Reception


Bone cancer awareness

Thank you for all your kind donations ! 

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 13 October 2017

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Maths learning this week

This week we have been counting in tens to 100 and finding one more than a number to 20! 

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 12 October 2017

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Guided reading

Today some of us had our first guided reading session.  We talked about the features of a story book, made predictions using the pictures and used our phonic skills to read the sentences.  We are so clever ! 

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 9 October 2017

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We are readers!

Now we are on our way with our phonics we have started to belong to read words and captions! We are so proud of ourselves! 

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 9 October 2017

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Phonic detectives

We cracked the case of the missing 'e' words today ! 

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 9 October 2017

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Phonics outdoors

We can do phonics  anywhere ! 

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 9 October 2017

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Collective worship

Today we all came together to celebrate ourselves and how special we are.  Here we are with our names on petals ready to make a huge flower around the special things we have learnt this term. 

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 5 October 2017

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Buried treasure

This week we have been blending to read.  We have played the buried treasure game, putting real words in the chest and silly words in the bin! 

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 5 October 2017

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Patterns everywhere!

Look at all our learn about patterns! 

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 5 October 2017

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Guided writing

We have read the story 'Oliver's vegetables' Oliver wrote to ask for our help writing a shopping list to replace the vegetables in Grandpa's  garden.  We used our phonic skills and tried very hard. 

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 3 October 2017

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Team games

This week in p.e we have been playing team games, working together, cooperating and travelling safely around obstacles. 

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 3 October 2017

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Thank you!

Thank you so much to everyone who came to our coffee afternoon, baked or donated a raffle prize.

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 28 September 2017

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2D shapes

We have been learning about 2D shapes and their properties.  We used ourselves to make some of these shapes ! 

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 28 September 2017

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Who is in our houses?

Is week we have been talking about our families.  We drew pictures of our families that live in our houses! Every bodies family is different ! 

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 27 September 2017

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Litter picking

This week is recycling week.  As well as an assembly about recycling, we decided to clean up our play ground, picking up the litter and putting it where it belongs.... In the bin ! 

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 27 September 2017

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Yummy snack!

Yesterday we made jam tarts with Mrs white and today we got to eat them ! They were yummy :) 

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 22 September 2017

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Funny bones

His week we have been learning about our bodies! We read the book funny bones and had fun drawing the characters from the story !

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 21 September 2017

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Early reading

We now know 4 letter sounds and have begun reading with these sounds, using our blending skills! 

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 21 September 2017

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We love to dance !

Today we had our first dance lesson and we loved it ! 

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 20 September 2017

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Reception P.E

Today was our firs P.E lesson wearing our P.E kits! 

We had a good try at dressing ourselves, please keep encouraging independence at home also!

ww used different body parts to travel around the hall space! 

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 18 September 2017

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Wake up Shake up Stars

We enjoyed our first wake up shake up this morning! 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 15 September 2017

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Our year 6 buddies !

Today we met our year 6 buddies and had a great play date ! 

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 15 September 2017

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Writing in phonics !!

After not even a full week of phonics and already we are writing words! 

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 14 September 2017

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Magic maths!

In maths we have been recognising and using numbers to 10.  

We made a number line of ourselves ! 

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 14 September 2017

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Marvellous me !

This week we have been thinking about ourselves, our names, what we look like and how we are different and all special! 

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 14 September 2017

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EYFS Beach party

Even though it was raining  ... it didn't stop us having fun ! 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 14 July 2017

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Saying goodbye!

Today we spent time with our  buddies before they move schools! 

We have loved spending time with them this year and will miss them lots ! 

Thank you buddies! 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 13 July 2017

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Who built the ark?

Yesterday we performed our E.Y.F.S ssembly for our friends and families ! We were amazing and had so much fun! Well done everyone ! 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 29 June 2017

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Well done Isaac !

Isaac was chosen today for fantastic listening and behaviour and great passing skills! 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 27 June 2017

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Football skills!

This week we have learnt some new skills.  How to stop the balk with our feet and not our hands ! And how to kick it with aim to our friend! 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 27 June 2017

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Maths outdoors!

We played target practise, kept our scores and recognised bigger numbers! And had fun! 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 21 June 2017

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Well done Nora!

Well done to Nora who was chosen to be this week's star achiever for her great jumping and twisting!

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 20 June 2017

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Growing sunflowers !

We have been learning about growth and what flowers need to grow! We have planted some sunflower seeds! We are excited to watch the changes that happen and record them in our sunflower diary ! 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 15 June 2017

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Choosing ways to use technology!

We went on a walk around our school grounds yesterday.  Before we went we talked about how best to record what we see.  We decided to use the iPads to take photos or videos! We enjoyed sharing them with our friends on our return to class!  We also loved seeing the lovely new outdoor…

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 15 June 2017

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Stars of the week!

Well done to Titus and Jessica for their great skills in P.E. 

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 13 June 2017

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Our star achiever !

Today Bobby was chosen for great listening, enthusiasm and skill!!

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 13 June 2017

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Hop,skip,jump!

Today in P.E we practised hopping, skipping, jumping and marching.  We loved playing the team games ! 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 13 June 2017

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Story recipe!

This week we are talking about the ingredients needed to write a good story! 

We chose our settings and characters and with a little bit of imagination we were off ! 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 12 June 2017

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Our star achiever !

Today Daniella was chosen for great balancing and always trying her best ! 

Well done :) 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 23 May 2017

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Bean bag fun !

Today in P.E we practised using bean bags, we had to throw it and catch it first, then kick it and catch it ,then catch it on our back! 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 23 May 2017

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A great audience !

Today we were very lucky as we had special  visit from children in year3/4 ! 

They performed a story for us , we really enjoyed it ! 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 22 May 2017

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Star achiever !

This week Lily was chosen for her super listening skills and effort! 

Well done lily ! 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 16 May 2017

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Star of the week!

