Foundation Stage Mrs Marlow, Miss Wedgwood & Miss Pennington: News items

Reception learn the animals in French , by Mrs Webb

Date: 18th Jan 2018 @ 9:15pm

Mrs Marlow’s class enjoyed learning some animal words in French today. They had their first game of “heads down, thumbs up” and did really well! The children listened very carefully to the intsructions and no one peeked! The also managed to remember the French words!

Reception enjoy meeting some new friends in French!, by Mrs Webb

Date: 22nd Nov 2017 @ 3:56pm

Reception pupils  were introduced to 2 new friends in French and practised saying “bonjour” and “au revoir” to them. They also sang some songs and really enjoyed doing all the actions.

Handwriting and spelling evening, by Mrs Knibbs

Date: 3rd Nov 2017 @ 9:07am

The recent handwriting and spelling evening received a good turn out. For anyone who missed it, please find attached a copy of the presentation.

Reception enjoy an Autumn rhyme in French, by Mrs Webb

Date: 16th Oct 2017 @ 9:38pm

Reception loved learning a new rhyme in French which included real conkers! They all participated really well and had great fun! 

Busy day in Reception, by Mrs Knibbs

Date: 5th Oct 2017 @ 11:58am

The children in reception have been learning all about the people who help them. Today they received visits from a nurse, the police and the fire department. What a fun time they had!

Who stole Mrs Fox's Lunch, by Mrs Knibbs

Date: 4th Oct 2017 @ 10:22am

The children have been searching the whole of the school grounds for someone/something who has potentially stolen Mrs Fox's lunch. They have discovered clues along the way. Will the correct culprit end up in the class jail? Will Mrs Fox get to eat today? (I'm sure she will as so many of the children kindly offered to share their lunch with her)

 

Rain doesn't stop play in Reception, by Mrs Knibbs

Date: 12th May 2017 @ 10:52am

Northmeadow Development limted have sponsored puddle suits for the whole of our reception children so they can continue to learn and play outside during the typical British summer weather. Thank you, we really appreciate them! 

The Dental Playbox visits Reception courtesy of Action for sick children, by Mrs Knibbs

Date: 30th Mar 2017 @ 12:17pm

Our reception children had a fun time learning all about oral hygiene.

 

Spring Chickens, by Mrs Knibbs

Date: 16th Mar 2017 @ 2:16pm

The Reception children have been very patient, watching and waiting for the chicks to hatch. They are so cute!

 

The Evil Pea Visits Reception, by Mrs Knibbs

Date: 8th Mar 2017 @ 11:26am

Reception have been tormented by the Evil Pea throughout the week, he has been up to all sorts of mischief. 

He has doubled, He has written a letter to the children informing them that he is holding poor Mr Sprout hostage and he has frozen him. The childrens challenge was to discuss how to free him.

The heros of the reception class managed to capture the Evil pea by trapping him in jelly.

 

 

 

Christmas French, by Miss Young

Date: 13th Dec 2016 @ 4:01pm

Today the reception children have learnt all about how Christmas is celebrated in France. They have learnt about what happens on Christmas Eve and that the children might leave their shoes by the fireplace for 'Père Noël' to fill with presents and sweeties. We have tasted pain au chocolat and have made a special Christmas box and brought home a croissant to try a little bit of French food.

Reception Graduation Day , by Mrs Grice

Date: 19th Jul 2016 @ 11:26am

Yesterday our fabulous reception children graduated after a very successful year. They did extremely well, some said what they liked about their time in reception, they all received their graduation scrolls and threw their hats in the air. It was then finished with the children singing a song with actions. The parents and teachers were very proud.

Chicks!, by Miss Holland

Date: 16th Jun 2016 @ 12:15pm

How lucky were we today when we had a surprise visit from Carla's mummy who brought in some 1 and 2 day old chicks!  Mrs Smith explained the lifecycle of the chick to us and even had some of the broken egg shells from this morning.  She also showed us some photos of the parent hens who were very large and helped us to understand why the chicks were already a good size.  We all had chance to stroke or even hold a chick and washed our hands before sharing how they felt.  It was interesting to learn about the incubator and the heat lamp.....one chick even fell asleep in Mrs Cropper's hands it was so warm and comfortable!

A HUGE THANKYOU to Mrs Smith for sharing the chicks with us and we can't wait to see them again in a couple of weeks to see their down change to feathers and how much they have grown laugh

Sports for Schools, by Miss Holland

Date: 29th Apr 2016 @ 10:31am

How exciting to see Hannah Whelen, an Olympic gymnast, in school today to promote sports for schools and help us to take part in our sponsored circuit training!

