Reception - Peach and Plum: News items

Zoo animals, by Miss Caldwell

Date: 4th Jul 2019 @ 12:53pm

Today in Plum class we have been innovating our story maps of Billy's bucket. The children worked hard as a team to change aspects of the story to start to create our own version of Billy's bucket. They changed the animals from under the water animals to zoo animals. They have created a fantastic story map together. As the children were really enthusiastic about the zoo animals , Miss Caldwell showed them the live Edinburgh zoo cameras. The children have been watching the tigers and the penguins throughout the day. We are looking forward to watching the feeding time at Dublin Zoo on their cameras at 2:30pm.

Bug club, by Miss Caldwell

Date: 4th Mar 2019 @ 1:47pm

Just a little note to say that Bug club has been updated for both Peach and Plum class for this half term. If you have any problems accessing your childs account , please speak to Miss Caldwell who will gladly help you. Thank you .

Plum class, by Miss Caldwell

Date: 26th Oct 2018 @ 4:51pm

We hope all of our class have a fantastic half term and we look forward to hearing about it on their return. If you take any photgraphs of your activities or they create anything over the holiday please feel free to send them in with your child to share with us on their first day back.

Please can all children practice their name writing over their week off.

Bug club has been set up and all children have login details on a label in their reading diaries. Please try these out over the half term, if there are any problems , please speak to Miss Caldwell or Mrs Naisbitt and we will get this sorted for you. Thank you.

Have a brilliant holiday and we will see you all soon.

Miss Caldwell and Mrs Naisbitt

Happy half term, by Miss Caldwell

Date: 26th Oct 2018 @ 4:45pm

We would just like to wish the children a fantastic half term. They have settled into school really well and we are very proud of their positive approach to school. We feel privilaged to have got to know them all on a more indivisual basis as the half term has progressed and we look forward to watching them grow and devlelop as the rest of the year continues.

Thank you for all of your support towards their reading, phonics and meetings and we look forward to welcoming you all back on Tuesday 6th November.

Happy half term

Miss Caldwell, Mrs Naisbitt, Mrs Gale and Mrs Rodger


Bug Club , by Mr Ellis

Date: 7th Jun 2018 @ 9:02am

We have been showing the children 'bug club' and all the fantastic books available to them on there. If the children read on bug club they will be moved on the reading race track extra to what they have read in their reading diaries. If you are having difficulty logging onto your child's account please let a member of staff know and we will help to get this sorted for you.

Sports Day, by Mr Ellis

Date: 7th Jun 2018 @ 8:45am

We are so proud of all our children for really joining in and trying their best at Sports Day yesterday. I think you can see from the photographs just how much fun they all had - and what lovely weather too! Thank you to you all for coming along and supporting your children - it really was lovely to see so many of you there, and I know how much it meant to the children to hear you all cheering them on!

Sports Day, by Mr Ellis

Date: 7th Jun 2018 @ 8:46am

It's Sports Day on Thursday 24th May. There are still a few children in Peach class that don't seem to have pumps in school. Please can you make sure your child has either (ideally) pumps or trainers in school for the big event - fingers crossed for another Reception win this year!

Wildlife, by Mr Ellis

Date: 7th Jun 2018 @ 8:48am

This week Plum class went exploring with magnifying glasses. We went onto the field and enjoyed snack in the wooded area before setting off to explore what we could find. There were lots of slugs and worms, we had a lot of brave children willing to pick them up gently, to take a closer look.

Beebot Fun, by Mr Ellis

Date: 7th Jun 2018 @ 8:49am

We've had fun this week with our school beebots. The beebots are floor robots that introduce the children to computer programming. The children programme simple commands into the beebots, which will make it move in certain ways. Much fun and laughter was had in Peach class trying to get the beebot out of the maze!

A Royal Wedding, by Mr Ellis

Date: 7th Jun 2018 @ 8:46am

Today both Plum and Peach class celebrated the upcoming Royal wedding. The children had baked their own biscuits ready to enjoy today and had also created the bunting, table cloths and their own hat to wear. They created some fantastic invitations and invited other members of staff to enjoy the celebrations with us.

Rainbow Challenges, by Mr Ellis

Date: 7th Jun 2018 @ 8:49am

I gave out a record number of certificates for our rainbow challenge today! The children are really enjoying using their child initiated time to complete these independent challenges and show us what they can do! Keep up the good work Peach class - I hope I can give out even more certificates next week!

