Posted by srobinsonunity on Friday Oct 21, 2016 Under Uncategorized
Can you guess what we have been learning about in Reception these last two week?
We have been reading the traditional tale ‘The Three Little Pigs’. From re-reading the story daily, the children have been re-telling the story to us! We have discussed how the pigs must have felt when the wolf was trying to blow their houses down, how the wolf was feeling at the end when he landed in a pot of hot stew and some children have enjoyed using our role play character mask to act the story out!
We have also used straw, sticks and pretend bricks to build our own houses indoors and outdoors and discussed what materials we would used if we were to build our own house.
Last Thursday was also ‘hand washing day’. We have the story ‘Blow Your Nose The Big Bad Wolf’ and have discussed importance of keeping clean, using tissues when we sneeze and washing our hands multiple times throughout the day!
Don’t forget to use bug club and write in your home school dairies all the fun things you have done over the half term! We look forward to hearing all about your adventures!
We hope you have a lovely half term and we will see you on Monday 7th November.
Posted by srobinsonunity on Thursday Oct 20, 2016 Under Uncategorized
During our first half term in Reception, we have been learning about the season Autumn. We have been discussing what happens to the trees/leaves, what colour the leaves change into, what happens to the weather and the clothes we need to wear!
The children have enjoyed exploring in the creative/paint exploring using Autumn colours. We have used pastels to shade over the leaves, painted the leaves to create pattern, felt and discussed the textures of acorns and conkers and make some beautiful Autumn pictures!
We also went on an Autumn walk. We put on our wellies and visited Mr Davenport at our allotment! We collected lots of leaves on our journey and saw our pigs, chickens and falkins for the first time! It was an exciting time!
Posted by srobinsonunity on Monday Oct 17, 2016 Under Uncategorized
We would like to say a big thank you to all parents/carers that came to our phonics workshop on Thursday after school!
Last week, we introduced the home school diary books. These will be sent home every Friday night and will include a section about what we have done in class that week, a small literacy and maths activity and any information/dates you need to know. Please ensure your child brings the book in by Thursdays.
Also, a letter has been sent home about Bug Club. Bug Club is a website which allows your child to access books online which have been allocated by their teacher. Again, this is another opportunity for you to discuss and share books!
Lastly, we have now started using Dojos. Dojos is a reward system for children for a variety of reasons such as: following the rules, trying hard, playing nicely, being kind and so on. On the letter we sent home, there is a link where you can download an app onto your phone and you will receive a notification when your child receives a Dojo. There is also a link where you can message your teacher and attach images.
Any questions about anything, please don’t hesitate to come and ask!
We look forward to our next parents/carers session where there will be a chance for you to come into our classroom for a fun/craft afternoon session next half term.
Thank you again!
Posted by srobinsonunity on Monday Oct 17, 2016 Under Uncategorized
What a busy and exciting first term we have had settling into our new classrooms and making lots of new friends! We have been learning our new classroom rules and routines, learning how to share and how to be kind to each other. We have enjoyed going to the dinner hall for lunch and then playing in the big playground with year 1 and year 2!
We have now sent home reading books for you to enjoy sharing and discussing the books with your child. We hope you enjoy them and we will change reading books every Tuesday and Friday so please bring them back!
Our blog will now be updated on a regular basis with information, dates for your diary and what we have been learning in our class.
Posted by srobinsonunity on Wednesday Jul 13, 2016 Under Uncategorized
We had a FABULOUS time at the zoo yesterday! We got to see lots of animals. Our favourite animals being the elephants, sea lions and monkeys. We got to hold a stick insect, a bearded dragon and look at a lions skull. We had a picnic near the elephants and orangutans which was lots of fun!
“This day rocked my world”
“This was the best day ever!”
“The sea lion is so good with the ball.”
Posted by srobinsonunity on Friday Jul 1, 2016 Under Uncategorized
This week we have been writing all about our holidays. Mrs Gunn came in to talk to us all about DisneyWorld and we wrote about our favourite Disney characters. We made our own passport, wrote about where we have been on holiday and where we would like to go in the future. On Wednesday we got to visit the airport and fly on a plane. We had to buy our own tickets and go through passport checks and security. We all went to Disneyland and have a fabulous time!
Have a great weekend!
Posted by srobinsonunity on Friday Jun 24, 2016 Under Uncategorized
This week we have had so much fun with aliens! We have been reading lots of books about aliens and even had an email from a real alien called Arego! Arego needed our help finding his family dog Wilberforce. We have made wanted posters, wrote an email back to Arego saying we are happy to help him find Wilberforce, and designed our own aliens. We even had an alien visit us in school on Wednesday. He were playing with all our toys outside but then we scared him off! We were very excited to see a real alien!
Next week is writing week and we will be looking at different ways of travelling and different holidays we have been on. Have a great weekend!
Posted by srobinsonunity on Monday Jun 20, 2016 Under Uncategorized
Over the last week we have been reading ‘we’re going on a bear hunt’ by Michael Rosen and ‘The Gruffalo’ by Julia Donaldson. We went on our own little trip to the Rock Gardens to see if we could find any bears or the Gruffalo. We saw footprints in the mud and found the bears house but we couldn’t see any bear! We also found a hole in the tree that the snake and fox live in but we didn’t find the Gruffalo! Hopefully next time!
Have a great week
Posted by srobinsonunity on Thursday Jun 9, 2016 Under Uncategorized
This week we have been celebrating the birthday of the Queen and learning about her and her family. We have been writing down all the information that we know about her. We have written letters to the Queen telling her about our families and what we get up to in our classroom. We have all made a crown ready to wear for our picnic tomorrow, which we are all really excited about!
We have also been to the life bus and learnt about the importance of keeping our bodies and mind healthy and strong. We joined in the whole school mile run and Zumba which was lots of fun!
Have a lovely weekend
Posted by srobinsonunity on Friday May 27, 2016 Under Uncategorized
This week we have continued to learn about Africa.
We have been using the iPads and laptops in class to research and look at pictures of Africa. We now know what African homes and schools look like and that Africa is much bigger than England. We know that some places in Africa don’t have much money and some people live in one room and don’t have a lot of food, clean water or clothing.
This week we said goodbye to our chicks who have left to go to their new home in the allotment. We can’t wait to see them again!
A BIG thank you to all the family members that came in for our African crafts. We had so much fun and we hope you did too!
Have a great half term!