Football's Coming Home!

Thursday was such an exciting day in school! Everybody had huge smiles on their faces as we were all feeling so proud of England reaching the Euros final! In celebration of this the whole school has come dressed in red and white and in our class today our PE has been completely football themed. We have played 'Kicking Dodge Ball', 'Dribbling Relay' and some mini football games. 

Sports Day

We had such a fantastic time at our Sports Day. The sun was shining and we had so much fun! We had three races on the track which were a running race, a skipping race and a bat and ball race. Then we had three activities on the playground which were the water relay, the beanbag challenge and the ball relay. We loved it!!!

Faith

Our Christian Value for this half term is 'Faith'. We made faith shields to show that we are strong when we have faith.

Sun! Sun! Sun!

The weather has continued to be fabulous so we have been making the most of working in the outdoor area. We have built dens and houses, watered the plants, made a cafe and lots more! It is such a great space to be in. 

Stories Jesus Heard

In our RE work this half term we have been reading stories from the Old Testament in the Bible. These are stories that Jesus was probably told when he was a little boy. We have read 'Daniel and the Lions', 'Jonah and the Whale' and 'Noah's Ark'. For each story we have been making something creative. Here are our Noah's Ark paper plate pictures. We decorated one paper plate to show the 'rainbow of promise' and the storm. Then we made boats and attached them with a split pin. We can spin the boats around to show the boat riding the storm and then the calm of the rainbow.

'Teamwork is Dreamwork'

Move over Bob the Builder and Wendy, we are officially the best team ever! On Monday we had a challenge on our hands ... to lay 12 huge bags of bark chippings! We worked together as a team, listening to each other and sharing resources to get the job done! We wanted to share the photographs below with you so that you could see the transformation of our outdoor area. We have got a new outdoor writing area, bug area and a dinosaur and sand area. We are so excited to learn in this amazing space. Thank you to all of our kind parents who donated plants as they look amazing too! We love working outside and we are so lucky to have this fantastic space. Miss Harter and Miss Wilkinson were so proud of our 'can do' attitude to learning and proving that the saying 'Teamwork is Dreamwork' is right!

Mental Health Awareness Week

This week it has been Mental Health Awareness week so we have been spending lots of time with nature. We have spent time in our beautiful school garden collecting and studying bits if nature. We also took our shoes and socks off and walked through the garden taking the time to feel nature between our toes. We loved it! Then we studied the clouds looking for pictures and we listened to the birds.

Marvellous Maths

This week we have been very busy representing numbers in different ways. We have enjoyed using the numicon and tens frames.

The Story of Baby Moses

In our RE work we are thinking about stories Jesus heard when he was a little boy. Today we read the story about Moses as a baby. This story is called 'The Secret Baby' in our Bible at school and it is in the Old Testament. We acted out the story and made moving pictures. Baby Moses travels down the river in our pictures.

Minibeast Hunt

This week we have been minibeast detectives! We went into our beautiful school garden with our magnifying glasses and our bug containers and we found so many minibeasts! 

'Creepy Creatures'

We are loving our new theme 'Creepy Creatures'. We have done lots of exciting activities all about the story 'The Hungry Caterpillar' by Eric Carle. We used natural materials outside to create these amazing symmetrical patterns.

The Last Supper

We have been learning all about the Easter story. Today we thought about The Last Supper. Before the special meal, Jesus washed His disciples' feet to show that he cared for them. We dressed up and acted out the washing of the feet and then we ate bread and drank wine (don't panic it was only juice!).  

Sunflowers

We got some post this week, what a lovely surprise! Mrs Dearnly, who used to work at our school, very kindly sent us a gorgeous new story book. It is all about 'spreading seeds of kindness' and how we can be the best version of ourselves by making others feel warm inside. We love the little card that says "Rosie invites you to spread these seeds of kindness. When they grow into sunflowers remember your superpower and KEEP ON BEING YOU."

This week we have loved learning all about sunflowers. We now know all about the sunflower life cycle and how to look after them. We have planted our own sunflower seeds. You may have heard of an artist called Vincent Van Gogh who painted a famous picture called 'Sunflowers'. We have created our own pictures using pastels and we think that Vincent would be very impressed!

