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Thursday 14 July 2022
Reception have had a busy week reading a new story 'Mixed'. We focused on how the characters behaved during the story. They started as friends and then fell out. We talked about how even though we are all different, we can all still be friends. The children created their own characters for Mixed Town and we thought of adjectives to describe our characters such as kind, helpful, funny, loud, sneaky.
 
In maths, we have consolidated our understanding of comparison looking at greater than/more than and less than. We continue to recap number facts to help our quick recall and memory. Over the summer, it would be useful to continue to recall 1 more and 1 less, double and halve facts as well as number bonds.
 
In RHE, we have been thinking about our community and the communities we belong to. We have thought about how God wants us to behave within our community and what we can do to help.
 
Today, we had a Computing workshop with Gem Education where we used book creator on the iPad to create our own story!
 
Have a fab weekend! Enjoy the sun!
Miss Micklethwaite
Thursday 7 July 2022
This week we wrote our own Twisted Tales! I was amazed by the fantastic independent writing that Reception produced! We looked a features of traditional and twisted tales and how we could use these in our own story. We had some happy endings and some sad endings! The children showed great imagination.
We have focused on 2D and 3D shapes in maths making sure we know the correct names. We went to Forest School and created 2D pictures using sticks. We described the shapes we had used to make rockets, Big Ben, houses etc. 
 
Have a great weekend!
 
Miss Micklethwaite
Thursday 23 June 2022
It has been STEAM week!
We started by finding out someone had stolen the Crown Jewels! We are still trying to find the culprit! We are excited to find out tomorrow!
 
We have had lots of great learning and fun all linked to science, technology, engineering, art and maths!
We have tested different materials to see which would be best to keep the Queen's jewels safe. We then made our design and labelled what we would need. We created our own boxes in our chosen material and decorated them fit for the Queen! We hope she's going to like them! 
We took photos with the Green Screen and put ourselves as a royal in front of Buckingham Palace! We became engineers and created London landmarks using cocktail sticks and marshmallows to make 3D models.
We made an army for the Queen and our own Queens using paint and adding detail such as hats, crowns, belts and jewels.
We have been very busy but had lots of fun!
 
Have a great weekend!
 
Miss Micklethwaite
Thursday 16 June 2022
 
What an exciting week we have had in Reception this week! 
 
In maths, we have been looking at different coins and notes. The children have been brilliant at sorting the coins and notes and have been successful at finding different combinations to make 5p and 10p! 
 
We have also been looking at how to keep ourselves healthy, including our teeth! The children have sorted healthy and unhealthy foods and have been able to write a set of instructions explaining how to brush their teeth! 
 
Well done for all of you hard work, Reception! 
Mrs Bertenshaw 
Thursday 19 May 2022
We have been focusing on 'Jobs' this week, exploring a variety of jobs that we might have when we are older. The children have been busy in the doctors role play tending to patients, giving medicine and writing notes. We thought about which jobs are essential e.g. emergency services and which jobs we would survive with out e.g. an ice cream man.
 
In maths, we have been counting in 2s and 10s which you could practice at home. We have looked at the hundred square and spotted patterns. The 2s are all even! The tens all end in zero. We explored sharing as part of our early division work and have practiced sharing into different groups but making sure they are all equal.
 
We are looking forward to our Jubilee day next Thursday and our mass on Friday morning with Year 6. We hope you can make it.
 
Miss Micklethwaite
Thursday 12 May 2022
Reception have had a super week! We received a letter from the Giant asking us to help find Jack who had stolen his golden hen!
The children used their phonic knowledge to create super wanted posters to help the giant - his hands were too big to write!
We have been retelling the story and performed on the stage outside! The children worked together to decide which parts to play and who would narrate the story.
In maths, we have been learning our double and halving facts. We learnt that these facts are linked together. If we know double 3 is 6, then half of 6 is 3. You could practise this at home. We used Numicon and practical objects to work out half and have been practising quick recall of double and halves using the ping pong game.
 
Have a super weekend!
 
Miss Micklethwaite
Thursday 5 May 2022
We visited Scotswood Garden on Tuesday and took part in the Be a Bee session. We explored the gardens collecting pollen just like a bee, visited the beehives and saw a virtual beehive. We planted sunflower seeds to help the bees. We also made perfume/potions, climbed trees, molded clay, went bug hunting and built dens.
We have been writing the story of Jack and the Beanstalk focusing on features of traditional tales.
In RE, we started our new topic of 'Good News' and read the Jolly Postman. We thought about ways we send and share good news.
In maths, we have been focusing on two digit numbers particularly numbers 10-20 and how these are composed of a ten and a ones number. We matched these to the numerals.
 
