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First half of Spring

The Gruffalo

For the past two weeks the children in Reception have been reading ‘The Gruffalo’. They have loved learning about the characters in the story. In Reception, we received an email from another school telling us the Gruffalo had visited the classroom with help from an Explorer. Reception emailed the Explorer asking for his advice. We wanted to know how the Gruffalo could visit Bare Trees. We had so much fun attracting the Gruffalo to Bare Trees. Unfortunately, the Gruffalo hasn’t made a visit just yet but we have our eyes peeled.

We also explored the outside area. They were faced with a big problem! The snake from the story visited school and didn’t have a house to stay in. The children were quick to make shelter for the snake whilst having fun in the mud.

Fun in the mud

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Gruffalo Face

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Have a look at The Gruffalo’s website for fun activities to do at home.

Oxford Reading Tree - First Words

This half term we are having a focus on the children learning the Oxford Reading Tree First Words. When your child is able to read all of the words, they can move on to the next stage of books. Please help your child learn the words at home.


Here they are below:

Language Structures


Bare Trees are introducing language structures to develop excellent language skills, this starts in Nursery continues to Year 6. In Reception we are prompting the use of correct language structures using images as talking prompts. Each week the Reception teachers will put a different image on the website for you and your child to discuss. Below each image will be some questions to ask, the language structure to use and other prompts.