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Reception Spring 2 Week 4

Date: 15th Mar 2019 @ 11:40am

   

Another briliant week in Reception!!

There was great excitement on Monday morning, when the children discovered a large green egg outside! Throughout the week we have been investigating and researching what type of animal could have left this egg for us. After much speculation, we came to the conclusion it must be a DINOSAUR EGG! The children enjoyed guessing what dinosaur might be inside and producing ‘found’ posters for visitors and the mummy dinosaur, so she knows that we are looking after her egg. (For more updates check out our Twitter page - @ReceptionTSP)

This week for RE we had another Godly Play session from Caroline all about ‘Love and Lent’. The children enjoyed talking about their Lent promises and exploring Caroline’s ‘Lent in a Bag’ items. Thank you Caroline, we really look forward to your Godly Play sessions.

This week the children have been celebrating British Science Week. On Thursday afternoon, they discussed how all living things are adapted to their environment – this helps them journey and survive in their natural habitat. They then looked at images of dinosaurs and how they had different adaptations e.g wings, claws or flippers suitable for the habitat they lived in. The children then created their very own dinosaur out of playdough and habitat for the dinosaur to live in; they talked about the type of camouflage the dinosaur had and why they had chosen the different adaptations. Well done everyone - you created some fantastic dinosaurs!

On Friday we celebrated Comic Relief and we learned about a refugee boy called Farhad. Farhad had to leave his home and travel to Greece. He had a very long journey as he had to walk, hide and then travel by boat to end up in a refugee camp in Serbia. Farhad had to leave all of his belongings behind and this made the children really sad as they thought about the items they would have to leave behind if they were Farhad. The children were then encouraged to think about other children and consider how all of our lives are all different. We then linked this back to all of the donations kindly given and how the money raised today is to help people like Farhad start a new and safe life.

 Have a lovely weekend!

 

Reception Reminders:

  • Tuesday 26th March – Uganda Day – please see letter on the website for more information.
  • Friday 29th March – Mother’s Day Assembly - please see letter on website for more information.

Reception Spring 2 Week 2

Date: 7th Mar 2019 @ 5:47pm

  

 

Another busy and brilliant week in Reception!

On Tuesday, we were happy to welcome two parent helpers in to help enhance our vegetable patch outside. The children worked really hard to plant and dig in the patch and successfully planted onions, turnips, beans, cress and sunflowers. The chidlren also planted potatoes for a 'Potatoes for School' competition - check out our Twitter page @ReceptionTSP for more information! A very big thank you again to our helpers; the children loved every minute and are very excited to continue looking after them and watching them grow.

This week we enjoyed our WOW service, which was all about Lent and Ash Wednesday! Thank you to Anne, Nathan and Caroline; we always enjoy our WOW service.  In RE this week, we have continued our theme ‘Stories Jesus told’. The children also enjoyed listening to the parable of the sower and we began to understand that a parable is a story with a hidden message.

On Thursday, it was World Book Day and the children were so excited to come to school dressed as their favourite storybook character. The children all looked fantastic in their costumes and were so confident and happy to talk about their costume and explain why it was their favourite character.  We also shared the afternoon with our Year 6 buddies and were even treated to a live performance alongside the story of ‘Toy Story’ by the actual characters themselves!

To help celebrate ‘International Women’s Day’ this week, the children enjoyed learning all about ‘Rosa Parks’ and hearing her story. They learnt how Rosa fought for something she really believed in and worked hard to make sure everyone was treated equally. The children understood that Rosa was courageous and how she changed the world. To finish off the day, the children used 'Meta the Bunny' and her black thinking hat to help them recall all the facts they had learnt about Rosa and place them in a bubble map. We loved learning about this courageous woman and building upon our learning.

This week has also been Careers week and we would like to say a big thank you to Mrs Edmunds, who came to speak to Reception all about her career in Mental Health. Her talk really inspired the children to think about their feelings and emotions. The children practised using mindfulness to help recognise and deal with their emotions and played different games to help understand how they were feeling. We especially loved calling her a ‘Brain Doctor’ and connecting our thinking back to our brain topic earlier this year.

Have a lovely weekend everybody and thank you for a wonderful week!

 

Reception Reminders:

  • Friday 15th March – Comic Relief; please see letter on website for more information.

