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Apple Tree Class - Reception

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Term 2

Lydiard Millicent Reception Class visited Ridgeway Farm!

To launch our Term 2 topic, 'Knights and Princesses', Lydiard Millicent came to Ridgeway Farm! We have had such fun, not only with the activities but also making new friends and learning how to be fabulous hosts.

Apple Tree were amazing in the kindness and compassion they showed in supporting the visitors in finding places for their belongings, knowing where the toilets were and having friends to play with at lunch.

We all attended 'Princess and Knight School', where we learnt to bow and courtesy, how to walk with pride and march and also did some dance!

We created sword snacks with a range of different fruits, created amazing castles using blocks and sugar cubes and made shields and crowns to finish.

What a busy, but fantastic day, full of learning.

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Term 2

At the end of the Christmas term, Apple Tree were keen to do some baking! After lots of discussions about our value of the term, ‘Compassion’, we decided that we were going to bake some cakes, sell them for donations to our parents and carers and then give the money that was raised to charity. We then talked about what a charity was and what sort of charities we could support and we came to the conclusion, as we were baking, we wanted to support a charity about food. Our class charity was then decided to be ‘Mary’s Meals’ which supports children in Africa to ensure that children are fed, whilst also educating them. With the EYFS/KS1 nativity refreshment donations included, we raised a total of £73! Thank you families for supporting our class bake and children, thank you for being so caring and compassionate!


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Term 3

As a class, we were super excited to hear that it was our turn to deliver a value of the term’s assembly to the wider school and our parents. We had a great opportunity to practise using loud voices in the Nativity and now we it was our turn to have the show all to ourselves! During the term, we spent time thinking about what courage meant. We read books like ‘Superbat’ and ‘Max the Brave’ which helped us to see real life ways of being courageous. We also worked hard to be courageous with our own actions. But this wasn’t quite enough for us, we wanted to take it further… So, we decided to take courage beyond our class, wider than our school, wider than our community and think about how we could make a stand for what we know is right. During the Autumn Term, we had a bake sale and raised money for the charity ‘Mary’s Meals’ and this led us to thinking about how else we could support charity’s. We had been very sad to hear about the Australian fires and wanted to do something to help, so we decided to send cards to cheer the people up and spread our happiness around the world!