World Book Day in Reception

Oak and Ash thoroughly enjoyed their visit from local author Lucy Plunkett. After listening to the story, all the children had an opportunity to colour in a picture of Dexter the School Dog and talk about the story with their teachers. We loved talking about the characters the children had dressed up as throughout the … Read more

Happy St David’s Day!

Today during Topic we learnt all about St David’s Day and how it is celebrated. During Discover & Do the children had the opportunity to extend their learning by colouring pictures of the Welsh dragon, labelling parts of a daffodil and, creating daffodils out of paper and straws and using watercolours to paint daffodils from … Read more

A Busy Half Term

The children have enjoyed using traditional tales in their learning this half term – The Three Billy Goats Gruff, The Three Little Pigs and Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Here are just a few of the things they got up to. They created story maps, built bridges and ‘brick’ houses out of large construction and … Read more

Lunar New Year

The children have enjoyed learning all about Lunar New Year this week. The week ended with a visit from a parent who talked about why Chinese New Year is important to their family and how they will be celebrating. They gave all the children a lucky red envelope and a fortune cookie! They enjoyed looking … Read more

Huffing and Puffing in Discover & Do!

We have had a fabulous time exploring The Three Little Pigs in Group activities and our whole class time in the 2 weeks after we returned from the holiday break. Many of our classroom areas had enhancements to extend the children’s learning during Discover & Do. For example, the addition of some pigs and wolves … Read more

A busy Autumn Term comes to an end!

The children have been enjoying learning in lots of different ways- in adult directed time and Discover and Do. The children enjoyed joining in with Children in Need activities. They also learnt about the important role charities make to communities and those in need. Adult directed time saw the children investigating different shapes they could … Read more

We made it!

For the children in Reception this often feels like the longest half term and yet despite being somewhat tired they’ve been amazing at continuing to be enthusiastic about their learning. We’re so pleased with with how all the children have taken to school life at William Ransom after their very first half term and are … Read more

Autumn Discover & Do

The weather has finally turned and autumn is officially here. We’ve been doing a lot of learning about harvest and the changing seasons in our whole class time and it has been fantastic to see the children explore these topics in their own learning time. The children have also been keen to explore using different … Read more

Welcome to William Ransom!

This week has marked the start of our Reception children being in school all day. They have settled brilliantly and are already adjusting to the new routines and demands of the school day. The children have spent time learning how the different areas of the indoor/outdoor classroom run so that they can use them independently … Read more