On this page you will find out all about what we have been doing during adult and child initiated time, on school trips and any other extra-curricular activities that we take part in. Keep checking back for updates and pictures of our learning journey in Reception.
Autumn Term 2
After a very busy first half of the Autumn Term, we are all ready to work hard and learn lots in the second half of the term. Keep checking back to see all of the things that we get up to.
We have have been very lucky to have our own Santa's grotto in Reception. We have enjoyed helping to decorate the tree, wrap some presents and dressing up to take some photos. Here are a few photos from our photo booth.
Halloween in Reception
Wow! What a busy week we have had in Reception! We have enjoyed playing in our spooky house, carving pumpkins, playing maths games, making halloween pumpkins in the play dough and lots more.
Odd Socks and Anti-bullying Day
On Tuesday 12th November we came to school wearing odd socks to celebrate our differences.We enjoyed drawing pictures of ourselves and our friends and thinking about how we are the same and different.
We also talked about what bullying is and what to do if we are being bullied or see someone else being bullied. We made super hero masks to help give us the confidence to say NO! We also talked about any acts of kindness that we had carried out.
The Day our Families came for Lunch
On Thursday 21st November some of our family members came to have lunch with us. We loved having them join us and the lunch was delicious!
Our school always cooks lovely, healthy meals! Everyone was really proud of how independent we have become since we joined Reception in September, and many of the parents commented on how polite and well behaved our children are.
Christmas Crafts with our Families
Thank you to all of the family members who came and helped the children make their Christmas craft. Everybody got involved, and the finished Christmas wreaths and fingerprint baubles all looked fantastic.
Autumn Term 1
English lessons in Reception
During the first half of the Autumn term, our English lessons will be centered around Traditional Tales. We will be sharing many stories with your children including Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Gingerbread Man, The Little Red Hen and Little Red Riding Hood.
Our First Few Weeks in Reception
We have had lots of fun getting to know each other and to explore all of the resources that are available in our indoor and outdoor learning environments.
Who ate all the porridge? We did!
After reading the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, we made our own porridge and tried it with lots of different toppings. We tried some sweet toppings (sugar, syrup and jam) but we also talked about making porridge tasting more savoury by adding salt as a topping. The children surprised us by deciding that salt was their favourite topping!
Bread Making in Reception. 15th October 2019
We read the story of the 'Little Red Hen' and followed the recipe to make bread just like she did. We looked at some pictures of different shapes of bread and decided how we would like to shape our own bread. We all liked the smell when the bread was cooking and when we tasted it we thought it was delicious! We have sent the recipe home, so hopefully in the next few weeks we will will able to post some photographs of children making bread with their grownups.
After reading the story of the 'Gingerbread Man', we made our own biscuits to take home. We discussed the ingredients that we had to use and helped Miss Waugh to follow the recipe and make sure that our own Gingerbread men were nice and tasty to eat. We all enjoyed them!
Two members of the school nursing team came to meet our Reception children and showed us how to wash our hands correctly. We found out all about germs and how they can make us feel poorly.
Bling your bike or scooter competition entries
Well done to everyone who took part in our 'bling your bike or scooter' competition. A special well done to Ava- Grace who won the prize for the best in the class.
Paediatric Roadshow at South Tyneside Hospital
What a fantastic morning we had when we visited South Tyneside Hospital. First we visited the plaster room and Cory was very brave when he had a plaster put on his arm. Luckily his arm was not broken and the nurse took it off before he came back to school!
Then we looked at some of the special machines that may be used if we have to visit the hospital. Sophie put a special clip on her finger to see how much oxygen was in her blood and Archie had a special cuff put on his arm to check his blood pressure.
We then had lots of fun playing doctors, nurses and paramedics. We dressed up, put bandages on our friends and listened for their heartbeat with the stethescope.
All of the children then got very excited when we met the hospital's pets as therapy dog. He enjoys visiting the wards in the hospital and cheering people up when they are feeling poorly.
Balance Bike Training
The children have been working really hard learning how to ride a balance bike.
Our Independent Cooking Station
During the year we have experienced lots of cooking as a whole class and in small groups. We have extended these experiences by setting up an independent cooking station. Children have the opportunity to follow a recipe and make themselves a single sized portion of some of their favourite dishes. They also get the opportunity to discuss with a partner what they need to do. Keep checking back to see all of the things that they have made.
Snacky Maths and Literacy
Practising our maths and literacy skills at our snack table.
Red Nose Day
We raised lots of money for charity on Red Nose Day. We enjoyed completing lots of activities including pinning the nose on Mr Tumble and designing our own red noses.
World Book Day - The Enormous Crocodile
What a fantastic day we had celebrating World Book Day. The children looked absolutely amazing in their costumes! They had lots of fun making the enormous crocodile (both in card and biscuits), reading with their families and reading with the older children in the school.
Reception visit Durham Castle
We had a fantastic day at Durham Castle. We looked around the building and found out about all of the things that make it special. We also had a go at making our own castles and building a strong wall.
Our Castle Banquet
What a fantastic afternoon we had at our castle banquet. We enjoyed dressing up and were introduced like royalty as we entered the banquet hall.
The children learned how to dance with their partner, entertained the King and Queen on the top table, and ate the pizza that they had made on the morning.
Multi Sports Event
Wow! What a fun afternoon we had at Temple Park Leisure Centre. We took part in lots of different activities including, boccia, basketball, football, relay races and tennis. All of the children enjoyed the activities and they were really well behaved and a credit to our school.
Chinese New Year
Wow! What a busy week we had celebrating Chinese New Year in Reception.
We had a go at lots of different activities:
Boldon Environmental Centre Elf School
Children in Need 2018
We had lots of fun celebrating Children in Need. We have enjoyed decorating biscuits, playing Pudsey maths games, making hats and lots more exciting activities! Thank you for all of your donations!
We were very lucky to take part in a Judo taster session. We played lots of games and even learned how to perform the 'lockdown' hold.