Welcome to Reception 2019 - 2020
Reception Team: Miss Haugh - Gruffalo Class Teacher Mrs Weddell - Gruffalo Nursery Nurse
Learning Support Assistant - Ms Barry
We had an unexpected visitor today. We didn't see who it was but they left behind some footprints! The children then discussed who it may have been. Some suggestions were: Edgar the dragon, The Gruffalo, The Grinch or a big, giant animal! Some children spent some time investigating the footprints and found out that it has long legs and it jumps with its two feet together! We then made our own monsters and one child wrote a question asking 'Has anyone seen a monster in Gruffalo?'
Edgar the Dragon
This week we watched the John Lewis Christmas advert and talked about Edgar's special talents and the talents we all have. We then discussed how Edgar felt and why he went away to hide. Today we have been writing missing posters to try and get him back. The children have offered a reward!
Reception have been learning about Judaism in RE. We learnt about Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights. Then we made our own Menorah's with eight candles on. These are used during Hanukkah, to light the eight candles for the eight days of the holiday.
As part of our whole class literacy work we have started to read a book called Anna Hibiscus' Song. In the book we learnt that Anna helps her aunties to pound yams so we decided to give it a try ourselves. We then got to eat them. Lots of us have never tried yams before and we thought they were yummy!
Our dreams for the future
This week we have been thinking about our dreams for ourselves, London and the World. These are some of our dreams.
Mary's Meals fundraising
Last week Reception & Year 5 made Blueberry Porridge squares to celebrate World Porridge Day and raise money and awareness for Mary's Meals. Parents and carers have been very generous and we have raised a total of £170.71. It cost £13.90 to feed a child with Mary's Meals for an entire year. This means we can help 12 children, 1 for each month of the year. Thank you so much for all your support.
World Porridge Day (Thursday 10th October 2019)
Today is World Porridge Day! To celebrate and to fundraise for Mary's Meals, buddies in Reception and Year 5 made some delicious blueberry porridge bars together. We learnt that it costs just £13.90 to feed a child with Mary's Meals for an entire year. If you would like to make a donation to Mary's Meals, please send it in an envelope to your child's teacher by Wednesday 16th October 2019. All money raised will go straight to Mary's Meals charity.
John Henry Newman
Reception have been learning about John Henry Newman. We showed the children a picture & asked who they thought he was. Some of the responses were: a King, God, genie or Fr Mark! We then learnt that he was a very important man in the Church and he will become a Saint on Sunday.
Reception had so much fun today painting flowers on clear plastic. We have put our art work up outside our classrooms in the outdoor area. Come and take a look at our wonderful paintings!
We held our very special Welcome Liturgy this morning for parents of Reception children and other parents and children new to our school this year. Parents were invited to light a candle as a symbol of their child and the light they bring to our school.
Reception had so much fun at our Bounce workshop this afternoon.
First full week in Reception
Reception have had a very busy first full week at school. Take a look at some of of our photos. The children should sleep well for you this weekend!!
We look forward to welcoming our new children and their families to our school community.
First day of school
The first day of school can be hard for mum and dad.
Part of you feels excited, the other part feels sad.
For many years you've held their hand and been their loving guide.
Now you know the time has come to leave them by our side.
But it's only for a little while, as your child will learn and grow.
And at the end of every day, they will share with you all they know.
So as you walk away, don't worry anymore.
We'll take care of all those precious gifts, when you leave them at the door.
Information on phonics and fun games to play.