Welcome to Reception

A very warm welcome to all our new Reception children who started last Friday.

We have all been very proud of how quickly they have settled into school life and are beginning to learn school routines.

All our Reception staff have worked hard to create an exciting and stimulating learning environment, both inside and outside and the children have engaged enthusiastically with the new activities.

The Early Years Curriculum is based upon young minds through vibrant, fun filled topics that stimulate the imagination and curiosity of our youngest learners. Topics are often driven by children's interests and learning needs.

Our classrooms are colourful, lively and well-resourced and learning is led through carefully crafted and specific play skills.

The relationship between home and school is a crucial aspect of your childs educational journey and so we send letters and regularly update our website to keep you fully informed. We also appreciate your support with regular reading with your child.

For more information, please contact Mrs Helen Lynch, Deputy Head.

Who's who in Reception

Deputy Head and Early Years Manager: Mrs Lynch

Teaching staff:  Miss Elliott, Miss Allford, Miss Nicholas and Miss Wisniewski

Teaching Assistants: Ms Cawley, Mrs Nicholls, Mrs Pugh, Miss Field, Mrs Lloyd, Miss Davies and Mrs Wright

SEN support - Mrs Hough (EYFS and KS1 SENCo)

Learning Mentor - Ms Swain

WhWhat's on this Term

Tuesday 4th September - Thursday 6th September - Home Visits

Thursday 6th September 2pm - New children, play and stay session with parents

Friday 7th September - Children start school

Monday 1st October - Tooth Fairy Visit

Thursday 25th October - Reception Slideshow for Parents @ 3pm

Friday 26th October - Open morning for Parents / carers and children for September 2019

Friday 26th October - Wear what you like - Little Princess Trust

HALF TERM  - Monday 29th - Friday 2nd

Monday 5th November - Back to school

Wednesday 7th November - Parents evening 3.45pm - 5.30pm

Thursday 8th November - Parents evening 5pm - 7pm

Thursday 6th December - Christmas craft @ 2pm - Parents/carers come along and join in

Wednesday 12th December - RB Nativity @2.30pm

Thursday 13th December - RPG Nativity @ 2.30pm

Friday 14th December - RE Nativity @ 2.30pm

Diwali

The children had a brilliant week learning all about the festival of Diwali. They made rangoli patters, patterned jewellery, and learnt the story of Rama and Sita. At the end of the week we had a visit from Jon the Potter and made our own Diva Lamp pinch pots. We also took part in a Diwali dance.

   

Library Visit

On Friday 10th November all three Reception classes went on a visit to Leominster Library. We walked through town and had a look at all of the shops and buildings along the way. When we got to the library we had a look at all of the books and shared some stories. We had great fun and would love to visit the library again soon!

                                        

Little Red Hen

We have been learning all about Autumn and Harvest. We have learnt the story of The Little Red Hen and the children have had great fun retelling it using masks. We have learnt how to make bread and then made it ourselves. We mixed and kneaded the dough, baked it and then tasted it at snack time. It was really yummy!

                                                   
 

  

World Book Day

 The second World Book Day took place on Wednesday 14th March; after the original World Book Day had to be cancelled due to the snow. We had a great day in Reception and talked about our favourite books, as well as having our very own World Book Day parade in the hall. We loved looking at everyone’s costumes and guessing everybody’s characters.

                                  

Cake sale in aid of Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Ronald McDonald House

Kerry Pugh and the classes in Reception organised a cake sale on Friday 16th March. We had great fun baking and decorating lots of cakes to sell. We raised a fantastic £920.00, which has been split between the two charities.

                             

Easter Bonnet Parade

Reception held their Easter Bonnet Parade on Monday 26th March. All of the children looked brilliant in their Bonnets and sang some fantastic songs in the hall.

     

 

Cat Weatherill

On Wednesday 28th March Cat Weatherill came to visit us. She taught the children in Reception some songs and read them some exciting stories that they could join in with. She also gave each class a book or CD to share in each class. The children had great fun and enjoyed her visit.

                                            

 

Science Week

As part of science week, RJA set up an incubator in their class. They put 6 eggs into the incubator, and we were lucky enough to watch two chicks hatch. The children loved waiting and watching them hatch and also learnt lots about the life cycle of a chicken.

                                                                   

Teddy Bears Picnic

We have been learning all about Bears in Reception. We have had lots of fun getting ready for a Teddy Bear’s Picnic. We voted for our favourite flavour of crisps and sandwich filling. On the morning of the Teddy Bear’s Picnic we decorated biscuits and made our sandwiches. We had a beautiful day and it was so sunny we even had a frozen lolly!

                                    

Visit from Wye Valley NHS Trust

We have had a visit from Alison and Denzel the dragon! Alison showed us how to brush our teeth and told us lots of great information to help keep us healthy. The children loved brushing Denzel’s teeth!

                                                                     

Forest School

Forest School sessions have now been completed with RJA and RPN and RKE are about to start their sessions. Miss Allford has also been very busy running an after school club for Years 1 and 2 and currently Years 3 and 4.

In Reception we have had lots of fun with Forest School sessions. The children have enjoyed taking part in lots of activities.

We have loved playing hide and seek and exploring the Forest School site.

We have enjoyed going on minibeast hunts and digging for worms.

The children have collected lots of sticks and built an amazing woodpile.

The children have also learnt how to make dens and put up shelters.

The sessions have all finished with fire work. Children helped to fuel the fire, toasted their own marshmallow and even enjoyed a yummy hot chocolate!