Welcome to Reception Class!
We are the beautiful, bright, bold butterflies!
Ready for our school trip tomorrow:
We enjoyed reading the story 'Mama Panya's Pancakes'. We made savoury wraps and added mayonnaise sauce or spicy Mama Panya's sauce.
We made African Collar Necklaces, we had to decorate a paper plate in an African design and thread pasta and beads.
Thank you for making such fantastic African masks as a home school craft using recyclable materials.
Welcome Back to the new Summer Term!
This Term our Cornerstones topic is :
Why do zebras have stripes?
We will be learning about African culture and African animals.
Week ending March 17th
This week we had a visit from Zoolab. We had a fantastic time learning about all the different animals. They were 'mini beasts' and we learnt that they do not have a backbone unlike us!
We saw a Giant African Land Snail that looked just like our class snail 'Shelby'. We also saw a hissing cockroach, a tarantula and finally an animal with a backbone - a rat.
We went pond dipping in our environmental area. We found tadpoles and lots of other pond life. We found lots of pond snails! We are watching the tadpoles grow into frogs in our finding out corner. We are patiently waiting for them to grow legs!
SPRING TERM 2017
Welcome back to the new school term!
This term our Cornerstones Topic is 'Are We There Yet? '
We will be learning about:
We are starting our new topic by looking at the theme of Winter. We will be finding out about the weather, ways we travel in the winter and clothes we wear.
Just a reminder, we are having Christmas dinner tomorrow, Wednesday 7th December.
Our pantomime is on Friday 9th December. £6 per child.
Autumn Term 2016
Cornerstones Topic: What happens when I fall asleep?
This term we will be learning about bedtime routines, the Moon and stars, nocturnal animals, people who work at night and the importance of sleep and rest.
We had a 'Pyjama Day' to start our topic and celebrated Roald Dahl day. We wore our pyjamas to school and brought our favourite bedtime stories to share with our friends.
We made bedtime snacks of scrumptious hot chocolate with marshmallows and delicious jam on toast.
We have been bathing babies as part of our learning about bedtime routines.
We had lots of fun blowing bubbles and catching our dreams. We made beautiful dream catchers.
10th June 2016
We didn't have to wait long before our first guest arrived! Can you see the bumble bee?
10th June 2016
We have planted a Butterfly and Bee B & B in the Enchanted Garden. We have vacancies for all butterflies and bees as well as any other minibeasts who would like to come and visit!
10th June 2016
We have enjoyed our first story time in the Enchanted Garden. We enjoyed the story What the Ladybird Heard and have thought of lots of I Can Explore activities that we would like to do next week.
10th June 2016
We had a lovely surprise when we got back to school last Monday! Our tiny caterpillars who ate and ate and ate and grew and grew and grew had come out of their chrysalides and are now beautiful butterflies! We let them go in our Enchanted Garden.
20th May 2016
Last week we received another special package!This time it was from Madame Butterfly who needed some help to look after her 5 tiny caterpillars. We have been watching them grow.
28th April 2016
We have been getting to know our African Land Snail.
28th April 2016
This week we have been reading Snail Trail by Ruth Brown.
27th April 2016
Today we have made cheesy snails.
22nd April 2016
We have had a very exciting week! Yesterday we had a very special delivery with a letter from Shellby the African snail we met before Easter.
19th April 2016
Today we have read Big Bad Bug. This story is available as a free ebook on the Oxford Owls website. Visit our Literacy page where you will find a link to take you to the site along with Class login details. The story is excellent for developing the skill of sounding and blending CVC words.
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15th April 2016
Welcome back to the Summer Term. This term our topic is
Why do ladybirds have spots?
We will be finding out about lots of different minbeasts over the coming weeks.
We have been on a minibeast hunt in the environmental area.
Next week we will be finding out about snails.
18th March 2016
We had a special visit from Zoolab today and had the chance to meet and handle some amazing creatures.
3rd March 2016
Today we celebrated World Book Day by coming to school in our pyjamas and bringing our favourite bedtime storybook to school.
1st March 2016
Happy St. David's Day
We have been busy making flags, daffodils and leeks.
Happy Valentine's Day!
11th February 2016
This week we have been visiting China on our journey to the South Pole. Barnaby Bear invited his Chinese friends Ling Sung and Chang Chang to tell us about their country.
We practised Chinese writing and even learnt a few Chinese words! You can have a go too by following this link!
29th January 2016
Bonjour mes amis! Today we are travelling through France on our journey to return our penguin to the South Pole.
Welcome back to the Spring Term 2016.
This term our theme is
Do you want to be friends?
We will be learning about making new friends, being kind, being helpful, co-operation, similarities and differences and people who help us at school and at home.
Our focus book for this half term is Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers.
On Monday we found a penguin at our classroom door just like the boy in the story!
We will be helping our penguin to return home and visiting other countries along the way. We will keep you posted on our progress!
16th December 2015
Today we enjoyed a fantastic feast at our Christmas Party! Thank you parents for providing such an amazing spread!
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