It's been a very special time in our school recently; we have been getting ready for our Easter celebrations. We have been working very hard in Come and See, learning all about the Easter period and how it can help us live our lives as good people. We started this special time of year learning about Lent. It made us think about how we can grow as people and make changes to be even better! We each made a Lenten promise to God and hung our promise on our Easter tree. As we got closer to Easter, we read the Easter story and learned about the Cross. We even re-enacted the story in the prayer garden! We have been keeping our promises to God and can living in Jesus' footsteps.
Snow does really exist! Before today it was something we only looked at in our winter themed books. Only being 4 and 5 years old means we haven't really had the opportunity to play much in snow, that we can remember anyway!
We didn't bother taking our coats off this morning when we got to school, we quickly did the register and ran out the door! It was SO much fun. Once we were feeling a bit too soggy, we came indoors and all dried off. We even had some hot chocolate and a sing-a-long to Frozen!
THE best thing that ever could have happened, happened today! We finally solved the case of Mr Star. After weeks of interviewing suspects, Mr Star was returned very safely back to us. It was a huge shock to find out it was MRS WILSON! Mrs Wilson is currently on maternity leave looking after her new baby girl. She told us she missed Mr Star so much that she took him from our classroom. We had a very sensible chat with Mrs Wilson and told her that was not the right thing to do. Mrs Wilson said she has learned a lot and she will never do anything like that again. Thankfully for Mr Star, he was looked after beautifully and if anything, he said he felt like he'd been on holiday!
We love you Mr Star!
We are in shock! Mr Star is missing!
During Tuesday lunchtime Mr Star was taken from our classroom. We looked on Mrs Moore's camera and so far we know:
> they have black clothes
> they have quiet shoes
> they have a school badge so they're allowed in school (a member of staff)
> they're a tall person
We are going to work as spies and detectives to get
Mr Star back!
...and we're back! We are rested and stuffed like our Christmas turkeys, but we're all ready for our Spring term back in Reception Class. We have so much to look forward to and there may be some surprises along the way..
This term we will continue to try our best, have lots of fun and learn many more things along the way. Happy 2018 everybody!
..how it all began!
Behind the scenes of our nativity and how it all began...
We love dinosaurs in Reception! We love reading stories about them, playing with dinosaurs figures, singing about them, and we even made our own 'Dino Den' to play in. So it was a HUGE shock when an egg appeared in our classroom. At first we weren't sure what it was, but after looking in books and using the internet, we discovered it was a dinosaur egg!! It wasn't a turtle or a coconut after all! After days of watching, it eventually...CRACKED! We arrived to our classroom in a big mess, tables turned over and footprints leading out the door. We asked Mrs Moore to check our classroom camera and we couldn't believe what we saw...
Our first Come and See topic this half term is 'Myself'. So far we have learned that God knows each of us by name and we are all special to him. God has welcomed us into his family and we have been thinking about ways we can welcome each other.
We have been playing games, welcoming each other and learning each other's names. We decorated our names using creative materials and have displayed them in our class.
We have definitely decided that PE is the best thing about being in Reception! So much so, we've been counting down the sleeps until our next lesson. Miss Berry loves being asked at least 5 times a day! We're very lucky this year as we get to work with sports coaches to teach us sporting skills correctly. We love Steven our first coach. He is teaching us how to play cricket!