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Monday 11th June - return to school
Tuesday 19th June - The Big Toddle to Stadt Moers park. Class RJ am. Class RC pm parents/carers are welcome to join us.
Wednesday 27th June - Sports Day 10-11am on the school field
Friday 6th July - School trip to Underwater Street
Monday 16th July - Children meet their new teacher for Year 1 in September
Wednesday 18th July - 100% Attendance Reward
Friday 20th July - Break up for Summer
Reception Class Representitives
Fairtrade - Isla Little and Matthew Handley
School Council - Holly Mardon and Ruby Marzelos
Eco-Warrior - Kian Lennon-Vaughan and Pearl Parsonage
Allotment - Harry Pye and Caleb Reeson
Reading Champion - Isla Maclean and Carter Wilcock
Maths Champion - Harrison Darwin and Reece Hill
When we went to the allotment last week, we were talking about some of the plants that we could see growing and whether we like eating them or not. A lot of children said they like strawberries. Miss Eddleston asked if we'd like to grow some. We have planted our own little fruit and vegetable garden. We have to look after it and care for it, checking to see if anything's growing. It was hard work but we worked together and took turns to complete each task. We were very interested to see the different seeds and compare them. It'll be very interesting to see how the fruits and vegetables grow. Will they be under the ground, on top of the ground or will we have to pick them from a plant? We are really excited to find out!
We planted strawberries, tomatoes, potatoes, lettuce, radish, spring onions, beetroot and peas. Hopefully they'll all grow and we can eat our lovely food for snack!
Today we had a visit from the School Nurses who taught us all about hand hygiene. We talked about why it`s important to wash our hands properly and when we need to wash them, before eating, after using the toilet, after playing in the sand or the play dough. They showed us the correct way to wash our hands so that tiny germs can`t hide anywhere and make us poorly. We put our hands under a special light and they glowed white where the germs were. Then we went to the toilets and washed our hands like the nurse had shown us, front, backs, nails, in between fingers and both thumbs. We were singing "Happy Birthday to you" so that we wash them for long enough.
When they were dry (we found out that it`s very important to dry your hands properly too!) we put our hands back under the special light machine. If there was any white on our hands, it showed us where we had missed when we had washed them. It was lots of fun! We would love to have a magic light box in school!
We enjoy using our role play pizza parlour. We negotiate the roles, chef or customer. Taking turns to use the equipment. We reenact the role, pretending to do the job, reading the menu, taking orders, choosing which toppings and how many we would like, writing down the orders and numbers. Recreating the pizza, matching the shapes and colours, counting how many tomatoes or pieces of ham. Talking about the size of the pizza small, medium or large? Cooking the pizza, what temperature and for how long? Cutting it into slices, what shapes? Sharing the pizza. How much does it cost? Using the till, writing a receipt, giving the change. Booking a table in the diary. We are learning lots of different skills in our pizza parlour!
We have been learning about pattern. We have used different resources to copy a pattern , continue a pattern and to make our own patterns.
This week for Golden Time we have made our own picture toast! It was delicious!
A great big "Thank You" to all the parents and grandparents that could join us today for our Classroom maths lesson and Christmas Craft session in the hall.
We have been learning about Remembrance Day. We decided to ask Mrs Cinnamond if we could make some wreaths at the allotment. In class we decorated some poppies to put on our wreaths. We are going to have a remembrance service on Friday and in the afternoon we will take our poppy wreaths to St Nicholas' church. Hopefully some of our families will be able to come too.
In maths, our challenge was to build a tower. We had to count how many blocks we had used. Who's tower was the tallest? Who's was the shortest? How many more blocks have they used?
If we were really clever we could find the number to represent how many blocks used.
We have been practising our letter recognition using the magnetic letters.
We tried to hear sounds and move the letters to the top of the board to write words.
Since we started school we have been meeting new people and making new friends, building new relationships with adults and other children.
Miss Cantwell asked us the question "are we all the same or different?" We are doing lots of activities to find the answer.