Settling in !

The first week has been amazing. The children have settled very well.  They all worked hard and enjoyed exploring the new environment.  I think you may have had some very tired children!  The group have starting mixing and are beginning to make new friends.

We have spent the week completing assessments to give us the level to start the learning from.   This will continue over next week by which time we will have a full picture of all children.  We have already started phonics, reading and handwriting.  Please make sure that your child’s reading book and learning journey are back in school daily.

On Sunday 1st October we will be attending a Mass to welcome the children into the church and the schoool community.  Please try to support us sharing this Mass.

Below are some photographs of the first week, we are looking forward to an exciting year.

Summer Festival and Parish Garden Party

Our annual Summer Festival and Parish Garden Party takes place this Sunday 2nd July. There will be the usual 9.30am Sunday mass, followed by a celebratory 11.15am mass which will include some children leading parts of it. This mass will be followed by a get together in the Presbytery Garden of All Souls’ Church where you are all invited to come along, play some games, bring food and drinks to share a picnic and enjoy the parish gala celebrations together.

As we have mentioned in the newsletters over the last couple of weeks, we would love to see as many children as possible at the 11.15am service to support us with various parts of the mass. We ask that children in the choir congregate together to join their voices as one and boost this joyous occasion. They will also perform a hymn unaccompanied.

On Friday 30th June, we are inviting children to come into school wearing non uniform and in return bring in a bottle that will go towards the free bar at the garden party.

Nursery/Reception – cans/bottles of Budweiser

Year 1 – cans of carling

Year 2 – cans of John Smiths (bitter)

Year 3 – cans of cider

Year 4 – bottles of white wine

Year 5 – bottles of rose wine

Year 6 – bottles of red wine

Please help us support our parish community in this celebration. We hope to see as many of our families there as possible. A letter has come home with children today; please complete and return the attached reply slip.

Thank you for your continued support.

Walk to Bablake – The Amazing Adventures of Superstan!

The children in Reception and Years 1, 2, 3 and 4 have been invited to watch the dress rehearsal of the play ‘The Amazing Adventures of Superstan’ – performed by Year 5 & 6. The children will be walking to Bablake School on Tuesday 11th July. We will be leaving school at 9.15am and returning in time for lunch. Please could you ensure that your child is wearing appropriate clothing according to the type of day i.e. wet weather coats, or in the unlikely event of sunshine, sun hats and sun-cream!

If your child needs an inhaler or medication, please make sure they bring it with them.

Please complete the form attached and return back to school as soon as possible.

Thank you,

Mrs Hartwell

Twycross Zoo

We had an amazing day yesterday at Twycross Zoo.  It may have poured with rain but we didn’t let that stop us.  We saw a variety of animals and attended a group sessions, where we got to stroke a tortoise and a cockroach.  The zoo staff members commented on how well behaved and well mannered the children were.  I couldn’t be more proud of them.  One of our highlights was the elephants who decided to have a bath right in front of us (see video below).  We are now going to continue our animal learning back in the classroom and will present our EYFS assembly on 28th June.

Tesco Trip

Reception had a fantastic trip to Tesco yesterday which was linked to our healthy eating topic.  The children got to look around the store and became staff members for the morning.  They went behind the scenes to look at the stock and got very cold looking in the huge fridge!  We hunted around the fruit and veg to find food on our checklists.  We visited the bread, cheese and fish counters too.  Some children were brave enough to hold a mackerel and a mussel!  We finished off by sampling some of the fruit, veg, bread and cheese, delicious!

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It’s Hailing!

The children were so excited to see the hail this week.  Lots of children had never been out in hail, so that’s exactly what we did.  We tried to catch it in our hands and on our tongue! We made observations by collecting ice in a cup and then watching it over the course of the afternoon.

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Dentist Theme

The children have been very excited this week with our dentist theme.  The role play area has been great fun.  They’ve written about how to brush their teeth, built dentists’ out of lego, created toothbrushes out of playdoh and learnt what foods are bad for our teeth.  We have also been talking about healthy eating and exercise.  We ran on the spot for 1 minute really fast to see what happened to our bodies.

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Library Visit

Yesterday afternoon, reception had there first school trip.  We walked to Earsldon library and listened to a story called ‘The Kitchen Disco’.  It was a very interactive story and the children had lots of fun telling jokes and dancing!

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Holi Celebration

Yesterday we celebrated the Hindu Festival Holi.  The children wore bright clothes and we spent the morning doing lots of activities do to with colour.  We created multicoloured handprints using paints, we coloured pictures and made cards.  We also tried some different colourful fruit: papaya, kiwi, sharon fruit, pomegranate.

The children had great fun!


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What a busy week!

Reception had great fun making pancakes on Tuesday, each group measured out the ingredients and whisked them together before Miss Cowley put them in the frying pan.  We gave them a little flip in the air to turn them over.  Then the children could pick their own topping and spread it on their pancake themselves!

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In Maths the children have been estimating:

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They were as high as kites on World Book Day, and had a wonderful day dressed as their favourite characters.  They all shared with the class who they were and told us about the character.