Reception Spring 2 Week 1

Date: 28th Feb 2019 @ 11:57pm

This week we have had a very busy time in Reception with our main highlight  being our class trip to Knowsley Safari Park!

Continuing with our theme ‘Stories Jesus Told’, the children enjoyed a visit from Caroline who through Godly Play told the children the story of ‘The Wise and Foolish Builder’. Thank you Caroline and we look forward to seeing you at WOW next week. The children have also enjoyed learning all about ‘Sikhism’ in our multi-faith topic in RE. They enjoyed discussing similarities and differences between Christianity and Sikhism and learning about 'Diwali' by listening to the story of Rama and Sita. The children then enjoyed creating their own lantern to help Rama and Sita find their way home. 

We have also been learning about ‘Fairtrade’ by listening to the story of ‘Pablo the Banana’. We discussed how farmers in different countries are not getting paid for the work that they do. The children also connected their thinning back to 'Harvest' and thought about the farmers who give us our food and also donate at Harvest time. The children then used our green thinking hat with our friend Meta the Bunny to express how they would feel if they were the farmers from the story. We also looked at the logo for Fairtrade and discussed it’s meaning the children enjoyed sorting a selection of different foods into Fairtrade and non-Fairtrade.

The children had the best time on Wednesday on our class trip to Knowsley Safari Park. The children were a credit to the school and yourselves as always. Throughout the day we enjoyed a guided safari tour, guided walking tour, meeting and touching some smaller animals and the Sea Lion Show! The children enjoyed every moment, and loved meeting and seeing lots of different animals and learning lots more about where they came from, habitats and what they liked to eat. A very big thank you to our wonderful parents and class helpers for coming along for such a fun day and another thank you to Knowsley Safari Park for an amazing day!

 

Thank you for a brilliant week and enjoy your weekend!

 

Reception Reminders

Wednesday 6th March: WOW 2pm St Peter’s Church.

Wednesday 6th March: Parent Teacher Meetings.

Thursday 7th March: World Book Day – come to school dressed a character from your favourite book.

Reception Spring 1 Week 6

Date: 15th Feb 2019 @ 4:05pm

  

The half term has flown by! The children have worked so hard and thoroughly deserve this break. 

This week we have been very busy learning new facts all about farm animals and enjoyed listening to the story 'Farmer Duck'. The children loved discussing how the Duck was feeling throughout the book and have done some lovely descriptive writing.

On Thursday morning the children enjoyed a visit from Acorn Farm’s Animobile. They brought with them some young Pygmy goats and Southdown Baby Doll sheep. We also got to meet a selection of our smaller animals; a hen, cockerel, a pair of call ducks, rabbits, rats and guinea pigs. The children were able to feed and handle the animals and loved learning knew facts about each animal. A very big thank you to Acorn Farm for such a wonderful expereince, it was an amazing visit. Another thank you to Team TSP who funded this for the children.

Also on Thursday, Reception worked with their Nursery buddies to talk about Climate change. We discussed how this is already impacting things we love and cherish both here in our own backyards and around the world. We discussed how it has never been more important to make our voice heard and how we can show our love for all the things we want to protect. We talked about the impact of plastic and rubbish in the environment, the children have  been very passionate about this and have set up a recycling bin in class. The children also enjoyed baking and sharing green hearts to show their love for their environment and to remind them of there promise to help look after the world around them.

We hope you all have a lovely half term and we will see you on Monday 25th February.

 

Reception Reminders

  • Monday 25th February 2019 – Back to school.
  • Wednesday 27th February 2019 - Knowsley Safari Park Trip.
  • Wednesday 27th February 2019 / Wednesday 6th March 2019 - Parent Teaching Meetings. 

Reception Spring 1 Week 5

Date: 8th Feb 2019 @ 4:35pm

 

What a very busy week it has been for Reception!

On Tuesday, we celebrated Chinese New Year. There were lots of different activities for the children to take part in throughout the day with their Nursery buddies. They made a Chinese dragon, Chinese drum, baked moon cakes, learnt how to write their name in Chinese and even tasted different Chinese food for snack. It was also Safer Internet day on Tuesday. The children enjoyed listening to the story of ‘Smartie the Penguin’ and discussing how important it is to ask for help with something unfamiliar on an app. The children were also great at suggesting who would be there to help with any problems on an IPad or a computer.