A super week! Well done Reception!
 
Have a great weekend!
Miss Micklethwaite
Thursday 28 April 2022
What a great first week back we have had! We have started learning about our new class text Jack and the beanstalk. We have focused on orally retelling and performing the story, as well as creating story maps. We thought about the voices of the characters and practiced lots of echo reading.
In maths, we have been practicing our addition and subtraction skills and applying this to 2 digit numbers. We will be focusing more on teen numbers and how these are made next week. At home, you could order numbers from 10 - 20 and practice making teen numbers and recognising the numerals.
In RE, we finished our 'Growing' topic with a class collective worship.
We began exploring our science topic all about 'Patterns', by learning about honeybees, how they make honey and how their bee hives are formed. We will be learning more about this on our trip to Scotswood Garden.
 
Remember, it is our school trip on Tuesday! Trainers can be word. You may need a rain coat or a sun hat!
 
Enjoy the long weekend!
Miss Micklethwaite
Thursday 7 April 2022
The final week of term! It really is flying!
Reception have worked very hard and impressed myself and Miss Cranney with their determination and motivation to learn. We are very proud of all the children!
In maths, we have revisted addition and subtraction focusing on number bonds and the relationship between add and subtract. We used practical objects, part whole models and number lines to support our learning. The children are becoming fanatastic at recognising if they know one number fact eg 5 + 2 = 7, then they actually know two number facts, 2 + 5 = 7.
We enjoyed looking at our cress and how it has grown so quickly over the last week! We completed our cress diaries and wrote instructions on how to grow your own cress. We looked at using sequencing words such as first, then, next, after and finally.
 
It has been lovely to speak to all the parents at parents evening. We hope you enjoyed coming in to school and seeing your child's work.
 
I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter break and we will see you on Monday 25th!
 
Miss Micklethwaite and Miss Cranney
Thursday 31 March 2022
We have had a brilliant week! We have explored the signs of spring and we were very surprised by the snow today! We explored Forest School looking at the plants and flowers, finding buds on the trees that are about to burst open. We have been reading The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle and explored the lifecycle of a plant. We have unpicked different plants identifying the roots, stems, leaves, buds, petals and the flower. 
In maths, we have explored shape and pattern. The children have confidently identified 2d shapes and counting the sides and corners. We have looked at repeating patterns and how these are endless. The children have created their own patterns looking at more complicated patterns eg 2 green, 1 blue 2 green, 1 blue or circle, square, 2 triangles, circle, square, 2 triangles. We went to Forest School and made some patterns out of natural materials.
 
I hope you have a super weekend!
 
Miss Micklethwaite
Thursday 24 March 2022
This week we explored our new RE topic of 'Growing' which linked nicely to our growing caterpillars and the chicks in Nursery! We have explored life cycles further and talked about the life cycle of lots of animals and ourselves.
We have been writing our stories of The Very Hungry Caterpillar using our phonic knowledge. fingers spaces, capital letters and full stops. There have been lots of super authors!
In maths, we have explored measure and focused on height and length. We have been using the vocabulary shorter and taller and shorter and longer to describe different lengths. We used objects to measure the length of different items and compared if they were longer or shorter than our friends. We enjoyed drawing around our bodies and measuring how long we were with our handprints and footprints. We then looked at rulers and how we can use these to measure the length of different objects.
 
I hope you have a great weekend.
 
Miss Micklethwaite
Thursday 17 March 2022
Reception welcomed our class caterpillars at the start of the week! We are very excited to observe their lifecycle. They have already grown so much in just 4 days! We learnt how they came from an egg and are now caterpillars (larva). We read The Very Hungry Caterpillar and identified how the caterpillars will then become a cocoon or chrysalis before they emerge as beautiful butterflies.
In maths we have explored measurement focusing on capacity - how much a container can hold. We looked at jugs, beakers, cylinders and bowls. We experimented with which would hold the most. We predicted the cylinders because they were very tall but the bowl held more water! We realised that the bowl was very wide.
 
Maybe this weekend you could explore capacity at home with a range of containers and liquids! Also, explore and talk about the signs of Spring as we will be discussing this further next week!
 
Have a lovely weekend!
 
