Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Christmas 2015

We have all had a lovely last week celebrating Christmas. We enjoyed watching 'X Factor', music concerts and our Christmas lunch.  On Thursday we had a very exciting and fun filled class Christmas party. Thank you for all your food contributions. The children had a lovely party lunch followed by a Christmas treasure hunt, musical statues and musical bumps.  We even had a surprise visit from Father Christmas.

End of Term Celebrations, Well done to Sophia, Harry,Martha and Cian for end of term achievement awards and Jack for presenting his money to 'Spotlight on Africa'.  Best Wishes to Maria and Robert who celebrate their birthdays in the holidays.

Next half term our Topic will be 'Books and stories' For the first week of show and tell could you please bring in your favourite book.

On behalf of all Reception staff, I would like to thank you all for your cards, generous gifts and continued support. I would like to wish you and your families a very Happy Christmas and all the very best for 2016.

Best Regards

Angela Moran


Saturday, 12 December 2015

Advent week 2

Wow! What a busy few weeks we have had in Reception,  At the start of Advent, we made a class advent wreath, to symbolise the four weeks leading up to the birth of Jesus.  We have been learning  about the first Christmas and how the Church celebrates Christmas. We have changed our home corner into a stable, so that the children can enact the story in their 'Explore and learn'.  We have made and written a Christmas card in Literacy and of course written a  letter to Santa. In Mathematics we have been counting on and counting back from a given number.  This week we have enjoyed a taste of French culture with French food, songs and playing 'boules' during our French morning on Wednesday.
After lots of practice we performed 'C H R I S T M A S spells Christmas to our friends and family. All the children took part and were fantastic and a joy to watch.  On Thursday we were lucky to watch the dress rehearsal of Key Stage One's performance ' A Midwife in Crisis' which was enjoyed by all.