Reception: Blog items

Summer 2 Week 7

Date: 21st Jul 2017 @ 3:26pm

   

What a whirlwind week to finish off a whirlwind year in Reception!

It has been another busy week for the superstars in Reception. We started off the week with a visit from Princes Primary School in Liverpool . Princes Primary School caters for children with severe learning difficulties and we were so lucky to invite 7 lovely children into our Foundation Stage. The children were fantastic at showing them around the indoor and outdoor area and sharing their recourses and areas with the visitors. We took part in many different activities including cake and biscuit decorating, music session and arts and crafts. The children in Nursery and Reception gave such a lovely welcome and looked after everyone so well, they were all so friendly and caring. A big thank you also to the children from Year 5 who helped us.

Continuing throughout the week we had our Summer Fun Party on Wednesday afternoon, where to children were invited to take part in an end of year celebration also linking in with out theme 'Holidays'. The children came to school dressed in their summer clothes and took part in lots of different games such as bubble party, parachute games, hook a duck and tin can alley. They also enjoyed paddling in 'Mrs Grayson's Splashworld' (paddling pool) and creating their own ice cream at the ice cream station. We had a truly amazing time and hope the children enjoyed it as much as we did.

To top off a truly amazing week on Thursday we finally got to take part in the annual sports day with Nursery and our Year 6 buddies. The children were brilliant at working in their teams and going from station to station to complete all of the challenges. They worked so hard and really showed off their talents - to end our fantastic day we celebrated our triumphs with an ice lolly. Thank you again to Miss Fernley, Mr McCabe and Year 6 for all of your help. 

 

While I grab the tissues before I write this, I would like to say a huge thank you to all of the children and parents for welcoming me into Trinity St Peters this year. It has been an amazing year with an amazing class that I will never forget. It has been a privilege to watch your children grown and shine throughout their year in Reception and I will miss them incredibly. A BIG BIG thank you for all of your generous presents and beautifully written cards, on behalf of the Reception Team - you are so kind!

Enjoy your summer and I look forward to seeing everyone for another academic year. 

Miss Giles and all of the Reception staff. 

Summer 2 Week 6

Date: 13th Jul 2017 @ 3:34pm

 

Well done to all the children for another amazing week!

This week the children have taken everything in their stride! There has been a lot of transition getting ready for Year 1 and even meeting the new Year 1 teacher Miss Hughes. The children have been great with their listening and continuing their learning brilliantly throughout all of the change.

The children have continued with the 'Holidays' theme. We incorporated this into our theme and writing lessons and looked more closely at 'Water Safety'. The children discussed how to be safe in the water, what they should and should not do. The children created information sheets to help other people make sure they are just as safe. Great ideas, questions and thinking Reception!

On Wednesday, we went to St Peter’s Church for our final ‘WOW’ service of the year, the Reception children lead the service as it is the last time they will attend WOW before they move on to Year 1! The children talked about the past year in Reception and the fantastic learning and memories they have made.Thank you, Caroline and Anne for all your hard work over the year, we really do appreciate all your help and support.

Thank you for another great week!

Reminder

Summer Time Fun - Wednesday 19th July

End of Year Picnic – Friday 21st July @11:30am school finishes at 1pm

 

Remember you can send any news from home to the website below: foundationstage.tsp@schools.sefton.gov.uk

Summer 2 Week 5

Date: 7th Jul 2017 @ 6:18pm

Another whirlwind week - I cant believe we all only have 2 weeks left!!

The children continued to learn more about our theme ‘The Seaside’. We incorporated this into our theme and writing lessons and looked more closely at 'Beach Safety'. The children discussed what we should and should not do on the beach and as a class we wrote a long list of safety rules we needed to follow. Following on from this the children wrote a safety poster to make sure other people visiting the beach could be just as safe. The children were also lucky enough to have a look at a real Lifeguards equipment and unifrom. This generated great questions and discussion from the children, really eager to find out more information. 

We ended the week with the end of year Celebration Assembly, showcasing the schools musical talents and awarding 5 children our 'SHINE' awards. Reception were very please to watch their Year 6 buddies perform and enjoyed being apart of the celebrations - well done to everyone who performed. 

Thank you for another great week, have a great weekend!

 

Reception Reminder

Sports Day - Tuesday 11th July 10am.

WOW Service - Wednesday 12th July 2pm.