Miss Micklethwaite
Thursday 10 March 2022
This week we have been focusing on the story 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea'. We retold the story, wrote invites to the tiger as well as wanted posters! The children enjoyed baking biscuits and decorating them for our tea party on Friday afternoon.
In maths, we have continued to focus on numbers bonds within 5 and finding the fact family (2 adds and 2 subtracts).
We looked at colour mixing with paint to create some beautiful tigers. The children mixed red and yellow to make orange and added black stripes.
 
Have a good weekend!
 
Miss Micklethwaite
Thursday 3 March 2022
Reception have had a busy first week back at school! 
We started exploring our new topic of 'Old and New'. We discussed the words past and present and what these mean, as well as future. We explored different toys and decided if they were old or new. We realised lots of new toys are made from plastic. Thank you for sharing toys and images from the past to help with the children's understanding of past and present.
We enjoyed Shrove Tuesday where we enjoyed using the role play pancake shop and experimenting with lemon, flour and water. We even had pancakes at the end of the day - yum!
On Wednesday, Father Jonathon came to our Ash Wednesday Mass and we all received the Ash cross.
Today it has been World Book Day! We loved dressing up as our favourite book character! The costumes were amazing! We explored being authors and illustrators, as well as lots of role play and acting out the story 'We're Going on A Bear Hunt.'
 
Have a fab weekend! 
 
Miss Micklethwaite
Thursday 17 February 2022
Another busy week in Reception! We have loved creating our own versions of Naughty Bus! We were allowed to have the naughtiest ideas we could think of!
 
Thank you to all the parents who attended the Writing Workshop in school. A copy of the PowerPoint will be emailed to you.
Any parents who were unable to attend should have recieved the parent booklet in their child's bookbag. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
 
In Maths, we have been learning about position and direction. We have used vocabualrly such as under, on, in, at, next to and between. We gave each other directions using language such as forwards, backwards, sideways, turn. The children enjoyed programming the BeeBot by giving it a set of directions to follow. The children loved seeing where their BeeBot ended up and if their predictions were correct!
 
Have a fabulous half term!
We will see you on Monday 28th February!
 
Miss Micklethwaite and Miss Cranney
Thursday 10 February 2022
Reception have had a busy week! We started with an intruder making a mess in our classroom and across school - The Naughty Bus!
We went searching through school for Naughty Bus looking for clues. He'd left music playing in Mrs Nealings' office so we had a party! There was rubbish in Forest School! We've seen video clips of him in Mrs Ambrose's office, in Nursery, in the cloakroom! He's been everywhere!
We made Wanted Posters to try and find him, drew maps of London (he is a London bus after all) and wrote letters to Mrs Nealings! 
 
In maths, we have been doubling and halving numbers. Practice quick recall of double facts or use practical objects to double amounts.
 
Have a great weekend!
 
Miss Micklethwaite
Thursday 3 February 2022
We enjoyed celebrating Chinese New Year this week! The children created lanterns, practiced their fine motor skills with the chopsticks and learnt how to say Happy New Year!
In maths, we have been learning about odd and even numbers - Odd Todd and Even Steven! Ask your children to tell you which numbers are odd and which are even. We are going to look at patterns when we say the date to work out if it is an odd day or an even day!
We have done some super writing using our phonic knowledge and red words to retell the story of Handa's Surprise. We have been thinking about using finger spaces, capital letters and full stops.
 
Have a fab weekend!
 
Miss Micklethwaite
Thursday 27 January 2022
Reception have had a brilliant week! We have been reading Handa's Surprise which is set in Africa. We have explored world maps and globes to locate the UK and Africa. We know the 7 continents of the world and that we live in Europe. 
We have retold the story of Handa's surprise using puppets and drawn our own story maps. Ask your child which animals and which fruits are in the story? Can they remember the order and which animals take which fruit?
We have looked at the artist Edward Tingatinga and created African animals art in the Tingatinga style.
In Maths, we have continued to consolidate our understanding of addition and subtraction. 
In PE, we been learning how to perform different types of rolls including a log roll and an egg roll.
 
Have a super weekend!
 
Miss Micklethwaite
 
Thursday 20 January 2022
We started our new topic 'Africa' this week and the children have loved it! We have learnt about the 7 continents of the world and how we live in Europe. We have learnt about the different animals that live in Africa, the patterns they have and the names of their baby animals eg calf, cub.
In maths, we have worked really hard on our addition and subtraction skills! The children have been amazing and learnt different ways in which they could work out the addition or subtraction using objects, drawings and a number line.
Try some at home with your child!
 