On Wednesday, the children enjoyed another WOW Service at St. Peter’s Church this week. Caroline introduced our new RE theme ‘Stories Jesus Told’. The children listened to the story ‘The Wise Man and the Foolish Man’. Thank you again to Caroline for another lovely service.

This week we were also very lucky to have a visit from a local author called Christine Gregory. She came in to read the story ‘The Antics of Mrs Paws’ to the class. The children loved hearing what the cheeky Mrs Paws got up to and having cuddles with her too. Thank you for visiting us Christine, we really enjoyed meeting you and listening to your stories.

 

Have a wonderful weekend and see you on Monday!

Reception Reminders

  • Thursday 14th February 2019 – Animal Mobile Visit.
  • Friday 15th February 2019 – Half Term.
  • Monday 25th February 2019 – Back to school.

Reception Spring 1 Week 4

Date: 1st Feb 2019 @ 4:28pm

 

 

The children have had a very fun and busy week!

In RE, we have continued ‘Stories Jesus Heard’. The children listened to the story of ‘Daniel and the Lion’s Den’. They discussed how Daniel may have been feeling when he got put into the lions pit and how it isn’t to tell a lie.

Continuing with our theme ‘Animals’ we have been looking at underwater creatures this week. The children have been writing riddles for a writing competition and have used some brilliant descriptive language. The children also enjoyed designing and decorating a biscuit to look like their favourite animal - they looked very yummy!

Unfortunately, we had some very disappointed children on Wednesday when Knowsley Safari Park cancelled our trip due to the weather. Luckily we used our amazing imagination and enjoyed going on safari in our very own role play area. We are happy to say the trip has now been re-arranged for Wednesday 27th February.

 

Have a great weekend and see you all on Monday.

 

Reception Reminders

  • Wednesday 6th February 2019 – WOW Service @ St Peter’s Church 2pm.
  • Thursday 14th February 2019 – Animal Mobile Visit.

Reception Spring 1 Week 3

Date: 25th Jan 2019 @ 2:08pm

 

The children have had a very exciting week!

On Monday, our exciting week started with a knock and a surprise at the classroom door! After investigating and finding a special box, we realised we had a new friend in our class....Pelly the Penguin! Pelly had been dropped off outside our room with a book called ‘Lost and Found’ explaining his journey to our school. The children used their great thinking brains to share their ideas and predictions as to why Pelly had turned up at our classroom door. After sharing our ideas, as a class we then read the story which explained that Pelly was lonely and wanted us to be his friend. Reception were over the moon knowing that Pelly had chosen our class to become friends with and have been so welcoming, friendly and kind towards him all week. We have made sure that the whole school knows about Pelly by making posters with lots of information on and beautiful drawings.

Continuing with our theme ‘Stories Jesus Heard’ in RE, the children listened to the story of ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’. They discussed how Joseph’s dad had given him a special gift. With the help from our thinking SHINE character Meta the Bunny we thought of a time they had received a gift from somebody and enjoyed discussion all of our ideas and memories.

Continuing with our theme ‘Animals’ we have been looking at were Pelly the Penguin comes from and what other animals live in the cold. After reading another story all about Antarctic animals, we have used our brilliant artist skills to create a picture of a polar bear. Check out our Twitter page @ReceptionTSP for the final pieces of work.

 

We hope you all have a lovely weekend and see you on Monday.

 

Reception Reminders

  • Wednesday 30th January 2019 – Knowsley Safari Park trip. Please see letter on website for more details and if you are able to help please let the school know.
  • Wednesday 6th February 2019 - WOW Service @ St Peter’s Church 2pm.

Reception Spring 1 Week 2

Date: 18th Jan 2019 @ 4:06pm

 

What a great week it has been.

We started off the week with our new theme 'Animals' and have been looking at all of the different types of animals you find in the jungle. The children have had so much fun exploring the different animals in their dance / PE sessions, music and within their writing. We also read the story 'Dear Zoo', which inspired our new zoo role play area. The children have enjoyed taking care of the animals, showing people around the zoo and really getting into character. 

Continuing with our theme ‘Stories Jesus Heard’ in RE, the children listened to the story all about Noah’s Ark. The children enjoyed thinking of a promise they could make to God to help look after his wonderful world and talking about the importance of the rainbow in the story. We also enjoyed attending the first WOW service of 2019, thank you again to Caroline and Anne for another great story during our time at Church. 

