Happy Valentines Day! We have made a gorgeous heart out of clay to give to someone we love. This morning we made heart shape toast.
Reception - Valentines Day
Our amazing year 6 buddy's came to our classroom to talk about our Christian value 'Respect'. We worked together on some ideas for a prayer all about respect. They then went away and wrote a special prayer, just for me, all about Respect that I can take home. I am so lucky.
Reception - Respect
We love getting our wellingtons and waterproofs on and working in the large water trays and mud kitchen!
Reception - Waterproofs
Chinese New Year
This week it is Chinese New Year, we have been talking about this exciting celebration. We have made our own dancing dragons and we have been writing numbers in Chinese. We love our new classroom display all about Chinese New Year. Did you know that this year its the year of the Pig!!
Reception - Chinese New Year
We have been reading a story called "Smartie the Penguin". Smartie told us how to stay safe by asking a grown up for help. Smartie has a song that he sings " Before you tap and click you need to stop and think and tell someone"
Fun in the Snow
It was so exciting this morning as it had snowed! We put on our wellingtons and explored our outside area. The water trays were thick with ice which we loved breaking up. Our mud kitchen had turned into a snow kitchen. We made cups of snow tea!
Reception - Fun in the snow!
The Gingerbread Man
We have been reading the story of 'The Gingerbread Man'. We have done lots of activities all about the story. We have been painting pictures, drawing story maps, sequencing the story, using masks to act out and re-tell the story, making gingerbread men out of play dough and reading and comparing different versions of the story. We have worked super hard on our writing and have been writing in speech bubbles what the characters are saying.
Reception - Gingerbread man activities
Back to School
Since coming back to school in January we have been having lots of fun in our outdoor area.
Reception - outdoor area
We had so much fun at our Christmas party. We danced and played lots of party games where we could win prizes. Father Christmas came and we were so excited. He had brought Mrs Christmas with him and we sang Jingle Bells as he had brought some bells with him. He told us we had to be really good and kind and share with people between now and Christmas as the elves would be checking! Miss Harter was very impressed with how good we were at the party and how we all took turns and followed the rules of the game. We are the best Reception class ever!!!!!!!!
Reception - Christmas Party
We have become experts at using scissors after making these amazing Christmas trees and Rudolph hats. We loved printing our beautiful angels and making them into hanging decorations.
Reception - Christmas fun
A Miracle in Town
It has been a very exciting week as we finally got to do our Nativity. We looked amazing in our costumes and we had such a great time singing and dancing for everyone. We loved speaking on the microphone. Our teacher's were very proud of us all as we have worked so hard over the last few weeks getting ready for this special event. Thank you to all our friends and family who came to watch we hope you enjoyed it.
Reception - Nativity
We have been exploring the nativity story in a variety of ways and talking about how Christmas is a celebration of the birth of Jesus.
Reception - Celebrating Christmas
In our class we love maths! We are always counting and using lots of different resources to make numbers in different ways.
Reception - Maths
We have been talking about ways we celebrate birthdays. In our classroom we have got a role play area where we can set uup a birthday party. It has got party hats, plates, cups and birthday banners.
We can make birthday cup cakes out of playdough and count real candles into them.
Reception - Celebrating Birthdays
Diwali Diva Lamps
We made out own diva lamps from clay last week. This week we have decorated them with paints. The Festival of Diwali celebrates good over evil, light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance.
Reception - Diva Lamps
This week we have been learning about Diwali. The word Diwali means 'rows of lighted lamps'. Diwali is a special festival that is celebrated by Hindus in Britain and all over the world. People fill their homes with decorations and lights. They give gifts and send cards. I have been very busy doing Rangoli patterns which Hindus use to decorate their homes with. I have used clay to make a Divali lamp. I have listened to the story of Rama and Sita.
Reception - Diwali
We went outside to the school garden to look at the gorgeous red poppy's that are hanging from the cross. We felt very proud that we had helped to paint some of them.
Reception - School Garden
World War 1
This week we have been learning about Remembrance Day which is on Sunday 11th November. We have been looking at photographs of some of the soliders and we got to see some real World War 1 medals that belonged to Miss Harter's great grandpa's. We have used bottle lids to print a poppy picture, painted the end of bottles to make ones that are going to go in the school garden and we also used handprints to create a larger poppy.
Reception World War 1
We made these fantastic sparklers out of tin foil and we got to take them outside and practise writing numbers and do a sparkler dance. We also made a fantastic rocket using our tubes that we brought in.
Reading With Year 6
We met up in the hall and read to our Year 6 buddy. The had very kindly made us all a beautiful zig zag book. We love spending time with them.
Reception Buddy Time
We have been learning all about 'Bonfire Night'. We have listened to the story of Guy Fawkes, talked about firework safety and made some gorgeous sparklers out of tin foil. We used cotton buds to create some amazing fireworks exploding in the sky.
