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Welcome to Reception!

Here you will find out about all of the amazing things we do in Reception.

                                    Meet the team!

                    

Mrs Sutton             Mr Kriehn

Beech Class Teacher                            Chestnut Class Teacher

 

                     

Mrs McKenna       Mrs Arnett         Mrs Mason

                                   HLTA                        HLTA/Chestnut Teaching Assistant   Beech Teaching Assistant     

 

If you wish to contact us via email, please use the address below and we will contact you at the earliest opportunity within school opening hours. Thank you

 

EY@greenhill.leeds.sch.uk

 

 

 

Parents Guide to the Early Years Foundation Stage or EYFS

Dates for your diary ............

 

28th June -  Reception Sports Morning & Picnic 

3rd July - Reception Summer Party

17th July - Sunflower Competition 

 

 

Sunflower Day - Thankyou to everyone who brought their sunflower back today. The children had a fantastic day comparing, measuring and drawing their sunflowers.

Sunflower Day - Thankyou to everyone who brought their sunflower back today. The children had a fantastic day comparing, measuring and drawing their sunflowers.  1
Sunflower Day - Thankyou to everyone who brought their sunflower back today. The children had a fantastic day comparing, measuring and drawing their sunflowers.  2
Sunflower Day - Thankyou to everyone who brought their sunflower back today. The children had a fantastic day comparing, measuring and drawing their sunflowers.  3
Sunflower Day - Thankyou to everyone who brought their sunflower back today. The children had a fantastic day comparing, measuring and drawing their sunflowers.  4
Sunflower Day - Thankyou to everyone who brought their sunflower back today. The children had a fantastic day comparing, measuring and drawing their sunflowers.  5
Sunflower Day - Thankyou to everyone who brought their sunflower back today. The children had a fantastic day comparing, measuring and drawing their sunflowers.  6
Sunflower Day - Thankyou to everyone who brought their sunflower back today. The children had a fantastic day comparing, measuring and drawing their sunflowers.  7
Sunflower Day - Thankyou to everyone who brought their sunflower back today. The children had a fantastic day comparing, measuring and drawing their sunflowers.  8
Sunflower Day - Thankyou to everyone who brought their sunflower back today. The children had a fantastic day comparing, measuring and drawing their sunflowers.  9
Sunflower Day - Thankyou to everyone who brought their sunflower back today. The children had a fantastic day comparing, measuring and drawing their sunflowers.  10

The Circus came to Greenhill!!!

The Circus came to Greenhill!!! 1
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The Circus came to Greenhill!!! 7
The Circus came to Greenhill!!! 8

Sports Day - We all had an amazing time today and the children gave their very best in every activity. A big thank you to everyone who turned up to cheer on the children.

Sports Day - We all had an amazing time today and the children gave their very best in every activity. A big thank you to everyone who turned up to cheer on the children.  1
Sports Day - We all had an amazing time today and the children gave their very best in every activity. A big thank you to everyone who turned up to cheer on the children.  2
Sports Day - We all had an amazing time today and the children gave their very best in every activity. A big thank you to everyone who turned up to cheer on the children.  3
Sports Day - We all had an amazing time today and the children gave their very best in every activity. A big thank you to everyone who turned up to cheer on the children.  4
Sports Day - We all had an amazing time today and the children gave their very best in every activity. A big thank you to everyone who turned up to cheer on the children.  5
Sports Day - We all had an amazing time today and the children gave their very best in every activity. A big thank you to everyone who turned up to cheer on the children.  6
Sports Day - We all had an amazing time today and the children gave their very best in every activity. A big thank you to everyone who turned up to cheer on the children.  7
Sports Day - We all had an amazing time today and the children gave their very best in every activity. A big thank you to everyone who turned up to cheer on the children.  8
Sports Day - We all had an amazing time today and the children gave their very best in every activity. A big thank you to everyone who turned up to cheer on the children.  9
Sports Day - We all had an amazing time today and the children gave their very best in every activity. A big thank you to everyone who turned up to cheer on the children.  10
Sports Day - We all had an amazing time today and the children gave their very best in every activity. A big thank you to everyone who turned up to cheer on the children.  11
Sports Day - We all had an amazing time today and the children gave their very best in every activity. A big thank you to everyone who turned up to cheer on the children.  12

Summer Term 2 - Our Favourite Books!

This half term our topic will be based around some of our favourite books. We will start the topic with a narrative theme and read stories linked to Super Heroes e.g. ‘Superworm’ by Julia Donaldson, ‘SUPERTATO’ by Sue Hendra and ‘The Naughty Bus’ by Jan Oke. We will focus on orally retelling these stories using props and sequencing the main events. The children will practise answering ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about the story to check their understanding. The children will invent some of their own heroes and villains to use in their writing. The children will also learn about mini beasts (insects and small creatures) and we will go on a mini beast hunt.

