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Catholic Primary School

“I am the Good Shepherd; I know my own and my own know me”. John 10:14"

Reception - St Rose Philipine

Reception 2018 - 2019

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Starry, Starry Night

 

As the nights draw in we are enjoying our Starry, Starry Night topic, and have made some super fact sheets about nocturnal animals and those that hibernate.

 

       

 

As well as non-fiction books, these are some of our favourite stories that we've read:  

 

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Photos which showed how the sky changes colour at sunset and how the buildings and trees appear black as they block out the light inspired us to make some stunning skyscapes of our own using paint and collage.

          

 

We looked at Van Gogh's painting, Starry, Starry Night, and used crayons to draw a tree, stars and a village like he did.  

   Poster Starry night

 

We tried to capture the movement of the wind like he has done by using lots of lines, swirls and spirals.  Using a technique called wax resist, we chose paints to wash over our drawings. 

 

We think our paintings could easily be placed alongside his in MoMA, in New York!  What do you think?

                                                       

          

 

              


To investigate light and shadow, we brought in glass jars from home and filled them with coloured water, glitter and sequins and made Victorian-style 'fitter jars'.  Using torches, we cast coloured light from our jars onto a white screen and onto our faces.

 

                 

 

             

 

      

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let's Talk About Maths

 

As a school we are committed to teaching for mastery in maths, using approaches that help children to develop a deep and secure knowledge and understanding of mathematics at each stage of their learning. 

 

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Developing mathematical thinking begins in Nursery and Reception, where talk is at the heart of maths learning.  Quite simply, most of children's understanding about numbers, shapes and measures comes from talking about them, and exploring them through every day play indoors and outdoors. 

       

 

It is estimated that for children to be able to access the KS1 maths curriculum fully, they need to be familiar with over 400 mathematical words and phrases.

 

What do we do to ensure children have opportunities to develop such an extensive expressive vocabulary?

 

Careful planning which builds on what children know and can do is informed by children's enthusiasms and passions. 

 

We consider very carefully the environment we provide, including ways which we enrich our continuous provision: 

 

       

 

Specific activities are planned to support children's understanding of elements of maths.

 

         

 

Vocabulary is introduced and its use modelled, enabling statements and open-ended questions are asked to extend learning and support children's thinking.   

 

 

Self-registration each morning gives children a practical way to begin to recognise numbers to 30.   It also helps them to begin to understand how subtraction works.  If three children have not registered because they are absent, children can instantly see how many are in school and can begin to see patterns and learn their number bonds.

 

 

Best buddies no

Our lovely Year 6 children are always ready and willing to help their younger peers.  Each day two or three will spend their lunchtime working one-to-one with our children, using conversation cards and class reading books to encourage them to practise asking and answering clearly and confidently and to go over their phonic sounds to prepare them for reading simple words and sentences.  They usually spend some time together at the end on a classroom activity, with the older children, for example, guiding the younger ones to write their names accurately on drywipe boards or role-playing in the home corner.  

 

       

 

    

 

    

 

We love having them to help and they enjoy coming in to help but also to reminisce about their happy, carefree days in receptionsmiley.  The younger children are always delighted to see their buddies and they get so much from their time spent with them.

 

Do you know what you are? You
are a marvel. You are unique. In
all the years that have passed,
there has never been another
child like you. Your legs,
your arms, your clever fingers,
the way you move.

You may become a Shakespeare, a Michelangelo,
a Beethoven. You have the
capacity for anything.
Yes, you are a marvel. And
when you grow up,
can you then harm another
who is, like you, a marvel?

2017 - 2018 archive

An activity for you to bring back to school.

Enjoy some snow stories. You should find good titles in the library!

Enjoy some snow stories.  You should find good titles in the library! 1
Enjoy some snow stories.  You should find good titles in the library! 2
Enjoy some snow stories.  You should find good titles in the library! 3
Enjoy some snow stories.  You should find good titles in the library! 4
Enjoy some snow stories.  You should find good titles in the library! 5

Have a go at making snowmen biscuits if you can't get outside!

