Another busy week in RS and RC!

June 30, 2014 at 5:59 pm

We only have a couple of week left of this term – it has gone so fast! The children continue to work hard and show their readiness for Year 1. They will be visiting their new classrooms and teachers on Thursday – we are sure they will have a great time!

In Literacy this week we are looking at instructions. The children will write their own instructions on how to make a moving fish puppet or a fish jelly. We will be using language such as first, next, then and finally. The children will put actions to the instructions verbally before writing them. The bee jobs include writing instructions on how to brush your teeth, making a jelly fish model and sequencing instructions.

In Mathematics we are learning about ‘capacity’. How much rice/water can fill or half fill different sized containers? Today someone said “It is a quarter full” so this led on to us talking about a container being ‘3/4 full’. The bee jobs are challenging the children to find the largest rice and water container. They also have to draw and label a picture of something which holds more water than a small water bottle.

Alive and Kicking
Don’t forget RC are going on their underwater adventure on Friday morning. Please remember to bring in a £2 contribution. RS children had a fantastic morning last Friday and created their own adventure!

Enjoy the sunshine this week.
The Reception team.

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RS’ Underwater Adventure!

June 27, 2014 at 3:24 pm

RS children had an amazing morning creating our own adventure under the sea! We met different characters like Tom, the Skipper and the Sea Queen. The children were transfixed. Their story telling was fantastic and they created it in an 1 1/2 hours – without a break! Watch the great video to see what we did…

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Nursery visit to Hesketh Farm

June 27, 2014 at 3:08 pm

What a perfect day we had at Hesketh Farm. The weather was just right. dry and not too hot! Everyone had a really enjoyable time feeding the animals or using the large variety of play equipment the farm has on offer. We took lots of photos of the journeys and at the farm. Did you fall asleep on the way home?

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Alive and Kicking on Friday!

June 25, 2014 at 1:37 pm

RS class are doing a drama workshop with Alive and Kicking THIS Friday. It starts at 9.45 and finishes at 11.30ish. It involves creating a song and landscape.

Parents are welcome to join us in our under water adventure! Places are limited to 6 and if you are coming please try and wear blue!

We look forward to seeing you there.

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What’s happening in RS and RC this week?

June 23, 2014 at 12:41 pm

The children have a busy week ahead…

In Literacy RS class are writing a recount of their trip to ‘The Sealife Centre’. I think the top 4 favourite things were Ernie the turtle, the sharks, the turtles playing football and the play area! RC class are reading the book ‘Sharing a Shell’ by Julia Donaldson. They will discuss the characters, write about something they are good at sharing and draw and label something they would like in their shell.

In Mathematics we are practising using number lines but this time to solve subtraction calculations. The children will use a life size number line to jump the steps and smaller individual ones. It is important that they start to hop back from the correct number. They are all doing really well using number lines. We continue to count backwards from 20 to 0, count in steps of 2, 5 and 10 and write numbers to 20.

Alive and Kicking
We are very fortunate to have the drama group ‘Alive and Kicking’ to do some drama work with RS THIS Friday and RC next Friday 4th July. Letters are going out this week. We are asking for a contribution of £2 per child. The children will go on an underwater adventure! We are very excited!

Have a great week
The Reception Team

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RS’ Underwater Adventures at the Sealife Centre

June 20, 2014 at 11:24 am

The children have a super day yesterday learning a lot about underwater animals. We found out so much…
* Octopus’ have 3 hearts, blue blood and are very clever
* Animals with small heads and large bodies aren’t very clever just like Turtles!
* Some crabs are nocturnal
* The sharks at the Sealife Centre eat dead fish
* Jellyfish are brittle and not jelly like

and lots more!!!!

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What do we know in Nursery?

June 20, 2014 at 8:30 am

This week has been a very busy week for everyone. We have been doing lots of assessment activities with the children. They have had fun taking part in lots of counting and number recognition activities. They have told us all about their favourite story “The Gruffalo”. They know where the story is set, who the characters are and what happens at the end. The children have been demonstrating their physical skills by climbing, slithering and jumping. They have moved to different types of music and shown which pieces they enjoy the most.
The children have also enjoyed using our new outside area in the sunshine. They have made mud pies and grown in confidence on the tree trunks. Aren’t they growing up?
Don’t forget next Thursday is our trip to Hesketh Farm so keep your fingers crossed for good weather!

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RC’s trip to The Sealife Centre

June 17, 2014 at 11:17 am

Yesterday RC had a fantastic trip to the Sealife Centre in Manchester. The children and adults learnt lots about a huge variety of sea creatures and even got to touch a few. We saw turtles, sting rays, crabs, sea horses, starfish and lots more! The whole class behaved brilliantly on the trip and I was very proud of them! Thank you to all the adults who helped out too you were fantastic. Take a look at some of the pictures to find out what we got up to.

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Busy, busy in RS and RC this week!

June 16, 2014 at 4:19 pm

What a busy start to the week! RC spent the day at The Sealife Centre and had a super time. RS class have been busy doing lots of bee jobs!

Literacy in RC this week will focus on writing a recount of their trip to The Sealife Centre. They will have the opportunity to draw and label a sea animal they saw on the trip. They can read and answer questions about creatures from under the sea. Both classes are working towards creating a large collage fish to display outside Year 1.

Literacy in RS we are reading the book ‘Sharing a Shell’. The children will be thinking about what they would like to have in their own shell as well as focusing on what they are good at sharing. We are encouraging children to do observational drawings of shells. They have to look at the shape, colours and patterns.

In Mathematics we are contiuing to write all the numbers to 20 the correct way round and count back from 20 to 0. Our main focus is learning how to solve addition calculations using a number line – preparation for Year 1! The children normally use objects and their fingers so a number line is very different. We are practising finding a number from a calculation and counting on a number very carefully to find the answer.

RS Parents
Don’t forget our trip to the Sealife Centre is on Thursday. The children need to arrive at school before 8.50 classroom doors will open earlier. Named packed lunches will also need to be handed to a member of staff on the morning.

Cycling
Well done to all the children who rode their bikes and scooters on the time trial. George Higgins will be representing the Reception co-hort – good luck!

Have a great week, let’s hope the sun shines.
The Reception Team

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Missing lunch box!

June 14, 2014 at 6:19 pm

A child in RS class lost his Angry Birds lunch box on Thursday and it hasn’t reappeared – it is named. Please can you check your child’s lunch boxes.

Thank you.

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