Thursday, 10 January 2019

Reception 10th January 2019

Reception have come back eager to learn and it has been super hearing all about their Christmas holiday.
The key word in our class this term is "challenge". We have been talking about challenging our learning and persevering even when we are "stuck in the dip".

A request: Please could we have some pairs of shoes on loan for Monday for our topic - adult or child in pairs and in a variety of styles. We would really appreciate it - thank you! Keep the junk modelling coming in too!!!!!!

A polite request: If your child requires the reception class toilet before or after school, for safeguarding reasons, please could you NOT accompany them because other children may be using the toilets at the same time, thank you.

Thank you to all of you who have brought in home learning from the holiday, we are enjoying sharing them. From this Friday, your child will be bringing a reading book home which has been selected by their RWInc teacher. This book is to keep for the week and MUST be returned the following Thursday. Please do not bring them back early, they are to be re-read as many times as they like over the week so that the children build confidence and feel successful. The red home learning books will still come home but will now have a numeracy based task to be completed and returned by the following Thursday. Time to talk will come home every couple of weeks. Thank you for your amazing support with the home learning and your child's development, we are noticing a huge impact on their learning that is coming from the joint work and communication between home and school.

Maths you could work on at home that we have noticed this week................. accurate touch counting, recognising the numerals to 20 (especially 11-20).

Many thanks from the AWESOME 😀 Reception Team!

Monday, 7 January 2019

Reception first week back reminders.

It was so lovely to welcome everyone back today. The children have all returned refreshed and keen to learn!


  1. This Wednesday forest schools will be back on so Tigger, Piglet and Eeyore will be doing the first three weeks of this half term. Wellies and wet weather clothers are a must please.
  2. Monday 14th January is the Spring Term Reception Parent Information Session in the school hall at 9am.
  3. The children now have a named tray in the cloakroom area for their book bags, jumpers, hats and gloves to be stored.
  4. Don't forget you are welcome to come in and change your child's library books with them before or after school.
Thank you for all the home learning that has arrived, we really enjoyed sharing those today and look forward to more over the week.

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Reception 2019 Spring 1 topic

A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all..........and I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and are enjoying the holiday.

A huge thank you for the very generous gifts we received!

Just a quick message really before you clear away your christmas things, with Monday in mind..............please could you save some recycling for our junk modelling box, also please may we have any old christmas cards.

A sneak preview into our upcoming topics this half term beginning with The Elves and the Shoe Maker story (please don't tell the children about this until we have launched it!!!!!!) this will lead into Cinderella, knights and castles ending in a fabulous ball!!!!!! (A heads up - the ball will, of course, involve dressing up!)

If you have any shoe boxes we could use or any pairs of shoes - the more unusual the better, that we could borrow for the topic - we will have a shoe shop/makers set up in the role play area. Adult shoes as well as childrens please...........wellies, flippers, flip flops, riding boots, party shoes etc etc

See you all next week.............keep relaxing and having fun!

Mrs. Johnson

Tuesday, 18 December 2018!

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! Weren't they all amaaaaaaaazing!!!!!!!!!!!!

The singing was superb..........we were so proud of you all, well done!!!!!!!

I now feel all christmassy!!!!!!!!

A big thank you to Year 4 for coming to do the readings.

Thank you for all coming and joining us, all dressed up too - super stars!!!! Please can all costumes come back to school tomorrow - thank you!

Tomorrow = hot dinner christmas lunch - yummy!!!!!

Friday = christmas party day.

A special thank you to Asimina and Vasilis who made us all some special Greek christmas treats - delicious!

Sleep well!

Mrs. J and the Fantabulous Reception Team!

Monday, 17 December 2018

Reception rained off rehearsal!

Incase you didn't get to school this afternoon, we put a board outside informing Reception families that we would NOT be going to rehearse in the church tomorrow afternoon. The decision was made ahead of the rain forecast for tomorrow. Therefore, pick up from school is as normal.

We will see you at the church between 4:30 and 4:45.

Please ensure all costumes are back in school Wednesday morning as Year 1 and Year 2 will need them.

Thank you,

Mrs J

Sunday, 16 December 2018

Reception - the last week!!!!!

Christmas Technology Day was a huge success and our children confidently scattered themselves around the school to their chosen activities. We were very proud of how independent, polite and confident they were.

Do come along to the last story time this Monday - please arrive between 3-3:10. As I said previously, after christmas we will change story time to Fridays at the same time.

We will let you know tomorrow if alternative arrangements are being made for Tuesday afternoon, depending on the weather.

A reminder that the christmas party is on Friday and the sign up sheet for food contributions is on the whiteboard in our cloakroom.

On Thursday we will have the children's learning journeys available for you to share with your child at drop off and pick up.

If your children have christmas cards they would like to deliver, there is a post box in the school entrance and the year 4 children sort and deliver them.

Year 2 came to play on our new outside equipment last week; Year 3 and 4 are coming to play this week.

See you all tomorrow,

Mrs. J

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Reception - news and info!

Father Christmas has requested more helpers this week as his elves seem to be preoccupied misbehaving in various places around the world at the moment. Therefore, he asked our class to create a workshop...............sleighs have been made, reindeer fed, trees decorated, presents wrapped, christmas cards written...........all while wearing elf hats (with elf ears on)!!!!!!!!!!!!

Children have also been writing letters to Santa, wish lists and even some christmas/snow themed poems!

We are looking forward to Friday - you can wear a christmas jumper on this day and bring in a tombola prize. It is Christmas Technology Day where the children will participate in 3 activities during the day in different classrooms. They will then bring home the the crafts they have made. It is also the christmas fayre on Friday, so do come along at the end of the day - it is always full of wonderful gift ideas and is very festive.

Please do come and see me if you have any questions about next Tuesday.

Tomorrow is the last forest school lesson this term so ALL children will be taking part.

On the last day of term we have a christmas party, there is a sign up sheet in the cloakroom for food items that you can select to send in and we then set up a buffet with all the contributions.

We will be changing the library book is class each week on a Wednesday, however if you would like to change them more often, you are welcome to come into the library before or after school with your child to do so and some one can be available to show you through the process.

Year 1 came and enjoyed playing on the new outside equipment in Reception on Friday, we hope to invite each class to come and try it out!

Thank you to all of you who are able to come and share a story with the class at 3pm on a Monday. The last one this term will be next week. After christmas I plan to change the day to a Friday for half a term so that parents who work on a Monday may be able to come on a Friday.

If you are able to arrive as close to 3pm as possible that would be fantastic, if you do not make it until after 3:15 we would politely request that you wait to collect your child at the normal pick up time as, I am sure you will appreciate, it is quite disturbing for the children and also getting ready for the end of the day is a busy time. Many thanks for your support and cooperation on this matter.

Merry Christmas Everyone.............from Mrs. Johnson and her Little Helpers!!!!!!!