Respect: As part of our British Values we talked about one of our school rules, respect. Today was Remembrance Day and as we remembered the soldiers who fought for us, those who are still fighting and those who have died, we showed our respects by wearing poppies and having a minute silence.
Creating our own poppy
Showing respect for our soldiers
P is for poppy.
Lest we forget
Home Learning has started at St Anne’s Reception Class this week. Parents were asked to be creative and support their child to write their name. We were super impressed with the results...
Sponsored Event: Autumn Treasure Hunt 🍃🍁🍂🌿🐿 Thank you to everyone who took part in our ‘autumn treasure hunt’ over the half term. The children looked like they were having fun on the dojo pictures you sent me. We have had lots of treasure bags back and monies are starting to come in too. We will let you know what we buy for our Work Outside Wednesday activities as soon as we have it all in.
On Friday we went to our first 🤩 Celebration Assembly 🤩. The children used their good listening skills, their good sitting and joined saying their prayers. We were super proud of Reane and Oliver for winning this weeks presentation and celebration award too 🤩 I wonder who will win next week, keep working hard everyone 🤩
What a fantastic week in Reception. We cannot thank our parents enough for their continued support. Thank you 🙏🏻 To everyone who provided food for our special Autumn Festivals Celebrations. The children have enjoyed making diva lamps, creating rangoli patterns and drawing mendhi hand patterns. We danced to Indian music and tasted some delicious food. Happy Diwali Everyone 🥳
Back to school with a BANG 🎆🎇🌠 celebrating Autumn Festivals, starting with Bonfire Night. We listened to the story of Guy Fawkes, a story from the past. The children have enjoyed a variety of creative and writing activities.
We have been finding out interesting facts about Picasso. We have been looking at differences and similarities, celebrating ourselves. We looked at the work of Picasso, people he painted and the shapes he used. The children worked in the style of Picasso to create their own interpretation of his famous art work. We were amazed at the observational skills, lines, shapes and pictures that were created. I think we have some budding artists in our Reception Class. 👨🏻🎨👩🏻🎨🎨
It’s disco time... 💃🏽🕺🏻 Tonight after school we had our first ‘Autumn Disco’. The children got themselves undressed and dressed. We had a fantastic time.
In maths today we have been using a lot of the new skills we have learnt over the first half term in Reception. We played “What’s the time Mr Wolf?”, the children enjoyed using positional language. We moved forward and backwards, counted our steps, said number names in order and matched quantity to numeral. We used good listening skills to follow instructions given by Mr Wolf 🐺🍽.
We had lots of fun on Friday writing messages for a friend. We used colourful post it notes to leave a secret message for a friend. The children were excited to write a message and extremely excited to receive one! We extended the activity and challenged children by asking “What did your message say?”. The children ascribed meaning to their mark.
Pre-Writing Skills: We have been developing our physical skills over the six weeks to get ready for writing. Next week we start our phonics learning ‘Read Write Inc’. Today we have been copying letter shapes using the whiteboards, whiteboard pens and rubbers. The children all had a go at writing their own names too. ✏️📚
Playtime: The children in Reception are getting ready for the transition to the BIG school playground. After half term, they will join the other children in KS1. So today we have been following the rules to keep ourselves safe...
We have started to think about our physical development ready for writing. The children are engaged in ‘Funky Finger’ activities and ‘Dough Disco’ getting our fingers ready to write... Today we have been hammering tees into pumpkins.
Thank you to everyone for supporting our charity today and raising awareness. We had a non uniform day to raise money for our chosen charity. Tonight our families have lit a candle for families and their loss 🙏🏻🕯
PSED: This week we have been promoting and rewarding good behaviour. The children have been working hard to win Dojo points. They have had two challenges to complete and the adults have been behaviour detectives. We have also introduced our ‘Show Off Box’. The children get the opportunity to show off their work at the end of each session. They looked very proud of their achievements🤩 Well done everyone, keep up the good work. Dojo points are rewarded at the end of the week with our Dojo prize draw. Two children will be chosen at random to choose a prize 🤞🏻 Good Luck
Mathematics - Numbers in the environment. This week the children have been finding numbers in the environment. We have been on a number hunt and each child found a number. It started conversations about numbers we see on the way to school, at the shops or at home.
Collective Worship 🙏🏻 The children have took some time today to be still, quiet and calm. We shared the story of God’s Creation and said thank you for our wonderful world 🦁🐯🦋🐛🐠🐳🦒🐫🌲🌺🌚🌝. The children followed our school rules by showing respect.
The children are settling in nicely to their new learning environment... while the adults are finding out about how they learn best. The children are exploring, investigating and finding out! Their favourite area at the moment is outdoor play. Look at these amazing enhanced activities in the outside area.