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Easter in the Reception class

During Lent the Reception children have been praying for the children in the world who aren’t as lucky as they are & they raised nearly ¬£50 from a second hand Toy Sale to give to Mary’s Meals to support under privileged children around the world. We also took an active part in Prayer Spaces and Godly Play in the lead up to Easter. We have tried some Hot Cross Buns (as well as sung about them!). We joined with Nursery earlier this week to do a day of Easter Arts and Crafts making Easter nests and Easter baskets amongst other things. Two of our favourite events in our school calendar also happen in the lead up to Easter – our annual Easter Hat Parade and the decorated egg competition. Some great entries this year and some children who were justifiably very proud of their creations.


Chinese New Year

We have had an exciting week learning about Chinese New Year. We went to Chinatown to sketch the Chinese Arch; we visited a Chinese Supermarket and then tried some Chinese food back in school. Today we have found out more about the celebration. We retold the story of the Chinese Zodiac and dressed up as… Continue Reading

Story Party

Elena came to school last week and held a ‘Story Party’ for us based on 2 books – Stick Man by Julia Donaldson and ‘Pick a Pine Tree’ by Patricia Toht. During the party she read the stories, played games with the children related to the stories and brought the stories to life through her… Continue Reading

New Library

The Reception children went to look at the new Library on it’s opening day. They were very excited to see all the new books and the toys that go with them. They are looking forward to borrowing some of the books to look at in our classroom before returning them to the Library. Continue Reading

Christmas Cakes

The Reception children are getting into the Christmas spirit by making Christmas cakes. They were fascinated by watching the scales move as we added ingredients to the mixture. They enjoyed looking at and smelling some of the less familiar ingredients like the cherries, peel and Christmas spices. They each had a turn to mix and… Continue Reading

The 3 Bears at Christmas

The Reception and Nursery children visited Northern Stage today to watch a performance of ‘The 3 Bears at Christmas’. The children LOVED the performance from beginning to end. They watched carefully, listened attentively and joined in the songs and actions enthusiastically. A great opportunity for the children to develop their listening and attention skills as… Continue Reading

Visit to Church

The Reception children went to visit St Lawrence’s Church today. They were very interested in all the different statues and pictures around church and asked lots of interesting questions. We also used the opportunity to finish our topic about Baptism by pretending to baptise Jess, our class toy. The children took the roles of parents… Continue Reading

Seven Stories

The Reception children enjoyed a workshop at the National Children’s Book Centre just down the hill at the Ouseburn. We looked around the exhibition called Time for Bed with Tom our guide before taking part in a workshop based on a book we had read at school called Anna Hibiscus Song. It is a book… Continue Reading