Well done to Bella who was chosen by Manchester United as this week's star for her great bouncing and catching skills and also for always smiling and giving 100%! 

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 16 May 2017

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Future goalkeepers ?

This week we have been learning to push the ball down and catch it as it bounces up... it's harder than it looks! 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 16 May 2017

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Farmtastic!

We had an amazing time on our trip to the farm, we fed lambs, held chicks, had a donkey ride and a tractor ride and so much more! We will sleep tonight :) 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 11 May 2017

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Fun on the farm !

Today we visited Smithils farm ! We had an amazing day and our helpers all thought we were so well behaved.  

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 11 May 2017

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Sunny days

We love sunny days! Especially when we can go on the field and make daisy chains and have races! 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 10 May 2017

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Rosie's walk

This week in literacy we are reading 'Rosie's walk' 

we have focused on retelling the story and made character masks to help us to reenact it ! 

We have talked about the prepositions in the story and we have written sentences using the prepositions from the story…

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 9 May 2017

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Star achiever

Lily was chosen her super listening, great balance and throwing and catching ! 

Well done lily ! 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 9 May 2017

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Outdoor P.E

Today we were budding goalkeepers ! 

We practised our ball skills, throwing and catching ! 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 9 May 2017

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Sorting shapes !

This week we are learning about 2D shapes and how we can sort them in terms of the properties they have.  Today we sorted them into three groups, ones with 3 corners, ones with 4 corners and ones that don't fit any.  

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 8 May 2017

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Well done Niamh!

Well done to Niamh who was chosen by Manchester United as this week's star achiever for her great skills and being a fantastic team captain! 

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 4 May 2017

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Bingo!

We are loving farmyard bingo! Using our phonic knowledge to read the animal names! We like being the bingo caller too :) 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 3 May 2017

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Information books!

As part of our literacy learning, this week we have been using nonfiction books to find out about farms.  We decided to make our own information books using the information we have learnt. 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 3 May 2017

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Doubling

In our maths learning this week we are learning to double numbers using our fingers! Mrs Willows has been helping us to practise ! 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 3 May 2017

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Star achiever

Well done Isaac ! 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 2 May 2017

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Reception can jump!

We have also been practising different  ways of moving, we can jump with our feet together! 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 2 May 2017

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P.E

Today we have practised throwing under arm ! 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 2 May 2017

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Cakes in the sun !

Today we enjoyed the banana muffins we made with Mrs white! They were yummy !!

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 28 April 2017

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Bake off!

Every Thursday afternoon children in Reception are going to take turns baking with Mrs White. This week's delights were Banana Muffins! The children weighed out ingredients, counted out equipment and followed instructions to name just a few skills they developed whilst having such fun!

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 27 April 2017

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Capacity

This week in our maths learning, we have been talking about capacity, we have explored different ways of measuring capacity and used language such as "full, nearly fully, empty and nearly empty" 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 27 April 2017

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Crazy creatures!

As part of our coding week we have learnt about algorithms! Even though it's a big word, we have learnt it just means instructions! We have been following instructions to draw our crazy creatures! We realised they were all different because the instructions weren't specific enough! 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 27 April 2017

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Early coding !

We have been learning about coding this week and how we can make a computer/ robot/iPad do what we would like by writing a code for it! We have had so much fun with this! 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 27 April 2017

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Well done Cole!

Well done to Cole who was chosen by the coaches from Manchester United to be this week's star achiever!

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 26 April 2017

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Our star achiever

Ava was chosen for great movement and listening skills! 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 26 April 2017

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Our first session with Manchester United !

We had a brilliant P.E lesson today and our behaviour and attitude to our learning was amazing ! 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 25 April 2017

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Eggciting times !!

We had lots of fun hunting our Easter treats!

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 13 April 2017

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Food from around the world!

We have been overwhelmed  by all your wonderful donations for our food taster day! We have tried food from Poland, China, Mexico, Italy, France, India and many more ! 

As always we would like to thank you for helping us give our children this great experience ! 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 7 April 2017

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Creative writing

To encourage independent writing, we have started creative writing sessions twice a week! 

We love it and our teachers can already see a difference ! 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 6 April 2017

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Counting in tens!

This week we have been counting in tens ! 

We have used the 100 grid, our hands , numicon and jigsaw pieces to help us with this skill! 

Ask us at home to show you ! 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 6 April 2017

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Namaste !!

This week in P.E we have been on a yoga adventure ! 

We have learnt lots of new moves and heard an exciting story of a crocodile too ! 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 4 April 2017

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Multi cultural week!

This week we have started thinking about children around the world! 

We have read a non fiction book and talked about the differences between our country and others in the world.  We have looked a a globe chose a different country we would like to live in ! 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 3 April 2017

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We are authors

We have been talking about stories! 

We have talked about characters and settings and types of stories.  

Talk is very important for our story writing and have used characters to become story tellers and then we have made books of these stories.  We have been working very hard with our…

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 20 March 2017

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Silver trail

Today we have had our annual silver trail! 

We lined all the coins up we had collected and in reception out line was 12 metres long ! 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 17 March 2017

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Making bread

This week we have read the story 'The  Little Red Hen ' 

just like the hen in the story we helped Mrs Willows to bake some bread ! 

It was very yummy :) 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 17 March 2017

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Reading Buddies

Today as a special treat our Year Six buddies came to read us a story ! 

 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 2 March 2017

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Tasting 'Handa's fruit'

Very excited ! 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 10 February 2017

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'Handa's Surprise'

This week we have enjoyed the story of 'Handa's Surprise', so much so that it has inspired us to write our own story of it!  

We played hot seating to help us to get to know the characters in the story and used props to re enact the story ! We have all done some wonderful writing to retell the…

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 8 February 2017

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Let it shine!

Today the children in Nursery and Reception celebrated our special 'Candle Mass' we were wonderful in Church and enjoyed taking our candles up to the alter.  

Thank you to everyone who came to share mass with us! 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 8 February 2017

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Safer internet day!

