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Welcome to Reception

Our teacher is Mrs Noonan

Our Early Years Educators are Miss Wheeler and Mrs Pond - Jones 

Our Learning Support Assistants are Ms Friel and Miss Child

Reception Curriculum Map

Reception Timetable

“You are stronger than you believe. You have greater powers than you know.”

Wonder Woman

19/11/20

This week at St Peter’s we have been learning about Anti-bullying week. In Reception, we have been focusing on being a good friend and talking about what we can do to be a good friend. The children have been brilliant all week, taking extra care to help others and share with them. Learning how to negotiate and work things out ‘using their words’ and trying to solve problems without always needing a teachers help.

On Monday, we all looked excellent in our odd socks supporting ‘Odd Socks day’ organised for Anti-bullying week. The children designed their own pair of odd socks and talked about how we are all different and that the fact that we are is something to celebrate.

Is it a bird?…Is it a plane?...

No its Reception being superheroes!

Our role play area this week has been transformed into a ‘superhero headquarters’. The children thought about what they would like to have as a super power. Flying was very popular as well as being able to run so fast you could run on water! The children then loved playing all day as superheroes completing super hero missions for Miss Wheeler and I and making sure they were helping everyone.

 

We have loved joining in with the actions of this Superhero song...why not have a listen and a go at home! 

 

Diwali

On Tuesday we learnt all about the festival of Diwali. The children learnt about how the festival is celebrated. As Diwali is the festival of lights, the children then went to the Art Room and had a go making their own diyas. They moulded, squashed and pinched the clay into the shape for the diya. We then left them to dry for a few days before painting and decorating them on Friday. Once they are dry we will be bringing our amazing creations home. The children also learnt about Rangoli patterns. We had a go making Rangoli patterns on paper, using chalk on the floor in the playground and using the interactive whiteboard to make our own designs.

Next week

Next week we will continue to look at some more of the excellent stories by Julia Donaldson. The texts we will be focusing on next week will be ‘The Snail and the Whale’ and ‘The Smartest Giant in Town’. We are going to start using all the phonics knowledge we have been learning to write sentences about the characters.

We will be learning all about addition in maths. We have great knowledge of our numbers and there representations so we will be using these skills to learn how to find the total of two amounts using addition. If you would like to practise at home over the weekend why not try finding two dice, roll them both and add the numbers together. I wonder what the largest number you could make is? I wonder what the smallest amount you can have when adding two dice together?

Our role play area will continue to be a ‘Superhero headquarters’ and the superheroes in the class will be challenged by some new adventures and tasks to help out the whole class.

Reminders

Library Books – thank you so much for everyone remembering to return the library books each week! The children are loving their time going to the library to choose a new books. We will be giving the children new bookmarks this week which will have the colour of their house group on – this is just to help us in school organise the books a bit more efficiently. So please do not worry if you see a new bookmark coming home, everyone is getting a new one.

Names in uniform – can you all please just double check that names are in all pieces of uniform and are clear to read. Also if you child is starting to bring in hats, gloves, scarfs in this cold weather then having a name tag on these is also really helpful for the end of the day when we are getting the children to gather all of their items to go home.

Have  a lovely weekend

Mrs Noonan

“A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest!”

C.S. Lewis

13/11/20

This week has been another great one in reception. We continued our learning this week using the stories of Julia Donaldson. We are getting very good at making up actions, using voices and joining in with our favourite stories. As the quote from C.S. Lewis above Mrs Noonan loves reading Julia Donaldson stories and never gets carried away with the actions and voices…honestly! As well as our usual PE lessons, Music lessons, Phonics, maths and dough discos this week also had our first DT day!

On Wednesday, we took part in our first DT day. DT days happen once per term and are based upon a theme. Every child in the school takes part and spends the day producing a product that fits the purpose of the day. No ‘normal’ lessons take place just lots of designing, making and evaluating. The theme for this DT Day was Techcard. We were making a pull along truck using wheels, axels and a baseboard.  

