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We had a very special visitor!

Princess Tallulah came from the magical kingdom of Lilyput came to visit us in Reception today and brought us some prizes for our Knights and Princess' party! We all practised our bows and curtsies for her smiley

Reception's Sports Day Races

Look at our beautiful butterflies!

Our butterflies have finally hatched! We have been looking after them by giving them sweet fruit and squeezing a sugar syrup on bright flowers to act as nectar. After a few days of looking after them in our inside butterfly garden we released the butterflies our outdoor area and into their natural habitat.

Jack's Magic Beans

We received a hamper from Jack (from Jack and the Beanstalk) and we grew our own bean in a bag. Look at our brilliant beanstalks!

Growing Topic

In Reception we have really been enjoying our growing theme. We were sent a hamper of growing things from Jack from the story Jack and the beanstalk. The hamper included our own beans to grow, growing stories and non fiction books and lots of packets of cress seeds. We have learnt so much about the life cycle of seed and have enjoyed watching our seeds grow smiley

Class Prayer Time During Lent

Yes...we have chicks!

What a fantastic week it has been in Reception. Seven of our chicks hatched out of their eggs! The children have been fascinated by the whole experience and are loving watching them develop and change every day.

What's inside the egg?

Our new topic has had a cracking start! On Monday 22nd February we had a special delivery from living eggs...10 chicken eggs are in an incubator waiting to hatch. We are all very excited to meet the little chicks...

Pirate Pete Learns A Lesson!

It was also great fun on Thursday morning watching our Reception class in their Performing Arts Service performance of ‘Pirate Pete Learns A Lesson!’  Children – you all looked fabulous in your pirate costumes. I loved listening to your singing, seeing your acting and what marvellous wooden spoon players you all are! I am glad I didn’t have to walk the plank like some of you! Well done Reception! smiley

Chinese New Year

In Reception we learn about others traditions and cultures and how they are similar and different to our own. We have been learning all about Chinese New Year and how the Chinese celebrate this special occasion. Thanks to one of our very talented Chinese parents, the children all enjoyed tasting Chinese stir fry and noodles and spring rolls. The children even had a try at eating with chop sticks! Afterwards, we all cracked open our fortune cookies and read our fortune message from inside. Our celebrations will continue next week by making Chinese lanterns and dragon masks and opening our Chinese house role play area. Kung Hei Fat Choi!

Reception's Wedding

We planned a celebration to act out a wedding. We know that two people get married when they love and care for each other. Before the wedding we spoke about why the sacrament of marriage is important. First, the bride and groom lit a candle to show they are individuals. They made special promises and gave each other a ring as a symbol of their everlasting love. Then the Bride and Groom lit a candle together to show that they are now one family. We celebrated the marriage by sprinkling confetti over the Bride and Groom. We then all shared the wedding cake and danced together.


Ash End Farm - Christmas Trip

Reception had a lovely festive time at Ash End Farm. They fed the hungry animals (including Rudolph), dressed up as reindeers, took a ride on Santa's sleigh and stopped off at the stable to act out the nativity with a real donkey! Finally, they visited Santa's Grotto and sang Christmas songs by the big Christmas tree and roaring fire. As Reception were so beautifully behaved, they each received a present from Santa. What a wonderful Christmassy day!


Christmas Craft Workshop

Thank you to all the parents who came to our creative Christmas afternoon. It was a lovely festive time enjoyed thoroughly by both children and parents. Have a look at our decorations we made smiley

'Away in a Manger'

Reception's Christmas Production 2015

A huge congratulations to all the children who performed in our Christmas show. You were all shining stars!

Bedtime Phonics

Thank you to all the parents who attended the bedtime phonics session and participated in the Read Write Inc. Workshop - I hope you felt that it was valuable in helping your children with some reading strategies at home.

All the children loved coming into school in their pyjamas and reading the story 'A Book With Bite' by Nicola O'Byrne, whilst enjoying a hot chocolate. The children were also lucky enough to take home a copy of the book as well!

Seasonal Celebrations

This week we have been celebrating Halloween and Bonfire Night.

The children were so excited to help carve out a pumpkin and talk about what they found inside. We have put our pumpkins on our Autumn topic table.

On the 5th November the children discussed why and how we celebrate Bonfire Night and how to stay safe when watching the fireworks. To round off the topic the children all had the chance experience and make patterns with a sparkler.



Well done Reception, you have completed your first half term in Reception! Miss Ryan, Miss McKeown, Mrs Quayle and

Mrs McGonigle are so pleased with all your hard work so far and can't wait for the rest of the adventures during the year!

The Troll's Back

The children found a big wet green splodge outside and a letter from the Troll. The troll told the children he knew they had been reading the story and he was very impressed with their work. He set them challenge to act out the story.

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

The children were very intrigued about our visitor and wanted him to come back again. They had the idea to construct a bridge from the community play blocks. The children worked as a team to gather the blocks and make sure if was safe to travel across.

Three Bill Goats Gruff

In Reception we having been doing lots of work on the traditional story 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff'. Then, one morning we discovered some footstep in our classroom...we'd had a visitor in Reception...The big bad Troll! sad

Health and Well-Being Week

This week the children have been learning about keeping fit and healthy.

We had a fantastic fruit tasting session to learn about different healthy fruits we could eat.

Reception also enthusiastically took part in a 'keep fit' class in the hall and had a go at lots of different exercises!

School Tour

Reception went on a tour around their new school. They went to visit the dinner hall, the main office, the mentor room and the hall. The children also met some of the St Osburg's staff too smiley

Settling into Reception

The children have loved exploring their new classroom and learning how to use the different areas. Here are come pictures to show you what they have been up to.

Welcome Reception!

What a fantastic start to the year! Reception have settled into school extremely well. All of the children are all coming into school independently, happily and enthusiastically. This makes all the staff feel very proud.  Miss Ryan, Miss McKeown, Mrs Quayle and Mrs McGonigle are looking forward to a brilliant year with you smiley 

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