We have made a great start to school since joining in September. We have been very busy learning and making lots of new friends.
Every day, we work with Mr Lawrence and Mrs Robbins. Miss Greenwood and Mrs Molyneux also come in to help us (we share them with RK).
Home learning is sent home every Friday and we would really appreciate it if you could return this by the following Wednesday; this allows us time to mark the homework and get the next set of homework stuck in.
PE is usually on a Friday. Your child's PE kit is already in school, but please make sure that your child does not wear earrings on that day.
If you ever have any questions, please come and speak to Mr Lawrence or send in a note with your child.
Our trip to Beaulieu
We have been doing a lot of learning through our topic, Terrific Transport. As a super celebration of all the work we have done, we went to visit Beaulieu Motor Museum.
In the morning, our guides took us all around the museum, showing us lots of different vehicles - even some famous ones! We also got to try on some costumes and hats.
In the afternoon, we had some time to go around the grounds. We had a fun time going on a vintage bus, riding a monorail and going for a ride in Gumdrop, a car that is 90 years old!
We had a super time but were very tired afterwards - some of us needed a little nap on the way home!
Take a look at the photos below.
World Book Day
For World Book Day, we came to school dressed as our favourite book character. A big thank you goes to our mums and dads for putting so much time, effort and creativity into our costumes! As part of our celebrations, we wrote all about who we were. We also took part in a book swap, exchanging an old book for a different one from someone else in Reception. As if that wasn't enough excitement for one day, it was snowing! The children had a great time playing and exploring in the snow.
Chinese New Year
For our first topic of 2018, we have been learning all about Chinese New Year. We have been very creative, making tangram patterns, rainbow fish, Chinese lanterns and Chinese dragons. We have loved playing in the Chinese restaurant role play area, taking people's orders and making lots of delicious food! We learned the Chinese Zodiac story and acted it out, pretending to be the different animals. We also used books and the internet to find out facts about China and Chinese New Year. In Maths, we used rice to explore capacity and even tried to write numbers in Mandarin.
To celebrate all of our learning, we had a Chinese New Year party day, where we played traditional Chinese games and ate lots of yummy food! In the afternoon, we invited parents and other family members to come and see all of the brilliant things we had made.
We were very busy in the run up to Christmas! As well as doing lots of learning through our Santa's Little Helpers topic, we also put in lots of hard work to get ready for our Christmas nativity play, It's A Baby. We had to learn lots of songs, dances and words, but we did an amazing job and made all of our grown ups very proud!