It's never too early to start learning about Internet safety! 

In Reception  we have talked about the power of images.  We hav taken selfies, funny pictures of each other and photos of children playing together. We have thought of nice things we could say about the photos to make the children…

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 7 February 2017

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Symmetrical paintings

We have been learning about symmetry! We painted symmetrical flower pictures, they look fantastic! 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 6 February 2017

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Math's all around us

We have made repeating patterns all over the classroom! 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 6 February 2017

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Reception's got talent !

Having fun on our new outdoor stage area !! 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 6 February 2017

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Chinese New Year

Today we have celebrated Chinese New Year! 

We have made lanterns, learnt about the 12 zodiac animals and the great. Race they had and tried some yummy Chinese food 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 27 January 2017

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Christmas party day!

We had such fun dancing, playing and eating yummy food! We even had a visit from Santa! 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 20 December 2016

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Cheeky little elves !!

Where will they end up next ?! 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 7 December 2016

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Elf adventures

We are so excited every morning to find what mischief our elves have got up to over night ! 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 5 December 2016

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Festive fun

We loved decorating our tree to some Christmas music !

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 2 December 2016

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Decorating our Christmas Tree

We have been decorating our tree with special baubles from home! Please send your child's bauble in if they haven't done so, so everyone can take part! 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 2 December 2016

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Christmas jumper day !!

How fantastic do we all look in our Christmas jumpers! 

Thank you for all the donations for 'Be a Santa to a Senior ' I am sure it will make someone's Christmad extra special !!

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 2 December 2016

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Jingle Bell the Elf

This morning we were so excited to see that we had a special visitor all the way from North Pole!  He brought us a special Pom Pom advent calendar.   He is on a special mission for Santa and will go back through his magical elf door every night to tell Santa how good we have been in school!  We…

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 1 December 2016

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1st of December !

We have started our countdown to Christmas!  We have talked about how we are preparing for Jesus Birthday and that this is the true meaning of Christmas 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 1 December 2016

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Home and school

We love it when children bring in things they have done at Home .  Wether it be writing, a medal from extra curricular activities or an extension of our school learning ! We are very proud of you ! 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 29 November 2016

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Winter and Advent

We are officially on countdown to Christmas in Reception, we just need to put our tree up now ! :) 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 28 November 2016

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We are writers !

We are trying so hard in phonics that now we love to write any time any where! 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 23 November 2016

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3D shapes everywhere

In maths we have been learning about 3D shapes.  We have been using junk we have brought in from home to make aliens and monsters.  We talked about the different 3D shapes we used. 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 23 November 2016

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Healthy living

Today Mrs Karran gave us the potatoes, spring onions and turnips that we had planted last year when we were in Nursery!  We decided to clean and chop them and Mrs Karran very kindly made a soup with them that we ate in the afternoon, it was yummy! Thank you so much Mrs Karran :) 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 10 November 2016

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Remembrance day

This week we have been learning about Remembrance Day! We learnt what and why we remember on this special day.  We have written prayers for the soldiers and made our own poppies and painted poppy field pictures.  More importantly we thought about all the soldiers past and present and said a…

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 10 November 2016

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Dance !

This week we were very lucky to have Mrs Wrigley (Isaac's Mummy ) teach us dance in our P.E lesson.  We had so much fun, thank you Mrs Wrigley :) 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 10 November 2016

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Everybody dance now!

We have had an amazing morning dancing and playing instruments with Miss Rachel! We have learnt lots of new moves and had so much fun as well. Thank you so much to Isaac's Mummy for teaching us! 

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 8 November 2016

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Fraction week fun

This week the whole school are focusing on fractions as part of their maths learning.  

In Reception we are learning about halves and quarters.  We had a sharing picnic today making jam sandwiches and choosing to cut them into halves or quarters.  

 

Maths is so much fun…

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 7 November 2016

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Autumn Walk Fun!

We had so much fun on our Autumn Walk to Lostock Park today!  We found so many leaves of different colours, shapes and sizes!  We were really excited when we found the conker tree!

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 3 November 2016

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Autumn walk

Today we went on a lovely Autumn walk to Lostock Park.  

We collected leaves, conkers and looked out for Autumn animals.  

Thank you to all our wonderful parent helpers :) 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 3 November 2016

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Pumpkin Carving Fun!

We worked with Miss Carr to design our class pumpkins before scooping out the flesh and the seeds and carving our designs.   We then put some magic tealights in so we could see our scary designs!

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 1 November 2016

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Halloween Story Club

We had lots of fun at our first Reception Story Club this half term!  We read "Winnie In Winter" and talked about our favourite parts of the story before making our own Winnie Witches!

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 1 November 2016

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Pumpkin fun

Today we helped Miss Carr to carve the pumpkins for Halloween! 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 31 October 2016

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Happy Halloween !

We looked super in our fancy dress costumes today 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 31 October 2016

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Spooky Halloween

We have been getting ready for Halloween in reception ! 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 20 October 2016

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Ball skills!

This week in P.E we have been practising our ball skills , using our feet and hands to pass the ball safely 

 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 20 October 2016

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"Looking After Our Teeth"

Today we had a wonderful visit from a dental hygienist who told us how to look after our teeth and keep them healthy.  We learnt how long we should brush our teeth for each morning and night and what foods help keep our teeth healthy.

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 12 October 2016

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We Can Make Repeating Patterns.

We used multi link cubes to make our own repeating patterns in reception.

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 11 October 2016

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Our first Spanish lesson

Today we had our first Spanish lesson with Vania, we learnt how to say "hello my name is... " in Spanish and to count to ten in Spanish. 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 11 October 2016

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Hola!

Welcome back Vania! Reception enjoyed their first Spanish lesson of the year today with Vania learning numbers 1-10. 

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 11 October 2016

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We Can Travel In Many Different Ways!

In PE we built our own obstacle course and experimented with many different ways of moving;  we liked balancing the best!

