Category Archives: Reception

Forest School in Reception

Forest School in Reception

We have enjoyed our Forest School sessions this term.

Through our Forest School sessions the children develop their personal, social and emotional skills.

The children have had fun working together, collecting autumn leaves, building dens, finding fairies and bugs and playing in the mud kitchen.

   

  

   

“Look at all the bugs under this log!”

“Bugs like to live under the ground and in dark places.”

 

We read the story ‘Stick Man’ by Julia Donaldson. We enjoyed exploring the forest to find lots of different sticks. The children made their own stick men out of sticks and pipe cleaners. Look how brilliant our stick men and stick ladies look!

     

 

 

We wrote some super sentences about our stick man, which we have displayed in our classroom.

We look forward to lots more Forest School fun next term. 🙂

Shape Hunt in Reception

Shape Hunt in Reception

We set a challenge to explore our outdoor area around our school and find as many 2D shapes as we could. Look at all the shapes we found, so fantastic!     The children were great at working together and finding lots of shapes and recording the shapes they found.     They found some…Read More

Fun working together in Reception!

Fun working together in Reception!

We enjoy working together and playing together in Reception. We are all friends together in Reception and enjoy helping each other.       We have been working hard learning our sounds. We have been thinking about initial sounds in words and we have been practising writing some of our letter sounds. We love to…Read More

Welcome to Reception!

Welcome to Reception!

Welcome to St. Columba’s RC Primary School. We are delighted that you and your child will be joining us in September. Under normal circumstances, we would be writing to invite you to a number of events and meetings across the summer term. However, due to the current guidelines, this is not possible at this present…Read More

Reception’s Church Visit

Reception’s Church Visit

Linked to our Religious topics of ‘Celebrating’ and ‘Gathering’ this term, the Reception children enjoyed a visit to St. Columba’s church. Two of our parish members Mrs Dodds and Mr Finlay helped us on our visit. Mr Finlay drove the children to the church in the minibus. There was great excitement getting out of school…Read More

Reception ‘Stay and Play’

Reception had a wonderful ‘Stay and Play’ session today! However, it was a long morning waiting for everyone to arrive with the children asking from 9.10am “Are the mams and dads coming now?” We are very thankful to all of the mams, dads and grandparents who were able came along to support us. It continues…Read More

A Science afternoon in Reception

A Science afternoon in Reception

Reception enjoyed an afternoon working with magnets. They explored different materials and objects to see which are magnetic. “We need metal things to make it stick.” “This plastic box doesn’t lift up, it isn’t magnetic.” The children also had fun designing and making their own marble runs.    They worked together and tested their marble…Read More

Reception & Nursery learn about Baptism

Reception & Nursery learn about Baptism

Our topic in Religious Education is ‘Belonging’ and in Reception and Nursery we having been talking and finding out about Baptism. The children enjoyed joining together and acting out a Baptism in the school hall. We discussed the signs and symbols of Baptism. The children decided the baby’s name was George. We choose some parents…Read More

RE in action…Buddy assembly…CAFOD lunch…Y6 7th Oct

RE in action…Buddy assembly…CAFOD lunch…Y6 7th Oct

It was “RE in Action Week” this week in Y6 with two big events.  On Thursday it was the Buddy Assembly where Year 6 pupils formally welcome the new starters in Reception to be a part of our school family.  On Friday it was the annual  CAFOD Harvest Fast Day fund-raising lunch where the soup…Read More

Forest School in Reception

Forest School in Reception

We love Forest School in Reception. It is a great opportunity for the children to develop their personal, social and emotional skills. They enjoy working together and exploring the outside area. This term we are so are so lucky to have with Miss O’Connor leading our Forest School sessions. There is always great excitement when…Read More