 

Sunflower Competition

Please look after your child’s sunflower at home. You may need to replant it in a bigger pot and use a garden cane to support the stem as it grows. Please help your child to look after the plant, water it and record the growth e.g. count the number of leaves and measure the height every week or so. Please return it to school on Wednesday 17th July for our special maths day. All growers will receive a certificate.

Newsletter, Sports Day letter & Summer Party letter

Releasing the Butterflies! - Today our caterpillars had completed their life cycle and were set free in our garden near the front of the school.The children enjoyed seeing the Butterflies fly off into their new habitat. Both classes then explored the flowers and plants around our school and learnt to use our senses to find similarities and differences between them.

Releasing the Butterflies! - Today our caterpillars had completed their life cycle and were set free in our garden near the front of the school.The children enjoyed seeing the Butterflies fly off into their new habitat. Both classes then explored the flowers and plants around our school and learnt to use our senses to find similarities and differences between them.   1
Releasing the Butterflies! - Today our caterpillars had completed their life cycle and were set free in our garden near the front of the school.The children enjoyed seeing the Butterflies fly off into their new habitat. Both classes then explored the flowers and plants around our school and learnt to use our senses to find similarities and differences between them.   2
Releasing the Butterflies! - Today our caterpillars had completed their life cycle and were set free in our garden near the front of the school.The children enjoyed seeing the Butterflies fly off into their new habitat. Both classes then explored the flowers and plants around our school and learnt to use our senses to find similarities and differences between them.   3
Releasing the Butterflies! - Today our caterpillars had completed their life cycle and were set free in our garden near the front of the school.The children enjoyed seeing the Butterflies fly off into their new habitat. Both classes then explored the flowers and plants around our school and learnt to use our senses to find similarities and differences between them.   4
Releasing the Butterflies! - Today our caterpillars had completed their life cycle and were set free in our garden near the front of the school.The children enjoyed seeing the Butterflies fly off into their new habitat. Both classes then explored the flowers and plants around our school and learnt to use our senses to find similarities and differences between them.   5
Releasing the Butterflies! - Today our caterpillars had completed their life cycle and were set free in our garden near the front of the school.The children enjoyed seeing the Butterflies fly off into their new habitat. Both classes then explored the flowers and plants around our school and learnt to use our senses to find similarities and differences between them.   6
Releasing the Butterflies! - Today our caterpillars had completed their life cycle and were set free in our garden near the front of the school.The children enjoyed seeing the Butterflies fly off into their new habitat. Both classes then explored the flowers and plants around our school and learnt to use our senses to find similarities and differences between them.   7
Releasing the Butterflies! - Today our caterpillars had completed their life cycle and were set free in our garden near the front of the school.The children enjoyed seeing the Butterflies fly off into their new habitat. Both classes then explored the flowers and plants around our school and learnt to use our senses to find similarities and differences between them.   8
Releasing the Butterflies! - Today our caterpillars had completed their life cycle and were set free in our garden near the front of the school.The children enjoyed seeing the Butterflies fly off into their new habitat. Both classes then explored the flowers and plants around our school and learnt to use our senses to find similarities and differences between them.   9
Releasing the Butterflies! - Today our caterpillars had completed their life cycle and were set free in our garden near the front of the school.The children enjoyed seeing the Butterflies fly off into their new habitat. Both classes then explored the flowers and plants around our school and learnt to use our senses to find similarities and differences between them.   10

Trip to Temple Newsam Farm - have a look through a selection of pictures from Beech and Chestnut Class's trips to the farm. We learnt adult and baby animals names and learnt lots of facts about the animals on the farm. We had fun on the adventure playground and enjoyed an ice cream in the sun!

