Penny Park Lane, Coventry, West Midlands, CV6 2GU

02476 333631

Holy Family Catholic Primary School

Jesus said, "Let the children come to me." We live and learn and love in His way.

Miss Hamil's Class

Please read this letter and see map regarding returning to school.

Primary pupils – returning to school video

Monday 8th June is the proposed date for YR children returning to school. This may not be the actual date for coming back as we are waiting for our Risk Assessment to be approved by the Local Authority and Trade Unions. Children will be in groups of between 10-12 max and due to staffing will not all be with their actual teacher. If you have changed your mind and no longer wish for your child to come into school can you please reply through Tapestry and we can update the register. We appreciate that it is a difficult decision but we want to reassure you that your child’s safety is of our upmost priority. We will keep them informed of any updates as they happen and would like to thank you for your patience.  
Mrs Griffiths 
Headteacher 

Developing Experts is a comprehensive library of online, interactive science lessons with videos, presentations, quizzes and experiments - perfect for learning at home.

Children can enjoy ready-to-go science lessons in a program which fully maps the National Curriculum for Reception Children. Each part is developed by global science & education experts which help bring the learning to life. And the best part is your child can log on individually using their unique Mathletics password and their work, progress and understanding will be communicated to their teacher. CLICK ON THE IMAGE for more information & access to the site

If you do not know your child's password please contact your teacher via the school email account admin@holyfamily.coventry.sch.uk

Mrs Kailey's Class

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Reception Newsletters...

Please see main school newsletter for Reception News or view it below.

Main School Newsletter

Click above for exciting science lessons.

Please look here regularly to find information on activities for your child. 

Summer Holiday Activities and Tasks

Reception staff are regularly uploading tasks to your child's Tapestry account, along with story videos and fun challenges. Please ensure you look there too!

Monday 13th July - Reception Home Learning

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 Monday My Favourite Memory.pdfDownload
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 Tues The Cautious Caterpillar Spreading My Wings from Reception to Year 1 Transition Activity Sheet.pdfDownload
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 WB 13th July 2020 Our Year in Reception and Transition.pdfDownload
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Monday 6th July - Reception Home Learning

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Monday 29th June - Reception Home Learning

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Monday 22nd June - Reception Home Learning

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Friday 19th June Fun Challenge: Story Scavenger Hunt

This week's challenge is a story scavenger hunt. Can you find all the items linked to some of our favourite stories?

Have fun : )

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Maths Activities week beginning 8th June 

Here are some extra Maths activities for this week.
We would like the children to practise doubling numbers. They need to know that when we add the same number it is called doubling. They can use different objects or their fingers to practise their doubles. Please let us know how they got on.
Have fun : )

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The Pentecost Story 

Our RE Learning this week is based on Pentecost.

Last Sunday we celebrated Pentecost. Pentecost is a very special time in the Bible when the disciples and other Christians received the Holy Spirit.

Pentecost is considered the birthday of the church where the disciples received the |Holy Spirit. The colour red is used in Church to symbolise the flame and love of the Holy Spirit.

Read the story of Pentecost which is attached or you can watch it here https://youtu.be/IqG_lvZhU-A 

Jesus promised to send the disciples the Holy Spirit to help them and on Pentecost day we remember that Jesus kept his promise.

Can you colour in the Pentecost flame? You can ask a grown up to trace the template attached.

Can you write a Pentecost promise? What can you promise to do to make Jesus happy? Can you write a Pentecost promise?
“I promise I will… . “ Write your promise in your book or use the template attached.

We would love to see your work, so please share it on Tapestry.

 

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Free Online Reading Books: Collins Big Cat

Dear parents,

We are delighted to be able to share with you another range of new free reading books. These books offer a different variety to the ones on the Oxford Owl website. You will be able to choose books to match your child's book band.

 If you click on this link   https://connect.collins.co.uk/school/Portal.aspx   your child will have access to another range of e-books to read at home, organised into the same book bands used at Holy Family School.  All you have to do is follow these instructions:

 Click onto teacher sign in

  1. User Name: parents@harpercollins.co.uk
  2. Password: Parents20!

 We hope you and the children enjoy this resource.

Friday 22nd May

Good morning children.

What a busy half term it has been! Thank you for all your hard work and a big thank you to all your grown ups at home for helping you with your learning. Here are Friday's activities. We hope you have a lovely half term break. 

  •  Ella, Poppy and Lily-Grace are our Prayer Leaders today. Join them to say our morning and evening prayer and the Hail Mary too.
  • 9am PE: with Joe Wicks https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ
  • 10am Phonics. Set 2 sounds. “ ir – whirl and twirl” https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ
  • Phonics activity Can you read the ‘ir’ words?
  • Revise the Set 1 sound “s” and practise reading and spelling if you are finding things a bit tricky.
  • 10:30am If you want, you can learn the Set 3 sound “oi – spoil the boy” and practise word time and spelling.
  • Please note that Read Write Inc Phonics lessons will continue over half term. The schedule of sounds is attached.
  • Maths  Can you practise halving things. You could fold a piece of paper in half or a towel. Try halving a biscuit or some fruit.  Have a look at the shapes. Can you colour half of them?
  • Literacy Listen back to our story from Monday, “Alien Tea on Planet Zum Zee” Talk to a grown up about what food you would have for an alien tea party. Draw a picture of your alien party food.
  • Reading Read a book from the Oxford Owl website.  https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/  or the Collins Big Cat website https://connect.collins.co.uk/school/Portal.aspx   

 

Fun Challenge 22nd May # Hopscotch# Make a rain cloud

Move in May challenge. How long can you Hopscotch for before you are tired?

