Bear Facts

This week in Reception we will be finding out and writing lots of fascinating facts about bears. We would love to hear some of your own bear facts so that we can share them in class.

Please add them to our comments section.

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We’re going on a bear hunt!

This term the children have been learning all about bears and this week the children have been on a bear hunt!

We went through the swishy swoshy grass, the thick oozy mud and stumbled through the forest.

Have a look at the photos below to see how much fun we had.

You can also watch the story on the video below.




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Happy New Year!

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Welcome back to a fresh new term at St Simon and St Jude’s Primary School.

This term the children will be learning about Winter changes. They will be thinking about what it might be like to be an Inuit and how the arctic is very different to Bolton.

We will be exploring what happens to ice when left out of the freezer and and thinking about how how the weather changes in Winter.


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Songs Around the Christmas Tree

Congratulations to the children on an amazing Christmas production.

The children looked fantastic in their costumes and remembered all the songs and the actions.

Lots of Mums, Dads, Grandmas and Grandpas commented on how much they enjoyed watching the show!

Below are some pictures of the children in their costumes.

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Walk to the post office

Last week the children went for a chilly walk to the post office to post a very special letter they had written for their Mummy and Daddy.

We had to buy stamps to put on the envelops and then posted them in the post box.

Keep an eye out for your special letter to be delivered by your post man or post lady.


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The Joly Postman

With Christmas just around the corner, the children have read the story of ‘The Jolly Christmas Postman’ delivering letters for Christmas.

As we read the story, we listened carefully for the rhyming words and anticipated what rhyming word we thought might come next.

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Next Week…

Next week the children will be reading the story ‘After The Storm’ by Nick Butterworth. This is one of many lovely stories from the ‘Percy the Park Keeper’ series. As part of our learning in Literacy the children will be asked to sequence the events of the story, focusing on the beginning, middle and end.

Why not familiarise yourselves with the story by listening to it here.

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Autumn Walk


The children went on an Autumn walk this week to have a look at how the environment changes during the seasons and collect leaves to bring back to class. We also went on a hunt to find spinning Jennys for the children to take home and play with.

Jacob went looking for his own leaves and spinning Jennys when he got home from school and brought them into class the next day to show his friends.

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We have been learning all about hedgehogs this week. We have read a story book called ‘The Very Helpful Hedgehog’ and read facts books to find out lots of information. We now know that hedgehogs like to eat worms and caterpillars and are awake at night when we are asleep. Animals that sleep in the day and are awake at night are called nocturnal animals. We have also found out that hedgehogs hibernate. This meas they sleep all winter!

What facts can you tell us about hedgehogs? Comment below with your ideas.

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Bonfire night

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This week the children have been discussing bonfire night. We talked about how to be safe around the bonfire, fireworks and sparklers. Some of the children’s suggestions were to stay close to Mummy or Daddy, wear gloves when playing with sparklers and not getting too close to the bonfire.

We have also been drawing our own firework pictures and writing the words we think of when we listen to fireworks. The children thought of words like pop, whoosh, boom, bang and fizz.

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