Phew! That was hard work but greeeeaaaaattttt FUN!  We had to jump the bench, scissor jumps, mountain climbers, leg wiggles and star jumps to finally cheer on the rest of our friends. laugh

We certainly earned our sponsor money so a great BIG THANK YOU to all our friends and family who have sponsored us yes (money due next week)

Our School Pond, by Miss Holland

Date: 26th Apr 2016 @ 3:14pm

yesWoW what an exciting afternoon we have had!  We went for a walk down to our school pond to look at the tadpoles that have hatched out of the frogspawn.  How lucky are we to see the tadpoles in their natural environment especially as we are learning all about the lifecycle of a Frog!  The sun kept peeping out so we could see the tadpoles more clearly and share our squeals of delight as we noticed their wiggling tails in the water amongst the leaves.  cool  We were also delighted to see the spring flowers blooming in the woodlands...........

Easter Service, by Miss Holland

Date: 21st Mar 2016 @ 12:27pm

We had a wonderful Easter service at Mossley church today with the Reverend Taylor.  We thought about 'Spring', new life, flowers and growth.  Rev.Taylor planted some sunflower seeds and we discussed what is needed to help them to grow.  Rev. Taylor then made the link between Spring and Easter for us, comparing the seed in the soil growing up into a flower to Jesus dying and coming alive again.  He then gave us the pots to take back to school with us and watch grow.  We enjoyed singing our Easter songs and reciting our poem.  

Once back to school we celebrated 'Palm Sunday' by creating our own palm leaves and holding a procession around the playground pretending to welcome Jesus into town......"Hosanna to the King!"   We are looking forward to the rest of the week and the many Easter activities in store laugh

Mother's Day Tea Party, by Miss Holland

Date: 4th Mar 2016 @ 9:37am

How wonderful to have the opportunity to have 'tea with Mummy'laugh It was a great afternoon spending time with our Mummies, showing them our learning books, sharing our poems and working together on the word searches.  We proudly sang our 'Mummy thank you, I love you' song and presented our cards.  We hope you enjoyed the afternoon as much as we did and your daffodils bloom. heart

World Book Day 2016 - Pyjama Day, by Miss Holland

Date: 3rd Mar 2016 @ 10:18am

The children had a wonderful day today wearing their pyjamas all day.  We shared our 'favourite books' and explained to our friends 'why' we thought our book was so good.  We had princess books, funny books, books by our favourite author, sing-a-long books, information books, fairytale books, books from programmes off the television and even a book about 'poo'!!!!!!!! laugh  We had as many opportunities as possible to listen to our stories and an assembly with Mrs Swift to explain World Book Day.

After lunch we all went into the hall with our Year Six reading buddies and shared our own favourite book.  We even had 'hot chocolate' to drink too.......zzzzzzz.......night night everyone wink

Chinese New Year and Shrove Tuesday, by Miss Holland

Date: 9th Feb 2016 @ 12:35pm

We have had a wonderful week of celebrations with Chinese New Year and Shove Tuesday or Pancake Day as it is more commonly known.  

For Chinese New Year we learnt all about the customs and traditions behind the festival and the story of the 12 animals crossing the river that became the 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac.  We made our own dancing Dragons, masks, money envelopes and even created our own Dragon Dance to music.  We tasted noodles with soy sauce and prawn crackers and had great fun using chopsticks.  We also learnt the game of 'Chinese whispers' and made cards to our family "Kung Hei Fat Choy"

Pancake Day was another celebration as we learnt all about the Christian festival of Shrove Tuesday the day before Lent.  We learnt about the reasons behind having Pancakes on this day and why Shrove Tuesday always occurs before Lent.  We also watched how other countries celebrate this day and had fun watching pancake racing on youtube.  Our favourite part of the day was our own pancake races and of course having our very own pancakes made in font of us and eating them!!!  We wrote a list of ingredients for our favourite pancake and then imagined what we could give up for Lent.

Enjoy the photos......laugh

'Teddy Bears Picnic' lunch, by Miss Holland

Date: 4th Feb 2016 @ 12:15pm

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"If you go down to the woods today, you're sure of a big surprise, if you go down to the woods today, you'd better go in disguise.  For every bear that ever there was will gather there for certain because........Today's the day that teddy bears have their picnic!"

A huge thank you to Mrs Speak and the kitchen staff for organising a special picnic lunch in the hall to coincide with our 'Bear' project.  We all had a wonderful time and an even more wonderful lunch, it was Bearrrrrrrilliant! laugh