Bronze: 10 seconds

Silver: 15 seconds

Gold: 20 seconds

Rain Cloud: Create your own rain cloud - Use a plastic container with a lid (e.g. a water bottle) and make small holes on one side. You could stick on cotton wool to decorate. Fill the container with water and watch as the water drips out.

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Fun Challenge  21st May # High Knees Running# Fruit Faces

Move in May Challenge: How long can you do high knees running for?

Bronze: 5 seconds

Silver: 10 seconds

Gold: 15 seconds

Fruit Faces Giuseppe Arcimboldo was an Italian artist who made portraits out of fruit, vegetables and flowers. Can you make a face using fruit? Have a look at the pictures for inspiration.

Thursday 21st May

Hello children,
We hope you’re having a lovely week. Don’t forget to start your day with our morning prayer and say the lunch time prayer before you eat… Some of your Reception friends are here to help you! Have a wonderful day!

Today, you can…

  • 9am PE: with Joe Wicks https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ 
  • 10am Read Write Inc - Revise the Set 2 sound ‘air’ (That’s not fair). Practise Word Time and Spelling too. https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ 
  • 10:30am Read Write Inc - If you’d like to, you can learn the Set 3 sound ‘ure’ (Sure it’s pure) and practise Word Time and Spelling too.
  • Phonics Activity: Look at the ‘air words’ Activity Sheet. Can you read the words? If you can print the activity sheet, colour in the ‘real’ words in blue. Colour in the ‘nonsense/alien’ words in red. If you can’t print the activity, write a list of the real words in your Activity Book in blue. Write a list of the ‘nonsense/alien’ words in red.
  • Literacy Activity: Can you help to plan a movie night/ afternoon. Choose two films from a streaming service (just like Netflix or YouTube) or DVD’s you have in the house. Can you draw a picture to represent each film and write out the title. Can you speak to everyone in your house to find out which film they would like to watch? Can you write each person’s name under their chosen film?
  • Mathematics Activity: Can you make a repeating pattern using objects frin around the house/garden i.e. apple, banana, apple, banana. Can you make a more tricky pattern e.g. apple, apple, banana, apple, apple, banana? Take a picture and add it to Tapestry.
  • Physical Development (Health and Self-Care) Activity: Provide your child with a selection of items from your kitchen cupboards. Can they sort them into things that are healthy and unhealthy? Discuss why the food is good for you or bad for you. Look at the Eatwell plate to help figure out which foods they should eat a lot of or not very much of.

Wednesday 20th May

Good morning children, 

We hope you are all keeping safe and well. Well done for joining in with the Move in May and Fun Challenges. We are missing you all lots and hope to see you very soon.

Here are today’s activities…

  1. Click onto teacher sign in
  2. User Name: parents@harpercollins.co.uk
  3. Password: Parents20!

Understanding the World – Learn about Living Things which are Animals. Use the Developing Experts website to learn about living things. Please see the message below from Mr Richardson, who is our school Science Lead

Developing Experts

Dear Parents of Reception children, We have managed to acquire free access to a fantastic online learning platform for science units for our 

year group. There are easy to follow presentations, photos, videos, quizzes, and even   explanations from

leading scientists. The lessons are great fun and are packed full of scientific learning. It is an excellent 

resource to use in these challenging times.  Follow this link https://developingexperts.com/accounts/choose-path and sign in to the site using your child’s unique Mathletics password.

There are also instructions on the Reception class pages of our school website

Let me know how your child gets on and if they like it as much as I think they will.

Mr Richardson

Fun Challenge 20th May # Squats #Rainmakers       

Move in May challenge: How many squats can you do?

Bronze: 5

Silver: 8

Gold: 10

 Fun Challenge Weather sounds (Rainmakers) - Provide your child with either a plastic container, bottle or other junk modelling item. Pour in a spoon or two of rice or lentils and secure with a bottle lid or sellotape. Decorate with stickers, glitter and sequins if you have them available. Have fun exploring making rain sounds.

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Fun Challenge 19th May # Wall Ball #Coventry Landmarks 2

Move in May Challenge Wall Ball – Throw a ball off a ball and catch it
Bronze: 3 times
Silver: 5 times
Gold : 8+ times

Coventry Landmarks: Can you recognise the rest of these places in Coventry? Ask a grown up to help you and tell you where you can find them.

Tuesday 19th May

Hello children,
We hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend. Don’t forget to start your day with our morning prayer and say the lunch time prayer before you eat… Some of your Reception friends are here to help you! Have a lovely day!

Today, you can…

  • 9am PE: with Joe Wicks https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ  Discuss how exercise is an important part of staying healthy.
  • 9.30am Read Write Inc - Revise the Set 1 sound ‘nk’ (I think I stink!). Practise Word Time and Spelling too.
  • 10am Read Write Inc - Revise the Set 2 sound ‘ar’ (Start the car) Practise Word Time and Spelling too. https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ 
  • 10:30am Read Write Inc - If you’d like to, you can learn the Set 3 sound ‘ire’ (Fire, Fire!) and practise Word Time and Spelling too.
  • Phonics Activity: Look at the ‘Find and Write the ‘ar’ words’ Activity Sheet. Have a go at writing the words. Which pictures include the ‘ar’ sound? Can you spot them?
  • Expressive Arts and Design / Understanding the World Activity: Look at today’s weather using a weather site such as the Met Office https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/forecast/gcqfjkq3z#?date=2020-05-11  Create a daily weather chart. Record using pictures and written labels (where appropriate). How has the weather changed over the week? If it is raining, leave a container outside to collect the rain e.g. a water bottle with the funnel cut off. Draw a line or make a mark to show where the rain came up to. Repeat overnight or the next day and compare your results.
  • Mathematics Activity: Play a game of catch with a ball – how many times can you catch the ball? When you drop the ball, you lose a point. You could record points using a tally chart and count up who has the most points at the end. Challenge: See if you can catch the ball standing further apart, catch with one hand or use a smaller ball.
  • Listening and Attention Activity: Listen to today's story 'Roaring Rockets' by Tony Mitton.

