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Sun Bear - Reception

Welcome to Sun Bear Class

We are named after Shristi the Sun Bear.

Showing solidarity and that we care in all that we do. 

Being in solidarity is recognising others as our brothers

and sisters and actively working for their good.




Jelly Bean Prayer


Red is for the blood you gave, 

and black is for the empty grave. 

Yellow is for the shining sun, 

white is for the new life begun. 

Green is for the grass and trees 

and purple is for your majesty. 

Orange is for the edge of night, 

and pink is for the morning light. 




Welcome back to Term 6 and our final term together as Sun Bear Class.

We hope that you have had a lovely half term and

enjoyed some fun days even though the weather was a little wet!

This term we will begin a new topic that looks at different modes of transport and compares

different climates. We will also look at how we have grown and changed and begin transition activities to support our move into a new year group and new class environment. 

Forest School will begin on Tuesday mornings.

Don't forget to click on the Learning Log star and Learning Journey star where you 

can find more information

about the different things that we will be exploring.

We always celebrate learning from home

in the classroom so do send in Learning Logs and 

any large scale creations are always welcome. 


Mrs Handford and the Sun Bear Team

Key Information - Term 6


Our PE Day is still a Thursday this term. Please wear PE Kit to school every Thursday

Please wear velcro trainers - no shoe laces please 

Balance Bikes will continue on a Wednesday for 4 more weeks.

Please bring rain coats and wellies to school. They can stay in school and will be

sent home at the end of the school year or if they become too small sooner. 

 Please click the Learning Log star below

or look inside your Learning Log books for your Home Learning. Learning Logs will be sent home at the end of the school year for you to keep as a memory. 

***Please read the weekly school newsletter on our website and follow our school Facebook page to keep up to date***  

Please bring Reading Records to school every day. Reading books are reviewed every Tuesday and Friday. The books may not be changed as children benefit

from re-reading a book to support their learning.

Please visit Aylesham library to find other books that spark your child's interest and help to develop their love of reading. 

Please check that all cardigans, fleeces and jumpers are named.

Please name everything! 


We love to hear about your child's acheivements outside of school.

Please send pictures or bring in certificates eg: swimming, football, dance, cubs, rainbows.






Easter craft fun

World Book Day

Baking gingerbreads. We mixed, poured and stirred the ingredients together. Delicious!

Kadinsky inspired art and maths. We are very proud of the final piece. We needed to think about size, shape and the different colours.

We have created Dear Zoo story maps to help us remember the story.

We have been creating actions to retell Dear Zoo

We have baked bread just like the little red hen but we helped each other, shared and waited our turn. It was delicious!

We have retold the story of the little red hen

We have looked at mass and compared objects that are heavier, lighter and the same. We can be human scales!

We have been exploring capacity.

Photos 2022-2023

We can recognise and create a double using different resources. We have explored how many times we can roll in a double in 1 minute.

Balance Bike sessions have begun. How to start, stop and glide.

We have been exploring how to make seven in different ways.

We have found different ways to combine 2 groups together and then checking we are correct. We are very good at subitising small groups to count more quickly.

We have ordered the Numberblocks and added the correct numberling by explaining who is bigger than who.

We have been learning head, shoulders, knees and toes in Lithuanian.

Designing and building a bridge to help the gingerbread man across the river. We are engineers and have made some very successful structures.

I wonder what would happen to the Gingerbread man if he had tried to swim across the river? We have made predictions and carried out a test to see if we were correct.

How can we make a nest to protect an egg? Can it withstand wind and rain? We have designed, built and tested these questions in our whole school KCSP Science day.

World Book Day was brilliant! Sharing stories, talking about our favourites and having fun in our costumes.

Shrove Tuesday. We have loved making and eating delicious pancakes topped with sugar, lemon or syrup.

Cooking our own gingerbread. We hope they won't escape from the oven!

A gingerbread has escaped from the oven this morning! Where did it go? We looked high and low but so far we cannot find it anywhere. ..

We have celebrated Chinese New Year - The Year of the rabbit

Creating story maps to retell our story of Owl Babies.

Learning our story 'Owl Babies' through role play.

Kick starting the new year rediscovering our outside areas.

We have written Christmas cards to our families and posted them.

Dear Santa story map innovation

Miss Gifford surprised us with her pet stick insects! We have found out what they eat and how they move.

Dear Santa story maps are underway.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas ...

A very cheeky elf has arrived in Sun Bear class. He brought wrapping paper, cards and sticky tape.

Odd socks were everywhere today. They helped us think about kindness and what is different and the same about each other.

Dress up as a rock star day. TT rock stars ready!

Poppy Art exploring shape, space, positioning and colour.

We have been finding different ways to hold a static balance

We have explored patterns and art with our loose parts collection

Creating welcome signs in the languages we speak at home.

We have explored building towers that are longer, shorter and the same size as each other.

Exploring our Autumn collection.

As part of our black history learning, we have been exploring Mae Jeminson. She has been inspiring us to follow our dreams and never give up.

Exploring and learning.

Problem solving as a team and working out new ideas and rules together.

We are very proud of our designs and building.

Our first full week together exploring, playing and learning.

Our first few days as Sun Bear Class