Summer of Safety

What a great week we have had looking at being safe in and out of school. We have had a host of visitors and some super assemblies where we have had tips shared on how to keep safe.

Nicole came and spoke about water safety both at swimming pools and when we are playing near water. Nicole is a lifeguard at All seasons Swimming Baths Chorley. She has told us to keep a look out for her during the summer holidays. 

We also had a talk about Railway safety and we’re surprised to find that only half of us had been on a train although nearly all of us had travelled in a car over the level crossing. 

We also participated in an Infant Road Safety programme where the whole infants  practised crossing roads safely. 

With lots of other visitors and focused learning it turned out to e a very busy week. 

We finish the year knowing that we all know how to keep safe over the summer and to return happy and safe in September. 

Explorer Zone

Mr Sutcliffe isn’t just a normal caretaker. He is an artist who loves to create beautiful things. He has turned his hand at creating a wonderful outdoor area where we can learn and play together exploring seasonal changes and our wonderful wildlife and plants.

The Reception class have had many wonderful sessions exploring this area discovering the new areas that are being developed. 

We have opportunities for den building, an insect bug hotel where we can use magnifying glasses to discover bugs and other wonderful  things. We can sit together around the campfire singing songs or squat in the bird hide looking for robins, crows, magpies or even the rabbits that sneak out from their burrows if we are quiet. 

It is a wonderful area and we can’t wait to use it some more. Well done Mr Sutcliffe in being so creative.

Traditional tales.

For our theme this term we have been exploring traditional tales. We have focused on this genre so we could develop our writing and we are so proud to say that the children have created the most amazing stories and recounts. 

One of our favourite stories has been Little Red Riding Hood and we have had the opportunity to explore alternative endings. 

We also have enjoyed setting up The Three Little Pigs small world play and have watched the children creating their own versions of the story. 

Working with specialist PE Teachers.

Reception are really enjoying the chance to develop their gymnastics skills with a specialist PE teacher from Blackburn Rovers. These skills are not only strengthening and toning our bodies but are developing our playtime skills. Mrs Mills is hoping we won’t bump into each other as much now.

 

The lifecycle of a butterfly.

As part of our exploration of minibeasts we have the opportunity to grow and watch the lifecycle of a butterfly. Below are pictures as we develop the Caterpillar pods which will enable them to grow larger and turn into a chrysalis. We are all very excited and can’t wait until a  butterfly emerges.

Buzz about books.

Emily is our latest member of the class to get a chance to choose one of Mr Mason’s Buzz about Books. She has improved so much with her reading that she now will choose any book in our library and have a go. We are extremely proud of her.

A Snow Day

How beautiful does the school look with unspoilt snow. What a beautiful scene. It became an unexpected snow day due to poor traffic conditions and staff shortages.

Please send pictures of your snow day activities. 

 

Paired Reading

A big big thank you to the children of year 3 and year 5 for reading with the Reception children. Here are just a few of the children enjoying having a story read to them.