Reception: Blog items

Spring 1 Week 2

Date: 18th Jan 2018 @ 2:50pm

   

We have had yet another fantastic week in Reception!

We started the week off with a very exciting arrival of 12 chicken eggs - 'Our Baby Chicks' as we like to call them. We have been trusted to help them hatch over the next 4 weeks and we cannot wait for them to hatch and see 12 little chicks in the Foundation Stage area. 

Another exciting discovering this week is the arrival of AN ALIEN!!!!! On Monday, we came back from lunch to find a bit of a mess...we thought it might be caused by a space ship crash landing in the classroom! Over the course of the week we kept finding funny things all around the outdoor area and classroom and suddenly an alien appeared called BEEGU with her very own book describing who she was. The children have been writing letters and cards to BEEGU and have promised to make her feel at home while her ship gets repaired. They have also produced some brilliant descriptive writing all about BEEGU and enjoyed searching for where she is hiding each day!

On Wednesday, the children enjoyed listening to the story about Joseph during our WOW service and getting up to the front to represent the different colours from his technicoloured coat. Thank you to Caroline and Anne for all of your hard work - the children love their WOW services. 

Have a great weekend and we look forward to another brilliant week next week.

 

Reception Reminders

P.E. has been moved to a Wednesday morning and Dance is on a Friday afternoon each week. 

Homework to be returned each Wednesday and reading books returned on specified days each week.

Thank you for all you support.  

Spring 1 Week 1

Date: 11th Jan 2018 @ 5:41pm

 

Wow what a first week back! A very big Happy New Year to everyone, we really hope you enjoyed your Chrismas break. The children have been telling us lots of lovely stories about their time off and it all sounds fantastic!

The children have settled back into school brilliantly and have enjoyed every minute. This term Reception will now be having dance lessons on a Friday afternoon alongside their P.E. lesson on a Monday and we had our first session this week and the children were amazing! They listen beautifully to the music and instructions and learnt lots of new moves - we already can't wait for next week.

To start of the new term we have introduced our new theme 'Space' to the children and all around the classroom. We have incoporated this into our writing, counting and our role play area and now have our very own 'Space Station' which the children have loved exploring this week. The chidlren have produced some brilliant information posters about planets and have worked so hard to find out new things about the solar system.

 

Reception Reminders

Wednesday 17th Januaray - WOW Service, St. Peters Church @ 2pm.

Autumn 2 Week 8

Date: 20th Dec 2017 @ 1:59pm

  

What a term!!!! Thank you to all of the parents for your ongoing support over the past term and to all of the children for making it so memorable and enjoyable everyday! The children have really flourished this term and we just love watching them grown and learn. 

After twenty days of mischief, we say goodbye to Jingles the Elf as he has left us to return to Father Christmas at the North Pole. He has brought us smiles and laughter in the lead up to Christmas in the FS and will hopefull pass on lots of good news to Father Christmas.

 

On behalf of everyone in Reception, we can't thank you enough for your generous presents, cards and kind wishes! We feel truly lucky and spoilt everyday and especially today, so thank you!!

We wish you and your families a very merry Christmas and a peaceful new year and look forward to seeing you all in January!

 

Reception Reminders

Over the holidays could you please keep hold of any sweet / chocolate tubes for a fun project when we return in January!

Autumn 2 Week 7

Date: 15th Dec 2017 @ 3:43pm

  

We have had yet another fantastic week in Reception and cannot believe it is nearly Christmas already! We continued to think about Christmas and how it is a time we celebrate Jesus’ birthday. The children enjoyed re-telling the Christmas story during our WOW service on Wednesday. Thank you to Caroline and Anne for all of your help and support this year. 

On Thursday afternoon all of the children in Foundation Stage enjoyed a trip to the Atkinson Theatre to watch ‘The Night Before Christmas’. This was the story of a little mouse called Eddie who could not understand why only humans are allowed to get presents. So, he set off in search of Father Christmas to find out. This was a truly wonderful performance and the children loved the experience of the theatre. All the children were very well behaved, and we were very proud of them. Thank you also to all the parents who supported and helped on the trip!

