Let’s Celebrate!

In reception our theme is ‘Celebrations’ and there is a lot to celebrate this autumn term, not only in our reception class but across the country and sometimes in other parts the world too.

Our first big event is our whole school Harvest assembly. We will be learning about what it means to harvest different types of foods and about Harvest Celebrations and festivals.

Another celebration is Divali. What is Divali? What is the story behind it? Who celebrates Divali? How is Divali celebrated? Where is it celebrated? These are just some of the questions we will be finding out about, in our last week of term. Very exciting!


There was great excitement in class when a big orange bucket containing frogspawn arrived into our outside area. It was collected from a pond so we had to create our own pond, adding stones, pond water and rainwater. 

After just two days the frogspawn had hatched and we could see lots and lots of little tadpoles swimming around in the water. 
We also created a smaller pond in an old baby bath so that we could see some of them more clearly. 

The children love to check in on them every day to see how they are growing. We have been talking and writing about them, creating a display in our Key Stage area which we will add to over the coming weeks. 

We have also been out and about in the school grounds, looking for signs of spring and will be planting our potatoes soon and sowing a variety of seeds. 

Cooking with Tina was also a great success and this time we made Rainbow Couscous. As the children are learn about how we can eat healthily, it is great to see so many of them enjoying eating the dishes that they have made. 

We will keep you posted about the tadpoles and also what we are going to grow. Lets just hope it stops raining soon and we can enjoy some sunshine to help our plants grow.

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Thorplands Primary School became a sponsored academy with The Education Fellowship (TEF) on 1st April 2013. We work closely with TEF to ensure high standards of values, behaviour and encourage everyone to go beyond the expected. This has become the school's mission statement: Work, Learn, Earn

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Principal: Madeline Dunckley
Thorplands Academy
Farm Field Court

Tel: 01604 493384