Reception: Blog items

Library Visit, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 18th Jun 2018 @ 11:34am

This morning we have visited Longton Library. Everyone in Reception is now a member. We had two stories read by Tom. We mad an owl headband, we chose books to read at the library and we just had a really great time.

Picture News - British Values - w/c 18th June, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 18th Jun 2018 @ 6:36am

Please find attached the Picture News at home resource.

This lets you know what we will be looking at in our British Values assembly this week. 


Thursday Assembly Blog, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 15th Jun 2018 @ 8:11am

Today in assembly we talked about how we have three words that are important every year: CARE, GROW and SHINE! We talked how this term we are going to shine.We were then talking about a celebration which people will be celebrating this on Friday or Saturday. This celebration is held by Muslims. We talked about how Muslims fast, they fast because it is to teach them to focus on god and be generous, once fasting ends they have the celebration called Eid al-fitr.The celebration goes on for one,two or maybe even three days. How they celebrate is a bit like Christmas, they send Eid al-fitr cards out and dress formally, they also have big feasts and they wish each other a happy celebration!


We were also reminded about some special events that are coming up! If you want to be in the talent show you need to fill in the form, which is at the bottom of a parent mail that has been sent out, by tomorrow, you will need to print off the form and give it in. We are also have a own clothes day tomorrow, to be able to wear your own clothes you need to bring in some chocolates or a bottle of wine or a yummy beverage.


by Gracie and Abigail

Walking Bus, brake charity awareness, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 13th Jun 2018 @ 1:45pm

Thank you very much to all the children and parents/grandparents who joined us on our walking bus this morning, it was lovely to see you all there.  We certainly made a long bus this morning. 

It was a lovely start to the day, the opportunity to chat with a friend, enjoy the lovely weather as well as a bit of exercise.  Remember we walk every day from booths, leaving at 8:30.

Here are a few photos.

Fathers day, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 12th Jun 2018 @ 9:41pm

Dance from the heart, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 12th Jun 2018 @ 9:38pm

We had so much fun x

Arts week, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 23rd May 2018 @ 11:36am

What we have done so far.

Royal Wedding Party, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 18th May 2018 @ 4:08pm

For our class compliment we had a Royal Wedding Themed Day and a party afternoon.

Royal wedding lunch, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 17th May 2018 @ 12:13pm

Lunch outside for the Royal Wedding

Monday fun in the sun, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 14th May 2018 @ 2:13pm

This afternoon we made the most of the sunshine. We have been learning outside, reading, writing and learning through play.

Friday fun, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 11th May 2018 @ 4:29pm

We have been subtracting in maths this week and counting in 10's. Also our caterpillars are starting to make cocoons and have clung to the top of the cup, see if you can spot them.

Brenda's boring egg., by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 9th May 2018 @ 4:11pm

This weeks fairytale is The Ugly Duckling, and we have been looking at the lifecycle of ducks, chicks and generally all birds. Today we read a lovely story about Brenda and her egg, all the other mummy Ducks had the most amazing coloured eggs but Brenda's was just white. When the eggs all hatched all the ducklings were unique in their own way but they were all brown. We then made our own fluffy ducklings.

Amazing lifecycles, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 4th May 2018 @ 7:04pm

We have been so busy over the last three weeks finding out about different lifecycles. We have been making lifecycles, writing stories and much more. Take a look at our fantastic learning environment.

Gingerbread men, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 2nd May 2018 @ 5:53pm

Today we made and then tasted gingerbread men. Run, run as fast as you can....we can catch you, delicious gingerbread man!

Outdoor PE, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 30th Apr 2018 @ 11:38am

We have had loads of fun doing PE outside. We had a go at the obstacle race ready for sports day. Next we had a go at the running race and we ran all the way around the field. Finally we finished with parachute games. We made a mushroom and played popcorn. 

Looking at our learning journals, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 27th Apr 2018 @ 9:10pm

This afternoon we all had great fun looking at our learning journals so far. We had fun remembering all the fun we have had so far in reception. We could not believe how far we have come since September.

Assembly blog, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 27th Apr 2018 @ 7:32am

Friendship was the theme in today's assembly. When we walked into the hall there was a question, that question was what does being a good friend mean to you ? We  had a challenge where we had to finish a sentence with a different thing about our friends. One of the sentence starters was my friend is different to me because... we came up with because we are all unique! We then had some time to think about the qualities of our best friend. Good friends listen, so we looked at, the rules of listening. The rules of listening are: be still, look at the speaker, nod and look interested and ask questions that relate on what the speaker is saying. We were talking about how a good friend says nice things to us and how it makes us feel happy. We said that you can give your friends a positive stroke. We don't physically stroke them, but we give them a compliment or say well done. This makes the person you said it to feel happy, just like when you stroke a cat, it feels good and makes them happy and purr.


by Gracie and Abigail

Picture News - British Values - w/c 23rd April, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 27th Apr 2018 @ 7:27am

Sorry for the dealy, I didnt make it go live!

If you have Gracie and Abigail's Assembly Blog from Monday you will have discovered our topic for discussion this week was Loneliness.


New arrivals, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 26th Apr 2018 @ 2:36pm

We had a delivery by post today. A box arrived with 5 tiny caterpillars in. We have been learning about lifecycles of a tadpole a bean and now a butterfly. We haven't yet talked about the lifecycle of a butterfly but we have put the caterpillars in a safe place and letting them settle into class and grow! We will talk about the lifecycle of a butterfly next week.

Number bonds to 5, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 25th Apr 2018 @ 11:36am

We collected 5 beans and then found how many ways we could make number sentences that add up to 5.

Marvellous magnificent models!, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 25th Apr 2018 @ 10:01am

Mondays assembly blog, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 23rd Apr 2018 @ 8:09pm

Blog written by our year 6 PSHE leaders

Today's assembly was about what does loneliness feel like? Loneliness may be when you are homeless , alone and left out. The U.K., sadly, has loneliness problems. Many people assume that it is just elderly people who are lonely, but 1 in 20 Young people have actually said they are lonely, they are the heart of the problem. Some of the cause of being lonely are if you are starting a new school or if you are just naturally shy. We looked at some pictures with groups of children in them, we had to think, which child was feeling lonely, on one, one of the people were on there own, so we knew that that child was lonely. We then looked at a letter in which a mum had wrote about her daughter because she was shy, had no brother or sisters and the mum was asking for advice. Once we had read the letter we thought of ways we would include the little girl. We had lots of ideas like: invite her to parties, ask her to play a game with you in the playground and make the effort. We got set a challenge to look out for people who were a bit lonely in the playground and see if they would like to play a game with you. We also need to remember that sometimes people aren't lonely, they might just want some alone time.

Thursday assembly blog, by Mrs Catterall

Date: 20th Apr 2018 @ 7:07am

In assembly today we started off thinking about the word devotion and what are we devoted to. We shared our thoughts about how we know someone I'd devoted to a football team or a pop band. We listened to a story from India. This story happened 300 years ago! In our reflection we thought about some famous words one of the gurus in our story said. We also thought about how we can be brave and little things we would do that we were, in the past, afraid to do.

Tadpoles in reception., by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 18th Apr 2018 @ 5:31pm

We are finding out about Spring time and life cycles. This week we have got some frog spawn and tadpoles in class.

Picnic lunch in the sun x, by Mrs Hothersall

Date: 18th Apr 2018 @ 11:58am

The sun is out and so are we! A picnic lunch in the sun.

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