Don't forget to email any news or special pictures over to the News from Home email foundationstage.tsp@schools.sefton.gov.uk

Summer 2 Week 4

Date: 30th Jun 2017 @ 12:52pm

It has been another fantastic week we have had with many exciting things happening!

Throughout the week the children continued to learn more about our theme ‘The Seaside’. We incorporated this into our theme lesson with the objective 'Holidays'. The children discussed hot, cold and adventure holidays and  what we would need to pack for the different type of holidays. The children helped pack a beach bag ready for a hot holiday, sorting through the different objects and items we would need. Following on from this the children wrote a list of things they would need for a hot holiday and wrote a postcard imagining they were writing to a friend during their holiday.

In R.E. this week the children have enjoyed discussion and learning more about 'Prayer'. Linking with our Collective Worship value 'Friendship' we wrote a prayer thanking God for our friends and lovely friendships we have made in Reception.

Lastly, on behalf of the school and the Foundation Stage team we would like to say a big goodluck and goodbye to one of our lovely class members today. We will miss you incredibly and I know your classmates will also. We wish you every luck on your next adventure. We hope you enjoyed being apart of our Trinity St Peters family and enjoyed being apart of our loving Reception class.

I hope you enjoy your weekend and I look forward to seeing you all on Monday!

Reception Reminder

Sports Day - Tuesday 11th July 10am.

WOW Service - Wednesday 12th July 2pm.

Don't forget to email any news or special pictures over to the News from Home email foundationstage.tsp@schools.sefton.gov.uk

Summer 2 Week 3

Date: 23rd Jun 2017 @ 2:02pm

  

What a whirlwind of a week! It has been another fantstic one with many exciting things happening.

This week we started with beautiful weather, encouraging us to take our learning outside. We enjoyed playing and exploring in the outdoor area alongside Nursery and practicing for sports day as a foundation stage!

Throughout the week the children continue to learn more about our theme ‘The Seaside’ by listening to the different sounds that are on the beach, the things you may find on the beach and what you may do on the beach. In their writing the children wrote a set of instructions on ‘How to build a sandcastle’ for an alien coming to visit Formby and drew a picture to explain how sandcastles may look.

In R.E. this week the children have enjoyed discussion and learning more about 'Prayer',  they looked at different Christian items that may be used when praying such as rosary beads and prayer books. The children enjoyed sitting underneath the prayer tree and thinking about a time when they have said a prayer to God and practicing the Lord’s prayer.

I hope you enjoy your weekend and I look forward to seeing you on Monday!

Reception Reminder

WOW Service - Wednesday 12th July 2pm. 

Don't forget to email any news or special pictures over to the News from Home email foundationstage.tsp@schools.sefton.gov.uk

 

Summer 2 Week 2

Date: 16th Jun 2017 @ 12:33pm

  

WOW - What a wonderful and busy week we have had!

To start of fthe week, we celebrated 'Healthy Eating Week' by learning more about healthy and unhealthy foods as well as the importance of exercise. The children sorted a selection of foods into different categories - healthy and unhealthy. The children discovered how they should be trying to eat at least five fruit or vegetables each day and drink lots of water too. 

On Tuesday, the children enjoyed learning different football skills during a games session with the coach from the ‘Engage for South Africa Project’. Thank you to those parents who donated money and football kits; the children had a fantatic time!

On Wednesday, we went to St Peter’s Church for our ‘WOW’ service and the children listened to Caroline talk about ‘Prayer’. We look forward to our final WOW SERVICE of the year on Wednesday 12th July. Thank you again to Caroline and Anne - the children love their WOW services.

On Thursday, we had the most fantastic day taking part in Save the Children’s – ‘Den Day'. The aim of the day was to raise money for Save the Children, who will then provide shelter for people who have lost their homes or schools. The children started the day by joining together with Nursery and splitting into five teams. Each team started by testing which material they thought would be most suitable to build a den before they carefully planned what their den would look like. During the afternoon, the children had great fun building their very own dens. What a fantatic day for a great cause! Well done all; the dens were amazing!!

Happy Father’s Day to all and we hope you enjoy your weekend and look forward to seeing you on Monday.

Reception Reminder

Saturday 17th June - Summer Fair.

Thursday 22nd June – Foundation Stage Sport’s Day 10am. 

Summer 2 Week 1

Date: 8th Jun 2017 @ 6:22pm

This year has just flown by and I can't believe we are into our final term in Reception!