The children loved using the junior hacksaw to cut their doweling in half, decorating their bas cards in patterns and pictures. They then had some tricky gluing to do to assemble the pull along truck before adding the wheels.

After we had made the pull along trucks we explored how much they could carry and how many objects they could hold. We did some excellent counting and estimating to see how many of our cubes and small teddy counters we could fit into the trucks. I wonder what objects you can find at home to fill the truck with?

Remembrance Day

The children all made the most beautiful poppies to wear on 11th November. They joined in beautifully with the 2-minute silence with the school and watched this beautiful video to help them understand why we were wearing poppies. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04p4zsl/poppies

Parents evening

I wanted to say a huge thank you to all the parents for attending the virtual parents evening it was a new experience for all of us but one that went as smoothly as possible and it was such a good opportunity fir us all to catch up and discuss the amazing progress the children are making.

Next week

Next week is anti-bullying week at school which is starting off by us all wearing odd socks on Monday. In reception we will be focusing on how we can be good friends and celebrating our differences. We will be using the story of ‘The Highway Rat’ by Julia Donaldson to think about how our actions affect others. . Next week we will continue to work on our phonics and shape work in maths. Our role play area will be changing to a ‘Superhero headquarters!’ next week. The children will be inspired by the story of ‘Super worm’ by Julia Donaldson to think about what helpful superheroes then can be! On Tuesday we will be learning about the celebration of Diwali! We will be going to the art room to create some amazingly exciting activities…but I’ll save what they are for a surprise!

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Noonan

“Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress and working together is a success”

Henry Ford

06/11/20

Firstly, I hope everyone had a lovely half term break. I have been hearing from the children all week about some of the exciting things you all did.  I had a very relaxing week at home, and now hopefully we are all ready for the next half term and the exciting lead up to Christmas! (I know - already!?!)

This week we have been getting back into our routines in school. We reminded ourselves of our school rules and have been working as a team.

We started our new topic on Julia Donaldson books. We have been reading a variety of her books and focusing on Room on the Broom this week. We have been joining with the story when listening to the book, finding the rhyming words and enjoying discussing the orders and characters.  The highlight of our week was our first ‘Buddy Reading Session!’ we virtually meet our buddies and watched as they read and performed Julia Donaldson stories for us – thank you Year 6 for rehearsing and making such excellent and entertaining performances for us.

On Thursday, we enjoyed attending our first Poetry Recital assembly. We loved listening to each class perform a poem and we were particularly proud of our buddies! The next Poetry Recital will be in Spring and it will be our turn to perform.

Welcome to school!

Our role play area has been transferred into a school! The children have been taking it in turns to be the teacher and have been running maths, phonics and music lessons, taking the register, leading the children in saying the end of the day prayer and reminding them how to sit nicely on the carpet. It has been so entertaining (and funny) to watch their role play and see how much they have enjoyed ‘playing teacher’!

RE Lessons

To finish off our unit of work the children were looking at the God’s Creations. We firstly answered the question “Where is the most beautiful place you have ever been” We had some amazing answers including some very exotic places around the world, anywhere with lots of flowers and somewhere with lots of snow. Then we discussed how we are surrounded by God’s creations and when we look out the window or look outside, we can spot the wonderful things that make our world beautiful! The children then went on a hunt outside, armed with clipboards, to make a note of all the creations they could spot.

Parents Evening

Our virtual parent’s evenings will be taking place on Monday and Tuesday. Can I please remind you that these are 10-minute appointments. More than ever with us having to run these meetings virtually we need to ensure that we are running on time and keeping to the 10 minute timeframe. If there is something that you would like to discuss in more details with me then please let me know.

Your will be sent a link to join the meetings. Once you have requested to join it may take a minute for two for me to allow you into the meeting so please be patient. I am looking forward to chatting to you all and haring the great progress the children have made.

