Welcome to Reception Class!
The staff team are: Mrs. Winters, Mrs. Walker and Miss Bingham-Hamilton
In Reception we are a very busy, lively and friendly group of children. We hope you enjoy looking at some of the very many different things that we do together in our school.
A warm welcome back to the second half of the Spring term and what a busy start it has been.
We have been learning about Lent as a very special and important time when we are getting ready for Easter. We will be doing this by learning new ways to pray, fasting, saying sorry and almsgiving. We also had a SEAL day where we though about how it is "Good to be me!" through story, circle time and a special assembly. On top of all this, we have been finding out a little bit about the Chinese New Year - we have tried noodles, bean sprouts and soy sauce and made lanterns and rattle drums!
Happy New Year! and welcome back to school. We said a sad "Goodbye" to Mrs. Busby before the holiday and wish her every happiness but we are very glad to welcome Miss Bingham-Hamilton to the Reception Class team. She has already got to know the children and is enjoying getting to know everyone really well.
The start to the new term has been very busy. We have been making numicon towers, playing in our hospital role play area, blending cvc words, exploring cold colours, catching the rain...... all alongside our reading, writing and number. We have also started our learning about Jesus the story teller and are enjoying "The Lost Sheep."
We have enjoyed learning about the birth of Jesus and getting ready for Christmas by doing so many different things. We have prayed around our Advent Wreath and made Advent promises ,we loved performing our Christmas production, "It's a baby!" We enjoyed sharing Christmas dinner and played lots of games at our Christmas party. Oh and Santa came to visit!
We have been ordering snowflakes, finding how many different funny "Santa's Helpers" we can make and making wrapping paper for Santa by printing repeating patterns
Thank you to all the mums, dads and grandparents who were able to come to our "Stay and Play."
We thoroughly enjoyed showing you around our class room and sharing many of the activities that we enjoy doing. It was fun looking after you and serving you drinks and grapes.
Den Day! Working together, den and team building.
Today we spent the morning learning how to make a den by linking bamboo sticks together using zip ties. It had to be big enough for our team of six people. We then had to cover our dens, to make a proper shelter, by securing cloths and tarpaulin to the bamboo, with pegs! We really had to work together to push the bamboo sticks into the ground and help each other with the zip ties. We showed lots of "Percy Perseverence" and we were so proud of our finished dens. Thank you Mr. Chris!
Class Mass and Fr. Joshua's visit.
We had our very first Class Mass on Wednesday 21st. November. We listened really carefully to Fr. Joshua who told us a little bit about St. Cecelia. After Mass Fr. Joshua came to visit us in our class and we talked about being part of God's family. We loved sharing some of our family photographs with him.
Children in need.
Today we had a very special fun day, celebrating friendships at the end of friendship week and raising money for Children in Need. We wore our spotty outfits and brought in our special teddies. We did lots of shared activities with friends in Year 1 and Year 2, making "Friendship Pom-Poms!" bird feeders, friendship bracelets and cards.
First Class Trip to Nell Bank : "We're going on a bear hunt!"
What a wonderful day. We all had a great time. We went on a bear hunt looking for clues as we went along, like scratch marks and broken branches. We went through thick, oozy mud, long wavy grass and crunchy, crispy leaves. Eventually we found the bear and he was very friendly, although his cave was quite spooky! Using things that we could find in the woods we had to make our bear a den to sleep in. After lunch we went looking for mini beasts, we did some pond dipping and finally explored the water play area. Water play in the rain!
Looking after God's beautiful world.
We have been learning about creation and all the wonderful things that God made.... including us! We have been talking about how important it is to care for everything and each other. We have been planting Spring bulbs that we will have to look after, they will make our out door garden look very pretty.
To develop stronger fingers and learn lots of new words, like yeast and kneading, we have been making little iced buns and hedgehog bread! Delicious.