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We have themed our classrooms to 'under the sea' the immerse the children in their learning

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Our topic this term is 'Under the Sea'.

We are learning the story


Billy's Bucket


All the staff in Early Years wish you all a very healthy and happy


Halloween Dress up day

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Diwali week in Year R

Diwali Week



As part of our RE studies we have been looking at the Hindu festival of light called Diwali. We read all about Rama and Sita and their journey home using light. We spent time undertaking activites to teach us more about this religious festival.


We drew Rangoli patterns, made sweet treats, learnt Diwali dance, hand painted in Hindu style and text mapped the story of Rama and Sita. We linked our Maths and English work with Diwali too!

Local Police visit

 We have been lucky to have visits from our local police and nurse to show us some of the things they do to help the local community. They are true heroes in our eyes!

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Searching for the Evil Pea

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Luckily the children are keeping a watchful eye out in the hope that they might just catch the Evil Pea. There has been some sightings in the school playground..... But to date we haven't managed to capture him. We'll keep looking

The Evil Pea has been up to his naughty tricks again.....

Year R found some vegetables had been trapped by the evil pea. They worked fast to relese them

How are people who help us heroes? This is the big question that Year R are looking to answer. 


Our first job was to dress up as a superhero for the day. We had a variety of superheroes including Captain America, Spiderman and Wonder Woman. We also had some children dressed up as doctors and nurses. Are they superheroes? Watch this blog to find out!


Captain Terrific visited us with a story and a question to research about Heroes. We are learning our version of the story Supertato by Sue Hendra. Ask your child to tell you all about the "Evil Pea". They are learning to orally retell the story with some fantastic actions.

A visit from Captain Terrific

Our Superhero dress up day

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Maple Mouse's first adventure

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 Maple the mouse belongs to Maple Class. He has the opportunity to go for a 'sleepover' at children's houses. The first day he spent at Mrs Claxton house. He had so much fun! He played with Buddy the dog. He read Mrs Claxton's favourite story called 'Dogger' by Shirley Hughes and enjoyed Pizza. We look forward to seeing the fun Maple has with the children.
Although we have only been at school in the mornings this week, we have learnt so much. We took our first trip to the upper school to visit the 'life bus'. We met Harold the giraffe and he showed us how our bodies work and how to keep healthy. We had great fun. 

Learning on the Life Bus

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Welcome to Year R Blog for 2019-2020



We are very pleased to Welcome you to Front Lawn Primary Academy. 


Staff in Year R 


Mrs Wimble - Willow Class teacher and Early Years Manager

Mrs Claxton- Maple Class Teacher

Mrs Lovelock- SENCO for Early Years HLTA

Mrs Cruz- Teaching Assistant

Miss Channing- Teaching Assistant


We are very friendly. Please feel free to pop in with any questions or concerns you have regarding Early Years

Whoops a Daisy Angel 




The big day finally arrived for us to perform our nativity play to all our grown ups. The children all worked really hard to learn the songs and each and everyone of them was a superstar on the day. If you came along we really hope you enjoyed it. 




Year R enjoyed visiting the church for our annual Christingle service. They sang along to 'Love shine a light' and listened really carefully to Father Jonathon who taught them all about what each part of a Christingle represents. 

Christmas Decoration Day 


Year R had a great time making Christmas decorations with their grown ups. They made snowmen baubles and decorated Christmas trees. 


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A huge well done to Roxie-Lou who was this week's very important person. Roxie-Lou was chosen for impressing her teachers on a daily basis with her reading and writing. Roxie also received a special well done for her extra neat handwriting. Keep up the good work Roxie! 

Thank you 



We'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone who donated a shoe box for our shoe box appeal. We collected over 30 altogether. The 'Link Team' were thrilled when they came to collect them and I'm sure the families receiving them in Romania will will appreciate your kindness and generosity. Thank you.      

Film stars in the making!


Year R have been extra busy planning and making a short film to advertise their 'shoebox appeal'. Please watch our video below and if you are able to donate please have your boxes in school by the 15th November. Thank you for your support.  

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Balloon Adventures 


The children in Year R were very excited to receive some letters in the post this week. They were even more excited to find out how far their '60th birthday celebration' balloons had travelled. 

A busy week!

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The reception children have been busy this week with a trip to the church for our harvest festival and a visit from poet Brian Moses! The harvest festival was a great success and we would like to thank everyone for their kind donations. 

Act of Kindness



As part of our 60th birthday celebrations, Year R decided to surprise residents at a local care home with some treats. They enjoyed handing out flowers and cakes and talking to the residents. They even sang some songs which the residents enjoyed joining in with.

Why not help your child master their handwriting at home?


Downloadable handwriting lines

A super start to year R

Year R have had a super start to the year. We have been learning all about people who help us. We have had a superhero day and have had visits from real life heroes including the police and the fire brigade! We even got to go inside the fire engine! 

All things Halloween! 


Year R have loved celebrating Halloween this week! We have been counting spooky items, ordering pumpkins by size, making spooky crafts and we even had a Halloween party! 

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Read read read! 

Thankyou to all the parents who attended the reading workshop today. The children loved playing reading games with you. Key words will be going home next week so you can play these at home too! And remember..... 



Maths week!

Year R have worked really hard to solve all the problems they have received from the Matrix this week! We have had a paper chain competition, made shape heroes and have been on a maths hunt around the school! We worked so well as a team! 


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