So far this week we have spent lots of time outside before the change in weather. We have created our own Eiffel towers and French flags using natural resources as we continue with our learning on Humanities Week. We are reading The Snail and the Whale so our literacy has been all about our main […]
Tonight we will be sending home English and Maths books to support home learning. Tomorrow resources will go home to accompany these. We will send home whiteboards, pens, pencils and rulers. Please speak to a member of staff if you need to discuss this further. If you are already self isolating, please ring the office […]
As part of our continuing Traditional Tales topic, we began our new book, The Three Billy Goats Gruff. We took part in a sensory story this week and began building our own bridges for the goats in the story.
Today, Reception became immersed into their new class book ‘The Gingerbread Man.’ We went on a Gingerbread Man hunt and found him half eaten after being tricked by a sly fox. The cunning fox wanted to taste more of the Gingerbread Man, so set reception the challenge to make a batch of yummy biscuits. We […]
During our Spring 2 topic into ‘traditional tales’, the children will be looking into the mechanics of pop up books. We then intend to evaluate different techniques used in pop up books and test them out to make our own pop up books. If you have any pop up books at home, we welcome you […]
This week we have learnt all about the meaning of Valentines Day and we’ve thought about the different people we love. We’ve also took part in a Valentines treasure hunt as part of our physical Friday. Have a lovely half term break from Miss Hamilton, Mrs Dollman and Mrs Heath.
On Tuesday 11th February, the whole school took part in SID 2020. The theme this year was #freetobeme where child could express themselves through an avatar. They could draw themselves however they wished, put needed to explain their choices.
Our maths learning this week has been based around weight and capacity. We’ve extended our vocabulary and described and compared objects by their weight. We’ve looked at different variations of capacity and shown them independently and as a group.
As the children mature and classroom practice develops, we can move learning on to new heights. Therefore, we are moving away from closed task rainbow rewards (ie- do this activity to get a rainbow stick) to a more open ended way of rewarding sticks. What does this mean in practice? In the classroom, we have […]
Last week we learnt all about Chinese New Year. We created our own Chinese Dragons and performed dragon dances, we made Chinese lanterns, we worked in our Chinese restaurant role play area and learnt which Year our birthdays belonged to.
Reception have zoomed into their new topic ‘SPACE’ at an incredible speed. They have begun to learn lots of interesting facts about the solar system. To strengthen hand muscles and develop scissor skills, the children cut out their own astronaut and used split pins to piece it back together again. In addition to this, they […]
Please find attached a knowledge organiser for Reception’s next topic – Space. This knowledge organiser can be used to support your child and give them a prior knowledge of the topic. There are activities you could use at home linked to the knowledge organiser. 1) Flashcards- turn the information on the poster into a set […]
Christmas will soon be with us and more importantly our Christmas Nativity Production is fast approaching! This year the children in reception will take the part of a Roman solider. They will need the following- a red or white t-shirt, a tabard and a helmet. Children will use their pumps already in school. Please could […]
Reception had an amazing day extending their learning on dinosaurs. Their costumes were all fantastic and their enthusiasm and excitement for our topic was so lovely to see. We had a visitor in our classroom overnight who left us quite a surprise! The children used their detective skills to figure out who our dinosaur guest […]
The children have come back from half term mature and ready to learn. They have displayed a fantastic attitude to school life and this has been commented on by numerous people. We are very proud of their achievements. In in addition to this, reception have been working very hard in the learning areas. They […]
Reception have been learning about Guy Fawkes ahead of bonfire night. We spoke about the importance of keeping safe this bonfire night by staying away from big bonfires, wearing gloves when using sparkles and staying far away from fireworks. In the art area, children were able to create their own bonfire creations. Here are some […]
Thank you to the families that attended our very wet family forest fun event on 25/10/19. We unfortunately couldn’t carry out all the intended activities but the children loved sharing forest memories with you all during the short outdoor session. We hope to run another family event very soon. Keep your eyes peeled!
Today reception were very brave when having their nasal flu jab. The nurses commented on the behavior of the class remarking “they are a credit to the school and impeccably behaved.” Reception you have made us very proud. Well done.
Last Friday, Reception had lots of fun making their own pumpkin soup. After reading the story ‘Pumpkin soup’ by Helen Cooper, the class took inspiration and decided they wanted to make their own soup. Together we peeled onions and carrots and chopped them carefully using a knife. Each child worked hard at their station and […]
On Wednesday 6th November your child is invited to dress as a dinosaur. May that be in green or brown or by getting creative. We will be making masks in class the day before. We aim to introduce our next topic with this wow day.
