Reception Team: Miss H Dalley (Class Teachers) & Miss V Andrews
and Miss L McCoy: Blog items

Reception - Summer 1 - Week 6

Date: 22nd May 2024 @ 1:27pm

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Well we cannot quite believe we are approaching half term!

For RE this week we have continued with our ‘Special places’ theme. The children really loved sharing their pictures of special places and discussing why these places were so special. The children had lots of interesting questions to ask each other, this also let us to think about Church as a special place to visit at times when we want to feel close to Jesus, although we did realise that we don’t always have to go to church to feel close to Jesus.

The week in Forest school, we planted our own sunflower seeds. We also talked about what we need to do to care for our plants to make sure they have what they need to grow. We can’t wait to see what happens next! What great fun we had!

This week we have enjoyed learning all about ‘Ladybirds’. The children have enjoyed painting different types of Ladybirds, making ladybirds out of playdough and also trying to find them in our outside area. The children learnt that Ladybirds lay their eggs in clusters or rows on the underside of a leaf, so also spent time looking under the leaves to see if they could find any ladybird eggs.

After allowing our clay bowls to dry over the weekend, we were able to paint them. They looked amazing!

We wish you all a lovely weekend and a fabulous half term!

 

Reminders:

Monday 3rd June return to school

Reception - Summer 1 - Week 5

Date: 17th May 2024 @ 1:03pm

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Well what an exciting week we have had!

For RE this week we enjoyed visiting St Peter’s Church for our WOW service. Caroline and Anne talked about how the church is a special place. Anne talked to the children about Pentecost and what it is. We also sang happy birthday to St Peter’s church to celebrate it’s special day.

On Thursday, Caroline came in to talk to the children about what happens during holy communion at church. Caroline showed the children a special cloth that is used and the chalice. The children were then able to taste the wafer that would be blessed by vicar in church. Thank you, Caroline for a lovely session.

This week we were very excited to see that our butterflies had hatched out of their cocoons, some of the children were even lucky enough to watch it happen! We then went to the outdoor area to set them free. We thought about where they might go next!

The children were very excited to explore using clay this week. We first felt the clay and practiced manipulating it with our fingers and using different tools. After a discussion, we decided that we were going to make bowls for our little treasures that we may have at home. Well done Reception, they look amazing!

We hope you all have a lovely weekend and see you next week!

 

Miss Dalley and the Reception team

 

Reminders:

Friday 24th May – Break up for half term

Reception - Summer 1 - Week 4

Date: 9th May 2024 @ 2:50pm

 

 

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Well these weeks are truly flying by! The children are having so much fun and particularly enjoying spending time outside exploring the world around them.

This week we were excited to see that over the weekend our caterpillars had gone into their cocoons, so we are just waiting to see how long before we get beautiful butterflies. We have thought about what Butterflies may like to eat and have tried to plant different things in the outside area to attract them. We have also enjoyed lots of different activities around the classroom and particularly making our own butterfly prints and using new vocabulary like ‘symmetrical’ when discussing the patterns on the Butterfly wings.

At the start of the week we also started to discuss what we know about Frogs and completed a class circle map to begin our learning. We will have to see next week how much more we can add to our circle map!

On Thursday it was scooter day! Reception put their helmets, knee pads and elbow pads on ready to take part in a fun session. The children learnt lots of new tricks. It was so lovely to see the children having a go, even if they found it tricky, just like our SHINE friend Leo. Well done everyone!

 

We wish you all a lovely weekend and see you all on Monday.

Miss Dalley and the Reception team

 

Reminders:

Wednesday 15th May – WOW service 2pm @ St Peter’s Church

Friday 24th May – Break up for half term

Reception - Summer 1 - Week 1

Date: 17th Apr 2024 @ 6:02pm

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Welcome back after the Easter break, we hope you all had a lovely time off. The children have enjoyed talking about what they have been up to over the last two weeks.

The children have also spent some time learning all about ‘Eid’, the children learnt that  Eid Al-Fitr means ‘the feast of breaking the fast’, which is a celebration that happens when Ramadan ends. We also talked about how we know that Eid Al-Fitr is here when we see a new crescent moon in the sky. The children have also enjoyed recalling previous learning about Ramadan.

