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Welcome to Year 1 2022 - 2023

Making fruit smoothies - D&T - 17.01.23

Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation - History - 09.01.23

First week in Year 1!

The children have made an excellent start to Year 1. They have been using a variety of toys and comparing them to toys from the past as part of our History topic. They have shown excellent learning behaviours and they have really impressed me with their sensible attitudes! 

Welcome to Reception's Class Page!

How did we celebrate our first 100 days of school?

  • We enjoyed reading ‘100 Cats’ and ‘The One Hundred Decker Rocket’!
  • We did dot-to-dot puzzles up to 100!
  • We hunted for 100 dominoes and counted them out on a 100 square!
  • We made crowns!
  • We decorated biscuits with the number 100! We enjoyed delivering them to other people in the school.
  • We wrote about what things we would like ‘100 of’ – and what we would not like ‘100 of'!
  • We sang lots of songs counting to 100.
  • We stood up and sat down as many times as we could in 100 seconds!  (That was quite tiring!)
  • We collected natural objects and made a giant 100 outside in the sunshine!
  • We said, “Hello!” and shook hands with as many people as we could in 100 seconds!
  • We challenged ourselves to build a tower of 100 cubes in 100 seconds.  This proved really tricky and we had to refine our strategies in order to make it work but we managed it on the second attempt – just!
  • We had a disco and played some games!

We celebrated the fact that we have had an amazing first Hundred Days of our school life – here’s to the next hundred!


Some of our favourite moments from our first term ...

Christmas fun

Meeting the Chickens

Cooking porridge in the woods!

Our Humpty Dumpty Experiment! Which materials gave the best protection?

Humpty Dumpty!

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Bring a Stick to School Day!

The Gingerbread Man


We had so much fun exploring the story of the Gingerbread Man!


We predicted what might have happened if the Gingerbread Man had fallen in the river and then tested our theories by leaving gingerbread men in cups of water.  We made gingerbread men and enjoyed eating them!  We also delivered some to the other classes.  We had a gingerbread man phonics hunt in the woods and we even had a go at designing our own using ginger-flavoured play doh.

Remembrance Day


So proud of Reception for their thoughtfulness.  They stood beautifully for the two minutes silence and they created two poppies from handprints, one that is in school and one that was displayed at the Fire Station on Crowthorne High Street.

Once Upon a Time Day

The children looked amazing and we had so much fun exploring stories and rhymes!  From making jam tarts to seeing who could jump like a frog for the longest, from attempting a whole class instrumental piece on boomwhackers to huffing and puffing with a hairdryer to blow down their houses, it was a great day!


As part of our Diwali celebrations, we made diwa lamps from clay and decorated them.  We then used them to do a Walk of Light.

The beginning of our Hatch Ride journey!

  • Hatch Ride Primary School
  • Hatch Ride Primary School,
  • Hatch Ride,
  • Crowthorne,
  • Berkshire,
  • RG45 6LP