This week the children have settled back into our routine fantastically and have loved every minute. This term our new theme is 'Holidays' and we kicked it off with a class circle time with the question 'What is a holiday?' The children loved discussing hot, cold and adventure holidays and also sharing all of their holiday memories with the class and teachers. The children are enjoying our new role play area, which has been turned into 'The Seaside Cafe' where the children can  take on new roles and use their money skills.

This week we looked at the faith Buddhism in our R.E. session. To introduce the religion we read the story 'The Story of the Buddah', and learnt new words like 'monk' 'buddist' 'temple' 'meditation'. The children enjoyed the story very much and asked great questions to help deepen their understanding. After the session, we all had a try at meditating and the children were fantastic.

Finally, I would like to say a huge Good Luck and Goodbye to Mrs Flattery who has worked with the class for 2 years and will be missed by all of the children and teachers in the Foundation Stage. Thank you for all of your amazing work and you will be missed by all.

 

Reception Reminder

Wednesday 14th June – Reception New Parents Meeting 6pm

Thursday 15th June – Den Day £1 donation

Friday 16th June - Mufti Day – Cakes

Saturday 17th June – Summer Fair

Thursday 22nd June – Foundation Stage Sport’s Day 10am

Don't forget to email any news or special pictures over to the News from Home email foundationstage.tsp@schools.sefton.gov.uk

Summer 1 Week 6

Date: 26th May 2017 @ 5:22pm

      

 

WOW - What an amazing end to another fantastic half term, we are all incredibly proud of the constant hard work from everyone in Reception.

On Wednesday morning, all the children from Nursery and Reception arrived at school excited for their Princess and Knights themed day. The children enjoyed a selection of activities in the morning such as making crowns, name cards, decorating cakes and even juggling! Then to end the celebration the children took part in a royal banquet, this was in the school hall with some lovely banquet foor, entertainment from the jester, dancing and even Princess Elsa turned up!  Thank you to all the parents for taking part and the fantastic costumes the children looked wonderful and we hope they had a lovely day.

On Friday morning the Foundation Stage and Year 1 children took to the stage for their TSP’S Got Talent. The children never fail to amaze us with their singing and dancing - well done to everyone, we hope you enjoyed it as much as the children did and we are sure you are incredibly proud of your talented children!

We hope you enjoy a rest and some fun over the holidays and look forward to seeing you all after half term.

 

Reception Reminder

School Returns - Monday 5th June 2017.

Don't forget to email any news or special pictures over to the News from Home email foundationstage.tsp@schools.sefton.gov.uk

Summer 1 Week 5

Date: 19th May 2017 @ 5:02pm

 

 

 

We have had the most fantastic week in Reception this week!!

On Thursday morning, all the children had an amazing adventure to Farmer Teds. The children were a credit to the school and you as parents as they engaged and enjoyed every activity organised for them. The staff at Farmer Ted’s commented on the children’s behaviour and have invited us back anytime! Well done to all of the children! We would also like to say a big thank you to the class teachers and parent helpers who made the trip so memorable and for enjoying our fantastic day with us!

Also on Friday morning we had our annual Race for Life event, the children arrived at school wearing pink or blue and took part in 5 laps of the field. We had some tired children on our hands but they truley shone through and were simply brilliant! Thank you to Mrs Mather for organising and the year 5 and 6 children who encouraged and supported the Nursery and Reception children.

The children are really looking forward TSP’S Got Talent on Friday morning 26th May at 9am, they have been working hard rehearsing their songs and dances we bet you can’t wait to see them, we look forward to seeing you all there.

 

Reception Reminder

Mufti Day - Friday 26th May – Luxury goods for the summer fair.

Don't forget to email any news or special pictures over to the News from Home email foundationstage.tsp@schools.sefton.gov.uk

 

Summer 1 Week 4

Date: 12th May 2017 @ 4:01pm

   

 

We hope you have had a great week - we have here in reception!

On Monday the children enjoyed our P.E. lesson outside, we learn some basic skills in tennis and worked fantastically in pairs practicing our throwing and catching skills. Continuing with our theme ‘Castles’ the children enjoyed writing letters pretening to be a Knight or a Princess and learning lots of new information about the people who live in castles. The children have also enjoyed designing their own castles out of bricks, contruction and junk modelling - they look fantastic. 

