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 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.  

Apology !

We have to apologise for a typing error on our newsletter.  The phonics/writing evening is the 27th September not October, as stated in ‘Dates for your diary’.

We have started to send home phonics worksheets with your child.  We would like to say a big thank you to all who have supported their child to complete them and return them to school.  More information will be shared  about these on our writing evening. Thank you.

A quick reminder

Hope the week is going well.  Just a quick reminder, after the break the Reception children will be left at the school gate to walk around by themselves.  Reception staff will be on the playground and at the gate to make sure they are ok.  We are looking forward to the start of the final term on Monday.

Black Country Museum

We have had a fabulous day at the Black Country Museum.  The children were very well behaved and really enoyed the day.  We played with toys and had to decide if they were old or new toys and also whether they would have belonged to a rich family or a poor one.  We walked around the village and went on a barge, watched nails being made, visited a sweet shop, a hardware store and cake shop.  We found out that you had to go to the toilet in a shed in the back garden!  We also discovered why it was called the Black Country, sorry about the colour of our socks!   Below are a few photographs of the day with some more in the photograph gallery.   A big thank you to the parents that helped us today, without your help the children would not be able to experience these trips.

Sunshine at last!

Last week we made the most of the sunny weather with lots of outdoor play. The children used their imaginations and turned the equipment into ships and rockets.

We practised reading common words in a fun way. Mrs Jilks was very impressed with how well we all did.

We hope that you all enjoyed the bank holiday sunshine.     In the week ahead we are going to be using a number line to count backwards on and complete a subtraction number sentence.  We are also going to start to practise for our assembly.

War Memorial Park

Today we had our return visit to the park, it was good despite the weather.  The children were all well behaved and enjoyed the trip.  We looked at the new growth in the park and found daffodils, tulips, blossom, bluebells and lots of new buds on the trees.  We went into the playarea and stopped for a drink and a biscuit.  Below are a few photographs of the morning.

Happy Easter

We had a busy last week, below show some of the photographs taken during role play. We were receptionists, shop keepers and doctors.

We also made Easter cards, had a Easter Egg hunt and importantly found out the real meaning behind the Easter Celebrations.

We would like to say thank you for the lovely cards and gifts and hope that you all had a happy, holy Easter. 


When we come back we will be planting and growing, recognising and using numbers to twenty, writing and role playing in our new Superhero head quarters.


This week we are going to start to talk about the season of Spring.  Hopefully the weather becomes more Spring like! We are going to plant blubs, talk about new growth and discover the life cycles of some animals and insects. If you have any spring plants going spare we would welcome them for our garden.

Word Aware words this week are ‘near’ ‘new’ and’old’.  You can support these by talking about the old toys that you played with, play grandmothers footsteps, creep up and see how near you can get or ask you child to help sort their toys to piles of old or new ones.

In mathematics we are looking at symmetrical patterns and repeating patterns.

We were very busy last week making cakes for our mummy’s, talking about healthy eating and what the food groups are, we made vegetable soup, practised phonics and discovered how to estimate in maths!.  Below are a few pictures of the week.