Mother's Day

The children have worked hard all week on a huge surprise for their mummies! Look at the beautiful gifts all of our mum's are going to receive on Mother's Day! Shhhhh! Mum's the word!

 

Christmas Crafts and Gifts

The children have been working so hard with Miss Harter and Miss Wilkinson to create some beautiful Christmas crafts to take home. We hope that you love your Christmas wreath with the hanging photograph. We think it will look beautiful hanging on your tree along with the angels! The children wore their reindeer hats whilst eating their Christmas lunch today. It was yummy! We finger painted the reindeers for the front of the cards and their handwriting inside is just beautiful! Mrs Allison was so impressed with their writing! We have popped some little gifts inside their bags and a card from us all to say thank you to them for working so hard this term! We hope that you have a lovely Christmas and stay safe. 

Christmas Nativity 

Well we didn't think it was possible to pull off a Nativity in just over a week but we have done! All the children have worked so hard every single day and we can't even begin to tell you how proud we are of them. They were so excited to put their costumes on and their speaking on the microphones has been amazing. We hope you like these gorgeous photos! We know it is sad that you can't come and watch it in school but we hope the video makes up for it a little bit and the photos too!

Nativity Practise

This week we have been working so hard practising our Christmas play. We are now really good at speaking with the microphone and getting up and down on the stage. We can't wait for you to watch our performance!

Remembrance Week

This week we have been learning all about Remembrance Day. It was first held in 1919, one year after the First World War ended. Poppies are worn on Remembrance Day to remember all the soldiers that have fought in wars. We have looked at some real medals that belonged to Miss Harter's Great Grandpa from World War 1 (1914-18). Then we designed our own medals. We have been making and printing poppy flowers. On Wednesday we watched Year 5 do a special worship all about this important day. 

Bonfire Night

This week we have been thinking about Bonfire Night. We have talked about why we celebrate Bonfire Night, what you see and hear on Bonfire Night and how to keep safe. We have also been busy creating some beautiful firework pictures, making our own sparklers and writing about Bonfire Night.

Our Beautiful Classroom

This week has been very exciting because we had some people in our school filming us all in action! We can't wait for you to see the finished article! In the meantime, we thought it would be lovely for you to see some photographs of our classroom as we appreciate that at this time you are sadly unable to come in. 

Autumn

We have been super busy doing lots of fantastic Autumn activities this week. We have shared our Autumn treasures, been on an Autumn walk and created lots of different Autumn pictures!

We love P.E!

We have loved doing PE in the hall. Mrs Allison has been so impressed with how well we have listened to instructions and joined in with the activities. We are working on our fundamental skills. Here we are hopping and rolling a ball ...

Sunflowers

This week we have been busy painting pictures of beautiful sunflowers. We looked very carefully at the different parts of the sunflowers. They have really brightened up our classroom!

 

Curriculum Map Autumn 2020 EYFS

Outdoor Classroom

This week has been our first week of being in school full time and with the whole class and the weather has been beautiful! We have loved using our outdoor area. We have been very busy working with our friends in all the different areas. 

New Starters 2020

We have had a fantastic first two weeks at school with our lovely new starters. We are very proud of how they have settled into reception so quickly! They have been busy using all the areas of learning both inside and outside the classroom and getting used to a new routine ...

Planting

Thank you Gregg for bringing all your amazing plants into school. We loved making our special 'Mother's Day' planters. They looked amazing!

World Book Day

We were very excited this week as we got to dress up for 'World Book Day'.  We loved looking at our friends and talking about the character we had chosen to be.  Don't we all look fabulous in our costumes.

Pancake Day

I have been learning all about 'Pancake Day' which is also called 'Shrove Tuesday' and is celebrated on the Tuesday before lent begins.  Lent is a time when Christians are getting ready for Easter.  I really enjoyed eating my yummy pancake with my friends and also having a pancake race in the hall using real pancakes!  We have also been writing a list of ingredients.

Love

Love is in the air in the Reception class this week. We had a lovely time in the school kitchen making heart shaped biscuits. We have also made some lovely fingerprint heart pictures for someone we love! Do you like our heart necklaces? Happy Valentine's Day! x 

 

NSPCC Number Day

We had lots of fun celebrating NSPCC Number Day. We had a great time finding numbers, ordering numbers, writing numbers and much more!

