Reception

Welcome to Term 4!

Welcome back after the holiday. We hope you are enjoying the warm weather and the longer days. This term our topic is Pirates and the children are already really engaged with their learning at school. If you have any pirate costumes at home that you no longer use, we would welcome them as part of our dressing up.

We are doing PE just on Thursdays this term so please make sure your child has their PE kit on Thursdays. It can stay on their peg until the end of term. Please label all the clothes in their PE bag – it helps when getting changed back into their school uniform to know who all the clothes belong to. If clothes are labelled that really helps return them to their rightful owner.

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 4 – Knowing me. knowing you!

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 play a variety of games / take part in physical exercise.

I can suggest ways to help others

I can show care for something (a pet, plant, object etc.).

Dates for the Diary

Parents’ evening—Weds 6th March, Tues 12th March

Eco week—11th March

Windmill Hill City Farm visit—Thurs 28th March

End of term— Fri 5th April

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.