School is open today and returns to our normal school buildings on Firbeck Road

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Week beginning 8.7.2019

We are now back at Firbeck. Everybody is busy discovering their toys they haven't seen for a couple of weeks. It is nice to be back. Here are a few photographs from our eventful trip to The Sealife Centre. We all had an amazing day despite the events at the end! A big thank you to Ezmae's dad for helping on the day.

Week beginning 24.6.2019

What an adventure we are having. Today we started at Nusa. The children loved it especially the lunch! We continued with our usual work routine. We will still do PE on Thursday so please make sure you send in the correct PE kit.

Week beginning 10.6.2019

What a horrible, wet week we have had! We have spent a lot of playtimes indoors but this hasn't stopped our great learning inside. This week we began a new voting system to choose our home time story. We all really enjoy it.

Week beginning 3.6.2019

Welcome back after half term. Here are some photographs of a busy week in reception.

Week beginning 20.5.2019

Another busy week in reception class. We went to forest schools, did great writing, independent measuring and challenged ourselves on doubling. Amazing work again.

Remember on Tuesday 21st we are lucky to be having a Forest School session with Miss Potter and Miss Godwin. Please bring the correct clothing as stated on the letter. Any questions please ask.

Here are some photos from another busy week in Reception. We made sea creature play dough, did addition using numicon, did some repeating patterns with natural materials and had a parent reading session. What a busy week.


Week beginning 6.5.2019

Thank you to the parents who came to our reading session on Friday. It was lovely to see the children enjoying stories with you. Please remember we will be repeating this on Friday at 3pm. All welcome. Here are some photos from last week.


Week beginning 29.4.19

This week we are continuing to learn about things that live under the ocean. We will be doing our own research using the internet and books. In maths we will be ordering numbers 1-20 and learning about capacity. We will be continuing with our daily phonics lesson. Please remember PE is on Thursday.

Some great photos from last week.

Week beginning 22.4.19

Welcome back after the sunny Easter break. I hope you had a lovely time with your families. This half term we are going to be working on a topic called 'Commotion in the Ocean'. We will be looking at all kinds of sea life and thinking about how we can look after our oceans. We will be continuing with our daily phonics sessions and our daily maths.

Some work from last week.

Week beginning 1.4.2019

We have an exciting final week planned. We will be doing lots of Easter themed activities. We also have The Great Firbeck Bakeoff. Please send in your cake donations. It should be fun.

Please can i take this opportunity to thank you all for your support this term. I am so proud of the progress the children have made. They have been supported well at home through regular reading and completing their homework.

Harmoni tried to blow her brick house down.

Lanayia did some great weighiing.

Week beginning 25.3.2019

This week we are continuing to work on The Three Little Pigs. We are going to have our own building site outside. Keep an eye open for it. We are also going to rewrite the story of The Three Little Pigs.

In maths we will be working on weighing and capacity. We will also be doing our daily phonics lessons.

Please remember to read daily.

Week beginning 18.3.2019

This week we are starting work on The Three Little Pigs. We have some lovely work planned that all the children will enjoy.

In maths we are beginning work on 2D and 3D shapes. We will be continuing with our daily phonics lessons.

Please can I remind you to read 5 times a week and write it in the reading diary.

Thank you

Week beginning 11.3.2019

We have been enjoying our work on The Elves and the Shoe Maker and have done some amazing writing. On Monday we are having a performance of the story which should be really exciting. This week we are continuing with this story and will rewrite the it.

We will be doing phonics and maths daily. Please continue with reading daily at home. This is so important.

Thank you. Any questions please ask.


We will be looking at different stories. We will begin with The Elves and The Shoemaker. We will then work on The Three Little Pigs and A Squash and a Squeeze. This topic will fit in well with our World Book Day celebration on March 8th.

Week beginning 11.2.19

We followed the footprints to the egg.

Last week our dinosaur egg hatched. We followed small footprints that led us to an egg. The dinosaur had flown away but left us a teddy called Dino. We will take it in turns to take Dino home on a mini adventure.

This week we only have 4 days in school but we still have a lot of work to do. We will continue with our daily phonics and daily maths sessions. We are going to do our own bar charts this week about our favourite dinosaurs.

Please remember to read at home daily and learn bee words.

Please return your parents evening letter so I can make an appointment for you.

Week beginning 4.2.19

Last week we found a dinosaur egg. We were all so excited and kept it safe in the classroom. We then did some great recount writing about it. It really captured our imaginations.

