Birthday Celebrations

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We have had a lovely week getting ready to share Concept Cat’s Birthday.  The children wrote invitations, made cards and wrote out party food lists.  We played pass the parcel and danced to disco music.  The food was good and we then sang Happy Birthday  and shared the cake.  

A Reception Wedding

We have been celebrating the Sacrament of Marriage.  We watch a wedding and looked at some photographs of a wedding.  Then we acted out the wedding service with Aisling and Harris getting ‘Married’.  The best bit was eating the wedding cake!

Bonfire noises!

We celebrated Bonfire night by making firework pictures, recording our firework noises and making chocolate apples. 

We have been exploring numbers 1-3.  We have sorted objects and ourselves and also practised writing numbers.   

We met Concept Cat who is going to be helping us to learn all about words and their meaning. This weeks word was ‘Back’. 

This week we will be finding out about Diwali, Remembrance Day, wedding celebrations and ending on Friday by dressing down for Children in Need. A very busy week!

 

 

The Month of the Holy Rosary

As the month of October draws to a close we shared in a whole school prayer service, via Zoom, to pray the Rosary together.

We reflected on the Luminous Mysteries, meditating on these Mysteries of Light work to bring us a deeper understanding to the life of Jesus. They fill in the spaces for the lesser known areas of the childhood of Jesus and His suffering and death on the cross.

Five brilliant readers from Year Six treated us to the readings of scripture of these five mysteries and the other classes joined in with prayer and reflection.

It was a joy to see all the year groups from Reception through to Year Six sharing in such a special prayer.

A very busy week

We have been counting and matching, exploring Autumn, desinging and making brick houses

We have been very busy this week counting and matching, exploring Autumn, practising phonics, building bricks houses for the Three Little Pigs and looking at different homes around the world.  We ended the week playing some board games to practise sharing and turn taking.  Next week we will be finding out about our class saint Mother Theresa and learning how to measure height.

Harvest gifts, pirates and pigs!

Thank you so much for your very generous donations for our Harvest celebrations.  The charities receiving them will be most grateful.

Reception have had a exciting week with visits from pirates and building houses out of straw (Three Little Pigs) just two of the highlights.  Both topics involved mathematics, literacy and understanding of the world in a fun way.  The children now know that a house built of straw is not the best material to use, particularly when its windy (and cleaning up the mess by the staff will not be forgotten either!)   They also had fun creating their own maps after following the one the pirates left to find treasure.

Phonemes this week were f ff l ll h b ss  we will be recapping these next week to consolidate

Have a lovely weekend.

Creation, reading and shape !

We have had a very busy week this week making shapes working together in a group.  It was a little tricky but we managed to make squares, circles, triangles and rectangles.  We have been continuing to think about Creation and went on a walk around the school grounds finding the beautiful things God made.  We then used these to make pictures.

We all had our first reading book this week.  Thank you for sharing them with your child.  Please continue to practise the first nine words.

Thank you for the donations towards toys and activities, this will really  help provide a fun learning experience for the children.

Next week Reception are joining in with bright colours for Cafod on Friday.   Children can come to school in bright clothes and we are asking for a food donation to help support those in need.  More information is on the school newsletter.

Have a lovely weekend, stay safe.

Autumn weaving

The children had a great time thinking about Autumn and the colours it provides for us.  We made some Autumn sculptures using branches and coloured ribbon.  When they had finished weaving the children went into the Forest School to find leaves and twigs to add to their work.  Thank you to Year 4 for making the frames for us.

The children are settling well into school life and adapting to the new routines.  We are adding to these by sending home our first reading book for you to share.  The books will come home on Monday and we would like them returned on Friday (letter explaining more will accompany the book).  We have also been learning phonemes (letter sounds) during our phonic sessions.   Below are the phonemes we have covered so far.  We would be grateful if you could practise these with your child.  Thank you.

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Outdoor learning in Reception

Number line

We went outside to work on number recognition. We used the numbers on the playground to play games to help us to recognise the numbers. We then used the wooden discs to make a number line to 20.

Well done to Finlay and Harry who are our Stars of the Week for great Mathematics work.

We have also been doing our daily exercise outside.  It is hard to keep moving for 15 minutes!

Phonics next week will be the phonemes  g o c k.  Have a lovely weekend.