Reception - Lions: Blog items

Week three already! 20.09.2021, by Mrs Thomson

Date: 20th Sep 2021 @ 6:09pm

It was lovely to see our lions excited to come to school this morning. We started our day with  some dancing and then looked at our new book of the week, ‘Perfectly Norman’. We enjoyed dough disco and had lots on new activities to try.


Thursday 16th September, by Mrs Thomson

Date: 16th Sep 2021 @ 9:43pm

Our very first lion birthday! The children were so kind making cards and special notes all day.

I left the room for a little while this morning and when I came back we had a special visitor - a tortoise! 

Lots of play activities, mark making, talking about our families and enjoying the sand. 


Wellbeing Wednesday (15th Sept), by Mrs Thomson

Date: 15th Sep 2021 @ 9:38pm

We have taken today a little slower as it has been wellbeing Wednesday. We started the day being ‘adventurers’. We went into the hall for our first assembly! We were amazing and we listened to a lady talk about being a Buddhist. We got a class compliment from Mrs Fletcher.

Our photos show our story massage time which was ‘Humpty Dumpty’. The children are very excited to show you their super skills. Perhaps you could try it at bedtime as massage helps to get a great night sleep. 

We are also learning a poem. We have sent you a little clip of us practicing.

Tuesday 14th September, by Mrs Thomson

Date: 14th Sep 2021 @ 10:04pm

A huge thank you to you all! We are so pleased with how your children are settling into school and that they are growing in confidence and finding their feet more every day. Thank you for all your hard work at home and keeping us informed with daily messages which we appreciate very much.

We are enjoying learning more and more about the children and they are very proud of their ‘All about me’ books which they love to share. We support the children with the activities both inside and outside of the classroom and are encouraging them with putting their coats on, using a knife and fork and going to the toilet.

Please can I remind you that at the end of the school day you enter school by the field gate and leave by walking around school and exiting through the front main gate. This is to ensure a safe one way system.


Marvellous Monday!, by Mrs Thomson

Date: 13th Sep 2021 @ 9:35pm

What an amazing tribe of happy and energetic Lions! We have had a busy day of new challenges and we have started our new topic, ‘Marvellous Me’.

We are enjoying sharing our ‘All about me’ books. Today we have bathed babies, made birthday cakes, created puppets of ourselves, made a wooden village and even painted portraits. We started the day looking after our bodies by exercising with dough disco.

A great start with a welly walk - Thursday 9th September, by Mrs Thomson

Date: 9th Sep 2021 @ 8:48pm

We started the day with a welly walk! We had a good look around the running track, at the apple trees in the orchard and then we headed to the front of school to collect sticks from under the trees. Mrs. Thomson did plan for rain so we could wear our puddle suits but it stayed sunny for us.

We painted using our sticks and also had a lot of fun in the sand pit.

Wellbeing Wednesday!, by Mrs Thomson

Date: 8th Sep 2021 @ 5:10pm

Wellbeing Wednesday started with PE in the hall. The lions were fantastic at getting changed and I have my fingers crossed that everyone has gone home in their own uniform. We have been very busy again today although we had lots of time to cool down as the heat made us feel a little sleepy. We made colour bottles for our puppet show and finished the day with story massage. The lions were amazing at the ‘Twinkle Twinkle’ massage.

More pictures from our sunny second day!, by Mrs Thomson

Date: 7th Sep 2021 @ 9:33pm

A sunny and happy second day!, by Mrs Thomson

Date: 7th Sep 2021 @ 2:41pm

Busy busy again! We started the day by going into the hall to talk about PE. We couldn’t resist playing some games. The children would like to start PE tomorrow. Please make sure pump bags and wellies are sent into school.

If children are not having toast, please send one healthy snack in their book bag. Thank you for sending caps and suncream in bookbags today. The children put cream on before their lunch time play and wore their caps.


First day in school., by Mrs Thomson

Date: 6th Sep 2021 @ 5:14pm

What an amazing first day! We have been busy lions! Lots of talking, sharing games and getting to know our new friends. Brave, adventurous and very kind lions!!

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