On Wednesday afternoon, we had a very exciting visit from ‘The Tree Bee Society’ to remove a Bees nest, in the outdoor area. The children enjoyed watching this from a safe distance and had lots of inquizative questions to ask  about Bees.

The children are really looking forward to the trip to Farmer Ted’s Thursday 18th May, please remember to wear appropriate footwear, if it is raining the children will need to be brought in with wellies (if not in school already) and a waterproof. We can't wait for a very exciting day!

Thank you for a lovely week and enjoy your weekend!

 

Reception Reminder

Please could you ensure your child has a sun hat to cover their neck / face and sun cream for the outdoor area - Thank You!

Don't forget to email any news or special pictures over to the News from Home email foundationstage.tsp@schools.sefton.gov.uk.

 

Summer 1 Week 3

Date: 5th May 2017 @ 5:06pm

 

 

We hope you all enjoyed your long weekend, we have had yet another lovely week in Reception!

Continuing with our theme ‘Castles’ the children enjoyed listening to the different stories featuring castles and looking at different pictures of of characters that live in castles. The children have also worked extremly hard in their writing this week all based around medievel and enchanted stories. The children wrote a book review telling me all about their favourite stories and why, coming up with some great ideas and creative thinkning! The children also used their imagination to write their very own 'Caslte' story, including knights and princess' and a very imaginative story line - they are all fantastic!!!

On Wednesday we went to St Peter’s Church for our WOW service where the children took paintings and talked about their friends and their frienship with Jesus. We always look forward to the WOW SERVICE, thank you again Caroline for all your hard work. We have continued with our theme of 'Friendship’. The children listened to the Bible story of Ruth and Naomi and the children talked about the message of always being honest and sharing, linking greatly to our school value of Nurture and being kind to each other.

Thank you for a lovely week and enjoy your long weekend!

 

 

Reception Reminder

Please could you ensure your child has a sun hat to cover their neck / face and sun cream for the outdoor area - Thank You!

Don't forget to email any news or special pictures over to the News from Home email foundationstage.tsp@schools.sefton.gov.uk.

Summer 1 Week 2

Date: 28th Apr 2017 @ 5:25pm

 

What another great and busy week in Reception!

We began our new theme ‘Castles’ which the children are enjoying very much! The children have had a great time playing in our very own castle in the classroom and becoming a character from a classic fantasy or fairy tale. The children also looked at castles from around the world, researched who lives in a castles and thought of any stories with castles in. This week we have read different castle stories called 'Mouse Quixote' and 'Sleeping Beauty' and designed our own knight or princess in our writing.

We have really enjoyed our new theme in RE 'Friendship’. The children began by taking part in a critical discussion around the question 'What is a friend?' The children then thought about their own friends and how we make friends. We then created our own friendship story using character from our favourite films, books and TV programs and based the story about 'being a good friend'. The children were fantastic at using their imagination and creative thinking. We all agreed that we have amazing friends in reception and that they make us happy every day.

Thank you for a lovely week and enjoy your long weekend!

Reception Reminders

School returns on Tuesday 2nd May.

Why don’t you send us a picture a castle you may have visited previously?

foundationstage.tsp@schools.sefton.gov.uk

 

Summer 1 Week 1

Date: 21st Apr 2017 @ 5:45pm

 

Welcome back! What a great first week of the Summer term.

This week the children have thrown themselves into everything and have been so eager to learn. The children took part in 'Listening Hands Therapy' as part of our PSHE topic on Tuesday.The children participated in mindfulness meditation and child-to-child massage therapy, the children enjoyed every minute! They were fantastic at listening to the rules, respecting their friends boundaries and concentrating on the task. We can't wait for next week!

For our first week back at school we have enjoyed looking at a book called ‘We are all born Free’, this book illustrated beautifully and explains our Human Rights. The children paid particular attention to ‘We all have a right to an education’. The children enjoyed looking at the book and having great discussions all about our rights and how we are all deserving of the same opportunities. We then thought about what we like about our school and the children created amazing pictures and writing based on their rights.

On Friday, we welcomed Caroline to school for ‘Godly Play’. Caroline told the story of ‘The Good Samaritan’ and talked about how it is important to help others and be kind, linking very closely to our story of the week. Thank you again Caroline, we always enjoy your visits.

Thank you for a great week, enjoy the weekend!

