November 29th, 2019 by jcook
The children have thoroughly enjoyed making their Christmas crafts this week. They made cards with their buddies, decorated biscuits, drew pictures to make a calendar with and decorated ‘peg’ Christmas trees. We made an amazing £83 profit! Thank you to everyone who contributed in any way to the children’s crafts; we will spend our money on some lovely classroom resources for over the festive period.
Dates for your diary:
Tues 3 Dec: Parents Christmas Lunch
Wed 4 Dec: Parents Christmas Lunch and Christmas Jumper Day
Fri 6 Dec: Friends Xmas Market and Reception Class Liturgy
Monday 16th December: Little Hearts/Reception Nativity in church 2pm
Wed 18 December: Pantomime in school
Thurs 19 Dec: School Closes for Christmas
Fri 20 Dec: Teacher Training Day
This week the children have thought about all things number 9. We have also briefly looked at the ‘total’ of 2 groups of objects.
In phonics, the children now know all tricky words in phase 2 and we have learned the sounds ‘r’ and ‘h’.
Have a lovely weekend everyone 🙂
November 15th, 2019 by jcook
The children at Sacred Heart have thoroughly enjoyed all of the activities this week surrounding anti-bullying… we even made the BBC news!
We kicked the week off last Friday with a performance from theatre company ALTRU. They spread the message that everyone is different and that’s OK.
The actors then came into Reception class to complete a workshop around anti-bullying. We thought about what makes each and every one of us special and unique and celebrated those differences.
On Wednesday, we had the NEBAB in school. They delivered an assembly telling us all about who they are, what they do and why they do it. We even got a turn on their bikes!
We finished off anti-bullying week with our local MP Liz Twist in school telling us all about the laws surrounding anti-bullying.
We also celebrated Children In Need today by taking part in the ‘Big Move’. The children loved doing a classroom workout and all donations go to charity.
The children are making great progress with their new home reading books. We thank you for taking the time to do this as it really does make a difference! Can we please just remind parents that books will only be changed when a comment has been written to say that the child has read the book.
Children are read with at school on a Thursday, ready for their books to be changed on a Thursday night and new books handed back out on a Friday. Please ensure to send in your child’s reading book and record on a Thursday if you’d like a new book. Thank you.
Although we greatly appreciate the children bringing money into school to support cake sales and charity events, it is becoming increasingly difficult to keep track of the amount of money each child has brought. Please make sure any money is sent into school in a named purse, money bag or envelope stating how the money is to be spent. Children are becoming very upset if they misplace money in school, however this is inevitable with such young children and a significant amount of loose money.
This week we have been focusing on sounds ‘e’ and ‘u’ and tricky word ‘go’. We have continued to look at money in Numeracy and thought about all things ‘7’.
Please note our Wow Wednesday is this coming Wednesday (20th November). The school enterprise day is Thursday 28th November (1pm – 3pm) where you can come and buy Christmas crafts the children have made. Our liturgy is Friday 29th November at 9am.
Thank you everyone and have a lovely weekend 🙂
November 14th, 2019 by jcook
I know, I know, it’s only November but our school enterprise fair is only 2 weeks away! Because of this, Year 6 have had two rather special afternoons this week; we’ve begun making our Christmas crafts!
On Tuesday, we met up with our special reception buddies to make some festive greeting cards that the reception children were able to keep to sell at their enterprise afternoon. The children were all very excited to spend some time with their friends. Sadly, the weather held us back as we had also planned to have some play time exploring the new outdoor area reception. Thankfully we still have many more days of Year 6 to enjoy the space with our buddies.
Following on from this, on Thursday afternoon Year 6 welcomed a visitor into class to help them making their own, very professional looking, Christmas cards. A friend of Miss Reid’s has her own stationary shop on etsy where she designs and makes everything from Christening invitations and birthday cards, to save the dates and wedding table cards. The whole class loved the activities that we had organised for them and I think you will agree their final products look fantastic!
Thank you to everyone who has given time to help us this week in our craft making and we hope to see you all on November 28th for the Enterprise afternoon.
November 8th, 2019 by jcook
The children have absolutely loved learning about all things Bonfire Night this week. They have learned the history behind why we celebrate bonfire night then re-told and sequenced the story and made lots of different types of fireworks/bonfire crafts. We also set up our own pretend bonfire and enjoyed ‘roasting’ our marshmallows and drinking hot chocolate around it.
This week we also welcomed our new member of staff into Reception… Miss Cummings. The children love her already and it is great for Mrs Bowes and I to have an extra pair of hands!
The children also loved their first golf lesson with Mr Ross this week. Mrs Bowes was very impressed at how good they were for their first time!
In phonics, we have been looking at tricky words ‘I’ and ‘no’. We talked about how the word ‘no’ would sound if we used the letter sounds to try and blend…it would sound like a made up word instead of ‘no’ and that is why it’s a tricky word.
In number, we have focused on all things number 6.
Just a reminder this Tuesday is our open day 9.30 – 11.30, Wow Wednesday is now 20th November and our first liturgy is Friday 29th November at 9am in the school hall.
Have a lovely weekend everyone 🙂
November 1st, 2019 by jcook
October 11th, 2019 by jcook
Our main focus in Reception this week has been 2D shapes. We have talked about their names, properties and what is different/similar about different 2D shapes.
The children have loved going on a shape hunt around school, drawing around shapes, making a shape house for Stickman when he was lost in the story and playing ‘guess my shape’.
In phonics we have learned sounds ‘m’ and ‘d’ and have continued to try to blend sounds together to read.
We have also been focusing on rhyming and initial sounds.
We can’t believe next week marks the last week of our half term. It has come around so fast!
Next half term will be extremely busy with practicing our Christmas nativity, our first Liturgy as a class, our school visit, parents evenings, open day, Christmas market and enterprise day just to name a few. Very exciting times ahead!
Have a lovely weekend everyone 🙂
October 4th, 2019 by jcook
September 27th, 2019 by jcook
This week we have had a lot of fun learning all about ourselves; we’ve been exploring our senses and thinking about how to keep our bodies healthy.
We went on a listening walk, did taste and smell tests, looked for rhyming objects linked to our sight and were brave enough to have a go at the ‘feeley bag’.
We went outside and drew around our bodies pointing out different body parts and having a go at labeling them.
We made a packed lunch choosing from a variety of items but were only allowed to choose the healthy ones!
In phonics we have covered s,a,t and p and in number we have concentrated on number 1 this week. We thought about lots of different ways to represent the number 1 inspired by the book ‘I spy numbers’. We also made our own ‘1 black dot’ picture inspired by the book ’10 black dots’.
We have been very busy this week so hopefully the children will be tired out and go to sleep nice and early tonight 🙂 I know Mrs Bowes and I will!
Have a lovely weekend everyone.
September 20th, 2019 by jcook
September 13th, 2019 by jcook