The last couple of weeks have provided our Reception children with lots more new experiences at school… We have ventured out from our Reception unit into the wider world of the school; joining the rest of the infants for morning playtime in the ‘big’ playground at the back of the school, having our first P.E. session with Mrs Dove and staying for lunch, which has created much excitement! 😋
We have lost count of how many times we have been asked,
“Is it lunchtime yet?”
This often being the first question we are asked as the children have stepped through the door in the morning!
Once lunchtime has finally arrived, we have been extremely impressed by how well the children have behaved; lining up quietly, being polite to our cook and kitchen staff and their independence at the tables, including lovely table manners. We have had many clean plates being returned to the kitchen, so it seems staying to lunch has been a hit!
The children have also been enjoying playing in the ‘big’ playground with the rest of the school during playtimes and lunchtimes. They have enjoyed playing with their bigger friends, and siblings have been so excited to be able to play together 😀.
Finally, we have also had our first P.E. session with our trained gymnastics teacher Mrs Dove. In order to have lots of time in the hall we only removed socks and shoes! The children had a great time exploring ways of travelling around the hall as different animals, listening carefully to instructions and playing a colour game with beanbags. Next challenge for after half term… getting changed into P.E. kits!
This year was the first year ever that Reception have performed their very own Nativity, without the rest of the infants… Being honest, we were a little nervous, but there really was no need. Our Reception children did, what can only be described, as an AWESOME job; learning songs, actions and speaking parts. We were so incredibly proud of every single child, and when we performed our dress rehearsal to the rest of the school, the children had such a lot of lovely compliments from other members of staff and children, amazed at the performance and the confidence of our children.
We were then bursting with pride again, when we had the privilege of performing the Nativity to our Reception parents, who I think, were equally as proud.
Well done Reception… You are all shining stars, every single one of you! 🌟
It has been a little while since I last posted a blog as we have all been so incredibly busy but I thought I would share with you some of the things we got up during Term two.
So here you are…
The children in Reception were very lucky this term as we were able to get involved in one very special part of the Year 1’s Fire Day.
Miss Cosh and Mrs Hughes had organised a day of fun and learning for the Year 1 children based around the theme of Fire. As part of the day, the children learnt about fire safety and the people who help us keep safe in the event of a fire. It was to our delight that a real fire engine came to visit our school and we were allowed to go and see the fire engine, listen to a short talk about what fire fighters do and the special clothing and equipment they wear to keep themselves safe. We were also allowed to take a look inside the fire engine, trying on the helmets and looking at some of the equipment.
Again, the children listened very carefully to the fire fighters. We found out that there are three things we need to remember if there is a fire.
‘The Three Outs’
- Get out
- Stay out
- Call the Fire Service out
Here are some of the children in the fire engine and trying on the helmets and looking at some of the equipment. We even got to hear the sirens of the fire engine. They were extremely loud!