Reception Reminders

Why don’t you send us a picture of something you got up to over the Easter holidays?

foundationstage.tsp@schools.sefton.gov.uk

Spring 1 Week 6

Date: 31st Mar 2017 @ 5:09pm

What a great way to end an amazing Spring term!

The children have been fantastic, we started off the week by  learning more about the Easter story, traditions and celebrations around the world. We also continued this theme by making Easter cards, Easter baskets, tasting hot cross buns and baking Easter cakes.

On behalf of the Foundation Stage team, we would like to say a big THANK YOU to all of the parents for helping to produce such beautiful Easter Bonnets for the WOW service on Wednesday. They loved showing them to their classmates and to their families in church. Thank you all for coming along and celebrating the final WOW service of the term. Another thank you the Anne and Caroline for the great WOW service, we enjoyed every minute!

On Thursday, we had a great afternoon connecting through ‘Skype in the Classroom’ to a school in Bolton called Eagley Infants School. We were able to speak to the Reception class, asking questions about their classroom, favourite game, favourite subject, where they lived and we also discussed their culture and religion. We were so excited to make new friends and cannot wait to chat again after the Easter Holidays.

 

Happy Easter and enjoy the holidays!

Thank you for a lovely term and we cannot wait to see you when you come back.

Reception Reminders

18th April 2017 – School returns.

Why don’t you send us a picture of something you get up to over the Easter holidays?

foundationstage.tsp@schools.sefton.gov.uk

Spring 2 Week 5

Date: 24th Mar 2017 @ 5:14pm

 

What an amazing week we have had!!

This week we have had a lovely week getting to know our R.E. topic 'Easter'. We read the 'Easter Story' and thought of excellent critical questions afterwards. We are getting excited to start our Easter activities next week and take part in the Easter bonnet parade at the WOW service on Wednesday.  

Thank you to the children for putting on a fantastic Mother's Day assembly on Friday morning. They have been practicing very hard and couldn't wait to show you their amazing art work, cards and their great performance of 'Just The Way You Are'. We hope you enjoyed it and thank you for coming. 

We ended the week with a very exciting Friday afternoon, supporting 'Comic Relief'. Nusery and Reception came together to learn all about 'Red Nose Day' and why it is important to support and raise money for others around the world. All of the children participated in a Nose and Spoon race outside and they also designed their own Red Nose character. Thank you for participating. 

Reception Reminder 

Wednesday 29th March - WOW Easter Service at 2pm - don't forget your Easter Bonnets! 

Friday 31st March - Last day of term (3.05pm).

Don't forget to have a crafty weekend, making your Easter Bonnets for the parade at WOW service next week.

Spring 2 Week 4

Date: 17th Mar 2017 @ 4:45pm

 

What another amazing week in Reception!

This week we have continued with our theme of 'dinosaurs', the children really can't get enough of this topic. Thank you for bringing in your stories from home and kindly sharing them with the class, they have loved listening to every single one! Also, this week the children have been preparing to write their very own dinosaur story. They have written a story board and have completed their front covers! Next week, we will be getting down to the big write and we cannot wait to see what lovely imaginative ideas the children have.

We have been so busy readying ourselves for our Mother's Day assembly. The children cannot contain their excitement to show you everything we have been working on.

I hope you have a lovely weekend and thank you for a great week.

Reception Reminder

Friday 24th March - Mothers Day assembly 9.15am

Friday 24th March - Red Nose Day

If you have a number line in your homework book, keep them handy for more homework challenges to come.

Spring 2 Week 3

Date: 10th Mar 2017 @ 4:41pm

 

What another fantastic and busy week in Reception!

This week the children have continued to learn all about Dinosaurs, they learnt about the different features of dinosaurs, dinosaur fossils and different types of dinosuars, we have learnt lots of new words such as 'extinct' 'prehistoric' and 'fossil' through different books. The children are loving this theme and can not wait to write about everything they are learning, which has really shone through in there amazing writing this week. In addition, the children have also painting their own dinosaur and created new names for them such as 'Poppyasaurus' 'Albieatops' 'Will-Rex' 'Rubyadactal' and 'Joshasaurus' to name a few. They look fabulous displayed around the classroom.

We also introduced our new role-play area the 'Dinosaur Dig' where the children can explore, fossils, dinosaurs bones and skeletons. They have loved getting into character and also reading lots of information books and posters to help them understand what they have discovered.

