Early Years and Year 1 enjoyed participating in a celebration of Mary. They reflected on the special women in their lives and sang hymns and recited the Hail Mary. We ended our celebration by blowing a kiss to her picture. ✝️💜
We participated in Children’s Mental Health Day. We all came into school, dressed in something that made up feel happy. We all took part in a lovely wellbeing walk outside, following the actions along the ‘Daily Mile’ pathway while looking all around us at what we could see, hear, feel and smell. We all enjoyed participating in a variety of activities that helped up feel happy, calm and thankful, including making thank you cards for someone special in our lives and wellbeing head massages. We had a lovely day together!
Reception have thoroughly enjoyed exploring Chinese New Year! It is the Year of the Tiger! We have listened to the story of ‘The Great Race’ and enjoyed placing the animals in the correct order that they came in the race. We have taken part on lots of exciting creative activities this week including making paper lanterns, writing how old we are using Chinese symbols and making our own Chinese dragons using lots of different creative materials. We all took part in our whole class Chinese dragon parade. Using our large dragon mask, we made the dragon dance by playing lots of different musical instruments. We also celebrated with a very yummy Chinese banquet, tasting and enjoying lots of different Chinese food and dancing to traditional Chinese music. Gung Hei Fat Choi!
Reception loved celebrating ‘National Winnie the Pooh Day’. We all dressed up in red and yellow clothes and brought a special Teddy into school. We learnt all about the author A.A Milne, his son Christopher Robin and his animal friends from Hundred Acre Wood. We created our own Winnie the Pooh door hanger choosing our favourite character form the stories and loved listening to Winnie the Pooh’s adventures. We finished our special day with a Teddy Bear picnic. It was such a lovely day!
Reception have enjoyed reading the story ‘Whatever Next’, where Baby Bear takes a trip to the moon. We were so interested in the moon and space, we decided to extend our learning further and looked at some very famous astronauts that have been to the moon and how they got there. We really enjoyed designing and creating our very own space rockets using lots of different creative materials and even made our very own phonic rocket ships!
5,4,3,2,1,0, BLAST OFF!!!!
Reception have really enjoyed celebrating International Kite Day! We have been learning all about kites and how they need wind to fly up in the sky. We designed and made our own kites ready to fly in our outdoor area. We had so much fun!
We also explored wind in our PE lesson using the parachute, making it fly up by moving our arms up and down very quickly. We then played lots of fun games with the parachute. It was SO much fun!!
We have had so much fun exploring five nursery rhymes to celebrate ‘World Nursery Rhyme week’. This year’s nursery rhymes were ‘Incy Wincy Spider’, ‘Sleeping Bunnies’, ‘Wind the bobbin up, ‘Heads shoulders knees and toes’ and ‘Down in the jungle’.
We really enjoyed singing and signing along to each nursery rhyme each day and loved taking part in lots of fun and exciting activities to explore each rhyme.
As part of our ‘Come and See: Welcome’ theme, we have been learning about how we are welcomed into God’s family and how baptisms are very special occasions. We talked about the special parts of a baptism, who is there, what happens, what is said and what special things we can see during a baptism. We turned our classroom in ‘Holy Family Church’ and baptised ‘Baby Matthew’, and celebrated the baby being welcomed into God’s family.
Reception have loved learning all about the Jewish faith. We learnt about the celebration of Hanukkah and why it is celebrated for 8 days. We explored lots of different Jewish artefacts, including a Kiapph, a Dreidel and the Torah. We made our own painted Menorahs using our handprints and colouring pencils, using the scissors to cut them out carefully. We had lots of fun singing and dancing to traditional Jewish music and the ‘Dreidel song’.
In Reception we love dressing up in lots of different costumes and pretending to be different characters! We use our imaginations and use super language and different vocabulary to pretend we are different people. We have lots of fun!