Welcome to Reception Class 2016 - 2017
Mrs Arthur (Teacher)
Mrs Goodall (TA)
Mrs Goodall and I have had a wonderful time meeting our new class. They have settled in really well and everyday is an adventure!
Just take a look at some of the things we have been up to so far this term.
Exploring our new school and classroom
We do PE with Mrs Budrey every Tuesday morning - it is great fun!
European Day of Languages
We learnt all about France.
This amazing country has a flag of blue, white and red. We discovered where France is on a map and enjoyed a French Breakfast in the hall - yum!
We also sang French songs and counted to 10 in French.
Our visit to the local church. We visited St. Giles Church and met Father Matthew
Our Harvest Festival. We made haybales to practise our fine motor skills. We also sang Oats and Beans and Barley Grow in Church
We have been learning the letters and sounds of the alphabet - we are getting really good at blending and writing words now!
Muddy Mondays! Every Monday we go to our forest and learn about the world around us. We've been den building and having lots of fun!
Under The Sea. We have been learning about the coral reef and all of the amazing creatures you will find there.
We made coral using Cheerios and printed fish with celery stalks. We took a 'swim' in the coral reef and write about what we could see (the goggles really helped!). We also used the internet to find out information about sharks and made a Great White Shark out of tape on the carpet - we could fit everyone inside it! Wow!
Bonfire Night. We made huge firework pictures using chalk on the playground.
Children In Need - Pyjama day!
Sarah from ISing POP came to work with our school. She taught us lots of new Christmas songs and we even made our own CD! We then performed the songs in a concert at the Church. It was amazing!
Interfaith Week. Bhangra dancing, mask making and discovering festivals from around the world!
Year 5 planned some fantastic multi-skill activities for us to have a go at. They helped us jump, hop, bounce and balance and it was really good fun!
Our Christmas trip to Smart Trees!
We went on a trip to Smart Trees near Pershore. We loved it!
We went orienteering around the Christmas trees looking for festive stamps, enjoyed a very bumpy tractor and sleigh ride, met Santa's reindeer and even the 'big man' himself! We all received a gift to open and treasure.
Christmas has officially begun in Reception Class!
Happy New Year!
This Spring Term our topic is Snow and Ice. We have already been very busy in Reception Class so take a look below and see what we've been up to!
We have all been working really hard in Literacy. We have been using our Phonics to help us read and write.
Marvellous Maths! We've been measuring, doubling, adding and subtracting!
Although the weather hasn't been great it hasn't stopped us getting nice and muddy in the forest!
Snow and Ice! We have been making instant snow, been making frosty footprints and playing with shaving foam!
We had a visit from Mark Goodall - he's a mountain climber! Mark showed us some of his special equipment including his axes, boots and funny red survival tent!
Science Week. We investigated melting and freezing. We used salt, paint, sand and heat to find out which would make the ice melt quickest. We also put lots of different foods into the freezer to see if everything froze at the same time. We were amazed by the results and many children took the experiments into their own homes! WE LOVE SCIENCE!
Computing. We have been using the iPads and the Google Earth app to explore our planet!
Creative Arts Week! So much has been happening this week and we have had lots of fun! Year 5 planned some super activities for us to do, all based on picture books. We have been making clay sculptures, collages, paintings, acting out stories and even using the iPads! In our classroom we looked at the story The Very Hungry Caterpillar and have made some great handprint art. We also celebrated World Book Day and Year 3 came down to share their favourite stories with us. It really has been a jam-packed week of arty story fun!
Spring has sprung! We made the most of the sunshine and headed over to the field during Muddy Monday to observe and draw the first signs of Spring!
In Maths we have been exploring 2D and 3D shapes.
Road Safety. PCSO Julie popped in to say hello and reminded all of us how to stay safe by the roads.
Mrs Shorthouse took us to Church as we have been learning about the things you will find there. We spotted the pews, the alter, the organ and the font!