Have a fab weekend!
Miss Micklethwaite
Thursday 13 January 2022
We have had an amazing week of learning! I have been very impressed with the children's knowledge of winter animals and the facts they have shared! We have been learning about bats and have written our own bat facts! We have learnt about nocturnal animals and animals that hibernate. Did you know a bat can sleep for 64-66 days whilst hibernating?!
Ask your child what they know about bats!
 
The children created some lovely artwork of hedgehogs and owls - take a look at the photos below.
 
In Maths, we have focused on more, less and fewer. We have taken part in lots of practical activities and games to identify 1 more and 1 less as well as linking this to add(+) 1 and subtract(-) 1.
We have started ping pong to develop quick fire knowledge of 1 more and 1 less. You could try this at home, in the car, on a walk! 
Adult says 'ping', children respond 'pong'. Tell the children you want to play '1 more pong'. Adult says '4', children respond '5' and so on for random numbers.
"ping - pong, ping - pong, 6 - 7, 2 - 3, 11 - 12, ping - pong, 9 - 10" etc.
 
We visited the library on Wednesday. Please pop your child's library book in their bookbag on a Wednesday so that it can be returned and they can take a new book home.
 
I hope you have a great weekend.
 
Miss Micklethwaite
Thursday 6 January 2022
Welcome back to school! It has been lovely to be back with the children today, and hearing about their Christmas holidays!
 
This week, we started our new RE topic 'Celebrations' and created some beautiful art work of the Church.
In Maths, we have been learning about the composition of 9 and 10, developing our addition skills e.g. 7+2=9, 2+7=9, 6+3=9. We have used tens frames and part whole models to help us.
We have begun our winter caves topic learning about the signs of winter. The snow helped us today! We have learnt about Bats and looked at a range of non-fiction information to help us write some bat facts!
 
Have a super weekend!
 
Miss Micklethwaite
Thursday 16 December 2021
 
We have had a brilliant final week of term! The children have been very busy writing letters to Santa, wrapping presents and creating maps for Santa to follow! As part of our 'My City' topic, we have looked at maps of the UK and Newcastle, and Google Earth to identify where our school is. We have looked at landmarks of Newcastle Upon Tyne including The Angel of the North, Tyne Bridge, the River Tyne, Town Moor, Gosforth High Street and our school.
 
After Christmas, we will be starting a weekly PE lesson. This will take place on a Wednesday with our first lesson being Wednesday 5 January. Children should come to school in their PE kit which they will wear all day.
Below are the expectations of PE kit
-Blue PE T-shirt (available from Tots to Teams with logo)
-Navy PE Hoodie with school logo (available from Tots to Teams)
-Navy shorts
-Navy bottoms and navy sweatshirt (tracksuit)
-Trainers
 
Finally, a big well done to all of the children who have worked very hard this half term and have shown brilliant learning behaviours!
I can't wait to see all the wonderful learning that next half term brings!
 
I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and happy start to the new year. We will see you on Tuesday 4 January!
 
Miss Micklethwaite and Miss Cranney
Thursday 9 December 2021
This week we have continued to learn about Stickman. We have retold the story and created our own versions! We have loved having a story book to write in. 
 
In maths, we have been learning to order and sequence numbers to 5 and 10. We have been doing this with all numbers as well as random numbers e.g. sequence the numbers 6, 3, 8 and 1 starting with the smallest. We have created number lines using gems to represent each amount.
 
In RE, we have  learnt all about the Christmas story. The children have loved playing with our beautiful nativity set. We are excited about the countdown to Christmas and the birthday of Jesus.
 
I hope you have a fab weekend!
 
Miss Micklethwaite
Thursday 2 December 2021
We have had another super week in Reception. We have started our new text in English - Stickman! The children had super knowledge of the author, Julia Donaldson. They told me lots of other stories they knew written by her! We have created Stickman puppets, story maps and independently created our own storybooks!
 
In maths, we have been learning about measurement, focusing on weight. We have developed our use of vocabulary - heavy, heavier, heaviest, light, lighter, lightest, balanced, equal and the same. We then measured how many cubes an object weighs. eg a glue stick weighed 12 cubes.
 
We loved the arrival of our class elf - Peppermint! He already set us a riddle which we managed to solve and he is already spreading his magic. We can't wait to see what else he gets up to!
 
