Welcome to term 2!

We hope you’ve enjoyed a lovely break and are now all excited to continue your adventure at Sea Mills Primary !

We have listed a few dates below that you may find useful.

Online diary

You should all now be accessing your children’s learning diaries online. If not, please see one of us and we can solve the problem for you. We will be sharing the journals with the children so please send in observations of what you get up to at home.

Term 2 Enquiry update

As our enquiry journey continues and we find out more about different foods we would like to invite families in for an end of term celebration. Reception shall be hosting a “healthy banquet “ on Thursday 19th December @ 2.30pm. Please come along and join us to celebrate. The children will be planning and making the menu. Watch out for your invitation which will be coming home with the children soon! We look forward to seeing you all then.


Coming soon…

Core Learning


Term 2

This term we are learning about ways to be independent.  We will find ways to solve our own problems using our friends or resources to help. 

I can ask my friends for help.


Dates for the Diary

4th November: INSET day

5th November: Firework fun day

11th –15th Children in need activities and baking sales

15th—Wear your PJ’s or non school uniform £1 donation goes to Children in Need

19th November: CoW Day (Look to the right for more information)

20th and 26th November: Parents evening

27th November– Local Baker visiting Reception.

4th December: Christmas fair

10th December: Reception Nativity @ St Edyth’s Church 11AM

13th December: Christmas jumper day £1

16th December: Christmas carol concert @ St Edyth’s Church 5pm

20th December: End of term 2


Last week we worked lots more on our Enquiry question- Why do we need food? We discussed a variety of foods and which foods were healthy and not healthy. We decided to make a vegetable soup. Children worked in groups to decide which vegetables would be added into their soup. They then practised their physical skills by peeling and chopping the ingredients. After that, we headed to the kitchen to fry the vegetables and add the stock. Eventually , we tasted our soup and shared it with family and friends in school. Did you try it? Which was your favourite? This week we will be having a visit from a baker so why not ask the children what they found out?

This week we are fundraising for BBC’s Children in Need. We rolled out our dough ( which took a lot of hard work!). We then chose our shapes and cut the biscuits out. After that , they were cooked for 8 minutes. Our last job was to decorate them before the sale. We really hope you enjoyed eating them and we’ll let you know how much money we raise! 


Thank you so much for your support for Children in Need. Reception Class raised £40 by selling biscuits and wearing our pyjamas. Thank you again!

This morning the children used different coloured paper to make their own poppies. They cut out the shapes they needed and stuck them together using glue. Once all the poppies were finished we stuck them down to make a wreath. During our minute silence we laid the wreath on our class steps. 

Today we made edible sparklers for bonfire night. The children were told the instructions and then were left to make their own sparklers.  I hope you got to try them before your child ate them all!

What a great start to term two! This week we have been really busy . We started off with firework celebrations; making a variety of paintings, chalk pictures and edible sparklers. We also had an exciting new experience on Friday. We met our Year 5 reading buddies. Every week, half of Reception Class will go to Year Five to read to their reading buddy and the other half of Reception will stay in our class to read to their buddy. Here are a few pictures to show you how much fun we had. Why not ask your child if they can remember their reading buddy’s name or age?

United Nations fair

What a brilliant end of term. We enjoyed getting our creation ready for the United Nations fair . We linked all of our learning and after we talked about a variety of homes around the world we went in a walk around Sea Mills. We looked at the different types of houses and buildings and then we all worked together to make our own Sea Mills street. We hope you all enjoyed seeing our hard work!

Being artists with nature inspired by James Brunt

We went out with boxes to collect the autumn leaves and some sticks. Once we had collected enough we worked together in two teams to lay the leaves and sticks out to be artists and make a picture! What do you think of our art work?

Busy Few Weeks

What a busy few weeks we have had . Whilst making new friends we have also been learning all the new routines of school and exploring the school and playgrounds. We have been learning in the outdoor and indoor areas(even in torrential rain!). This week we started learning some Spanish and we were lucky to have a visit from some of our Spanish speaking families. It was such a lovely day full of learning new words and a variety of activities. Hopefully , the children all came home with some new Spanish words to teach all the family. 

Stay and Play

What a lovely few days. We have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the children during stay and play sessions. They have all enjoyed a variety of activities both inside and outside. It was great to watch them all meeting new friends and learning together. We even learnt where everything goes in the classroom and helped one another to tidy up. What a fantastic start to the year!