On Wednesday and Thursday we took part in our sports races and stations. We all tried our best and worked hard as part of a team to try and get the most points. We had lots of fun!

On Monday, Anna Jackson, a Paralympian came. We took part in a sponsored SFS fitness challenge. We had to do lots of different exercises and we had fun doing them to the music.

We had lots of fun on our school trip this week to ‘Mrs Dowsons Farm’. We did lots of exciting things like; feeding the lambs, kids and calves, stroking the animals, holding the chicks and rabbits, we also got chance to play outside for a bit before we played a game and tasted some delicious ice-cream that is made on the farm!!

Yesterday we learnt about the celebration of Eid. We read the story of Curious George and Ramadan. Then we watched the Let’s Celebrate clips, from CBeebies, ‘All about Eid’. After that we completed different activities with our Nursery class – we enjoyed making biscuits, cards and crafts.

This week we planted some potatoes with the help of Mrs Todd’s parents and Year 2.

We have been talking about Bees. We thought about what bees do, what they look like and how they live in their hive. We then talked about the impact of bees on the world and what would happen if there were no bees! We decided to build a ‘Bee Hotel’ to help keep our bees safe.

We enjoyed our ‘Teddy Bear’s Picnic!’ We had lots of fun on the park, playing games, singing songs and having a drink and a biscuit with our teddies.

In RE this week we visited church as part of our ‘Special places’ topic. While we were there we discussed why church was special to us and to school. We then drew our own picture of it, looking carefully at what we could see on and around church.

In Art and DT this week, we were working in groups to make large junk model animals. We decided as a group what we wanted to make and worked together to decide how we wanted to do it. So far we have made  a monkey, elephant and a giraffe.

This week with Mrs Coulston we have been looking at flowers and plants linking to our topic work and have made our own flowers by ‘collaging’. We have done a big class collage using different materials and ribbons and have done individual ones by cutting up magazines and using the different colours.

As part of our topic work this week we have planted our own sunflower seeds, following six instructions and then we had to write our own instructions about what we had to do. We have put them into a greenhouse in the classroom so we can keep looking at them, watering them and helping them to grow.

In our RE lesson we did a sensory walk on different surfaces. We took off our shoes and socks. It gave us a sense of place, each with a different feel and a different purpose.

As part of our ‘This is Me’ theme week, we took part in a ‘Circusology’ workshop. The children had great fun learning how to juggle and use different equipment.

This week we got to go on the ‘Life Education Bus’ whilst we were there we met a giraffe called Harold. He spoke to us about the importance of healthy eating, sleeping well and exercise. Harold showed us a video of his day out with Granny and Grandpa Giraffe. In the video Harold felt sad and was missing his Mummy, we talked about ways Harold could share his feelings.

Some children made some fantastic eggs for our Easter egg competition!! Dont they look great!!

Reception made some beautiful Easter cards!

We had lots of fun on Monday when we went on our trip to ‘Brockholes’. We did lots of exciting things like: potion making, working in our groups to build dens, try and memorise the trees whilst blindfolded. We had to try and find the characters from ‘the Gruffalo’ and we made faces and animals out of clay and stuck them to the trees. We learnt about the different animals and mini-beasts you can see down at Brockholes and we played some games.

As part of our work on ‘The Easter Story’, we thought about ‘The Last Supper’ and Jesus breaking the bread to share with his disciples. We tried different types of bread and decided if we liked them or not.

This afternoon we celebrated ‘St. Patrick’s Day’, we did lots of different activities in Reception and in Nursery too. We printed Shamrocks, made Irish flags, did some colouring and made Leprechauns from our hand prints!

We have done lots about ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. We’ve done writing, story maps, counting and threading our own beanstalks, acting out the story both in the role play area and in the story tray!

This week we have been looking at the story of ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ and we planted our own beans just like Jack did! We are watching to see if they grow!

We’ve had a fantastic week this week!! Our theme has been ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and we’ve done lots of exciting things! We did some ‘Alice in Wonderland’ writing and adding. We got invited to ‘The Mad Hatters’ tea party, so we made some jam tarts and sandwiches to have. We had such a good time! The food we had made was delicious!!

World Book Day 2019!! Some of us went to year 3 to share our books and talk about our book character that we had chosen.

This week we made and ate some lovely pancakes to celebrate Pancake Day! They tasted Delicious!!

A big thank you this week to Harriet’s Auntie who brought her ambulance for us to look at as part of out ‘People who help us’ topic. We got to go on to the ambulance and have a look around, sit in the front and turn the sirens on and we asked Harriet’s Auntie lots of questions about the ambulance and whats it like being a paramedic.

We have been celebrating ‘Chinese New Year’ this week with Nursery and had lots of fun! We’ve made Chinese lanterns, dragons and hats. We played in our role play area, trying on some outfits, trying to use chop sticks and even trying to write some Chinese numbers! We had some rice in our water tray where we could use Chinese bowls and spoons and we did some threading onto the dragons fire! The most exciting part was when we got to look at a real Chinese Lion costume that Evans dad brought in for us and also when we tried some Chinese food which was very tasty!!

We had a ‘Teddy Tennis’ taster session this morning! we had lots of fun learning some tennis skills, as well as listening to music and teddy bear stories too!

Reception having more fun in the snow!

It started to snow this afternoon so we put on our coats, scarves and hats and went out to enjoy the weather! The children decided to play ‘Dancing on Ice’ and were pretending to dance and ice skate!

We’ve started this term by looking at the topic ‘Polar Lands’. We’ve done lots of fun things already like making a 3D polar animals, cutting and sticking to make a polar landscape. We’ve also got a polar explorer role play area where we have been searching and exploring for different animals and using books and a globe to help us. In science we have been investigating with ice, melting it to save the polar animals and seeing what ice is and how it’s frozen and melted.

We had lots of fun leading up to Christmas and did lots of fun things. We made our Christmas cards, we made and painted a salt-dough decoration, we made Christmas gingerbread men and we had a fantastic Christmas party, where we got to see Santa and got a present!

We invited our parents in to help us make a tree decoration for our school Christmas tree. We had lots of fun and we then got to decorate our tree for the whole school!

The dentist came to visit us and talked to us all about keeping our teeth nice, clean and healthy. What foods were good and bad and how to brush our teeth properly. We also got to brush some big teeth and got a little gift to take home with us!

Reception visited ‘Imagine That!’ We did lots of investigating, exploring and having a go. We even made some fridge magnets, bath bombs and slime to bring home with us!

Reception had lots of fun celebrating DIWALI and we shared this with Nursery! We made lots of fun things like, Diwali lamps, Diwali patterns, Diwali cards and some Diwali sweets. We also had a party in the hall and did some fantastic dancing!