After half term, we shall be following the children’s interests with a topic all about dinosaurs. If you would like to do some learning at home during the half term break, we have put together a collection of ideas. Feel free to come up with some of your own home learning ideas. Please take pictures […]
Our aim is for every pupil to develop a comfortable, fluent, legible and attractive style of handwriting. In order to raise standards of handwriting and presentation for all pupils we are looking to develop a consistent approach to learning handwriting throughout the school. Therefore the decision has been made to teach continuous cursive handwriting to […]
Today is World Mental Health Day, so to promote how important our mental wellbeing is, we’ve taken part in some mindfulness activities, including yoga and breathing exercises. We’ve also talked about how we can look after one another to encourage better mental health.
This week we have sent out Rocket words for you to practice with your children at home. These are words that your child will need to learn by sight. Your child should practice these at home. Flashcards are great for this. Alongside this, your child should have come home with two reading books this week. […]
Yesterday saw Reception take part in National Fitness day. They worked super hard to strengthen their muscles by following an online yoga video. Throughout the day, Reception also took part in ten minute blast exercises. The showed excellent listening skills and enjoying being physical. WELL DONE RECEPTION!
Our second full week in Reception has been extremely busy. But to celebrate our upcoming Harvest Festival we have been learning all about the importance of Harvest and what it means to us. We’ve been drawing fruit to go in our ‘Harvest Basket’ using pastels.
This week as part of Humanities Week, Reception have been researching 🇿🇦 South Africa 🇿🇦 We’ve created our own Ndebele Houses, looked at the different languages used and also learnt all about Nelson Mandela and how his actions shaped South Africa’s future.
What a busy day we’ve had at Cockfields Farm. The whole class has had a go at every activity and held or stroked animals they may have never seen before! The children’s behaviour was impeccable, they all showed beautiful manners and sat patiently when waiting for their turn with an animal. We’ve also had a […]
What an amazing morning! The children have all done such an amazing job at being circus performers. Plate spinning, juggling, flower sticks, feather balancing and tight rope walking… The whole class had a go at everything and all tried so hard.
Last week year 6 were given “wellbeing time” after working so very hard in the run up to an important week for them. How lucky were Reception? They chose to come down and spend that time with their reception buddies! Reception were THRILLED to see their buddies, spend time learning in the areas with them, […]
What a lovely PE session we have had outside today! We have been completing different stations and developing our skills in readiness for our school sports day later in the year. We have worked wonderfully as a team and have cheered on all our classmates! We hope the sun stays around for a lot longer […]
We had an unexpected surprise greet us this morning as we came into class. A ginormous beanstalk had grown in the middle of our classroom overnight! We’ve discovered a series of notes from Trixie the Garden Pixie explaining that a GIANT had come down the beanstalk to steal our class marbles! After much investigation work […]
We have used pictures and actions to help us write story sequences this morning. In groups, the children organised a series of pictures, in order, up and over their story mountains to re-tell the story of how a frog becomes a frog! Everyone then wrote their own sentences or key words from the beginning, middle […]
Yesterday, as we welcomed our new arrivals, we learnt all about their life cycle. In 4 teams we created our own life cycle of the chicken. The children worked brilliantly together and managed to sound out and write some fantastic vocabulary on their creations.
In Reception this week we’ve been looking further into the schools vision and values through the poem Footprints in the Sand. We’ve created our own display using the children’s footprints to represent that we’re never really alone. Someone is always there to ‘carry’ us, even through our toughest times. The children thought about who might […]
Reception have been learning all about Bees this week. We’ve created our own bee hive as a team and created our own bees to live busily in it. We’ve learnt how bees live in colonies and the Queen sends her colony out to collect pollen for the hive (as demonstrated by Mrs Mostyn and the […]
Reception and Y1 learnt all about the story behind St George’s Day on Tuesday. We shared activities between the 2 classes, including making our own shields, building castles in our outdoor construction area and creating George’s fire breathing dragon.
Reception have really enjoyed their time with Tim and Vicky from Oldham SSP over the last 3 days. They’ve all learnt so much more on how to safely ride their bikes and the importance of always wearing a helmet. They’ve learnt how to mouse step, cheetah step and kangaroo push their way around the track, […]
Reception prepared our potato grow bags this week in Forest Fun. Whilst some planted our potatoes, others investigated mini beasts under bark and rocks, looking out for different insects they could recognise, then researching those they didn’t. The class worked brilliantly as a team and were so enthusiastic.
It’s our final week learning how to solve subtraction and the whole class has worked incredibly hard. We have used various forms to help us, including; taking toy cars away from our car park and subtracting conkers and sticks in our outside area. We’ve then moved on to using number lines to help us, then […]
We have delved deeper into different faiths today as we honour Multi Faith Day in Reception. We’ve looked at different places of worship and created our own religious buildings using shapes and coloured them in beautiful, bright colours. The class have created their own Mehndi designs, looked at different religious artefacts, and had a visit […]
Reception started the week learning all about Spiders and Tarantulas, where they live, different species and what they look like. We’ve been on spider hunts around our outside areas, and drawn our own spiders and webs in chalk, we’ve created our own spiders in the malleable area, we’ve searched for spiders in our spaghetti filled […]
Receptions World Book Day was a great success. All the costumes were fantastic, and the effort put in was amazing to see. Joseph as Mr Strong and Millie as Little Miss Whoops won our best costume competition and were given prizes in assembly. The children created their own bookmarks and books in class and enjoyed […]
On a Thursday afternoon Reception practise their writing skills and letter formation. This week we did things slightly differently… we saw some lovely writing and some brilliant sentences, some even including great use of punctuation.
