Some useful information about the year ahead…
The Bikability team have been in to visit us. Each week we will be working in groups to ten in our outdoor area with a specially trained Bikeability instructor. We’ve had a lot of fun using the balance bikes so far and you can see already how our confidence has grown.
Our visit to St. Anne’s Church
We all walked down to St. Anne’s Church to see the big Year 3 and Year 4 children perform their Christmas Nativity Show.
We had a lovely time and really enjoyed their performance.
Afterwards, we had a look around the church…
A Wriggly Nativity
We invited all of parents and families along to see our Christmas show, ‘A Wriggly Nativity’ J
Getting ready for Christmas
We’ve been very busy in Reception…
We had a lot of fun trying out the different activities and games with our families at our Reception Parent Workshop…
Thank you all for coming J
Exercising our hand muscles
We have been working hard to develop our manipulative skills ready for mark-making with an assortment of resources and activites this term.
Using one–handed equipment and engaging in activities that require random cuts before expecting children to make controlled cuts…
Having fun with numbers
We have been working hard to recognise our numbers from zero to twenty. We’ve been practising our counting skills, remembering to count slowly and accurately and trying really hard to say just one number for each item as we count (perfecting our 1:1 correspondence).
Out and about in our local community
Every week we plan out together as a class what we need to buy for our snack table. We write out a shopping list and then we take it in turns to visit the supermarket next door to our school. Going to ASDA is lots of fun but a lot of learning also takes place too (writing out our shopping lists, reading what we need from our lists, scanning our shopping at the self service till and then working out which coins we need to pay for our shopping).
We then have to carry all of shopping back to school!
An exciting day out
So much to do and so much to see, we had a lovely time at Chester Zoo J
Harvesting our snack
Guess what we’re having for our snack tomorrow…?
We’ve been learning all about Harvest time and when we went outside we noticed that we had pears growing in our playground!
We had a lot of fun harvesting them ready for snack tomorrow J
We love to read J
Did you know that reading books aloud to children stimulates their imagination and expands their understanding of the world?
It helps them develop language and listening skills and prepares them to understand the written word.
In Nursery and Reception, we encourage all of our children to take home a library book each night – please try and a quite moment to share a story each night with your child. Library books can then be brought back to school the next day and your child can choose another story to take home J
For helpful advice and tips on reading at home please visit the ‘Booktrust’ website below:
J Reception J J
Reception children have settled well into their new school and class –
we’ve all had a lot of fun exploring our learning environment and making new friends J