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 10 October 2016

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We Can Make Our Own Repeating Patterns!

We have been learning all about repeating patterns in maths.  Today we worked together using 2D shapes to make our own repeating pattern!

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 10 October 2016

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Phonics outside

Who said learning had to be done inside a classroom ? 

Today we have been on a letter hunt, used the sounds we found to make words and used chalk to write them on our playground floor ! 

So much fun and learning ! 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 10 October 2016

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Autumn has arrived in Reception !!

This week we have started to talk about the changing seasons and Autumn ! 

We have been busy 'play learning' using our Autumn enhancements !

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 10 October 2016

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We are writers !

This week we have started guided writing sessions.  Some of us have been writing sentences , some of us have been writing words and some of us have been practising writing letters.  

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 7 October 2016

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Magic maths .... Counting !!

We have been using the number square to count to 100 and count in tens ! We know what they look like also ! 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 7 October 2016

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Thank you!

Thank you to all who attended our coffee afternoon for Macmillan and Marie Curie and to those that baked or donated a raffle prize. 

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 3 October 2016

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Patterns

This week in maths we have been learning about patterns.  We have talked about patterns all around us and have been making repeating patterns using different media and equipment ! 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 29 September 2016

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Phonics fun !

Now we know lots of sounds we have started  to use these sounds in our reading and writing!  Even though it is a little tricky at the minute we are trying very hard ! 

We blend to read and segment to write , ask us to show you :) 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 29 September 2016

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Our funny bones !

We have listened to the story 'funny bones' we talked about how important our bones are and we drew pictures of our skeletons using white chalk 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 22 September 2016

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Learning outdoors

We enjoyed recognising and matching numbers with our bean bags and tuff tray outside 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 22 September 2016

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Keeping fit and healthy !

This week we have been learning all about our bodies and how to keep them   Fit and healthy! 

We read the book 'Oliver's vegetables' and went too see all the vegetables that are growing in our school allotments!  

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 22 September 2016

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We did it!

Reception 2 tried really hard this week getting changed independently for P.E-well done everyone! 

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 21 September 2016

Category: Reception

Our first P.E lesson - Reception 2

On Tuesday we had our first P.E. lesson. We had great fun exploring different ways of travelling around the hall using different body parts. Please make sure your child has their P.E. Kit in school for next Tuesday. Thank you!

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 14 September 2016

Category: Reception

Our first P.E lesson

Today we had our first P.E lesson.  We had great

 fun !  Next week we will be getting changed into our P.E kits so please ensure all children have it in school.  Our day is Tuesday.  Now is the time to encourage children to dress and undress themselves in preparation…

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 13 September 2016

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Wake up shake up

every Wednesday and Friday morning we have ' wake up shake up ' with the rest of the school in the hall.  We had so much fun on our first one! 

 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 12 September 2016

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Our first week in Reception

We have all settled into our new classes, we love exploring our new provision ! Just look at all the fun we have had ! 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 12 September 2016

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Fun in E.Y.F.S

We are having lots of fun on our pirates and princesses day ! 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 12 July 2016

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Pirate & Princess Party Day!

We have had a fabulous party day! We dressed up as pirates and princesses!

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 12 July 2016

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We have a butterfly !

When we came back from wake up shake up we discovered one of our butterflies had hatched out of its cocoon ! We watched it flap it's wings to dry them off and painted some beautiful butterflies ! 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 1 July 2016

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The very hungry caterpillar !

We have started our new book this week and we are learning lots from it, days of the week, story sequencing and life cycles ! All whilst having fun play learning ! 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 27 June 2016

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Den Building

We hung material and tied them with string, we used sticks and twigs to hold them up and pegs to hold them together. It was very exciting.

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 23 June 2016

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Drawing in the sun!

We spent the afternoon in the sunshine, we coloured and drew some pictures. 

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 23 June 2016

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World Day

Today we celebrated world day, we spent time outside designing and making dens with material and sticks we collected.

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 17 June 2016

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Sports Day 2016

Thank you to all the parents, friends and family who came out to support Reception and Nursery this year. It was a wonderful day. Well done to all the children and parents who took part.

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 16 June 2016

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Father's Day Cards

We hope you all liked your Father's Day cards. We had to follow instructions to make them.

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 14 June 2016

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Early years trip to the zoo !

We had so much fun at the zoo and we all behaved brilliantly :) 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 12 May 2016

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Our Cafod Fundraising!

Nursery and Reception held a Bikeathon/Scooterthon to raise money for Cafod.  We rode our bikes,scooters and ride on toys around the big school playground 3 times!.   Well done everybody!

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 28 April 2016

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Sponsored 'Rideathon'

This morning Nursery and Reception completed  their sponsored 'Rideathon'. We had bikes, scooters and we even had a couple of children with two wheel bikes !  We all managed at least three laps around the big playground and we had lots of fun too!  

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 28 April 2016

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We Are Super Writers!

In Reception we have been learning about Space, we have written our own Non Fiction books and shared them with Year 1.

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Sharing our success with year 1

This week we have been working very hard writing non fiction books about Space!  We were very excited to share our books with Year 1 this afternoon and they all said we are very good writers ! 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 15 April 2016

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Counting in tens

This week we have been learning to count in tens .   We used the numbered rockets to help us ! 

 

 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 15 April 2016

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Dancing with ribbons!

This morning we have been making up our own dances to different music using ribbons. We were pretending to be flowers dancing in the wind and petals floating in the sky!  We learnt lots of different ways we can move with our ribbons to the music - high level, low level, turning around,…

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 5 April 2016

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Easter preparations !

Today we have been baking ! We have made chocolate and syrup nest cakes for Easter ! Yum Yum ! 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 23 March 2016

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A 'cracking' effort from everyone !

Look how fantastic our decorated eggs look for the Easter competition ! 

Good luck to all of you we love them all :) 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 23 March 2016

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Our Class Visit From Andy Tooze

We had a fabulous time when Andy Tooze came into share his poems with us.  Thank you Andy!

