Merry Christmas!

Reception have loved getting ready for Christmas! They have been telling us about their elves and all the mischief they have been getting up to!

The children have been busy posting their Christmas cards and making calendars, cards for their families and beautiful decorations for our Christmas tree…

We enjoyed the story, ‘The Nutcracker’. The children were really interested in the dance of the Sugarplum fairy and so we watched a ballerina perform the dance on the stage. They loved joining in and following her movements and then asked to see other ballet dances. They also loved dancing along with the ballerinas in Cinderella and Alice in Wonderland.

The children had a great Christmas party….they absolutely love to dance! Well done Reception! 💃🕺

Santa a sent a message and so we all followed a glitter trail and found some footprints leading to a sack of presents that Santa had left for the children…thank you Santa!

Time to enjoy a rest, a tasty cake and a drink…before some more dancing and games!

Our Christmas Performance

We are incredibly proud of our children. They have worked so hard, practising everyday to learn their songs perfectly and wanting to do their best for their families.

You are truly superstars Reception! 🌟

Please enjoy our Christmas performance…and feel free to join in!! 🎼

We wish you wish you all a very happy and safe Christmas and New Year.

Mrs West, Mrs Lloyd and Miss Atkins 🎄

Remembering, Celebrating and Helping

Here in Reception, we have been as busy as ever learning and exploring the world around us!

Remembering…

The children really enjoyed learning more about why poppies are so important to us at this time of year. They painted their own beautiful watercolour poppies and worked together to make a fantastic large scale poppy collage.

Celebrating...

We learned more about the celebration of Diwali, experimenting and exploring colour and pattern…

…using computer programs to create interesting symmetrical patterns and mendhi patterns…

…experimenting with oil pastels to create mendhi patterns…

and soft pastels to explore rangoli patterns…

Helping…

The children also enjoyed Children in Need day, understanding more about why and how we can all help others in different ways.

Like so many other children around the country, Reception loved joining in with Joe Wicks…..Go Reception!!

Drawing their own Pudsey bears…

Best wishes and take care,

Mrs West, Mrs Lloyd and Miss Atkins

Spooky Fun!

The children had a great start dressing up in their fantastic Halloween costumes – they looked amazing and really loved meeting up with their classmates after the half term break.

There was a lot of spooky dancing to ’Ghostbusters’ and ‘Monster Mash’.

Rolling, squeezing and pinching play dough to make bats, witches, ghosts, cats and pumpkins.

Just like in our favourite stories ‘Room on the Broom’, ‘Meg and Mog’ and ‘Winnie the Witch’, we mixed amazing potions, counting our ingredients then drawing and writing our spells.

The children used technology to create spooky pumpkins…

Over the week, the children printed pumpkins, painting on scary faces….

Over the week, they also created their very own spooky spider 🕷, using modelling material to roll, squeeze and pinch, thinking about colours, shape and how many eyes and legs their spider would have…

Spider Gallery

Here are their incredible spiders! Each one unique and amazing!

And finally, here are Reception, looking brilliant in their costumes…

The Reception Team thank you all for your fantastic support in making this such an enjoyable time for the children,

Take care and stay safe,

Mrs West, Mrs Lloyd and Miss Atkins

Time flies by!

Here in Reception, we have all been so busy! We’ve been exploring the world around us, learning more about number, pattern and shape and enjoying lots of different activities to help with our reading and writing. 

Harvest Artwork

The children have created fantastic art work for Harvest. They used oil pastels to draw beautiful fruit and vegetables, looking carefully and thinking about shape and colour. We are so proud of their hard work!

Harvest Festival Performances

The children were so enthusiastic and keen to practice and then perform their Harvest songs for their families. They looked amazing in their farmer outfits. Thank you all for your fantastic support!

We are sure you will enjoy their wonderful performances of ‘Dingle Dangle Scarecrow’ and ‘Farmer’s in his Den’! Well done Reception, you are all superstars!

Best wishes and take care,

Mrs West, Mrs Lloyd and Miss Atkins

Welcome to Reception!

The children have been truly amazing!  We are all so proud of how well they have coped with joining Reception.   We do appreciate the help and support you give to ensure the children have the best possible start.  We thank you all for your fantastic support.

The children have been extremely busy, settling in, following the routine and getting to know one another.  Take a look and see what we have been up to!

Guess who?

As part of the ‘Ourselves’ topic this term, the children have painted amazing self portraits….

We are having ‘Golden Moments’ assemblies in class, where we celebrate special achievements by the children. It would lovely if you could nominate your child for a ‘Golden Moment’, sharing an event which has made you all proud. The children really do enjoy seeing the golden box open and hearing the wonderful things their friends have achieved. Please send in your nomination to postbox@rushall.walsall.sch.uk.

Best wishes,

Mrs West, Mrs Lloyd and Miss Atkins