In maths this week, the children have looked further at number recognition, number lines and additon. They are getting fantastic at adding and equals when taking part in the carpet sessions and we even challenged ourself with takeaway sums aswell. Keep up all the hard work Reception!

We hope you all have a lovely weekend.

 

Reception Reminder

Please could you ensure your child has a waterproof and a pair of wellies for the outdoor area.

Don't forget to email any news or special pictures over to the News from Home email foundationstage.tsp@schools.sefton.gov.uk.

Spring 2 Week 2

Date: 3rd Mar 2017 @ 6:08pm

Well, we have had another exciting and busy week in Reception!

On Tuesday, we enjoyed celebrating 'Pancake Day' by decorating our own pancakes with our favourite toppings. We also talked all about the link to Easter and Ash Wednesday, and made our very own Lenten Promises. This week we enjoyed our WOW service, which was all about love and lent and the children shared their Lent Promises. Thank you to Anne and Caroline; we always enjoy our WOW service.

The children have continued this very busy week, by celebrating 'World Book Day' on Thursday with Nursery. We read the story 'The Great Big Book of Families' and looked closely at similarities and differences between all different types of families. The children loved discussing their families, traditions and lovely memories. We also took part in some very exciting activities throughout the day: we painted our families, created a 'World Book Day 2017' bookmark and wrote all about the people we love. The children worked so well together and the children, Mrs Molloy, and I loved every minute.

We hope you all have a lovely weekend.

 

Reception Reminder

Don't forget to email any news or special pictures over to the News from Home email foundationstage.tsp@schools.sefton.gov.uk.

Spring 2 Week 1

Date: 24th Feb 2017 @ 6:58pm

    

Welcome back. What a very exciting first week Reception have had!!

This week we introduced the new topic of 'Dinosaurs' and on Monday we found something strange in our outdoor area; we found large green footprints!! We didnt know what it was but we presumed it was either a dinosaur, a dragon or an alien! The creature that visited left us a present; it was an egg! We used the internet and an information book to find out more. The children have spent the week discussing where the egg came from, how we might look after the egg, what could be inside, and what kind of animal it could belong to.

Reception have done a fantastic job at looking after the egg, by writing letters, making rules, making posters and signs. The egg is slowly hatching and we have now definitely discovered that it is a 'Triceratops' baby dinosaur!!!!! The children have been very calm and carfeul around the egg, making sure that it is safe and looked after, just incase the mummy dinosaur comes back....

What will happen next week!?

 

What a great week - have a lovely weekend.

Reception Reminder

Wednesday 1st March - Wow service at 2pm.

Thursday 2nd March - World Book Day.

Spring 1 Week 6

Date: 8th Feb 2017 @ 9:29pm

 

What a great week to end our first half term of the year!

We have been thinkning about 'Love' this week linking it to Valentines Day and our new Collective Worship theme. We have read lots of different stories, made biscuits, cards and written some lovely letters. We hope you enjoy your treats!

The children have been amazing this week and have taken part in lots of different events. The children enjoyed Safer Internet Day on Tuesday and created a 'Be Safe' poster and even made their own song up "Dont press or stress, tell your Mum and Dad". We loved learning all about the internet! We have also done some great team work and sport activities for the Paralympic Athletes event on Thursday with Stuart Robinson and were fantastic at completing the circuits! The children also enjoyed spending time with their buddies on Friday to finish off our busy week. 

Reception Reminders

Why don’t you send us a picture of your half term adventures?

foundationstage.tsp@schools.sefton.gov.uk

Spring 1 Week 5

Date: 3rd Feb 2017 @ 8:05pm

  

On Friday of last week, we started off our Chinese New Year celebrations and this continued through the week. We have been designng Chinese menu's, using chopsticks, creatings Chinese writing and dragon pictures and food tasting. On Monday we had a Chinese banquet and tried different popular Chinese dishes. The children may have a new favourite meal to share with you!

The children enjoyed another WOW service on Wednesday and sang their new song ‘He’s got the whole world in his hands’; for the first time. We loved sharing our memories and drawings all about the different ‘Stories Jesus Heard’ during the service, we hope you enjoyed it. The children have also enjoyed re-telling and reading the stories of Jonah and the Whale, Noah's Ark and Moses.

What a busy week - have a lovely weekend. 

Reception Reminder

Wednesday 8th February - Parents Evening

Friday 10th February - Finish for half term.