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 16 March 2016

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Visit from poet Andy Tooze

We really enjoyed the visit from Andy Tooze our resident poet ! We are getting so good at rhyming ! 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 16 March 2016

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The Sun Is Shining

The sun is shining and we are making the most of it. We had lots of fun playing football with Miss Moran. Let's hope this sunshine lasts.

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 14 March 2016

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Parachute Play

We had great fun in P.E. today playing games with the parachute! We had to listen very carefully to the instructions and work together as a team.

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 8 March 2016

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Celebration of Music Assembly

Reception sang "Boom Boom Chicka Boom!" For everyone in assembly this afternoon as part of our celebration of music!  Well done everyone!

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 4 March 2016

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Snow day !

Having fun in the snow ! 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 4 March 2016

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World book day

We had a great day and all looked fantastic ! 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 3 March 2016

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Happy Music Day!

We have been having lots of fun celebrating music today!  We formed our own band using instruments we made and some of our favourite instruments to play some different songs!

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 29 February 2016

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Music fun day !

 

 

Today we are  celebrating  all things musical! 

We are using the iPads to explore beat and pulse and make our own music. 

We are using junk materials to make musical instruments. 

We have been writing about our favourite bands and listening for beat and rytymn in some popular…

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 29 February 2016

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Ash Wednesday

Yesterday was Ash Wednesday.  We learnt all about Lent  and the ashes we receive on Ash Wednesday to help us to follow Jesus ! Mr Smith visited our class and gave us all the ashes on our foreheads. 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 11 February 2016

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Pancake fun !

As it is shrove Tuesday we have been making pretend pancakes using play dough and a variety of toppings ! It made us very hungry! It's a good job we are making real ones too :) 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 9 February 2016

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Special visitors !

Today we had two very special visitors to school! P.C Jo and P.C Chris.  They came to tell us all about their special job as police officers and all they do to keep us safe.  We have promised to wave at them if we see them drive past us ! 

 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 3 February 2016

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EYFS Mass

Thank you to all the Parents and Carers that celebrated Mass with us on Wednesday, it was lovely to see so many of you there. Thanks also to Fr Michael for making it so special for the children.

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 31 January 2016

Category: Reception

Warming Up For PE

We are learning why it is important to warm up our body before our main activity.  Today we counted to 20 using different actions; our favourite was the star jump!

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 13 January 2016

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Reception Creative Story Club

We had lots of fun in our first creative story club this year!  We read "The Gruffalo's Child" together and then made our own Gruffalo masks using different materials.  Well done everyone!  See you next week for more creative story club!

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 13 January 2016

Category: Reception

Terrific travelling in EYFS P.E.

We had great fun in P.E. today travelling and moving in different ways, we marched, jumped, ran and walked to name just a few. We also learnt a sequence of movements where we pretended we were playing in the rain, jumping in the puddles and marching in our wellies!

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 5 January 2016

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First P.E lesson of the New Year !

We played a game called jumping in puddles ! 

We had lots of fun and worked our bodies hard ! 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 5 January 2016

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Counting For The Silver Trail

We worked together to place all of the 5p's in a line, we tried to keep it very straight!  Mr Mountcastle used a special measuring stick to see how long our silver trail line of coins was.

 

 

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 16 December 2015

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Frozen elf !!!

After lunch we came back to found our elf had been frozen ! We have lots of wonderful ideas about what could have happened to him ! It inspired some great writing too :) 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 15 December 2015

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Nativity

We are enjoying playing in our stable with the nativity ! 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 14 December 2015

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Special delivery !

Today we have been writing letters to Father Christmas !  We used our phonic skills and remembered to be polite :) 

 

 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 14 December 2015

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Our Trip To The Shop!

We have been learning about money in maths so we went to the local shop to look at the price labels and use real money to buy things and get change too!

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 4 December 2015

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Elf Mischief!

Look what 'lovey' the elf has been up to now! 

We came into class to find he had had a snow ball fight and mad a snow angel! 

 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 2 December 2015

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Elf Writing !

We are busy writing in our elf journals ! 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 1 December 2015

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Lovely the elf !

We have named our elf ' lovely' he is going to be watching over us and will be setting us good deeds over advent ! He will tell Father Christmas all about how good we are every night ! 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 1 December 2015

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Special Visitor !

This morning we found an elf had come to stay with us ! He had travelled all the way from the North Pole ! 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 1 December 2015

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Christmas has arrived in reception!

We have been having fun in Santas workshop , investigating ice, making our Christmas lists and lots more ! 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 30 November 2015

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We remember them

We have written prayers for the fallen soldiers 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 12 November 2015

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Remembrance Day

We chose to cut out some poppies to wear to help us to remember ! 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 12 November 2015

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Remembrance Day

We used our fingers to decorate our large poppy ! 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 12 November 2015

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Happy Fairytale Day!

We have been celebrating the end of our Fairytale topic with a celebration day!  We wore some wonderful costumes!  Well done everybody!

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 23 October 2015

Category: Reception

Fairy tail day

Today is fairy tale day in reception and don't we look great! We are all dressed up as characters from fairy tales.  We are having lots of fun reading fairy tales, acting them out and writing about our character :) 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 23 October 2015

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Autumn leaves!

Look at all the leaves we found ! 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 21 October 2015

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Autumn walk !

 

Today reception and nursery went on an autumn walk to lostock park.  We had lots of fun, finding leaves, conkers and looking for autumn animals! 

We finished off with a play on the park.  

 

 

 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 21 October 2015

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P.E

Today we carried on practising our throwing and catching skills.  This time we went outside and used tennis balls.  We rolled, threw and kicked them to each other! We talked about the hardest and easiest way. 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 13 October 2015

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All aboard the addition bus !

 

In Maths we are learning simple addition by adding 'one more'.  Today we played a game pretending to travel on our bus adding one more passenger at each stop ! It was fun and helped us to learn! 

