A HUGE thank you to all the children that brought in their baby photographs for us to look at! The children really enjoyed our session on growing up and loved trying to guess who the babies were It really open their eyes to how much they have grown and changed!
If we can't get to the beach, the beach will come to us!
We took our shoes and socks off and had a walk in the sand! It was lovely to feel the sand between our toes Some of us even buried our feet in the sand, just like at the beach! We thought carefully about how to describe how the sand felt under our feet! We thought of words like, soft, comfy, warm, tickley, and crunchy!
Once we had written our descriptive words down, we made them into flip flops for our Literacy board!
We loved watching the England game on Thursday! We waved our flags, that we made, while the National Anthem was on! It was great fun cheering on the team and cheering when we scored!
Have you seen all the rain we have had this week? We watched the rain come down and listened to the thunder storm! We counted in between the thunder and lighting and put a bucket outside to see how much rain water we could collect!!!
We had such a fantastic day celebrating the Queen's 90th Birthday. We all got dressed up in red, white and blue or Princess, Prince, Queen or King costumes! We had Big tuck, which was really yummy! Then after dinner, we had a disco and party food on the field.
But, the day got even better when we had a special visit from the Queen herself! Her Corgi's came too
The children loved making crowns to wear and flags to wave!
Have a look at the photographs below, to see what fun we had!
Last week we visited the Life Caravan! It was great fun! We learnt all about the Human body and what it does. We also learnt how best to stay healthy and look after our bodies We also met Harold the Giraffe, he was super friendly! Take a look at the photographs!
Our current topic in Reception is 'Plants and growing'. The children completed a knowledge harvest, telling us what they already knew about plants and what they wanted to know.
The children asked questions like, "how do seeds grow? How do plants drink the water? Why are some plants and flowers different colours?"
So, we have been busy growing seeds! RL have planted beans and sunflowers. While RC and RH have sown cress seeds and special rocket seeds, some of which have been up in space!!!
The children have also been busy labelling the parts of a plant! We have learnt all about the roots, stem, leaves and petals
Take a look at the photographs of us hard at work!
We have received an email telling us, one of our balloons travelled all the way to Norton Lindsey, in Warwick! We were all really impressed with how far it had travelled. We showed the children a map of England, pointing out Birmingham and then Norton Lindsey, so they could see how far it had travelled!!
School Closed May Day
Monday 2nd May 2016
School Closed for Voting
Thursday 5th May 2016
Literacy Performance—A Twist in Time
Friday 6th May 2016
Monday 9th May 2016
Literacy Performance—Treasure Island
Wednesday 25th May 2016
Break up for Half Term
Friday 27th May 2016. There will be NO clubs on this day including Tea Club.
Return to school
Monday 6th June 2016
Our new IPC project this half term is 'Up, up and away!' Take a look at the photographs of our entry point! We explored different types of balloons and decided to launch the helium balloon to see how far it travelled. We really hope somebody finds one of the balloons and gets in contact with us
If you see the balloons anywhere, we have written the instructions on the balloons so you can get in touch and tell us where you found it :)
Well done to all the children that came to school every single day last term! They were rewarded with a day of fun and games. Take a look at the photos....
We had a fantastic day, raising money for Sport Relief!
The children did really well, walking 1 mile (That's 8 times around the KS1 playground!!!!). Check out the photographs of us walking around the playground!
A big well done to everybody who was sponsored to walk the mile, as a year group we raised so much money for Sport Relief.
A huge well done to the children of RC for raising £442
It's Parents Evening tonight (16th February 2016), 4.30-6.30pm. Come and have a look through your child's Learning Journal and Name Writing book Teachers and Teaching Assistants will be available in their classroom to discuss your child's progress and to answer any questions. We hope to see you there
We had a great time in Reception celebrating World Book Day! We had Teachers from different classes come and read a story to us, we had Big Tuck AND we got to dress up as our favourite character! During Literacy week, we focussed on the author Martin Waddell, who wrote story books such as, Owl Babies, Can't you sleep little bear, Farmer Duck and loads more! We absolutely loved the stories and learnt the meaning of the words 'author' and 'illustrator'. Here's a few photographs for you to look at....
Well done to all the Reception children who had 100% attendance and were rewarded with the fantastic attendance day! It was great to see everyone having so much fun. It is so important to come to school everyday and it's even better when you're rewarded for it
A big thank you to all the parents, grandparents, aunties and uncles who came to our Inspire workshops! It was great to see so many of you here
Take a look at some of the photographs we took on the day. Can you see yourself?
Welcome back! We hope you have all had a lovely break and the children are ready to start a new half term.
