Class trip to Lower Drayton Farm
What a fantastic day we had. We saw Father Christmas, decorated biscuits, made snowflakes, had our picnic, played on the park and not forgetting the tractor/trailer ride to see the animals. Farmer Ray was brilliant and made us so welcome. The children were an absolute credit to their parents and to the school. We were very proud of them. See the photographs in the gallery.
Our Visit to Parkside Bakery
We enjoyed our visit to the bakery. Mr Austen the baker taught us how to make gingerbread men, we saw the whole process from start to finish and we even got to take one home. Many thanks to Mr Austen for having us, we really appreciate it. See the photographs in the gallery.
Red, White and Blue Day
The children looked fabulous in their red, white and blue clothes. We attended a fantastic assembly led by Ssgt Harris and Ssgt McGilvery-Jones, who talked about their roles in the army. The children made collage soldiers, wrote about Remembrance day, explored flight and other creative red, white and blue activities, which linked in with our maths work on pattern (see photographs in the gallery).
Monday 9th November
We had a fabulous week back and launch to our new topic 'Once Upon a Time'. The children's costumes were fantastic and they were very eager to share a bit of information about the book that their character was from. We were very excited to receive some mystery packages with some very interesting contents. The children decided that the huge diamond ring must belong to Shrek or Princess Fiona and the beautiful shoe and earring must have been found at the ball. Please have a look at the photographs to see our wonderful costumes.
23rd October 2015
We have had a fantastic first half term. The children really enjoyed our class text: 'Wanda's First Day at School'. They have been creating worm sandwiches and magic potions full of descriptive language and rhyming words.
We are looking forward to the second part of our topic - Traditional Stories. With our Launch Day on Tuesday 3rd November, don't forget to dress up as a character from a traditional/favourite story.
We have been studying the work of Giuseppe Arcimboldo an Italian painter who is best known for creating imaginative portrait heads made of fruit and vegetables. The children created their own fruit and vegetable faces and enjoyed a tasting session too! See photographs in the gallery.
25th September 2015
Thank you to all the parents that attended the curriculum information meeting on Wednesday, we hope it was informative. If any parents that were unable to attend would like to arrange an appointment, please do so with your child's class teacher.
We are so pleased with how well the children have settled into Reception, it has been fantastic to see how many children are now coming in independently. This week we will be starting our phonic sessions and teacher directed activities alongside our continuous provision. We also will be partaking in the danceathon on Monday in aid of the NSPCC which we are sure will be great fun!
'Once upon a time' curriculum plans