Reading Folders

I hope the letter shared earlier this week was informative and answered any questions you have about the reading folders and how to use the reading records. It has been excellent to see the effort being made at home to support the children in their reading and I want to say a huge thank you for that. The children are all making excellent progress with learning their everyday words – keep up the good work!

A message from Miss Cook:

House Athletics Competition

We would like to congratulate all of the children for their wonderful sporting skills in athletics. Mr Cotton was so pleased with the determination and sportsmanship he saw. We would like to give an almighty congratulations to the children in Keys who received the most points in the competition, well done.

We look forward to running the next house sporting competitions at the end of this term. Thank you, Miss Cook

This week has been so lovely to be back at school and it has been such a joy to see the children again. With everything else that is going on in the world this week having St. Peter’s as a haven of learning, creativity and community makes us all feel very fortunate. As an Early Years team we want to say a huge thank you to parents for wearing masks on drop off/collection and using the social distancing lines to keep us all safe.

Have a lovely weekend, and keep safe

Mrs Noonan

"For me, it’s just about being myself, leading from the heart and playing with my heart on my sleeve – which is what I try and do every game."

Serena Guthrie MBE– England Roses’ Captain

23/10/20

Black History Month

This week the entire school has been celebrating Black History Month. In Reception we have been learning about the stories of Anansi the Spider from Ghana. The children have learnt about how Anansi got his skinny waist and legs from being too greedy and enjoyed the story when Anansi showed the bigger animals that even the smallest of creatures can be strong and clever! Our favourite story was about Anansi’s six sons. The children also used the beautiful art from the storybook/ to inspire some beautiful pieces of work. Have a look at some of our beautiful creations…

One of the highlighted of this week has been sharing some amazing books and stories with the children. One of my favourite this week is the excellent ‘Coming to England’ by Baroness Floella Benjamin which tell her story of her journey from Trinidad to London in 1960.

To listen to a version of the story click here: Coming to England

Below is a link to a virtual library with some more amazing stories and books celebrating diversity:

Virtual Library

Along came a different…

To help Reception engage in the important messages of Black history Month and ‘Show racism the red card’ we have been reading a story called ‘Along came a different’ by Tom McLaughlin. In this story there are lots of shape characters the yellow squares, the blue triangles and the red circles. At the beginning of the story we were shocked that the blue triangles wouldn’t share with the yellow squares because they only like blue things and the red circles made a space that was for ‘reds only’. But…along came a “different different!” This was a shape made up of lots of other shapes and was the most colourful shape there has ever been. Most importantly this “different different” shape likes blue, red, yellow and all of the colours and will share and be kind to everyone. The story finishes with the very important message…”being different is the best thing ever!” In our Art lessons this week we painted some of the colour shapes and then we learnt how to make other colours by mixing red, yellow and blue together. We then created our own ‘different different’ shape by working together in teams.

If you would like to listen to this story at home together then you can watch this recent Cbeebies bedtime story: Along came a Different

We also had a lot of fun this week exploring our senses. A huge thank you to Chef Andrew for giving us a set of fresh herbs and spices to explore and discuss. The children loved smelling the herbs and talking about what they reminded them of, which were their favourites and if they liked the smells or not.

Our Year 6 Buddies

On Friday we had a virtual meeting with our Year 6 Buddies where we all introduced ourselves and shared our plans for our weekly Buddy Reading sessions next half term. The Reception children all loved waving and saying hello to their buddies and can’t wait to hear the stories that Year 6 prepare for them next half term.

House Competitions

What a wonderful week for sport. Thank you to all year groups for taking part in the house athletics competitions this week, it has been lovely to get the children involved in competitive sport, and they really enjoy it. It has been a very close call all week but Mr Cotton will tally up the results and announce the winning house after half term. Best wishes, Miss Cook 

Reading Folders

On Friday the children will be bringing home their reading folders for the first time. In this folder there is your child’s reading record (yellow small book – please read the information inside the front cover) and a copy of letters about Everyday Words and Mathletics and Readiwriter.