Trip to Temple Newsam Farm - have a look through a selection of pictures from Beech and Chestnut Class's trips to the farm. We learnt adult and baby animals names and learnt lots of facts about the animals on the farm. We had fun on the adventure playground and enjoyed an ice cream in the sun!  1
Trip to Temple Newsam Farm - have a look through a selection of pictures from Beech and Chestnut Class's trips to the farm. We learnt adult and baby animals names and learnt lots of facts about the animals on the farm. We had fun on the adventure playground and enjoyed an ice cream in the sun!  2
Trip to Temple Newsam Farm - have a look through a selection of pictures from Beech and Chestnut Class's trips to the farm. We learnt adult and baby animals names and learnt lots of facts about the animals on the farm. We had fun on the adventure playground and enjoyed an ice cream in the sun!  3
Trip to Temple Newsam Farm - have a look through a selection of pictures from Beech and Chestnut Class's trips to the farm. We learnt adult and baby animals names and learnt lots of facts about the animals on the farm. We had fun on the adventure playground and enjoyed an ice cream in the sun!  4
Trip to Temple Newsam Farm - have a look through a selection of pictures from Beech and Chestnut Class's trips to the farm. We learnt adult and baby animals names and learnt lots of facts about the animals on the farm. We had fun on the adventure playground and enjoyed an ice cream in the sun!  5
Trip to Temple Newsam Farm - have a look through a selection of pictures from Beech and Chestnut Class's trips to the farm. We learnt adult and baby animals names and learnt lots of facts about the animals on the farm. We had fun on the adventure playground and enjoyed an ice cream in the sun!  6
Trip to Temple Newsam Farm - have a look through a selection of pictures from Beech and Chestnut Class's trips to the farm. We learnt adult and baby animals names and learnt lots of facts about the animals on the farm. We had fun on the adventure playground and enjoyed an ice cream in the sun!  7
Trip to Temple Newsam Farm - have a look through a selection of pictures from Beech and Chestnut Class's trips to the farm. We learnt adult and baby animals names and learnt lots of facts about the animals on the farm. We had fun on the adventure playground and enjoyed an ice cream in the sun!  8
Trip to Temple Newsam Farm - have a look through a selection of pictures from Beech and Chestnut Class's trips to the farm. We learnt adult and baby animals names and learnt lots of facts about the animals on the farm. We had fun on the adventure playground and enjoyed an ice cream in the sun!  9
Trip to Temple Newsam Farm - have a look through a selection of pictures from Beech and Chestnut Class's trips to the farm. We learnt adult and baby animals names and learnt lots of facts about the animals on the farm. We had fun on the adventure playground and enjoyed an ice cream in the sun!  10
Trip to Temple Newsam Farm - have a look through a selection of pictures from Beech and Chestnut Class's trips to the farm. We learnt adult and baby animals names and learnt lots of facts about the animals on the farm. We had fun on the adventure playground and enjoyed an ice cream in the sun!  11
Trip to Temple Newsam Farm - have a look through a selection of pictures from Beech and Chestnut Class's trips to the farm. We learnt adult and baby animals names and learnt lots of facts about the animals on the farm. We had fun on the adventure playground and enjoyed an ice cream in the sun!  12
Trip to Temple Newsam Farm - have a look through a selection of pictures from Beech and Chestnut Class's trips to the farm. We learnt adult and baby animals names and learnt lots of facts about the animals on the farm. We had fun on the adventure playground and enjoyed an ice cream in the sun!  13
Trip to Temple Newsam Farm - have a look through a selection of pictures from Beech and Chestnut Class's trips to the farm. We learnt adult and baby animals names and learnt lots of facts about the animals on the farm. We had fun on the adventure playground and enjoyed an ice cream in the sun!  14
Trip to Temple Newsam Farm - have a look through a selection of pictures from Beech and Chestnut Class's trips to the farm. We learnt adult and baby animals names and learnt lots of facts about the animals on the farm. We had fun on the adventure playground and enjoyed an ice cream in the sun!  15

Easter Bonnet Parade - A huge thank you for everyone who came to see our Easter Bonnet Parade. The children's bonnet's were absolutely fantastic and we all enjoyed singing a few Easter songs and seeing the Easter Bunny.

Easter Bonnet Parade - A huge thank you for everyone who came to see our Easter Bonnet Parade. The children's bonnet's were absolutely fantastic and we all enjoyed singing a few Easter songs and seeing the Easter Bunny.  1
Easter Bonnet Parade - A huge thank you for everyone who came to see our Easter Bonnet Parade. The children's bonnet's were absolutely fantastic and we all enjoyed singing a few Easter songs and seeing the Easter Bunny.  2
Easter Bonnet Parade - A huge thank you for everyone who came to see our Easter Bonnet Parade. The children's bonnet's were absolutely fantastic and we all enjoyed singing a few Easter songs and seeing the Easter Bunny.  3
Easter Bonnet Parade - A huge thank you for everyone who came to see our Easter Bonnet Parade. The children's bonnet's were absolutely fantastic and we all enjoyed singing a few Easter songs and seeing the Easter Bunny.  4
Easter Bonnet Parade - A huge thank you for everyone who came to see our Easter Bonnet Parade. The children's bonnet's were absolutely fantastic and we all enjoyed singing a few Easter songs and seeing the Easter Bunny.  5
Easter Bonnet Parade - A huge thank you for everyone who came to see our Easter Bonnet Parade. The children's bonnet's were absolutely fantastic and we all enjoyed singing a few Easter songs and seeing the Easter Bunny.  6

     Summer Term 1 - The Farm and Life Cycles 

 

This half term our topic will be based around farms and life-cycles. On the first week back we will be collecting chick eggs from the farm to look after in our incubator and we will be counting down to hatching day. We will continue to look after our tadpoles and observe them closely as they change and develop into frogs. To add to the excitement we will be looking after butterfly eggs and watch them change into caterpillars and later butterflies. We will be visiting Temple Newsam Farm and learn the names of the farm animals and their babies. The children will have the chance to feed the animals and stroke them and play on the adventure playground. 

 

Then the  children will be learning  about plants, name the parts of a plant and find out where our food comes from. The children will plant their own sunflower seeds and learn about the life cycle. We will watch them germinate in school then send them home for the children to grow and measure. There will be a prize for the tallest sunflower at the end of the year. We hope this will be an exciting topic for the children. Please keep bobbing in after school to look at our class pets!