Monday May 18th

Good morning children.  We hope you had a lovely weekend. This week is “This is my City” week and we have some fun challenges based on our wonderful city of Coventry. Keep sending us your lovely pictures so that we know that you are all safe and happy.

Keep smiling : )

Here are today’s activities….

  • Join in with our Prayer Leaders Bianca and Hannah as they say our morning prayer.
  • 9am PE: with Joe Wicks https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ
  • 10am Phonics. Set 2 sounds oo (look at a book) https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ
  • Revise the Set 1 sound “ng” and practise reading and spelling if you are finding things a bit tricky.
  • 10:30am If you want, you can learn the Set 3 sound “ew – chew the stew” and practise word time and spelling.
  • Phonics Activity Have a go at reading either the Set 2 ‘oo’ words or Set 3 ‘oo/u-e/ew’ word
  • Maths   Can you create repeating patterns with actions: Clap hands, tap knees, clap hands, tap knees.  Make your own action patterns. ​CHALLENGE: one person makes the action pattern, the other person is to listen and repeat
  • Literacy Listen to today’s story Alien Tea on Planet Zum Zee.  Can you draw your own alien? Have a go at describing what he looks like.

Understanding the World - Maps  and “This is My City”

Discuss what a map is: a map is a picture of an area. We can use it to see what is around us and how we can find different places. We can often follow maps – just like a treasure map! Talk about how we live in the city of Coventry. Show Google maps and see if you can find Coventry, your house/school/Morrisons – local shops etc. Use Street View to look at the images close up! Can you draw a map of your garden or draw a treasure map?

Fun Challenge  # Toe Touches #Coventry Landmarks 1

Move in May Challenge: Toe Touches. How many times can you touch your toes?

Bronze: 5 times

Silver: 8  times

Gold: 10 + times

Coventry Landmarks:  Can you recognise any of these places in Coventry? Ask a grown up to help you and tell you where you can find them.

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Friday 15th May

Good morning children,

We hope that you have had a lovely week.  Well done for another week of hard work. We are so proud of our little superstars. Keep sending us your prayer videos and you can be a Prayer Leader too.  Have a lovely weekend.

  • Join our Prayer Leaders, Caitlin and Evie as they say our morning and lunchtime prayers
  • 9am PE: with Joe Wicks https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ
  • 10am Phonics. Set 2 sounds. “ oo- poo at the zoo” https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ
  • Phonics activity Write the ‘oo’ words and sentences.
  • Revise the Set 1 sound “qu” and practise reading and spelling if you are finding things a bit tricky.
  • 10:30am If you want, you can learn the Set 3 sound “oa” and practise word time and spelling.
  • Maths Complete a Mathletics task.  Play the Blast Off game. You can practise recognising number all the way to 100 or finding which numbers come in between. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/blast-off
  • Comprehension Today’s Story is “Can’t You Sleep Little Bear?” Listen to the story and think about these questions:
    • Why can’t Little Bear sleep?
    • I wonder why he’s scared of the dark?
    • Have you ever been scared of the dark?
    • Why did Big Bear get the lantern? (because Little Bear was afraid of the dark)
    • Why did Big Bear take Little Bear outside? (to show him the moon and the stars).
    • Did Big Bear taking Little Bear outside help Little Bear sleep?

 Expressive Arts and Design In the story, Big Bear shows Little Bear how beautiful it is outside at night. Draw a picture of the night sky. Don’t forget the moon and the stars!

Fun Challenge # Dancing # Make a Lamp

 Move in May Challenge:  Do some dancing with your family! Choose a Zumba Kids or a Just Dance video and have a dance!

Bronze: 3 minutes

Silver: 5 minutes

Gold: 5 + minutes

 Make a Lamp

On Tuesday it was International Nurses' Day and a chance for us to thank all the wonderful nurses around the world who are working hard for us every day. This year it was also Florence Nightingale’s 200th birthday.  As a nurse, Florence often visited patients at night and was called ‘the lady of the lamp’ Can you follow the instructions to make a lamp /lantern of your own? It is a little like the lantern in today’s story.

 

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Thursday 14th May

 

Hello children, 
We hope you’re having a lovely week. Don’t forget to start your day with our morning prayer and say the lunch time prayer before you eat… Some of your Reception friends are here to help you! Have a wonderful day!

Today, you can…

  • 9am PE: with Joe Wicks https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ 
  • 9.30am Read Write Inc - Revise the Set 1 sound ‘ch’ (Ch-ch-ch-choo). Practise Word Time and Spelling too. 
  • 10am Read Write Inc - Revise the Set 2 sound ‘ow’ (Blow the snow). Practise Word Time and Spelling too. https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ 
  • 10:30am Read Write Inc - If you’d like to, you can learn the Set 3 sound ‘ai’ (Snail in the rain) and practise Word Time and Spelling too.
  • Phonics Activity: Look at the ‘ai’ and ‘ee’ Words’ Activity Sheet. Can you match the words to the pictures? Write them in your green home learning books. You could draw your own picture too!
  • Literacy Activity: Share the story ‘The Snail and the Whale’. If you don’t have a copy at home watch this, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hheolVGZVvs  . Have a try at Snail Writing. Using hair gel, shaving foam, washing up liquid or any other slimy liquid, show your child how to form the letter ‘s’ using your finger. If your child can, ask them to try the word ‘snail’. Repeat for other words.
  • Understanding the World and Mathematics Activity: After listening to the story, ‘The Snail and the Whale,’ take your child on a snail hunt around the garden. Can they think about the places a snail might want to live? Have a Snail Race-Use chalk to draw out lines on the ground (or sticks to mark out the lines) to create a race track. Place your snails at the starting line and watch them go! You could give your child a timer to measure how long it takes for the snails to make their way across.