The children started to notice that lots of the trees have started to get blossom. We talked about the different changes we notice across the four seasons. The children them had a go at creating their own watercolour painting of pink cherry blossom. Well done everyone!

On Wednesday we all got onto the coach and off we went to Knowsley Safari Park. We enjoyed a guided tour around the park, learning different facts about the animals. We then watched the sea lion show and met two sea lions called Arthur and Louis, who amazed us with their tricks. We then made our way to the Birds of prey display where we saw eagles, hawks, vultures and owls. What an amazing show this was! We then ended our day with a hidden habitats workshop where the children learnt all about the habitats that some of the animals live in. What a fantastic day we had. Reception you were amazing, we are so proud of you all.

Reception took part in a Mini marathon in support of the London marathon. We all ran around our outdoor area throughout the week to complete our laps. Well done everyone.

 

Reminders

Wednesday 24th April - EYFS profile meeting - 3:20pm in the Reception classroom

Friday 26th April - Mufti day - Donations for Uganda

Reception - Spring 2 - Week 6

Date: 27th Mar 2024 @ 1:25pm

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Wow, what an amazing term we have had. Reception you are all amazing!

This week learnt all about how people celebrate Easter and the children talked about what they were doing over the weekend. The children then made their own Easter nests and took part in an Easter hunt. On Wednesday we went over to S.t Peter's church for our Easter bonnet 'WOW' service. The children took part in a parade to show off their amazing bonnets that they had made. The children sang three Easter songs with their friends in Nursery and three of the children said an Easter prayer. Thank you to Anne and Caroline for a lovely service.

On Thursday, Reception had a very exciting visit from the Easter bunny! We could not believe our eyes! What fun we had.

I have attached a link for the Reception class Virtual classroom below to access learning related to next half terms themes.

We hope you all have a lovely Easter break and see you all soon!

 

Miss Dalley and the Reception team

 

Reminders:

Monday 15th April - Return to school

Reception - Spring 2 - Week 5

Date: 21st Mar 2024 @ 4:51pm

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The weeks are flying by, we can’t believe it’s nearly the end of term!

The children had their final visit from Caroline as part of our Lent programme. Caroline brought her friend Peter the palm tree to tell the children about what it was like on Palm Sunday. Caroline told the children about ‘the last supper’ and the children talked about what they would eat if it was their last supper. Caroline then talked to the children about the meaning of Easter and told them the Easter story. Thank you Caroline for another lovely session.

This week the children have enjoyed learning all about ‘Ramadan’ and the religion of ‘Islam’. The children discussed how followers of Islam are called Muslims, and that Muslims believe there is one true God called ‘Allah’. We also learnt that ‘Ramadan’ is a period of fasting not eating or drinking during daylight hours. The children also enjoyed looking at similarities and differences between the Muslim faith and the Christian faith, there were more than you would think!

The children have been practicing songs for the Easter Bonnet ‘WOW’ service next Wednesday and we can’t wait to perform them to all our family and friends.

 

We hope you all have a lovely weekend and see you next week.

Miss Dalley and the Reception team

Reminders:

Wednesday 27th March – FS Easter WOW Service and Easter Bonnet parade at St Peter’s Church at 2pm.

Thursday 28th March – Break up for the Easter holidays 1pm

Monday 15th April – Return to Reception

 

Reception - Spring 2 - Week 4

Date: 13th Mar 2024 @ 1:25pm

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WOW! Reception you we are so proud of how amazing you are all doing!

On Thursday we celebrated British Science Week, this year the theme was ‘time’. Reception created their own four seasons painting to show how the weather changes over time across the year. We first discussed what differences we would notice in each season and then discussed how we could show this on our painting using different colours and textures. What amazing art work everyone! 

As it is Brain Awareness week, we have enjoyed learning all about the brain. We discussed where the brain is located, what we need a brain for and how we keep our brain healthy. We the found links to our school values of ‘Hope’ and ‘Imagine’. This then lead onto a conversation about how to keep our bodies healthy and why sleep is so important. We then talked about our night time routine and why each step is important for example, brushing our teeth. 

On Friday we were lucky to be joined by Emma from ‘Tappy toes’ for a fantastic dance session which linked to our current PE topic. The children had so much fun! Thank you so much for a lovely afternoon.

We hope you have a lovely weekend and see you all next week!