         Spring Term 2 - Dinosaurs 

 

This half term our topic will be dinosaurs. We have lots of exciting activities planned covering all the areas of development. First we will learn facts about dinosaurs and spend time looking in information books, researching dinosaurs online and learning amazing facts. Next we will read dinosaur stories and work on retelling using story language. Then we will focus on dinosaur maths and investigate the size of dinosaur footprints and the different dinosaur heights and lengths. Later we will have a writing themed week and the children will make an information book about their favourite dinosaur. After that the children will get creative and make/build their own dinosaurs using a variety of different media and materials. Finally we will have a science themed week and explore similarities and difference between dinosaurs and have fun making volcanos erupt!

Tadpoles - We are delighted to announce that our school pond is the home of tadpoles and frogspawn. We have collected a sample and have put them in a tank for the children to observe the life cycle of a frog. Come and have a look!

Tadpoles - We are delighted to announce that our school pond is the home of tadpoles and frogspawn. We have collected a sample and have put them in a tank for the children to observe the life cycle of a frog. Come and have a look! 1
Tadpoles - We are delighted to announce that our school pond is the home of tadpoles and frogspawn. We have collected a sample and have put them in a tank for the children to observe the life cycle of a frog. Come and have a look! 2
Tadpoles - We are delighted to announce that our school pond is the home of tadpoles and frogspawn. We have collected a sample and have put them in a tank for the children to observe the life cycle of a frog. Come and have a look! 3
Tadpoles - We are delighted to announce that our school pond is the home of tadpoles and frogspawn. We have collected a sample and have put them in a tank for the children to observe the life cycle of a frog. Come and have a look! 4

Red Nose Day - Today we had lots of fun learning about fundraising and even made our own red noses!

Red Nose Day - Today we had lots of fun learning about fundraising and even made our own red noses! 1
Red Nose Day - Today we had lots of fun learning about fundraising and even made our own red noses! 2
Red Nose Day - Today we had lots of fun learning about fundraising and even made our own red noses! 3
Red Nose Day - Today we had lots of fun learning about fundraising and even made our own red noses! 4
Red Nose Day - Today we had lots of fun learning about fundraising and even made our own red noses! 5
Red Nose Day - Today we had lots of fun learning about fundraising and even made our own red noses! 6
Red Nose Day - Today we had lots of fun learning about fundraising and even made our own red noses! 7
Red Nose Day - Today we had lots of fun learning about fundraising and even made our own red noses! 8
Red Nose Day - Today we had lots of fun learning about fundraising and even made our own red noses! 9
Red Nose Day - Today we had lots of fun learning about fundraising and even made our own red noses! 10
Red Nose Day - Today we had lots of fun learning about fundraising and even made our own red noses! 11
Red Nose Day - Today we had lots of fun learning about fundraising and even made our own red noses! 12
Red Nose Day - Today we had lots of fun learning about fundraising and even made our own red noses! 13

Science Week - Today we made a chemical reaction with the mentos and the Coca Cola to make our Volcano's explode and erupt. We have had lots of fun this week learning about volcanoes.

Science Week - Today we made a chemical reaction with the mentos and the Coca Cola to make our Volcano's explode and erupt. We have had lots of fun this week learning about volcanoes.  1
Science Week - Today we made a chemical reaction with the mentos and the Coca Cola to make our Volcano's explode and erupt. We have had lots of fun this week learning about volcanoes.  2
Science Week - Today we made a chemical reaction with the mentos and the Coca Cola to make our Volcano's explode and erupt. We have had lots of fun this week learning about volcanoes.  3
Science Week - Today we made a chemical reaction with the mentos and the Coca Cola to make our Volcano's explode and erupt. We have had lots of fun this week learning about volcanoes.  4
Science Week - Today we made a chemical reaction with the mentos and the Coca Cola to make our Volcano's explode and erupt. We have had lots of fun this week learning about volcanoes.  5
Science Week - Today we made a chemical reaction with the mentos and the Coca Cola to make our Volcano's explode and erupt. We have had lots of fun this week learning about volcanoes.  6
Science Week - Today we made a chemical reaction with the mentos and the Coca Cola to make our Volcano's explode and erupt. We have had lots of fun this week learning about volcanoes.  7
Science Week - Today we made a chemical reaction with the mentos and the Coca Cola to make our Volcano's explode and erupt. We have had lots of fun this week learning about volcanoes.  8
Science Week - Today we made a chemical reaction with the mentos and the Coca Cola to make our Volcano's explode and erupt. We have had lots of fun this week learning about volcanoes.  9
Science Week - Today we made a chemical reaction with the mentos and the Coca Cola to make our Volcano's explode and erupt. We have had lots of fun this week learning about volcanoes.  10
Science Week - Today we made a chemical reaction with the mentos and the Coca Cola to make our Volcano's explode and erupt. We have had lots of fun this week learning about volcanoes.  11
Science Week - Today we made a chemical reaction with the mentos and the Coca Cola to make our Volcano's explode and erupt. We have had lots of fun this week learning about volcanoes.  12
Science Week - Today we made a chemical reaction with the mentos and the Coca Cola to make our Volcano's explode and erupt. We have had lots of fun this week learning about volcanoes.  13

Science Week - Today we helped the ‘Little Green Dinosaur’ with his toothache by making our very own super dinosaur toothpaste.

