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