PE Peach and Plum, by Mr Ellis

Date: 7th Jun 2018 @ 8:51am

From next week we will be starting to practice for sports day. The children will be taking part in outdoor PE. They are allowed to do this in pumps but we understand if you want them to wear trainers. Please can you make sure all children have the correct PE kit in school ready for our lessons Peach Tuesday and Plum Wednesday, thank you

Time to sketch , by Mr Ellis

Date: 7th Jun 2018 @ 8:51am

This half term we are looking at the book the naughty bus and will be linking that to other vehicles. Plum class made the most of this fantastic weather and took the opportunity to sketch some cars outside. Next time we are going to try drawing buses from different eras.

Welcome back , by Mr Ellis

Date: 7th Jun 2018 @ 8:54am

Welcome to the Summer term and (hopefully) some brighter weather! We hope you've all had a lovely Easter holiday and have come back to school feeling rested, refreshed, and ready to learn. Please remember to send your child in with their book bag each day, as well as a bottle of water. On hot days, please apply sun cream before school.

Something strange is going on , by Mr Ellis

Date: 7th Jun 2018 @ 8:54am

Wow what a brilliant couple of days we have been having in Plum class the children have come back eager to learn lots and are excited about our new classroom.
Today we arrived to find baked beans all over one of our cupboards....Who could it have been? What has happened? We are not sure at all. After our discovery the children have become detectives and we are looking for clues as to what may have happened in our classroom - watch this space!

We have also planted some beans of our own today to see what happens. The children are taking this very seriously and have been seen to sing to their bean, read to them and check on them very regularly. I think Plum class has some very well loved beans. P.S there is a rumour that they might be magic!

Bug Club , by Mr Ellis

Date: 7th Jun 2018 @ 8:52am

All children have updated books on their bug club account in Plum. If you are finding it hard to access or have lost their login details please ask a member of the reception team and we will get this sorted straight away for you. Children will move around the reading racetrack for reading on bug club.
Thank you.

Our visit to Stockley Farm , by Mr Ellis

Date: 7th Jun 2018 @ 8:54am

Well today's trip to Stockley was enjoyed by all! The weather was quite kind, and the animals very friendly. We learnt all about how to care for all the different animals, and even bottle fed some baby goats. There was a little time to play on the indoor play area, and lunch in the tearoom was very exciting! Many thanks to all staff at Stockley for the wonderful activities and to all of our parent helpers - we couldn't have managed the trip without you

Reception visit to Stockley Farm , by Mr Ellis

Date: 7th Jun 2018 @ 8:56am

Some parents were asking this morning about what their children should wear for our trip tomorrow. Please send your child in their school uniform (girls can wear dark coloured trousers or leggings instead of a skirt/dress if you prefer), a warm coat, and sensible footwear. Trainers or wellies will be fine if preferred to school shoes.

What a fun week , by Mr Ellis

Date: 7th Jun 2018 @ 8:56am

We have had a fantastic week celebrating the wedding and world book day. We hope you enjoy our photos

World book day , by Mr Ellis

Date: 7th Jun 2018 @ 8:58am

Well, what a fantastic day we have had in Reception today! We have completed lots and lots of Roald Dahl themed challenges and have done some amazing dream-jar writing. We have listened to and talked about lots of stories, including lots that have made us laugh, such as No-Bot by Sue Hendra. As you will see from the photographs, the children all looked brilliant in their costumes!

Reception Wedding , by Mr Ellis

Date: 7th Jun 2018 @ 8:59am

Your child will be coming home with a note tonight, which says the following:

Dear Parents/Carers
As you know, tomorrow is our mock wedding at the church. Children are allowed to come to school dressed in their party clothes, but please do bear in mind that we are walking to church, so the children will need warm clothes, a coat, and sensible shoes. Please could they also bring their school uniform in a named bag, as we will need to get changed for the afternoon.
Many Thanks,
Reception Team

Peach PE Day , by Mr Ellis

Date: 7th Jun 2018 @ 8:59am

Due to a change in hall timetable, Peach PE day has changed to a Tuesday. Please can you make sure your child has a PE kit (black shorts, white t-shirt and pumps) which can be left in school for the half term.

Many Thanks Mrs King

Plum PE Day , by Mr Ellis

Date: 7th Jun 2018 @ 9:00am

Our PE day has now changed to a Wednesday. We will still be accessing the hall for indoor PE this half term.

The Jungle Has Landed , by Mr Ellis

Date: 7th Jun 2018 @ 9:02am

We have had lots of fun today creating jungle leaves. We have used ink, tissue paper, and pastels to create our jungle tree. The children have written some fantastic sentences this afternoon about animals they may find in the jungle, we hope you have fun reading them

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