This week we have looked at money and have had fun using all of the different coins from 1p-50p in our Post Office. The children are getting so good at recognising the coins and paying for different items with the correct coin. Over the weekend if you get time, could you use some coins to pay for different items or look at any of the real coins? 

Thank you for a great week and we looked foward to seeing you next week!

 

Reception Reminder

Wednesday 20th December - School finishes @ 1pm.

Don't forget to keep an eye on all things 'Elfie' on the Reception Twitter page - @ReceptionTSP

Autumn 2 Week 6

Date: 5th Dec 2017 @ 10:11am

   

WOW!!! What a week!!

The children in Reception have amazed us all with their talent and hard work when performing The Nativity this week! We have been excitedly waiting for this week to come and the children did not dissapoint. Thank you to all of the parents for supporting with lines, putting up with the endless practicing of songs and for coming to watch the shows - the children were so excited and loved every minute!!

This week we have also been getting prepared for Christmas...by writing our Christmas lists, designing cards and making beautiful art work for our loved ones. We were also lucky enough to have a visit from Tesco's on Thursday, were all of the children in Reception and Nursery got to make a Christmas gingerbread man, take part in taste and smell tests and enjoyed an orange peeling race. Thank you again for coming in and for hosting such a great morning with all of the Foundation Stage children.

 

Thank you again for all of your support this week and enjoy your weekend!

 

Reception Reminders

Thursday 14th December - Foundation Stage trip to The Atkinson Theatre, pick up time 3.30pm.

Friday 15th December - Christmas Jumper Day.

Don't forget to keep an eye on all things 'Elfie' on the Reception Twitter page - @ReceptionTSP

 

Autumn 2 Week 5

Date: 1st Dec 2017 @ 4:44pm

    

 

We have had yet another fantastic week in Reception!

This week we have been very busy rehearsing for our fantastic Nativity performance and we can’t wait till you all see it next week, hope you have your tickets!! We have begun to think about Christmas and how it is a time we celebrate Jesus’ birthday. The children enjoyed listening to the Nativity story and discussing how special Jesus is to them, we also retold it in the small world area.

On Friday, we had a very special surprise in our classroom! Someone had left a bit of a mess for us to find........who could it be? Stay tuned to find out more!!!

 

Have a brilliant weekend everyone!

 

Reception Reminders

Saturday 2nd Dec - School Christmas Fair.

Tuesday 5th Dec – Nativity Performance 2pm.

Wednesday 6th Dec – Nativity Performance 9:20am and 2pm.

We hope you can all make it!

Autumn 2 Week 4

Date: 24th Nov 2017 @ 4:12pm

  

We have had yet another fantastic week in Reception!

This week the children began their new theme ‘The Jolly Postman’. On Tuesday morning they were very lucky to have a visit from Natasha our very own Postlady, she spoke to the children all about her job and the children were able to ask her some fantastic questions. This week we wrote a letter to say thank you to the Jolly Postman using our brilliant phonic knowledge!

On Friday we had a special visit from Caroline for our Godly Play session, which was linked to our theme 'Special people'. Thank you Caroline, we always look forward to your visits.

This week we also had a brilliant afternoon on Friday with our Year 6 buddies. The children were lucky enough to go to the Year 6 classroom and their buddies read them their favourite story from our bookshelf. They had a great time practicing their sounding out and talking about the pictures and the story.

 

Reception Reminders

Don't forget to check out 'TSP Celebration of Kindness Week' whole school music video! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdKEk61gR1g

Friday 1st Decemeber 2017 - Mufti Day.

Tuesday 5th Decemeber 2017 - Christmas Nativity @ 2pm.

Wednesday 6th Decemeber 2017 - Christmas Natvity @ 9.20am and 2.00pm.

Autumn 2 Week 3

Date: 16th Nov 2017 @ 5:41pm

  

What another super busy week in Reception!

This week we have focused our learning around the celebration 'Diwali'. We looked at why it is celebrated, where it is celebrated and how it is celebrated in different countries and religions. To further our knowledge and understanding we listened to the story of 'Rama and Sita' and created pieces of writing based on the characters, designed lanterns and Rangoli patterns. 

