Playpod Fun! 16th November 2015

Last week the children had their long-awaited Playpod training ūüėÄ – well to us it feels like we’ve been waiting a long time!  We have been really excited since the appearance of a very large and strange looking blue shed in the back playground, and have been desperate to find out what is inside. Last Monday this wish came true!  

 The children listened very carefully, finding out how to play with the scrap they might find inside. The shed is full of what may appear to be useless rubbish…

… However, when we were shown a large green net that would have been previously used for maybe a game, the children’s imaginations came to life as they were asked to think of others ways to use or play with it. 


Some of the ideas the children came up with were…

To catch fish… Or to catch a MONSTER! 

The children were told that they had to remember just 5 things…

1. There are some very long tubes and other objects – you need to hold them upright and make sure you have lots of space  

2. Some things are very heavy – keep them low and roll them along the ground

 3. If someone is playing with something you would like to play with – share, wait your turn, choose something else, find another one or ask to play together – if you drop a piece of scrap someone else is allowed to come and play with it

4. The scrap belongs to us… So who tidies it away? We do! An adult will show a handprint picture card for a 5 minute tidy up warning then a tidy up picture

5. There is a blue box in the entrance hall where we can post our ideas about the Playpod sessions, by writing words or drawing pictures

And that’s it! 

After all that good listening it was time to play! 



“We’re on a train to the beach!”


The children had a wonderful time and were all fully engaged in play activities for the entire session. 

We have been really looking forward to the Playpod being open every lunchtime from Monday 16th November… Yay! ūüėÉ



This term’s whole school value is perseverance, and in Reception this is something that our children have shown us on a daily basis since starting school. 

We have been very busy trying lots of new things and we keep on going even when we find something tricky.  Trying hard to stay balanced on the climbing frame, persevering to complete a puzzle, and doing our best to hold a pencil effectively to write our name, are just some of the things we have been doing to demonstrate our school value. 

Our children have a great attitude towards learning news things and, in Reception, we always try, try and try again!




What time is it?… It’s time for lunch!

We are continuing to try news things here in Reception, and this week has been a little bit different for some of our children as our first groups have stayed for lunch in school. Yum! ūüėč 
The children have been fantastic at lining up quietly in the dining hall and have had a really good go at trying the delicious food on offer – some plates have been practically wiped clean! (I can personally recommend the roast on a Wednesday, especially the roast potatoes ūüėČ).

We have also been so pleased with how well the children have behaved, their lovely table manners and how polite they have been to our cook and kitchen staff. Well done Reception!   

We are looking forward to having all our children staying for lunch next week. 




A Warm Welcome to Reception!

What a busy couple of weeks we have had in Reception welcoming and settling our new children into our school.  We have already had lots of fun playing in the classroom and outdoor area as we are getting to know each other and making new friends!



¬†¬†It put a particularly big smile on all of the Reception team’s faces when one child, after their first session in school, said…

I really like this place, it’s awesome!

We are all looking forward to an exciting and fun year ahead ūüėÉ.