Author: Rebecca Hollis

Visitors galore! 

It has been a very exciting week for Beech class, as we were lucky enough to have two wonderful visitors come in to see us. On Monday, as we were learning about doctors and nurses, we had a visit from a real life nurse! We got to hear all about what it’s like to be a patient in hospital and we even got to look at some of the special equipment that a nurse or doctor might use when they are helping to make patients better. 

On Wednesday we had a visit from the Watford schools trust. We got to learn all about the Nativity story through music and rhyme. It was great hearing the story told in such an exciting and different way. We even got to sing some classic Chirstmas carols which really  got us all in the Christmas spirit! 

The Christmas Story

Mrs Moreton from Watford Schools Trust visited Reception this morning to share the story of Christmas. She brought some amazing knitted characters and a cardboard box which she used to recreate the nativity scene. The children enjoyed singing new songs and joining in with the story.

People who help us! 

As part of our People who help us topic, Freddie’s Mummy kindly agreed to talk to Reception about her job in a hospital. The children enjoyed listening to a special story about Teddy’s operation, dressing up in scrubs and a doctor’s coat and learning about objects from hospital. Freddie’s Mummy kindly donated the resources to Reception which the children have continued to enjoy exploring in the Role Play Area. 

Beech Class meet some real life heroes! 

Since our topic this term is all about ‘people who help us’, we were very lucky to have a visit from some local firefighters. We got to learn all about the different equipment they use everyday and how they use it to save lives. 

We even got to go inside the fire engine and experience what it must be like to be a firefighter racing to an emergency. Even Mrs Franks and  Miss Watson got to have a turn!

As a final goodbye, the firefighters beeped the horn and flashed the sirens for us. It was so loud but really exciting too. 

We can’t wait to meet more amazing ‘people who help us’ soon. 

Magic Potions!

This week Apple nursery have been reading Room on the Broom and making magic potions. We have used our water play to learn about when a container is full, empty or half-full and the children have enjoyed exploring and using this language when making their potions as part of our Abracadabra topic.






Beech Classes art pops, bangs and sizzles. 

This week we have been looking at art inspired by bonfire night. The children independently selected their own resources and materials to make some very creative and beautiful pieces of art. 

We hope you feel inspired by our fabulous art and go to see some real fireworks this weekend. Remember to stay safe and have a brilliant time!

Library visit

Reception had a very enjoyable visit to the library this morning. They were very well behaved and made us extremely proud. A huge thank you to the parent helpers and all of you who volunteered. All the children have a fantastic book to share at home – happy reading over half term.