Miss Dalley and the Reception team

Reminders:

Wednesday 27th March – FS Easter WOW Service and Easter Bonnet parade at St Peter’s Church at 2pm.

Thursday 28th March – Break up for the Easter holidays 1pm

Monday 15th April – Return to school

 

Reception - Spring 2 - Week 3

Date: 6th Mar 2024 @ 1:38pm

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In RE this week we learnt that a parable is a story told by Jesus to help us to know how to live our lives. We listened to a parable called ‘The sower’ and talked about how Jesus wants us to be with one another. We discussed that the hidden message was that that the seed that the sower was planting in the story represents the teachings of God's Word. We then planted our own seeds in class to watch them grow.

In Forest school this week, the children used the magnifying glasses to have a close look at the bark on the trees. We discovered that some trees were smooth and some were rough and bumpy. The children then worked in pairs to complete some bark rubbings. Well done everyone!

On Thursday the children all dressed up as their favourite book characters for world book day. The children walked down the catwalk to show off their amazing costumes and we talked about what our favourite book is and why. We were joined by our Year 6 buddies to enjoy our favourite stories together and then held our own puppet show. What a fun day we have had!

On Friday we marked international women’s day and talked about the importance of celebrating the amazing women in our lives. We read a lovely story called ‘Girls can do anything’ and discussed why it is important for everyone to be treated equally.

We have continued our theme of Animals around the world and this week we have looked at South America. We first located South America on the map and then looked at the different animals that are found there. We looked at the different habitats and thought about why we don’t see the same animals in the wild in the UK.

 

Reminders:

Wednesday 27th March – FS Easter WOW Service and Easter Bonnet parade at St Peter’s Church at 2pm.

Thursday 28th March – Break up for the Easter holidays

Monday 15th April – Return to School

Reception - Spring 2 - Week 2

Date: 29th Feb 2024 @ 4:20pm

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What a busy week we have had!

On Wednesday we went to our Mother’s Day WOW service at S.t Peter’s church where Reception and Nursery performed three songs together and some of the Reception children said a prayer. We talked about how thankful we are for all the special people are in our lives. Thank you, Caroline, for a lovely service.

We are continuing to thoroughly enjoy our Forest school, this week we enjoyed a little bit of free time to explore the grounds outside. The children quickly noticed how a lot of new flowers had started to grow and were particularly interested in the feel of the bark on the trees and how it all felt different, the children were able to use some great language to describe how the tree bark felt.

We have enjoyed continuing to learn about ‘Animals from around the world’. This week we have learnt about animals from South America, we talked about where North America is and enjoyed finding this on our world map. We discussed the type of weather in North America and the different animals you would find living there. We also enjoyed playing a game of ‘What am I?’ where the children had to listen to 3 clues and see if they could guess the animal. What great fun we had!

We hope you all have a lovely weekend and see you all next week.

Miss Dalley and the Reception Team

Reminders:

Wednesday 6th March – Mother’s Day Present Room

Thursday 7th March – World Book Day

Reception - Spring 2 - Week 1

Date: 23rd Feb 2024 @ 3:35pm

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We hope everyone had a lovely half term and are ready for the fun that lies ahead as we run up to Easter.

For RE this week, Caroline kindly came into join us for Godly play and told us a story ‘The Wise man and the Foolish man’. This taught us God’s message that ‘If you listen to me and practice what I say, then you will do really well in life.’ Thank you for a lovely session Caroline.

In forest school, Reception listened for environmental sounds and signs of Spring in our surroundings. We then enjoyed playing a game of ‘1,2,3,where are you?’ What fun we have had!

We began the week with the transformation of our role play into a safari jeep with explorer resources, as this half term we will be learning all about ‘Animals from around the world’. This week we began our journey in Africa, the children looked where Africa was on the world map and then learnt about the animals that live there. We particularly enjoyed exploring the different habitats that the animals live in. We can’t wait to see where our learning takes us next week!

What a busy and exciting first week back! Enjoy the weekend and we will see you Monday.

 

Miss Dalley and the Reception Team

 

Reminders:

Wednesday 28th February WOW Service at St Peter’s Church – Celebrating Mother’s Day

Wednesday 6th March – Mother’s Day Present Room

Thursday 7th March – World Book Day

Reception - Spring 1 - Week 5

Date: 8th Feb 2024 @ 4:32pm

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We cannot believe it is half term already. Reception you have been amazing!

