Our Class Teacher is Mrs MacNeil
Our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Cutting, Mrs Petriello
Our Class Teacher is Mrs Edmond
Our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Wheedon, Mrs Palmer
Below are some of the activities from 2017-2018
We were very proud of all the children in Reception last week for taking part in Sports Day. They demonstrated
fantastic sportsmanship showing motivation, stickability, co-operation and impressing us all with their sporting
In English this week we have been looking at the story, ‘Percy the Park Keeper’ and ‘The Secret Path’. The children
enjoyed predicting the story by looking at the pictures. In writing this week we have focused on writing sentences,
thinking about letter formation, finger spaces and full stops to end the sentences.
In Maths this week we have been looking at odd and even numbers and adding doubles. The children are getting
very good at explaining their thinking and discussing why mathematical answers are right or wrong.
Last week we looked at the book ‘Ivy and the Lonely Rain Cloud’. On Wednesday we were very lucky to have the author of this book (Katie Harnett) come and visit us. The children listened intently as she read the story and discussed how she came up with all the ideas to create her book. She shared her sketches and all her original paintings and then described to the children how the book was made. After we shared her story she explained how we were going to create a class picture based around it. The children all created their own flowers and then used chalks and pastels to draw minibeasts around them.
We also got very excited to discover our 5 beautiful butterflies had hatched out of their chrysalises.
On Thursday we released them into the garden so they could be free and enjoy the sunshine and all the
beautiful flowers. This week we also said goodbye to our little froglets and Mrs Weedon took them back to
her pond so they could be free in the wild too.
The children have been very excited to discover that over the weekend our caterpillars had turned into chrysalises: we transferred the wiggling chrysalises into a net and are eagerly awaiting them to transform into butterflies. We have also been busy in the garden this week: Mrs Weedon worked with some children to harvest our crop of potatoes! We then cooked the potatoes and the children all had the opportunity to eat them!
In English we have been looking at the book ‘Mad about Minibeasts’! We have been detectives listening to clues about minibeasts and then trying to guess which minibeast the description fits. We have also been focusing on rhyming words, identifying them in the text and also playing games to help the children identify words that rhyme. In Maths the children have been looking at weight, exploring and estimating the weight of various objects around the Reception area.
The children were very excited this week as a brown box appeared in the classroom with instructions to open it immediately! The children tried to guess what was in the box and when we opened it we discovered 5 baby caterpillars. We have had them almost a week now and they are growing fast, getting longer and plumper by the day! The children have also been very observant outside, noticing apples starting to grow on the trees, strawberries starting to change colour and our tomato, cucumber, potato and courgette plants growing bigger and bigger. In Maths this week, the children have excitedly been hunting for as many 3D shapes in the environment that they could find. They were great shape detectives, finding spheres, cylinders, cuboids, cones and cubes inside and outside in the environment.