Reception MF

  • 09 Apr 2020

    Canon Sharon’s Easter Message 2020

    Canon Sharon has kindly created a beautiful Easter message for our wonderful St Chad’s school community If you would like to view the message, this can be achieved by visiting the ‘Collective Worship’ page in the ‘Learn Section’ of School Jotter. We hope you have a happy and safe Easter together with your families.

  • 11 Mar 2020

    Lost in Space

    Apologies in advance for the lateness of this post. We were too busy having fun that we forgot to blog. Here are some of the things we’ve been up to: We made rockets and joined Baby Bear up in the moon for a picnic. We learned so much about the moon! We even had a […]

  • 28 Jan 2020

    Hot Seating Goldilocks and the Three Bears

    Today, we pretended to be different characters from the story ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ in an impromptu hot seating activity. We used our critical and creative thinking skills to generate/ respond to questions extemporaneously. We love pretend play!

  • 26 Jan 2020

    Chinese New Year Celebrations!

    We had so much fun both learning about and celebrating Chinese New Year! We loved every minute! (Heads up – you might want to turn your volume down before you watch this video!)

  • 23 Jan 2020

    Here come the birds

    In the Foundation Stage we have been drawing and painting our favourite birds. We observed and copied photographs of the birds, thinking carefully about their shape, form and colour. We will be making more drafts to improve our technique and skill with a variety of media of our own choice.

  • 14 Jan 2020

    Jack and the Beanstalk

    We have loved exploring the story Jack and the Beanstalk this week in class. We really enjoyed re-telling the story and other familiar stories in various ways. Our favourite part was taking charge of our own learning during continuous provision. These activities (below) allowed children to solved problem through thinking critically and creatively. Can you […]

  • 16 Dec 2019

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

    We are having so much fun in EYFS celebrating the festive season.

  • 03 Dec 2019

    Rhymers will be readers. Readers will be leaders.

    We love reciting nursery rhymes… …but we love making up our own rhymes even more!

  • 06 Nov 2019

    Art expression through music

    We loved learning about Bonfire night and fire safety. We created fireworks in response to music and sounds.

  • 06 Nov 2019

    Happy Diwali!

    We have loved learning about the Hindu festival Diwali. We learned a dance to celebrate Diwali… and we made traditional Rangoli patterns using lots of different resources.

  • 17 Oct 2019

    A Leaf Man’s got to go where the wind blows…

    …and look where the wind has been blowing!

  • 17 Oct 2019

    Let’s pretend!

    Children at St. Chad’s love to take charge of their learning!

  • 26 Sep 2019

    Music to my ears…

    We have been making most of the dry days and enjoying our outdoor learning! We are hoping the weather continues to be kind to us so that we can enjoy a lot more outdoor learning.

  • 19 Sep 2019

    Outdoor explorers

    We have loved exploring our school grounds this week. All aboard on the rope bus! What tree is that?

  • 15 Sep 2019

    Welcome to the Foundation Stage!

    The children have made a smooth transition into the Foundation Stage and have settled into the school routine really quickly. They are already making new friends and together we are forming a caring class community.

  • 09 Jul 2019

    Africa Week

    We loved learning about different countries in Africa. The children loved sharing their fantastic learning during our Friday assembly, which they even presented themselves. Here, you can see a video of the presentation and see for yourself what a wonderful job the children did!

  • 04 Jul 2019

    Smithills Open Farm Trip

    We really enjoyed our trip to Smithills Open Farm, where we rode a donkey, stroked and fed animals, enjoyed a tractor ride and watched the cows being milked. What a fun packed day.

  • 21 May 2019


    We have really enjoyed participating in the ‘Bikeability’ programme and have gained in confidence and skill on a balance bike. Some of us have even gone home and have begun riding our bikes without stabilizers!

  • 03 May 2019

    Materials for Infants

    The children loved their annual visit from Adrian Bowden’s travelling Science show. This year the theme was ‘Materials’.

  • 27 Apr 2019

    Eggcellent Easter Activities!

    We have really enjoyed experiencing living eggs. We got to see the chicks hatch out and grow. We loved meeting our fluffy chicks. We went on an Easter egg hunt. Some of us even created and decorated eggs over the Easter holidays. How amazing are these creations!

  • 24 Mar 2019

    Computing and Music

    The children have been exploring using a computer to make music using 2Simple Music Toolkit and Noisy Things. Click to read more.

  • 06 Mar 2019

    The Frogs Are Here!

    We counted around twelve returning frogs today in our pond. They have already been busy laying their frogspawn.

  • 03 Mar 2019

    Scenic Science

    We have loved being back at school and making most of the sunshine through learning outdoors.

  • 05 Feb 2019

    Kung Hei Fat Choy

    We have enjoyed celebrating Chinese New Year, the year of the Pig.