Fun Challenge Thursday 14th May # Skipping # Feeling Thankful Scavenger Hunt

Move in May Challenge:  Skipping (or just jumping!):

Bronze: 1 minute

Silver: 3 minutes

Gold: 5 minutes

I hope you are having a wonderful week. Today’s fun task is another scavenger hunt. This one is all about our feelings. It is important to take time out to think about our feelings and to be kind to ourselves as well as to others.

  •  Find something that is your favourite colour
  • Find something that makes you feel safe
  • Find something that smells good
  • Find something that you love
  • Find something that tastes good
  • Name a place you love to go
  • Find something outside that you like
  • Name an activity you love to do
  • Find your favourite toy
  • Find something that you like to play with
  • Name 3 people you are thankful for
  • Find something that makes you smile
  • Name something you are proud of
  • Find someone you can help today
  • Name a good thing about YOU

Happy hunting : )

Wednesday 13th May

Good morning children,

We hope you are all keeping safe and well. We are so proud of how hard you are working and are so impressed with your brilliant attitude to learning. It is so lovely to see you keeping active and completing the Move in May challenges.

 Keep shining : )

Here are the activities for you to try today:

  • Our Prayer Leader today is Antonia. Join her as she says the Hail Mary.
  • 9am PE: with Joe Wicks https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ
  • 10am Phonics. Revise the Set 2 sound ‘igh’ (fly high) Practise reading words and spelling too Set 2 sounds “igh”  https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ
  • Phonics activity Can you spot all the “igh” words in the short story, “The Light in the Night”
  • Revise the Set 1 sound “th” and practise reading and spelling if you are finding things a bit tricky.
  • 10:30am If you want, you can learn the Set 3 sound “aw” and practise word time and spelling.
  • Maths  Have a go at completing the activities attached.
  • Snail and the Whale activity. Imagine that you are the snail taking a ride with the whale. Where would you want the whale to take you? Can you write a sentence about where you would go?
  • Listening Have you ever heard what a whale sounds like? You can listen to one here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WabT1L-nN-E
  • Read a book from the Oxford Owl website. Remember to choose a book from either your Read Write Inc Phonics level OR from your Book Band  https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/

Fun Challenge # Jog Around # Numeracy Day

Move in May Challenge:  Have a jog around:

Bronze: 1 minute
Silver: 3 minutes
Gold: 5 + minutes

Numeracy Day

Today is National Numeracy Day! Have a go at our numbers challenge.

Find a clock in the house. Can you read all the numbers?

Where else in the house can you find numbers?

 Can you find some in every room in the house? What numbers can you find? Look carefully, some of them might be hidden.  (try the remote controls, the microwave, mobile phone)

Write down some of the numbers you find or draw the objects you find them on

 

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Tuesday 12th May

Hello children,

We hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed the VE celebrations with your families. Don’t forget to start your day with our morning prayer and say the lunch time prayer before you eat… Some of your Reception friends are here to help you! Have a lovely day!

Today, you can…

  • 9am PE: with Joe Wicks https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ
  • 9.30am Read Write Inc - Revise the Set 1 sound ‘sh’ (Shhhhh said the horse to the hissing snake). Practise Word Time and Spelling too.
  • 10am Read Write Inc - Revise the Set 2 sound ‘ee’ (What can you see?) Practise Word Time and Spelling too. https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ
  • 10:30am Read Write Inc - If you’d like to, you can learn the Set 3 sound ‘er’ (A better letter) and practise Word Time and Spelling too.
  • Phonics Activity: Look at the ‘Find and Write the ‘ee’ words’ Activity Sheet. Have a go at writing the words. Which pictures include the ‘ee’ sound? Can you spot them?
  • Literacy Activity: Ask your child to draw a picture of a celebration they have taken part in. This can be anything for a birthday party, baptism, wedding – perhaps a VE day celebration. Encourage them to use their phonics knowledge to write about their memory of that day. What happened? Did they have a special meal? Did they decorate the house? Did they wear special clothes?
  • Mathematics Activity: Draw as many big animals as you can on one piece of paper and as many small animals as you can on another sheet of paper. Can you describe the animal? Is it big? Is it small? Is it thin? Is it far? Is it wide?
  • Listening and Attention Activity: Listen to Miss Hamil's story - 'Don't Call Me Sweet' by Smriti Prasadam-Halls

Fun Challenge  # Balancing # Ball in the Bowl

Move in May Challenge : Practice balancing on right leg:
Bronze: 1 minute
Silver: 2 minutes
Gold: 3 minutes

Get the ball in the bowl
Look at the instructions to get the ball in the bowl.For the "ball", you could use a lid, scrunched up paper or socks.

Monday 11th May

Good morning children! We hope you had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed the VE celebrations on Friday. It was lovely to see the flags and decorations that lots of you had made.

We hope you are raring to go with another week of learning.  Remember to start your day with a prayer. Our Prayer Leader today is Gracie. You can join her in saying the Hail Mary and the lunchtime prayer.

Have a fabulous Monday : )

Here are the activities that you could try today.

  • 9am PE: with Joe Wicks https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ
  • 10am Phonics. Revise the Set 2 sound ‘ay’ (may I play) (Set 2 restarts) Practise reading words and spelling too. https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ
  • Revise the Set 1 sound “x” and practise reading and spelling if you are finding things a bit tricky.
  • 10:30am If you want, you can learn the Set 3 sound “ur” (nurse with a purse) and practise word time and spelling.
  • Maths Which is the biggest number activity? Have a look at the numbers. Can you say which is the biggest number. If you want a challenge, try the bigger numbers.
  • Literacy Listen to today’s story time “The Snail and the Whale”. Can you spot the words with the “ay/ai” sound? You could write some of these down.  Draw a picture of something that the snail saw on his adventures with the whale.
  • Moving and Handling/ Writing Ask an adult to pour flour, rice or lentils into a shallow tray or plate. Think of a letter, special friend sound or red word and ask. Can you ‘write it’  in the food using your finger. Have a go at drawing some patterns or a picture too.