Please can the children’s reading folders be brought into school every day from after the half term. We will be beginning the children on the reading scheme after the holidays and will need access to their folders every day. Once your child has a reading books these will be changed on Monday and Thursdays.

In the meantime the children have their first set of everyday words to begin to learn – happy reading!

Happy Half Term

Finally, I wanted to say thank you to all the children and parents for such a brilliant first half term! I can’t quite believe it is the half term holidays already and we are already 1/6 of the way through Reception! The children have been exceptional! For many of them this is the first time they have been in an education setting full time, and it has been a long time for many of them since they have been due to lock down. They have adapted to the new rules and routines beautifully, they are becoming more independent and resilient, they have learnt to make new friends, share with others and be kind and caring to all, they have got to know all of the Early Years team and become confident when talking and sharing their ideas with adults and peers, they have taken part in phonics, maths, PE, art and RE lessons to name but a few of the areas they have developed their learning in…not bad for your first 6 weeks at school!

Have a lovely, restful week and I will see you all again on November 2nd

Mrs Noonan

“I am perfectly designed…”

Karamo Brown

16/10/20

Another busy week in Reception has flown by! And a busy one it has been too!
On Friday this week we all looked excellent adding something red to our uniforms to support ‘Show Racism the Red card’. In Reception, we have been thinking about what makes us all unique and how we can celebrate our differences and our similarities.  We have read some lovely stories such as ‘All are welcome’ by Alexandra Penfold and Suzanne Kaufman, ‘my world, your world’ by Melanie Walsh and ‘I am perfectly designed’ by Karamo Brown which have helped us to understand that even if someone looks, speaks or sounds different than we do we all have so much in common and are all unique and perfect.

Earlier this week our maths work was focused on capacity. We had a lot of fun in the water trays filling pouring and measuring to show full, half full, empty, nearly empty and nearly full!

Thank you for the donations of leaves and autumn items. The children have loved exploring them and then created their own beautiful autumn leaves which are now decorating our new autumn reading area – because who doesn’t love cosying up on an autumn day with a good book!

Inspiration sparks everywhere…

While sharing our WOW notes this week we heard all about an experiment that Louanne had done at home using pens and kitchen roll that created magical pictures!

One of our favourite things to do in Reception sis be inspired by the children so…Friday afternoon we dropped everything and decided it was time to get experimenting! We watched an instruction video to see how to make the magical pictures and then watched our experiments and we were amazed!

CONGRATULATIONS!

Receptions are winners!

Miss Cook announced in Fridays assembly that Reception were the class to have the most children walking, cycling or scooting to school each day of ‘Walk to School Week’. We are all very pleased with certificate. Well done everyone and keep it up!

A few reminders:

Water Bottles

Please make sure your child has their own water bottle with them each day in school.

Names on Clothes

It is always after a few weeks and many washes that names in jumpers become trickier to read or are washed off. Please check that names in all jumpers (including PE) are clearly named. Thank you.

WOW Notes

Thank you so much for the WOW notes we have received so far this year. I sent home a few extra copies this week but if you ever need any more copies let us know. It is such a joy to share the children success and see how proud they are to share with their friends their achievements. Keep them coming

Black History week

Next week we are celebrating Black History Month in school. We will listening to stories from different cultures and in Reception; we will be focusing on the story of Anansi and learning about some inspirational people.  

If you have any books, resources or ideas to help support or learning during our week then please get in contact – I would love to hear your suggestions.

As I’m sure you have noticed the children are all getting quite tired at the end of a very long and exciting first half term at school, some big sleeps and lots of rest this weekend is what we all need (Mrs Noonan included!). 

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Noonan

 

“Doctor Doctor I feel like a bell….’

“Well take 2 of these and if they don’t work give me a ring!”

