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!



We have had a very busy time, learning about castles and also creating the brick work for our very own castle. There have been lots of opportunities to work together to create large scale artwork, where we have explored mixing colours and printing to make the walls. The children also helped to label parts of the castle.

One day we had a surprise delivery to the classroom. It was a special trunk containing some very interesting objects. We had to look closely at them and think about what they might be and who might use them. The story of Hamlet is unfolding.

Chinese New Year

The actual celebrations took place in the holidays but we had our own celebrations in school. We added decorations to our class dragon and created a dragon dance which we then performed to the nursery children.

We made and exchanged money envelopes with nursery which contained golden chocolate coins and then afterwards we tried using chopsticks to eat the noodles that we ordered from our local Chinese restaurant. The children had a great time and get a thumbs up from a satisfied customer.

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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
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