This week the children have been learning all about ‘Chinese New Year’. We talked about how it is celebrated, enjoyed watching a dragon dance and read the story ‘The great race’. We then discussed similarities to how we celebrate New Year, such as having firework displays. We all sat together for a lovely Chinese banquet for the opportunity to try different Chinese foods whilst listening to Chinese music. It was lovely to see the children having a try of the different foods! We took part in lots of different creative activities such as Chinese writing, lantern making and making Chinese fans. What a fun week we have had!

In maths the children have been using their subitising skills when looking at different dot patterns of 6,7 and 8. They were challenged to match the ladybird images together with the same number of spots. We noticed that if we look on each side of the lady bird the two amounts of dots present a way that the number is composed. Great maths work everyone!

On Tuesday for 'Safer internet day' we welcomed our brilliant digital leaders to our class to talk to us about how to be safe when using the internet. They then kindly taught the children how to use the Beebots. Thank you so much digital leaders!

On Friday the children learnt all about Valentine’s day. We enjoyed listening to the story, ‘Guess how much I love you’ and talked about people that we love. The children then made heart shaped pancakes to enjoy together as an early celebration of pancake day.

We hope you have a lovely half term and see you all soon!

 

Miss Dalley and the Reception team

 

Reminders:

Monday 19th February – Back to School

Wednesday 28th February WOW Service at St Peter’s Church – Celebrating Mother’s Day

Wednesday 6th March – Team TSP Mother’s Day Present Room

Thursday 7th March – World Book Day

Reception - Spring 1 - Week 4

Date: 1st Feb 2024 @ 4:50pm

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What a very busy and fun week we have had!

This week in RE, the children have enjoyed listening to the story ‘Daniel and the Lion’s den this led to the children talking to each other about a time they had been brave. The children then enjoyed making lion masks to remind them of these times.

The children have enjoyed learning all about Neil Armstrong by using the fabulous book ‘Little People Big Dreams – Neil Armstrong’. This then led us onto learning about Tim Peake and his journey into space, the children especially enjoyed watching his space walk and the children were fascinated! The children then came up with a list of things that they would need to take on a space mission.

The children began the week with a visit to Forest school. The children were given the task to find different natural resources to make a snowman. We even gave them some hair! The children then enjoyed playing a game of ‘1,2,3, where are you?’ What a fabulous time we had!

In maths we have started to explore the numbers, 6,7 and 8. the children have been looking for different resources that represent each number and used their sorting skills to put them into groups. Great work everyone!

We look forward to seeing you next week for our last week before half term.

Miss Dalley and the Reception team

 

Reminders:

Wed 7th February – Parent Teacher Meetings in the school hall

Friday 9th February – Finish for half term

Monday 19th February – Back to School

Reception - Spring 1 - Week 3

Date: 25th Jan 2024 @ 3:55pm

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What an exciting week we have had!

For RE this week we have completed our theme of stories Jesus told by listening to the story of Noah’s Ark. The children enjoyed creating their own rainbows and thought of a promise they could make to God to help look after the world and people around us.

The children were so surprised on Monday to find the Home corner had been turned into a space station! On Tuesday we discovered and Alien had landed in the classroom and had to use our detective skills to find out where they had gone and what they looked like! The children discovered a small friendly Alien called ‘Beegu’ had been hiding in the classroom, the children have enjoyed creating Alien pictures and describing what Beegu looks like! We went on a search to find Beegu’s Mum in the outdoor area, following any clues that we came across. Once we found her the children enjoyed making space rockets to help Beegu and her Mum get back home. I wonder what other adventures Beegu will get up to.

In Maths we have been looking at weight and capacity. The children have enjoyed exploring the weight of different items around the room using scales to see which is lighter and which is heavier. We realised that just because an item is big, it doesn’t always mean that it’s heavy!

We hope you all have a lovely weekend and see you all next week.

Miss Dalley and the Reception team

 

Reminders:

Wednesday 31st January and 7th February - Parent Teacher Meetings in the School Hall

Thursday 8th February - Reception Health Screening

Friday 9th February – Finish for half term

Monday 19th February – Return to school

 

 

Reception - Spring 1 - Week 2

Date: 19th Jan 2024 @ 3:31pm

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What a very busy week we have had!

