In Reception, we are taught by Mrs Crosbie and we are supported by Mrs Rowan and Mrs Sudall (mornings only). Mrs Rowan also teaches us when Mrs Crosbie is completing her planning and preparation.
We follow the the school ethos 'Christ at the Heart of All We Do' to ensure that we can complete our learning to the best of our ability.
PE is on a Friday.
Books will be changed on a daily basis when needed.
Reception Class 2019/2020
Wash those Hands!
Properly washing our hands has been in the news a lot lately. We thought a reminder for Reception class of how to do it properly was important. Lots of children knew that there was a nasty virus about that could make you poorly - some even knew it's name!
By the time we had finished washing our hands "properly" they were squeaky clean.
Hairdresser's Role Play
There is a new salon in Burnley so if you fancy a trim, a perm or a change of hair colour Reception can help you out. The children have a had a wonderful time taking turns at being the stylist or customer, answering the telephone and making appointments - the speaking and listening has been super.
The Royal Tournament
To complete out Knights and Castle topic in style we held a medieval tournament this afternoon with jousting and competitions. It was a hard won fight but in the end the Green Knights pipped the Red Dragons to the post.
We all had a turn at jousting and a lance throwing competition. We shook hands with the other team at the end because we had all had fun.
The children have also enjoyed making model castles with a friend over the last few weeks. (Remember those cereal boxes?) We looked at castle information books and drew a plan of what we wanted our castle to look like. We had to listen to our friends ideas too and share the project. We built them from boxes and painted them too even adding towers, flags and working drawbridges! The children are very proud of their models.
Our trip to Skipton Castle
The children were so excited to visit a real life castle after all our castle themed work in class. We had a really lovely day at Skipton Castle and our tour leaders Gary and Virginia did an excellent job of showing us the best bits of this amazing place.
The children were fascinated by the old toilets - the long drop! I can't imagine why?
After all that exploring we were ready for our lunch.
Chinese New Year - The year of the rat
We enjoyed a jam packed day on Tuesday celebrating the Chinese New Year. The children really got into the spirit of things making Chinese lanterns, writing their numbers in Chinese and decorating the dragon. We finished the day by trying some Chinese food and having a Dragon Dance.
We ate Chinese noodles and prawn crackers. Some of us even tried some chow mien sauce with our noodles!
We all had a turn in the dragon costume doing the Dragon Dance.
Thank you to Mrs Heaton and the kitchen staff for our delicious Christmas dinner today and to Mrs Connolly for decorating the tables so nicely for us all.
Busy Busy Bethlehem.....a smash!
Well done reception and KS1 on two fantastic performances of our nativity. We couldn't have been more proud of you. The singing was amazing, the readings were clear and the actors......well I'll let the photos speak for themselves.
Seeds and Gardeners Tea Party
The children were very excited on Friday morning to welcome their Gardeners to class for a Tea Party. We had already sent invitations and the children helped to prepare the classroom with balloons, tablecloths, cakes and cups!
The Tea Party comes at the end of an RE unit of work around the theme of welcoming. It was lovely to hear see the children smiling at their guests and putting into practise all we had learnt.
"I'm so excited to see you."
"Come in! Let's find somewhere we can sit together."
"Would you like a cake? You choose first."
Welcome to our fabulous, new Reception Class!
Our newest school members are settling in very nicely. There are lots of new names and face to learn and routines to get used to - they are taking it in their stride. Here are a few photos of their first week in class.