Thursday, 26 September 2013

Wow what a week !

Wow what a week !

Mrs Skinner erected space disks in our climbing tree and the very next day the children discovered the astronauts….. Look Mrs Beard has a number 1.

The children decided the newly discovered astronauts needed a rocket. Cue a playground full of blue, orange and pink powder paint and children who had paint everywhere other than their actual aprons.

Look how smart our rocket looks! Two boys decided there were too many astronauts to fit inside just one rocket so a wooden one was swiftly built.

 The children have loved reading ‘Little Rabbit foo foo’ so much so I think they can read it without opening the pages. But we have been thinking where the Goonie goes at the end of the story?

After much discussion the children think the Goonie must have gone to live on the Moon just like the Baboon ! But they need to think how they can get him back down to ‘Earth’.

Reception have been busy making invites and a banner to be displayed in the hall for Stickney C Of E school’s Macmillan Coffee morning. A small group of children designed our logo choosing two different colour greens to decorate the cups… The girls loved getting their hands dirty and made beautiful handprints.

Thursday brought the making of lots of scrummy cakes to sell and some beautifully iced and decorated cakes for our morning snack. The children even remembered to make Mrs Beard, Mrs Skinner and Mrs Smith a cake….. we cannot wait to sample them !  


Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Welcome to Foundation Stage!


I hope that you have had a brilliant summer break and are ready for a busy, fun and thrilling term. I would like to take this opportunity once again to welcome you and your child to our Reception class. Mrs Skinner; Mrs Smith and I are looking forward to working with you closely over the next year
Could you help?

As you may know we are continuing to develop our outdoor area and the provision that we have. During the last academic year we had the digging area and our trip trapping bridge installed which means children can develop their gross and fine motor skills ready to do super writing. Often they are extremely disappointed when it’s tidy up time! This year before winter comes we plan to get the children involved in thinking about what would appear in their dream ‘mud kitchen’
.Over the next week we will be discussing what they cannot live without in their kitchens at home ; what jobs they do and most importantly what Mummy, Daddy, Grandma Grandad etc do.


In the Foundation Stage we are always on the look out for certain items. We are currently looking for resources for our Music and Mud Kitchen area.  These include:

-       Milk crates                                                            -See through containers/jars

-       Old pots; pans; chopping boards and utensils         - Kitchen / role play bits and bobs

-       Out of date packaged items i.e hot chocolate, flavoured tea , stuffing mix  

If you do have any of these that you could kindly donate to our class we would be very grateful.

Here is a sneak peak at the 'Starting Point' in our MudKitchen led by our children's interests. Last night before we left school the children explained they had made homemade chocolate chip icecream but they were missing the cones , Voila ! Wednesday morning came and we had some lovely ice cream toppings waiting for the children.


Would you like chocolate sprinkles with that ?! 

We waited patiently and took turns without any help from Mrs Beard.The Girls worked together to make 'muffins' and 'rice crispy squares'.

Pour it into the tray and off in the oven "It needs to be hot Mrs Beard !"