Science Week - Today we helped the ‘Little Green Dinosaur’ with his toothache by making our very own super dinosaur toothpaste.  1
Science Week - Today we helped the ‘Little Green Dinosaur’ with his toothache by making our very own super dinosaur toothpaste.  2
Science Week - Today we helped the ‘Little Green Dinosaur’ with his toothache by making our very own super dinosaur toothpaste.  3
Science Week - Today we helped the ‘Little Green Dinosaur’ with his toothache by making our very own super dinosaur toothpaste.  4
Science Week - Today we helped the ‘Little Green Dinosaur’ with his toothache by making our very own super dinosaur toothpaste.  5
Science Week - Today we helped the ‘Little Green Dinosaur’ with his toothache by making our very own super dinosaur toothpaste.  6
Science Week - Today we helped the ‘Little Green Dinosaur’ with his toothache by making our very own super dinosaur toothpaste.  7
Science Week - Today we helped the ‘Little Green Dinosaur’ with his toothache by making our very own super dinosaur toothpaste.  8
Science Week - Today we helped the ‘Little Green Dinosaur’ with his toothache by making our very own super dinosaur toothpaste.  9
Science Week - Today we helped the ‘Little Green Dinosaur’ with his toothache by making our very own super dinosaur toothpaste.  10

World Book Day - Stay and Read with Parents

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World Book Day - Stay and Read with Parents  13
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A Special Visitor - Today our school had a special visitor in renowned children's author Steve Webb. He explained how he writes and draws the pictures in his books and also read two of his favourite books

A Special Visitor - Today our school had a special visitor in renowned children's author Steve Webb. He explained how he writes and draws the pictures in his books and also read two of his favourite books 1
A Special Visitor - Today our school had a special visitor in renowned children's author Steve Webb. He explained how he writes and draws the pictures in his books and also read two of his favourite books 2
A Special Visitor - Today our school had a special visitor in renowned children's author Steve Webb. He explained how he writes and draws the pictures in his books and also read two of his favourite books 3
A Special Visitor - Today our school had a special visitor in renowned children's author Steve Webb. He explained how he writes and draws the pictures in his books and also read two of his favourite books 4
A Special Visitor - Today our school had a special visitor in renowned children's author Steve Webb. He explained how he writes and draws the pictures in his books and also read two of his favourite books 5
A Special Visitor - Today our school had a special visitor in renowned children's author Steve Webb. He explained how he writes and draws the pictures in his books and also read two of his favourite books 6
A Special Visitor - Today our school had a special visitor in renowned children's author Steve Webb. He explained how he writes and draws the pictures in his books and also read two of his favourite books 7
A Special Visitor - Today our school had a special visitor in renowned children's author Steve Webb. He explained how he writes and draws the pictures in his books and also read two of his favourite books 8
A Special Visitor - Today our school had a special visitor in renowned children's author Steve Webb. He explained how he writes and draws the pictures in his books and also read two of his favourite books 9
A Special Visitor - Today our school had a special visitor in renowned children's author Steve Webb. He explained how he writes and draws the pictures in his books and also read two of his favourite books 10
A Special Visitor - Today our school had a special visitor in renowned children's author Steve Webb. He explained how he writes and draws the pictures in his books and also read two of his favourite books 11

Spring Term 2 Newsletter for Parents

Spring Term 1 - Why would a penguin and a polar bear never meet?

Our new topic is called : 'Why would a penguin and a polar bear never meet?  

The children will learn to retell the story of a baby penguin who is scared of the world, 'Me' by Emma Dodd and change elements of the story to contribute to a class book. The children will learn about real penguins and polar bears and about their icy homes. We will conduct some ice experiments and make our own clay penguin colony. 

Visitor - Today we had a special visitor, the penguin from the story we have been reading called 'Me.' We gave gifts to the penguin and had lots of questions to ask her.

Visitor - Today we had a special visitor, the penguin from the story we have been reading called 'Me.' We gave gifts to the penguin and had lots of questions to ask her.  1
Visitor - Today we had a special visitor, the penguin from the story we have been reading called 'Me.' We gave gifts to the penguin and had lots of questions to ask her.  2

Retelling the 'Me' story.

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Chestnut class have learnt to retell the story by using actions and visuals. Take a look at how good they are..

PE - The children thoroughly enjoyed their first PE lesson. They learnt how to move in different ways and explored waddling like a penguin.The children then went on to learn how to control a ball between their feet just like a male penguin does with the egg, showing great care and concentration. The children learnt the importance of warming up before exercise and cooling down after exercise.

