First week back!

We had a very busy first week back. We have been recognising numbers to 20, learning about addition, exploring musical instruments, sharing a prayer service with Year 6, learning the meaning of new words ‘Next to’ and writing our Christmas news. We have also had the opportunity to role play in our new ‘Sweet Shop’. Please would you donate any empty sweet or chocolate boxes to add to our shop.

Below are a few photographs from the week.

The children have some more tricky words that they need to practise, will you please help them to do this.  We would like to say thank you to all of you that take the time to read with your child, it really does make a difference to how they progress in their reading skills.  Please can we ask that everyone spares a little time each day to help your child read their book.  Thank you.

Special Visitor!

To end our party day we had a visit from a special person, Father Christmas! We all had a present and sang some Christmas songs for him before he had to go. We hope you all had a lovely, holy, peaceful Christmas with your families.

Happy Christmas!

We would like to wish everyone a peaceful and happy Christmas and say a big ‘Thank You’ for all our lovely cards and presents. You were very generous.  We have had a lovely day watching the Gruffalo and having our face painted.  We are having a visit from Father Christmas this afternoon and ending with a party.  Below are some pictures of our faces.


School starts again on Tuesday the 8th of January.

Wow! What a week.

The children where amazing on Tuesday and Wednesday and give a great performance of the Nativity. Thank you for coming along to watch, it makes all their hard work worth it.  Later in the week we had a special delivery from Santa and the children were really excited to receive a reply to their letters.  We sang a goodbye song to Mrs Ellis and to finish the week, we had Christmas Jumper day.  Below are some pictures of the week.  

The class party day will be on Friday and I will send out a letter with more details in the week.

Snow Dome visit

We had a great day at the Snow Dome today, playing in the snow, watching Santa and visiting the animals. The children were all very well behaved and really enjoyed themselves.  Thank you to all our helpers, we really could not provide the experiences without your support.  I have added some photographs of the day below.




Thank you

A big thank you again for your donations for Children in Need.  The children  had a great day and enjoyed their picnic.  We would like to say thank you to our year six prayer friends who came down to help us complete some of the activities.  

This week we are going to be thinking about what we are good at and then writing a sentence about it.  In mathematics we are going to be exploring shape and patterns, using objects and shapes to make patterns and build models.

If anyone has any buttons or sequins they no longer need we would be grateful of  them for our craft area,  thank you.

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.