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Reindeer 2022 - 2023


We have been learning all about minibeasts this term in Reindeer Class. As part of our art learning journey, we created minibeasts out of clay. First we learnt all about the different clay techniques that we would need to use when making our minibeast, including squeezing, rolling, pinching and using clay tools to add fine details to our clay model. After practising all these skills, we looked at minibeast photos to help us  recreate our minibeast. Finally, we enjoyed painting our minibeasts. The children were so excited to learn that they would be taking their minibeasts home!

We also enjoyed learning about the life cycle of a butterfly and saw how they metamorphosed from being a caterpillar. We were very excited when we were able to release them and see them fly away!  Well done Reindeer Class!

Sports Day!

It was wonderful so many parents and carers came along to support the children at their first Sports Day at Belmont. The children were so excited to take part and had lots of fun.

Our First School Summer Trip!

We had a fabulous time at Sherwood Pines when we went on our first school summer trip. Along with Impala and Elk classes we were very excited to spend the day learning outside in the woods! Pond dipping was great fun and the children were brilliant at identifying the creatures they caught in their nets.

Super Gardeners!

During the summer term in Reindeer Class we have been exploring things that grow in the great outdoors! After spending some time learning about the different parts of a plant, identifying different plants and understanding what they need to live, we decided that it would be an exciting idea to plant some of our own. The children enjoyed learning how to plant their own bean. We filled our pot halfway with compost, carefully made a small hole for the bean and then topped up the pot with more compost. We then learnt about the importance of watering our plant so that it can grow healthily. The children were so proud to finally take their bean plants home after watching them grow in the classroom for two weeks! Well done everyone – you were all super gardeners!

We Love Reading With Sambar Class!

We have really enjoyed our sessions reading with the children in Sambar Class during the summer term. A great opportunity to learn and share.

The King's Coronation Picnic

We had a lovely afternoon celebrating the coronation of King Charles III! With the forecasted rain holding off, it was wonderful that so many parents and carers could come along and have a picnic with us whilst being entertained by some terrific singing and dancing. I was so proud as the class sang 'All Together Now' by The Beatles! They were very excited to sing in front of everyone and did a tremendous job. At the end of the day each child was given a commemorative medal that I hope they'll treasure for years to come.

International Days Of Circus & Dance

We had such fun on the first two Thursdays of the summer term when we celebrated the International Days of Circus and then Dance. The children listened very carefully to Inspire+ coach Dan and we had a great time learning new skills. It was fantastic to see so many parents and carers come along to share in the fun!

Fun On The Last Day Of Term

After a very busy spring term, the final day was certainly a lot of fun. We were very excited to be given mini Easter Eggs by the Easter Bunny

during his surprise visit to the school and then during the afternoon we had a great time on the playground taking exercise as part of Mental Wellbeing Week.

Investigating Materials - Building A Bridge For The Gingerbread Man
After enjoying the story of The Gingerbread Man on the carpet, Reindeer Class decided that he needed a little help crossing the river to avoid the pesky fox! We decided to investigate a range of materials to test which one would be the most suitable for building a bridge. We tested lollipop sticks, art straws, fabric and card. All the children got stuck in straight away and excitedly began to construct their bridges. We even did some independent recording of our investigation, in which the children were asked to ‘tick’ or ‘cross’ against each material name and write the name of the strongest material. As a class, we decided that the lollipop sticks were the strongest and sturdiest. Well done Reindeer Class - you were super scientists!

Sponsored Reading Challenge - Thank You!

I was so proud of how the children embraced the FOBS Sponsored Reading Challenge. Not only did they really enjoy taking on the activities, our Class raised £75 which will be used to buy books for the school. I'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone at home who supported and sponsored the children.

World Book Day!

We had a great time on World Book Day - what super costumes! As well as doing book-themed activities during the day, we had a special assembly with Charlotte, the Library Lead from Grantham Library, who shared with us all of the exciting activities available at the library. She also explained how to borrow books for free - we hope to see many of our children join!

People Who Help Us Day

This term, our learning is based around people who help us. In January, we enjoyed taking part in a special ‘People Who Help Us’ day, in which we dressed up as our favourite real-life superhero. We were so lucky to be joined by so many doctors, nurses, teachers, builders, vets and so many more! Throughout the day, the children enjoyed taking part in lots of imaginative role-play, as well as helping their friends to understand why their superhero is so important. Thank you for making our day so special Reindeer Class!

Transient Art - Autumn

Inspired by the work of artist Andy Goldsworthy, we created our own Autumn-themed transient art. By using fabulous combinations of natural objects the children have produced some wonderful pieces.

Little Movers

We are really enjoying our PE sessions with Emma from Inspire+ and we used the story ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ to support us in learning some moving and travelling skills. The children listened incredibly carefully to the instructions that Emma gave us and they showed a range of confident travelling skills including some amazing jumping skills; remembering to use their arms to support them in their jumps and bending their knees on landing. Amazing PE skills everyone!

Super Clay Work!

We have been learning about the Hindu festival of lights and the story of Rama and Sita. The children really loved creating their own clay Diwali pots which they then painted.

Baking For The Little Red Hen!

We have had lots of fun baking bread for the Little Red Hen! We started by carefully weighing out our ingredients using weighing scales and using our numeral recognition skills to identify the numbers on the dial. Next we worked together in groups to mix all the ingredients together. We then used our strong muscles to knead the dough for a whole ten minutes before taking it to the school kitchen to leave to rise. We were so surprised to find that our dough had doubled in size when we collected it! Finally, we made our bread rolls into hedgehogs by pinching the dough to make spikes and adding raisins for eyes. Well done Reindeer Class – you were brilliant bakers!


The children love art and have created some wonderful paintings of the local Bellmount Tower and some fantastic leaf prints! They also created super collages of poppies for when we commemorated Remembrance Day.

Role Play

The children really enjoy using our role play areas which are both inside and outside the classroom. They loved taking orders in the cafe and smoothie bar!

Introducing Numicon

Learning about numbers can be challenging for children as many struggle to understand the concept of numbers to begin with and struggle to make the connection between, say, the number 8, and the physical quantity that the number represents. The class have been introduced to Numicon shapes which are a multisensory way of learning, which means they learn by seeing, feeling and doing. Numicon are a system of flat, plastic shapes with holes in them. Each shape represents a number from one to 10 and each number has its own colour. When they're arranged in order, children can easily see connections between numbers, such as ‘one more’ or ‘one less’ as you can see in the photo below.