09/10/20

A broken arm, sore tummy, banged head, broken fingers, blocked ears and 4 sprained ankles and that’s only the aliments that Mrs Noonan has had this week! Luckily, the doctors in our role play area have been on hand with their bandages and medicines to make everything better again and make sure everyone is fit and healthy for the weekend.

The Early Years Team and I have been so impressed this week watching all of the children engage so brilliantly in their learning. They are sharing with each other, trying their best to remember their manners and very importantly helping to tidy up after we have had so much fun learning!  Maths this week has been looking at ordering numbers to 10. The children have been hugely impressive in their phonics lessons where we have been focusing on the letters s, a, t, i, m, o and p. The children have been writing words such as pat, tap, sat, mat, in and is. They are beginning to form their letters correctly and are using great segmenting and blending skills. Don’t forget to look at the Sounds Write website for more information about the phonics scheme we are using and if you get a chance to download the app then the children can show off their skills to you at home.

In our RE lesson this week we learnt about the Creation story. The children loved thinking about all of the amazing things God’s created for us. After listening to the story the children then created  their own worlds using the resources in our classroom.

The children have adapted so well to eating their lunches in the art room and are thoroughly enjoying the new menu! We also used the art room this week to create some beautiful Autumn art work – colourful leaves and beautiful trees. The leaves have helped to decorate our autumn reading corner and the Trees will be displayed in the art room for all to admire!

If you are out on an Autumn walk this weekend and find any beautiful leaves, conkers or autumn items then please collect them and bring them into school for us to use in lots of creative ways.

“I like big trucks and I cannot lie…”

A huge thank you for all the kind donations of trucks, diggers, cranes that we have been given this week. They have been a huge hit with the children and they have had so much fun with them!

Upcoming events and dates for your diary:

Show Racism the Red card

On Friday 16th October we are asking all of the children to add something red to their uniform to mark the national event ‘Show Racism the Red Card’. In Reception we will be focusing on how God made us all unique and celebrating what makes us special in our RE lessons.

Black History Week

The week beginning 15th October as a school we will be celebrating Black History Month. If you have any ideas or suggestions to help us celebrate or would like to find a virtual way to be involved then please let me know.

Sporting News – A message from Miss Cook

During the final week of school, before half term (week commencing 19th October 2020), within our PE lessons, we will be running sporting House Competitions. The competitions will be house athletics competitions which will take place within each year group. 

Each class will be divided into their house groups where they will compete against their opposing house groups to win the House Competition Trophy. Each year group will have a winning house but the trophy will be given to the house with the most wins across the school; the trophy will be presented in one of our virtual assemblies and each member of the winning house will receive a certificate.

I wonder who will be the winning house this half term. Happy competition and good luck!

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Noonan

“Hello, hello, hello…”

2/10/20

“999. What is your emergency?”

This week the children have been discussing all of the different people who help us and the things they do. Luckily our very brave firefighters were on hand and answered the call on Thursday when there were a lot of fires to put out – they worked together as a team to use our water pump to make sure that every bit of the fire had gone. The police have been on patrol around our classroom looking for anyone who needs any help, finding missing items and keeping any trouble makers at bay!

Our learning

Our learning in phonics this week we have been using the letters s, a, m, i and t to write and read words. In Maths we have met 8 members of Ten Town. They have been helping us to count, find more or less of an amount and practise writing our numbers. We have also been making some patterns using shapes and colours. Why not see what patterns you can find at home?

Library

On Thursday we had another lovely trip to the library, we were all very excited to have a browse and choose a library books to borrow. The children have all been given a bookmark with their name on – please look after this, as it helps us know whose book is whose. If you would like to take out a new book from the library please return, the book on Thursday (with the bookmark inside) and then the children will be able to return their current book before choosing a new one. We will not be able to give children a book until they have returned their current one.

