Christmas!

Even after 3 snow days we’ve enjoyed celebrating Christmas. Everyone was fantastic in the play and sung their hearts out and said their lines in such big voices! We enjoyed our trip to the Cotswold Farm Park too. We met Father Christmas, went on a tractor ride and enjoyed meeting the animals.

We hope everyone likes their cards and calendars. Thank you all for such a lovely term, we are so proud of how hard everyone has worked. Enjoy a rest and see you in the new year!

Winter

As November was a little early to start our Christmas celebrations we decided we’d start learning about winter instead! We began with the book ‘How big is a Million?’ We have investigated ice, made tasty treats for the birds and learnt about how different animals are adapted to their habitats. We also had a coaching session from the Kidderminster Harriers.

We also enjoyed maths week and solving lots of problems. However, the best bit was our maths games when everyone came into the classroom to play with us! Today, we opened the first door of our Advent Calendar and decorated the classroom and our tree. Christmas is nearly here, we have been rehearsing hard for our big performance!

Diwali and Remembrance

It’s been a busy couple of week in Reception class! We have learnt all about Diwali and Remembrance Day and next week are moving onto Winter before starting our Christmas fun soon!

We have enjoyed lots of art activities and have learnt lots of new information about these important celebrations. We have used clay, glitter and practised our cutting skills which are progressing fantastically!

And without forgetting our visit from Pudsey which we loved!! Have a look below for photos of everything we have been up to.

Halloween and Fireworks

We have had a lovely week learning all about Halloween and Fireworks. We enjoyed Room on the Broom day. We all looked fabulous in our costumes and enjoyed art, cooking and learning all about the story.

We have also learnt how to stay safe with fireworks and why we celebrated Bonfire Night. We have made firework pictures and written descriptions of fireworks.

Well done to everyone for coming back so sensibly after half term. Next week we are learning all about Remembrance Day.

Autumn Week

We’ve had a lovely week before half term learning all about Autumn. We’ve been on walks, crunched lots of leaves and enjoyed being outside. We made patterns wit natural materials and printed leaves too!

Today we came in our fancy dress for Halloween. Everyone looked fantastic and we had a wonderful time at the disco!

Thank you everybody for a lovely first half term at school. Enjoy your week off!

Bears!

Over the last 2 weeks our topic has been bears! We started with the famous story We’re going on a Bear Hunt and had our own bear hunt at school. This week we have been looking at Goldiclocks.

We’ve also enjoyed playing in our bear cave in the classroom and have been wearing our bear masks. We have also been thinking about our favourite animals. Next week we are planning and hosting our very own Teddy Bears Picnic which our favourite cuddly toy will be invited too!

A lovely couple of weeks and everyone has been working really hard on learning their sounds and practising their reading at home too. Well done everyone! Have a look at the photos below:

Welcome to School!

Well done everyone! What a fantastic first 3 weeks! We have been incredibly busy getting to know each other and settling in at school. All the children have worked incredibly hard to learn all the new routines and finding our way around! We have been learning all about ourselves and each other. We have enjoyed playing with our new friends, done our ‘daily mile’ on the field to get us moving and engaged in lots of messy and fun activities! We are looking forward to singing at the Harvest Festival on Friday too!

Everyone has made lots of new friends and there have been some wonderful and inventive games going on both in and out of the classroom. Our next topic will be based around the story of ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’ . We will be focusing on learning our sounds and using this knowledge to start writing words and sentences. In maths we will be concentrating on counting carefully and ordering numbers to 20.  Next week reading books will be going home too and if anyone is able to come and help with hearing children read, please do come in and see us!