Making Puppets

We created our own characters from the story 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears'.  We are brilliant at using scissors and fixing things together.

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

This week we have been reading the story of 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears'.We have made up story actions, done a story map and have been practising doing different character voices.  We have written name labels for the characters and we have been writing in speech bubbles.  The best bit was when I got to be Goldilocks and actually make and taste porridge.  I could choose a topping from raisins, syrup or sugar.  I really liked it and had a great time eating my porridge with my friends.  Luckily it was not too hot, too cold or too lumpy it was just right!

 

"All About Me" Talk

We had a visit from Coram Life Education.  It was very exciting because we got to go in a special tent in the hall,  Steven was very funny and we got to learn all about our bodies and what we need to do to look after them.  We loved meeting Harold the giraffe.

 

Chinese New Year

We have been learning all about Chinese New Year and how it is celebrated round the world.  We loved watching the dancing dragons and finding out about some of the traditions of this exciting celebration.  We have made a Chinese lantern, a dragon that dances and a dragon mask.  We have even been writing the numbers 1 to 10 in Chinese!  This year it is the year of the Rat.  On Tuesday afternoon we went into the hall with Year 4 and they showed us how to make a Chinese lantern.  We listened really carefully to their instructions and worked as a team.

Making Gingerbread Men

I have been continuing my work on 'The Gingerbread Man' story making my own gingerbread men in the new kitchen.  I had already been practising in our role-play bakery but it was much more exciting getting to do the real thing!  It was great fun getting to bake with my friends and luckily for us none of the gingerbread men ran away when we went to the open the oven. 

The Gingerbread Man

This week we have been reading the story of 'The Gingerbread Man'.  We have been using character masks and small word figures to re-tell the story.

A Special Visitor

It was brilliant today Father Christmas came to visit us in our classroom. We were so excited and we got to tell him what we would like for Christmas. He had even brought Mrs Claus with him! Thank you so much Father Christmas you made us all so happy. 

Christmas Jumper Day

 

We loved wearing our Christmas jumpers.  Look at us in front of the School Christmas tree having lots of fun.

Higgledy Piggledy Nativity

It was finally time for us to do our Nativity for all our families.  I was very excited to wear my costume and to sing and dance in front of everyone.  Miss Harter said she was so impressed  and very proud of us for having the confidence to go on the stage and speak on the microphone!!

Trim Trail

We were so excited to be able to use the brand new trim trail and to find out that the old part with the tyre had been fixed too. Thank you so much to the PTFA for buying the new equipment we love it. Thank you also to Mr and Mrs Joyner for helping to fix the broken part! We are very lucky to have this to play on.

 

NSPCC - Speak out. Stay safe.

Today we had a special assembly led by the NSPCC. We met 'Buddy the speech bubble' who reminded us that if you are worried about something you can speak out to a grown up you can trust. We discussed grown ups at school and out of school that we could talk to if we needed to. 

Remembrance Day

Today it is Remembrance Day, it was first held in 1919 one year after the First World War ended.  Poppies are worn on Remembrance Day to remember all the soldiers that have fought in wars.

We have looked at some real medals that belonged to Miss Harter's Great Grandpa from World War 1 (1914-18).

We have made a poppy and printed with our hands to create even more poppies.

 

 

Bonfire Night

This week we have been talking about bonfire night and all the things that you can smell and hear. We have learnt about firework safety and have been very busy making  pictures of fireworks exploding in the sky and bonfire pictures where the flames are made from our own hand prints.  We have also made sparklers and fantastic rockets to hang up in our classroom. 

Diwali

This week we have been learning all about the Hindu festival of light called Diwali.  Diwali is a 5 day festival celebrated by millions of people across the world.  We have been looking at painting and designing our own Rangoli patterns that people decorate their homes with.  We have been talking about how people celebrate this festival with their families and friends.  We enjoyed making our own divas out of clay, writing Diwali  cards, decorating biscuits with Rangoli patterns and drawing our own Mendhi hand patterns.

 

 

Phonics

We are really enjoying learning our jolly phonics actions and sounds. We have been busy writing tricky words in lots of different ways. If we write something we can wear a special writing medal. 

