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The Funky Fairy

We were lucky enough to take part in a fairytales workshop with the funky fairy. The children were all really engaged and loved the workshop! Here are some of their reflections…..’I liked it when she took us to the fairy princess castle’- Ailsa Reception ‘I liked it when the queen ran away because we ate the pie’- Andreas […]

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Dave from raptorxotics came to visit us in Reception to show us his mini-beast collection. We were curious to see all the different creatures that he had for us to see. We had to be brave and self regulated when he took the mini-beasts out. Some of us were a bit scared but realised that […]

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Maths Mastery – Parents Workshop

We invited parents to join us during a typical Maths Mastery lesson. At Rathfern our learning culture is all about collaboration and making positive links with our parents and friends of Rathfern. Our parents couldn’t resist joining in with the learning and the children absolutely relished in teaching their adults the new skills that they […]

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Science Boffins Assembly

Reception had the opportunity to attend a fun packed assembly all about science. The Science Boffin awakened their curiosity about the world and allowed them to take part in a number of activities. The children helped to make elephant toothpaste, the changes in materials and also about forces.    

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Growing things

In reception we have been developing our curiosity by learning about growing. We planted a range of seeds and waited for them to grow. We made sure that we looked after them by providing lots of sunlight and by watering them regularly.    

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We have been challenging ourselves to show what we know about addition and subtraction. In class we have used different types of animals to form our addition and subtraction equations and then recorded our ideas using numbers and symbols. We have also been learning to group objects into pairs and count in 2s.  

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Beautiful butterflies

In Carlisle class we have had some very interesting visitors join our class. They arrived very small and tiny in a pot full of special food. Over the weeks they ate and ate until they became very large caterpillars. They ate so much that they made themselves a special cocoon and then during the Easter […]

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Buddy Reading

Carlisle class went on a journey all the way to London class to share their favourite story books. Each child meets with their Year 4 buddy once a week to listen to and read a story of their choice.

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Florence Nightingale visits Reception

Wow, what a wonderful experience Reception had!  They were transported into the past to meet one of England’s most famous nurses – Florence Nightingale. Florence came to visit the children in both Edinburgh and Carlisle class to share her amazing journey to become a nurse, and how she made a big contribution to change the way in which […]

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