Spring 1 Week 4

Date: 27th Jan 2017 @ 6:25pm

  

 

We have loved continuing with our Nursery Rhyme theme this week. In our writing the children explored the 'Miss Polly had a Dolly' rhyme and came up with great ideas as to what was up with the Dolly and what we could do to help. Our writing is just fantastic, we wrote a prescription form for Miss Polly's Dolly, so we could help her get better. Also, continuing with our theme ‘Stories Jesus Heard’, the children listened to the story all about Noah’s Ark and talked about the importance of a rainbow.

We finished the week with a very exciting day today, we started our class celebrations for Chinese New Year. Nursery and Reception spent the day making moon cakes, learning how to write their name in chinese, creating a rooster and even learning a dragon dance! We had a fantastic day and cannot wait to continue learning more about Chinese New Year next week.

Thank you all for a lovely week, enjoy your weekend.

Reception Reminder

Wednesday 1st + 8th February - Parents Evening

Wednesday 1st February - WOW Service @ 2pm.

Spring 1 Week 3

Date: 20th Jan 2017 @ 5:21pm

   

We have loved continuing with our Nursery Rhyme theme this week and inviting our favourite toys or teddies in for a 'Teddy Bear's Picnic'. On Thursday, we also enjoyed hearing all about Jonah and The Whale  continuing with our theme ‘Stories Jesus Heard’ from Caroline in Godly play, thank you again for visiting us.

On Wednesday, we had a great morning having our 'Teddy Bear's Picnic' with our favourite teddies. Thank you again for letting the children bring them in, they all had a great time, singing, sharing and eating with their friends and teddies.

In our writing this week we have explored the 'Humpty Dumpty' rhyme. After alot of thinking about why nobody could help Humpty, we had a few ideas of our own. We thought a police man, fire fighter, nurse, pillow, trampoline, bandage, plaster doctor or paramedic might be able to help put Humpty together again. We then re-wrote the rhyme and gave it a twist, making sure Humpty was better at the end of our rhymes. The children were all fantastic and we are so proud of them.

Thank you all for a lovely week, enjoy your weekend.

Reception Reminder

Don't forget to email any news or special pictures over to the News from Home email foundationstage.tsp@schools.sefton.gov.uk.

Please ensure your child has a set of wellies or a waterproof in order for them to access the woods during outdoor time and playtime.

Spring 1 Week 2

Date: 13th Jan 2017 @ 4:51pm

This week the children have settled back into school fantasticlly and we have been having lots of fun!

We attended the first WOW service of 2017. Thank you to Anne and Caroline for the lovely service all about stories Jesus heard and we look forward to our first Godly play next week with Caroline.

This week we have looked very closely at lots of different nursery rhymes, we sang all of the songs we knew and also chose our favourite. The children all decided that 'Incy Wincy Spider' was our favourite and we all made our very own spider for our new classroom display. The children have also enjoyed dressing up and being the characters from the different nursery rhymes in the role play area.

The children have also worked extremely hard this week in their writing. We read the story 'I love you, Blue Kangaroo' and we loved exploring the different toys and teddys the character had. The children then had to thing about their toys and teddies they have at home and think about their favourite one. The children loved writing and talking about their favourite toy or teddy, so we decided the have a 'Teddy Bear's Picnic' so we could meet them all.

We hope you have a happy and exciting weekend! Thank you for a wonderful week.

Reception Reminder

Wednesday 18th January 2017 - Teddy Bears Picnic! Each child to come to school with their favourite toy or teddy.

Please ensure your child has a set of wellies in order for them to access the woods during outdoor time and playtime.

Spring 1 Week 1

Date: 6th Jan 2017 @ 5:03pm

Happy New Year and we hope you all had a lovely Christmas break! Welcome back to everyone, what a great start to 2017!

The children have really enjoyed discussing the religion 'Sikhism' this week. We explored their faith, holy book, place of worship and different celebrations . We talked all about the celebration Diwali and how it is the Festival of Lights. We read the story of 'Rama and Sita' to help our understanding of why Diwali is celebrated each year. The children helped celebrate Diwali by designing and creating their own lanturn's.

Also this week we have been discussing all of the exciting things we got up to over the Christmas holidays and we have looked very closely at the celebration of the New Year. The children this week have been thinking very carefully about their own New Years Resolutions - we had some fantastic ideas and we are going to try very hard to acompolish them.

Reception Reminder

WOW – Wednesday 11th January at 2pm