Saturday, 6 January 2018

Welcome Back

Dear Parents,
I would like to start by wishing you all a Happy New Year !!

Your children made a steady start back to school on Thursday and quickly settled back into class routines. The children enjoyed sharing with the class , what they had all got for Christmas.

In RE, we listened to the story of The Parable and the Sower , working with Nursery to create an art display linked to this story , which is now on display in the hall.

Next week  in class , we are going to be starting our next theme which is Toys. We will be learning about the story,  Kippers Toybox. As a result of this your child can bring in a soft toy of their choice, on the days specified below.

Yellow Group - Monday.
Red Group- Tuesday.
Blue Group - Wednesday.
Purple Group- Thursday.
Green Group- Friday.

Thank you for the Celebration photographs that have been sent in so far. If you have not yet sent a photograph in, please could we have one for Wednesday 10th January.

The children have been working hard learning their high frequency words by reading them. To give your child an extra challenge , encourage them to spell these words.

Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Celebration Photographs

Dear Parents ,

I hope you and your child have had a wonderful Christmas. Our next topic in RE, will be Celebrating. We will be discussing different Celebrations your child may have taken part in, as well as exploring different Celebrations that happen at Church.

Please could you send in a named photograph of your child attending a Celebration. This could be a Wedding , Birthday , New Year party , Christmas or any other celebration they have attended. This will then be shared in the first RE lesson, with the rest of the class and then go into your child's Learning Journal.

Please could these photographs be in school by, Monday 8th January 2018.

I hope you enjoy the rest of the Christmas holiday and would like to wish you a Happy New Year.

Many Thanks

Miss Parmley

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Christmas WOW moments

Dear Parents ,

Just a quick note to say , it would be lovely if you could complete a Wow moment over the festive period, which your child can then share if the rest of the class on their return to school.

Many Thanks

Miss Parmley

Christmas Festivities

Dear Parents ,

We have had a busy last week in school. We enjoyed performing our play ' Christmas Counts' to the whole school , on Wednesday 13th December.

On Thursday the 14th December , we enjoyed having our Christmas Dinner with the other children in the school. On Friday the 15th December , we had our own class Christmas Party. We enjoyed having a party food lunch.

Finally our day ended with a visit from Father Christmas , who kindly gave us all present , which we were very excited about.
On Monday 18th December we took part in the Santa Fun Run , to help raise money for Charity. Despite the fact that its very cold , we managed to run twice around the field wearing our Santa Hats.We then enjoyed watching the Strictly XFactor talent show in the afternoon.

We would like to take this opportunity , to wish you all a peaceful and joyful Christmas and a Happy New Year and to say a huge thank you for the lovely gifts.

Merry Christmas
The Reception Team

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Christmas Nativity

On Tuesday the 12th December Reception class performed their Christmas Nativity called "Christmas Counts." The children have worked very hard in class over the past few weeks rehearsing their lines and also the songs in the play.
They were sensible in finding their places on their stage and knowing when and where they should be throughout the course of the play.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the children , staff and of course parents , who were involved in supporting the children. They performed fantastically and we are very proud of them all.

Thank You for your support.

Miss Parmley

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Autumn Continues and heading into Christmas preparation

We have been continuing to work hard in Reception over the past few weeks. Following on from our Autumn walk in class we have been learning how to mix colours to match the shades of some of the different leaves we found on our Autumn walk.

In Maths we have learnt about repeating patterns and making patterns that repeat 2 , 3 and some of us even 4 times. We also have learnt how we can use our bodies to make patterns. Also in Maths we have been learning about Positional Language. We worked in groups to give each other different positions we had to move to using a chair. We enjoyed this especially when Miss Parmley asked us to get under the chair.

In class, we are now working hard to prepare for our Christmas play " Christmas Counts ". Please help your child to practice their lines and also the songs that we are singing. The children are working hard and we have seen a great improvement over the course of the past few weeks. Please can you ensure that if your child has lines that these are sent into school everyday with them to enable us to rehearse.

If your child is a Narrator in the play could you please send a white top with no logos and black trousers or leggings for them to wear. The Narrators are Jemima , Niall , Liam , Jared and Millie K.

If your child is a Census Taker please could  you send in a white shirt and a tie and a pair of black trousers for them to wear. Please could these be in school no later than Monday 11th January 2017. The Census Takers are Matthew , William Hynes , Alexander W and Saskia.

All other costumes will be provided. Please speak to me if there any problems with finding outfits.

The Christmas Party food list will be outside the Reception Classroom from this afternoon , for you to sign up. I have tried to upload it onto this blog but at present it will not let me.  The Reception Christmas party is next Friday (15th December) and the children will not be having a school lunch on that day.

Finally , children who are in Yellow group will be showing on Friday. This can be linked to the theme of Christmas which is what we are going to be learning about over the next few weeks in class.

Thank you for your continued support.

Miss Parmley

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Autumn Walk to Rothamstead Park

We have been continuing to  enjoy learning all about Autumn over the past few weeks. On Thursday 9th November 2017 we were lucky enough to go on an Autumn walk. In our groups we walked along the high street and then into the park. We then split up into our groups and enjoyed collecting different Autumn Objects. We then used these objects to carry out some writing and make some Autumn collages.

We even managed to spend some time in the playground before heading back to school.
In maths over the past few weeks, we have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes. The children have enjoyed taking part on shape hunts around the school.

This week in class we have been talking about how we can all be a good friend to someone and what to do if someone is being bullied. To show our support for Anti- Bullying week , on Friday we all wore something blue to school.
Next week in class we are thinking about Autumn leaves and will be using them in some of our activities. Please ensure your child comes to school with suitable clothing to wear outside as it is now getting cold. Could you also ensure that you child has a black jumper and jogging bottoms in their PE kit as some lessons will take place outside.

Many Thanks
Miss Parmley