Thursday, 28 January 2016

Gingerbread man story

“Run, run as fast as you can, you can’t catch me I’m the gingerbread man”.

On Tuesday 26th January Potter class went on a “Gingerbread man walk” to Dorrington’s Bakery on Haver’s parade. A massive “Thank you” to all the parent helpers who came with us and made the trip possible. Nursery staff have already had requests for another visit to the bakery from the children! Here are some photos from the day.









Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Morning Routine

The children have been coming into school so independently everyday. We are really proud of how well they have coped with the change of routine and it has proved to us how independent they can be. It is so important that the children are able to unzip, zip and hang up their coats in the morning as this allows them to use those skills at lunch time and whenever they go outside too. Thank you for supporting us with this change of routine and for giving your child the opportunity to be independent. It has been lovely to receive such warm feedback from you all.

Friday, 15 January 2016

Counting to 100

In Reception we have been exercising and counting to 100 at the same time!

Thursday, 14 January 2016

The Broken Watermelon!

This week in Reception our focus story is 'The Enormous Turnip.'

On Monday Miss Clarke showed the children the watermelon she had been growing for the 'Grow the Biggest Watermelon' competition. She was due to take the watermelon to the competition next week. The children made sure that nobody was allowed to touch it and certainly not pick it up.

On Monday at 11.45am Mrs Williams was spotted picking up the watermelon and further to this hid it from Miss Clarke! The Degas Detectives were able to find the watermelon and put it back on the step where it was being carefully watched over.

On Tuesday morning Miss Clarke came into school to find the watermelon gone!! The children searched everywhere but were unable to locate the watermelon! Upon going outside to play the Reception children found the watermelon smashed in the Early Years Garden!

They quickly began to search for clues and created a list of possible suspects:

  • Mrs Williams
  • Mrs Erdogan
  • Miss Lawrence
  • Miss Woodhouse
  • Mrs McCormick
  • Miss Butt
  • Mrs Moore

    The children used their Detective skills to interview the suspects asking questions such as: "Did you throw the watermelon?", "What is your favourite fruit?", "When did you last see it?"

    They questioned the suspects and recorded what they said:

Mrs Moore also released a statement:

"Dear Miss Clarke I was so shocked to see that your watermelon had been crushed in the playground today. You must be so disappointed after nurturing it for such a long time. I cannot think for the life of me who would have done such a thing! I can only think that someone would have been so jealous of your success that they had tried to destroy it. Last night I went around the school checking that everything was locked up and I did not see anything suspicious - in fact I spotted the watermelon on you step in front of the whiteboard and I admired it. The crime must have been committed the following morning. I would like to add that I could not be a suspect as I was in Waitrose buying party food for my tea party that afternoon. I hope this helps and that you track down the culprit. I will come and see you soon to find out how you have got on. Mrs Moore"

The children continued on a hunt:

However the mystery continues......

Friday, 8 January 2016

Maths song

In Degas and Cassatt we have been learning the words and actions to this brilliant counting to 20 song!

Ask your child to show you what they have learnt.

Thursday, 7 January 2016

Reception- Our First Post

Hi everyone,

We are excited to announce that this is Reception's first official blog post!

From now on we are going to be bringing you snap shots of what the children have been up to during the school day.

This week the children have been investigating a series of crimes!

The Evidence!

Who has commited this crime?!

Key suspects include:

Miss Clarke

Miss Lawrence

The Big Bad Wolf