Quick Links

Quick Links

Back to top

Eastbury Community School

Reception - Manchester

Summer 2

Week 5 - Please see below for the learning and fun that has taken place this week!

Sports Day 2022

This week Reception had their Sports Day! The turn out was amazing - it was so lovely to see so many parents/carers to come and support the pupils in Reception and Year 1. All the children enjoyed taking part in each activity and the sun was shining! 

Week 4 - Please see below for the learning and fun that has taken place this week!

Transition Day

This week pupils had a chance to meet their new Year 1 Class Teacher (Ms Zhorna and Ms Khalique) and Teaching Assistant (Ms Sultana) and visit their new classroom. Transition day was a success and the children thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Pupils in Manchester Class came back beaming with excitement about the KS1 playground! 

Week 3 - Please see below for the learning and fun that has taken place this week!

Road Safety Magic Show 

This week, pupils enjoyed an amazing, fun filled loaded with serious and important safety messages regarding road safety. The show allowed pupils to understand the importance of behaving safely around roads. 

Top Tips for Road Safety for Children 

1. Always walk on the pavement or path if there is one - never stray onto the road. 

2. Walk as far away from the kerb as possible. 

3. Walk-in a single file on the right side of the road facing the traffic if there's no pavement. 

4. When looking to cross a busy road with the multiple lanes of traffic, always walk to the nearest zebra crossing or green man traffic light if possible. 

5. For young children, always encourage children to hold the hand of a responsible adult when walking across or by busy roads. 

Always remember, STOP. LOOK. LISTEN. And THINK, before crossing the road with a grown-up. 



Week 2 - Please see below for the learning and fun that has taken place this week!

Science Week 2022

British Science Week is organised by the British Science Association. The theme for this year's activities is 'Growth'.  This week, pupils in Reception have been engaging in a variety of activities promoting learning and discovery across the week. Our 'Science Fair' was a success, with parents/carers joining in our outdoor learning with their children. 

Can you carry out an experiment at home and upload your findings onto Tapestry?

Week 1 - Please see below for the learning and fun that has taken place this week!

Welcome to Summer 2

Hope you all had a restful and eventful half-term week with your family and friends.  All children across Reception are happy to be back with their friends and engaging in all the fun activities! 

Half-Term Platinum Jubilee Celebrations 

A jubilee is a special celebration of an event. A platinum jubilee celebrates 70 years of an event. I hope you enjoyed watching the jubilee with family and friends at home. Here are some pictures of the children enjoying the jubilee party from last term. 

Did you do anything special to celebrate? Let us know on Tapestry! 

Summer 1

Week 6 - Please see below for the learning and fun that has taken place this week!

Platinum Jubilee 

A jubilee is a special celebration of an event. A platinum jubilee celebrates 70 years of an event. The Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrates 70 years of her being queen. This will be the first time a British monarch has celebrated a Platinum Jubilee. 

Did you know? Queen Elizabeth II is England's longest reigning monarch. This means she has been Queen for a longer time than any other queen or king. 

This week, we have been celebrating by creating our own crowns to wear at our Platinum Jubilee party! 

Physical Development - (PE)

This week, pupils focused on negotiating space and obstacles safely with consideration for themselves and others. Pupils demonstrated strength, balance and coordination when playing in the outdoor environment.

What does EYFS say about 'Physical Development'?

Physical activity is vital in a children's all-round development, enabling them to pursue happy, healthy and active lives. 

Week 5 - Please see below for the learning and fun that has taken place this week!

Jasper's Beanstalk by Nick Butterworth & Inkpen 

As part of our core text this week, we planted Beans using soil and gardening equipment. This activity allowed pupils to address all seven areas of learning. Pupils were able to explore and enjoy the world around them! Pupils learnt about the different parts of a plant and what plants need to grow. Our core text allowed our pupils to develop their understanding of growth and decay, and how to care for plants and flowers.  

Week 4 - Please see below for the learning and fun that has taken place this week!

Jack in the Beanstalk Story Telling 

This week, children have had a chance to retell the familiar story of Jack in the Beanstalk. This activity allows children to increase their cultural understanding and enhance their communication skills. Additionally. it helped sharpen their memory of the story and improve social skills. 

