Busy times!

Hello everyone!

We hope you are all ready for an exciting new half term!

We have been really pleased to see all the activities you have been doing at home – you have all been so busy and sent us lots of pictures of some absolutely amazing work! We hope you have been enjoying your activities on SeeSaw too.

We have been busy here as well, and thought we would show you some of the creative additions we have added around school – see if you can work out where they are!

We have built, painted and collaged a huge Gingerbread Man but when we had finished him he ran away as fast as he could ……… we couldn’t catch him! Where did he hide?

After the Gingerbread Man ran away we decided that we would like to make some puppets for a different traditional tale. We used the Gingerbread Cottage and pretended it was the house of the Three Bears. We drew Goldilocks and pictures of the Three Bears and then we created bowls of porridge, chairs and beds in three different sizes. We added sticks to make them into puppets, and have really enjoyed acting out the story. We have even learned a brilliant song about Goldilocks – the link for this song is in the home learning section of our Reception Class page so you can learn it too!

Lastly, we added lots of colour to our Maths board. We created a magnificent Number Bond rainbow. It helps us remember what numbers added together make 10.

To use it, you choose a rainbow colour and follow it from end to end, you will find the numbers always add up to 10. It’s so clever! We love it.

You are all working so hard and know you will enjoy seeing what your friends have been doing while they are at home…

Amelia has been busy at home making a yummy treat for her and her mummy! She has been really concentrating on a huge jigsaw puzzle and her number work, as well as having fun outdoors, balancing on her scooter and playing in the park. Amelia has also been helping take care of her dog, very responsible, well done Amelia! ✨🌟✨

Archie has been learning about being responsible too and has been thinking about our planet and how we need to look after it. Well done Archie! ✨🌟✨

Archie has also been working hard practising his reading, his pencil control and thinking carefully about blending sounds. He has been having fun riding his bicycle and has collected natural objects while out on a walk to make pictures with. Good work Archie! ✨🌟✨

Jenson has been enjoying working on the story of β€˜The Gingerbread Man’ he especially loved making a Jenson sized gingerbread man! He has done some super writing, made some wonderful stick puppets to help retell the story and built a fantastic bridge to help save the Gingerbread Man from getting eaten by the fox! Well done Jenson! ✨🌟✨

Theo has been working hard and has retold an alternative version of β€˜The Three Little Pigs’ using his toys at home. Great work Theo! ✨🌟✨

Jude has been ever so busy, painting, building a volcano for his dinosaurs and practising his pencil control, listening carefully for sounds and thinking about numbers. Super work Jude! ✨🌟✨

Layla’s family are spending every Friday afternoon baking together. What a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. They have made cakes, brownies and even some bread rolls! Great baking Layla! ✨🌟✨

Lola has been having lots of fun thinking about β€˜Little Red Riding Hood.’ She has been thinking about all the characters in the story, doing some wonderful writing and making stick puppets. She has made her own basket full of delicious goodies to take to Granny and has been acting out the story with a little help from her big sister. Brilliant work Lola! ✨🌟✨

Maisie has been ever so busy, she has been doing lots of work to practise her pencil control. She has drawn pictures of the Three Little Pigs and their houses. She has drawn a self portrait and has been learning how to trace. She has been thinking carefully about sounds she can hear in words and has made a healthy fruit salad snack. Well done Maisie! ✨🌟✨

Melissa has been a busy bee, practising her pencil control and thinking carefully about sounds and numbers. She has been keeping fit indoors and out, cooking and helping look after her cat. Well done Melissa! ✨🌟✨

Mark has been working hard, enjoying lots of different activities. He has used his number blocks to help solve his maths problems, has been practising his pencil control and listening carefully for sounds. Mark has been thinking about special days too, he made a dragon mask for Chinese New Year and a beautiful heart to give to his Nanny for Valentine’s day. Mark also worked virtually with his cousin to think all about being responsible and with his mummy to think about what makes him happy. As it’s really important to think about our mental health and how to stay happy inside and out. Super work Mark! ✨🌟✨

Lucie has been busy teaching her family all about sounds, reading stories and practising her counting and adding. She’s had fun being creative and has enjoyed joining in with Cosmic Yoga sessions. Well done Lucie! ✨🌟✨

Oliver is turning into a chef! Making delicious cakes and even pizza for his tea! He has been making his hands strong breaking up chocolate and playing games and has been keeping fit with his family. Well done Oliver! ✨🌟✨

Jude has retold β€˜The Three Little Pigs’ using the repetitive language from the story with his toys at home. Well done Jude! ✨🌟✨

Safah has been doing lots of exploring outside. She found an interesting hole that she thinks might belong to a vole! She has been playing hide and seek, practising her balancing and enjoying splashing in the water, as well as working hard with her number work and sounds. Safah also made a fantastic poster with her brother all about ‘Responsibility’ and put lots of thought into what it means. Well done, great work Safah! ✨🌟✨

Oscar has been having lots of fun with words, playing Scrabble, reading stories, practising his spellings, writing words and putting them into sentences. Super work Oscar! ✨🌟✨

Ruby-Ann has been busy thinking about missing numbers and listening carefully for sounds in words. Well done Ruby-Ann!✨🌟✨

During February, both Oliver and Melissa have celebrated their 5th birthdays! A big happy birthday to you both! πŸ₯³πŸŽ‰πŸŽπŸŽ‚πŸŽˆπŸŽ‚πŸŽπŸŽ‰πŸ₯³

Mrs West sends all of you her best wishes and is very thankful for all the kind messages of support that you have passed on.

Take care and stay safe.

We look forward to seeing you all again soon.

Mrs Farrington, Mrs Lloyd and Miss Atkins