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Our last week in Reception…………..boooooooooo!

July 19th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

‘Dress-up day’ – July 2011 on PhotoPeach

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Newsletter – Summer 2 Week 6

July 14th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

 

 

Reception Class Newsletter       

Summer Term 2, Week 6

This week has been a very busy week in school.  Mark Somerville, junior tennis co-ordinator from Bolton Arena, has been in to do a short tennis session with the children. The children really enjoyed themselves, and he definitely spotted some future tennis pro’s!!  We have also been to watch the year six leavers performance, which we all found very funny but we will be sad to see our buddies go.

 

Next week, we have planned a fun and exciting week in Reception.

Monday

 

Favourite book day – please bring one book of your choice (named!!!)

Reading books due in please

Tuesday Dressing up day – come dressed as anything you wish – eg. superhero/princess/pirate/sailer/pj’s!!

 

Wednesday

 

Slater’s field – children to come in trainers or similar today, if you wish

Baking afternoon – yum, yum!!

Thursday

 

Baking morning – yum, yum!!

In school Cinema afternoon!!

Friday Going to the Leavers service

Reception Party – good old traditional party games to finish off our Year in Reception!

 

You will notice the children have brought their PE bags and wellies home for the holidays, however, we will still be doing outdoor and physical activities as part of our fun week next week, where the children won’t need to get changed into their kits.

 

Next week we will be putting all of the lost property which has accumulated over the year, on the wall outside the classroom. Please have a look for any lost items and take them home with you. Any items of clothing not claimed by Friday, will be put out as ‘free to a good home’. If any clothes are still left, they will be taken to a charity shop.

 

We have endeavoured to send home a reading book and key words to each child at the start of this week. This book and set of key words will be the last this year. We ask that you make sure that your child returns their reading book, diary, and key words on Monday. We have dedicated Monday to finalise reading records for year one and to have a stock take on reading books. If you have any additional reading books from school at home, then please also return these on Monday. Your child will receive a ‘house-point’ for each book returned.

 

During next week your child will come home with an individual plastic wallet containing their remaining key words to practise over the holidays. There might also be some subtraction worksheets to complete, to consolidate learning gone on in school this week. This work is to be done at home and is not required to be brought back into school.

 

A last request! Mr Maker’s workshop has been very popular this year and the children have enjoyed creating models. Unfortunately we are now very low on junk, so if anyone has got any recycling materials to restock Mr Makers Workshop before next year, it would be much appreciated. We need, cardboard boxes, plastic bottles, bottle tops, cardboard tubes, egg boxes, etc.

 

The Reception team would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our children and parents for such a fantastic year! You have been very supportive in terms of your children’s learning, but also towards the staff in our team, especially during our recent changes. Miss Squibb has very much enjoyed her time at Horwich Parish and has felt very much a part of the team, with your help. She will be sad to leave us at the end of next week but I’m sure everyone will join us in wishing her all the best.

 

Have a lovely holiday, stay safe, have fun and good luck in Year One!!

The Reception Team

 

 

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Reception’s floppy eared friend……..

July 14th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Reception’s floppy eared friend… on PhotoPeach

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Reception butterflies!

July 14th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Fly butterflies, fly! on PhotoPeach

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‘We’re going on a Bear Hunt!’

July 11th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

‘We’re going on a Bear Hunt’ – Reception Trip to Eureka – May 2011 on PhotoPeach

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Reception Trip to Eureka!

July 11th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Reception trip to Eureka – May 2011 on PhotoPeach

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Reception Newsletter

July 1st, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Reception Class Newsletter
Summer Term 2, Week 4

This week has been a very busy week again in Reception. The children made us all very proud when they performed for the new children on Tuesday morning. They remembered the ‘Three bears rap’ and told us all what they enjoyed most about being in Reception. We had a lot of positive comments from the new parents and they enjoyed it very much – the children are definitely a credit to you all!

Thank you to all of the parents (and grandparents!) who came to look at their child’s work this week. We wanted to provide you with just a sample of your child’s work to take away as a record of their achievements.