  • 03 Feb 2019

    An Exciting Visitor

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  • 03 Feb 2019

    Playing and Exploring in the Snow

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  • 26 Jan 2019

    Big Schools’ Birdwatch

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  • 26 Jan 2019

    Marvellous Mark Making

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  • 18 Jan 2019

    Special Visitors

    We have been very fortunate to have some very special visitors in our class today. Zakariya’s dad, who is a GP came with nurse Mary, Doctor Josh and Paramedic Ben. They gave a very informative talk, showed us the equipment and instruments they use on a day to day basis and gave us a tour […]

  • 04 Dec 2018


    The children have been looking at Uppermill High Street. Click to see what they have been doing.

  • 27 Nov 2018

    Maps of the village

    The children have been studying our local area. Take a look at some of the village maps they produced.

  • 25 Nov 2018

    A letter from the fairies

    We have received a letter from the fairies! Poor fairies… we thought hard about how we could help them see in the dark. In the end we settled for a lantern. Now that they can see better, we are hoping they’ll be around more! Stay tuned for more fairy updates.

  • 23 Nov 2018

    Foundation Stage Nativity

    Click to read the letter being sent home about the Foundation Stage Nativity Production, craft morning and Christmas party on Wednesday 12th December.

  • 10 Nov 2018

    First World War Centenary

    Everyone at St Chad’s came together this week to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. This was a fantastic learning opportunity for all of the school and each year group had their own unique way of commemorating it. Some classes made their own poppies in a number of different ways, as well as […]

  • 10 Nov 2018

    Visitors In Forest School

    We had a magical time in forest school this week. We think fairies have made a home in our very own forest! We hope to see more of them soon. Stay tuned for fantastical updates.

  • 11 Oct 2018

    Learning through Playing and Exploring

    Welcome to Mrs. Fernando’s class! We have had such a busy few weeks learning and settling into our new class and the school routine. We really are getting used to our school routine. We love choosing ways to do things during play time. We are always playing and exploring! Wednesdays are very special to us […]

  • 06 Sep 2018

    Welcome Back!

    We hope you enjoyed a fantastic Summer break. We are looking forward to a fun-filled year of learning and hope you are too!

  • 22 Jun 2018

    Sports Coaching Day

    We have really enjoyed our sports day today. The weather was good and the coaches were really kind and helpful, introducing us to some new sports and activities.

  • 18 Jun 2018

    Smithills Open Farm trip

    We have really enjoyed our trip to Smithills Open Farm today. We engaged in lots of ‘hands on’ experiences!

  • 05 Jun 2018

    Sporting Fun

    We have been taking advantage of the fair and pleasant weather conditions, participating in a number of sporting activities on the school field.

  • 19 May 2018

    St Chad’s High Tea.

    We all had a wonderful afternoon, celebrating the Royal wedding. 

  • 17 May 2018

    Marvellous Mentors!

    The Reception children came into Year 1/2 and Year 2 on Monday and this is what they did.

  • 04 May 2018

    Canal Barge Trip

    On Friday 4th May the children in Reception experienced a canal trip on board the Pennine Moonraker in Uppermill.

  • 27 Apr 2018

    Castle Collage

    In our new topic ‘Castles’ the children made a castle collage based on the piece of Art ‘Castles and Sun’ by Paul Klee.

  • 27 Apr 2018

    Light and Sound for Infants

    Adrian Bowden’s travelling Science show visited St. Chad’s .

  • 29 Mar 2018

    Easter Egg Fun

    The children have been busy at home decorating eggs linked to our previous topics or a choice of their own. Have a relaxing Easter break. 

  • 17 Mar 2018

    Sports Relief Week

    This week welcomes Sport Relief 2018 to school. To celebrate and support the good work of the Sport Relief team we will be taking part in the daily mile and feeding in our steps to the one billion steps a day challenge. We will also be raising money for the cause by selling wrist bands […]

  • 09 Mar 2018

    World Book Day Mr. Stott’s Class

    The children thoroughly enjoyed World Book Day. Can you guess which character each child has dressed up as?

  • 06 Mar 2018

    Making Music

    The children have explored making music with I.T and household objects. They investigated beating, plucking and shaking instruments and through an App on the Ipad.

  • 06 Mar 2018


    In gymnastics the children have been exploring balancing on a different number of body parts. How many body parts can you see each child using?

  • 25 Feb 2018

    The Chinese Dragon is here!

    We really enjoyed getting actively involved with the Chinese Dragon parade. 

  • 20 Feb 2018

    Birds Nests

    At forest school the children have made birds nests using cuddly toy birds as a guide for size.

  • 06 Feb 2018


    In Gymnastics the children have explored travelling in different ways, jumping onto a mat and carrying out a balance.

  • 28 Jan 2018

    Number Bonds to 5

    In Math’s this week we have explored the six ways of making the number 5. We carried out a range of different activities in order to find all the different combinations. 

  • 28 Jan 2018

    Bird Feeders

    The children have been busy this week following instructions in order to make bird feeders. Although we were hungry we resisted eating the mixture and then hung them out ready for our birdwatch!

  • 17 Jan 2018

    Outdoor learning and fun in the snow!

    Today we had a wonderful time together, learning and playing in the snow.

  • 13 Jan 2018


    As we are in Winter our topic this half term is Polar Regions. We began sharing our prior knowledge about Penguins.

