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Reception

Digging for treasure at Forest School and making stickmen

Reception pupils and their Year 4 friend had great fun in Forest school as you can see.

Santa letters

Our reception children wrote letters to Santa and then enjoyed a walk to the post box.  Fingers crossed the letter gets there on time!! 😊

Prickly Hay

Our youngest children performed so confidently to the whole school and to parents, performing a version of the nativity called Prickly Hay. They sang and danced beautifully and the main characters and narrators remembered their lines and spoke out clearly.
Congratulations to staff who stage directed and costumed 90 plus children.

Diwali morning November 2023

In early October, Stokes Wood 3 children had a visit from a Stone Age man . As you can see by the photos, he was happy to share his animal furs and the children tried them on. They also learned about the stone tools he brought with him. During the morning the children talked about how the Stone Age man evolved over many thousands of years from an ape like creature to an upright man or woman . Apart from being interesting and informative, it was great fun too.

Balanceability bike week

The children have been taking part in weekly balanceability sessions to help develop their balance and cycling skills with an Inspire Together health and wellbeing coach. As you can see by the photos, the children are loving it.

Reception classes parent stay and read event

Parents were invited to a reading information session about how they could help their children learn to read including some phonics instruction. The parents were very good!
The parents then went down to the classroom to take part in reading activities with their children

Lilac Book Parent Guide 2023

Hello Parents and Carers,

This is a video to help you understand how to read lilac books, that have no words, with your child at home. We will be sending these home with your child next week. We understand that some children can already read however, this is to support your child to find pleasure in reading and help with their comprehension (understanding) . Your child will take these home for around two weeks and then they will start to take home a reading book with words. Please make sure that you read the book that your child brings home at least three times a week for around 15 minutes. Please also make sure that your child brings their reading book to school everyday.

Chloe Savage, Author Visit

The youngest children at Stokes Wood enjoyed a visit by Chloe Savage who wrote the children’s book, The Search for the Giant Arctic Jellyfish’.
They listened to the story and all about how Chloe became a writer. She then worked with 30 children and helped them develop their writing. The reception children really enjoyed the experience.

Forest School sessions

t their Forest School sessions this week, our reception and Superstars pupils have been designing and building houses for the Mrs Wakeling’s teddy bears. The children designed and made lots of different creative ideas.

Summer Walk

The reception children have been on walks during each of the 4 seasons to recognise the changes that take place. They have visited the same local area in order to compare and discuss the changes in the environment.

Spring Walk


We went on a local walk and looked for evidence of new life in spring.

Science

We invited our parents in to join in with our science lesson.

Making ECO bricks for our ECO bench.

As part of our learning about sustainability we are making a bench out of recyclable materials.

Coronation celebrations

All our learning was based around the Coronation.

As you can see, we had great fun.

Life Cycle of a Butterfly

We watched the caterpillars grow and change into butterflies. Then we let the butterflies go.

Forest School fun

We love mud!! Look at what we can do on a rope too!