Week 3 - Please see below for the learning and fun that has taken place this week!

Snakes Alive School Visit 

It has been an interesting and exciting week for Manchester Class pupils as we had an amazing visit from Snakes Alive. Pupils were able to gain a deeper understanding of the nature and features of reptiles, insects and arachnids. Are you brave enough to hold a snake?

Week 2 - Please see below for the learning and fun that has taken place this week!

Eid Mubarak 2022

Thank you to all parents/carers for contributing to our class party - the children truly had a magical time with their friends. Here are some pictures from our Eid Party - 

Week 1 - Please see below for the learning and fun that has taken place this week!

Welcome to Summer 1! We hope you all have had a restful and well-deserved break with your family and friends. 

2D Shapes!

This week, Manchester Class have been learning about 2D shapes in Mathematics. Children have been taking part in various shape related activities within the indoor and outdoor environment. During free flow, pupils created shape collages using various coloured materials in our 'Creative Zone'.  In our 'Maths Zone' pupils created beautiful scenes using the tap-a-shape resources. Furthermore, the children enjoyed going on a shape hunt  in the Forest School!


Spring 2

Week 6 - Please see below for all the learning and fun that has taken place this week!

Last Day of Spring Term - Easter Holidays 2022

Today, is our last day of Spring Term. All pupils in Manchester Class have worked hard this term. This afternoon, children spent the afternoon engaging in mindfulness colouring with peaceful music playing in the background. It was a lovely atmosphere in our classroom. 

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy Easter, Happy Vaisakhi and Ramadan Mubarak to all our families celebrating. 

Week 5 - Please see below for all the learning and fun that has taken place this week!

Outdoor Classroom - Learning in the Sunshine! 

Manchester Class have enjoyed learning in the sunshine this week! Here are some photos of children enjoying a Sounds-Write phonics session in the  beautiful, sunny weather. 

Did you enjoy the weather this week? Make sure you take some time to enjoy the fresh air this weekend! 

Forest School Squad - Update 

This week during our Forest Squad session, parents/carers were busy planting our potatoes into the compost. Both Manchester and Essex Class pupils had so much fun learning the skill of gardening! 

As always, thank you to our parent/carer volunteers for making this experience so enjoyable for our Reception pupils! 

Week 4 - Please see below for all the learning and fun that has taken place this week! 

Forest School Squad - McCain 'Fork to Knife' Project

For our topic this term, we are learning about 'Creepy Crawlies and Growing'. We have been given an exciting project from the company McCain to grow potatoes. These potatoes will be cooked by our Kitchen staff and the children will be able to eat them as part of their lunch.

This week, our first 'Forest School Squad' session begun with our superstar parent volunteers. Pupils loved getting involved with preparing our allotment space for our potatoes.

Thank you to our parent volunteers, we appreciate your time and support in driving our project forward! 

Library - Secondary School 

Reception pupils have been enjoying their visit to the Library and sharing books with Year 7 and Year 8 students. 

Fruit Kebabs - Repeated Patterns

This week pupils have been learning about 'Repeated Patterns' with a range of different fruit. Pupils selected their fruit and created their own pattern, for example: grape, strawberry, grape, strawberry.  

Challenge: Can you create a repeated pattern and describe it? Record and upload onto Tapestry! 

[Key Vocabulary - repeat, different, same, pattern]

Week 3 - Please see below for all the learning and fun that has taken place this week! 

Spring Is Here! 

This week, pupils have been exploring our 'Forest School' and they were so excited to spot blossoms growing on the trees! Can you discover the wonders of Spring by going for a walk to your local park?

Can you learn this song at home?

Spring is here! Spring is here!

Winter is gone and two flowers appear. 

Three little robins begin to sing. 

Four bicycle bells begin to ring. 

Five children come out and jump the rope. 

Spring is here now! I hope, I hope! 

Delicious Fruit Smoothies! 

This week, children in Manchester Class made their very own fruit smoothies using familiar fruits from the story 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' by Eric Carle. During this activity, we discussed that fruits are part of a flowering plant that contain seeds. Children used a variety of adjectives to describe the appearance and taste of the various fruits used in the activity. The skin of a fruit may be thin, tough, or hard. Its insides are often sweet and juicy. But some fruits, including nuts, are dry. 