For RE this week, continuing with our theme of stories Jesus told, we listened to the story of Joseph’s colourful coat. The children enjoyed creating their own coats using collage and acting out the story in the home corner.

At Forest school this week, the children were given the task of using a checklist to look for different signs of winter. The children worked really well as a team on their hunt outside. We then talked about why we may not have seen all the signs on the list that day.

As part of our theme ‘Winter’ the children have enjoyed a variety of different stories such as ‘A thing called snow’ and ‘The lights that danced in the night’ by Yuval Zommer. We talked about the types of clothing we may wear in the winter and then how they are different to the clothes we wear in summer. Later in the week we looked at different arctic animals. We talked about why they are suitable to the habitat they live in.

In Maths this week we have continued to explore the number 5. The children have looked at recognising how many is missing from a whole quantity of 5 and used a 5 frame to help them to work it out. Great maths work everyone!

On Friday we had a visit from Star sports for a multi sports taster session. We had so much fun playing different team games. Thank you so much for Adrien for a fantastic session.

We hope you all have a lovely weekend and see you all next week.

 

Miss Dalley and the Reception team.

 

Reminders:

Tuesday 23rd January - Siblings School Photos – John Howard Photography (information to follow)

Wednesday 24th January - Parent Teacher Meetings in the School Hall

Wednesday 31st January - Parent Teacher Meetings in the School Hall

Wednesday 7th February - Parent Teacher Meetings School Hall

Reception - Spring 1 - Week 1

Date: 12th Jan 2024 @ 3:53pm

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Happy New Year to everyone and we hope you had a lovely Christmas. We have loved hearing about all the children’s news about the holidays.

For RE this week we have enjoyed learning all about ‘Epiphany’ and the end of the Christmas season. We reflected on the importance of the star that guided the King’s to baby Jesus. On Thursday, Caroline kindly came in to tell the children the story of ‘Jonah and the Whale’ to introduce our new RE topic of ‘Stories Jesus Heard’. The children have since enjoyed acting out the story. Thank you so much for a lovely session.

The children also enjoyed listening to different stories all about the ‘New Year’ and talking about how this is celebrated. This brought us to start thinking about what our own New Years resolution can be.  

In maths we have been looking at the composition of 5. The children have enjoyed taking their learning outside to play different games to help us find out how 5 can be made. Great work everyone!

This week in art the children have explored dot paintings. We looked at the artist Yayoi Kusama, and talked about different ways we could make dot art work. The children then created their own finger print firework paintings.

All children across the whole school are encouraged to read each day both in and out of school. Some additional recommended Reading at Home resources can be found here

We hope you have a lovely weekend and look forward to seeing you all on Monday.

Miss Dalley and the Reception team

Reminders:

Tuesday 23rd January - Sibling school photos (information to follow)

Reception - Autumn 2 - Week 8

Date: 19th Dec 2023 @ 7:58am

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On Monday, Caroline came to talk to the children about the symbolism of the Christingle. The children learnt that the orange represents the world. The red tape symbolises love. The sweets and dried fruit represent all of God's creations. The lit candle represents Jesus's light in the world. The children then enjoyed making their own Christingle to take home. Thank you, Caroline, for a lovely session. On Tuesday, our Year 6 buddies came down to play some games and have some festive fun with us.

What a fantastic term we have had! We are so proud of each and every one of the children for all their hard work this term. Thank you for all your continuous support and we hope you all have a lovely well-deserved break. Thank you so much for all the kind messages, cards and gifts that we have received. We are extremely grateful.

Have a fantastic Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Please see our updated virtual classroom, the link can be found below. 

Miss Dalley and the Reception team

Reception - Autumn 2 - Week 7

Date: 14th Dec 2023 @ 4:50pm

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This week, our class elf, Twinkle, has been up to a lot of mischief! We have had lots of laughs and giggles all around. As a gift from Twinkle, the children have enjoyed listening to a new Christmas story each week.

As a reward for all Reception’s hard work this term they got to have a class treat of their choice. The children voted to have an ice cream parlour. They thoroughly enjoyed making their own ice cream sundae with lots of different toppings. Delicious!

