Sunday, 10 September 2017

Welcome to Reception

Welcome to the new school year !

It has been lovely getting to know your children of the course over the past week and it was great to meet so many of you at the parents information meeting on Friday. 

The children have made a great start to life in Reception and are settling well into the class routines. They have been enjoying having their school dinners and packed lunches and we would encourage you to help them practice cutting up their food. A question was raised in the parents meeting asking what would happen if a child was not eating. I would be told by one of the dinner ladies and would then speak to you.  

The children are learning which groups they are in and we would encourage you to help them practise recognising their own name as this will then help them to find their busy fingers activities in the morning.

Over the course of the next few weeks we are going to be learning about ourselves and our senses.

I am looking forward to getting to know you all over the course of the year and would encourage you to come and speak to me if you have any worries or concerns.

Have a great weekend.

Miss Parmley

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

End of Term !

As I write this post we are nearing the end of the summer term. I would like to congratulate all of the children on a highly successful year , in Reception. They have all achieved so much in a year and you should be very proud of them.

The children worked extremely hard in the run up to our summer concert la , There's A Sunflower In My Supper which they performed last Friday. After a lot of rehearsing the children outshone themselves speaking loudly , getting on to stage at the correct point how wonderful their acting and singing skills were. Thank you for supporting your children with rehearsing their lines and providing costumes.

Over the past few weeks the children have vastly improved their writing skills, working hard to use more adjectives in their writing. Please encourage the children to keep writing over the holidays to help prepare them for starting in Year 1 in September.

Once again thank you for all your hard work and support you have given to your children , with their reading , writing , maths and homework tasks. I hope you all have an enjoyable summer break !!

Best Wishes
Miss Parmley and Mrs Downs

Friday, 23 June 2017

Sports Day

Well Done Reception !

We are very proud of your performance in Sports Day today and you should be pleased with how well everyone did.
The children were very supportive of each other and other year groups.
They were excited about the stickers that they had recieved and enjoyed the special treat of an ice lolly when we were back in class. At lunch time the children had a packed lunch  in our garden and then had some play time on the field. Here are some photographs , showing how much fun we had.

Have a lovely weekend !

Miss Parmley

Our School Trip to Aldenham Country Park and Farm

On Thursday the 15th of May we had 29 very excited children waiting to board the Coach to Aldenham. Quite a few times on the way there we were asked whether it was time to eat lunch !!
When we arrived we were met by our farm guide Charlie. He took us into the farmyard and explain some health and safety rules. 
We were lucky enough to see some Lavender chickens who were quite small. We then walked to the petting area and stroked a chicken who had funny feathers on his head and got to stroke a rabbit called Rolo and a guinea pig called Sophie.

After this we walked through the bird house and saw some chicks who were a few weeks old and then a chicken. As we walked out of the bird house we walked along the farmyard and found some goats with big horns.

We walked up to a barn area and saw some dairy cows and learnt that they produce milk and we also saw some beef cows and learnt that they give us beef.

After this we walked down to our cabin and enjoyed our lunch it was delicious.
Then we walked to 100 Akre Wood , we walked across Pooh bridge , found Eeyore , Roo and owls house.  We also found Winne the Poohs Honey pot in a tree.

Overall it was a fun day despite the hot weather and we  were a bit quieter on the coach on the way back to school.

Miss Parmley

Friday, 5 May 2017

Jack and The Beanstalk

Dear Parents ,

We have been busy enjoying the past few weeks in class. Our topic for the first two weeks of this term was Jack and the Beanstalk.
We enjoyed thinking about different things that we would do if we had our own magic beans and the children came up with some interesting ideas.

We have also started to grow our own broad beans in class. We put some paper towels inside a cup and then placed the bean in between the paper towel and the cup and poured in some water. Some of the beans have started to shoot already and we are watching how they grow every day.

 We used a variety of beans to see how many it would take to fill a giants hand. We then had to count these beans and write down the answer. We then drew around our hand and counted how many beans would fill our hand. We worked out the giants hand held more beans than ours.

We have been having fun in the garden playing snakes and ladders and practising our counting skills.

We have been recapping our knowledge of 2D shapes and their properties. One of our maths activities involved us having to roll a dice and make a shape that had the amount of sides shown on the dice, It was quite tricky but we had fun !

Next week in class we our book of the week is called Possum Magic, so our theme for the week is Australian Animals. If your child has anything at home to do with Australia please feel free to send it into school.

Have a lovely weekend

Miss Parmley