Our learning this week has been based around the book Supertato and his nemesis Evil Pea. We’ve found that Evil Pea has taken over our classroom, including the water and sand tray! He’s taken the other vegetables hostage and he’s hidden some cheeky words on our light box. So we’ve been investigating his whereabouts and […]
The children in Reception have learnt all about the Bucket Philosophy this week. We each have a bucket that is topped up each time we do or say something kind to someone or if somebody else says or does something kind to us. If we are unkind to others or we experience unkindness ourselves then […]
Reception have been able to go out in the sunshine today during our weekly Forest Fun activity. We’ve been prepping the soil by identifying weeds and using our tools to remove them. Also meeting lots of earthworms along the way! Lots of the children have turned out to be keen gardeners and know exactly how […]
We looked at different breeds of dinosaurs and their skeletons – Pterodactyls, Tryceratops, Brachiosaurus and T-Rex. We then created our own using art straws. We discussed the different bones we might need and had a go at making our dinosaurs skull.
Reception hosted a very special assembly last week in honour of Chinese New Year. We found out lots about how The Year of The Pig will be celebrated and we discovered which animal represented our own birth year. We then shared what we’d learnt with the rest of the school.
After learning all about the Jurassic period and how dinosaurs lived. We studied fossils and how they’re formed. We then created our own fossils using clay and tools. As part of the same topic we discovered more about volcanoes. This lead to us independently creating our own volcanoes using our recycling in the junk […]
‘What time is it Mr Wolf?’ Reception had a lesson in the snow this morning. We continued our maths learning on time by playing What Time is it Mr Wolf? Mr Wolf shouted a time and each child had to show that time on their own clock correctly before moving forward in the snow.
Reception have enjoyed the snow today. We’ve been out spraying the snow with different colours to hone our fine motor skills. We’ve been building, rolling and pushing the snow as part of our effort to refine our gross motor skills, we’ve created patterns and marks using our footprints and we’ve been been on a hunt […]
Reception have been exploring in the depths of the sea this Monday morning. They’ve discovered Bull Sharks in Fiji, been amazed by the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, swam with seals in Equador and been cage diving with Great White Sharks in Port Lincoln. We’ve found out lots of new facts and seen lots of […]
Using the expedition app on our iPads we took a trek through the Arctic yesterday! We discovered lots of different animals, walked through glaciers and travelled on a snow mobil. The children loved finding out what the ‘real’ Arctic was like and learnt lots more in the process.
Reception have been learning all about questions this morning and how question marks are used. We’ve been on a question mark hunt, searching for question words in text and even writing our own questions relating to our topic – The Arctic!
Forest fun was great this week. We got our wellies and waterproofs on and went to learn in the puddles. We followed running water, looked at the drains and where the water might go and why it ran down slopes. We even had so much enjoyment from squelching in the mud and jumping in the […]
🚀 Reception had the chance to see exactly what an astronaut might get to see this week. They used an app on the Ipads that enabled them to feel as though they were inside a real life space station. They explored each different room and then had the opportunity to look through the windows to […]
In the modern technological era, it can be difficult to know how best to ensure our children are safe and confident online. With this in mind Digiworld have come up with a fantastic website to build these skills in a fun and interactive way. Digiworld is a curriculum designed to help children, aged between 5 […]
Reception have worked extremely hard throughout today to create beautiful drawings and paintings to honour Remembrance Day. We’ve also created 100 Poppies to commemorate 100 years since WW1 ended. We’re extremely proud of the enthusiasm, interest and sensitivity the children have shown whilst doing these activities. Well done Reception!
We had a fantastic day on Wednesday at Smithills Farm. The children got the opportunity to meet, feed and handle lots of animals and learnt lots about how a farm is ran, including how cows are milked. Thank you to our wonderful mum/dad/grandparent helpers for your support on the day. We hope you enjoyed it […]
Reception have enjoyed their first session of Bikeability. They have learnt how to safely navigate a balance bike over ramps, through cones and around bends. They’ve all shown they are brilliant Tryatops and have shown a great attitude to a new skill.
This afternoon we released our newly emerged Butterflies out into the schools peace garden. The children have watched them grow from tiny eggs to caterpillars to cocoons. Everyone got a closer look before we let them go. 🦋
Our reception class spent the day yesterday exploring nature and learning how plants grow. They’ve managed to take some beautiful photographs from around the school grounds and have enjoyed taking their own photos.
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