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Friday 3rd February 2023

 

What a fantastic week we have had in Reception! Our topic has been 'People that Help Us' and we have been luckily enough to have lots of fantastic visitors.

 

Monday - Mr and Mrs King came in to talk about their roles as Nurses. The children enjoyed using the real life stethoscope! 

 

Tuesday - Joe Phillips, a Firefighter at Southend Airport. The children loved looking at all his equipment and trying on his uniform!

 

Wednesday - Mrs Morden spoke about being a Nurse for over 30 years! She showed us how long our intestines would look if they were stretched out in a long line!

 

Thursday - Mrs MacKenzie spoke about her job as a Clinical Research Assistant, the children enjoyed doing their own investigating with their magnifying glasses. 

 

We ended the week by listening to Mrs McHugh talk about her job as a secondary school English teacher and how she helps older children.

 

Please ask your children what they can remember about our visitors and if they have any other questions they would like to ask.

 

Thank you so much to everyone who came into school in their own time.

 

Next week we have more exciting visitors each day.

Monday 23rd January 2023

 

We had a wonderful day celebrating Chinese New Year! We have discussed how the New Year is celebrated and tried on Chinese clothing. The children have made Chinese lanterns which they will bring home later this week.

 

The day was finished off by a visit from Mrs Tan who answered the children's questions before serving them all some delicious Chinese food from her restaurant.  

Monday 16th January 2023

 

In our Maths lessons we have been learning all about the vocabulary of time. Today we focussed on sequencing events so the children followed instructions to make a jam sandwich. We introduced the time connectives 'first', 'then', 'next' and 'after'. Later in the day, the children sequenced pictures of the steps they took to make their sandwiches. They all thoroughly enjoyed themselves and particularly enjoyed tucking in to their delicious creations!

Wednesday 11th January 2023

 

Today we had some children from Year 3 come to share books in Class 1 and Class 2. Everyone was very excited to have our visitors and enjoyed getting to know then as well as sharing stories. This will be happening on a regular basis so all children will have this opportunity.

Tuesday 10th January 2023

 

Unfortunately, a very rainy start to the day meant that we couldn't make it out for our winter walk to the woods. Nevertheless, the children were still able to walk around the school grounds and look for signs of winter. They spoke articulately about the weather and really enjoyed jumping in all of the puddles!

Friday 11th November 2022

 

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Autumn walk in the woods this week. Thank you so much for all the sponsorship money we have received so far. We are so grateful and look forward to sharing with you what we have purchased for the children the near future. 

Today Class 1 and 2 went into the computer suite. The children practiced using the keyboard and mouse and created beautiful pictures using 2Publish. 

Tuesday 1st November 2022

 

The children in Reception were very excited to play on the Adventure Playground for the first time today. It was lovely to see them all following the rules so nicely and working together as a team to use the equipment safely.

Friday 21st October 2022

 

In Reception this week we have been learning all about the Hindu festival, Diwali. The children have made Rangoli patterns, using chalks outside and 2D shapes inside. Every child made a Diva lamp which they have now taken home. We also tried some Hindu dancing which they really enjoyed!

Tuesday 18th October 2022

 

Today in our PE sessions we used the large parachute. Children enjoyed making gentle waves before playing games. We discussed what made the parachute go up in the air and how we could feel the air blowing out as we lowered the parachute. Children took turns to run under the parachute, swopping places with the person opposite them! Great teamwork from Class 1 and Class 2. 

Friday 30th September 2022

 

The children had a lovely time at the Harvest Festival in St Aidan's Church this morning. Thank you to everyone who made a donation, which is going to the charity HARP.

Tuesday 27th September 2022

 

Reception enjoyed their first PE lesson today. The children listened well to Mr Barker and used different ways to safely travel round the hall. 

Thursday 22nd September 2022

 

Reception children enjoyed their first trip to our school library today. Mrs Mason showed the children where all the books were that may interest them. Everyone then had the opportunity to choose their own book to take home. These books will need to be back in school next Thursday for our next visit and to be changed for a new one. We hope you and your child enjoy sharing these lovely books. 

Friday 16th September 2022

 

The children have enjoyed having lunch at school this week! We have been so impressed at how sensibly they have entered the hall and collected their lunches. All children who have had school dinners have also been trying hard to use their knives and forks. 

Friday 9th September 2022

 

The children have had a fantastic start to school this week. We were so pleased at how sensibly they came in and settled in their classes. They have had lots of fun exploring the Reception Base and getting to know their new classmates. We look forward to welcoming them back next week!

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