Our visit to The Hive Library and Worcester Cathedral
We visited The Hive Library in Worcester to find out how it works. We loved exploring the hundreds of books in the Children's Section and we even got to borrow one! We had to scan our book using the special machine which was very exciting!
After lunch we walked carefully and safely (in the pouring rain!) by the river to Worcester Cathedral to continue our RE work on Special Buildings. Many of us had never been in a building that size before and we couldn't believe our eyes! We visited the famous tombs of Prince Arthur and King John and looked carefully at the stained glass windows. It was a very soggy but successful day!
In Literacy we watched the short animated film 'Little Wolf'. He got stuck on the moon! We had to think of a way to rescue him, draw and label a picture and write a sentence. In Maths we have been learning about money - we love counting the coins!
We supported Comic Relief with a crazy hair day!
Our eggs hatched last week and we our now looking after 6 beautifully fluffy ducklings! We are going to teach them to swim soon.
We have been weighing in Maths and using the language 'heavy/heavier, light/lighter and balanced.'
Mrs Morrissey (William's Mummy) came to talk to use about Japan! She taught us how to make origami aeroplanes, showed us how to write our names in Japanese and made everyone a special lucky crane to take home. We even tasted Japanese dried seaweed - some of us loved it...some of us not so much!
What did Reception Class get up to last year?
Have a look below!
Welcome to Reception Class 2015 - 2016
The children have all settled in really well and we are having lots of fun playing and learning together.
We have had a very busy first week but it has been lots of fun!
We have been learning about ourselves. We've drawn pictures of our families and painted self-portraits!
Mrs Budrey teaches us PE - it is really fun!
We visited Elmley Castle School and made lots of new friends.
We went on a visit to our village Church St. Giles. Mr Whitehead showed us around and we loved the huge window!
We have all been busy practising our phonics and writing!
On a Monday we visit our school Forest. We call it Muddy Monday's. We learn lots of new things and work together as a team.
Our friends from Elmley Castle School came to visit us during our Diwali Day. Diwali is the Hindu festival of light and Sakhya told us all about the story of Rama and Sita. We even got to dress up in beautiful costumes!
In the classroom we designed and coloured Rangoli patterns and made our own Diya lamps out of clay.
PE fun with Worcester County Cricket 2015
John from WCCC came into school to teach us some PE and we had lots of fun! In our first session we went on a trip to the zoo and pretended to be lots of different animals. Then we had to feed the hippos and climb up a huge tree to see the parrots. Finally we had to tiptoe quietly through the lions....roar!
We are looking forward to more sessions with John this half term.
Bonfire Night - we made large firework pictures by rolling marbles in paint. We also used glitter and paint to create sparkles to hang from the ceiling.
At the end of the Autumn Term Reception Class got Christmassy!
We learnt about Mary and Joseph and tried hard to do some writing about the story. We also made Christmas cards for our family and paper chains to decorate the classroom. We played in our Christmas Post Office role play area and made paper plate snowmen! We even put on a play with the rest of Key Stage 1 called 'C is for Christmas'! Finally (if that wasn't enough!) we went on a Santa train ride, made Christmas hats, wore Christmas jumpers and even met the man himself! Phew! We were all ready for a break!
Happy New Year! Our topic this term is 'Snow and Ice'...come and see what we've been up to!
In Maths we have been ordering numbers. We have also been learning about length and have practised ordering icicles!
We have been working hard in Literacy and Phonics too!
Africa! We have been learning about this amazing place. We designed our own shields and even had a visit from Dorcas who is a teacher at our partner school Mchickichini A Primary School in Tanzania!
Shuffling and bouncing in PE. We have been lucky enough to use the shuffleboards and trampolines in PE. It was really good fun!
Chicks, Caterpillars and Butterflies
We've been busy planting seeds and growing our own sunflowers and beans.
Eco Week - We made our own healthy fruity jellys. The school nurse also talked to us about healthy choices and how much sugar our favouite snacks and drinks contain. Mrs Arthur was shocked!