Welcome to our Reception Class Page!
Our Teacher is Mrs Dennison
and our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Heyhoe and Mrs Connolly.
Mrs Tolan and Mrs Lister also help us at different times through the week too! Aren't we lucky!
Thornton Hall Farm Trip Friday 30th June
We are hoping for good weather but not too hot! Your child will need the following:
a backpack to carry their lunch in
Please don't send lunchboxes as this adds to the weight
School cardigan/sweatshirt to be worn over school polo/ PE shirt - for easy identification
Please ensure your child has had suncream applied before arriving at school as we cannot apply it.
If your child is prone to travel sickness please alert staff and administer tablets before coming to school, (24 hour tablets are available at chemists)
Kershaws Garden Centre
We had a wonderful trip to the Enchanted Cafe at Kershaws. We paid for our own drink and toast and then found all sorts of exciting things outside! Including reindeers, giant crockery and a dinosaur called Oggie. Can you spot your little star?
This half term our theme is...
Pirates and Seasides
We will be checking to see what they already know about this topic.
Any resources from home as always are welcomed including pictures/photos/books relating to it.
We looked at plants and flowers and thought about their needs in order to grow successfully.
We went on a walk around school looking for signs of Spring - ask your child what they saw.
We have been watching chicks hatch at Bolton Brow School (via the internet),this week and the children have been really excited about it. They were amazed that
chicks were standing when only a few hours old! Children with baby brothers and sisters confirmed that they were unable to do the same for a long time after birth.
Having fun in our outdoor areas!
We all enjoyed learning how to glide and balance - remember these bikes have no pedals! We wrote about it individually in our literacy work this week too.
This half term we will be looking at
and how it began.
We re-told the story of Holy week and thought about all the events that led up to Easter Sunday when we did our own Stations of the Cross.
.Please spend 5 minutes every day listening to your child read, discussing the story and learning their words from their word boxes when they are sent home! Can they predict what might happen next? How would they feel if they were that particular character? How can you tell that they feel that way?
Please revise the digraphs -double letters making one sound- eg ai, ou, oi, ch, sh, th etc. If your child can say them - then see if they can write that sound down as this will help them when writing their news or stories. We are also going over them in class but a bit of extra praise from Mums and Dads can go a long way too.
We had great fun on Tuesday when Mrs Woods came in to talk to us about the artist Matisse. We looked at the way he used shapes to cover parts of other shapes and then we had a go mixing primary colours to make our own shades. Look at our picture gallery below- can you spot your little artist?
Our Construction Site!
We all enjoy creating outside! Our construction area can be anything we want it to be!
Hard hats at the ready!
We enjoyed dressing up and raising money for helping another little boy. Isabel's Mum came to see us that day with one of her colleagues Jane. They both work for the Police and they brought in some uniforms and equipment for us to use. Then we got to go in their police van and try it out for size! After handcuffing Mrs Dennison, P.C.Hall said she'd lost the keys! As you can see a great time was had by all! We learned about Keeping Safe and lots of other information about the life of a police officer.
Please encourage your child to use their phonics when writing at home. We have a cafe in class - get them to write the menu for meals at home or a shopping list so they see a purpose for their writing.
We had fun re-enacting the Wedding at Cana and then ordering pictures of the story and making zig zag books to write about it. Can your child tell you about the trick Mrs Dennison played with the jugs of water?