Fun Challenge # Sit Ups # Build a Tall Tower

Move in May Challenge: Sit ups!
Bronze: 5 sit ups
Silver: 10 sit ups
Gold: 15+ sit ups

Build a Tall Tower
Can you build a tall tower? You could use Lego, blocks, cereal boxes - in fact anything you like. What is the tallest tower that you can build.
Have fun : )

 

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Thursday 7th May 

Good morning everyone.

We hope you are all safe, well and happy. We have a day off tomorrow as it is a Bank Holiday to mark the 75th Anniversary of VE Day. We hope you have a relaxing Bank Holiday weekend.

Keep smiling and stay safe : )

  • Prayer time. Our Prayer Leaders today are Luke and Cara. Join in with Luke as he says our morning prayer. Cara is saying our prayer that we sing before lunch. Can you join in with her? She is wearing a rainbow top especially to cheer you all up : )
  • 9am PE: with Joe Wicks https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ
  • 10am Phonics. Revise the Set 2 sound ‘oy’ (toy to enjoy) Practise reading words and spelling too. https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ
  • Phonics activity Look in your story books at home. Which sounds can you spot? Can you spot any of our red ‘tricky’ words?
  • Revise the Set 1 sound ‘z’ and practise reading and spelling if you are finding things a bit tricky.
  • 10:30am If you want, you can learn the Set 3 sound “are” (care and share) and practise word time and spelling.
  • Maths Look for numerals on food packaging you find around the house. Can your child recognise the numerals and count out a matching amount?
  •  Understanding the World: Tomorrow, Friday 8th Of May is VE Day or Victory in Europe Day. It is very special this year as it is the 75th anniversary. It marks the day towards the end of World War Two when fighting to an end.

At 9pm on 8th May, The Queen will address the nation and there will be a live stream on BBC – which is the exact same time that her father, King George VI, spoke to the UK 75 years ago, on the actual VE Day

Many people will be having stay at home parties and decorating themselves and their homes in red, white and blue to represent the Union Jack, which is the flag of the United Kingdom.

Can you make your own Union Jack flag? You can colour the Union Jack using the template or ask a grown up to copy the flag for you.

Fun Challenge # Step Ups # Lambeth Walk

Move in May Challenge: Step Ups – find a step and step up and down on it safely.

Bronze: 10 times

Silver: 20 times

Gold: 30 times

 Lambeth Walk

The Lambeth Walk was a famous dance during World War Two. Watch the children in the video perform it. Can you have a go? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNMzyOCGFOQ

 

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Wednesday 6th May

Good morning to our beautiful children. We hope that you are enjoying the gorgeous sunshine. It is wonderful to see how you are keeping active and completing the Move in May challenges. Keep those photos and videos coming in.

We are so proud to see that you are remembering to say your prayers. If you want to be a virtual Prayer Leader on Tapestry, just send in a video of you saying one of our prayers.

Have a wonderful day : )

  • Prayer time Our Prayer Leaders today are Ella and Lily-Grace. Can you join in with Ella as she says our morning prayer? Lily-Grace is saying the Hail Mary. Think about who you want to say a prayer for as you join in with her.
  • 9am PE: with Joe Wicks https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ
  • 10am Phonics. Revise the Set 2 sound ‘ou’ (shout it out) Practise reading words and spelling too. https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ
  • Phonics activity Read the ‘ou’ words. Choose two of the words and write a sentence for each of them.
  • Revise the Set 1 sound ‘w’ and practise reading and spelling if you are finding things a bit tricky.
  • 10:30am If you want, you can learn the Set 3 sound “aw” (yawn at dawn) and practise word time and spelling.
  • Maths Can you solve these word problems? You can use objects to help you.
  • Miss Hamil had four cakes, Mrs Kailey had three cakes. How many cakes do they have altogether?
  • Miss Hamil had 4 biscuits. She ate two biscuits. How many biscuits did she have left?
  • Mrs Kailey had 7 sweets. She gave 4 to Miss Hamil. How many sweets did she have left?
  • Mrs Kailey had 5 stickers. Miss Hamil gave her 4 more stickers. How many stickers does she have now?
  • Read a book from the Oxford Owl website. Remember to choose a book from either your Read Write Inc Phonics level OR from your Book Band https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/
  • RE May is the month of Mary. We think about Jesus’ mother Mary during this month. Can you join Lily-Grace as she says the Hail Mary? At school we would decorate our altar with flowers. Can you draw some flowers for Mother Mary?

Fun Challenge # Throw and Catch # Listening

Move in May Challenge: Play a Throw and Catch Game

Bronze: 10 catches

Silver: 20 catches

Gold: 30 catches

 Listening

Play a listening game- Gather a selection of objects that make sounds from around the house. Cover your child’s eyes with a blindfold and make sounds with the objects collected. Can they figure out what the object is without looking at it? You could have a go at identifying the sounds on the BBC website. The link is below. Thank you to Isla’s Mummy for sharing this.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/school-radio/eyfs-listening-skills/zbc4y9q

 

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Tuesday 5th May

Good morning children,

We hope you and your families are all safe and well. Our quote today is “Be Kind”. How can you show kindness at home today? We know you are always super kind to each other at school, can you show an extra act of kindness at home today.

