Welcome to Reception
We hope you enjoy our glimpse into the life of our Reception classes.
We Love Skipping
We learned some new skipping skills this week and put them to the test on Friday at our school Skipping Festival. 8000 school children were taking part in the Skipping Festival today around the country and we did our school proud. We are SUPER SKIPPERS – Mrs Ramsay had a job getting good photos, we skipped that fast. We are especially good at skipping with the big rope. Taking it in turns to skip while the teachers turned the rope, we counted the jumps, some of us beat our personal best and some of us were able to get really high scores. Great fun.
Looks like we have our very own house band with their own X Factor making music with their “junk” instruments.
Did you see the Easter Bunny?
The Easter Bunny came to school to say it was time to get up and active before we eat all our chocolate Easter eggs. The Bunny laid on lots of activities in the playground for us to have some fun.
Getting Party Ready
Busy making Rudolph crispy cakes for our Christmas Party.
And enjoying the result.
Celebrations and Fun Days
50 years of Newton Hall Infants
Break the Rules Day
Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day
The children have loved reading the story of Whatever Next! They have acted out the story when playing and made their own rockets too. Whoosh! Whatever next!
To paraphrase the old saying, “There’s no such thing as bad weather…so long as you wear the right clothes”. The changing temperature certainly doesn’t put off our children even if it means Mrs Lister and Mrs Hutcheson getting cold toes.
Maths and Our Budding Engineers
Maths can be so much fun as you will see from our pictures.
Our First 3 weeks
More New Lockdown Photos
New Starters September 2020
Here is a peek at what school should look like for our new starters in September 2020
Look at us Busy Bees
A few more pictures of your friends and their work. More pictures added.
Reception children have been up to all kinds of activities and Mrs Cooke, Mrs Gallon and Mrs Frazer have loved seeing your work. There have been lots of examples of terrific writing and beautiful creative pictures and models. You are all definitely Busy Bees and as sweet as the honey they make.
We know lots of helpful people
Our topic this term is people who help us, so we have had lots of visitors and we have been looking around school too for helpful people. We are very lucky as some policemen came to see us and brought their car with the flashing lights and noisy siren. One of our class friend’s mammy is a doctor and she came to see us and let us use some of her equipment. She’s amazing as she has two jobs! She is a mam and a doctor. Another friend in our class has a mammy who is a midwife (that’s someone who helps deliver babies) and she came to tell us how she helps mums and their new babies and showed us some of the things you need to use. We are still waiting for the fire brigade to come and bring their big red engine. Fingers crossed.
Look How Busy We Have Been…
Maths of the Day Fun
In Maths of the Day we move around and be active finding out the answers. We enjoy doing maths work because we work with our friends and Motty keeps an eye on who is doing it properly and well.
Here Maths of the Day was about understanding numbers and counting. In one of the games we had to do the exercise on the spot the number of times on the card, so we were keeping fit while learning too.
Being Friends means…
being there for one another. A beautiful example.
Enjoying the Fruits of Harvest
Reception children have been learning about harvest time and the lovely berries to be collected and made into jam. They have also been listening to stories about Percy the Park Keeper. Percy is a lovely fellow who shares his jam sandwiches with his park friends. So what better way to practise our knife skills, think about harvest and pretend to be Percy making his packed lunch … scrummy jam sandwiches.
Wash your hands before dinner!
Our new Reception children have mean exploring textures. They’ve been squeezing, squidging, stroking and sifting cold porridge, shaving foam, rice and gloop through their fingers. They had a go at describing how it feels too, coming up with lovely descriptive words like “sticky”, “gritty”, “hard”, “squishy” and “gooey”.
Definitely wash your hands!!!!
Mixing magic. First paint a hand and press on the paper. Next paint your other hand and press again. Now rub your hands together and what have you got? Orange! Green! Purple! Wow!!