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Welcome to Class RPS!

Mrs Pickering and Mrs Speirs-Davies would like to welcome you all to our class page, where we will put news and information about some of the fun learning we are doing this year. 

 

Our topic for term 5 is Growing and changing.

We will be using class texts of Jasper's beanstalk, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Titch and Jack and the Beanstalk to inspire our learning. We are really looking forward to the warmer spring weather and observing the changes in our outdoor environments. We can't wait to get planting things in the vegetable beds!

Our church school value is Forgiveness which we begin to look at through the Bible story of the lost son, from Luke, Chapter 15.

Here is some useful information in our class newsletter and our current timetable.

Look at our lovely learning areas. Ready and waiting for our children to get started!

Dough Disco

As part of our activities to get ready for writing we will be going to the dough disco! We dance with play dough to help build those muscles in our fingers and hands ready to hold a pencil, and to help get our brains ready for writing.

Please keep visiting our page to see updates on what we have been up to! 
The children thoroughly enjoyed a trip to space this morning. The classrooms were transformed into alien planets while the children were in the hall getting there spacesuits on and launching their rockets. When they were allowed onto the planet they were given space kits to record their findings. They investigated moon rocks, alien slime, planets to name just a few of the activities that were on offer. The children were all super excited and motivated about their learning. 
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This afternoon we were really lucky to have some firemen visit us from RAF Coningsby. They brought in lots of their equipment to show us and explain to us how they use it. They let us try on some of their clothes, "they were really heavy!" The children listened really well and asked lots of good questions!
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Reindeer Making!

We've been busy preparing for Christmas in Reception. Here are our reindeers. We made them using a variety of resources.

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Ahoy there shipmates! This term in RHM and RPS we have been learning all about pirates and mermaids! We have been following the story of The three little pirates! In the story the mermaid finds a moonstone and the children have loved using their imaginations about what they would do if they found a moonstone that could grant them any of their wishes. We have made treasure maps and made them look old. We have made pictures with sand and a big pirate ship in our outdoor area to name just a few of the activities we have done. We have also made broccoli and basil soup that lots of the children really enjoyed! The children have loved this topic and are really looking forward to making pirate biscuits for our Enterprise Fair.

Term three pirate fun

We were super proud of the children during our learning journey celebration for parents. They all shared their learning through songs, rhymes and displays of work from the classroom. Well done everyone!

This morning some of the Reception children went over to Toray Pines to sing for the residents there. They sang loudly and enthusiastically and we are really proud of them. The residents joined in with the songs they knew and even asked for repeats of their favourite. 

Lovely singing at Toray Pines this morning

World Book Day!

 

We had a brilliant time dressing up for World Book Day. We shared our books and enjoyed a story read to us by a different teacher. Later some parents came to read with the children. 

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This afternoon we walked over to the local Methodist church. Reverend Eleanor showed us around and told us all about the different things in the church. The children asked some lovely questions and were very sensible while walking.

Trip to the Methodist Church

We were pleased to see a bit of sunshine this afternoon and so headed down to the Mystical Garden. The children had requested that we take the cars and diggers down and they had a lovely time excavating the big rocks. The children enjoy the freedom of the large outdoor area and the chance to practise their gross motor skills. 

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This afternoon we were really lucky to have a visit from our local PCSO Toni Gordon. She gave a brilliant talk about keeping safe, not running away from our grown ups, crossing the road and making sure we don't take things that don't belong to us. She showed us the different parts of our uniform and what they did. She answered all of our questions and we now know that she loves cake and would like a scooter instead of a police bicycle!
The children had a brilliant time boiled egg rolling this afternoon. They loved putting the egg down the tube and seeing if the shell would crack when it got to the bottom. They tried adjusting the pipe to try different heights to see what would happen to the egg. They took turns really nicely and made up little chants to encourage each other.

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