters from the Gruffalo hiding! 
Miss Woods has been teaching us some gymnastic skills in our PE lessons. Have a look through the pictures below to see some of our skills 

Gruffalo houses in the forest

We have enjoyed creating our own Gruffalo houses in the forest. Working together to move the logs and add materials.

Gruffalo Crumble

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We enjoyed making Gruffalo Crumble

Summer 1 Topic - People who help us! 

This term we have been learning about People who help us! We enjoyed a special visit from the police and the fire services. We have explored the people who help us within school and written letters to help the dinner ladies. We have also had a go at writing descriptive texts and riddles! 
We enjoyed trying on the police uniform as well as sitting in the police car and hearing the siren! 
We enjoyed exploring the different parts of the fire engine. The firefighters told us lots of exciting facts and let us sit in the fire engine! We then got a chance to spray the hose at the end with some help!

Special Delivery!

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This week we have had a very special delivery in Reception. We are looking after some eggs, but we don't know what is inside them! 

Dinosaur eggs

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We discovered that the eggs living in our role play area have hatched into dinosaurs! We are using our phonics to help us write to the dinosaurs asking them to leave the school! 
We have been looking after caterpillars, writing our own caterpillar diary every day to show how the caterpillars have changed. We are looking forward to having our own class butterflies very soon! 
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In Forest school we have been looking at creating shelters using some material and pegs. We have also been creating our own bird feeders working hard to thread the food onto the string.




Last term we looked at Traditional Tales with a focus on the story of The Three Little Pigs. 

The children have had a look at a crime scene and created wanted posters to catch the Big Bad Wolf who destroyed the role play area on the first day back after Christmas. 


We also looked at retelling the story and sequencing the story we knew. We are also learnt a song about The Three Little Pigs to help us in our story telling. 


With the shoe boxes we are creating a story setting scene for The Three Little Pigs. We hope you liked our shoe box story scenes

Forest School!

This week in PE we have been practising our ball skills. We have practised rolling the ball to our partners and maintaining control over the ball. 

Children in need 

Pudsey silver coins collection

Thank you to Reception classes for all of the money you donated!

Important Information

Jolly Phonics actions sheet

Jolly Phonics sounds with their actions - Youtube video:

P.E and Forest 


Foxes will be having P.E on a Tuesday. PE kits will be sent home at the end of every half term

 Forest will be on Wednesdays. Please can you ensure that your child has a change of clothes and Wellies for Forest so that they don't get their school clothes muddy! Thankyou smiley


We have been looking at Diwali this week, watching videos to help us learn more. During our topic session we have been using clay to create our own Diwali candles that will be coming home with us soon. Here are the results of our candles so far! 

We have been using magnifying glasses to explore the forest area. We have been looking closely at bugs, leaves and any other interesting things we can find! Take a look at the pictures below. 

As part of Forces Friday we created our own poppies to create a poppy display on our classroom wall. 


We have looked at fireworks and bonfire night this term. We have watched videos on Bonfire safety, seen a video of a firework display and had a go at creating our own bonfire and firework pictures. 

As part of our Space topic we have looked at pictures of space and have been listening to a planet song. We have created our own pictures of space using black paper and coloured chalk. Here are some of our pictures that are currently on display in the main area of Reception. 

We have been enjoying running and walking around the track seeing how many laps we can do! We have been writing down how long we have been running for back in the classroom. We have been aiming for 15 minutes when we can! You can see some of our pictures from the track below!

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This term our topic is 'At the Seaside'. We will be learning all about what lives under the sea, differences between the seaside and home and looking at a range of different stories related to our topic. 


On Wednesday we had lots of fun exploring the Forest. We looked for different sized pine cones and sticks as well as seeing if we could see any bugs!  

First Forest School

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