  • 02 Jan 2018

    Spectacular Christmas Cakes!

    We are so grateful to Paddy’s mum, Shannon and Auntie Robyn for their amazing talent and effort creating the best ever Christmas cakes for us to enjoy. Thank you.

  • 12 Dec 2017

    Aliens Love Underpants!!

    It’s true! Aliens are real. We saw one at forest school!

  • 26 Nov 2017

    Outer Space

    This term we have explored Space.

  • 26 Oct 2017

    Manchester City Squirrel FC

    Mr. Stott had witnessed a squirrel on the football pitch before a Manchester City match. We discussed why the squirrel was on the pitch (yellow sentence strips), how the squirrel felt being struck by a rake (red sentence strips) and how the groundsman could have got the squirrel off the pitch (thought bubbles).

  • 17 Oct 2017

    Speed Bounce Challenge

    Isaac managed 21 consecutive jumps on the Speed Bounce when 30 seconds had passed. How many jumps can you complete in 30 seconds?

  • 13 Oct 2017

    Number Recognition

    This week in Maths’ we have explored making numbers in different ways, recognising the value of each numeral and understanding their position on a number line.

  • 13 Oct 2017

    Circuit Training

    In our P.E lessons we have focussed on circuit training.

  • 13 Oct 2017


    At Forest School we found a puppy stranded in a tree. Oh no!

  • 28 Sep 2017

    Our first visit to Forest School

    The children loved their first experience at Forest School.

  • 04 Sep 2017

    Ready and Waiting

    We hope you have enjoyed your summer holiday and are excited to join us in school! We have been busy setting up the classrooms. Here is a preview…

  • 10 Jul 2017

    Having fun in our new class!

    We really enjoyed being with our new friends (and new teacher!) today.

  • 19 Jun 2017

    Sports Day Reception 2017

    What an action packed day. Seven sports, non-stop and the weather was great. Here are photo’s taken across the sports sessions.

  • 12 Jun 2017

    Smithills Farm Trip

    Reception had a great time at Smithills Farm.

  • 04 Jun 2017

    All aboard the Pennine Moonraker

    The Foundation Stage enjoy a cruise on board the Pennine Moonraker, taking in the sights along Uppermill’s canal.

  • 16 May 2017

    Dinosaur Islands

    In Mr. Stott’s class the children have painted pictures of their own dinosaur islands linked to the story, ‘Tom and the dinosaur egg’. Have a look at their creations.

  • 05 May 2017

    Gingerbread Man Continued

    As a result of the clip of the Gingerbread Friends entering our classroom we mind mapped our initial thoughts and feelings.

  • 03 May 2017

    All Star Cricket!

    What an exciting assembly! We welcomed a wonderful guest, Michael from All-Star Cricket Club in Uppermill. He gave us a taster session to show us the kind of activities which they do at the Summer Cricket Club and some of us even got the opportunity to join in and practise our cricket skills. Thank you […]

  • 24 Apr 2017

    Run, run as fast as you can……

    Can you believe it? We have had some special visitors that have been to our classroom!

  • 23 Apr 2017

    A bridge to rescue Gingerbread Man

    When the Gingerbread Man reached the river he had no choice but to climb onto the foxes tail and soon end up being eaten. We decided to help him by building a bridge using junk modelling and other construction materials in order for the Gingerbread Man to reach the other side. Which bridge would you […]

  • 31 Mar 2017

    Easter Fun

    Thank you to all of the children and adults who helped to create character themed eggs. They look eggtastic! We enjoyed making Easter Nests but resisted eating chocolate from the bowl! Have a cracking Easter.  

  • 18 Mar 2017

    Circuit Training

    This half term we have been busy keeping fit by undertaking a range of activities. We rotated across shuttle runs, bumpy steps, ladders, active scooters and the speedbounce.

  • 03 Mar 2017

    We love books!

    The children dressed up as lot’s of different characters from stories on World Book Day. What a fun day.

  • 02 Mar 2017

  • 16 Feb 2017

    P.E Fun

    In P.E we have practised our agility, co-ordination and spatial awareness skills.

  • 04 Feb 2017

    Aliens love underpants.

    Can you believe it? Aliens who love underpants have been seen at St. Chad’s!!

  • 27 Jan 2017

    Garden Birds

    The children have had a busy week finding out facts about birds and making preparations to witness them in the school grounds.

  • 24 Jan 2017


    We have been exploring travelling on different pieces of low apparatus whilst remaining balanced and jumping safely onto a mat.

  • 23 Jan 2017

    ano Nuevo Chino

    In Spanish we found out information about the Chinese new year.

  • 10 Jan 2017

    Number Bonds to 10

    In Math’s we have been looking at how to make the number 10. Read more…..

  • 15 Nov 2016

    Number Recognition

    In Math’s we have been exploring matching numerals and quantity correctly.

  • 15 Nov 2016

    Room on the Broom

    In class we read the story ‘Room on the Broom’ and we went to forest school we saw Dragon tracks! In the forest we found objects from the story. The witch must be somewhere in the forest. We used our fine motor skills to make broomsticks in the making area and attach characters from the […]

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