We played with our new dinosaur playdough.

Week beginning 28.1.2019

This week we will beginning our topic on dinosaurs. We are very excited and have some lovely activities planned. The children will enjoy it.

In maths we are going to be looking at length and comparing the longest and shortest. We will be continuing with our daily phonics work. We are listening to the children read on a regular basis so please ensure books are in school at all times. We will also visit the library on Tuesday so please return books.

Can i remind you that gates close at 8.55. This allows for a smooth start to the day.

Thank you for your support.

Week beginning 21.1.2019

This week we will be looking at some old toys. This will be very interesting for the children. Thank you to the parents who have sent in some toys. It is very helpful.

In maths we will be working on writing numbers after counting the amount. We will be starting in new phonics groups which will be good for the children. Please ask if you would like more information about this.

Please can you remember to read at least 5 times each week. Remember to write it in the reading diary.

Thank you for your support.

Spring Term.

Welcome back after the Christmas holiday. I hope you had a lovely Christmas and a very Happy New Year. All the children have returned refreshed and are ready for the term ahead. This half term our topic is divided into two. We are beginning with toys before moving onto dinosaurs. We have lots of lovely activities planned.

We will be continuing with our daily phonics work and maths work. Our PE lessons are on a Thursday. Outdoor learning remains on a Tuesday followed by our library visit. Please make sure library books are returned so children can take out a new book.

If you have any questions please ask.

We have been busy during our first 2 weeks back. Our Christmas concert rehearsals are in full swing and it is all coming together. We had an exciting visit from the circus last week which was enjoyed by everybody. We are continuing with our daily phonics and number work.

Please can I remind you to listen to your child read 5 times every week. It is important to develop their reading skills. Please practice their Bee words. The children get really excited when they receive new ones.

As always if you have any questions please come and ask.

Thank you.

Week beginning 15.10.2018

This week we will be working on the number 7. We will be exploring different ways to make 7, matching 7 objects and writing the number. We will be doing our phonics daily where we will look at different sounds and blending the sounds for reading.

PE will be on Monday and dance on Wednesday. Please remember outdoor learning on Tuesday. It is getting colder so please send a warm coat. We will also go to the school library on Tuesday to change our library books.

I look forward to seeing you at parents evening this week.

Week beginning 8.10.2018

This week we are continuing with our circus theme and will be having a focus on clowns. We will explore the funny side of clowns. We will look at practical jokes that clowns do. We will continue with our daily phonics sessions. In maths we are working on the number 6 which involves exploring how we make 6, making sets of 6 and writing 6.

Please remember we have PE on a Monday. We go to the school library on Tuesday to change our books.

Week beginning 1.10.2018

I can't believe we are already in October. All of the children have thoroughly enjoyed their first month in reception and we have done so much work.

This week we are focusing on acrobats to continue with our circus theme. We will be doing lots of balancing activities. We will also be doing some writing about it. We will be doing a daily phonics lesson. In maths we are looking at the number 5. We look at it in detail for the whole week to develop a full understanding of it.

Please remember PE is on a Monday so please send the correct PE kit into school.

Any questions please ask.

Welcome back after the summer holidays. I hope you are all refreshed and ready for the start of the academic year. I am very excited to be the teacher for your child in what is an important milestone for them. The start of school is a very exciting but also a very worrying time for children. I am confident that they will all settle well and will enjoy their time in reception.

Our topic this term is The Circus. We have lots of exciting activities planned around this. You will be informed regularly of these activities.

We will be participating in a daily phonics lesson where we will be following the Ruth Miskin Read Write Inc program. This is a very structured program that will help your child to progress well. We will then be applying these skills in our reading and writing activities daily.

Our PE session is on a Monday. Please make sure your child has a complete PE kit in school that is labeled with their name. We will also do dance on a Wednesday with Ali. On A Tuesday afternoon we will be having an outdoor learning afternoon where we will be working on different skills. Please can your child bring wellington boots with them. When it turns colder they will also require gloves,a hat and a waterproof coat.

Your child will have a reading book which will be changed on a regular basis. Please read daily at home because this really helps your child to make good progress. Remember to sign their diary as a record is kept ready for our Reading Certificate assembly. Your child will occasionally receive other pieces of homework so please work with them when this happens.

I look forward to working with you this year. If you have any concerns or worries please do not hesitate to talk to me. I am always happy to help.

July 2019


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