We have been thinking about the true meaning of Christmas in the Nursery.

We have been thinking about the true meaning of Christmas in the Nursery. 1 Using large bricks we built the stable.
We have been thinking about the true meaning of Christmas in the Nursery. 2 This is where Jesus was born.
We have been thinking about the true meaning of Christmas in the Nursery. 3 We took turns to be Mary and Joseph.
We have been thinking about the true meaning of Christmas in the Nursery. 4 Jesus was a King but he wasn't born in a palace.
We have been thinking about the true meaning of Christmas in the Nursery. 5 We know how special Jesus is.
We have been thinking about the true meaning of Christmas in the Nursery. 6 We are excited to prepare for his birthday.
We have been thinking about the true meaning of Christmas in the Nursery. 7 We sing 'Away in a Manger' to Him.
We have been thinking about the true meaning of Christmas in the Nursery. 8 We have been listening to the word from the Bible.
We have been thinking about the true meaning of Christmas in the Nursery. 9 We know Mary and Joseph had to travel to Bethlehem
We have been thinking about the true meaning of Christmas in the Nursery. 10 As we listened we joined in.
We have been thinking about the true meaning of Christmas in the Nursery. 11 We helped to tell the story.
We have been thinking about the true meaning of Christmas in the Nursery. 12 We made a church with reclaimed materials.
We have been thinking about the true meaning of Christmas in the Nursery. 13 Our church was made by everyone.

Our RE topic this half term is 'My Family' Please read the attached letter.

Our topic in Nursery this half term is 'Colour'. Take a look at our curriculum map.

Our first half term in Nursery - We have done so well.

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2nd October. Our week in Nursery - making salt dough, paper cup cakes and decorating biscuits. We had so much fun.

2nd October.    Our week in Nursery - making salt dough, paper cup cakes and decorating biscuits. We had so much fun. 1
2nd October.    Our week in Nursery - making salt dough, paper cup cakes and decorating biscuits. We had so much fun. 2
2nd October.    Our week in Nursery - making salt dough, paper cup cakes and decorating biscuits. We had so much fun. 3
2nd October.    Our week in Nursery - making salt dough, paper cup cakes and decorating biscuits. We had so much fun. 4
2nd October.    Our week in Nursery - making salt dough, paper cup cakes and decorating biscuits. We had so much fun. 5
2nd October.    Our week in Nursery - making salt dough, paper cup cakes and decorating biscuits. We had so much fun. 6
2nd October.    Our week in Nursery - making salt dough, paper cup cakes and decorating biscuits. We had so much fun. 7
2nd October.    Our week in Nursery - making salt dough, paper cup cakes and decorating biscuits. We had so much fun. 8
2nd October.    Our week in Nursery - making salt dough, paper cup cakes and decorating biscuits. We had so much fun. 9
2nd October.    Our week in Nursery - making salt dough, paper cup cakes and decorating biscuits. We had so much fun. 10
2nd October.    Our week in Nursery - making salt dough, paper cup cakes and decorating biscuits. We had so much fun. 11
2nd October.    Our week in Nursery - making salt dough, paper cup cakes and decorating biscuits. We had so much fun. 12
2nd October.    Our week in Nursery - making salt dough, paper cup cakes and decorating biscuits. We had so much fun. 13
2nd October.    Our week in Nursery - making salt dough, paper cup cakes and decorating biscuits. We had so much fun. 14
2nd October.    Our week in Nursery - making salt dough, paper cup cakes and decorating biscuits. We had so much fun. 15
2nd October.    Our week in Nursery - making salt dough, paper cup cakes and decorating biscuits. We had so much fun. 16
2nd October.    Our week in Nursery - making salt dough, paper cup cakes and decorating biscuits. We had so much fun. 17
2nd October.    Our week in Nursery - making salt dough, paper cup cakes and decorating biscuits. We had so much fun. 18
2nd October.    Our week in Nursery - making salt dough, paper cup cakes and decorating biscuits. We had so much fun. 19
2nd October.    Our week in Nursery - making salt dough, paper cup cakes and decorating biscuits. We had so much fun. 20
2nd October.    Our week in Nursery - making salt dough, paper cup cakes and decorating biscuits. We had so much fun. 21
2nd October.    Our week in Nursery - making salt dough, paper cup cakes and decorating biscuits. We had so much fun. 22
2nd October.    Our week in Nursery - making salt dough, paper cup cakes and decorating biscuits. We had so much fun. 23
2nd October.    Our week in Nursery - making salt dough, paper cup cakes and decorating biscuits. We had so much fun. 24
2nd October.    Our week in Nursery - making salt dough, paper cup cakes and decorating biscuits. We had so much fun. 25
2nd October.    Our week in Nursery - making salt dough, paper cup cakes and decorating biscuits. We had so much fun. 26
2nd October.    Our week in Nursery - making salt dough, paper cup cakes and decorating biscuits. We had so much fun. 27
2nd October.    Our week in Nursery - making salt dough, paper cup cakes and decorating biscuits. We had so much fun. 28
2nd October.    Our week in Nursery - making salt dough, paper cup cakes and decorating biscuits. We had so much fun. 29
2nd October.    Our week in Nursery - making salt dough, paper cup cakes and decorating biscuits. We had so much fun. 30
2nd October.    Our week in Nursery - making salt dough, paper cup cakes and decorating biscuits. We had so much fun. 31
2nd October.    Our week in Nursery - making salt dough, paper cup cakes and decorating biscuits. We had so much fun. 32
2nd October.    Our week in Nursery - making salt dough, paper cup cakes and decorating biscuits. We had so much fun. 33
2nd October.    Our week in Nursery - making salt dough, paper cup cakes and decorating biscuits. We had so much fun. 34