Today, we enjoyed playing in the snow, making snow angels, playing snow races, building mini snowmen!
 
I hope you have a lovely weekend and I can't wait to hear what your elves have been up to!
 
Miss Micklethwaite
 
Thursday 25 November 2021
Another brilliant week in Reception! 
The children have loved the start of our new RE topic - Birthdays! We have begun to think about how special birthdays are and how special Jesus' birthday is going to be. We have changed our focal point in the classroom to purple and we joined out first Advent Liturgy today. We lit the first advent candle.
We also decorated our class Christmas tree, with more decorations to follow on Monday!
As part of our English topic, we have been learning about instructions based around the story 'The Little Red Hen Makes a Pizza'. The children have been writing ingredient lists, recipes and instructions! We then made our own pizza using DT equipment such as knives and graters. The children have been super!
Why not try writing a shopping list at home for something you would like to make! Take a trip to the shops or look in your cupboards. What could you cook/bake over the weekend?
 
See you on Monday.
 
Miss Micklethwaite
Thursday 18 November 2021
This week Reception have been reading the story 'Not a Stick' by Antoinette Portis. We went to Forest School to collect as many sticks as we could and brought them back to the classroom. We explored the story and how the stick was used in an imaginative way! The children then became very creative designing, making and experimenting with their stick. We had fishing rods, swords, wands and unicorn horns!
In maths, we have explored the number 6. The children have impressed me with their understanding of how 6 is composed and writing calculations to match different representations of 6.
 
The children took part in our class worship to end our 'Welcome' topic. The children spoke confidently about Baptism and how the church welcomes us.
 
As part of Anti-Bullying week the children thought about how to spread kindness. We thought about the words that we use and the actions we make. We created odd sock bunting and enjoyed wearing our odd socks! We are going to try hard to carry on spreading kindness!
 
Enjoy the weekend!
 
Miss Micklethwaite
Thursday 11 November 2021
Another brilliant week in Reception! We have enjoyed learning about baptisms in RE as part of our Welcome topic. The children practiced re-enacting a baptism and thought about how we welcome babies in to the world and in to the Church.
In Maths, we have been exploring the composition of 5. We represented 5 in as many ways as possible and have begun to look at how 5 can be partitioned.
We have introduced the symbols and words 'add', 'plus' and 'equals' (the same as). The children managed to challenge themselves to find all the tens frames in the classroom and write down the matching number sentence eg 4 + 1 = 5, 3 + 2 = 5.
As part of our Science topic, we have continued to learn about different materials. We carried out our experiment to find out if paper would make a good fork. We tested plastic, metal, wood and paper forks to see if we could pick up rice, pasta and beans! We realised paper was no good! We will be sticking with metal forks for lunch time.
Today, we thought about Remembrance Day. Children were able to go to the poppy stall that Mini Vinnies were running.
You can follow our school Twitter page for regular updates about our learning throughout the week - @StCharlesPrimNE
 
I hope you have a great weekend!
 
Miss Micklethwaite
Thursday 4 November 2021
We have had a busy start to our half term. We started the week by sharing news of our half term holidays. It sounds like the children had lots of fun and it was lovely to see and share some of their experiences that had been uploaded to Tapestry.
It has been lovely to hear the children read their reading books and be so enthusiastic about wanting to read! Please do write a comment in their reading diary so that we know the books have been read at home, and can then be changed on a Monday. 
In RE, we are learning about how we welcome others. This week we thought about how we welcome people to our classroom and how we welcome new babies to our families. The children enjoyed creating shopping lists for a new baby and practised dressing the babies.
We have learnt about Diwali, the Festival of Light, and enjoyed looking at pictures and hearing the story of Rama and Sita. The children created Rangoli patterns and Henna patterns.
In Maths, we have focused on numbers this week and how to represent numbers as a numeral, picture and with Numicon. We prcatised writing our numbers to 10 using our number rhymes.
6 - bend down low to pick up sticks, now we've made a number six.
7 - across the sky and down from heaven, now we've made a number seven.
8- make an S and do not wait, now we've made a number nine.
9 - a loop and a line, that makes nine.
 
As part of our science topic on Materials, we have begun exploring what a material is (what something is made of) and identifying what materials we have in the classroom.
You could talk to your child and explore materials in your house. Do you have a wooden table, a glass table or a plastic table?
How can we tell?
 
Have a fab weekend!
 