What is your favourite fruit?


Reading for Pleasure 

During free-flow, it was lovely to capture this moment of Haris and Rehan reading in our 'Rainforest Reading Corner'. Reading for pleasure gives our pupils the opportunity to use their imagination to explore new ideas, visit new places and meet new characters. 

Mathematics - Number Bonds to 10 

This week, we have been learning our Number Bonds to 10. Number bonds to 10 are pairs of numbers that can be added together to make 10. For example, 4 + 6 = 10.  

Challenge: Can you encourage your child to write their number bonds to 10 and upload a picture onto Tapestry?

Week 2 - Please see below for all the learning and fun that has taken place this week! 

World Book Day 2022 - Secondary School Visit 

This year, is the 25th anniversary of World Book Day – with the message for all children ‘you are a reader!’.  The day was filled with lots of exciting, celebratory ways that promoted reading for pleasure. Pupils in Reception had the opportunity to visit the library in Secondary School and shared picture books with Year 7 students.

From next week, children in Reception will visit the Secondary School for a library session with Year 8 students every Thursday afternoon.  

Artist Study - Eric Carle 

This term, we are focusing on Eric Carle as part of our Expressive Arts and Design curriculum. His artwork is created in collage technique, using hand-printed papers, which he cuts and layers to form bright and cheerful images. Pupils used this technique to create their very own collage for our display in the classroom.

Challenge: Can you create a collage at home using different materials? Take a picture and upload onto Tapestry! 


The Very Hungry Caterpillar Story Map

As part of our 'Talk 4 Writing' unit of work, pupils have been learning to orally rehearse the story 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' by Eric Carle. Oral rehearsal allows pupils to have the opportunity to 'write aloud' before they begin to writing on paper.

Challenge: Can you ask your child to retell the story using the map below? Record and upload your video onto Tapestry! 

Outdoor Learning

It's been a wet and windy week and that means fun in the rain for our explorers in Manchester Class! Pupils had fun sweeping the puddles and creating marks on the floor using coloured chalk. We also had fun on the bikes and scooters with our friends. 

Week 1

Fruit Salad

Welcome to Spring 2! We hope you had a restful half-term holiday with your family and friends.

This week, we started reading our new core text ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle. Pupils in Manchester Class are thoroughly enjoying retelling the story with their peers during their child-initiated play.  Pupils had fun making delicious fruit salads and as an extension to their learning, they wrote instructions for their friends.


Spring 1

Safer Internet Day 2022

On Tuesday 8th February 2022 we celebrated the 19th edition of Safer Internet Day (SID). With the theme once again of "Together for a better internet". In Reception, we read the story 'Smartie the Penguin' and we followed his adventures as he learnt how to be safe on the internet. 

Forest School 

Pupils have been busy cooking 'mud pies' through hands-on learning experiences in our 'Mud Kitchen'. Pupils attempted new challenges by using rakes and spades to dig and find ‘hidden treasure’.  Forest School adds a sense of excitement and adventure for the children. Pupils are free to explore and manipulate the environment around them using all of their senses.

Chinese New Year 2022 

Lunar New Year is one of the most important celebrations of the year amongst East and Southeast Asian cultures, inlcuding Chinese, Vietnamese and Korean communities, among others. 2022 is the year of the Tiger, which represents strength, courage and bravery.

To celebrate Chinese New Year, pupils made bright, colourful lanterns. Laterns have become a symbol of national pride in China and are used to decorate homes and public places. 

MISSING! Naughty Bus!

As you may already know, 'Naughty Bus' is MISSING! He has been causing havoc across the school. However, Reception have a plan to catch him! During free-flow this week, pupils worked together to design and make a trap for Naughty Bus. Pupils self-selected a range of materials and worked collaboratively.  If you see him, can you please let a member of staff know?! I hope we find him soon! 

Mathematics - Positional Language 

Pupils in Manchester Class have been experiencing seeing things from different perspectives and have worked hard to describe relative positions. This week, pupils have had plenty of experiences with construction equipment, jigsaws, following routes indoors and outdoors and searching for hidden objects by following instructions. In turn this has had a positive impact on their spatial awareness.  

