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Merlin – Miss Stockford (Reception)

Welcome to our Merlin class page, where we keep you up to date with our learning, and where you can find useful information specific to our class.


The teaching team

Miss Stockford, Mrs Melinn and Miss Hurley


Our PE day is Thursdays (morning). However, please ensure PE kits (with all items clearly named) are in school every day as we may go out for additional sessions throughout the week. Outdoor learning is on Fridays where we spend time in the garden or forest school area.  We do, however, need wellies in school every day now the weather is wetter in order to access our learning both indoors and out!


Our learning is centred around mini topics, usually based on class books that we are sharing within class as well as enveloping the interests of our children.

Initially, we will be using the topic 'All about me' so that children can develop confidence in sharing what is most familiar, their families, and talk about themselves and their interests, celebrating themselves and others' in a reassuring environment as well as exploring feelings and emotions, differences and similarities.

Friday 10th January 2020

Our first outdoor learning session of the New year had us looking after our feathered friends by making some bird feeders and explored the great outdoors re-enacting some of their favourite stories we have used as part of the children learning within the classroom including Stickman, Lost and Found and Whatever next! 

Thursday 9th January 2020

We have been feeling the beat today in Merlin Class having an amazing time using our Charanga Music program and playing the musical instruments in time to the music. 

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From everyone in Merlin Class, we hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a very happy new year 🥳 




Friday 13th December 2019

Our outdoor learning over the last few weeks have been given a sprinkling of Christmas magic. We started with some yummy hot chocolate to keep us warm while we worked hard in the forest school area making our log reindeer decorations and jingle bell sticks.
We also had some time to show off some of our expert den building skills, digging out ground for tripod supports and resourcing from what we could find around us. We then used these for table and chairs and more importantly waterproof walls to keep the cold and rain out. 

We love going outside to explore the wonderful surroundings we have at school!!! 

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Friday 15th November

Thank you to all our families and friends who sponsored the children. Merlin Class had great fun running with Miss Stockford and Mrs Melinn to raise money for this worthy cause. The children showed a great deal of determination to reach their goals and are very proud of their achievement.

Monday 11th November 2019

Today we said a big welcome to Caroline and Christie from NSPCC. They spoke to the children about ‘Speak out and stay safe’ and introduced their mascot, Buddy the speech bubble to help the children understand the importance of this message. 


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Tuesday 5th November 2019

Carnival fever!!! After what the children described as an ‘amazing’ Bridgwater Carnival, we have taken to creating some of our very own works of art. They worked hard to make their carts as colourful as possible using paint, glitter and tissue paper. 

Welcome back after what we hope has been a wonderful half term break! 

Week commencing 18th October 2019


Halloween fun in Merlin Class this week with lots of exciting learning opportunities for the children to take part in including potion making, spider web art and pumpkin making. 


During this week’s outdoor learning session Merlin Class had lots of fun exploring the extensive outdoor space to make some leave garland. We then used these to decorate our outdoor classroom.

Week beginning 7th October 2019
We explored the forest school area during our outdoor learning session. We counted sticks, placing them in order from shortest to longest and recognised and ordered numerals to 8. 
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Week beginning 30th September
Baking our bread rolls, just like the little red hen in our class story this week, using various techniques in the process. 
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Week commencing 9th September 2019
Food, glorious food!! Merlin have been busy cooking up a storm today. We have made some delicious apple and blackberry crumbles and discovering that cooking with our family and friends is a great way to experience lots of different textures, tastes and smells as well as practice using a whole range of skills. Next stop.... Great British bake-off! 👨‍🍳👩‍🍳

Week commencing 2nd September 2019


Merlin have had a successful first PE session this afternoon. We used our bodies to move like a variety of different animals from prowling and leaping like a tiger to steadily trudging like an elephant. 😀