Next Week

(One thing parents who have had a child in Reception class with me before will know that I love a good competition – particularly if I can get Reception to be the best class in school! Our first whole school competition is starting next week so fingers crossed we show St Peter’s how it is done and Reception will be the winners!)

Walk to School Week – A Message from Miss Cook

Get your happy feet on, it’s time to celebrate.
Living Streets, have created the greatest national Walk to School celebration, where pupils and grown-ups around the UK unite for one week of walking to school.

The five-day walking challenge aimed at primary schools is a fun and engaging week-long activity, raising awareness and celebrating walking for all. Not only will it set them up for a positive day in the classroom, it will also help create healthy habits for life.

Walk to School Week is now scheduled to take place on w/c 5 October 2020, during International Walk to School Month.

The class with the most amount of children and staff walking to school will receive a lovely, sparkly certificate.

Harvest festival

On Monday, we will be joining the Harvest Service virtually led by Charles. Any donations of tinned or dried foods, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shower gels etc., to be brought in on Monday 5th October, will be greatly appreciated, and will all go towards supporting the efforts of the Upper Room and Fulham Food Bank.

Have a lovely weekend

Mrs Noonan 

 

“Yo Ho Yo Ho! A pirate’s life for me…”

25/09/20

We have had a lovely week in Reception. It’s been a pirates life for us all week. Each day we have been enjoying pirate stories, we have been making treasure maps, creating pirate artwork and learning some pirate actions and dances. On Thursday, we all dressed up as pirates and had a fantastic day full of pirate adventures! Have a look at the gallery to see our fantastic adventure this week…

This week we have also had our first PE lessons and Music lessons. The children were fantastic and all of their teachers said how well they behaved and joined in with all of the lessons. Thank you to all of the parents for remembering to put the children in their PE kits on Mondays and Fridays.

RE lessons

Our first RE lesson this week was starting on our first topic which is answering the question ‘Who made this wonderful world?’ In our first lesson we were thinking about what is precious to us. We first thought about what precious means and then created some lovely work filling our hearts with pictures of precious things.

Phonics and Reading Meeting

On Monday you will receive a ParentMail with all the information about the Phonics and Reading meeting. This will include PDF’s of documents with information, a link to the YouTube video presentation and an invitation to the ‘Google Meet’ link for the Q&A session on Tuesday 29th at 6pm.

Buddy System

We feel it is important to both our Reception and Year 6 children that we try and continue our brilliant Buddy system in any way we can. At the moment, due to the children having to stay within their ‘bubbles’, we cannot physically meet but Mrs Noonan and Mr Thomas (Year 6 Teacher) have paired up the children with their Buddies and the children have made each other a card. The cards include photos of the children so they can start to get to know their buddies. We are thinking of what other creative ways we can connect the children to their buddies so watch this space…

Ambassadors

This week we announced the children who have been chosen to represent Reception in the various ambassador roles in the school.

School Council – Francesco and Poppy

RE Ambassadors – Jemima and Imogen

Art Ambassadors – Louis and Clara

Eco Council – Orlando and Reyan

Kindness Ambassadors – Isaiah and Allegra

Throughout the year the children will be attending meetings (virtually) or given special tasks to do to help them complete their very important jobs!

Next week

Our phonics will be starting next week with us looking at the letter from Sounds Write Unit 1 – s a t i and we will be continuing to visit ‘Ten Town’ each day to get to know the stories and characters for each number. Our theme for the week is going to be ‘People who help us’. Our role play areas will be transforming into builders yards and police and firefighters stations.

Have a lovely weekend

Mrs Noonan

“I knew you’d have a good day! School isn’t so bad after all, is it?”

