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20th November 2020

This week we have started our new topic, WINTER.

We have been discussing weather changes, winter clothes and we could feel already a sense of excitement towards Christmas... 

When discussing 'Pupil Voice', they said they would like to build snowmen, having a snow fight,  make a sledge, draw in the snow, make an igloo, see reindeer and Santa, winter crafts and games. I am sure we can manage to accomplish many of them, but to fully fill their wishes, we are going to need a few frosty  and snowy days! smiley

We'll keep you posted about our Winter learning...

13th November 2020 - Children in Need

Thank you all for your support today. We had a great day wearing our fantastic outfits!

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6th November 2020

I hope that you all had a wonderful half term break.

Our congratulations for Adam, getting the 'Head teacher's Award' and for Fabian our 'Reader of the Week'. smiley

Our first week back has been as busy as ever! We are learning about Remembrance Day; we have colour poppies, drawn poppies, painted poppy fields counting poppies and making poppy badges. We have also been experiencing how long is two minutes through lots of activities, in preparation for our two minute silence next week.

These are some of the activities:

 

We painted poppy fields

We built a cenotaph in the Wild Area and made poppies using sticks. We made a parade and put the poppies by the cenotaph.

We also have been learning about Bonfire Night. We made 3D rockets while learning about 3D shapes, made rockets using 2D shapes and we experimented  some new art techniques!

 

16th October 2020

We made it! We all did it together! We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all the children and their families, for their commitment and support in our return to school this first half term.

 

We have been busy during the last two weeks learning about Harvest and celebrating our Shwmae Day. We would like share some photos with you about our learning.

 

We wish you a good half term break and STAY SAFE!

9th October 2020

We are celebrating Harvest this week. The children have cooked pumpkin soup and what a delicious soup it was! There were some who had seconds smiley

We have been learning how to be grateful for all the food  available to us. We love making  and coloring scarecrows, because they help us keeping our crops safe.

 

 

 

We would like to congratulate Hugo for getting the Headteacher's Award this week. He has been a super star practising yoga this week! Well done!

We are also very proud of Elsie who achieved 'Writer of the Week' with her list of ingredients for our pumpkin soup. Well done!

2nd October 2020

Rain or shine, here in Reception we are always busy!

 

We would like to congratulate Niclas, for getting our Headteacher's Award this week, Well done!

 

We had a wonderful last week for our topic based on the book 'It's Your World Now'. The children have been making magic wands to cast wishes and spells to make our World even more Wonderful! They have been practising how to make knots with great skills! 

This week we have learnt about 'fewer' and 'more'. Our giraffe and crocodile have been very popular with this activity and spotted which had fewer or more. Great learning! Da Iawn!

 

25th September 2020

What a busy week we had!

We would like to congratulate Frankie, for getting the Headteacher's award this week and Osian for getting the VIP badge.  

Everybody has been fabulous this week, Miss Esteban and all the Reception staff  are very proud of you!

 

We are working hard learning our phonic sounds and learning Fred Fingers.

We are using pegs and tweezers to gain strength in our fingers to get ready for writing.

I think Miss Morgans got pegged! 

We made shakers to reuse our milk bottles. We had fun decorating them. We played them outside, loud and soft, fast and slow and we tested how far we could hear them from.

18th September 2020

Another Wonderful week!

We are working very hard practising how to write our name.

 

We loved our Wonderful First Week Certificates, we are so proud of all of YOU! You are the reason why our school is Wonderful! heart

11.09.2020 

Dear Parent/Carer, 

 

We are writing to say ‘hello’ as we have only seen you from a distance so far. This note explains some of the important information that you may need for the term ahead.  Some of our practices and procedures are different to usual and there may be further changes as we move through the term, depending on any updated government and Local Authority advice. 

 

On arrival - 8:45 - please bring your child to the side gate located by the main school entrance. Early Years staff will assist bringing children into their class. 

On dismissal - 3:00 - please collect your child from the same gate as on arrival.  

Now more than ever, we are very grateful for your punctuality.  

  

  

Your child will have a home-school communication book, it will be sent home every Monday, together with a reading book to share with your child at home. There will not be a separate reading record at this time.  Please keep both books at home until Friday. You can write about the books and stories you have shared together in the home-school communication, putting the date and the book you have read.  If you wish to communicate via the book, be aware that we won’t see this until Friday.  (This is different to usual practice where the book goes back and forth each day.) You can phone the school to pass on messages. 

 

 

 

If you would like your child to have a fruit snack at breaktime, please provide fruit, until further notice. (Fruit has been paid for by the school up until Friday 11th September.) Milk is provided free of charge and the children should continue to bring their own water bottles which can be refilled at any time. 

 

 

 

Your child will need to wear their P.E. kit to school every Tuesday. 

We would suggest leggings/ tracksuit bottoms, a t-shirt (not a vest), jumper and trainers. Pale blue, school PE hoodies are available from Tees ‘r’ Us, should you wish to purchase one, although these are not necessary. We will use the outdoors where possible. 

 

 

We use the outdoors for lots of our learning and we visit the ‘wild area’ whenever possible. Please provide a pair of wellingtons (labelled with your child’s name) which can be left in school. We go out come rain or shine!   

 

 

School lunches – you will have received a number to access the online payment system for school lunches.  Children can bring sandwiches or choose from the school menu each day – they will let us know at registration what their lunch choice is. 

 

 

Our website to give you valuable information linked to your child and the school.  If you have any questions, please contact us. 

 

Many thanks, 

 

Mrs Esteban and the Reception Staff 

 

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