Number

We have been doing lots of counting in Reception. We have talked about how you can move objects to count them as this can help you to see when you have reached the end of your count. We have also been selecting the correct numeral to match the number of objects.

Autumn

Lots of exciting Autumn activities happening in the Reception class this week. We have been on an Autumn walk around school and in the school garden looking for signs of Autumn. We had a check list that we had to tick. We have collected leaves and used them to print with. We have made hedgehogs, using leaves. Miss Harter was so impressed with all the describing words we thought of to describe the leaves and even more impressed at our writing. 

Outdoor Learning

We have been enjoying the sunshine in our fantastic outdoor area.  There are lots of different areas of learning.  We have den building, a construction site, a mud kitchen, a balancing area, a water area and lots more.  We have had lots of fun making friends whilst exploring all the areas.

Painting Flowers

Thank you so much for bringing in these beautiful flowers that you grew in your garden,  We have really enjoyed painting our own version of the flowers.

 

We Met Our Year 6 Buddy

On the week we stayed for lunch we got to meet our year 6 buddy. We were very excited to meet them and to get to know them. They helped us in the hall with our dinner. We are looking forward to meeting them again soon.

Our First Week at Big School

 

We have loved our first week at school.  We have been really busy exploring our new classroom and outdoor area.  We have made lots of  new friends.  We are brilliant at coming into the classroom by ourselves which is very gown up after just one week!

Our School Trip

We had an amazing time at Beacon Fell on Monday.  It was very exciting going on the coach with all our friends.  It was great fun building dens, catching bugs and making pictures using natural materials.  We had a huge picnic outside with all our friends.

3D Shapes

We have been finding out about 3-D shapes. We looked at lots of everyday objects and sorted them according to their shape name. We talked about the properties of the shapes and gave clues about them to see if our friends could guess what shape name we were talking about. We printed with the 3-D shapes too.

Sports Day

We have loved taking part in our first sports day.  We had a great time doing all the activities  Our teachers were really proud of us for joining in and trying our best.  Thank you for coming to support us.

Maths

We have been sorting bugs by the number of legs. We have been learning how to estimate how many objects we can see and then check by counting them. We have been looking at and ordering the 'teen' numbers. 

Outdoor Learning

We love learning in our outdoor area, it is lots of fun.  We have a fairy garden, a construction area, water, a mud kitchen, balancing, sand and lots more.  We are very independent and can put our own waterproofs and wellies on to go into the big water trays and mud kitchen.

Music

We have loved learning some new songs about 'bugs' and playing our instruments in time to the music.

Creating Bugs

Look at our cool bugs that we created out of playdough.

Money

We have enjoyed finding out about money and using different coins to pay for things from our shop.

Beautiful Bugs

We are really enjoying learning about 'Beautiful Bugs'. We have begun to transform our classroom and have got lots of exciting new things hanging up. We have made a huge hungry caterpillar to display our writing on, painted pictures from the story, painted symmetrical butterflies and painted different bugs to decorate our classroom door. We can re-tell the story and sequence it using our story tray.

Bug Hunt

We had a great time hunting for bugs. We went into the school garden with magnifying glasses, bug collecting pots and a checklist. We found lots of different bugs. We found spiders, a bee, a wasp, a butterfly, lots of woodlouse, ladybirds and even a millipede! It was very exciting. After we had ticked off what we had found we let the bugs go so they could go back to their homes.

The Easter Story

We have been reading the Easter story and using our Easter garden to re-tell the story. We have looked at symbols of Easter and emotions expressed in the Easter story. We recreated the Last Supper, washing each other's feet like Jesus did for the disciples. We talked about what it felt like to do this for someone else and why Jesus would have done that for his friends. We then had bread and wine!

 

Easter Egg Competition

We loved bringing our decorated eggs in to show everyone. They were amazing and we all got a certificate for our hard work. 

 

Growing

Our plants are now growing so we decided to measure how tall they were.  We have also been creating flowers using different materials.

Vincent Van Gogh

This week we have been looking at the work of an artist called Vincent Van Gogh.  He painted a famous painting called 'Sunflowers'.  We used pastels to create our own version of this famous picture.  Our pictures are amazing.