 

We hope you all have a lovely weekend and see you on Monday.

 

Reception Reminders

If your child does not yet have their PE kit in school, please can they be sent in next week - thank you. 

  • Wednesday 30th January 2019 – Knowsley Safari Park trip. Please see letter on website for more details. 
  • Wednesday 6th February 2019 - WOW Service @ St Peter’s Church 2pm.

Reception Spring 1 Week 1

Date: 10th Jan 2019 @ 6:23pm

   

 

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas break and wish you all a very Happy New Year!

This week the children have been fantastic at settling straight back into our routine and have been eager to do everything.

In RE, we have started a new theme ‘Stories Jesus Heard’. The children enjoyed their first Godly Play of the year which was led by Caroline. Caroline told the children the story of ‘Jonah and the Whale.’ The class loved hearing a different version of the story and comparing the characters troubles to some of their own. A big thank you to Caroline for another great story!

This week we have been learning all about the brain and how it controls our bodies. The children enjoyed creating brain headbands to wear while learning about how the brain works. The class successfully explain that the brain controls their whole body and does all the thinking for us. After this discussion we decided that "the brain was the boss”. After exploring the things the brain tells us to do, we looked at what the brain makes us feel. We linked this thinking to the characters from the film ‘Inside Out’. The children enjoyed exploring the 5 characters; Joy, Fear, Anger, Sadness and Disgust. This week our challenge was to identify if we were feeling any of these emotions and to explain our feelings more. The class have loved expressing their emotions and feelings and linking all of their thinking back to the brain being the boss of their bodies.

 

We hope you all have a lovely weekend.

 

Reception Reminders

  • Wednesday 16th January 2019 – WOW Service @ St Peter’s Church 2pm.

Reception Autumn 2 Week 8

Date: 19th Dec 2018 @ 1:54pm

  

What a fabulous end to a truley fantastic term in Reception.

I would like to thank you all for your support during this term, the children have enjoyed every minute and we all couldn't be more proud! We have had so much fun and the children have flourished in everyway.

On Monday afternoon all of the children in Foundation Stage enjoyed a trip to the Atkinson Theatre to watch ‘Dear Santa’. Santa was determined to deliver the most fantastic Christmas present to a girl called Sarah. With the help of his cheeky Elf, he finally settles on something ‘perfect’, just in time for Christmas Eve. This was a truly wonderful performance and the children loved the experience of the theatre. The children were so well behaved and we were very proud of them all!

A big thank you for the kind gifts and cards all of the teachers in Reception have received. From all of us here we would like to wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year.

 

Reception Reminder

  • Monday 7th January - School returns.

Reception Autumn 2 Week 7

Date: 14th Dec 2018 @ 3:32pm

  

We have had yet another fantastic week in Reception.

This week the run up to Christmas has truly been underway. We continued to think about Christmas and how it is a time to celebrate Jesus’ birthday. The children enjoyed re-telling the Christmas story and performing their Nativity show during our WOW service on Wednesday. Thank you to Caroline, Anne and Nathan for all their help and support this year. The children have also been very busy making cards and gifts for their family and are all very excited!

Caroline joined us on Thursday for our final Godly Play Date of the year. She told the Christmas story by using the Christian tradition of ‘Christingle’. Caroline carefully explained the symbolism of the Christingle and then the children enjoyed creating their own Christingle to take home.

Have a fantastic weekend everyone.

 

Reception Reminders

  • Monday 17th December – FS class trip to The Atkinson.
  • Wednesday 19th – Term finishes for Christmas @ 1pm.

Reception Autumn 2 Week 6

Date: 6th Dec 2018 @ 4:50pm

We have had yet another fantastic week in Reception!

All of the children have made us incredibly proud this week, during the most amazing performances of ‘Shine Star Shine’. The children were fantastic actors, singers and dancers and put everybody in the Christmas spirit. Well done to Nursery as well for being the best band - we loved every minute and we hope you did aswell!

On Monday morning there was great excitement with the arrival of ‘Buddy’ the Kindness Elf. The Elf has been leaving different kindness challenges for the children each day. Don't forget to keep your eye on our Twitter feed @ReceptionTSP to see what the challenges are each day.

