Reception's Special Treat!
Our class mascots Rosie and Sam set the children a challenge to become more independent and learn how to organise themselves. They have been watching Reception all term and they were amazed with their progress. So much so, they arranged a teddy bears picnic for all the children. The children made their own sandwiches and enjoyed eating them up in the spring sunshine ☀️ Thank you Rosie and Sam!
In Reception we celebrate all cultures and traditions in our class - including the Polish celebration 'Fat Thursday'. To mark the end of the carnival season and as a way to prepare for the start of Lent, Polish people bake sweet delicacies to enjoy. The children tasted a range of these sweet treats today. They were delicious! Thank you to the Polish parents who took the time to bake such delicious pastries and biscuits.
Reception have been working with Vicky from the Performing Arts Service for the past six weeks. They have learnt a variety of musical skills, which the showcased in their excellent pirate production 😊
In Reception we have been learning all about marriage and today we hosted our own wedding at school. We had a bride and groom, priest, bridesmaids, best man and lots of guests. The bride and her bridesmaids walked up the aisle to 'Here Comes the Bride' - everyone was very excited. The priest made the couple say some special vows to one another and they gave each other a ring to wear to show their everlasting love. The bride and groom walked back down the aisle to the 'Wedding March'. We all celebrated by throwing confetti, eating wedding cake and dancing together. It was a brilliant wedding!
Kung Hei Fat Choi!
We have had a great week in Reception learning about how Chinese people celebrate their new year. We set up a Chinese new year role play, created our own ribbon dances to Chinese music, made Chinese lanterns and tasted some Chinese food.
All this cold weather has caused our penguins to become frozen in blocks of ice - how can we get them out?
Reception experimented with a variety of ways to melt the ice including using warm water, salt and a variety of tools to chip away at the ice.
This term in PE we have learning how to use the equipment. We have been experimenting moving in different ways and improving our balance and coordination.
A lovely festive time was had by all children an staff! We feed and pet the animals, took part in our own nativity in a real stable with real animals and we met Father Christmas. It was a magical day
Thank you to all the parents who attended the Christmas Crafts afternoon. The children made some lovely festive crafts, which I am sure will be treasured forever.
Look who has been getting up to mischief in our classroom...
Goldilocks has been into our classroom! We had to act as detectives and gather all the evidence that Goldilocks had left.
The children have settled into school brilliantly - look and see how smart they are in their new uniform
Miss Ryan, Miss McKeown, Mrs Quayle and Mrs McGonigle are really looking forward to meeting the lovely new Reception class of 2016 We are very busy at the moment preparing the classroom and outdoor area so it is all ready for Monday. We hope you are all excited and counting down the days to your first day in Reception!