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Welcome to Reception  

Hello from all the Robins!

Our teachers are Mrs. Charles and Miss. Bell.

Our Teaching Assistants are Mrs. Phillips, Mrs. Boateng,

Mrs. Quivetto and Miss Le Cornu.   

We went outside and made minibeasts using natural objects as part of the work we were doing on living things. We also have caterpillars in class which have turned into cocoons now. Watch out for photos of the butterflies when they hatch!

We had the most amazing day at Fr. Gow's. We fed Goats and sheep, handled the chicks, climbed in the hay bale, went on the adventure playground, did a treasure hunt and drove the mini tractors and trailers. We were all very tired by the time we came home but more than one child wanted to go back the next day. Thank you to all the staff at Fr. Gow's for another fabulous day and see you next year! 

We had a lovely Parent's Morning building dens the week we did the story of the Three Little Pigs.

We have been learning about different forms of transport and we enjoyed making our own helicopters and paper aeroplanes. We had a paper aeroplane competition one parent's morning and even the adults got involved! 

Our trip to Coate Water. We had a lot of fun and need to say a big thank you to the lovely volunteers who run the miniature train and are so welcoming to us each year.

We had a whole school maths day. We wore our favourite numbers to school and went on maths trail around the school. We made patterns in the woodland area, looked for shapes, timed ourselves running across the field and counting a lot on our way around. We also played a lot of different maths games. 

We had a fund raiser for our charity of the year - Oaks and Furrows Animal Sanctuary. The children brought in soft toy animals to enter our competition and won prizes for having the cuddliest pet, the pet the judges most wanted to take home, most loved pet and so on.  The judges had a hard time deciding on the winners!

Two fire engines came to school and we got to spray the hose! We asked them to come as part of our Transport topic.

We read the story of The Three Billy Goats gruff and then went on a Troll Hunt to Shaftesbury lake, We didn't find a troll but he had left us a note. Unfortunately lots of people throw rubbish into the lake and the troll had decided to move to Coate Water to find a cleaner place to live. We had a go at building our own bridges back at school.

We were really lucky to have some moon rock in school. We got to look at pieces of rock that had come all the way from the moon as well as different meteorites.

Helen from the Dog's Trust came to speak us about how to be safe around dogs and how to ask them and their owners if we can stroke them. 

Testing which biscuits get soggy the quickest after reading The Gingerbread Man story. We tested gingerbread men, rich tea, chocolate digestives and shortbread. The gingerbread men were the weakest and the chocolate digestives were the strongest.

Making fruit salad. All the Robins had a go at choosing the fruit they wanted in their fruit salad and cutting it up. The best bit was eating it!

We went on a sound walk. There are so many sounds to hear around the school. We heard children talking, the stones under our feet, our footsteps, birds singing, the gate squeaking and the water gurgling in the pond.

All the Robins have been busy building and creating. Just look at what we have made.

Trying out our Circus skills on a parent morning.

 Here are some photos of our Nativity Play. We really enjoyed performing it for everyone!

On Friday 30th November we had Grandparent's afternoon. In our classes we read a story together and then the children shared a book with their grandparents. Then it was onto decorating baubles to sell at the Christmas Fair. We had lots of fun and we hope that the grandparents did too!

We learnt all about Diwali, the Hindu festival of light. We made Diya lamps and rangoli patterns and Avneesh's Mum came to talk to us about how their family celebrates. 

For anti-bullying week we read the story The Ugly Duckling. We talked about the ducks being mean to the ugly duckling and how it made him feel. We went for a walk to Shaftsbury Lake to see the ducks, swans and geese. We also had a visit from Mr Boateng during anti-bullying week. He is a policeman and talked to us about being kind to each other and saying nice things. 

Here is some of the writing that we did about the sounds that fireworks make. We enjoyed watching videos of fireworks displays and sharing our own experiences of watching fireworks. 

Here we are telling the story of Percy the Park Keeper After The Storm in the Woodland area. We all made the storm together first of all and then we pretended to be the animals building a new house together.  Afterwards we went to see the two lovely Oak trees on our field and managed to find a couple of acorns that the squirrels hadn't eaten to have a look at.                  

We all went out on a beautifully sunny day to see if we could spot signs of Autumn. We found berries, apples, lots of different coloured leaves and helicopter seeds from the sycamore tree. We had great fun spinning them! We also found enough leaves on the floor to crunch and scrunch through. We collected twigs and pine cones to play with in our out door area.                      

Here are some photos of us settling in. We have had a good time getting to know each other and we are all getting used to school. 

This is our homework for Term 6.

Here is a topic web showing what we will be learning about for the rest of this term and the latest parent's letter which says how you can help.

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