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Year Reception

Welcome to Year Reception – Miss Amy McNamee and Miss Lucy Widdess

Term 3

Welcome back to Term 3- we hope you all had a brilliant Christmas break! 

This term we are learning all about 'Space!'.   We were very lucky and had an 'out of this world' visit from the Simon who brought along his Space Odyssey Dome!

First we had to take our shoes and socks off and then when we walked inside the dome.It was very dark inside, so the teachers needed to guide us where to sit with torches. As we sat quietly we were amazed as the dome lit up and we followed astronaut George on an adventure around the galaxy. We learnt all about what life might be like on other planets and we were able to lie back as Simon pointed out star constellations in the projected night sky above. We can't wait to write about our experience and draw some fantastic pictures of what we saw inside!



If you would like to find out more about Space Odyssey you can follow his twitter account: @Sp_Odysseydome

or visit the website:

Reading mornings are now in full swing, so please feel free to come and join us every Friday morning between 8.40 to 9.00. Keep an eye on the Diary tab for any other important dates.

Also, please remember to look in your child's Learning Log book for key words to practise at home. You will also have had a slip to say which day to bring your child's reading book into school for it to be changed. Don't forget to sign each time they have read at home- we will be counting and handing out certificates to those whose reach the reading milestones in celebration assembly. 

         Thank you to all our Parents/Carers for your continued support.          

Amy McNamee & Sue Hayfield (London Class)

Lucy Widdess & Rachael Crouch (Edinburgh Class)


Term 2

What a fantastic start to school the children have had! They have settled well into the routines and challenges of school life and we couldn't be prouder!

This term we are focusing our learning around the story of 'Owl Babies' and other nocturnal animals. We started off the term with a visit from 'The Wriggly Road Show'. James brought in a variety of different nocturnal animals such as; Snakes, Cockroaches, Rats, Tenrecs, Giant Stick Insects and a Bearded Dragon to share with us! We asked some thoughtful questions to further our own knowledge and thoroughly enjoyed the experience!



  Ask us to retell the story of 'Owl Babies' at home, you could visit the library to find the book to share together at bedtime. 

We look forward to welcoming Parents/Carers in to participate in our first family challenge this term. Keep an eye out for the date on the message board in the playground over the next week.

Thank you to all our Parents/Carers for your continued support- don't forget to check the learning log for ideas/activities that support the learning in school and practise, practise, practise the tortoise words!!!

Amy McNamee & Sue Hayfield (London Class)

Lucy Widdess & Rachael Crouch (Edinburgh Class)