Denby Dale First & Nursery School


Wow! What a week in Reception!

Last week, we went for a walk in our school woods. We made our own tree top houses, underground houses and log pile houses.


We have been using our new writing books and math books. We are all fantastic at phonics. 


Everyone has made a Gruffalo using their playdough. We added purple prickles all over his back. Some Gruffalos had orange eyes and black tongues. 


This week we are creating Gruffalo dens in our outdoor space. 

Gruffalo adventures and activities:

Weekly Math Focus 

This week we will be looking at matching and sorting.

Can you find all the buttons that match?

Can you find two that match?

How do you know they are the same?

Weekly Phonics Focus 

This weeks letters and sounds:

I   N    M    D

This weeks tricky words:

a      as      at    it    in    an   I 

Weekly Focus Activities

We will be completing a range of activities this week as follows:

  • Gruffalo masks
  • Making Gruffalo habitats
  • Discovering the school woods
  • Making Gruffalo collages
  • Acting out the Gruffalo
  • Using the Lego to build different habitats
  • Making Gruffalo Dens