 

 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 13 October 2015

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We Are Learning Spanish!

We are learning Spanish! We learnt to say "Good Morning!" Well done everyone!

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 13 October 2015

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Ola !

Today we had our first Spanish lesson.  We met our new teacher and learnt how to say hello in Spanish ! We really enjoyed it :) 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 13 October 2015

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Throwing and catching

This week in P.E we have been using the bean bags to throw and catch.

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 7 October 2015

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Purposeful play !

We have been making repeating patterns in our play learning, aren't we clever ! 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 7 October 2015

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Patterns

In maths we have been learning about patterns 

We have made patterns using shapes, colours and even ourselves ! 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 7 October 2015

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Making Shapes In Reception!

We have been learning all about 2D shapes in reception and today we used ourselves to make different shapes.  It was lots of fun!

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 30 September 2015

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Writing With Ribbons in PE

Today we used ribbons to help us with our letter formation,  we made really big movements, shapes and patterns! Well done Reception!

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 29 September 2015

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Phonics fun !

We have learnt the sounds s, a, t, p, i , n so far in phonics and have now started to read real and nonsense words containing these sounds.  We have been playing the game ,buried treasure to help us with is skill! 

We are super reader pirates ! 

 

 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 29 September 2015

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P.E

Today we explores how we can use different parts of our bodies to travel over, under and around the equipment ! 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 29 September 2015

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Our Macmillan Coffee Afternoon

Our Macmillan Coffee Afternoon was a great success!  Thank you so very much to all our parents and friends for their support and generous donations!

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 25 September 2015

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Look at these , we can't wait to try them

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 25 September 2015

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Cakes !!!!

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 25 September 2015

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Preparations for our Macmillan coffee afternoon

We have been busy decorating cakes to enjoy this afternoon!  A big thank you for all the yummy donations for such a great cause ! 

 

 

 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 25 September 2015

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A Tea Party At The Three Bears Cottage

We have a made a chocolate cake for our tea party at the Bears Cottage!

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 22 September 2015

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Getting Messy In The Mud Kitchen!

We have been busy cooking all sorts of wonderful dishes in our Mud Kitchen Cafe! Would you like to try our mud soup?

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 22 September 2015

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Purposeful Play In Reception

We have been very busy play learning today in Reception! We used lots of different resources and worked together to build our own train!

We had lots of fun journeys to many different places using our wonderful imaginations!

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 15 September 2015

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P.E

Today we have taken part in out first P.E lesson !  

We took our shoes and socks off and our jumpers and talked about the important parts of our P.E lessons, like stretches, warm ups, main activity and learning skills and cool down sessions. 

We enjoyed learning the bean game and the traffic…

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 15 September 2015

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Welcome Prayer Leaders

Today we welcomed our new Prayer Leaders into Reception.  We listened very carefully to how we can listen to God through our prayers and what we do.

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 10 September 2015

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Our first wake up shake up !

Having a boogie !!! 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 9 September 2015

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We love our class !

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 8 September 2015

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Our new class !

Look at all the fun we have been having in reception :) 

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Posted by Mr Joyce and Miss Moran on 8 September 2015

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Can we fix it?

Yes we can! Our new workshop is coming on nicely! Children in the EYFS  will be able to use real hammers and tools when they come back after half term! 

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 29 May 2015

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Our Outdoor Area!

Our outdoor area is looking really exciting!  We cannot wait to have a play after the holidays!

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 22 May 2015

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Releasing Our Butterflies

Today we released our butterflies we have taken care of in our butterfly garden. We have watched them grow and change from caterpillars into butterflies learning all about their life cycle.   We watched them fly away and hopefully will spot them around our school…

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 21 May 2015

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Our Trip To Reddish Vale Farm

We had a wonderful day at Reddish Vale Farm! We saw so many different farm animals and got to feed them too!  We are looking forward to looking at all the photographs we took and using them for our sentence writing!

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 18 May 2015

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Outdoor Play Learning!

We were so excited when our new climbing log arrived today!  We all watched the big lorry and special crane lift the log onto our playground.  We cannot wait for it to be finished so we can climb and explore our fabulous outdoor learning space!

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 15 May 2015

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Hail Mary

In our collective worship we have been thinking about Mary and the very special prayer we say "Hail Mary".  We have also sung a hymn to Mary; "As I Kneel before you" and lay some white flowers before our statue of Mary.

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 5 May 2015

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Planting Potatoes

As part of our New Life topic we have been thinking about how we care for living things. We have planted our own potato plants and talked about how we look after them so they will grow. We used a special potato bag and covered them in the compost and gave them water.  We will taking very special…

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 22 April 2015

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EYFS Collective Worship

Today in our collective worship we listened to the story of Mary Magadalene. We used pictures to help us understand the story and think about the good news; "Jesus is alive!"  We have been learning a song to celebrate Easter Joy.

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 21 April 2015

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EYFS Collective Worship

In our collective worship this week we learnt all about how Jesus rose from the dead at Easter time and how this wonderful news made the angel, Peter and Mary smile!  We talked about the different things that made us happy and sad using some paper plate faces to describe our thoughts and…

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 16 April 2015

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Thank You Prayer Leaders

Today our prayer leaders talked about how we thought Jesus' friends felt after Jesus had died.  We had lots of ideas in reception we thought the disciples would have felt afraid and probably scared too.  We talked about what things we are afraid off and who helps us to feel happy and…

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 16 April 2015

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Our Last Supper

During Holy Week we have learnt all about The Easter Story.  This afternoon we had our own Last Supper; we shared bread and blackcurrant juice just like Jesus and his friends did.

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 2 April 2015

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Well done Reception Bunnies!

Congratulations to all the boys and girls in Reception for all completing the sponsored Bunny Hop for St Joseph's Penny!

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 25 March 2015

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Happy St Patrick's Day!

