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Welcome to Foundation!

 

There are two Reception classes - RT and RC.
RT's class teacher is Mrs Turner (EYFS co-ordinator) and their TA is Miss Follis.
RC's class teacher is Miss Cullotty and their TA is Miss Hinds.
Mrs Kelly works with lots of different children from both classes to help them with lots of different activities.

Mrs Green is our speech and language therapist who works with some children during the week.

Mrs Held is now on maternity leave so Mr Khan will now be in class RT and Mrs Slade will be in RC Tuesday mornings to teach science.

 

PE will now be on Monday mornings with our sports coach Dan. Please make sure the children have the correct kit. If they do not, they will not be able to participate in our PE activities.


Here you will be able to find out about the recent projects and activities we have been involved in.

Maths problem solving

The children have solved word problems using the rainbow fish this week.

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Under the sea!

Our theme this term is Under the sea and to start our topic Riverside theatre company came into school to present the story Rainbow fish.  It was also the last day we were celebrating reading bedtime stories for the Pyjamarama book trust fundraiser.  We had a great time joining in with the singing and following the story.

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P.E. sessions with Dan sports coach

The children have been practising their skills ready for sports day.  

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Gardening

 

Today we went to the school garden and spent some time weeding and trimming the mint plant.  We stayed in the shade and took our water bottles with us because it was hot and sunny.

 

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Space rockets

 

The children had great fun using materials from the collage box in the creative area.  They made rockets!  Some had themes of superheroes and unicorns and others went “really really really fast.”  Each rocket had it’s own launch countdown.

Visitors!

 

We have had some visitors in class today - ducklings!  The children were really excited to see the newly hatched ducklings.  They made comparisons to the chicks that hatched last term.  The children enjoyed observing them in the water tray.

Home learning task Story in a shoebox!

Thank you for all your effort in making such amazing story in a shoeboxes! They all look fabulous and we look forward to seeing you at the final Parent drop in session this term to share them.

Living Eggs

The children had a great time meeting the newly hatched chicks.  They observed them in the incubator and then had a chance to hold and stroke them.

Wonderland visit

 

We had a lovely time at Telford Wonderland.  It was cold and wet but the children were so well behaved and enjoyed all the attractions.  It was such a busy day many of the children fell asleep on the journey back to school.

Easter trail

 

We visited the junior hall to look at the displays for Easter trail.  We collected all the objects from each display so we can retell the story at home.

Parent drop in session

 

Today we shared what we know about how a bean seed grows with our parents.

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World book day book fayre

 

We had a lovely story, sang songs and took home the book Ten little bookworms to share with our families.

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Planting bean seeds

 

We have been planting a bean seed.  We will water them and watch them grow.  We cannot wait to see which seed will grow the tallest.

Here are the bean monitors looking after the seeds today.
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Science week session

 

We completed activities to test the best materials for building bridges for goats to cross over the river and which materials would be best to make a house.  We had lots of visitors.  Thank you for your support.

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Building houses

 

We tried to build houses using the same materials that the three little pigs used.  It proved tricky to build a house of straw and sticks!

Red nose day!

 

We all wore red and donated money to the charity.  Look at us spending time reading in our red clothes.

Outdoor maths

Look we are using our number skills outside!

Billy goat’s gruff

 

We have built bridges for the three billy goats gruff so they can safely cross the river.

Mix a pancake!

 

We made pancakes on Shrove Tuesday.  We mixed the ingredients, popped them in the pan and chose the toppings that we would like on them.  Then we ate them all up!

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Look at us reading and writing!

 

We can read captions and match to pictures.  We can write CVC words.

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Goldilocks and the three bears

 

We made porridge so that the three bears would not be hungry!

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Superhero challenge day

 

We have used positional language to locate clues and rescue Mr Jones from the evil pea! We also diffused bombs and counted along number lines.  We used magnets to fly our superheroes across the sky!

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Chinese new year - the year of the pig!

 

We tasted Chinese food, wrote Chinese numbers and danced a dragon dance to celebrate Chinese new year!

We are superheroes!

 

We have completed Superhero obstacle courses and made super fruit kebabs to give us energy.

