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.

Easter Raffle

The Reception children are taking part in the Easter raffle on Thursday next week.  If you would like your child to take par, tickets are 10p each, money to be given to  a member of Reception staff. Thank you.

Saint Patrick’s Day Reminder

 

Remember that our coffee morning is taking place on Friday 16th March, from 9:15am-11:15am. All parents and friends of the school are welcome! Entrance to the event will cost £3 per person, which includes unlimited tea and coffee and a selection of cakes on each table. Additional cakes will also be on offer to purchase, either to eat at the event or to take home for later. Raffle tickets and Irish coffees will also be available for sale on the morning.

On the day itself, all children can come to school dressed up in the Irish colours. In return, we ask that the children bring in cakes that can be sold at the coffee morning. Due to the fact that getting hundreds of cakes ready on the morning is extremely hectic, this year, children are requested to bring these in on the days leading up to the event if at all possible please.

This event relies whole-heartedly on the generosity of our school community and is vital in raising funds for the school, so your support for this is very much appreciated- thank you in advance!

Spring!

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.

 

British Science Week 2018

This week is British Science Week (9-18th March 2018)

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British Science Week, run by the British Science Association, is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths.

This year’s theme is ‘Exploration and Discovery’

Due to an extremely busy Spring term so far and a very short half term until we break up for Easter with lots of exciting things to still pack in tightly, we have made the decision to move our celebrations of British Science Week into the Summer term.

That’s not to say Science won’t be celebrated this week through our usual exciting Science lessons but we want to ensure we give it the credit it is due and truly give it an All Souls’ spin! Stay tuned to find out more information about what exciting visitors we have booked, competitions you can enter, activities that we have planned and, of course, an opportunity for us to dress up!

In the meantime, if you would like to find out more about British Science Week or find out about how you can get involved at home, please visit: https://www.britishscienceweek.org/