Friday, 15 June 2018

Mini beasts!

Our topic in EYFS this half term is ‘Nature Explorers’.

 In Art we have started making 3D models of minibeasts and will be completing these over the next few weeks.
We are beginning to learn the songs for our Summer Performance and the children are very looking forward to performing it to you. We will be sending home some words to learn next week and a note to say what minibeast your child will be and items they may need as part of their costume.
We have been practising doubling numbers in Maths - you can do this at home. We have been using our fingers to show doubles of numbers and have been doubling spots on ladybirds then writing the doubling number sentence.

In Phonics we continue to  work hard to learn our Phase 3 phonemes (digraphs and trigraphs)  and many of us are reading and writing CVCC and CCVC words (ask us and we can tell you what these are), learning to read and spell our tricky words and writing simple captions using these and our learnt phonemes.
In RE, we have been completing our work on Friends. We read from the Bible that Jesus loves us and he wants us to love each other. We thought about how we can show our love for each other in school and then asked God to help us do this. Our prayers are displayed on our RE board. To finish each lesson, we have really enjoyed singing the song ”You can count on me” by Bruno Mars. The lyrics remind us all how to be a good friend.

We are looking forward to Arts and Muticultural Week, which starts on Monday and the children will be printing their own designs onto t shirts, making minibeast masks and will be taking part in a drumming workshop.
A few dates for your diary..
30 June – 12.00 School Fair
2 July – Reception Trip to Aldenham Country Park and Workshop Activities
5 July – Celebration Evening (for the whole family)
6 July  - 9.15 Sports Day (reserve date 11 July)
13 July - 11.15 Foundation Stage Summer Performance and Picnic

We thank you for your continued support and hope you all have a lovely weekend
The Reception Team

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Dear Parents

This week in Maths the children have been using money to buy items in the class Beach Shop. We  have been looking at  making amounts of money using different coins.

We have continued with our water theme and have read the story Billy's Bucket. The children really enjoyed this story and they have been writing their own version of what Billy saw in his bucket! For homework this half term we ask that the  children write about something they have done during the  holiday.

In RE we have introduced our new topic called Friends. We have discussed with the children what makes a good friend and how they make us feel happy. We listened to the story from Luke's Gospel, which tells us how Jesus helped his friend to catch fish when they couldn't find any in the sea.

Wishing you all a lovely half term holiday.

The Reception Team

Friday, 27 April 2018

Water Water everywhere !!

Handwashing and Water

Over the past few weeks  in class we have been learning all about water and what we use it for.
We made some jelly with Mrs Stocks and really enjoyed tasting it, it was delicious. In Literacy we then wrote our own instructions about how to make Jelly.

We talked about how important it is to wash our hands and what could happen if we didn't. On Tuesday, Mrs Stocks bought into class her special hand washing machine. We washed our hands and then put on some special hand cream and put our hand inside the machine. If we saw any purple marks on our hands, this showed us that our hands were not very clean and we went and washed them again.

We then placed some flowers in water and added different food colouring. We have been checking each day to see if the flowers absorb the water and change colour.

In Maths this week we have been learning all about Capacity and learning how to recognise and describe how much  containers hold and using  different capacity terms. We have enjoyed filling and emptying different sized containers during our Learning Through Play.

In PE we went up onto the school field and enjoyed playing with the parachute. We had to hold on very tight as it was very windy.

Next week in class we are going to be learning about things that travel on and in water. If you child has anything at home linked to this theme they are welcome to bring it into school. We are also going to be learning about Pirates.

May I take this opportunity to say thank you for welcoming me back to school and for flowers that I received whilst I was unwell.

Many Thanks and have a wonderful weekend !

Miss Parmley

Thursday, 29 March 2018

CAFOD and Easter

Catholic Children's Society Fundraising Day

On Friday 23rd March we brought our Catholic Children Society boxes back to school, we helped place the coins out on the floor in the Library. In the afternoon we joined the rest of the school to enjoy the many stalls/games that Key Stage 2 children had organised for us. We had a wonderful time eating lots and taking part in many activities.

We visited the hall and took part in various prayer stations
as part of "Be Spirited week".


To help us prepare for Easter we have learned about The Last Supper, how Jesus died on the Cross for us on Good Friday and how he rose again on Easter Sunday. 

We have been very busy creating Easter gardens, Easter cards, chocolate nests and we finally we had an Easter egg hunt.

Happy Easter.
The Reception Class  Team