Book Week

We’ve had a lovely Book Week in Reception class. We’ve focused on Nursery rhymes as our performance poetry and we’ve focused each of our lessons around this theme. We started with performing some nurser rhymes that we already knew.We also painted our favourite rhyme. All before our parents came in to read with us in school just before home time! On Tuesday as it was Shrove Tuesday we learnt Pat a Cake and made our own pancakes. Then we tested materials for Humpty Dumpty in the afternoon to see which one would protect him from falling over next time!

On Wednesday we had a lovely time in the Wyre Forest following the Zog trail. Although it was a bit soggy we had fun running round and completing all the tasks on the boards. It was lovely to be outside all day. On Thursday Twinkle Twinkle Little Star was our nursery rhyme and we made our own wishes on stars. We’ve also learnt the nursery rhyme in sign language.  We also came into school in our pyjamas and shared stories with friends in other classes.

Next week we will be busy practising for our assembly and we are looking forward to everyone coming in to see the rest of our work. Well done Reception, it’s been a busy week! 

Chinese New Year

We’ve all made it to the end of another half term! Well done everybody for working so hard and for battling through all the colds and coughs and everything that has been going round!

Over the last couple of weeks we have really enjoyed learning about Chinese New Year. We have completed our own animal races, made fortune cookies and even had a real dragon lent to us that we danced with! It has been a fabulous, colourful topic learning all about another culture that is very different to our own. 

Next term we will be starting with Fairytales as our topic before our Poetry focused Book Week and trip to the forest. Have a good rest over half term and we will look forward to seeing you on 25th February! It’s hard to believe we are already half way through the school year…

Birdwatch

Despite the chilly weather, we have tried to spend some time outside over the last couple of weeks as we have been working so hard in the classroom!

This week we have been doing the RSPB Birdwatch. We looked for birds around the school grounds and made them some bird feeders to hang up around our forest. We are going back in next week to see if they have eaten them! The previous week we went on a welly walk with our own sticky leaf and collected lots of different colours and textures that we found around school. They are now on display outside our classroom.

Next week we are finishing our ‘Under the Sea’ topic and are learning about Chinese New Year. Hopefully it’ll be a little bit warmer soon too!

 

 

Under the Sea

We have started our new topic of Under the Sea. We have enjoyed the story of Tiddler and have done lots of different art work with Miss Chance! In maths we have been measuring and learning about positional language.

Next week, we are writing our own sea poems and learning about 3D shapes in maths. We are also planning a Welly Walk around school and some singing in Music.

What an exciting half term so far!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! We hope everyone has had a restful and enjoyable break. We are looking forward to seeing you all on Monday 7th January. Don’t forget to bring in your P.E. and Forest School kit as we will be doing these lessons during the first week back.

For the first week back we will be focusing on getting back into the routine of school and doing our learning around the story ‘Squirrel’s New Year’s Resolution’. After that we will be starting a new topic titled ‘Under the Sea.’  We will start with the story of ‘Tiddler the story telling fish’ by Julia Donaldson and then we will see where our learning takes us! We will be adding photos on what we have been doing on this page every couple of weeks. 

Nearly Christmas!

We’ve been busy in Reception class the last couple of weeks. We’ve been practising hard for our nativity and we have enjoyed learning all about Diwali. We have moved onto a new class story called ‘Blue Penguin’ and next week we are writing our own stories about penguins. We have also spent lots of time outside as luckily the weather hasn’t been too cold! On Friday we decorated the classroom ready for Christmas!

Children in Need 2018

Wow! Pudsey came to visit us. We wore our spots and bright clothes and gave him all the coins we had collected.

We loved the cakes at break too!

Remembrance

 

We have been learning all about Remembrance in Reception class. We have watched the beautiful ‘Poppies’ animation on Cbeebies as our starting point. We made a class poppy wreath and shared our ideas about the soldiers. Later on in the week we thought about our qualities and what we were good at. We created fact files and decided what job we would like to do in the war. On Thursday we did some fantastic art work and drew poppies using the Tower of London poppies that we have at school. Everyone concentrated really hard on their drawing and produced some beautiful pictures. 

Halloween!

We have had a lovely couple of week in Reception class. We went on a bear hunt in the rain and even the bears had gone back inside! This week we have enjoyed learning about Halloween. We have dressed up in the role play, carved pumpkins and had a disco today!

We also love going to Forest School each week, especially when there is hot chocolate!

Everyone has worked incredibly hard this half term and deserves a rest! Next half term we will be learning about Firework, Diwali, Remembrance Day and then it will be the countdown to Christmas! Have a lovely, restful week children and we will see you after the break 🙂 Remember, no school Monday 5th November!

 

Paddington

We have enjoyed learning all about Paddington Bear in Reception. We have enjoyed the story and have done lots of fantastic writing based on the story. We have also been receiving letters from Paddington who has set us different tasks. One was to find out all about different types of bears for him! We have also been busy practising our counting skills and enjoying playing with the parachute in P.E. We will be continuing our Paddington topic until just before half term when we will focus then on Halloween and Autumn. Spooky!

Have a look below for some photos of everything we have been doing:

Welcome to School!

We have had a busy few weeks settling into school. Everyone has learnt the new routine fantastically and  all the staff have been so impressed by how grown up the children are. We have enjoyed exploring the classroom and the new toys and have made some new friends too!

Our first trip is Harvest later on today and we have been rehearsing our song to sing with Nursery in church. On Monday we will be starting a new topic and rumour has it that a very special visitor will be waiting for us on Monday morning….stay tuned!

Pictures will soon be uploaded below, we are still waiting for some media consent forms to be returned to the office.