Category Archives: Reception

Nursery and Reception RE ‘Welcome’ topic

Nursery and Reception were very lucky to travel by mini bus to St Columba’s Church as part of their RE ‘Welcome’ topic. Mrs Dodds greeted us at church and we all made the sign of the cross with the Holy water.

 

 

  

 

We gathered around the font and discussed how we are welcomed into God’s family. The children also looked at a precious white blanket which is a symbol of purity in the eyes of God.

 

 

 

 

Back at school we held our very own ‘Baptism.’ We chose a priest, parents and Godparents. The children named the baby ‘Ivan.’

   

 

 

The children took their newly acquired knowledge back to the classroom and independently role played a ‘Baptism.’

God bless baby Ivan.

Our Shape Hunt in Reception!

Our Shape Hunt in Reception!

Miss O’Connor told me that she did lots of shape work with the children in the Nursery last year and I can tell that she did as the children have been super at recognising and talking about shapes in class this week. We set a challenge to explore the outdoor area around our school and…Read More

Week 6 in Y6…13th October

Week 6 in Y6…13th October

I’m back from a hectic few days teaching science in the beautiful Italian town of Tarquinia as part of our on-going Erasmus project, straight into the preparations for one of the best weeks in Y6 – the week of the Buddy assembly. The Y6 pupils have completed a superb hall display of pen portraits of…Read More

A Great Start to Our Reception Year!

A Great Start to Our Reception Year!

Welcome to Reception everyone! The children have had a busy few weeks settling into life in our Reception class. They have been making new friends, learning new routines and enjoying working and playing together.                The children have especially loved exploring the different programs on the interactive whiteboard and working on the classroom…Read More

Caterpillars and Butterflies in Reception

Caterpillars and Butterflies in Reception

We have been learning about life cycles in Reception. One of our children got a very special present of some caterpillars for his birthday and he brought them into school to show us all. They children enjoyed observing the caterpillars and watch them wriggling around! We looked in books and found out some fun facts…Read More

Our Minibeast Topic in Reception

Our Minibeast Topic in Reception

Last half term our topic was all about minibeasts. The children went on a mini beast hunt and enjoyed exploring our Reception garden and the secret forest area for minibeasts. They worked in pairs and found lots of minibeats hiding around our school. They painted their favourite minibeasts and found facts out about them. They…Read More

Signs of Spring in Reception

Signs of Spring in Reception

We are coming to the end of another busy term in Reception. Our topic this half term has been – New Life & Spring. The children have loved taking part in many different activities linked to our topic. We are so lucky to have such a wonderful outdoor area which the children have enjoyed exploring together…Read More

The Vet visits Reception

The Vet visits Reception

This term we set our Role Play area up as The Vets. What a busy spot it has been and the children have really loved playing with and looking after all the poorly animals. They are now all experts in giving injections and fixing broken legs! We all enjoyed a visit from Laura the Vet and…Read More

‘Forest School Staff Training.’

On Monday evening the staff donned their wellies and outdoor attire to take part in exciting ‘Forest School Training’ with Miss O’Connor. (Level 3 Forest School Leader).   St Columba’s Forest School Aims To provide an opportunity for individuals to develop, to learn and to enjoy themselves. To provide a safe and non-threatening environment in…Read More