This week has also been a very special week celebrating 'Kindness Week' as a whole school on Friday we came together to sing the song 'Sing' by Gary Barlow and release our kindness baloons. It was a beautiful way to unite and show our awarness to be kind not only to ourselves but to everyone around us. We reinforced our moto of 'Be Kind' this week throughout our learning opportunities, sharing and class discussions.

Not forgetting our Friday celebration of Children in Need!!! Nursery and Reception had a great day celebrating as a Foundation Stage, we took part in various activities such as face painting, spot hunt, cake decorating and making spotty crowns. Then in the afternoon we had a great teddy bears picnic in the school hall with nusery!

 

Have a lovely weekend and thank you for a great week!

 

Reception Reminders

Don't forget to check out 'TSP Celebration of Kindness Week' whole school music video! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdKEk61gR1g

 

 

Autumn 2 Week 2

Date: 9th Nov 2017 @ 6:22pm

 

 

What another brilliant and busy week in Reception.

This week we have focused on the theme 'Rememberance Day'. We had a great discussion all about poppies, why we wear them and what are they for. We also listened to the 'Poppy Story' and that helped our understanding of why poppies are so important. The children worked very hard to create their own poppy for the whole school display.

On Thursday, we continued our RE theme 'Special People'. We are talked about the special people that help us in our community and were very pleased to welcome Poppy from Holy Trinity Church and Nathan from St Peter's Church and enjoyed listening to their stories about their roles and asking questions.

 

Hope you all have a lovely weekend and thank you for a great week!

 

Reception Reminders

Don't forget to check out 'TSP Celebration of Kindness Week' whole school music video! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdKEk61gR1g

W/C Monday 13th November - World Kindness Week.

Friday 17th November - Children in Need 'Pudsy Bear' picnic £2

 

Autumn 2 Week 1

Date: 3rd Nov 2017 @ 4:41pm

         

Welcome back - I hope you all had a great week off!

We have had a great first week back in Reception. The children have settled back into the routine brilliantly and have been superstars at overcoming all of this weeks challenges. This week we have focused on a book called 'The Shopping Basket' it is all about a journey. The children have completed some brilliant journey maps and sentences based on the books journeys and characters. We have also based our role play area all around the journey that is made in the book for the children to retell independently.

On Wednesday we had our first WOW Service at St. Peters Church for this term. The service was based around 'Remembrance'. Thank you again to everyone for coming along and thank you also to Caroline and Anne for another wonderful WOW Service.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend and remember to stay safe if visiting any firework displays.

 

Reception Reminders

Please don't forget to return your child's reading folder on their reading day specified on their reading record book.

If your child doesn't have a waterproof or wellies for the outdoor area please can you provide one with initials or name inside.

Thank you.

 

Autumn 1 Week 7

Date: 19th Oct 2017 @ 5:03pm

  

What a great week to end our very first term together!

This week we have further explored our topic 'Autumn'. The children explored 'Miss Giles' Autumn Box' and discussed all of the different things we see in the Autumn time. The children loved feeling and describing the objects to the class and then writing all about them in our writing sessions. 

On Tuesday, the children had a brilliant morning making a christmas card ready for the Formby Shoe Box Express. After having a Christmassy morning the children were then lucky enough to go over to the Parish Hall and make a shoe box up. Each child got to make a shoe box for a boy or girl aged 4-5 and loved being part of the process and being able to choose lovely items for them. Thank you to everyone who donated, the Church and helpers for making it possible - we really hope we can make some children very very happy this year. 

Thank you for bringing and sharing all of your wonderful books into class, we have loved reading them and explaining why they are our favourites!

Have a fantastic half term!

 

Reception Reminders

Please don't forget to return your child's reading folder on their reading day specified on their reading record book -  thank you.

Dont forget to check out the Reception twitter page for more pictures and updates - @ReceptionTSP.

If your child doesn't have a waterproof or wellies for the outdoor area please can you provide one with initials or name inside - thank you. 

Autumn 1 Week 6

Date: 12th Oct 2017 @ 5:20pm

  

What another brilliantly busy week in Reception! 

