Big Talk


Hi Everyone!

We can’t believe it’s the end of another half term already, this year has gone so quickly.

Well done to Lexi and Aurora for being our ‘Readers of the Week’, they have read lots at home this week as usual, Lexi has also been on Reading Eggs at home and printed out a certificate!. For homework Liam and Seve did lots of measuring and could talk about what they did using the vocabulary taller and shorter..

After the holidays our new topic will be based on the book ‘The Naughty Bus’ by Jan and Jerry Oke!  (There is a video on line if you google The Naughty Bus) We have read the book at school already and the children are really excited at the thoughts of the journeys we might have on our Naughty Bus.  Who knows where we might end up!  We will be looking at different places each week and writing about our adventures.

As usual we have set a task for over the holidays; we would like the children (with your help of course) to make a model of their own naughty or magic transport.  It could be the ‘Naughty Aeroplane’ or the ‘Cheeky Bike’ etc.

We would also be grateful if you have any old road books/maps you could send in so we could use them in our play, any boxes to make buildings also any bus or train timetables you can pick up.  The first week back we will be visiting ‘London’ and learning about the Queen and Royal family.

After the holidays we will also be looking at using number lines to help us with addition and subtraction problems by counting on and counting back.  For example for 4+3 start at no.4 on the line and make 3 jumps to find the answer.  The children love playing on chalk number lines outside and making hops to find the answer to problems.  We have sent home a number line on the back but it would be great to hear about any number lines you make outside.

In June we will be completing the assessments on the children as they reach the end of the Foundation Stage, so it would be great if you could remember to do some reading or let your child go on ‘Reading Eggs’ to make sure they don’t forget all they have learned.  We have also sent home a list of the 100 High Frequency words.  To achieve a ‘good level of development’ the children are also required to recognise and order numbers to 20, so practising numbers would be a great help too!

Also after the holidays we will be finding out about recycling as part of a whole school project.  In Reception we will be inviting our parents in to school to become involved and see what we have learned.  Details will be sent home after the holidays.

As usual thank you for all your support, we hope you all have a lovely two weeks holiday and we hope that the sun will stay out for us.

The Reception Team


Big Talk


Hi Everyone

We have had a great day celebrating the Royal Wedding!  First we went into assembly and found out about the Prince Harry and his bride Meghan and the Royal Family.  At dinner time we really enjoyed our picnic.  Thank you to those parents who came and joined in the celebrations.

This week the children have been writing about the Very Hungry Caterpillar, they have all tried exceptionally hard to keep their writing neat and sitting on the line.  We have been really impressed with their work.

In maths we have been continuing with ‘Number Bonds’ and most children can now recognise and order numbers up to 20.  Next week we will be doing more mmmadding and taking away using counting on and counting back strategies.  We will also be doing some measuring, we will be using the words longer and shorter and taller to compare objects and maybe even ourselves to see who has the longest arms, fingers etc.   For homework we would like the children to find things that are taller and shorter than themselves.

We are pleased that some children are using ‘Reading Eggs’ at home and this is really helping them with their reading in a fun way!  This week we have chosen Harry W and Lily as ‘Readers of the Week’.  They have both made a big improvement – Well Done!

We hope you all have a lovely weekend and that the sun stays out for ‘The Royal Wedding’.


The Reception Team





Chaperon Rouge by Elizabeth

Dashing through the mysterious,woods the young girl was surrounded by colossal trees and music of beautiful birds. Anxious, she walked across a neglected bridge over to the stream. After racing, she arrived at a deserted, lonely village full of abandoned houses, once alive with joyful villagers. Cautiously, she carried on walking through the mysterious forest. The moon was like an eye pursuing the girl deeper into the unknown. The forest turned to darkness. She lit a fire… As the blood – crumbling flames danced in the cold, the girl drifted of to sleep.

Chaperon Rouge

Slowly, she backed up against the rocks, she started looking for danger. The light behind started to dim and a crowd of silhouettes closed around her like curtains. Cautiously,she turned around , behind her were big bad wolves staring right at her. Quickly,she ran,racing through the forest as the wolves chased her down.