Today we have learnt all about St Patrick in Collective Worship and tasted irish soda bread that Harry's Nana made for us! Thank you to Harry's Nana we all thought it was yummy! 

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 17 March 2015

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World Book Day!

We had a fabulous day celebrating World Book Day! We wrote sentences about our favourite book character and even wrote our very own story books!  We love books in Reception!

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 6 March 2015

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PE Fun!

We have had lots of fun today in PE.  We warmed up with a game of "Traffic Lights" and then used ribbons for our expressive dance.  Well done everybody!

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 25 February 2015

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Observational Drawings For Our Garden Centre.

We have been very artistic today!  We have been looking closely at different flowers and using colouring pencils to create observational drawings.

We will put our drawings up in our new role play area; The Garden Centre.

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 25 February 2015

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Chinese Dragon Parade!

We had our very own Chinese Dragon Parade in Reception, using the dragon head we made and some colourful Chinese lanterns!

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 13 February 2015

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Symmetry!

We have been making symmetrical patterns in Reception using our bodies! Well done everybody!

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 6 February 2015

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Reception Art Club

Every Wednesday Reception get creative during our after school art club.  Each week we choose a story to share and then get all creative making a character from the story.  Last week we read "Rainbow Fish" and made some very colourful fish.  We also talked about how sharing and being kind can make…

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 4 February 2015

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Hunting For Dinosaur Bones!

We have found some dinosaur bones in our nursery garden!  We used binoculars to spot all the different shaped bones, we then wrote about which dinosaur we thought they came from.

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 3 February 2015

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We Can Count to 20!

We have been making our very own class number line in Reception! We are learning to recognise and order numbers to 20.  Well done everybody!

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 3 February 2015

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Climbing trees!

All children in the EYFS have outdoor learning sessions at Urmston Meadows.  They are encouraged to take risks, get muddy and have lots of fun!

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 14 January 2015

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A cold and frosty morning!

What a lovely morning for den building, investigating nature, climbing trees and squelching in the mud!

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 14 January 2015

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Thank you Mr Ishi!

We were very excited to receive a parcel from Japan today. Thank you Mr Ishi and the children from Sakura Kindergarten! We are now busy in our creative area making things to send back.

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 6 January 2015

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EYFS Mass

Today we celebrated our EYFS Mass on the theme of God's Family.  Thank you to Fr Michael for making it so special.

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 19 November 2014

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Maths Picture Fun!

We have been exploring number in reception! We have had lots of fun matching numerals to quantity to create maths pictures using natural materials.

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 13 November 2014

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Hot Chocolate In The Hobbit House!

We have had lots of fun in our new hobbit house this week! Today we warmed up from the chilly weather with hot chocolate and marshmallows inside the house!

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 6 November 2014

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Singing Songs Around Our Campfire!

We have built a stone campfire in the garden of our new Hobbit House, we have been singing our favourite number rhymes. It was lots of fun!

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 3 November 2014

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Celebrating Number Week!

Reception correctly guessed the weight of the Maths cake!  Well done everybody!

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 24 October 2014

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Hola!

Today we had our first Spanish lesson with Manuel!

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 14 October 2014

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We love the rain!

We love it when it rains, we can have such fun in the puddles. This morning we are using powder paint to make patterns and we are experimenting with mixing colours to make new colours!

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 7 October 2014

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Our Autumn Walk!

Today we went on a lovely walk to Lostock Park! We collected leaves, berries, conkers and acorns. We did bark rubbing, crunched the leaves and found lots of animals too. We finished off our little outing having a play on the park and our morning snack in the Autumn sunshine. What a nice way to…

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 30 September 2014

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Thank you!

Thank you to all who came to the EYFS Coffee afternoon! We raised £166 for Macmillan and Marie Curie Cancer Care. Thanks also to all those who baked or donated a raffle prize.

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 25 September 2014

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EYFS Collective Worship

Every Tuesday Reception and Nursery enjoy collective worship, we sing and listen to gospel stories. We also share prayers and the wonderful work we have done in class. Today we have shared our pictures about how God loves each of us.

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 23 September 2014

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Letters and Sounds!

Today we have been finding objects that match the letters and sounds on our crowns.  We are working very hard in Phonics!

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 23 September 2014

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Our Mud Kitchen Cafe!

The children have been exploring our mud kitchen, cooking all sorts of wonderful meals using herbs and mud!  The children then created a seating area for their very own "Mud Cafe".

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 22 September 2014

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We are super at counting in Reception!

We have been using lots of different resources to count and sort during our play learning.  We are learning to recognise numbers and carefully counting objects to represent the number.  We are just wonderful at counting in reception!

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 17 September 2014

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Making Music in Reception

We have been singing and playing lots of different instruments, performing in a band on our stage!  It was lots of fun, we are very musical in reception!

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 15 September 2014

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Designing our Outdoors!

Today in Reception we have been chatting about what we would like to have in our Outdoor Areas, we have definitely gone over our budget in our planning! We might need some help with fundraising! Watch this space...

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 9 September 2014

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Today's Special!

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 24 June 2014

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Afternoon fun in the Mud Kitchen!

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 24 June 2014

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Bella Bear

Here is Bella Bear from Reception 1 with our friends in Italy. We visited many schools in Italy and here she is at the mountain school at Santa Maria. Some of the children here visited Manchester in March. Can you see them? 

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 23 May 2014

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Thank you Sakura Kindergarten!

Thanks once again to Mr Ishi and the children from Sakura Kindergarten for sending us a parcel full of lovely art work and photos. We have really enjoyed looking at them and we are now hard at work in our creative area making things to send to Japan.

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 20 May 2014

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Easter Fun!

In reception we are very creative, we worked really hard to produce some wonderful work for the decorated egg competition!

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 2 May 2014

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Walking with Jesus

This week we have been painting our feet to make footprints for next week's Collective Worship. Our feet were very ticklish!

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 30 April 2014

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Cock-a-Moo-Moo

We hope you enjoyed the EYFS Assembly about friends and forgiveness as much as we did!