PE - The children thoroughly enjoyed their first PE lesson. They learnt how to move in different ways and explored waddling like a penguin.The children then went on to learn how to control a ball between their feet just like a male  penguin does with the egg, showing great care and concentration. The children learnt the importance of warming up before exercise and cooling down after exercise.  1
PE - The children thoroughly enjoyed their first PE lesson. They learnt how to move in different ways and explored waddling like a penguin.The children then went on to learn how to control a ball between their feet just like a male  penguin does with the egg, showing great care and concentration. The children learnt the importance of warming up before exercise and cooling down after exercise.  2
PE - The children thoroughly enjoyed their first PE lesson. They learnt how to move in different ways and explored waddling like a penguin.The children then went on to learn how to control a ball between their feet just like a male  penguin does with the egg, showing great care and concentration. The children learnt the importance of warming up before exercise and cooling down after exercise.  3
PE - The children thoroughly enjoyed their first PE lesson. They learnt how to move in different ways and explored waddling like a penguin.The children then went on to learn how to control a ball between their feet just like a male  penguin does with the egg, showing great care and concentration. The children learnt the importance of warming up before exercise and cooling down after exercise.  4
PE - The children thoroughly enjoyed their first PE lesson. They learnt how to move in different ways and explored waddling like a penguin.The children then went on to learn how to control a ball between their feet just like a male  penguin does with the egg, showing great care and concentration. The children learnt the importance of warming up before exercise and cooling down after exercise.  5
PE - The children thoroughly enjoyed their first PE lesson. They learnt how to move in different ways and explored waddling like a penguin.The children then went on to learn how to control a ball between their feet just like a male  penguin does with the egg, showing great care and concentration. The children learnt the importance of warming up before exercise and cooling down after exercise.  6
PE - The children thoroughly enjoyed their first PE lesson. They learnt how to move in different ways and explored waddling like a penguin.The children then went on to learn how to control a ball between their feet just like a male  penguin does with the egg, showing great care and concentration. The children learnt the importance of warming up before exercise and cooling down after exercise.  7
PE - The children thoroughly enjoyed their first PE lesson. They learnt how to move in different ways and explored waddling like a penguin.The children then went on to learn how to control a ball between their feet just like a male  penguin does with the egg, showing great care and concentration. The children learnt the importance of warming up before exercise and cooling down after exercise.  8
PE - The children thoroughly enjoyed their first PE lesson. They learnt how to move in different ways and explored waddling like a penguin.The children then went on to learn how to control a ball between their feet just like a male  penguin does with the egg, showing great care and concentration. The children learnt the importance of warming up before exercise and cooling down after exercise.  9
PE - The children thoroughly enjoyed their first PE lesson. They learnt how to move in different ways and explored waddling like a penguin.The children then went on to learn how to control a ball between their feet just like a male  penguin does with the egg, showing great care and concentration. The children learnt the importance of warming up before exercise and cooling down after exercise.  10

Reception's Christmas Party - A big thank you to all who brought food in for the children. The children had a lovely time eating together and also had a secret visitor towards the end of the party......

Reception's Christmas Party - A big thank you to all who brought food in for the children. The children had a lovely time eating together and also had a secret visitor towards the end of the party...... 1
Reception's Christmas Party - A big thank you to all who brought food in for the children. The children had a lovely time eating together and also had a secret visitor towards the end of the party...... 2
Reception's Christmas Party - A big thank you to all who brought food in for the children. The children had a lovely time eating together and also had a secret visitor towards the end of the party...... 3
Reception's Christmas Party - A big thank you to all who brought food in for the children. The children had a lovely time eating together and also had a secret visitor towards the end of the party...... 4
Reception's Christmas Party - A big thank you to all who brought food in for the children. The children had a lovely time eating together and also had a secret visitor towards the end of the party...... 5

Chestnut Class Trip - ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.’

Chestnut Class Trip - ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.’ 1
Chestnut Class Trip - ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.’ 2
Chestnut Class Trip - ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.’ 3
Chestnut Class Trip - ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.’ 4
Chestnut Class Trip - ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.’ 5
Chestnut Class Trip - ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.’ 6
Chestnut Class Trip - ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.’ 7
Chestnut Class Trip - ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.’ 8
Chestnut Class Trip - ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.’ 9
Chestnut Class Trip - ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.’ 10

Teddy a Bear Day- Thankyou to everyone who brought in a teddy bear today. Beech class had a fantastic day comparing the height of their bears, ordering them and using non standard units to measure. Here are a few pictures of the day,

