Shape and size

  In Reception this week we used various non-standard units of measurement to explore size and shape. After initially using different sized blocks placed in curved outlines around our bodies we progressed to placing similarly sized blocks in straight lines for a more accurate measurement.


Early years engineers

On Monday afternoon, Reception were presented with a STEM week problem: the tractor at Kentish Town City Farm has broken, and they need us to design and create a prototype for a new one. We started the design process by looking at lots of images and models of tractors, and discussing the components that they […]


Intergenerational fun

The highlight of Reception’s week this week was intergenerational day; a very special chance to mix and play some games with people over eighty (and ninety!) years older than us. We loved painting, singing campfire songs, dancing and playing with Lego. This picture shows some excited four year olds playing bingo with our older guests. 


Problem solving in Reception

  This morning in RVD we started reading the story of the Three Little Pigs, up to the point in the story where the first pig has built his house of straw. We spent lots of time exploring straw ourselves and discussing its properties as a building material, then made some predictions about what might […]


Reception visit Kentish Town City Farm

Yesterday RVD took the bus to Kentish Town City Farm, where we met horses, pigs, goats, sheep, cows, chickens and donkeys. We learned lots about how and why the different animals are kept, and also their technical names. Did you know that ‘cockerel’ is the British English way of saying ‘rooster’, or that a male […]


Eid Mubarak from Nursery

This week we have been learning about Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr. Some of the children in our class have talked about how they will celebrate Eid with their families and we have made Eid cards to take home. We are also looking forward to having our Eid party next week. This has allowed us to share the value of having different faiths because some […]