We still have a pink cardigan and a denim jacket which were left here on the induction days back in July....do you recognize them? If you think they could belong to your child please see a member of the Early years staff
This morning in our maths session, we were learning how to count to 10. First, we watched and listened to a man counting up to ten on a video, and then we all joined in with the singing and actions the second time around. We had another practice just before lunch too.......I think the song is stuck in everyone's heads now!
As you may of read on the 'Meet the Teacher' presentation, we will be carrying out a comparison activity with our baby photographs. Please can I ask for you to send in a photograph of your child as a baby in over the next couple of weeks.
We will photocopy the photograph and send the original back, but please could you write on or attach your child's name.
Please could we just remind you that the children should have their reading book, reading record and sound folder in their book bag everyday.
We aim to change books Mondays and Fridays.
I just wanted to say a quick thank-you to all of you who were able to attend our 'Meet the Teacher' session yesterday evening, it was lovely to see so many of you.
Apologies if I ran through it rather quickly....or began to waffle!
If you do have any questions you thought of afterwards, please just ask the member of staff on the door.
Just as they did yesterday, all of the children came into school fantastically today, and again settled in really well.
This morning, the children had their first taste of a P.E lesson. We took our shoes and socks off and all went into the hall with Mr Childs, where we had some fun games with the Parachute, such as taking it in turns to run under the parachute and swap places with each other, and trying to make ping-pong balls bounce off the top as we shook it.
This afternoon we had lots of fun putting our names on the planning board, deciding which activities and games we wanted to play with, and just 'getting used' to the daily routines of the school day and exploring the new environment.
Meet the Teacher
We hope to meet lots of you at our 'Meet the Teacher' presentation on Monday (10th September) straight after school.
In the past we have sent the children out to parents first so we can quickly set the classroom up, and then invited everyone back in -this seems to work well so we plan to do the same again, The session usually lasts about 1/2 an hour.
If you are unable to make the session, and would like me to print you off a copy of the slides, or arrange to go through the information another time, please let one a member of staff know.
(have a look at some of the pictures from Day 2....)
First of all, we would just like to say how wonderfully all the children came in this morning...they settled into their new classroom brilliantly.
Probably just like the children and yourselves....we had 'first day back' nerves this morning, but there really was no need....all the children have had a lovely day full of playing and exploring their new environment, story telling, lunch eating in the school hall and playing on the field.
They really have settled in well and we are looking forward to more of the same tomorrow for Day 2!
Have a look at some of the fun we have had today......
Miss & Mrs Rushbrooke
Wow....its seems like it was only a few weeks ago that we welcomed the children into school on their first day...and now here we are on their last day of Reception.
I can quite honestly say it has been a pleasure to teach each and every one of the children, and each of them have grown in confidence, developed lovely personalities and friendships, and of course made us so proud with their eagerness to learn new things, and the progress they have all made.
Thank you for all for supporting your children with their first year of school!!
It is always sad, and pulls at our heart-strings to say goodbye to a class, but we know that they are ready to move up to Year 1 and will continue to thrive with the fantastic support from Mrs Stockdale and Mrs Thompson.
Thank you for all your continued support over the past year.....not just with the children, but with us too!
Thank you also for our very thoughtful gifts the children and yourselves have given us....it is very kind of you all!
We hope you have a fantastic, and well deserved summer break!
Miss Rushbrooke & Mrs Rushbrooke x
For the past few days, we have been looking after 'Casper' the Corn snake for one of our Governors.
This morning, when we came into school, we noticed a transparent 'casing' in his vivarium.....Casper had shed his skin over the weekend....the children were very excited and amazed at this (so were the adults), and it was a fantastic learning opportunity too!
This afternoon, Mrs Ross kindly came down to feed Casper......a mouse (not freshly caught) We all stood back, but close enough to see how wide Casper had to open (dislocate) his jaws to eat the mouse.....we watched it travel down his body too!
Thank you to Mrs Ross who came down to feed him - nothing to do with the fact that Miss Rushbrooke was terrified.....somebody had to take the photos!