Our project in Reception this half term is ‘Food and Shopping’. The children will be learning all about money and will have the opportunity to pretend to buy things from our supermarket and clothes shop role play areas. We will be looking closely at healthy food choices through the story of the Hungry Caterpillar. We will be uploading lots of fantastic photographs, of all our activities on the website, so please be sure to take a look!
P.E for RL now takes place on Monday mornings. P.E takes place on Tuesday mornings for RC and RH. Could you please ensure that children have their P.E. kit, shorts, t-shirt and pumps, in school and clearly labelled with their names to avoid loss. It is important that children have their P.E kits in school on Mondays and Tuesdays. We advise that P.E. bags are left in school and children can take them home on a Friday if they wish. Small stud earrings are the only item of jewellery allowed in school, however, earrings must be taken out for P.E. and hair must be tied back. All uniform, coats and bags should be clearly labelled with your child’s name, as we have had several items of clothing lost.
Wear it Beat it! Dress in red for the British Heart Foundation
20p for own clothe & Big Tuck Shop!
Break up from School
Return to School
RH - Wednesday 24th February 2016
RC - Thursday 25th February 2016
RL - Friday 26th February 2016
Staff development day - School closed to pupils.
Literacy Performance - A Little Princess
£1 if you would like your children to attend.
As we have been learning all about patterns in this half terms project, we went on a pattern hunt in our playground!
Sid the puppet needed our help to find all the hidden pattern in the playground, so we gave him a helping hand
Here are some pictures of us drawing the patterns we found!
We hope you had a lovely Christmas and New Year and welcome back to a new term in Reception. This half term our project is 'Patterns and Animals', the children will be recognising, recreating and describing patterns in the environment. The children will also be learning lots of things about different animals including animal names, where they live, what they eat and what they look like and in each classroom the role play areas have been transformed into a jungle, vets and a zoo!
Break up - Thursday 11th February 2016
Back to School - Monday 22nd February 2016
RH Inspire - Wednesday 24th February 2016
RC Inspire - Thursday 25th February 2016
RL Inspire - Friday 26th February 2016
Here's some updated dates for your dairy
Christmas Dinner Day
Wednesday 9th December 2015
Year group Christmas Assemblies
Reception Monday 14th December 2015 – Due to start as soon as possible around 9.15am.
Monday 14th December 2015 (tickets on sale soon)
Thursday 17th December 2015
Break up for End of Term
Friday 18th December 2015. There will be NO clubs on this day including Tea Club
Return to school
Monday 4th January 2016
We had so much fun on Friday for Children in Need! It was great to see the children all dressed up and raising money for a good cause! We had big tuck and an afternoon full of fun and games.
At the end of each project, we do something super fun to showcase what we have learnt! For this exit point, we decorated biscuits - identifying facial features and talking about what we have learnt about our facial features!! Here's some pictures of the fun we had!
Robin Hood Literacy Production - Wednesday 11th November
Children in Need - Friday 13th November
Christmas Fayre - Saturday 21st November
Christmas Dinner - Wednesday 9th December
Reception Production - Monday 14th December
Whole school break up for Christmas - Friday 18th December
This term our project is 'Let's Pretend'. At the beginning of the topic we all gathered together for a knowledge harvest. We talked about what we already know and what we would like to learn. It's going to be a term full of magic and exciting experiences.
We had a great time at the Halloween Disco. Here are a few pictures of our spooky day!
Thursday 22nd October 2015 2pm-3pm
£1 entry and 20p for dress as you like!
Please return slip to school as soon as possible
What a fantastic way to end a super half term!
From all the Reception staff, we hope you have a lovely break! See you again in November
We've worked so hard during our Read, Write, Inc phonics sessions! Here are the rhymes that we've been learning to help us with our letter formation. We are currently working on Set 1 sounds and practised, m, a, s, d, t, I, n, p, g, o, c, k!
Everyday we learn a new sound and practise how to form the letter correctly!
We have been so busy this half term, learning lots of new things and settling into school life! Here's some photographs to show you all the fun we've been having!
Parents Evening 4.30-6.30pm - Wednesday 7th October 2015
Break up for half term - Thursday 22nd October 2015
Return to school - Tuesday 3rd November 2015
Welcome to a new school year in Reception! We are really pleased with how well the children have settled in
In our first week, we have made lots of new friends, explored our new classrooms and even had an adventure around the school! Together, as a year group we have made our class rules, which we have signed with a handprint!
Our project for this half term is, 'All about me'! The children will be talking about themselves and their families, whilst getting to know each other!
Watch this space for photographs of us having lots of fun and learning new things!!