In RE, we continued with our Christmas theme by looking at how Christmas is celebrated all over the world. After looking at several different countries, the children discovered in India they hang star decorations around the streets and their homes. They then decided to make their own stars to be hung across the classroom.

As part of Computer Science Education Week, the children in Reception took part in a coding activity using Beebots. The children explored how to make the Beebot move and then had to program it to move  along the different arrows. 

Have a wonderful weekend everyone! 

Reception Reminders

  • Wednesday 12th – WOW Services @ St. Peters Church.
  • Friday 14th - Christmas Jumper Day.
  • Monday 17th - FS Class trip to The Atkinson.
  • Wednesday 19th - Term finishes.

Reception Autumn 2 Week 5

Date: 30th Nov 2018 @ 3:38pm

  

 

Another busy week for 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!

In RE, we have begun to think about Christmas and how it is time to celebrate Jesus’ birthday. The children enjoyed opening up a mystery box, filled with Nativity characters, an advent calendar and Christmas tree decorations. The children then listening to the Nativity story and discussing how special Jesus is to them.

This week we have focused on the Traditional Tale ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ in our writing. We have made a wanted poster for the Big Bad Wolf and we have also been great police detectives.  

 

Hope you all have a lovely weekend and see you Monday for another exciting week.

 

Reception Reminders

  • Tuesday 4th, Wednesday 5th & Thursday 6th – Nativity Performances @ 9.15am.
  • Wednesday 12th – WOW Services @ St. Peters Church.

Reception Autumn 2 Week 4

Date: 22nd Nov 2018 @ 5:13pm

  

What a brilliant and busy week in Reception!

In RE, we have finished our ‘Special People’ theme by thinking about the special people in our families. The children enjoyed talking about their special people and painting a picture of them to show to the class.

This week is Road Safety week and on Wednesday the children wore stripes and bright colours to school. The children talked about the importance of road safety and in our outside area they had lots of fun practising, holding hands to cross the road and waiting for the green man with the Year 6 children from the STAR committee.

This week we have been very busy continuing with The Gingerbread Man and also looking at the Traditional Tale, The Three Little Pigs. The children have enjoyed retelling both stories in the classroom and are brilliant at repeating the lines and rhymes for both tales. We even made our very own gingerbread men on Friday. Thankfully the fox didn’t eat ours!

Have a great weekend!

 

Reception Reminders

Please see website for letters regarding school trip and Nativity performances.

  • W/B 26th November 2018 - Monday - Thursday  – Learning Journey viewing after school - drop in on your preferred day. 
  • 30th November 2018 – Mufti Day / Santa Dash / TSP Christmas Fair 3.30pm onwards.
  • Tuesday 4th, Wednesday 5th & Thursday 6th – Nativity Performances @ 9.15am.

Reception Autumn 2 Week 3

Date: 16th Nov 2018 @ 2:46pm

 

We have had yet another very busy week in Reception!

In RE, we have continued with our theme ‘Special People’. The children enjoyed talking about special people within the community and what makes them special.

This week the children have been celebrating ‘Kindness Week’. We enjoyed raising awareness through our school music video last week and have continued into this week. The children started the week by making ‘Art Attack’ creations with their Year 6 buddies. The children worked collaboratively to make a ‘Pop Art’ themed picture. Everyone had so much fun sharing them with parents and visitors at the schools open Art Gallery on Thursday afternoon. We had so much fun making them and we hope you enjoyed viewing the designs. On Friday, we ended the week by wearing our 'Choose Kind' t'shirts and spending time with the whole school. 

We have also enjoyed listening to the story ‘The Gingerbread Man’ and re-telling the story in our role play area. The children thought about the good and bad characters in the story and why the Gingerbread Man ran away. This lead to a great class discussion and we decided to help by making information and missing posters for around school, so everyone could be on the look out for the Gingerbread Man. 

The children ended the week celebrating Children in Need with their Nursery buddies. We took part in lots of different activities during the day, such as hunt the spots, baking a Pudsey biscuit and making a spotty crown. What a fun week we have had, to raise awareness of such a good cause! 

Have a lovely weekend!

 

 

Reception Reminders

Please see website for letters regarding school trip and Nativity performances.