On Wednesday, it was Christmas dinner day. The children all sat together in the hall, singing along to songs and pulling crackers with their friends. What fun we had! In the afternoon, the children walked over to St Peter’s church for their Christmas WOW service. The Reception children took part in a Nativity service with the help from some of their Year 6 friends. The children in Nursery then sang two songs for us all to enjoy. Thank you to Anne and Caroline for everything that you do.

On Thursday, the children took part in a Santa dash. Reception were challenged to find the clues hidden in Santa hats in the outdoor area. This would help us to find out which teacher was secretly Rudolf. We successfully figured out that it was Miss Jones!

On Friday it was Christmas jumper and Christmas Party day, the children came to school wearing their own clothes and a Christmas jumper to raise money for Save the Children. The children took part in party games, dancing and decorated a Christmas biscuit. What a fun day we had.

We hope you all have a restful weekend and see you next week.

Miss Dalley and the Reception team.

Reminders:

Tuesday 19th December – School Finish @1pm

Reception - Autumn 2 - Week 6

Date: 8th Dec 2023 @ 8:07am

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Reception you are amazing! We are so proud of each and every one of you for performing in the Nativity play. You all worked so hard and really did shine. We hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did. Thank you to all the parents at home for their support helping the children learn their lines, what super stars they are.

The children have been thoroughly enjoying finding where our elf ‘Twinkle’ has been hiding each morning. We have discovered she is quite a mischievous elf. She even dressed as an angel to try and be part of our Nativity play. Each day Twinkle kindly brought a Christmas story for us all to enjoy. Thank you Twinkle!

This week, the children have been using the post office area to write letters to Twinkle that include questions. We then came together and thought of different questions we could ask her including, ‘What is it like in the North Pole’ and ‘Do you have any elf friends?’. We were amazed to find that Twinkle had written back to us. We loved finding out about your very important job as an elf.

We hope you all have a lovely restful weekend and see you all next week.

Miss Dalley and the Reception team

 

Reminders:

Wednesday 13th December - Christmas WOW service 2pm @ St Peter’s Church

Friday 15th December – Christmas Jumper and Party day

Tuesday 19th December – School Finish @1pm

Reception - Autumn 2 - Week 5

Date: 30th Nov 2023 @ 4:47pm

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In RE, we had a very special visit from Mark from Holy Trinity Church who came to talk to the children about his special role in the community. Mark then talked about Baptism with the children, we even had our own Baptism in class! Thank you Mark for your time, it was a lovely experience for the children.

The children enjoyed baking gingerbread men this week. However, we came in to school the next day to find that the gingerbread men had run away! We followed a trail of flour to the outdoor area but couldn’t find them anywhere. The children then made posters to put around the school to see if anyone had seen them. The next morning the gingerbread men had returned! They said they had been running around the outdoor area all night away from mice, birds and foxes so were ready to come back. The children then decorated them and took them home to enjoy.

We were so excited to start our new theme ‘The Jolly Postman’, we have enjoyed exploring the role play area, making letters and postcards. We enjoyed listening to the story and beginning to think about what it would be like to be a post person. We were inspired by the theme and wanted to send letters to people around the school.

We had a very exciting visit from Doctor Cosgrove and Doctor Ryan, who kindly came in to talk to the children about their very important job in the community. The children learnt about where they work, what they do and the different equipment they use. Thank you so much for coming in, we thoroughly enjoyed your visit. 

On Friday the children had such fun at the Christmas Extravaganza and visit to Santa’s Grotto. Thank you so much to Team TSP for organising this for everyone. IN the afternoon the children enjoyed a film together with snacks and hot chocolate. Wat fun we have had!

The children have been working incredibly hard practicing for the Nativity, we cannot wait for you to see it as we are sure you are going to love it!

Have a lovely weekend and see you all next week.

Miss Dalley and the Reception team

 

Reminders:

Friday 8th December – 9.20am and 1:20pm - Reception Nativity

Wednesday 13th December - Christmas WOW service 2pm @ St Peter’s Church

Friday 15th December – Christmas Jumper and Party day

Tuesday 19th December – School Finish @1pm

Reception - Autumn 2 - Week 4

Date: 24th Nov 2023 @ 3:47pm

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This week, continuing with our RE theme of ‘Special people’, we had a lovely visit from Police officer Tim, Gress and El who came to talk to them about their role in the community. The children had lots of questions to ask and even got to have a go at wearing their special hats. Thank you so much for coming in to see us!

