We hope your children have had a good first week at school.
We have thoroughly enjoyed meeting the children and working with them. They are a delightful group of young people and we look forward to our adventure, exploring and learning together.
It was a pleasure to meet you all at the curriculum evening on Thursday. We hope we can all work together as a strong school/home team to ensure the children achieve their full potential in all areas of their learning.
Karen Lambert & Sue Loader
This week we have been busy learning so much though our play. We have explored light and dark under the black out cloth, we have made our own shadow puppets and learnt the days of the week through songs and actions.
We have been painting for and dancing in the Harvest festival.
The good weather has meant we have spent lots of time outside being physical. We were using our muscles to balance across planks, dig, build, drag and stack construction equipment outside as well as counting the tyres and planks we could play with.
When we worked together we were using our imagination and learning to listen and share ideas with our friends.
We made a puzzle with Mrs Loader and developed our language when we talked about nursery rhyme characters in the puzzle and the letters of their names.
We tried different ways of writing, with pens and chalks on paper and on the floor outside. We strengthened our fingers by doing this and by painting carefully with a small paintbrush. When we painted we practised our colour mixing and painting techniques.
We explored with water and sand, made sandcastles and counted them.
Phew! We are exhausted but have had a great time.
We look forward to next week after a good rest.
On Friday 20th October in the afternoon, Reception class and Year 1 got together to play and share toys, equipment and ideas.
We had a great time together.
Through all our play, we have worked on
Enjoy your weekend.
Week beginning 13th November 2017
This week we have been looking at the Creation story and the Annunciation. We used our speaking and listening skills to act out the stories with our friends and practised our pencil control when we retold the story through words and pictures.
We tried really hard to sit peacefully during meditation. Sometimes we find it difficult to sit still but we are trying really hard.
Some children from our school have been bringing in shoe boxes full of nice things for Operation Christmas Child. We have quite a few in the hall.
We looked at 2-d shape and made pictures with shapes we could name.
In PE this week we were lucky to have Mr. Norris helping us and we got out all the climbing apparatus. This exercise helps keep our heart healthy as we are building our muscles and our strength.
We still went outside, read, cycled, ran, jumped, counted, measured, drew pictures, dressed up, used our imaginations, sang songs and wrote stories and sentences as usual too.
We look forward to next week.
Some of us braved the freezing temperatures to explore our surroundings which were covered in snow.
We used lots of interesting vocabulary and found that we could make our footprints in fresh snow. Then some of us noticed different shaped footprints. What could they be? We had suggestions ranging from "winter pixies", "aliens who came to see the snow" to "an animal looking for food" and "a lost baby!"
Some of us went on the Pirate ship and were made to walk the plank, we hid treasure under the slide and we counted all the step on the ladders and totalled them.
Of course, some of us made snowballs. We couldn't thow them at each other, so we threw them at Mrs Loader instead!
We had great fun.
We had a very interesting and informative day in the Museum at Tring.
Thank you to all the parents who gave up their time to help us on our school trip. The children had a wonderful time and were a credit to you, the parents, and their school.
Mrs Loader was very upset she couldn't join you as she loves school trips!
Week commencing 12th March 2018
Reception has had another busy week learning lots of new things.
Fairtrade has been talked about and we brought in our own "Fairtrade" items from home to show. We had a lot of chocolate (yummy!)
We explored ice by touching it and looking at it carefully. We came up with some excellent words and wrote our words on some coloured paper. We are really trying hard with blending our sounds to make words.
Numicon is great fun to work with. It supports us with our maths and it helps us recognise the numbers by the colour and shape of the Numicon.
Working together is really important and we worked together carefully to build some lovely Lego models.
We are all looking forward to a restful weekend.