By Paige 5W

Chaperon Rouge By Millie 5W

Slowly, she backed up against the fragile wall and glared around her in despair. Unexpectedly, a towering, malicious shadow formed into the jaws of a wolf. She turned. As quick as a flash, she dashed, sprinted and raced across the rocky floor as the wolves got closer. The girl got quicker. Closer. Quicker. Snap! With their jaws closing behind her she raced whilst gasping for air to breathe. She got to the edge of the cliff… She skidded. And tripped. Her heart was beating like a drum. With beads of fear sweating down her face,she turned around. She saw nothing. Was it a dream? …

In the distance, she saw the outline of the castle like a blurred image. She approached the the stairs of the castle, calmly she wondered up them. Everything was silent, she was safe, she entered the building. All of a sudden, a blood red mist filled  the air and the door transformed into large jaws of a wolf. Snap!…

Chaperon Rouge Extract by Finley 5W

Unexpectedly, she looked around and backed up against the cold and fragile wall. She heard a noise. Her eyes searched around for anything dangerous. There was nothing, nothing at all. The noise came again, but it was louder. She started running. She ran as fast as she could hoping that she wouldn’t get clamped by the wolves. Beads of sweat which resembled fear flown into a river track helping the wolves to follow her. One very confident wolf tried to go for her. SNAP!! It missed. She came to a halt as there was a really rocky and steep mountain. There they came. WHAM! She fell. The world was in a blurry haze as she waddled over to the lonely castle that she could barely see. She approached the abandoned castle. As soon as she entered the castle, she sensed safety. Surely she would be safe right? Suddenly  a wave of red vapour filled the air. The doorway transformed into a wolf very shyly. She looked behind her. BAM!! She was caught…

chaperon Rouge by kaiden year5

The blood curdiling vapour  began to enclose the forest path. The trees began to fade into the threatening picture of a petrifying wolf. Shining in the smoke,was an inflamed red eye which appeared out of the darkness. The wolves slithered through the ancient ruins of a village. The wolves were creeping as they got closer to the girl. Gasping in fear, she awoke. Trembling the girl collected her bag.she was sweating in dread as she backed against the wall.

Cautiously,she backed up against a wall as she heard a crackiling noise. Suddenly, a menacing shadow appeared above her and transformed into the shape of a imtimadating wolf. She gulped and then ran as she sprinted through the ruins of the village as the wolves hunted her down. She looked around her surroundings and saw the devious wolves behind her.

She ran through the forest as the wolves ganged up on her.SNAP! The wolves jaws reached out to swallow her whole. They began to multiply as the wolves were like magnets attrackting to each over as they stalked her. She came to a stop,she skidded. Her heart was pounding. The girl took a glance behind her. SNATCH! The wolves tried to get a bite out of her. She ran as they got closer. And closer. The girl climbed up some rocks and in the horizon there was a castle. Apprehensively,the girl walked up the majestic stairs. Slowly,the girl walked through the door. Carefully,the girl walked on and then…SNAP! Was it all a dream?


Chaperon Rouge by Enya

A ruby red scarlet vapour began to blend in with the sun set in the coal frosty night sky . Slowly it smothered into the ominous, threatening figure of a wolf . The eye was like the sun burning a scoring, hole into the darkness. The two wolves slithered across the cherry floor as they were ready to cause some trouble. Gasping in fear she brought her Mind back to the spine chilling world. Her heart was pounding like a basketball bouncing on the floor as she struggled for air , her heart was pounding BOOM BOOM BOOM as she picked up her leather bag . Slowly, she pushed herself back to the stone wall her face turned as her face sweated . Cautiously, without warning a cold sinister gloomy shadow towered over her head and transformed into a vicious wolf . She came to a stop . She gasped. And shaked . She skidded down the steep hill passing the rocks . Her heart was pounding. She turned her head her head was sweating with balls of sweat she came to a stop she felt sick . She walked up the steep steps she walked slowly. Nervously slowly creaked through the castle she took a deep breath she was safe at last . Before she knew it the door came alive . Red fume strangled the castle . Like a struck of lightning. A violent SNAP !!!! The wolf had swallowed her forbidden soul . Was this all a dream ???????

Chaperon rouge from Araj 5W

A ruby red vapour emerged ,while the soft grass and the tall emerald trees faded into the colour of bloody – red swaying in the death direction. Glowing in the darkness, it’s devios eye was like the precious soul of Chaperon rouges life, lightening the pitch black sky with the word death. Her heart was pulverising like a drum, as the red blood slithered through the ancient village towards her. As it came closer her heart pounded faster BOOM , BOOM , BOOM. She gasped in fear .