Monday, 15 July 2019

Reception Reading Books!

We are collecting in all Reception reading books ready for next years children. If you have any reading books at home, please send them back into school or hand them to a staff member. Thank you!

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Thursday, 11 July 2019

Nursery Trip to Bedford's Park

Nursery had an exciting and busy day at Bedford's Park today. We explored the woods and followed the teddy bears to have a special teddy bears picnic. When we arrived at the right spot the children were sent to find plates, knives, forks and a three course meal for the bears. The bears had a lovely feast!
The children also swept the long grass to discover mini-beasts. They enjoyed swooping the nets and examining the creatures in the jars after. We also checked the trees and shook brances to see which living creatures we could discover.
Everyone was well behaved and had a fun experience, we are sure they will sleep well tonight! A big thank you for all of the parent support we received today it is very much appreciated.

Monday, 8 July 2019

Reception Picnic!

We would like to invite all parents and carers to join us for an end of year picnic on Thursday 18th July. The picnic will start at 12pm and will be held in the Reception outdoor area. Please bring with you a picnic for yourself and your child, and you might also want a blanket to sit on. Younger siblings are welcome to join us. We look forward to welcoming as many of you as possible to celebrate the end of the year!

The Reception Team

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Reception Sports Day!

Reception enjoyed and competed fantastically in the sunshine on Wednesday morning! Sports Day was jam packed full of activities and the children showed off all of the athletic skills as they balanced quoits, jumped in sacks and competed in the tug of war. Thank you to all the parents and carers who came to support! 

Friday, 5 July 2019

Nursery Pirate Experience

Nursery children enjoyed being pirates for the day last week. We had some fantastic pirate costumes which really helped the children get into role for their story experience. After showing off their outfits, creating treasure maps and building planks to walk the children were then whisked away to help the captain pirate find some buried treasure! On their mission they had to scrub the decks, hoist the sales, listen carefully to the pirate stories and return safely to land.

Thursday, 4 July 2019

Perfume Potions!

Reception have been busy this week brewing their own perfumes and potions! The children planted some herbs in our garden area earlier this term and have been looking after them. The herbs are now flourishing, the mint in particular! So we decided to add some to our perfume making tray. The herbs have sparked much discussion over where the come from, what they smell like and what the perfumes and potions will do to you!

"Oooh it smells nice!" Darci 
"We need more mint, put some in here." Chisom 
"This potion makes you really big." Aisha 

Sunday, 30 June 2019

Reception Newsletter 01.07.19

Term: Summer 2                        Date: 01.07.19

Dear Parents and Carers,

The children had a fantastic time on their pirate training day at Thorndon Country Park. The children built pirate ships, walked the plank, practised their balance in hammocks and made their own pirate flags.

This week is Sports Day for Reception. This will begin at 9.15am on Wednesday 3rd July, we welcome parents and carers to come and cheer the children on. The children should wear shorts, t-shirts and trainers for the whole school day.

This week we will be reading ‘Journey’ a book with no words. The children will be using their imagination and storytelling to bring the fabulous pictures to life.

Communication and Language
We are encouraging children to use talk to organise, sequence and clarify thinking, ideas, feelings and events.

Physical Development
As we continue to develop the children’s fine motor strength we are now also focussing on their letter and number formation as well. Particularly encouraging and correcting backwards formed letters and numbers. The children are busy practising for Sports Day in their PE lessons.

We will be working on addition and subtraction problems this week as well as working on creating our own questions for our friends to solve.

The children will be writing about what they predict will happen next in the story.

If you would like to contact a member of the EYFS team via email the address it is:

Kind Regards,
The Reception Team