  • Wednesday 21st November 2018 - Wear stripes for Road Safety. 

  • W/B 26th November 2018 – Learning Journey viewing after school.

  • 30th November 2018 – Santa Dash / TSP Christmas Fair 3.30pm onwards. 

Reception Autumn 2 Week 2

Date: 8th Nov 2018 @ 4:44pm

  

 

What another fantastic week in Reception!

 

In RE this week we have continued our ‘Special People’ topic. We talked about the special people that help us in our community and enjoyed a visit from Nathan from St Peter’s Church, who talked to the children about his role within the community and how special we all our in the eyes of Jesus and God. Thank you for coming to visit Nathan.

We have also discussed ‘Remembrance Day’ and why we wear a poppy in November. As a class we watched ‘The Poppy Story’ video and talked about different ways we can say thank you to the soldiers. The children then created a poppy picture for our classroom display. We also attended a special remembrance WOW service at St Peter’s Church. Thank you Anne, Caroline and Nathan for always making them so much fun.

On Monday, we took part in a whole school Readathon. The children enjoyed bringing in their own books to share with their friends, teachers and Year 6 buddies. We started the day with our buddies reading their story to us and then stopped everything to read again in the afternoon. We enjoyed reading ‘Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy’ by Lynley Dodd and ‘The Troll’ by Julia Donaldson as a whole class.

In preparaton for Kindess Week next week, the children filmed their part of the 'Kindness Video' this week and on Friday afternoon, it was finally shown to the whole school! Please click the link here to watch the video for yourself! It highlights the importance of mental health and reminds us to be kind to ourselves…LAUGH MORE, WORRY LESS!

Have a lovely weekend!

 

 

Reception Reminders

W/B 12th November 2018 – Kindness Week.

Tuesday 13th November 2018 – Mufti Day.

Wednesday 14th November 2018 – Phonics Parent Meeting @ 3.30pm.

Friday 16th November 2018 – Children in Need Day.

W/B 26th November 2018 – Learning Journey viewing after school – Letter to follow.

Reception Autumn 2 Week 1

Date: 2nd Nov 2018 @ 3:41pm

   

 

Welcome back! What a wonderful week it has been!

In RE we have been looking at ‘Special People’. We talked about the special people in our lives such as God, friends and families. We discussed why they are special to us and why we our special to them. Afterwards the drew a picture of the special people in their lives and shared them as a class.

 

This week we started our new theme ‘Traditional Tales’ and listened to the story ‘The Three Billy Goats Gruff’. We transformed the classroom into the Billy Goats Meadow with our very own bridge to trip-trap over. The children have enjoyed becoming the characters and using the language from the story to act out the Traditional Tale.

 

This week we have also been getting excited for Bonfire Night at the weekend. We read a story called ‘Bonfire Party’. The children loved looking at the pictures and telling me their memories from different bonfire and fireworks they have seen already. After reading the story the children enjoyed making a bonfire crispy cake and painting a firework picture.

 

We hope you enjoy your weekend and stay safe.

 

 

Reception Reminders

Wednesday 7th November 2018 – WOW Service @ St Peter’s Church 2pm.

Wednesday 14th November 2018 – Phonics Parent Meeting @ 3.30pm.

Reception Autumn 1 Week 7

Date: 19th Oct 2018 @ 8:15am

  

 

What a wonderful half term it has been! We are so proud of our superstars and how well they have all settled into Reception!

This week in RE, we continued our ‘Harvest’ topic by looking at how Harvest is celebrated around the world. The children enjoyed exploring different cultures, celebrations and discussed their favourite. After looking at pictures we decided to celebrate the same way as Christians do in ‘Thailand’ by making pictures using different fruits and vegetables.

On Tuesday, as a whole class we took part in the ‘Zero Hunger Run’ for World Food Day. The children and parents did a great job running a lap of the school field. Thank you for all of the donations that the school received and for the parents who came out to run – the children enjoyed every minute!

On Wednesday, the children all got to make up a shoebox for the Christmas Shoebox Appeal. Each child made a shoebox for a boy or a girl and loved choosing the different items for another child to enjoy receiving on Christmas Day. Afterwards, we linked this back to the donations for World Food Day and Harvest donations we have provided this term. The children were able to identify why we give donations such as money, food or toys to those who are less fortunate and it has really helped us to be more grateful and reflective on how lucky we are. 

