Sir John Lillie

Primary School

Succeeding on the Journey through Lifelong Learning


After reading information books about different sea creatures, we had a go at making our own information book. We tried our best to remember all the interesting facts about different underwater creatures and write them down. 


Afer the trip to Wagamama, we decided to make a 3D map of our local area. We talked about different roads we walked down and landmarks we saw. Do you know any landmarks near your house?



We went on a trip to our local Wagamama restaurant. We prepared our own meals and had a go at making our own healthy smoothies. It was so much fun!



           Happy Mother's Day!

We are becoming very independent at solving additions by counting on in our heads. We love aour mental Maths!


We went outside to look for different signs of spring such us, buds, blossom, daffodils, etc. We also noticed that our frogspawn turned into tadpoles. Spring is in the air! Which signs of spring can you spot on your way home?




We went on a trip to the Ecology Centre in Holland Park. We had so much fun learning all about trees. We were very busy taking tree rubbings, making our own tree crowns and exploring woodland areas. Thank you to all the parents who came with us and helped look after our pupils. Can you remember any type of common trees you have learnt about?



We do remember to look after the plants in our garden centre. We are so excited to watch them grow.



We have been learning about pairs of numbers that when we add them together will give us 10. Thanks to a lot of practice, we are very good at remembering them by heart. 





This week we learnt all about castles. We went outside to work together to build a castle out of big bricks. We thought of what a castle needs and used words such as, moat, portcullis, battlements and drawbridge.  It was so much fun working together and helping each other.



We have had so much fun celebrating Red Nose Day. We were very excited to raise money for Comic Relief. Thank you to everyone who remembered to donate £1. 


Since we planted cress seeds and flower bulbs last week, we have remembered to go out and check on our plants every day. We are becoming very good at looking after our plants and remembering to water them.

What else do plants need to grow?




We pretended to be witches and wizards and made our own silly potions. We thought of different ingredients we could stir in and then had a go at thinking of different describing words to talk about them. We used words such as, squishy, stinky, slimy, disgusting, wiggly, etc. 



This week we celebrated World Book Day. It was so much fun to dress up as our favourite book characters!



We have been halving precious jewels. We have learnt that there are 2 halves and they are always the same. 



This week we have been making pancakes. We mixed all the ingredients together and then went to our kitchen with a grown-up to fry our own pancakes. We talked about different kitchen utensils we had to use in order to fry them. 




The beautiful weather this week inspired us to do some planting and to develop our own garden centre. We thought of what we would need in our garden centre to help us grow plants. We gathered some trowels, pots, seeds, soil and watering cans. We had so much fun!





Welcome back after the break. Hope you have had a fantastic time. 

We were very lucky to receive frogspawn this week. We looked at it and read some information books about the life cycle of a frog. Next, we went out into our playground and gently placed the frogspawn in our own pond. Now we cannot wait until we see tadpoles hatching out of the eggs.







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Listen to our original E-safety rap!

This week in Reception we have been learning all about mini beasts such as, spiders, ants, beetles, scorpions, snails, etc. We found out that a snail's body is called a 'foot' and it is extremely wet and slimy. We read some information books on creepy crawlies and then decided to make our own collaborative information book.



We have also watched videos of how different mini beasts move and had a go at imitating them during one of our 'Dance & Movement' sessions. We had a go at creating our own original moves using different parts of our body.



Listen to our pirate version of 'We're Going On A Bear Hunt'!

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We also had a go at instructing our beebots to go to different places to find the golden treasure.




Next, he demanded that we create some treasure maps for him, so that he would know where to look for the shiny treasure.




As part of our Pirate Week, we have been busy completing different tasks and challenges for Barnacle Bill. First the greedy pirate asked us to double some golden coins for him so he can be even richer.




After spending a few days looking at information books about woodland animals and learning all about them, we had a go at writing our own descriptions of forest animals. We tried our best to sound out longer words and remember our capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. We also had a go at thinking of different describing words to make our pieces of writing even better.




After looking at and describing different woodland animals, we had a go at making our forest animal collages. It was a great opportunity for us to consolidate the new vocabulary of claws, beak, fur and feathers. We used and combined together different materials to create new textures.





We have been learning all about woodland animals. After reading 'After the Storm', we decided to build houses for the animals who lost them in the storm. We worked together and listened to each other's ideas to build the most comfortable houses for our woodland friends.



We have started to develop our outside roleplay area. We thought it would be fun to be inspired by the 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' story that children in our Nursery have been reading. We tried to recreate the Bears' hut in the middle of the woods. We had so much fun!