Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Pentecost and Ascension day and Water continued

Dear Parents,

We have been working very hard in Reception over the past few weeks. 
The children have enjoyed exploring the story Noah's Ark and talking about how God choose Noah to save all the animals from the flood. The children enjoyed thinking and writing about different vehicles that Noah could use to transport the animals. Week Beginning the 30th of April, we started our week thinking about Pirates. We really enjoyed focusing on the story Tom and the Night Pirates in our Literacy work and have been working hard on writing our own recounts about what happened in the story. The children came up with some very creative ideas. We are encouraging the children to write successful sentences in all of their work. They need to make sure that they are using Capital letters , Finger Spaces and Full Stops in their work. We are encouraging the children to use their phonics to help them spell words and to use their High Frequency Words in their writing.

The children also enjoyed creating Pirate Treasure Maps and digging for Treasure coins in the sand.

In Maths the children have been working hard to continue to develop their counting on skills and have become more confident with this and remembering to put the biggest number in their head and then counting on with the smallest. 

On Thursday the 10th May , the children took part in an RE lesson about Ascension Day. The children discussed how Jesus ascended to Heaven to be with his Father. We enjoyed writing sentences describing what we could remember happened and then enjoyed attending Mass in the afternoon.

On Friday the 11th May in class we learnt all about different Animal Habitats. We played a game where Miss Parmley read different clues about an animal and we had to put the counter on the habitat that we think they in. We all correctly matched the right animal to their Habitat. We then went on to make Habitat Collages in 5 groups. We made hot , wet , cold , high and low Habitat pictures. We really enjoyed talking about the different animals and where they lived.

Finally , As many of you are aware the weather is starting to become alot warmer outside. We would like to remind you to send your child into school with a named water bottle and sun hat.

Many Thanks
Miss Parmley

Friday, 27 April 2018

Water Water everywhere !!

Handwashing and Water

Over the past few weeks  in class we have been learning all about water and what we use it for.
We made some jelly with Mrs Stocks and really enjoyed tasting it, it was delicious. In Literacy we then wrote our own instructions about how to make Jelly.

We talked about how important it is to wash our hands and what could happen if we didn't. On Tuesday, Mrs Stocks bought into class her special hand washing machine. We washed our hands and then put on some special hand cream and put our hand inside the machine. If we saw any purple marks on our hands, this showed us that our hands were not very clean and we went and washed them again.

We then placed some flowers in water and added different food colouring. We have been checking each day to see if the flowers absorb the water and change colour.

In Maths this week we have been learning all about Capacity and learning how to recognise and describe how much  containers hold and using  different capacity terms. We have enjoyed filling and emptying different sized containers during our Learning Through Play.

In PE we went up onto the school field and enjoyed playing with the parachute. We had to hold on very tight as it was very windy.

Next week in class we are going to be learning about things that travel on and in water. If you child has anything at home linked to this theme they are welcome to bring it into school. We are also going to be learning about Pirates.

May I take this opportunity to say thank you for welcoming me back to school and for flowers that I received whilst I was unwell.

Many Thanks and have a wonderful weekend !

Miss Parmley

Thursday, 29 March 2018

CAFOD and Easter

Catholic Children's Society Fundraising Day

On Friday 23rd March we brought our Catholic Children Society boxes back to school, we helped place the coins out on the floor in the Library. In the afternoon we joined the rest of the school to enjoy the many stalls/games that Key Stage 2 children had organised for us. We had a wonderful time eating lots and taking part in many activities.

We visited the hall and took part in various prayer stations
as part of "Be Spirited week".


To help us prepare for Easter we have learned about The Last Supper, how Jesus died on the Cross for us on Good Friday and how he rose again on Easter Sunday. 

We have been very busy creating Easter gardens, Easter cards, chocolate nests and we finally we had an Easter egg hunt.

Happy Easter.
The Reception Class  Team