Monday 16th October - Friday 20th October 2017
This week we had an exciting adventure to the Leigh Library Gardens. We walked to the gardens and had a few parent helpers to assist us. Thank you very much! Whilst in the gardens, we searched for signs of autumn with the help of a pictorial check-list. Thankfully, no one decided to put the squirrel in the bag!
A bundle of autumn related activities were sent home this week to keep the children (and parents!) busy over the holiday. We hope you enjoy these!
Thank you very much for a great first half to the autumn term, have a relaxing but enjoyable time at home with your children and we’ll see you again on Tuesday 31st October to begin the countdown until Christmas!!!
Monday 9th October - Friday 13th October 2017
This week we have been exploring capacity, floating and sinking at the water table outside. We have also had a lot of fun in PE where we have been practising our balls skills with throwing and catching. Thank you to those of you that came to our phonics workshop, we hope you found it beneficial. You can find the PowerPoint presentation on the school website: >about us>curriculum>reception. There are also some useful links for supporting phonics and reading at home at the end of the PowerPoint. Finally, on Friday we celebrated ‘Leigh in Pink’. Mr Addley dug out his old pink trousers from the bottom of his wardrobe and the classroom became so pink it made the sun wink! Thank you for all the donations you sent.
Almost half-term, one week to go!
Monday 2nd October – Friday 6th October 2017
This week, the children have been busy making characters out of leaves and other natural items to inspire some story making. We have been inventing our own stories about leaf men, among other characters! We’ve also been leaf printing too!
On Friday, we participated in our first assembly in the school hall. This went remarkably well. We are very impressed with the listening skills of the children and their ability to follow instructions!
Many parents donated to the harvest festival. Thank you very much.
On Tuesday 10th October, we will be holding a phonics workshop in the school hall. Please do try to come along to find out how we teach phonics in school and hopefully gain some tips for helping your child at home!
We hope you have a good weekend!
Monday 25th September – Friday 29th September 2017
The children have settled in to the full school day very well and we have been doing lots of fun things!
This week, we have been discussing the change of season (autumn) and have been investigating nature’s treasures on out autumn table. Thank you to you all who contributed! If you would like to bring in more autumn treasures next week then you are most welcome!
We have enjoyed painting self-portraits this week and these will be on display soon!
On Friday, the children will be bringing home their first word-sheet. Please practise these words at home. You are also invited to a phonics workshop on 10th October to find out more about how your child will learn to read!
Monday 18th September – Friday 22nd September 2017
This week, we have been busy painting self-portraits, writing about our families and we discovered the ICT suite. We have also enjoyed having lunch in school and learning the lunch time routine. The children are becoming more and more independent, especially at taking care of their personal belongings which we actively encourage.
Next week, we plan to set up an autumn interest table with conkers, leaves, pine cones etc. We would love to add any autumn ‘finds’ you may come across at the weekend.
We have had a fantastic few days at school getting to know one another and exploring both the classroom and outside areas. The children have settled in well and we have been learning the classroom rules. Mr Addley has even made progress at recognising the parents!
Please remember to check your child’s book bag as they brought home a book to read this week along with their reading record. There are also some letters and some art work to be found!
Have a great weekend, see you next week!