Our topic is food. We made fruit kebabs this week.

Our topic is food.  We made fruit kebabs this week. 1 We chose fruit to put onto our own kebab stick.
Our topic is food.  We made fruit kebabs this week. 2 It was a bit tricky.
Our topic is food.  We made fruit kebabs this week. 3 I had to really concentrate.
Our topic is food.  We made fruit kebabs this week. 4 We made fruit kebabs for all our friends.
Our topic is food.  We made fruit kebabs this week. 5 Miss Kettle helped us.
Our topic is food.  We made fruit kebabs this week. 6 Chopping the fruit we had to be careful.
Our topic is food.  We made fruit kebabs this week. 7 The grapes were easy to put onto the kebab sticks.
Our topic is food.  We made fruit kebabs this week. 8 I enjoyed making the fruit kebabs
Our topic is food.  We made fruit kebabs this week. 9 So did I.
Our topic is food.  We made fruit kebabs this week. 10 They were delicious.
Our topic is food.  We made fruit kebabs this week. 11 I worked hard.
Our topic is food.  We made fruit kebabs this week. 12 I made a pattern.
Our topic is food.  We made fruit kebabs this week. 13 I enjoyed the kebab making.

This week we made sandwiches.

This week we made sandwiches.  1 We buttered the bread.
This week we made sandwiches.  2 We had to be very careful.
This week we made sandwiches.  3 We used the flat side of the knife.
This week we made sandwiches.  4 It took a lot of concentration.
This week we made sandwiches.  5 We all had a turn.
This week we made sandwiches.  6 I concentrated really well.
This week we made sandwiches.  7 I loved making my sandwich.
This week we made sandwiches.  8 We all worked hard.
This week we made sandwiches.  9 Next we added the jam.
This week we made sandwiches.  10 It was hard not to lick our fingers!
This week we made sandwiches.  11 It was so much fun.
This week we made sandwiches.  12 The best bit was eating them!

We would like to welcome you to The Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School.  Over the next few weeks we hope you and your child settle well, if you have any questions or concerns please do come and see us. We look forward to getting to know you all.

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