The Colour Monster by Anna LLenas

18/09/20

The Reception class have had an absolutely brilliant first week in school. It was amazing to see them all happily come into school each morning and enjoying their first full week. If they are feeling half as tired as Mrs Noonan and the other teachers then they will be having some big sleeps this weekend. Over the week we have been reading the story of ‘The Colour Monster’ by Anna Llenas. This is a beautiful book about emotions and feelings. We also read ‘The Colour Monster goes to School’ and lots of us could relate to how the Colour Monster was feeling on his first day at school but by the end he agreed that “school isn’t so bad after all!” As part of our work on the colour monster the children created their own colour monsters and used different colours to show how they were feeling. These are now in our classroom on our ‘The Colour Monster’ display.

Our first lesson this week on Monday was RE and this was all about St Peter. We learnt that he was a special friend of Jesus and that he was a fisherman. We listened to a story about how Jesus helped St Peter fill his net with fish. In our classroom we had our own net to fill with beautifully decorated fish.

We have had a few visitors this week to help us get to know all of the teachers who are going to be looking after us. Mr Alex will be teaching us on Monday’s in our Music lessons (our first lesson is next week) but this week he came and introduced himself and learnt about the instruments that the children already know how to play. Mr Cotton has been popping into Reception to come and play all week! On Friday we went to the Scott Hall playground to explore where we will be having our PE lessons which start on Monday.

And inbetween all of those exciting things we have been getting to know our friends, finding lots of fun activities to do, enjoying our playtime in the big playground each day and eating our tasty, yummy lunches.

Phew!

Have a look at the gallery below to see some of the fun we’ve had this week.

Notices:

Next week will be another busy one…

Twitter – If you don’t already then please follow us on Twitter @St_Peters_CE

Pirates – our theme for next weeks learning is Pirates and on Thursday we will have our Talk Like a Pirate day where we will all dress up as pirates!

PE lessons start on Monday and Friday so please wear PE kit on these days

Library books – the children all took home a library book this week, pelase return this on Thursday so the children can change their book for a new one.

Meeting – Parent’s don’t forget our Q&A on Phonics and Reading Meeting will be on Tuesday 29th September at 6pm. A video of the presentation will be shared before meeting as will the Google Meet link to join the meeting.

I hope all the children have a lovely, restful weekend and I can’t wait to see them again next week!

Mrs Noonan

“Somewhere inside all of us is the potential to change the world”

Roald Dahl

11/09/20

What a great week! I am delighted to say that all of the children have settled in to Reception. It’s been a lovely week of getting to know the children. They are all making friends, both new and old, enjoying exploring all of the activities in our classroom and outside areas.  We have been learning about our classroom, we have been getting to know each other and learning lots of new things. We have been practising our cutting and sticking and making lots of creative things to take home and we have been sharing lots of stories that are all about starting school and how we look after our toys and each other.

Monday is going to be a very exciting day when we get to have all of the children together for their first full day!

Meet our new Reception children

 

Roald Dahl Day

On Friday we enjoyed joining in with the whole schools celebrations of Roald Dalh Day. In Reception we read the story of Roald Dahl’s ‘The Enormous Crocodile’ with his “nasty plans and clever tricks!” The children listened beautifully to the story, and were very happy when the crocodile didn’t manage to eat and children and cheered when he got ‘sizzled like a sausage’ at the end. The children enjoyed exploring in the water tray with our crocodile toys and making their own crocodiles in the creative area.

A few notices:

Don’t forget that clubs start next week. if you child is attending Mr Cotton’s clubs on Monday and Thursday please bring in their PE kits and we will change them ready for the club at the end of the day.

All children will need a snack if they are attending a club, please leave this in their bags or book bags.

Virtual Welcome Evening

On Wednesday night from 5.20 – 5.40 we will be having a ‘Welcome Evening’ meeting. Prior to this meeting I will be sending some information to you all such as a class timetable and then during the meeting I will discuss some more of the arrangements for Reception and will be happy to answer any questions you may have. The link to the meeting will be emailed to you prior to the meeting.

Have a lovely weekend, you might have some very tired children who will need a big rest this weekend!

Mrs Noonan