Reception

Welcome to term 6!

We are excited to be starting our transition to Year 1. We will be talking a lot about what we have learnt in Reception and how we are ready to move up to Year 1. Part of the transition is visiting the Year 1 classroom for story time, going outside for break time with the rest of the school and having a story from the Year 1 teacher every Friday afternoon.

Our topic this term is Bees, Butterflies and Bugs. The children chose this topic and we are really excited to ‘bee’ making bee seed bombs, bee hotels and looking after some caterpillars that we hope will turn into butterflies before the end of term! 

As always, PE is on Thursday morning so please make sure your child has their PE kit.

Online diary

Please logon to your child’s diary if you have already done so.  It is lovely for the children to know that you are seeing the learning they are doing in class. Please put any great activities that you do at home on there too that you would like to share with us! 

Core Learning

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Term 6

We teach core thinking skills as part of our everyday curriculum. This term we will be focusing on the following three ‘I cans.’

I can listen carefully to what others say in conversation

I can take turns in conversation with one other, waiting for my turn to speak

I can listen and then ask questions to show I’ve understood

Dates for the Diary

Sponsored Walk—THURS 13th June

Celebration of Work—MON 17th June

Fathers’ Day lunch—WEDS 16th June

Sports’ Day—TUES 2nd JULY—9.15-10.15

Summer Fayre—WEDS 3rd July

Sea Mills 100 Afternoon Tea Party—FRI 5th July

Last day of term—FRI 19th July

Windmill Hill City Farm

We had a wonderful visit to Windmill Hill City Farm this week. It was a beautiful day and we did lots of tasting of familiar and unfamiliar vegetables like winter purslane, fennel, onion flowers, broccoli, chard, sorrel, lettuce and cabbage flowers. We then chopped the food we had picked and cooked it in a stir fry. It was yummy! We also did some digging and watering and then had a tour of the farm, feeding the animals and collecting some eggs to hatch at school. Here are some of the pictures from our great day out!

Here are some photos of our Pirate fun this week:

Chartwells Visit

We had a visit from Chartwells who provide the food for the school today. We read the story of the Very Hungry Caterpillar and then made caterpillar fruit kebabs. We tried new food like watercress which some of us liked and some of us didn’t – it was very spicy! What do you think of our caterpillars?

Diversity Month

We’ve been celebrating Diversity Month this month, reading books from around the world and thinking about different jobs, communities and languages. We all dressed up to celebrate diversity across cultures and jobs! We had great fun playing and acting out different jobs in role play and construction. It was a great day of play!

We have been having fun getting to know each other, learning about the rules and routines and exploring the new classroom – inside and outside!

Gallery

Displays and Children’s Work
Take a look at some of our work and sometimes us in the classroom. You are always welcome to come into school and take a closer look. You can see from the displays in our classrooms the variety of topics we cover. As the year progresses, the displays change. By July, you will be able to see the whole range of subjects we have covered. Our Working walls help us learn – the content builds as the term progresses.