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Reception & Year 1

As part of our learning about nocturnal animals, we had a visit from local police officers and wildlife officers who brought a beautiful barn owl with them!

Our topic this half term is Light and Dark. We have a dark tent in our classroom.

Fine Motor Carousel - This week we continued to develop our fine motor skills. We enjoyed experimenting with different textures whilst building the muscles in our hands.

Fine Motor Carousel - we used scissors, playdough, tweezers and threading equipment this afternoon to help us get our finger muscles nice and strong, ready for our writing!

Making Sweet Sparklers - we learned about melting whilst we melted chocolate to make our sparklers to celebrate Bonfire Night!

Gingerbread Man fun! We have been reading The Gingerbread Man. Today, we drew around ourselves and decorated ourselves as Gingerbread girls and boys! Then, we tested ginger biscuits in water and tried to make boats to keep the biscuits dry! 

Phonics Workshop - We have had a Phonics Workshop in Reception Year 1. Parents were invited into school to take part in a phonics lesson. The children and parents spent time working together to sound out and make CVC words using various indoor and outdoor resources.

Music - We have been using the musical instruments to create a rhythm. The children enjoyed experimenting with the different instruments during our session.

Creation - The children have started to learn about the Creation in RE.  We spent time together, talking about how the world was created and children enjoyed re-creating the world in our classroom.

Getting to know each other on our transition day

We would like to welcome the Reception children to their new class. During this half term, our topic will be 'All About Me'. We have started learning some letters and sounds in our Phonics and we will be practising reading and writing them. In Maths, our focus will be counting skills and number recognition. Our RE topic is 'God's World' and we will be learning about the Creation story. 


Please read with your child every night for approximately 5-10 minutes. Books will be changed on Mondays and Thursdays, providing reading diaries have been signed. Homework will be sent out on Mondays and returned on Fridays. 


PE is on Fridays. Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school and all clothing is labelled. We will send PE kits home at the end of every half term. 


Please ensure your child has a water bottle in school all year round. They must only be filled with water, as per our Healthy Schools status. 


Could we politely ask that when collecting your child, you wait at the bottom of the ramp to ensure confidentiality when staff need to speak to parents/carers.


LOST PROPERTY - Please check the lost property area, located inside the corridor near the playground toilets. Also, ensure ALL of your child's belonging are labelled.