 Thank you for a wonderful week and enjoy your half-term! 

 

Reception Reminders

Friday 19th October 2018 - School ends for half term. 

Monday 29th October 2018 – Back to School.

Wednesday 7th November 2018 – WOW Service @ St Peter’s Church 2pm.

Reception Autumn 1 Week 6

Date: 12th Oct 2018 @ 3:56pm

  

  

This week we have been superstar explorers!!

 

On Monday, we went on an ‘Autumn Walk’ to find Autumn treasures! The children enjoyed filling their treasure bags with Autumnal items such as; conkers, leaves, twigs, sycamore seeds, conker shells and pinecones. After returning to school, we used the items to create a sensory box to inspire our writing throughout the week. The children also designed an Autumn collage using their favourite objects that they had found.

 

This week we have been very busy getting ready for the Reception Afternoon Tea Party. The children designed party invitations, baked and decorated cakes as well as practicing their singing. The children were amazing performing for all of you. We hope you enjoyed watching your superstars, thank you for coming along.

 

Reception Reminders

Tuesday 16th October 2018 – World Food Day. Fun Run time @ 9.05am.

Wednesday 17th October 2018 – Shoebox Appeal.

Friday 19th October 2018 - School ends for half term.

Monday 29th October 2018 – Back to School. 

 

 

Reception Autumn 1 Week 5

Date: 5th Oct 2018 @ 4:38pm

 

This week we continued ‘Harvest’ in RE. As a class, we thought about where and how food grows around the world. The children used their senses to explore different fruits, such as passion fruit, pineapple, coconut and papaya. We then looked on a globe to find which country the fruit was grown in and what type of tree or plant the fruits grows on before we eat them.

This week for our ‘All About Me’ theme we read ‘Oliver’s Milkshake’. This sparked a discussion all about our favourite flavour milkshake and favourite fruit.  On Wednesday, we tasted the different fruits from the story and chose our favourite to make into a milkshake. On Thursday, the children enjoyed cutting and adding the ingredients to the blender and then drinking them with their friends.

We also read the story of ‘The Little Red Hen’ throughout the week. After reading it, the children enjoyed making bread, re-ordering the story and writing a sorry letter to The Little Red Hen. On Friday, we had such a surprise! We came back from lunch and there was a letter addressed to the Reception class - it was from The Little Red Hen! She thanked us for our sorry letters and surprised us with a pot of jam, honey and butter to eat with our bread we had made! The children couldn’t believe it – a big thank you to The Little Red Hen!

 

Have a lovely weekend everyone!!

 

Reception Reminders

Wednesday 10th October – Parent Teacher Meetings

Friday 12th October - Welcome afternoon tea for Reception Parents @2:15pm in the school hall.

 

Why not send us a picture of your weekend news or any exciting news you want to share with the teachers / class to our FS school email – Foundation.stage@tsp.sefton.school

Reception Autumn 1 Week 4

Date: 27th Sep 2018 @ 5:04pm

  

What another fun packed week in Reception!

This week we started with our next RE theme 'Harvest', We discussed the meaning of Harvest, why we are thankful and why we should celebrate and donate to others each year. As a class we designed and made a Harvest prayer that is displayed in both St. Peter's and Holy Trinity Church with all of the other prayers from each class in school. We chose our favourite as a class - an orange - and wrote our whole class prayer onto it.

On Wednesday, we had our first WOW service of the year. Our service was all about Harvest and the children enjoyed singing the song 'Oats and Beans and Barley Grow' to their families and offering their Harvest donations. Thank you to Caroline and Nathan for a great first service; we already cannot wait for our next one. 

This week, continuing with our 'Harvest' theme, we read the story 'Oliver's Vegetables' and talked about the different vegetables in the story. In the story, the children were introduced to some new vegetables they had not yet tried so we decided to write a shopping list so Miss Giles could go vegetable shopping. After food tasting we helped chop carrots, parsnips and onions and made it into a vegetable soup. We then enjoyed eating it for our afternoon snack.

On Friday we loved going to the Macmillan Coffee Morning and choosing a yummy cake. Thank you to all of the children and parents who donated for such a good cause! We loved looking at all of the cakes everyone had made and helping raise lots of money.