On Tuesday, we had a great afternoon listening to the story 'Guess How Much I Love You in the Autumn' and discussing our favourite things about Autumn. Afterwards we went outside to hunt for Autumn materials, such as different coloured leaves, conkers and conker shells. We used all of the materials to create an 'Autumn Crown' by sticking the various things onto it! The children loved being 'Autumn Warriors' and being active around the school environment. 

This week we have further explored our topic 'Harvest'. We read the story 'The Little Red Hen' and followed the story of the Little Red Hen and her friends. After reading, the story the children made bread, wrote letters and sequenced the story. This story has helped the children understand how we need to work as a team and help our friends. On Friday, we even recieved a letter and a special treat from the Little Red Hen herself!!! 

On Thursday, the children were very excited to spend the afternoon with their Year 6 Buddies! We had a lovely time working on an 'Autumn Project' where the children had to work with their buddies to collect natural and autumnal materials to make a collage. The children worked so hard on their finished pieces and worked as such a great team. Reception always look forward to seeing their buddies and they look after the children so well - thank you again Year 6!

Have a great weekend!

 

Reception Reminders

Dont forget to check out the Reception twitter page for more pictures and updates - @ReceptionTSP.

If your child doesn't yet have a waterproof or wellies for the outdoor area please can you provide one with initials or name inside - thank you.

Wednesday 18th October - Parent Teacher Meetings.

Friday 20th October - Last day of Half Term. 

Autumn 1 Week 5

Date: 5th Oct 2017 @ 5:14pm

  

What another super week in Reception! 

This week we have been learning all about Harvest. We read the story 'Oliver's Vegetables' and followed the story of Oliver on his Grandpa's farm. He helped dig, harvest and cook the different vegetables; he even tried ones he hadn't before! This helped the children understand how hard farmers work to provide us with our food and how lucky we are to have everything we need. From this, the children painted some amazing pictures of their favourite vegetables for the Harvest display and together we wrote a class Harvest prayer. 

Thank you again for sharing your family photographs this week.The children have all created brilliant pieces of writing with the pictures and loved showing them to the class. 

On Wednesday, we had our Harvest WOW Service at St Peter's Church. The children loved singing their song 'Oats, Peas, Beans and Barley Grow' after practising all week! Thank you again to everyone who donated tins for the food bank and for coming along! Thank you also to Caroline and Anne for a wonderful time. 

Have a great weekend!

 

Reception Reminders

If your child doesn't yet have a waterproof or wellies for the outdoor area please can you provide one with initials or name inside - thank you.

Wednesday 11th October - Parent Teacher Meetings.

Wednesday 18th October - Parent Teacher Meetings.

Autumn 1 Week 4

Date: 29th Sep 2017 @ 11:57am

What another brilliant and busy week we have had in Reception!

We started off the week by reading the book 'What I Like About Me!'. This sparked a great discussion all about what the children liked about themselves, before working in partners to discuss all the things we liked about our friends. It was a fantastic way to incorporate our schools motto of 'Be Kind' by using postive thoughts and expressing our own views. Following on from this, throughout the week the children worked very hard on creating their own 'All About Me' fact file which was a wonderful way to get record all of their likes and dislikes and begin to work as a great reception team.

On Thursday, we had our first 'Godly Play Date' with Caroline from St Peter's Church. The children enjoyed listening to the story of 'The Feeding of the Five Thousand' and talking about different gifts and talents...and we most certainly have  and we have lots and lots! Thank you again to Caroline for coming along, we had a great afternoon.

Thank you again for all of the donations for the Macmillan Coffee Morning on Friday, the children had a lovely time choosing a cake and then eating them! Another thank you to all of the helpers for organising and taking the time out of your day.

Enjoy your weekend!

 

Reception Reminders

If your child doesn't yet have a waterproof or wellies for the outdoor area please can you provide one with initials or name inside - thank you.

Tuesday 3rd October - Individual and Sibling photographs.

Wednesday 4th October - WOW service at 2pm St Peter’s Church.

Autumn 1 Week 3

Date: 21st Sep 2017 @ 6:01pm

 

What a fantastic and fruity week we have had in Reception!

