Welcome to Reception!
Mrs. Winters, Mrs. Conlon, Mrs. Norwood and Mrs. Busby
Welcome to Reception Class! We hope you really enjoy having a look at some of the things we have been doing. We're a really happy bunch!
What a wonderful day! We went to Cannon Hall Farm and we saw so many different animals - pigs and piglets, lamas and alpacas, donkeys and chickens, cows and Highland Cattle, guinea pigs and rabbits. We fed them, we saw them being milked, we stroked them and we washed our hands a lot! We also had great fun on the adventure playground and tube maze.
Thursday 23rd. June
Today we showed off lots of our learning in our class assembly. We talked, ( loudly, clearly and slowly), we acted, we sang, we showed our pictures and we said a poem - we were very excited and very nervous but we made absolutely everyone proud... our families, our teachers, our friends and ourselves!!!!! See the pictures of lots of the things we've been doing.
We have continued to learn about fitness and well-being in all kinds of ways. We learned that relaxing and being happy are very important in feeling well. So we all enjoyed listening to Niamh sing for us. We know that to be good at something we have to try, try and try again!
We also loved spending time on our bikes and scooters... we thought about keeping ourselves safe, by looking out for others and of course wearing our helmets and sun-cream in this glorious weather!
What an exciting start to our new half term - Focus on Fitness! After warming up with the whole school to a "Wake -Up Shake -Up" routine we were entertained by Ash a professional footballer who amazed us with his skills. We later were shown some of the skills and had a go ourselves.
After this we did some serious learning with Janet from St. John's Ambulance, learning all about First Aid and what to do in an emergency! And it's only Monday!
What a busy week! We're all exhausted!
We have spent the week asking children their favourite flavour biscuits and jelly, baking biscuits and watching the dough change from ingredients to dough to crispy biscuits in the oven. We created advertising posters, decorations and paper chains to make our stall look nice. We've also been playing with money in readiness for spending our pennies in the market place. We also managed to sell ALL the biscuits and made quite a profit!!!
Thank you for the new adventure playground.
Reception have had great fun exploring the new adventure playground. We have had to use lots of "Fabulous Focus," "Roaring Courage" and "Emily Effort" to conquer new physical challenges. We are growing in our ability to balance as well as getting stronger and learning about being safe and looking out for each other. Great fun!
CAFOD - Make a splash! day.
We spent a special day learning about water and how precious it is. Gary from WATER AID came to our assembly and told us so much about people who do not have enough clean water. We learned about people who do not have clean, fresh water coming out of taps but have to walk and carry water home in buckets for their families! We even had a go at carrying buckets .... it was hard work and we knew how important it was not to drop any! We thought about different ways that we can help these people and also how to save water. It was lots of fun making pictures of raindrops to remind us of this important learning.
Reception Class had a magical day at The Rainbow Factory - a story book wonderland built to "awaken the imagination" in children and adults alike. We spent a very active day involved in a variety of story based activities including - drama, taking on the roles of giants, witches and wolves - art, creating gingerbread candy covered houses - speaking and listening, describing amazing models from classic story scenes - drawing, favourite parts of Hansel and Gretel.... all interspersed with good old fashioned songs, action rhymes and games. The children were fabulous and made the most of the day. We were really proud of you all.
A world of shapes
We have been finding out all about shapes, they are everywhere! We made shape monsters and we went on a shape hunt around school, and we made shapes in the playground with sticks that we'd brought in from home.
Happy and healthy New Year!
We started our new term with a focus on Health and Well-Being and making New Year Resolutions to be the best that we can be! We started our week with Mr. Bloomfield, our sport's coach putting us through our paces. We spent a lot of time sorting healthy and unhealthy foods and activities, before, the best part of the week, making and tasting both fruit and vegetable smoothies!