Stay safe and be kind : )

  • Today our Prayer Leader is Poppy and she is saying our end of the day prayer. Can you join in with her? Try and say the prayer before you go to bed. We must remember to be grateful and say thank you for all that we have.
  • 9am PE: with Joe Wicks https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ
  • 10am Phonics. Revise the Set 2 sound ‘ir’ (whirl and twirl) Practise reading words and spelling too. https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ
  • Phonics activity Can you write the ‘ir’ words?
  • Revise the Set 1 sound ‘y’ and practise reading and spelling if you are finding things a bit tricky.
  • 10:30am If you want, you can learn the Set 3 sound “u-e” (huge brute) and practise word time and spelling.
  • Maths Practise your adding and subtracting with the Numberblocks using this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/puzzles/numberblocks-number-magic-adding-and-subtracting
  • Read a book from the Oxford Owl website. Remember to choose a book from either your Read Write Inc Phonics level OR from your Book Band https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/
  • Expressive Arts and Design Our stories this week have all had animals in them. Can you design and create your very own animal from junk materials you can find around your home? Have a look at the pictures for some inspiration! Happy creating!

 Fun Challenge # Hop the Spot #Be Thankful

Move in May Challenge: Hop on the spot

Bronze: 10 times

Silver: 20 times

Gold: 30 times

Be Thankful

We are focusing on being thankful today. During these difficult times, we may forget to be thankful for the things that we have. Call someone in your family or a friend and thank them for whatever they do that makes them so brilliant! You could draw them a nice picture too.

 

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 Monday 4th May

Good morning children! We hope you had a lovely weekend with your families. It was lovely to see how hard you are all working on all the different activities. You make us so proud! A special thank you to all the grown ups at home who are helping you with your activities. Here are Monday’s learning tasks. We can’t wait to see all of the wonderful things that you have been doing.

Stay safe and look after each other : )

  • Our Prayer Leader today is Evelyn. Can you join in with her to say our morning prayer?
  • 9am PE with Joe Wicks https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ
  • 10am Phonics. Revise the Set 2 sound ‘air’ (that’s not fair) Practise reading words and spelling too. https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ
  • Phonics activity Can you read the ‘air’words? Choose 2 of the words and write a sentence for each of them.
  • Revise the Set 1 sound ‘v’ and practise reading and spelling if you are finding things a bit tricky.
  • 10:30am If you want, you can learn the Set 3 sound “o-e” (phone home) and practise word time and spelling.
  • Maths Practise counting in tens (10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70 , 80, 90, 100) Use the 100 square to help you.
  • Literacy Listen to today’s story “Rumble in the Jungle" Can you draw a picture of one of the animals from the story? Try writing some facts about it. For example, to describe a giraffe, I might write “A giraffe has a long neck.” Think about what it looks like, where does it live, and what does it eat?

 Fun Challenge # Dance it out and # Move in May

# Move in May

This month is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month # Move in May.

As part of the fun challenge, I will add a physical activity to complete. All the family can join in too! It is important that we are all keeping active and healthy while we are home. There is a different challenge each day and you can decide if you want to do the gold, silver or bronze challenge.

Today’s challenge is to do some star jumps.

Bronze:   20

Silver: 30

Gold: 50

 

Fun Challenge – Dance it Out

  1. Think of different ways that you can move your bodies (for example jump, spin, hop, wiggle, run, march, shuffle, stomp, roll , twist)
  2. Write these all on to small bits of paper and fold them.
  3. Choose 3 actions and put on some music!
  4. Can you create a dance sequence using these 3 moves in turn.

Have fun!

 

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Friday 1st May

Good morning children.

It is Friday today and we are so proud of how hard you have worked this week. It has been really difficult because the weather has not been very nice. But you have still kept going and are still smiling, You are all superstars!

Stay safe and healthy. Have a lovely weekend : )

 

  • After you have eaten a meal today, join Evie in saying our Thank You prayer to God for our food.
  • 9am PE: Join Joe Wicks for his daily PE lesson https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ
  • 10am Phonics. Revise the sound ‘or’ (shut the door) Practise reading words and spelling too. Select Set 2 sounds. https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ
  • Phonics activity. Can you read the ‘or’ words?
  • Revise the Set 1 sound ‘j’ for jack-in-the-box and practise reading and spelling if you are finding things a bit tricky.
  • 10:30am If you want, you can learn the Set 3 sound “i-e” (nice smile) and practise word time and spelling.
  • Maths Join in with the counting song. Can you remember this from school?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyYh1raLGBs

  •  Literacy Our story today is Happy Birthday Winnie! She organises her own party. Can you write a list of things that you would need for a party? In the story Winnie has an amazing cake. If you could have any type of cake and anything you wanted in it, what would it be? You could draw a picture of it in your book.

 

Fun Challenge # Food Tasting Challenge

In Reception, this week we have been learning about our senses.
Your fun challenge today is all about our sense of taste. Thank you to Poppy in Reception for the idea : )

Ask a grown up to get different items of food - some salty, some fruity, some sour (e.g. lemon) definitely some sweet!
Ask them to cover your eyes with a scarf or blindfold and give you the food to taste one at a time. Can you guess the food without looking and by using just your sense of taste? Get your grown ups to take a turn too!  Have fun : )

 

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Thursday 30th April

Good morning children. We hope you are all safe and well. We are so impressed with all the Phonics and Maths that you are doing. You really are superstars. Here are your Thursday learning tasks.

It is so lovely to see you enjoying the fun challenges too. You were super at finding things for the scavenger hunt and making the water tunes too.

Remember to keep saying your prayers. Caitlin and Isla have been our Tapestry prayer leaders this week. If you would like to be a prayer leader on Tapestry, send a video of you saying one of our prayers and we will share it so that all your friends can join in. There is our lunchtime prayer, our end of day prayer, Hail Mary and Our Father too.

