Following on from the Zoom call on Friday with our new Reception starter parents, please see the link below to ‘Were going on a Bear Hunt’ as discussed.

Reception activities

Mrs Dannatt and Mrs Graham were so impressed with the children’s drawings of a monkey from the story ‘Blown Away’ by Rob Biddulph, when they were asked to follow step-by-step instructions to create a portrait of the character.

We thought the children might enjoy drawing a different character from this author.  Rick Astely, the musician is reading ‘Show and Tell’ on CBeebies or ‘Odd Dog’ on YouTube.

Once you have listened to the story, search and then in the search bar type ‘Draw with Rob’.  There are several different characters to choose from that you can then draw.

Why not share your finished pictures with us by sending them to

We look forward to receiving them.

Best wishes, Mrs Dannatt and Mrs Graham

Click here to listen to the story ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ on YouTube


Bowes Museum Visit

January 2019 to June 2019

After our visit to The Bowes Museum in February, the Reception children at Firthmoor Primary chose to represent their ideas about the Alexander van Bredael painting through drawing and building houses.

We looked at different houses and everyone drew their own house. We then looked at the different colours found in the brickwork when we compared photographs of houses.

We chose to represent the brickwork through printing. We used binca and paint to create the effect we wanted. Once the printing was complete, everyone chose materials with different textures and colours to create a house based loosely on their individual experiences of home.

On 23rd June our finished work was displayed at The Bowes Museum and all parents of Reception children were invited to attend with a complementary ticket provided by the museum.  Our work was beautifully presented and some children were spotted having a look at their creations and enjoying a lovely day out.