Science Day

Our Science Day has been all about Water! The children already had some brilliant ideas about what they knew about water, but they have definitely learnt much more over the two Science Days. We now know that we need something extremely cold to freeze water, and something hot or even warm, to melt water. A few of the investigations we did are below…

  1. Trapped Animals

We wanted to freeze our toy animals, but didn’t know how. After many unusual ideas, we eventually came up with the idea of covering the animals with water and freezing them. We went back the day after to find them and yes, they had froze! We then experiment how to change the ice back to water so we could release the animals. We used a hammer, sprinkled on salt, used a hairdryer and used a kettle to pour on boiling water.

2. Making Ice Decorations

We made some beautiful ice decorations by adding water and sequins into ice cube trays then freezing them. The next day we hung them outside. We went back after an hour to observe them and they had melted! We realised it was warmer outside than in the freezer and the sun must have been making our decorations melt!

3. Adding Water

We experimented with what happens when you add water to things like cornflour, sugar, salt, porridge oats, icing sugar and oil. We used some new words like dissolve, absorb, thick, heavy and gloopy.

We had a fantastic couple of days learning about water and its properties. Ask us some questions and see what we know!

Mrs Burgess :o)

Dear Zoo…

This week the children have really enjoyed the text ‘Dear Zoo’ by Rod Campbell. By the end of the week the children were able to read the text independently and join in with the repeated refrains throughout the text. The children even created their own version with different animals, using some super adjectives of their own! Mrs Burgess asked the children to help her put the story in the correct order by finding the animals inside their cages, this helped us retell the story orally and then we made amazing attempts at writing it in our books!

Mrs Burgess :o)

Reception Rosen’s Christmas Bash!

What a fun day we have had! This morning we decorated the Gingerbread Men that we baked with Miss Bolton, we watched The Stick Man movie to get us in the Christmas Spirit, then this afternoon we partied, partied, partied!

Thank you SO much to all of the parents for the contributions of food, the children were spoiled and there are plenty left overs for tomorrow, too! Yippee!

Photos and video links below.

Mrs Burgess :o)


The children have recently completed their first Kahoot lesson, an online quiz which was focused around maths. The children each use their own iPad to answer a selection of questions that Mrs Burgess has designed based upon their current learning. The children had so much fun and really impressed Mrs Burgess with their mathematical knowledge.

Brilliant work children!

Mrs Burgess :o)

A Dark, Dark Tale

This week we have LOVED reading the story ‘A Dark, Dark Tale’ (also available in our upcoming Book Club 😉 )

The children have focused on words of the day such as ‘moor’, ‘hall’ ‘passage’ and ‘dark’, please ask them what these words mean and see if they can tell you!

We then went on a real life ‘Dark, Dark, Tale’ and explored the story outside. We visited a dark, dark moor….a dark, dark wood, a dark, dark, staircase, and then a dark, dark curtain. We went through the dark, dark curtain and into a dark, dark room. Inside the room we found a dark, dark cupboard and inside the dark, dark cupboard was a dark, dark box!

We took the box inside to see what was in there. The children made predictions of what it could be, they guessed from chocolate coins, to a mouse, to a teddy bear! Much to our surprise, a flying butterfly was hiding inside! It scared us…just a little!

This text produced some excellent pieces of writing, some children even visited Mrs Hilton Le in Y6 who was blown away by their outstanding work.

Well done Reception Rosen!

Mrs Burgess

Children in Need!

Thank you to Reception for all of their donations towards Children in Need, they all looked fabulous in their yellow, red and spotty clothes! Mrs Burgess even found a spotty twin in Mr Kershaw’s class! We raised lots of money, I hope you enjoy watching Pudsey Bear tonight.

Many thanks,

Mrs Burgess


Following the small turn out on Tuesday, on Monday 19th November I will be hosting a FINAL meeting for Book Club. This meeting is for Nursery Parents only. If you wish your child to begin Book Club next week you will need to attend this meeting and sign a contract at the meeting, without this signed contract your child will not be able to participate in the Book Club.

Book Club was a roaring success last year with the vast majority of children from Nursery – Year 1 participating, it would be fantastic to keep all of the children involved with this wonderful opportunity.

Many thanks for your continued support,

Mrs Burgess