b or d ?

We have been practising our phonemes again this week. We have been focussing on ‘b’ and ‘d’ because they are tricky to recognise.

Some of us are getting very clever at writing.

We are continuing with our R Time programme, this is showing us good manners, how to work with others and how to think about another persons point of view. We do like the sessions because they are fun.

Reception will be taking part in the Children in Need day with the rest of the school.  We are having a wear spots to school theme, the spots can be on clothes or painted on faces.  We are asking the reception children to bring a teddy to school and we are going to have a teddy bears picnic (indoors) during the afternoon.

We would be grateful if anyone has any baby doll clothes that are no longer needed, our baby doll is little bit cold!

Festival Fireworks

This week we have been finding out about Guy Fawkes and Diwali.  Both involve celebrating with fireworks.  We made firework pictures and recorded ourselves making firework noises.  We also watched firework safety videos about how to keep safe at a bonfire party.  We hope that the children put this to good use and stayed safe, whilst enjoying the firework parties.

We also have been exploring rhyme.  The children were very good at finding the rhyming words in our stories and rhymes.  We are now working on completing rhyming strings.

Thank you for your £1 donations, we have bought a box of Ferby crayons, they make all the difference when the children are colouring their work.

In the week ahead we will be counting out objects and naming them as we count, learning about what we need to do to write a sentence and thinking about how to look after others.


Meeting cancelled.

The parent information meeting that was due to take place this Thursday has unfortunately been cancelled, due to a lack of interest.  If you were one of the parents who  did have a concern, one of our members of trained staff would be more than happy to meet with you and talk through your worries.  Sometimes just sharing helps you to see a way to solve a problem.  Please talk to Ms Croarken or Mrs McCloskey if you would like an appointment.

Oh no! It’s that time of year.

It is really early to be thinking the Christmas word but we have to think ahead.  We have given the children lines for the Christmas play to practise over the holidays.  It will really help if you can practise these with you child because some children do have a lot of words to learn.

We are very pleased with how far the children have come in just one half term, they have worked so hard.  We have a lot to look forward to when we come back, one of them being the Christmas Nativity Play, but also a trip out to the Snowdome to see Father Christmas.

We hope you have a lovely half term break and we look forward to the term ahead.

Below are a few photographs of our week,exploring our senses and looking at patterns.

Autumn in the Park

We had a beautiful day in the park looking at God’s wonderful world. The children were excited to spot all the different colours and patterns around them. They were all well behaved and enjoyed having a morning out and sharing milk and fruit in the outdoors.

Pictures of our busy week

We started our week baking cakes.  Ms Croarken made Kippers’ cake with baked beans , jam, sugar, cornflakes and milk.  It was not good!  Mrs Jilks made us a proper cake and we ate it at snack time, it tasted much better!

We also explored our sense of taste and of touch.

We went outside to collect some of the things in the natural world that God made.  We used these to make our own pictures of flowers and animals.

Thank you

A big thank you for the generous gifts you sent for our Cafod collection.  We were very grateful and talked to the children about where your tins and packets are going and who they were going to help.

Thank you for all the parents who are donating to our Reception fund.  It helped towards the cake making and food tasting this week.  The children will be able to talk to you about one of the things we have bought with the money next week.

Next week we are going to visit the Memorial Park.  The visit is to look at the changing seasons and the wonderful world God made.  If it is raining we will re arrange the visit for another day.

New Friends!

This week we meet our Prayer Friends for the first time.  We spent the afternoon finding out about them and having our photographs taken together.  They then supported us on our first visit to Church as a class.  Thank you Year 6 for looking after us and making us feel safe.

Reception pupils have now started to bring home a library book on Friday.  This book is for sharing at home and will need to be returned by the following Friday, so that it can be exchanged for a new one.

We now also have a class ‘Prayer Bag’.  This bag contains lots of things that you can use for a family prayer service at home.  The bag will come home with one child on a Friday  and needs to come back by the following Wednesday.  The children are all really excited to be the one chosen to bring the bag home.

Thank you to all the parents who attended the Reading/Writing evening, we hope that you found it useful.  We will be providing the packs from the evening to those parents who were unable to attend this week.


Our Shoe Shop Adventure!

Today we went on the number 10 bus into town to visit Charles Agers shoe shop.  It was very exciting, some of the children had never been on the bus before.  They were all very well behaved and followed instructions.  At the shoe shop we were welcomed and the staff talked about what happens when you go to buy shoes.  We all had our feet measured and we were given a card with our size on it and money off the next pair of shoes we buy.  We had a snack and a walk around the stock room so that we could see how many shoes they have for sale.  The staff gave us each a party bag with a book, raisins and some crayons to take back to school. We had a great morning and all children behaved excellently.

Thank you to our helpers today, we would not be able to do the trips without you.

Below are a few photographs of our day.

First week completed!

We have had a very busy first week.  The children have settled into school amazingly well, you should be very proud of them.   We have been counting and ordering numbers, exploring Autumn and practising writing.  The children have all now been given their first reading book and were very excited about this.  Please help them read daily and record in the reading record how they do.  More information about how to support your child reading will be given at the writing/reading evening this Thursday.    This week we are looking forward to our visit to Charles Agers and using public transport.  We will take lots of photographs for you to see.  Below are a few photographs of the things we got up to this week.