We started off the week by reading 'Oliver's Milkshake' and following the story of how Oliver bought all the different ingredients to make a very fruity milkshake. The children then taste tested different fruits, such as bananas, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, orange and pineapple. We all voted for our favourite which was banana and strawberry and on Thursday and Friday we were lucky enough to make and taste our very own. We worked in groups, adding the ingredients and loved them.

On Wednesday, we also had our 'Welcome Afternoon Tea' for parents to meet the children's Year 6 buddies.  Well done again to the Year 6 children for welcoming everyone and working so hard on your speeches and setting a brilliant example for your buddies. It was a wonderful afternoon getting to one another and eating lots of yummy cakes!  Thank you again to everyone who came along, we hope you enjoyed it!

 

Reception Reminders

If your child doesn't yet have a waterproof or wellies for the outdoor area please can you provide one with initials or name inside - thank you.

Friday 29th September - Macmillan Coffee Morning at 9am in the School Hall.

Wednesday 4th October - WOW service at 2pm St Peter’s Church.

Autumn 1 Week 2

Date: 15th Sep 2017 @ 1:51pm

  

What a brillaint second week in Reception. We couldn't be prouder of how well the children have taken to the reception routine and daily life in school - you are all superstars!

We started off a very busy and exciting week by meeting our Year 6 buddies on Tuesday afternoon. Getting to know their names, likes, dislikes and favourite things to do and play with. The children loved having the Year 6 children in their classroom and outdoor area and cannot wait for your next visit. 

This week was also our very first WOW Service of the year at St Peter's Church. It was a great service to welcome new and old parents back and to introduce our WOW Services for the year. The children loved the singing and are already practicing ready for next time, thank you again to Caroline and Nathan for a wonderful time. 

To continue our theme Islam in RE, the children learnt about Ramadan. The children understand that their faith is different to ours and that we all worship a God. The children were brilliant at listening and asking questions about fasting and Eid. To finish off the theme, the children all designed a Ramadan Fantoos Lantern and enjoyed decorating the classroom with them just like if we were celebrating Eid or Ramadan. 

Have a wonderful weekend and we look forward to seeing you on Monday!

 

Reception Reminders

20th September 2017 - Reception Welcome Afternoon Tea Party at 2.30pm.

Autumn 1 Week 1

Date: 8th Sep 2017 @ 4:41pm

   

WOW!! What a great first week we have had in Reception. We hope everyone had a wonderful and relaxing Summer holidays. 

The children have settled into the new classroom fantastically and with ease. The teachers in the class and around school have been amazed at how grown up and sensible all of the children in Reception have been. 

The children have had lots of fun meeting new friends, exploring their new classroom, having lunch in the dinner hall and exploring the new wrap around care and the whole school. We have also had a great time outdoors this week, looking at all of the new resources and working together as a great reception team. 

We have started to learn more about our topic 'All About Me' and have looked at similarities, what makes us different and what our favourite things are. We have also explored and discussed the rules of reception and as a class designed some class rules and as a class have promised to follow our rules.

Miss Giles, Mrs Giles, Mrs Marsh and Miss Emmet are all very proud of how well everyone has settled in and enjoyed their first week and we look forward to another week next week.

 

Have a great weekend!

 

Reception Reminders

13th September 2017 - WOW Service @ St Peter's Church at 2pm

20th September 2017 - Reception Welcome Afternoon Tea Party at 2.30pm.

Reception Information

Date: 8th Sep 2017 @ 4:35pm

Miss Giles, Mrs Giles, Mrs Marsh and Miss Emmet would like to wish you a very warm welcome to Reception! 


During the Autumn term, PE lessons will take place on Monday morning. Children need to have a P.E. kit in school for them to wear, P.E. kits will be sent home half termly and are to be returned the first day back to school. 

Homework is given out each Friday and to be returned by the following Wednesday, homework will commence after October half term.


The children are provided with snack and milk/water during the morning and water is available all day to the children via the water fountain and accessable in the snack area. 

Can all the children please bring to school a pair of wellies and a waterproof to be kept in our outside area.
If it is a sunny day please ensure your child has a sun hat and sun cream with them. It is expected that they
arrive to school with sun cream on.

 

We are all looking forward to a fantastic year ahead!