Our 'Fabulous Finish'
Yesterday, we went off into the woods (in the grounds), we found lots of clues to remind us of our time in Reception, witches hats, spiders, gingerbread men, snowmen, bears, butterflies and favourite stories. We had a debate - Should we keep the butterflies or let them go? The children decided to release them, we watched them fly off (one returned to see us later on). We ate snowballs (marshmallows) and gingerbread men too. See photographs below.
Today parents came to our drop in afternoon to see our Learning Journeys and have afternoon tea. It has been a 'Fabulous Finish'.
Our caterpillars soon started to grow. The children have observed the rapid and remarkable transformation from caterpillar to chrysalis. Today the first butterfly emerged. See photographs in the gallery below.
We have received a special delivery - 5 hungry caterpillars have arrived.
The children are enjoying our new topic 'Jump on a Jungle Journey'. Our main text is Rumble in the Jungle and is linked into all aspects of the curriculum. They are very proud of their garden having grown 'reindeer noses' - radishes and lettuces. The snowmen's noses (carrots) will take longer.
Topic launch day - Visit to the Monkey Forest
What a fantastic day, we looked great dressed as explorers (thank you for your support). See photographs below.
What an exciting term we had. Growing 'Snowmen's noses' (carrots), linking into 'The Rabbit Problem', which really motivated the children and also linked into our Easter activity afternoons. Thank you for attending, the children enjoyed it and you all created wonderful Easter hats. See photographs below.
The new term will start with our Topic launch, 'Jump on a Jungle Journey' with a visit to the Monkey Forest, dressed as jungle explorers (on the second day back - Tuesday 29th April).
The curriculum information for this term is in the documents section below.
We celebrated World Book Day.
See us in our character costumes in the gallery below. The children enjoyed decorating the class door and listening to the stories read by the staff in assembly.
We celebrated Chinese New Year.
The children looked wonderful in their red outfits and traditional costumes. Thank you parents for your support. We also had some visitors - Mrs Cao and Mrs Go who brought an amazing Chinese lion. The children practised writing and counting in Chinese, they made lanterns, fans and their own big dragon and paraded around school. They loved eating the noodles, rice and crackers. See the photographs below.
Reception Class Breaking News!
It snowed on our launch day for our Winter Wonderland topic. See photographs below.
January 2014 Happy New Year
Welcome back, I hope you have had a lovely Christmas.
The children did so well in the Christmas production of 'Born in a Barn', you must have been so proud.
We shall be starting our new topic for this term - 'Wonderful Winter' our main text will be 'The Snowman'. See the curriculum information in the documents section below.
WELL DONE RECEPTION - 3RD PRIZE IN THE CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL.
Thank you for your support. It was lovely to see you at the church. See photographs below.
Visit to Birches Valley, to see Father Christmas. We had a lovely day. See photographs below.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, from Mrs Howe, Mrs Lunn and Mr Chesters.
We started the new term with our launch day for our theme - Traditional Tales, the children looked lovely in their costumes (see class photographs below). Thank you for your support.
The Gingerbread Man - is our class text. The children have enjoyed the visit to Parkside bakery and have written letters to thank Mr Austen.
Christmas Tree Festival - St. Mary's church, 4th - 9th December.
We are decorating a tree in the theme of the Gingerbread man. Please come along on Saturday 7th December (I will be in the church at 10:30) and vote for our tree (see letter and Newsletter for more details).
We have also been so excited about our new play house, artificial grass, outdoor play equipment and clothing. Kindly donated by Arnold Clark. See photographs below.
On Wednesday 11th December we are going to Birches Valley - to see Father Christmas.
Welcome to Reception class. The children are settling well into school life. See photographs below to see what they have been doing.
For information about our curriculum for the autumn term and the early years foundation stage - please see the documents section below.