Keep shining : )

 

  • Join in with Isla as she says our morning prayer.
  •  9am PE: Join Joe Wicks for his daily PE sessions. session. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ
  •  10am Phonics. Revise the sound ‘ar’ (start the car) Practise reading words and spelling too. Select Set 2 sounds. https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ
  •  Phonics activity. Write and practise reading the ‘ar’ words (The sheet can be downloaded from the Reception class page on our website)
  •  Revise the Set 1 sound ‘r’ for robot and practise reading and spelling if you are finding things a bit tricky.
  •  10:30am If you want, you can learn the Set 3 sound “a-e” (make a cake) and practise word time and spelling.
  •  Maths Practise 1 more than a number by completing the activity. Can you write the number that is 1 more? (The sheet can be downloaded from the Reception class page on our website)
  • Science    Yesterday we learned about our 5 senses and explored objects just by touching them. Today we are going to learn about our sense of smell. Watch this video if you want to learn a bit more about our sense of smell.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kT7T1tcJ7gA

Guess the smell Gather some products with different smells e.g. orange, coffee, chocolate, garlic, shampoo, scented candle, lemon, vinegar, bread, curry powder, flavoured crisps, perfume or aftershave, hand sanitizer etc. You could put these in little containers or cups, cover them foil and make little holes to make it more difficult. Be as inventive as you like. Use a scarf/ material as a blindfold and pass your child one of the products. Can they guess the product through their sense of smell alone? Have a go yourself!

What was their favourite smell? Write this down for them in their work book.

 

Fun Challenge # Colourful Names

Good morning Reception and Nursery children. I hope you are all safe and well. Here is Thursday's fun challenge- a colourful way to write your name. You will need a grown up to help you with this. Follow the steps below, I have attached images of each step of the activity.

 

  1. Write your name in lower case letters with a black pen.
  2. Then write your name in upper case (capital) letters, over the top of the lower case letters. You may need to do this twice, so that there are lots of lines and shapes.
  3. Colour the spaces between the letters in different colours
  4. Enjoy your finished masterpiece!

Have fun!

 

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Wednesday 29th April

Good morning! We hope you are all staying safe. It must be really tricky this week because of the rainy weather but we know you will keep being sensible and strong. Here are your learning tasks for today.

Keep smiling : )

  •  Watch the video on Tapestry of Caitlin saying our morning prayer and join in.
  •  9am PE: Join Joe Wicks for his daily PE sessions. session. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ
  •  10am Phonics. Revise the sound ‘oo’ (look at a book) Practise reading words and spelling too. Select Set 2 sounds. https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ
  •  Phonics activity. Write the missing ‘oo’ words using the pictures.
  •  Revise the Set 1 sound ‘h’ for horse and practise reading and spelling if you are finding things a bit tricky.
  •  10:30am If you want, you can learn the Set 3 sound “oi” and practise word time and spelling.
  • Maths Practise 1 more than a number by getting a selection of items that you can count e.g. pencils, coins, teddies etc. Count out 5 pencils/coins/teddies. What is 1 more than 5? Add 1 more pencil/coin/teddy to check your answer. Notice how our numbers get bigger when we add more.   Play the Chopper Squad More or Less game on the Top Marks website https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/chopper-squad
  •  English Yesterday our story time was Pete the Cat: Rocking in my school shoes. Luke wrote a list of things that he misses at school. What a great idea! Have a go at writing your own list of things that you miss in your book.
  •  Science    Watch the video on BBC Bitesize to learn about our 5 senses – touch, hearing, sight, smell, taste. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z9yycdm/articles/zxy987h

Do an investigation exploring with your sense of touch. Gather a collection of household objects e.g. fork, cup, toothbrush, teddy bear, book. Use a scarf/ material as a blindfold and pass your child one of the objects. Can they figure out what it is through touch alone? Give clues if they are struggling. Swap roles and ask your child to give you an object to figure out.

Fun Challenge # Water Tunes

Today's challenge is to make some tunes with water!
You will need
- Some glasses
- .A plastic spoon, pen or chopstick
- Some water

1. Place your glasses on a table.
2. Tap them gently with your spoon/pen/chopstick. What sounds do they make?
3. Now put some water inside each glass. How does this change the sound?
4. Experiment putting different amounts of water in each glass and see how the tunes change
5. Can you play your favourite tune?

Think about....
What happens if you use a different spoon or item to gently tap on the glass?
Please do send us some videos of your tunes : )

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Tuesday 28th April

Good morning everyone. We hope you had a good first day back of home learning. Here are the learning tasks for today.

Thank you for sharing all of your lovely photos of the Easter break and of all your hard work. We are so proud of how hard you are working for your adults and for being so brave.

Have a fabulous Tuesday : )

  •  Can you make the Sign of the Cross and say our morning prayer that is written below?

“Oh my God I give to you, all that I that I think and say and do

All my work and all my play, I will give to God today.”

 9am PE: Join Joe Wicks for his daily PE sessions. session. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

  •  10am Phonics. Revise the sound ‘oo’ (poo at the zoo) by watching the video and practise reading words and spelling too. Select Set 2 sounds. https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ
  •  Phonics activity. Write the ‘oo’ words using the pictures.
  •  Revise the Set 1 sound ‘l’ for leg and practise reading and spelling if you are finding things a bit tricky.
  •  10:30am Set 3 sounds restart today, so if you want you can learn the sound “ea” and practise word time and spelling.

***Remember that all Phonics videos are available to watch for 24 hours***

  • Maths Complete a Mathletics task.
  • Superhero Missing Numbers activity. Can you find out the missing numbers?
  •  Listen to the story ‘Whatever Next’ again. Let’s see what you can remember about the story. See if you can answer these questions about the story. Tell an adult your answers.