Reception Reminders

Wednesday 3rd and Wednesday 10th October - Parent Teacher Meetings 

Friday 12th October - Reception Afternoon Tea @ 2.15pm

Please can you ensure your child has wellies and an all-in-one waterproof in school.

If your child has received a certificate or medal from an out of school activity recently, we would love to see it! The children have an opportunity every Friday morning to share their success with their friends and teachers at Star of the Week celebration, which is held in class each week.

Reception Autumn 1 Week 3

Date: 20th Sep 2018 @ 4:06pm

   

What another great week full of fun!

This week we continued our ‘I am Special’ theme in RE. We discussed how special and loved we are by talking about the people who love us. The children then painted a picture called ‘Thumbbody Loves Me’ using paint and our thumbs to represent the people who love us. The pictures look fantastic and the children really thought hard about how special they really are. 

Throughout the week we have been getting ready for the Harvest WOW service next Wednesday 26thSeptember. We have been singing our Harvest songs and creating a Harvest prayer to be displayed in Holy Trinity and St. Peter’s Church. We cannot wait to show off our singing in church. 

 

Thank you for a wonderful week, enjoy your weekend!

 

Reception Reminders

Wednesday 26th September 2018 - St. Peter's WOW Service @ 2pm. 

Please can you ensure your child has wellies and an all-in-one waterproof in school. 

If your child has received a certificate or medal from an out of school activity recently, we would love to see it! The children have an opportunity every Friday morning to share their success with their friends and teachers at Star of the Week Assembly which is held in class each week. 

 

Reception Autumn 1 Week 2

Date: 14th Sep 2018 @ 4:08pm

  

 

What another fantastic week in Reception!

We started the week with PE which the children loved! They were brilliant at independently getting changed and following instructions in the hall. We also enjoyed our first dance lesson of the week on Tuesday and cannot wait for next week!

We have also continued our theme - 'We're All Wonders'. We started the week by talking about ourselves.  We looked at how unique, wonderful and different we all are. We used mirrors to discuss our features, similarites and differences. After talking about ourselves we then drew our own self-portraits, using brilliant detail and really concentrating on our own reflection and features. The children worked so hard and the pictures are on display in our classroom but you can also see them on our class Twitter page too.

We also enjoyed time with our buddies on Thursday and Friday afternoon. The children's Year 6 buddies came to help the children make their very own marshamallow 'Wonderful Friends'. The children worked together to decorate and create their perfect new friend together. Much fun was had by all!

Thank you for a lovely week and we hope you have a great weekend!!

 

Reception Reminders

PE / Dance lesssons are now on a Tuesday afternoon and a Wednesday morning.

If your child has recieved a certificate or medal from an out of school activity recently, we would love the see it! The children have an opportunity every Friday morning to share their success with their friends and teachers at Star of the Week Assembly which is held in class each week. 

 

Reception Autumn 1 Week 1

Date: 7th Sep 2018 @ 3:28pm

 

What a great first week in Reception!!

 

I cannot believe how well my little superstars have settled into their new classroom and routine. The children have been excited and eager to come into school every morning and see their friends.

This week we started our new theme ‘Wonder’ by reading the story ‘We’re all Wonders’. As a class we discussed what makes us different, choosing to be kind to others and why we are all WONDERS too! The children were also very excited about meeting their new classmate ‘Pluto’. He is our new class bear and is always spotting the children being kind and being a good friend!

On Thursday, the children spent the afternoon with our Year 6 buddies. They introduced themselves, played games and everyone had lots of fun getting to know each other. The children cannot wait to see their buddies next week already and we hope this is the start to a fantastic friendship for all of the children. 

 

We hope you all have a lovely weekend and we cannot wait for another week of fun next week!

 

Welcome to Reception

Date: 2nd Sep 2018 @ 9:42am

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

 

During the Autumn term, PE lessons will take place on Monday morning and Tuesday afternoons. Children must have their school PE kits with them in school at all times. 


Children will be provided with a healthy snack and a drink of milk during the day. Bottles of water with a sports cap lid are also encouraged so the children can have a drink of water as and when they need and the water fountain is also accessible for the children to use throughout the day. 

 

Please see the PowerPoint below for all additional information to ensure your child has the best start to Reception! 

We look forward to seeing you all tomorrow! 

 

Thank you

Miss Giles