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 2 April 2014

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Collective worship

This week in our EYFS collective worship we have been thinking about the word "Encouragement".  We have listened to the gospel, thinking about how God encourages all of us to be just like Jesus in all that we do.

We have thought about all the different ways in which we can encourage our…

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 18 March 2014

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"All Things Bright and Beautiful"

This week in our collective worship we have been thinking about all of the wonderful things God made outside in the garden. We have been thanking God for many living things including flowers, trees, ladybirds and butterflies.  We have been painting some beautiful spring flowers, looking the real…

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 4 March 2014

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Exploring weighing scales in reception

We have been learning all about weighing scales, we have been thinking about how different things may be heavy or light.   We have been using ourselves as weighing scales and testing out our ideas about which objects might weigh the same and balance our scales.

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 25 February 2014

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Our EYFS Collective Worship

This week in our collective worship we have been thinking about "love" and who loves us at home,church and school.

We also thought about all the times we have shown love in the many different things we do.

We listened to a story about the different ways we know we are loved. We have learnt…

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 25 February 2014

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Our collective worship

Every Tuesday reception and nursery spend sometime together listening to the gospel and learning how we can be like Jesus.  Today we were thinking about how we share the light of Jesus in all the good things we do.

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 11 February 2014

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The 1 minute challenges!

As part of our Maths we have been completing challenges against the 1 minute egg timer! We have counted how many times we can write our names in a minute, how many star jumps we can do in a minute, how many cubes we can put together in a minute to name just a few. We have had great fun counting…

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 8 January 2014

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Reception newsletter 13.12.2013

Reception newsletter 13.12.13

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 13 December 2013

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reception newsletter 6th December

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 6 December 2013

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Christmas Time in Reception!

We have had a very festive morning in reception, we listened to some Christmas music and decorated our tree with special baubles from home. We had a hot chocolate with marshmallows too!

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 4 December 2013

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Ice play!

Today we have been having great fun playing with the arctic animals in the ice trays.

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 3 December 2013

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Reception newsletter week beginning 25th November 2013

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 29 November 2013

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What's inside the egg?

We have had lots of fun thinking about what was inside the mysterious eggs that appeared on the school field. In reception we have had lots of ideas! Could it be a dinosaur? Could it be a dragon? Or even an alien from outer space?

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 15 November 2013

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Numicon

This morning we have been playing with the new Numicon resources. We have been trying to fill the boards with the different shapes.

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 12 November 2013

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Reception newsletter week beg 4th nov

Reception newsletter 8.11.13

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 8 November 2013

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Den building

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 7 November 2013

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Squelch squerch!

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 7 November 2013

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Our trip to the Meadows

Today some of the children in Reception went to the Meadows where they were pond dipping, building dens and squelching in the mud to name just a few of the things they got up to! We hope to take all the children in the EYFS this year.

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 7 November 2013

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Reception newsletter 18.10.2013

Reception newsletter 18.10.2013

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 18 October 2013

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PC Jo came to visit.

PC Jo came to visit Reception today, we have been learning all about people who help us. PC Jo showed us all the different parts of her uniform and all the things she uses to help keep us safe. We even tried on the different uniforms and pretended we were real policemen! It was lots of fun, thank…

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 17 October 2013

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Our Autumn Walk

Today we went on an Autumn walk around the school grounds as part of our Autumn topic. We found many different coloured leaves, our favourite was a leaf with red,brown, orange and red patterns on. We are going to use the leaves and twigs we collected to make a large Autumn tree collage.

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 16 October 2013

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Our Autumn Crowns!

This morning we have been very busy using scissors and glue to make Autumn crowns. 

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 15 October 2013

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Anyone for lunch?

Today's specials in the mud kitchen!

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 15 October 2013

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Hola!

Here we are having our first Spanish lesson this morning! 

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 15 October 2013

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Counting fun in Reception 2

We have been taking turns to dress up as a "Maths Magician" to help with our counting up to 100! Using a number square and some number cards we have counted all the way up to 100 today, well done Reception 2!

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 14 October 2013

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newsletter 11/10

Reception newsletter week 6

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 11 October 2013

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We are working hard in Phonics!

We are learning to blend the letter sounds to read words, we have been matching the words with a picture and writing the word too!

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 10 October 2013

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Patterns!

We have been learning all about patterns and have been creating our own!

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 10 October 2013

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Our new role play!

We had lots of fun in our new role play police station this morning. It has a police car that we have made with Miss Carr, some great dressing up costumes and even a jail! 

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 10 October 2013

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Phonics Treasure Hunt!

Today we went on a phonics treasure hunt in the garden. We had to find the hidden balls that had the letters/sounds that we have learnt on them!

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 10 October 2013

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Newsletter 30/9

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 4 October 2013

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EYFS Coffee Afternoon

Thanks to everyone who supported the EYFS Coffee Afternoon!

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 26 September 2013

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Fun in the Mud Kitchen!

Today we have enjoyed making our own speciality dishes and serving them to our friends!

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 24 September 2013

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Letters and Sounds

This week in Reception we have started phase 2 of 'Letters and Sounds'. Today we have been practising writing the letters 's' and 'a' in the sand.

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 24 September 2013

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Parcel from Japan

We were very excited when Mrs Doherty told us a parcel had arrived for the children in Reception today!  The parcel had come all the way from Japan and it was from our link school- Sakura Kindergarten. Inside there was a Japanese doorway curtain for our classroom and origami kimonos for us to take…

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 18 September 2013

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Newsletter

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Posted by Mr Mountcastle on 13 September 2013

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Our Self Portraits

As part of our topic "Ourselves" we have been using mirrors to look at the different parts of our faces to paint our very own self portraits!

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 11 September 2013

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First week fun in reception 2!

We have been building towers and counting the bricks to see whose tower is the tallest!

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Posted by Mrs Moran and Mr Joyce on 10 September 2013

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