 Whatever Next Reading comprehension

  • What does baby bear ask Mum at the start of the story?
  • What does he use as his rocket?
  • Who did he see when he flew up in to the sky?
  • Where did he land?
  • What sound did Baby Bear make when he landed on the carpet?
  • What was Baby Bear doing at the end of the story?
  • What does Mrs Bear say when Baby Bear tells her about going to the moon?

 Fun Challenge # Science Scavenger Hunt

Good morning. Today's fun challenge is another scavenger hunt. This time it is a Science scavenger hunt, thinking about different kinds of materials and their properties. Can you find any of the following things:

  •  Find something that you can turn
  •  Find something that is bumpy
  • Find something that is metal
  • Find 3 things that are round
  • Find something you twist
  • Find something shiny
  • Find something you can roll
  • Find a tube
  • Find 3 things that are squishy
  • Find something clear
  • Find something that can bounce

  

 

 

Monday 27th April

Good morning everyone and welcome back!

We hope you are all safe and well. We hope that you had a wonderful Easter break and enjoyed some quality time in the sunshine with your lovely families. We have loved seeing all the exciting things that you have been up to.

Today is the first day of the Summer Term at school and we are sure that you are all refreshed and ready for more learning. Here are the suggestions for today’s learning tasks. We are missing you all very much and can’t wait to see photos of your learning and hearing about how you are.

Have a wonderful day : )

  • Today is Monday. Can you say the days of the week in order? Sing the Days of the Week song if you can.
  • 9am PE with Joe Wicks. Get an energetic start to the day with a PE session. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ 
  • 10am Phonics. Revise the sound ‘ow’ (blow the snow) by watching the video and practise reading words and spelling too. Select Set 2 sounds https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCo7fbLgY2oA_cFCIg9GdxtQ 
  • Phonics activity. Fill in the missing ‘ow’ words in the sentences
  • 10:30am If you want to, you can learn the Set 3 sound “ear” and practise word time and spelling.

***Remember that all Phonics videos are available to watch for 24 hours***

  • Maths Complete a Mathletics task.
  • Before and After Numbers. Think of the number 3. What number comes before 3? What number comes after 3? Repeat with number 5. Write the numbers that come before and after 2, 6, 5, 8 ,3 and 9.
  • Listen to the story ‘Whatever Next’ by Jill Murphy which will be uploaded. In the story Baby Bear has a picnic on the moon. Think about what you would take for a picnic on the moon. Can you write these down?

 

Fun Challenge

Are you ready for today's fun challenge? You may have heard in the news about Captain Tom Moore. He is a 99 year old war veteran who completed 100 laps of his garden to raise money for the NHS. So far he has raised over £29 million. Incredible!

- Can you follow Captain Tom and do some laps of your garden or a room in your house? You could do the laps to match your age on your next birthday, just like Captain Tom. Or the age of an adult in your family.

- Have a talk about which special people you would like to dedicate your laps to. Why?

- How may different ways could you do a lap? (backwards, crawling, hopping!) Could you do one lap faster or slower?

Happy walking : )

 

 

 

 

Little Red Riding Hood

This week in Reception, we have been reading the fairytale, “Little Red Riding Hood.” We have created our own story map to retell the story and wrote a description of the wolf.

Today, as a special treat, we baked some scones, just like Little Red Riding Hood did for her grandmother.

We began by adding flour to a bowl, then mixed in sugar using a knife. Using careful pinching fingers, we rubbed the butter into the mixture until we couldn’t see it anymore. We then added milk and mixed it to create a dough. Finally, we used our strong hands to knead and flatten the dough, before using cutters to create circular shapes. We put the scones on a baking tray in the oven for ten minutes and watched them change to a golden brown colour... and wow, they smelt delicious! We too, them home to enjoy with our families.

Santa Visit

Since we have been working so hard in Reception to prepare our hearts for Jesus’ birthday and with all of our other learning, we were surprised by a special visitor this afternoon.

First, we heard some bells coming from outside. We thought for a little while about who or what it might be, before creeping over to the yurt to find out. You won’t believe it… Father Christmas made an appearance in Holy Family School!

We were all so excited at the magical experience! Father Christmas spoke to us about the true meaning of Christmas before asking us what was on our list. He even brought us a little gift. It was so special!

Sponsored Welly Walk

November 2019

We had lots of fun on our sponsored Welly Walk and spent a long time discovering our natural environment. We looked at all the signs of autumn and collected lots of different coloured leaves. We had a competition to see who could catch a falling leaf! One of the best parts was toasting marshmallows on our 'campfire.' They were delicious!

We said a prayer to God to thank Him for creating our beautiful world.

Below are some of the children’s comments.

“I loved eating marshmallows.”

“I liked picking the leaves.”

“We made some leaf boats.”

“We caught the leaves. I caught 15!”

Thank you to all our families for your generous sponsorship, we really appreciate your support. 

 

Diwali

“We had a busy and fun week learning about Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights. We learned about the story of Rama and Sita and how good overcame evil. Using salt dough and sequins, we created our own diva lamps and we also made rangoli patterns using coloured rice. We did some Diwali themed counting and practised our Bollywood dancing too.

We cooked aloo tikkis (potato and rice flour patties) and tasted poppadoms with mango chutney. It was fun learning about all the different customs and celebrations as part of our British and Gospel Values of Mutual Respect and Tolerance.” 

Every day after Lunch, we play quiet music while the children prepare to meditate. During the meditation there is complete silence. The children close their eyes during the one minute pause in the music. This is a time to be a calm and respectful.

Today, we enjoyed our first school lunch in Reception. We tried really hard to remember our table manners and to use a knife and fork. The food was delicious!

Today in Reception, we had our first ever PE lesson. We tried our hardest to get undressed independently and put our PE kits on. We had such fun!