On Wednesday we went to our 'WOW' service at St Peters church where Anne and Caroline talked to the children about Advent. Three of the Reception children then said three Advent prayers. You were amazing!

For Road Safety week, the children learnt about how to stay safe near roads. We talked about how to cross the road safely and made our own road in the outdoor area to practice. What fun we have had.

The children have also been enjoying the story ‘The Gingerbread Man’.  We introduced a ‘Flow Map’ to the children explaining to them that it is a way to help us to retell a story. We worked with the children to help them sequence the pictures of the story and then encouraged them to create a simple phrase under each picture. The children worked so hard, well done everyone!

In Forest school, the children enjoyed working together to help clear the outdoor area in preparation for the winter time. We could not believe how many leaves there were, so we had lots of fun collecting them.

In Maths the children have been learning all about numbers 4 and 5 and different ways these numbers can be made. They then enjoyed learning about 1 more and then 1 less. The children then had a go at building with cubes to help with their understanding. 

Reminders:

Friday 1st December - Team TSP Christmas Movie and Christmas Extravaganza

Friday 8th December – Reception Nativity 9:20am and 1:20pm

Wednesday 13th December - Christmas WOW service 2pm @ St Peter’s Church

Reception - Autumn 2 - Week 3

Date: 16th Nov 2023 @ 4:38pm

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On Friday Caroline came into Reception to talk to the children about Kindness and the different ways we can be kind to one another. She talked about how God wants us all to look out for one another and show care and kindness to those around us. Thank you to Caroline for a lovely Godly play session.

It was ‘Kindness week’ in school this week and we listened to a lovely story called ‘Kindness is my superpower’. We discussed the different things we could all do to show kindness to others. This week our school kindness video was launched. The children have thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the production and watching the final video. If you haven’t already seen it, please follow the link .The children enjoyed working with their year 6 buddies to create a special ‘kindness heart’ which they added notes for kindness to and they decided between them who they would give them to. What a lovely time we had with our Year 6 friends. We also had a very special surprise visit from some of our friends in Year 3 who came and played games with us outside. What kind friends we have in our school.

In Maths we have been looking at different ways to show ‘4’ and ‘5’. The children went on a hunt around the room to find things that they could find and we discovered that there are so many different representations. Well done everyone!

On Friday we talked about 'Children in Need' and how we raise money to help children all over the UK. We talked about how 'Children in Need' works very hard to make children smile. 

We hope you have a lovely weekend and see you all next week.

Miss Dalley and the Reception team 

Please can you ensure that all uniform, coats and belongings are clearly labelled with your child’s name.

 

 Reminders:

Wednesday 22nd November – WOW Service 2pm @ St Peter’s Church

Thursday 23rd November – Team TSP Christmas Present Room

Friday 1st December - Team TSP Christmas Movie and Christmas Extravaganza

Friday 8th December – Reception Nativity (9:20am and 1:20pm)

Reception - Autumn 2 - Week 2

Date: 9th Nov 2023 @ 4:27pm

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As part of our theme ‘Special People’ we talked about different people in our community who help us. We discussed how the police, doctors, nurses, vets, dentists, teachers and people that deliver the post are such important people in our community for many different reasons. The children then thought of ways that we could thank these special people for looking after us.

This week we have also started our theme ‘The Gingerbread Man’, we were very excited to find the home corner had been turned into ‘Gingerbread Cottage’. We have enjoyed listening to the story and identifying the different characters whilst retelling the story through our play.

The children have enjoyed learning about ‘Remembrance Day’ and why we celebrate it. The children enjoyed lots of different activities such as making poppies from loose parts and paper plates, creating a soldier out of different pieces of paper and making poppy biscuits. The children also took part in a 2 minutes silence where they had time to think about and remember all of those who have been injured or died at war.

In Maths this week, we recapped what sorting meant and the children have been learning all about circles and triangles. The children had to describe the shapes and the different properties of them. We learnt that a triangle always has three sides and three corners. The children also began to recognise that a triangle can come in various forms. Well done everyone!

