We had an amazing visit to The Grundy Art Gallery in Blackpool! We saw drawings, sculptures, models and multi media art work. We loved the talking owl and the art work on the outside of the building by Chila Kumari Singh Burman. We are now working towards achieving a 'Discover Arts Award' certificate.
We have been thinking about new words we can use to describe the fireworks on Bonfire night.
Well done to the children who helped Father Peter plant some spring time bulbs in front of the church today.
Our family visit to the library.
Mr Parker is our History Co-Ordinator and he gave out some special history certificates.
Thank you to all the Grandparents and older members of the Reception children's families who helped them find out about what school was like in the past. There were some interesting differences including drinking milk from a little bottle, having to walk a long way home and no iPads in class! Some things stayed the same such as enjoying playing outside at playtime and having a yummy school dinner.
Playing Bingo with our Twins
Yellow Day for World Mental Health Day. We read the story 'The Colour Monster' and investigated the feelings. Yellow made him feel happy and we thought about what makes us happy too.
PE in Reception Class
Parents' Reading Workshop
Many thanks to all the parents who attended the 'Reception Reading Workshop' meeting in September. Please have a look at the list of books that come recommended by parents for parents.
Charlie Cook's Favourite Book, Sharing A Shell, The Gruffalo, The Paper Dolls - J Donaldson
Brown Bear, Brown Bear - E Carle
The Gingerbread Man
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - R Dahl
Megaboy - Igloo Books
Lucky Duck - Jonathan Shipton
Kitchen Disco - C. Foges
Giraffe's Can't Dance - G Andreae and G Parker- Rees
The Smelly Princess - Igloo Books
Peppa Pig books
Superworm, Stickman, Zog, Monkey Puzzle, The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child -J Donaldson
Oi Frog! - Kes Gray
The Very Hungry Caterpillar - E Carle
Ten Little Princesses - M Brownlow
What Will You Dream Of Tonight? - F Stickley
The Dinosaur That Pooped - T Fletcher
There's An Elf/Dragon In Your Book - T Fletcher
Mr Men books
Mog books -J Kerr
Whizzy Santa - M Billet
Happy Families books -A Ahlberg
I Want My Hat Back - J Klassen
Supertato - S Hendra
Pip and Posy - A Scheffler
Noisy Bottoms -S Taplin
Our First Full Week in School
The children have done so well in settling into our routines and it's lovely to see their smiling faces each day! We are currently working on doing 'good listening' and have played some good games to identify the mystery sounds. We have also been going on 'listening walks' around the school to identify the sounds we can hear - some of them are very quiet sounds like the wind in the trees and others are quite noisy like the school bell at playtime. Playing 'Simon Says' has been a great game to play when listening carefully to instructions, especially when Mrs Chisnall tries to trick everyone!