2019-20 RECEPTION CLASS

Welcome to the Reception Class of 2019-20
 
Miss Diplock, Mrs Dray, Mrs Guest, Mrs Rayner and Mrs Minshull welcomed the Reception class children to school from Friday 6th September 2019.
 
Please check back here regularly to see what we have been doing and learning.
 
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Welcome to our Reception Class
 
Congratulations for completing your first week at big school, you are settling in to new school routines amazingly well. Our first topic is 'All About Me' and we have all been busy getting to know each other and establishing new class rules and boundaries. The children will bring home an 'All About Me Bag' at the end of this week which they can place some special objects inside. Children will take turns over the week to show their special objects to the class and talk about them to help us get to know you even more. This activity will also help our speaking and listening skills.
 
Our First Day
Meeting the Year 6 Buddies
 
Our Year 6 buddies came to meet us in the classroom and we had some time to play together on our first day. At lunchtime, they helped us to choose our lunch, collect our cutlery and carry our trays in the hall. After that, they looked after us when we played together outside.
E-safety
 
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Wake and Shake
 
We take part in 'Wake and Shake' every morning after the register to wake us up and get our bodies moving. It also helps to switch on our brains too! We talk about the effects of exercise on our bodies and our arms and hands always feel so much warmer after. 
Pre-Visit to St Andrew's Church in Isleham
 
On Tuesday 1st October we walked to our local church to meet Reverend David who gave us a tour of 'God's House'. We took some photos to show you what we saw and spoke about. A big thank you to the parent volunteers that walked with us.
 
This trip helped to prepare us for the Harvest Service on Friday 4th October. We look forward to seeing you all there.
 
 
Harvest Service
Swayne and Partners Vet Visit
 
A vet and a veterinary nurse kindly came to visit us at school today to talk about pets.
 
The children identified many different photos of pets and talked about safety around dogs. We looked at photos of dogs who were showing their teeth and dogs who looked frightened and talked about whether or not it was safe to approach them. The children were told that they must ask the owner of the dog first, before touching it to check that it is safe. The nurse taught us what to do if a dog runs up to us. Remember to ask your child to show you.
 
 
The children were then given the opportunity to meet and stroke a yellow Labrador called Star and two rabbits. We listened to Star's heartbeat using a stethoscope and found out lots of interesting facts about each animal. 
Autumn Term 2
Our Cool World
 

The second half of this term will focus on the wider world during the topic ’Our Cool World’. Children will learn about different festivals and celebrations in the run up to Christmas and find out about other countries and cultures along the way.

 

We will finish the term learning about how Christmas is celebrated by Christians and perform a traditional Christmas Nativity for the school and parents. Please see the weekly school newsletters for more reminders about school dates and events.