Due to the poor weather conditions earlier this half term our trip to Station Park was cancelled, we are hoping to visit next week providing the weather is better. The day we have chosen is Tuesday morning and we would appreciate any volunteers to come along and help.

As a result of our ongoing assessments we are focusing on Numeracy and will be spending time with your child on an individual basis over the coming week. We will use this time to complete activities we feel would benefit them as they progress into Year One. We will also be including this into various homework tasks that your child will be bringing home and would ask that you support your child in doing them. Thanks.

Today, your child may have come home with some Phonics homework (Mrs Slingsby’s group). Please have a look at it with your child over the next week or so, just so that they are more confident within the next phase. Thanks.

Next Friday is our ‘moving up day’ in school. The children will move into their new class for some of the morning and meet their new class teacher. This will also be an opportunity for the class teacher to meet your child and become more familiar with them, prior to them starting in their class in September.

Just a reminder from Mrs Worthington in the office – Please can you inform school if your child changes from school dinners to packed lunches, or packed lunches to school dinners, as Mrs Worthington needs to know the correct numbers of each. Thank you.

Thank you to those of you who have paid for snack this half term. Snack for this half term is £7 or £1 a week for 7 weeks. Please be aware that although this contribution is voluntary, if we not receive sufficient funds to subsidise the snack then we will have to consider withdrawing this facility.

The Reception Team

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Reception Newsletter

June 24th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Reception Class Newsletter
Summer Term 2, Week 3

Thank you to everyone who came to our Key Stage 1 and Foundation Stage Sports afternoon on Wednesday. It was lovely to see so many of you and to have so much support. We are just pleased that the weather remained fine for the afternoon!!

This week has been a very busy week in school. We have been completing lots of activities related to ‘Healthy living’ during our ‘Health week’. We have been trying a variety of exotic fruits, and have shown our preferences by saying which ones we did and didn’t like. We have also been exercising daily during our morning ‘Wake and Shake’ sessions on the playground!! Unfortunately, we didn’t manage to get to Station Park this week, but we are hoping to go again once (if!) the weather ‘perks’ up a bit!

Today your child may have received a slip of paper with a short sentence on. Please help your child to learn this sentence over the weekend in preparation for our assembly that we are doing for the new Reception children next week.

Next week we will be starting a topic on ‘Transport’. We are aware that some of the children have already shown a particular interest towards the topic and would like to establish it as a theme for learning. If you have anything which you feel would benefit the children’s learning in this topic, please see one of the Reception team. It may be that you know of a bus, train or emergency service driver, or that you have some books which you are happy for the children to look at. You may also be able to provide us with transport related items such as bus tickets, train tickets, timetables, photographs, etc.

Next week, as part of the children’s Friday topic with Mrs Magilton and Mrs Dent, the children will be tasting a variety of different milks (soya, goats, flavoured milk, etc). Please can you inform Reception Class of any allergies to milk products by the start of the week. (We are aware of one particular case)Thanks.

Just a reminder from Mrs Worthington in the office – Please can you inform school if your child changes from school dinners to packed lunches, or packed lunches to school dinners, as Mrs Worthington needs to know the correct numbers of each. Thank you.

Don’t forget – it’s the Horwich Carnival on Sunday 26th June (this Sunday!!). Your child will have made a Namibian animal mask especially for the carnival (please see book bags). Unfortunately we have not had the time to provide a fastening for each mask!! Everyone is meeting at 11.45am at the bottom of Ramsbottom Road in Horwich, ready for the parade at 12 0’clock.

Thank you to those of you who have paid for snack this half term. Snack for this half term is £7 or £1 a week for 7 weeks. Please be aware that although this contribution is voluntary, if we not receive sufficient funds to subsidise the snack then we will have to consider withdrawing this facility.

The Reception Team

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‘The Story of Billy and the Three Mice’ by Reception Class

June 17th, 2011 · 6 Comments · Uncategorized

One sunny day in a quiet park, there was a little cat named Billy. He went for a walk. Pretty soon, he came upon a grass hole. He said ‘Meow’ and, when no one answered, he walked right in.