Reception Bonfire Night
We were delighted that Dexter and Paige from year 3 came to visit our classroom today. They had very kindly asked if they could come to Reception to read their amazing work. Dexter read the class his fantastic story and Paige had written some lovely words all about our christian values. Thank you to them both!
We have been learning a song called "I've got a body a very busy body". We have been talking about and labelling parts of our body. We loved drawing around each other so we could see what we looked like.
We went on a walk looking for signs of Autumn. We took out clip boards so that we could record what we found. We collected leaves, twigs and acorns but were most disappointed that we did not find any conkers!
Reception Autumn Walk
I Am Unique
We have been talking about ourselves and what makes us really special. We collected some leaves and noticed how everyone was different just like us. We looked in a mirror at our faces and then painted ourselves and used pastels to draw our faces. We talked about how everyone's finger prints are different too.
I Am Unique
Hand Hygiene Talk
Today we had a visit from the school nurse. She came to talk to us about how to stay healthy by keeping our hands clean. We then sequenced some pictures to show how to wash our hands correctly.
Visit from the School Nurse
Our School Garden
We had lots of fun painting our pebbles to look like colourful fish. We were very excited when we got to put our pebbles in the new garden around the cross. If you visit the garden you will be able to see them.
Our School Garden
We have looked at a picture called 'Regatta at Cowes' by Raoul Dufy and we have created out own amazing version of the picture.
Having found out lots of amazing facts about starfish we then went on to make our own starfish out of salt dough.
We have drawn creatures that live under the sea in wax crayon and then used a blue wash over the top to create fabulous wax resist pictures.
We have loved doing lots of creative work all about the seaside. We have made jellyfish and fish out of paper plates. We have done some amazing writing about the beach, printed shells into clay, painted starfish, painted mermaids and written a rhyming poem.
Fun in the Sun
It has been very very hot at school this week, so we decided it would be a good idea to cool ourselves down with some fun in the water.
Fun in the Sun
This week we had a visit from the school nurse. She told us how to keep safe in the Sun. We talked about wearing a hat, sun-cream, sun glasses and drinking lots of water.
This week we had our first ever school sports day! I had an amazing time with my friends taking part in all the amazing activities. I loved the races and having a picnic with my family.
Reception Class Sports Day
Class Visit to Fleetwood
We were very excited to be going on our first school visit. We went on a coach all the way to Fleetwood. Firstly we went to the museum to find out about seaside holidays in the past and then we went to the RNLI and got to see both the lifeboats. We had an amazing day and to top it all the bus driver sent us a lovely e mail saying we were a joy to take out as we were so polite and well behaved!!!!
Class Visit to Fleetwood
We love working in our outdoor area especially when it's sunny!!
Bob the Tree
George has grown his own tree and named it Bob! He decided that we could plant it in our new garden. George and Isla went to plant the tree with the help of Mr Joyner. We all look forward to watching it grow.
Bob the Tree
Royal Wedding Picnic Celebrations.
As part of our week, celebrating 'All Things British', we had a wonderful picnic in the sun. We all enjoyed joining in with the National Anthem and having our tasty lunch on the school field.
Royal Wedding Picnic
Despite the drizzle, we had a fabulous morning, jogging with our buddies to raise money for the PTFA. We looked amazing in our pyjamas and impressed everyone with the number of laps we attempted.
Bog-eyed jog Y6/R
World Book Day Celebrations
We have had a wonderful day. Everyone looked amazing dressed as book-themed characters. Y6 came to share personalised stories they had written especially for us. We enjoyed telling Y6 all about our favourite books.
World Book Day Y6
Tales of Determination with Y6
We were very excited when our buddies invited us to read the modern day parables of determination they created for us. As we have been learning lots about our Christian value of determination, we had plenty to talk about! Thank you Y6, we love our books!
Tales of determination with Reception
We have had a lovely creative afternoon using fruit and vegetables to print patterns with paint.
We had a brilliant time with our Y6 Buddies raising money for the NSPCC. We danced around the world!
We have been learning about sharing through playing Maths games together.
Sharing in Maths
Quality time with our Y6 Buddies
We have had a lovely morning with our buddies. We played games and Y6 even made special Christmas cards for us.
Party-time in KS1
After a really wonderful and busy first term, we had a lovely Christmas party with a visit from a very special visitor!
Easter in Reception.......
We have used some potatoes to print these gorgeous Easter chicks. We have made a big chick with bendy legs! We have made eggs and chicks out of clay.
We have continued to read different versions of the Easter story. We have had our feet washed before we joined together for 'The Last Supper' where we had bread and wine (juice!). There is a photo of our Easter garden. We have used it to talk about the story of Easter. it has three crosses at one end and the tomb where they put Jesus after he died at the other end.
Reception Easter Activities
We have been cutting and painting palm leaves for our display.
We have decorated our Easter tree, it looks gorgeous!
Jake's mummy very kindly brought some real palm leaves into school as Jake had told her that we had been talking about 'Palm Sunday'. We decided to have a real parade just like in the Easter story. We went round school waving our palm leaves and ribbons and shouting "Hurray for Jesus!"