Jasper's Beanstalk

We have loved reading this story and now a huge beanstalk has grown in our classroom just like Jasper's.

 

Planters

We loved choosing and planting our plants for 'Mother's Day'.  A big thank you to Greg for bringing all the plants and for all his help and hard work.

Bog Eyed Jog

How exciting getting to come to school in our pyjamas!  We loved jogging around the playground with our Year 6 buddies.  We even got to have toast and a drink after which was great.  Thank you to the PTFA for organising this fantastic event.

Storm Gareth

It has been so windy that we decided to make something to catch the wind that we could have fun with on the playground.  We had a great idea to use long cardboard tubes and fix on very long pieces of coloured paper.  We went onto the playground with them and it was so much fun.  We danced and twirled around and the wind blew our paper which looked like coloured ribbons dancing in the sky.

British Science Week in Reception

This week is British Science Week so we have been working as scientists in the Reception Class.  We have investigated floating and sinking and we carried out a very exciting experiment called 'slippery slopes', where we compared the journey of different household liquids as they move down a slope.  We tested water, oil and shaving foam.  We found out that the water moved the fastest but the shaving foam was so sticky and thick it didn't move at all.  Miss Harter was very impressed by our investigative skills and scientific knowledge.

World Book Day 2019

We loved dressing up for World Book day, look how amazing we look.  We had a great time taking part in a drama workshop all about  the story 'The Enormous Turnip'.

 

 

Sharing our Favourite Story

We brought our favourite book into school and our year 6 buddies very kindly came down and read them to us.

 

 

 

Outdoor Spring Fun

Pancake Day!

We have been celebrating pancake day! We have made and eaten pancakes which were delicious.   We chose our own topping from lemon, sugar or syrup.  We saved some pancakes so we could do a pancake race on the playground. We were brilliant at tossing the pancakes.  We have also been writing a list of ingredients.

 

A talk from the school nurse

We had a visit from the school nurse who talked to us about eating healthy food.  We then got measured and weighed.

 

Friendship

Our new christian  value this half term is 'Friendship.  We have drawn a picture of our friends and said why they are a good friend.  We have made a friendship chain to hang in our classroom to remind us that we are all joined together in friendship.

 

 

Spring Walk

We have been talking about signs of Spring.  We went on a walk around the grounds of school looking for signs of Spring.  We took our clip boards and check list so we could tick off when we spotted something.  We found daffodils, snow drops, new shoots, flowers, green leaves, insects and bird nests.

 

Valentines Day

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.

 

Respect

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.

 

 

Outdoor Area

We love getting our wellingtons and waterproofs on and working in the large water trays and mud kitchen!

 

 

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!!

Internet Safety

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!

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.

Back to School

Since coming back to school in January we have been having lots of  fun in our outdoor area.

Christmas Party

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!!!!!!!!

 

Christmas Fun

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. 

 

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. 

Celebrating Christmas

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.

Maths

In our class we love maths! We are always counting and using lots of different resources to make numbers in different ways.

 

 

Celebrating Birthdays

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.

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.

 

 

Diwali

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.

 

 

School Garden

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.

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.

Fireworks

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.

Bonfire Night

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.

Special Visitors

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! 

 

My Body

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.

Autumn Walk

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!

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

Creative Fun

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.

 

  

 

 

 

 

Seaside

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.

 

 

Sun Safety

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.

Sports Day

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.

 

 

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!!!!

 

 

 

 

Outdoor Area

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.

 

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. 

Bog-Eyed joggers.

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.  

 

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.

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!

Printing fun

We have had a lovely creative afternoon using fruit and vegetables to print patterns with paint.

 

NSPCC Dance-a-thon

We had a brilliant time with our Y6 Buddies raising money for the NSPCC. We danced around the world!

Maths Games

We have been learning about sharing through playing Maths games together.

 

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. 

 

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!"

Reception Class has been very busy this half term. They have been finding out about Sikh festivals and sharing their learning with their Year 6 buddies. They have been working very hard on their Mother's Day assembly which went very well and the children thoroughly enjoyed making their Mother's Day Planters with Greg. A huge thank you to Greg for all your help this week. The children (and Mrs. Willott by the looks of it) have loved it!