Miss Micklethwaite
Thursday 21st October 2021
 
What an amazing first half term we have had in Reception. I can’t believe it is the holidays already. What another fun filled, busy week we have had. It was MADD (Music, Art, Drama and Dance) week in school so we have been focused on these skills this week. Our theme was nature and we looked at the artist Andy Warhol. He was a pop artist who loved using lots of different bright colours and repeating patterns in his work. We looked at printing as our technique to learn.

We drew to music listening to a range of tempos and rhythms to see how it changed our drawings and movement. We played a range of musical instruments to different nursery rhymes and thought about how we should play them and to which part of the songs. 

I hope you have a wonderful half term! Please add pictures to Tapestry of all the things you get up to over the half term so that we can see them and share with the children when they are back in school.

 

Miss Micklethwaite and Miss Cranney

Thursday 14th October 2021
Reception have had a busy week exploring Harvest food. We chopped open our vegetables to see what they are like inside. Pumpkins, butternut squash, swede, carrots and potatoes! We enjoyed exploring the textures and smells.
 
Reception showed fantastic teamwork during our Commando Joe's Day! We focused on Tanisha Teamwork and Charlie Communication. We had brilliant communication and teamwork building our whole class obstacle course!
 
We have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes in maths through a range of games and activities. Ask your child about 2D and 3D shapes. Can you spot any when you are out and about over the weekend or in your house?
 
Have a great weekend!
 
Miss Micklethwaite
Thursday 7th October 2021
Reception enjoyed their first school trip this week despite the rain! We set off on our wet and rainy walk to the metro. The children were very excited and enjoyed their metro ride where we went underground! We were amazing at using the escalators at Monument station! 
The children explored the Laing Art Gallery and made a face creation of someone in their family! On the way home, we had to get the bus home as the metro line was flooded! It was lots of fun!
The children have continued to impress me with their knowledge of the world around them and have created some beautiful art work linked to Autumn.
In RE, we have started learning about Judaism as part of our other faiths learning. The children created a menorah in lots of different ways, using play dough, gems, lego and paint!
 
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
 
Miss Micklethwaite
Thursday 30th September 2021
 What a super week in Reception! We loved going to explore Forest School for signs of Autumn, and enjoyed collecting leaves, pine cones, acorns and conkers.
We have created some beautiful Autumn paintings using colours that the children selected - red, orange, brown, yellow, pink and purple. 
We loved creating Autumn jewellery using a range of resources. 
The children also enjoyed taking part in their first class worship with Miss Hamer. We have a class worship at the end of each RE topic. Next week we will be learning about Judaism as part of our other faiths topics. 

Reminder - we ask that Reception now walk across the yard to our classroom independently each morning. There are staff on hand to ensure your child safely reaches the cloakroom door. 
 
Thank you
 
Miss Micklethwaite
Thursday 23rd September 2021
Reception have enjoyed a brilliant week! They have impressed me with their fantastic work in Phonics and we have begun writing simple words with the sounds we have learnt such as sit, mad, mat. Well done everyone for working hard on your letter formation as well!
In RE, we have been thinking about how we are special to God and that God knows all our names. We used a range of media to make our own names in a creative way.
There has been lots of lovely turn taking and sharing, as well as building friendships.
I have been very impressed with the children for saying bye to their grown ups, and walking across the yard and into school all by themselves! Well done - super independence!
 
Well done Reception!
Enjoy the weekend!
 
Miss Micklethwaite
Thursday 16th September 2021
Reception have had a brilliant first week as a class of 30 children! They have all played wonderfully together, getting to know each other and having lots of fun!
We have begun our first Phonics lessons and your child will have brought home their sound book on Friday. We will add the sounds for the week into your child's book. Please practice one per day and ensure your child's book is returned every Monday so the new sounds can be added.
We have talked lots about ourselves and our families linking to our RE topic of 'myself'. We have thought about our names and how God knows each of our names.
We have also been learning our school prayers. You may want to practice these at home (they can be found in your welcome pack from the summer.)
 
I hope you have a fantastic weekend!
 
Miss Micklethwaite
Thursday 9th September 2021
Welcome to Reception Class at St Charles!
We've had a lovely week getting to know the children and cannot wait to see all the children together on Monday!
We have spent lots of time outside enjoying the sunshine and playing in the Mud Kitchen, on the bikes, going for treasure hunts and creating a range of pictures!
 
Have a lovely weekend!
 
Miss Micklethwaite and Miss Cranney