Happy New Year - 2022!
Happy New Year to you and your family. We hope you all had a wonderful break with your family and friends. Welcome to Spring 1!

This term our theme is 'On the Move'. This theme will provide learning opportunities on the theme of travel. This week to kick start our new topic, pupil in Manchester Class used vehicles to create a beautiful display for their classroom.

Autumn 2

End of Term Party – Happy Holidays!

Manchester Class had a fabulous time celebrating the year with their friends! We enjoyed dancing and eating yummy party food. Pupils in Manchester Class were dressed to impress for their Christmas party and we had a surprise visit from Santa! Well done to all pupils in Manchester Class for all their hard work and dedication. Hope you all have a well-deserved break and keep safe over the holidays! See you all in 2022!


Early Years Enterprise Fair

Well done to Nursery and Reception for their success in the Eco-Enterprise Fair. Each class was given a £20 budget to design, create and evaluate their own product. Nursery and Reception created festive toothbrush holders made from milk cartons. We contacted our local dentists and supermarkets and they kindly donated toothbrushes and toothpastes for all our pupils. Nursery and Reception made a profit of £165.18 – AMAZING! The school council will decide how this money will be spent on the school. Thank you to our parents/carers for your continued support.




EYFS Christmas Concert

All pupils across Nursery to Reception have worked tremendously hard to learn songs and actions for our ‘Early Years Christmas Concert’. Here is a sneak view of some pictures from their performance – it was amazing! We can’t wait for you all to watch the recorded video! Well done Nursery and Reception!

2D Shapes!

This week in Maths, Reception pupils have been learning all about 2D shapes! As you can see in the pictures below, pupils had so much fun tracing around shapes and drawing their own freehand 2D shapes. Pupils are doing a fantastic job at using technical language to describe shapes such as 'corners' and 'sides'.  Can you find 2D shapes around your house? Upload your findings on Tapestry.

Sounds-Write Phonics

Manchester Class are doing so well in their daily Phonics sessions. Their knowledge of letters and sounds is developing well and they're trying really hard with their letter formation. As you can see in the pictures, children are building words from sounds they are learning in class. Well done Manchester Class, keep up the great learning!

People Who Help Us – Police

As part of our half-term topic this term, we have been learning about the 'Police'. Look at Haris's and Carter's eye-catching Police badges. Can you make a police badge at home using shiny foil? Take a picture and upload onto Tapestry!

Evil Pea's Trap! 

I am sure your child has come home to tell you all about Evil Pea and Supertato! Pupils worked collaboratively to create a trap for Evil Pea. As you can see, they've done an excellent job at thinking critically about each aspect of their trap. I hope we get him ASAP! Let us know if you see anything suspicious around the school! 

Remembrance Day – Lest We Forget

For Remembrance Day, pupils took part in a two minute silence at 10:58am. Also, pupils in Manchester Class have been busy decorating Poppy biscuits to mark Remembrance Day 2021 & they look delicious! Remembrance Day gives us the chance to remember those who fought and lost their lives during the war and honour their memory.

Happy Diwali and Bandi Chhor Divas!

Thank you to our parents/carers for donating a generous amount of money for our Diwali party! All pupils had an amazing time engaging with a variety of activities related to the festival which is celebrated by Sikhs and Hindus across the world. Pupils had fun creating their own Henna and Rangoli patterns! As you can see, the pupils enjoyed their party food and they all had an amazing time with their friends.

Autumn 1


Goldilocks and the Three Bears

This week we have been reading the traditional tale 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears'. Have a look at all the learning that took place during our last week of this half-term.

We went for a walk in our forest to find 'Goldilocks'. We told her that we weren’t happy with her because she broke 'Baby Bear's' chair! Then, pupils worked together to design and build 'Baby Bear' a new chair in our Construction Area. Hopefully, Goldilocks will not break this chair! In Maths, we ordered numbers from 1-10 in a 10-frame using the stepping stones. It was fun saying the numbers out loud whilst stepping on each stone to check for any missing numbers! It has been an amazing week of learning and children have fully engaged within the text! In class, pupils enjoyed creating their own story maps and had a go at writing simple captions. Well done Manchester Class!