We hope you all have a lovely weekend and see you next week.

Miss Dalley and the Reception team

 

Reminders:

Friday 17th November – Children in Need – more information to follow

Wednesday 22nd November – WOW Service 2pm @ St Peter’s Church

Reception - Autumn 2 - Week 1

Date: 3rd Nov 2023 @ 7:50am

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We hope you all had a lovely week off!

This week, the children have learnt about ‘All Saints day’ following on from ‘All Hallows day’. The children were presented with two identical looking bowls and had to taste what was inside them, some picked something tasty and some selected something not so nice. The children had great fun looking at each others reactions! We discussed that through life we experience good and bad things and God will always guide us through both.

We got our dancing shoes on this week and had lots of fun filming for our new ‘Kindness video’. We can’t wait to see the end result!

The children really enjoyed learning about Guy Fawkes and the gun powder plot. We discussed how people celebrate bonfire night and talked about the different food you might eat. We then discussed the importance of firework safety when visiting firework displays. The children thought of their own ways to stay safe during this time. The children then created firework paintings and a chocolate breadstick sparkler. What fun we had!

We had a very exciting visit from one of our lovely parents who came to talk to the children about how pumpkins grow and how they are harvested. We learnt that there are lots of different types of pumpkins and enjoyed noticing the differences between them. What an interesting talk this was.

What a busy week we have had in Reception and we look forward to seeing you next week!

Miss Dalley and the Reception team

 

Reminders:

Wednesday 8th November - School Nurse - Nasal Flu Vaccination 

Friday 17th November – Children in Need – more information to follow

Reception - Autumn 1 - Week 7

Date: 18th Oct 2023 @ 1:25pm

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On Wednesday the children attended the final WOW service of the half term, Anne talked to the children about the creation story and three of the children stood at the front to say a prayer. Thank you to Anne and Caroline for a lovely service.

This week the children enjoyed another visit to Forest school where they recapped Forest school rules the calling sound and how we use the sitting circle. We discussed the signs of Autumn and the different things we could see and hear. The children were then encouraged to go and collect leaves to build leaf towers. We decided that the best leaves to collect would be large, flat ones. What fun we had!

For our theme we have loved listening to the story ‘Owl Babies’ we have learnt lots of fascinating facts about Owls and also thought about other Nocturnal animals. The children have enjoyed creating their own owl paintings, pinecone owls and we even made a dark den that we all sat inside together.

On Friday, for a class reward, the children enjoyed a movie afternoon with hot chocolate and popcorn. Well done to each and every one of you for being such super stars this week!

We hope you all have a lovely half term break and see you all soon.

 

Miss Dalley and the Reception team.

Reminders:

Monday 30th October - Return to school

Reception - Autumn 1 - Week 6

Date: 12th Oct 2023 @ 8:01am

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This week in RE we looked at different countries on the globe and learnt about how the Harvest festival is celebrated across the world. We discussed similarities and differences in other events that we celebrate for example we have turkey at Christmas in America they have it at ‘Thanksgiving’. The children learnt that in Thailand they use fruit from the harvest to make pictures with and enjoyed making their own pictures using different fruits.

On Monday we celebrated ‘Hello Yellow’ day for mental health awareness. We read a story called ‘Simon sock’ and talked about how we are all unique in our own special way. We then created a ‘TSP family paper chain’ to show that we are one big family that look out for one another.

On Wednesday we had our first Forest school session. The children sensibly walked over to the fire circle and we all sat together and talked about the rules. The children the all had a go at leaving the fire circle safely and swapping places with their friend. We then played a game of ‘1,2,3, where are you?’. What fun we have had!

In maths this week we have been looking at repeating patterns. The children have enjoyed making repeating patterns out of autumn treasures that we found at forest school. We then made our own patterns out of different objects that we could find in the classroom. Well done everyone.

We all arrived to school on Friday in our Pyjamas to raise money for Alder Hey. Throughout the day the children enjoyed listening to stories with their friends and playing games.

We hope you all have a lovely weekend and see you all next week.

 

Miss Dalley and the Reception team

 

Reminder

Tuesday 17th and Wed 18th October – Parent Teacher meetings

Wednesday 18th October: WOW service 2pm @ St Peter’s Church

Friday 20th October – Finish for Half Term

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