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Superheroes!

This term we are being Superheroes! So far have developed our pincer grips by defusing bombs, completed a Superhero obstacle course, used magnets to investigate and have made super healthy fruit kebabs.

Autumn 2 Home learning task

The children were asked to complete creative paper snowflakes, snowmen and scarves out of shapes and different mediums.

Christmas production “Our first Nativity”

The children were brilliant in the production.  They spoke with clear voices, sang well and acted in front of a large audience of friends and adults. Later the same day the children participated in the Christingle service. 

The children made pictures using different shapes to tell the story of Christmas.

Wyre forest visit

We traveled by bus to the Wyre forest on Thursday 6th December.  We explored the forest and made reindeer decorations out of forest materials that we found.  We had The Stickman story around the camp fire and toasted marshmallows.  We also found the Gruffalo’s child in the forest.  The breath of freshair rangers gave each child a Christmas tree to plant when we got back home.  It was a busy day!

Christmas through the keyhole

 

Reception experienced Christmas through the keyhole in the infant department.  The children travelled around the building visiting different scenes that told the story of Christmas. They visited Mary’s house, the shepherds field, Joseph’s workshop and Bethlehem.  

The children were excited to write a letter to Father Christmas.  We walked to the local post box to post our letters.  The children are waiting for their replies.

Exploring our senses!

We have been exploring our senses.  We have used our sense of touch to explore feely pots. We smelt many different smells and guessed what they were - some were nice and some were not!

We're going on a bear hunt

The children retold the story using story language moving through all the different settings from the book: through the swishy swashy grass, they stumbled and tripped through the forest and tip toed into the cave.

Physical development 

The children have been parking their bikes in the numbered parking spaces.  This activity developed their gross motor skills and number recognition.

Elmer day!

All the children and staff chose a colour to wear for the day.  We looked very bright and colourful.  We talked about why that colour was special to us and shared the home learning task of the colour bags.

March of the elephants!

On Tuesday 23rd October Reception and their families completed a 10 lap sponsored walk around the school grounds.  We raised money for the charity Happy days and are still collecting all the sponsorship money in.  We have collected a massive £311.05 for the Happy Days charity.  Well Done!.

Autumn 1 home learning task

The children were asked to collect items of their favourite colour to place them in the colour bag.  They brought them into school for Elmer day and they also wore their favourite colour.

Elmer

This week's topic has been Elmer! The children have been exploring the story and talking about what makes them unique and special! They have also been using Elmer to help with finger gym activities and to help with their maths.

Parent Drop in sessions

Every Tuesday at 2:45p.m. you are invited to join us in class to work with your child.  The last two sessions have been very popular and the children have really enjoyed working with you.  We have so far practised writing names and reading books.  We hope to see you every Tuesday!

Handa's Surprise.

The children have been busy exploring the story of Handa's Surprise.

They have taken part in a number of activities. They have been using masks and props in the role play to act out the story and make sure the animals steal the right fruits! They have also been exploring real fruit from the story counting the fruit, exploring their shape and texture and comparing the weight of the different fruits. The children all made their own African necklaces using paint and paper plates! 

Shape exploration

Reception have been exploring different shapes. They have been exploring what different shapes they could find and have been sorting shapes by shape or size.

Finger gym!

We are developing our pencil grip so that we can hold writing equipment correctly to form letters accurately.

Non-negotiables in reception.

Fastening coats.

 

Now the weather is turning cooler, could you please encourage your child to practise to fasten their coat or jacket.  We are pleased that all children can put their coats and jackets on independently, so the next step is being able to fasten them. 

 

Thank you for your support.

Outdoor Learning

Every week all the children will go outside with their designated adult. Children will be taking part in activities such as planting, observing growth, building, enjoying mud kitchen activities and experimenting with how water travels. 

Reading area

The children are accessing the reading area, using story spoons, googly eye I spy's, story props and the listening centres. Sharing stories with your child is a special time and is a crucial part of them learning to love books.

Parents' Consultation Evening Autumn Term

Advance notice Parents' consultation evening is Wednesday 7th November, 3:30-5:30. Thank you for booking an appointment.

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