Bear Toast & Delicious Chapatti  

As part of our celebrations this week, Huud’s Mummy kindly came into school to deliver a Chapatti Masterclass with pupils in Manchester Class. It was a great learning experience for our pupils as they learnt the skill of using a rolling pin and kneading flour using warm water. Pupils had a chance to exercise their fine motor skills during this activity! It was a hit! Thank you so much to Huud’s Mummy!

Miss Siddique made ‘Bear Toast’ using bread, blueberries and bananas! Pupils had a chance to toast their bread, butter their toast and decorate their toast with yummy blueberries and bananas to make the shape of a bear. Yummy! During the half-term, can you have a go at making a bear toast or chapatti with a family member or friend? Post your pictures onto Tapestry!


Outdoor Learning

During free flow this week, children have been busy building number lines using stepping stones in our outdoor environment. Children worked collaboratively and challenged each other by identifying missing numbers in their number line. Also, we had the big chalk out in our outdoor playground and pupils had fun consolidating their learning from Phonics. Arti did a fantastic job at trying to write the whole word ‘sat’.

Looking forward to our 'Cultural Week' next week!


Elmer Activities

Thank you for bringing in your empty milk bottles for the children to create their very own ‘Elmer ’using coloured tissue paper and PVA glue. We also created pretty necklaces using coloured pasta!

Home Learning - Literacy 

In Manchester Class, we have been using ‘Talk 4 Writing’ to retell our core text of this half term ‘Elmer’ by David McKee. Talk4Writing is an approach to teaching writing that encompasses a three-stage pedagogy.

Imitation gives pupils the chance to learn and internalise texts and identify transferrable ideas and structures. 

Innovation allows pupils to use ideas and structures to co-construct new versions with their teachers.

Intervention gives children the opportunity to create original texts independently. These tasks aim to improve writing ability by giving an understanding of the structure and elements of written language.

Currently, we are in the ‘Imitation’ stage and pupils have been orally rehearsing the story using actions and sounds. Please can you support your child at home!

Look forward to watching the children progress and develop into story tellers!

Being Creative with Elmer!

Today, we have been busy creating our very own ‘BIG Elmer’ to go up in our classroom! We will show you the finished display board at the end of the week. Watch this space!

Elmer Cookies – Yummy!

All pupils in Manchester Class had so much fun making ‘Elmer’ cookies! Children were able to use a variety of tools to bake their delicious cookies. We encouraged the children to develop their own ideas and then decide which tools to use! Well done Manchester Class!

Owl Babies Retell

This week we have been working hard to retell the story ‘Owl Babies’. Press play to hear Aizah retell the story using a story map. Well done Aizah!



Owl Babies

Our book of the week is ‘Owl Babies’ by Martin Waddell. Reception pupils have had fun exploring different activities linked to our core text. We had so much fun creating our very own ‘Owl Babies’ using white paint and sponges. Can you ask your child to retell the story of ‘Owl Babies’?


Stay and Play with Lunch

Today was a BIG day for our parents/carers and our Reception pupils as it was their first session including school dinners!

Mrs Bansal, Miss Begum, Mrs Patel and Miss Siddique are so proud of each and every child because it was a success! It was lovely to see big smiley faces with their tummies feeling FULL!

Here are some pictures of our lunch time…


It was our first day with a full class and everyone had so much fun! Everyone made a new friend and had fun playing with all the activities within the indoor and outdoor environment.

Stay and Play with Lunch

Today was a BIG day for our parents/carers and our Reception pupils as it was their first session including school dinners!

Mrs Bansal, Miss Begum, Mrs Patel and Miss Siddique are so proud of each and every child because it was a success! It was lovely to see big smiley faces with their tummies feeling FULL!

Here are some pictures of our lunch time…

Our First Day at School

It has been a wonderful start to our first term in Reception! It has been amazing meeting our new pupils and parents/carers in Manchester Class. We look forward to all the fun, laughter and learning! Here are some pictures from their first day in Reception!



Curriculum Newsletters 

Curriculum Overview