Teddy a Bear Day- Thankyou to everyone who brought in a teddy bear today. Beech class had a fantastic day comparing the height of their bears, ordering them and using non standard units to measure. Here are a few pictures of the day,  1
Teddy a Bear Day- Thankyou to everyone who brought in a teddy bear today. Beech class had a fantastic day comparing the height of their bears, ordering them and using non standard units to measure. Here are a few pictures of the day,  2
Teddy a Bear Day- Thankyou to everyone who brought in a teddy bear today. Beech class had a fantastic day comparing the height of their bears, ordering them and using non standard units to measure. Here are a few pictures of the day,  3
Teddy a Bear Day- Thankyou to everyone who brought in a teddy bear today. Beech class had a fantastic day comparing the height of their bears, ordering them and using non standard units to measure. Here are a few pictures of the day,  4
Teddy a Bear Day- Thankyou to everyone who brought in a teddy bear today. Beech class had a fantastic day comparing the height of their bears, ordering them and using non standard units to measure. Here are a few pictures of the day,  5
Teddy a Bear Day- Thankyou to everyone who brought in a teddy bear today. Beech class had a fantastic day comparing the height of their bears, ordering them and using non standard units to measure. Here are a few pictures of the day,  6
Teddy a Bear Day- Thankyou to everyone who brought in a teddy bear today. Beech class had a fantastic day comparing the height of their bears, ordering them and using non standard units to measure. Here are a few pictures of the day,  7

Beech Class trip, 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt.'

Beech Class trip, 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt.' 1
Beech Class trip, 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt.' 2
Beech Class trip, 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt.' 3
Beech Class trip, 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt.' 4
Beech Class trip, 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt.' 5
Beech Class trip, 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt.' 6
Beech Class trip, 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt.' 7
Beech Class trip, 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt.' 8
Beech Class trip, 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt.' 9
Beech Class trip, 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt.' 10
Beech Class trip, 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt.' 11
Beech Class trip, 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt.' 12
Beech Class trip, 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt.' 13

Total Dance - The children really enjoyed learning a dance routine with coach Demi.

Total Dance - The children really enjoyed learning a dance routine with coach Demi.  1
Total Dance - The children really enjoyed learning a dance routine with coach Demi.  2
Total Dance - The children really enjoyed learning a dance routine with coach Demi.  3
Total Dance - The children really enjoyed learning a dance routine with coach Demi.  4
Total Dance - The children really enjoyed learning a dance routine with coach Demi.  5
Total Dance - The children really enjoyed learning a dance routine with coach Demi.  6

Teddy Bear Day - Thankyou to everyone who brought in a teddy bear today. Chestnut class had a fantastic day comparing the height of their bears, ordering them by height and measuring them using non standard units. Here are a few pictures from our special day.

Teddy Bear Day - Thankyou to everyone who brought in a teddy bear today. Chestnut class had a fantastic day comparing the height of their bears, ordering them by height and measuring them using non standard units. Here are a few pictures from our special day. 1
Teddy Bear Day - Thankyou to everyone who brought in a teddy bear today. Chestnut class had a fantastic day comparing the height of their bears, ordering them by height and measuring them using non standard units. Here are a few pictures from our special day. 2
Teddy Bear Day - Thankyou to everyone who brought in a teddy bear today. Chestnut class had a fantastic day comparing the height of their bears, ordering them by height and measuring them using non standard units. Here are a few pictures from our special day. 3
Teddy Bear Day - Thankyou to everyone who brought in a teddy bear today. Chestnut class had a fantastic day comparing the height of their bears, ordering them by height and measuring them using non standard units. Here are a few pictures from our special day. 4
Teddy Bear Day - Thankyou to everyone who brought in a teddy bear today. Chestnut class had a fantastic day comparing the height of their bears, ordering them by height and measuring them using non standard units. Here are a few pictures from our special day. 5
Teddy Bear Day - Thankyou to everyone who brought in a teddy bear today. Chestnut class had a fantastic day comparing the height of their bears, ordering them by height and measuring them using non standard units. Here are a few pictures from our special day. 6
Teddy Bear Day - Thankyou to everyone who brought in a teddy bear today. Chestnut class had a fantastic day comparing the height of their bears, ordering them by height and measuring them using non standard units. Here are a few pictures from our special day. 7
Teddy Bear Day - Thankyou to everyone who brought in a teddy bear today. Chestnut class had a fantastic day comparing the height of their bears, ordering them by height and measuring them using non standard units. Here are a few pictures from our special day. 8
Teddy Bear Day - Thankyou to everyone who brought in a teddy bear today. Chestnut class had a fantastic day comparing the height of their bears, ordering them by height and measuring them using non standard units. Here are a few pictures from our special day. 9

Remembrance Day- The children have loved learning about Remembrance Day this week. We made poppies and wreaths for our school’s memorial garden and held a mini parade for Sheldon Fulthorpe who lost his life in Afghanistan.