At the muddy stick table in the kitchen, there were three bowls of cereal. Billy was hungry. He tasted the cereal from the first bowl.
“This cereal is too crunchy!” he cried.
So, he tasted the cereal from the second bowl.
“This cereal is too chewy,” he said
So, he tasted the last bowl of cereal.
“Ahhh, this cereal is just right,” he said happily and he ate it all up.
After he’d eaten the three mice’s breakfasts he decided he was feeling a little tired. So, he crept into the living room where he saw three muddy stick chairs. Billy sat in the first chair to rest his feet.
“This chair is too pointy!” he cried.
So he sat in the second chair.
“This chair is too lumpy!” he whined.
So he tried the last and smallest chair.
“Ahhh, this chair is just right,” he sighed. But just as he settled down into the wobbly chair to rest, it broke into pieces!
Billy was very tired by this time, so he went into the bedroom. He lay down in the first bed, but it was far too tiny. Then he lay in the second bed, but it was much too soft. Then he lay down in the third bed and it was just right. Billy fell fast asleep.

As he was sleeping, the three mice came back to their grass hole.
“Someone’s been eating my cereal,” squeaked the Papa mouse.
“Someone’s been eating my cereal,” said the Mama mouse.
“Someone’s been eating my cereal and they ate it all up!” cried the Baby mouse.
“Someone’s been sitting in my stick chair,” squeaked the Papa mouse.
“Someone’s been sitting in my stick chair,” said the Mama mouse.
“Someone’s been sitting in my stick chair and they’ve broken it all to pieces,” cried the Baby mouse.

They decided to look around some more and when they got upstairs to the bedroom, Papa mouse squeaked, “Someone’s been sleeping in my feather bed,”
“Someone’s been sleeping in my grass bed, too” said the Mama mouse.
“Someone’s been sleeping in my leaf bed and he’s still there!” exclaimed Baby mouse.

Just then, Billy woke up and saw the three mice. He screamed, “Help!” And he jumped up and ran out of the grass hole, and ran away into the park. Billy never returned to the hole of the three mice again.

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Reception newsletter – week 2

June 17th, 2011 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Reception Class Newsletter
Summer Term 2, Week 2

Today your child will have received a slip informing you of the class they will be in next year and the teacher that will be teaching them. A lot of time has been dedicated to sorting the new class lists. We have taken into consideration a range of factors when deciding which class your child is going to be in and we hope you will be happy with our decision.

This week we have been practising for sports afternoon, ready for this Wednesday afternoon. Please can you make sure that your child has their named PE kit in school by Monday. We are running out of spare clothes and pumps for PE and may not have any to give any out on the day.
This week we have also been looking at the story of ‘Goldilocks and the three bears’. We have used the same story structure but we have made our very own version of the story, by changing the opening, characters and setting. You can see this story on our school blog on www.horwichparish.net. Please let us know what you think of our new story by adding comments to the blog site. Thanks!

Next week is ‘Health’ week in school. All children will be participating in various activities to promote healthy eating and living. Just a reminder of the main activities we will be doing during school –
– ‘Wake and shake’ every morning after assembly
– Reception visit to ‘Station Park’ on Tuesday morning – volunteers are needed if you are free between 9.30 and 11.00am
– Sports afternoon on Slater’s field – Wednesday 22nd June – starting at 1.35pm – children can bring water in a sports capped bottle, and can wear trainers on this day if they want to
– Reserve sports afternoon (just in case we get rained off on Wednesday) – as above
We will also be taking part in other ‘healthy living’ activities within the classroom throughout the week.

Last week your child will have received some homework with a tricky word wall on. Please help your child to be able to read these words and attempt to write specific ones using the strategy ‘look, cover, write and check’. Please complete the activity and return it to school as soon as possible. Thanks.

Just a reminder – we are having ‘Whole class’ photographs on Wednesday 22nd June in the morning. Please ensure your child is wearing the correct uniform on this day. I’m sure we will all look fabulous!!

Thank you to those of you who have paid for snack this half term. Snack for this half term is £7 or £1 a week for 7 weeks. Please be aware that although this contribution is voluntary, if we not receive sufficient funds to subsidise the snack then we will have to consider withdrawing this facility. Thanks.

The Reception Team

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