Current and Recent News
We are starting a topic about changes, beginning with the children themselves.
Parents - please remember to send in a photograph of you child (pre-walking stage).
Please note the photos will be displayed and handled by the children!
We would welcome a visit from a mum and baby to come and talk to the children and perhaps answer some questions.
Please remember to visit the Home Learning page to download the latest maths activities to try at home - (number 15).
We will continue our topic on Space - the children are thoroughly enjoying finding out about our Solar System, creating some fictional stories and designing & building some amazing 3D aliens!
We had a fantastic trip to the Birmingham Thinktank Science Museum. Even the sun came out when we were exploring the outdoor Kids' Park!
A BIG thank you to the parents who came and supported us and to the many parents who offered to help. You make such exciting days possible.
This week, we will continue to build on the children's experience and begin to introduce non-fiction space stories and compare to the facts we have learned so far.
Welcome back to what promises to be a very busy Summer term.
This week, we are looking forward to our trip to the Thinktank Science Museum in Birmingham. Thank you to the many parents who offered to help make the
Please visit the Home Learning page to download the latest Maths activities to try at home (number 13).
On Thursday, we will be visiting Hagley library to collect a 'Booktime' pack containing two free books to enjoy at home.
This week we will be starting a very exciting topic about Rainforests, culminating in a mini-topic based on 'Mr Big' by Ed Vere - a story about a jazz-playing gorilla!
We will continue to build! Our new playhouses are almost complete. Thank you to Mr Williams for his hard work. We may see them painted, carpeted and curtained soon.
We will visit the bible story of Noah's Ark and explore the paintings and buidings of Friedensreich Hundertwasser!
During this week, groups of children will venture in to Hagley village to film a travelogue to be shown to our link school in China. This will be taken by the teachers and pupils visiting China in the easter break.
We will spend next week building! We are especially looking forward to the erection of our TWO new playhouses in the outside quadrant. We will be building bridges, houses, boats - anything! We will explore all the trades needed from architects to carpenters to bricklayers to plumbers to site managers - we may have a lot of those! We will even use the forest area to try and build shelters/dens, using more natural materials.
Where you can enjoy accessing the ebooks and activities, at home.
We had great fun on Friday celebrating the Chinese Spring Festival. Everyone looked wonderful in their red clothes.
We will look at the Christian tradition of celebrating Shrove Tuesday, this week. Yummy - more food tasting - pancakes this time!
This week we will be finding out about the Chinese New Year celebrations leading up to Sunday 10th February and the start of the Year of the Snake.
On Friday, we will participate a range of activities from making a lantern and a money envelope to eating a Chinese-style meal!
This week we are looking at TIME and the story Peace at Last by Jill Murphy. We will sequence numbers, days of the week, our day, set the hand on a clock to the hour - and find out what we can do in one minute (including how many jumps on the Bouncy Castle!)
We continue our topic about dinosaurs, comparing fiction and nonfiction texts. If you have any fossils you could show us, we would love to see them!
We hope everyone had a happy and healthy Christmas and New Year.
We start the Spring term with an exciting topic about Dinosaurs - an idea that sprang from a Dinosaur Advent Calendar we had in school!
PARENTS - Please remember to send in a DECORATED BOX OF PARTY FOOD (for your child) on Wednesday, for our Christmas Party. We are expecting a very special visitor on that day!
We hope you all enjoyed our performances of 'Born in Bethlehem' as much as we did. The children were brilliant!
Please visit the Class RR page for a short snippet of film of the Three Wise Men and photos from the performance. (Please remember to log in).
Performance week has arrived and we are looking forward to performing 'Born in Bethlehem' to a range of audiences (KS1, KS2, Kindergarten and Parents/family members). We hope you enjoy it!
We hope you received your tickets for 'Born in Bethlehem'. You may use them for either day.
We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday 12th or Thursday 13th December. If you have any queries about the performance(s), please speak to a member of the Reception team.
Continuing our 'Traditional Tales' theme, we will explore different versions of 'The Gingerbread Man' and take part in the story telling.
Traditional tales and rhymes will be our theme for the oncoming weeks (between rehearsals!)
We will be starting with Goldilocks and the Three Bears - all bears are welcome.
The children in reception have thoroughly enjoyed their Scooter Skills training sessions.
We would like to send a BIG 'Thank You' to the parents who organised and delivered this important activity:
Louise Sahota, Jo Jenkins, Arti Sobainsky, Kate Arul, Victoria Hogan and Catherine Powell.
Thank you for your time and support to enable our children to feel more safe and secure on their scooters (and highlighting this as a healthy option for travelling to school!)
Thank you to all parents who have contributed items from our Wish Tree.
We will be thinking about Pets during the next two weeks (and starting rehearsals for our Christmas production 'Born in Bethlehem'!). We will, also, begin to work with money (recognising coins) - please see maths homework activity.
Please send in a photo of your pet(s) to share with the rest of the class.
We would love to see them.
You may bring in your pet to show to the class (by arrangement with the class teacher to agree a mutually suitable time).
We are looking forward to a very busy half term.
We start the half term with an exciting visit to the forest to celebrate Bonfire Night!
We follow this by finding out about November 5th and use this celebration as a stimulus for ICT, Art, Dance, Maths and Writing!
Don't forget to log in to Bug Club to access the ebooks!
This week we will not add any more sounds to the Sound Books. We will reinforce the letters, so far, and practise blending and segmenting the sounds to read and spell simple words.
A BIG thank you to the parents (Mrs Downes and Mrs Evans), who came in to school on Thursday to help to train our unruly willow tunnel!
It has had a good trim and is ready for the oncoming winter.
The Children have received their log-in details for the Bugclub website, www.bugclub.co.uk
We hope they (and you) enjoy accessing the ebooks and activities, at home.
Thank you for coming to our information evening, We hope you found it useful.
The presentation and information about the new EYFS are available to download.
Please click on the links below:
Thank you to all the parents or carers who attended our evening presentations for the parents/carers of children starting school in September 2012.
To see the PowerPoint presentation from the evenings, please CLICK HERE.
Our 'Wish Tree' is to be found in the EY Play Area.
Please look out for the leaves and flowers, added to the tree at varying intervals.
If you are able to support us by buying an item to contribute to the children's play or creative area,
please take the appropriate leaf as a reminder and,
when purchased (or found in a cupboard at home), bring the item into school.
If you are happy to collect recyclable items as identified on the flowers, please make a note and bring them into school when possible.
Thank you for your support.