Remembrance Day- The children have loved learning about Remembrance Day this week. We made poppies and wreaths for our school’s memorial garden and held a mini parade for Sheldon Fulthorpe who lost his life in Afghanistan.  1
Remembrance Day- The children have loved learning about Remembrance Day this week. We made poppies and wreaths for our school’s memorial garden and held a mini parade for Sheldon Fulthorpe who lost his life in Afghanistan.  2
Remembrance Day- The children have loved learning about Remembrance Day this week. We made poppies and wreaths for our school’s memorial garden and held a mini parade for Sheldon Fulthorpe who lost his life in Afghanistan.  3
Remembrance Day- The children have loved learning about Remembrance Day this week. We made poppies and wreaths for our school’s memorial garden and held a mini parade for Sheldon Fulthorpe who lost his life in Afghanistan.  4
Remembrance Day- The children have loved learning about Remembrance Day this week. We made poppies and wreaths for our school’s memorial garden and held a mini parade for Sheldon Fulthorpe who lost his life in Afghanistan.  5

Term 1 - Why Am I Special?

This term we will be getting to know each other through our ‘All About Me’ topic. Through this topic the children will be exploring what makes us special. We will be looking at our growing bodies and our senses, keeping healthy, our homes, the people who care for us, and our feelings and emotions. As with all our curricular activities, the children could take the topic in any direction. Shortly, we will be sending home a 'special bag' for your child to fill with their interests and photographs of their family which they will share with their key worker group. We are looking forward to learning all about ourselves and each other. You can help at home by talking to your child about what makes them special such as family traditions, their interests and what makes them unique.  

4th October - Today we learnt how to brush our teeth and why brushing our teeth twice a day is important in order to stay healthy. The children had lots of fun learning how to brush their teeth with ‘Bud’ on YouTube (Brush Along with Bud).

4th October - Today we learnt how to brush our teeth and why brushing our teeth twice a day is important in order to stay healthy. The children had lots of fun learning how to brush their teeth with ‘Bud’ on YouTube (Brush Along with Bud). 1
4th October - Today we learnt how to brush our teeth and why brushing our teeth twice a day is important in order to stay healthy. The children had lots of fun learning how to brush their teeth with ‘Bud’ on YouTube (Brush Along with Bud). 2
4th October - Today we learnt how to brush our teeth and why brushing our teeth twice a day is important in order to stay healthy. The children had lots of fun learning how to brush their teeth with ‘Bud’ on YouTube (Brush Along with Bud). 3
4th October - Today we learnt how to brush our teeth and why brushing our teeth twice a day is important in order to stay healthy. The children had lots of fun learning how to brush their teeth with ‘Bud’ on YouTube (Brush Along with Bud). 4

25th October - Pumpkin Day - Thankyou to everyone who brought a pumpkin in for the competition. The children were fascinated with the pumpkins and enjoyed drawing, painting and exploring them.

25th October - Pumpkin Day - Thankyou to everyone who brought a pumpkin in for the competition. The children were fascinated with the pumpkins and enjoyed drawing, painting and exploring them.  1
25th October - Pumpkin Day - Thankyou to everyone who brought a pumpkin in for the competition. The children were fascinated with the pumpkins and enjoyed drawing, painting and exploring them.  2
25th October - Pumpkin Day - Thankyou to everyone who brought a pumpkin in for the competition. The children were fascinated with the pumpkins and enjoyed drawing, painting and exploring them.  3
25th October - Pumpkin Day - Thankyou to everyone who brought a pumpkin in for the competition. The children were fascinated with the pumpkins and enjoyed drawing, painting and exploring them.  4
25th October - Pumpkin Day - Thankyou to everyone who brought a pumpkin in for the competition. The children were fascinated with the pumpkins and enjoyed drawing, painting and exploring them.  5
Ollie Owl is our class friend. One child is chosen each week as the 'Person of the Week'. This might be for super work or excellent behaviour or amazing effort. When your child is chosen they will get to take Ollie home for the weekend and write and draw about what you get up to together. Please take extra good care of him and bring him back safely on the following Monday. 

Bedtime Story Event Thursday 8th November

Useful Websites

Phonics

Letters and sounds- http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/

Phase 2 Games- http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/phase-2-games.html

Phase 3 Games- http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/phase-3-games.html

 

Jolly Phonics Songs on You Tube

Phase 2 Sounds- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGpsVmWLRFA

Phase 3 Sounds- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmRqONZn954

Geraldine the Giraffe (a puppet to read words using phonics). One short programme for each new sound in Phase 2 and 3. Watch on You Tube-https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=geraldine+the+giraffe

Alphablocks (a BBC children’s show aimed at developing phonics)-

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/alphablocks

 

Maths

Maths games- https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/3-5-years/counting

Ten ways to help your child with maths- http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/joinin/numberblocks-help-your-child-with-maths

Numberblocks (a BBC children’s show designed to help development of number)- http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/cbeebies/episode/b08r41qb/numberblocks

The Big Number Song (Helps children count to 100 in 1s) https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=the+big+number+song&rlz=1C1VFKB_enGB709GB709&oq=the+big+number+song&aqs=chrome..69i57.4440j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

Count by 2s- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvTcpfSnOMQ

Count by 5s- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EemjeA2Djjw

Count by 10s- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ftati8iGQcs

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