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We are a Reception class

Our class teacher is

Miss Bruffell

This week we have been reading the story of The Three Little Pigs.  We have done some writing, acted out the story, made our own houses and sang some songs.  It has been a very busy week!  We have also been learning about symmetry, we have found lines of symmetry in shapes and made our own shape pictures using a range of resources.


Next week we will be looking at toys, we have asked children to bring in their own toy on Monday 22nd January.  We will also be looking at toys from long ago.


Have a great weekend!



Well done to all the children who performed in our Christmas Show on Monday.  They have all worked so hard learning their lines, actions, songs, dances and movement around the stage.  It was a wonderful performance and the children thoroughly enjoyed it.  Thank you to everyone who came to watch and support the children. 


We finish tomorrow, Thursday 21st December at 1.30pm and return to school on Monday 8th January.


Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and we look forward to seing you all in the New Year!


Mrs Ridehalgh and Mrs Cassell

Ho Ho Ho, Puffins.  We have all been wearing our Christmas jumpers today in school.  We have been talking about advent and starting to get excited for Christmas.  We are very excited about selling our Christmas Tree Table Toppers at the Christmas Fair tonight. 


This week we have bee learning about the famous author, Julia Donaldson.  We have read The Gruffalo, Tabby McCat, Stick Man and The Gruffalo's Child.  We all had a go at writing a sentence about one of the stories in our writing lesson.  In our maths lessons we have been looking at money.  We have been learning the value of the different coins.


Next week we have the reindeer visit to look forward to and there might even be a visit from Santa.  On Monday we have a themed day looking at food and drink, in Puffins we will be making banana and strawberry milkshakes.  Remember if your child has any allergies please let us know either on the door or indicate this on the reply slip.  


Have a fabulous weekend,


Mrs Ridehalgh and Mrs Cassell

Hello Puffins,


We have had lots of fun this week expermenting with object that float and sink.  We have also been making junk model boats.  We had a lovely morning on Monday for 'Anyone But The Parents Morning'.  Please see the photos below.  It was great to see so many adults getting involved with all the activities and having fun with the children.  Thank you to everyone who came.


Next week we have the school Christmas Fair, on Friday 1st December.  We have been making christmas tree ornaments to sell.  We wll also be learning about authors next week.  Puffins class will be reading some stories by the famous author Julia Donaldson.


Have a great weekend,


Mrs Ridehalgh and Mrs Cassell

Hello everyone,


This week we have been ordering and comparing length.  We have ordered  range of objects from longest to shortest.  We also did a bit of work on capacity too, looking at 'full', 'half full' and 'empty'.  


Next week is anti-bullying week and the children have been asked to bring in £1 and they can wear odd socks on Monday.  We will also be doing some junk modelling in class next week, please send in any cereal boxes, kitchen tubes or cartons into school.


Our Christmas show will also be coming up soon.  Some of the children have been sent home some words to practise.  We would be really grateful if you could go over these lines with the children at home.


Don't forget you need to bring your reading book in every day.  Also library day is on Thursdays, so make sure your book is brought back in so you can get a new one.


Thank you,


Mrs Ridehalgh and Mrs Cassell



Hello Puffins,


It has been a great first week back at school.  It has been lovely to hear about all the lovely things you did during half term.  The children have done so well learning my new married name, Mrs Ridehalgh.  Thank you for your kind words and well wishes.  


This week we started our underwater topic.  We have been learning about diferent sea creatures.  We have also enjoyed doing some writing activities about The Rainbow Fish Story.


Next week we will be doing some work on length in our maths lessons.  Your homework this week is based on this too.


Have a wonderful weekend,


Mrs Ridehalgh

Hello Puffins,


We have come to the end of our first half term in Puffins.  It has been lovely getting to know you all and to see you all settle in so well.  We break up from school tomorrow, Friday 20th October at 3.15pm and the we return to school on Monday 30th October.


Tomorrow is our Charities Assembly at 2.30pm.  We have a representative from The Ronald McDonald House coming in to talk to the children about he fantastic work that they do.  We will be presenting our cheque to the charity in the Charities Assembly.  Thank you so much for your kind donations.  


Reading books and PE bags will be sent home tomorrow. Please ensure PE bags are returned on the first day back.  We will be starting our 'Under Water' topic when we return after half term.


Have a wonderful break,


Miss Bruffell


Hello Puffins,


We have had another busy week in school.  Yesterday we did our sponsored bounce in our school hall, you can see the photos below.  We had lots of fun! Our charities assembly will be held on Friday 20th October at 2.30pm.  Thank you for all the sponsor money that has been collected and sent in already.  Today the children paid £1 to bring a toy in for the day.  This money will go to our chosen charity, The Ronald McDonald House.


Next week we will be startng our topic on bugs. we will be learning lots of interesting facts and also doing some art work.  Our homework this week is an Autumn Hunt, I hope you have lots of fun finding the diffeent items.  We finish for half term next week, on Friday 20th October at 3.15pm. 


Miss Bruffell and Mrs Cassell





Hello Puffins,


This week we have been doing repeated patterns, using cubes, beads and shapes.  We have also been working on some letter formaton.  Today we had a wonderful time meeting a variety of animals, please see the photos below.


Next week we will be counting sets of objects and working on number recognition.  We will also be learning a bit more about our chosen charity, The Ronald McDonald House.  We will be doing sponsored speed bounce to raise money for the charity and we are hoping to have  a visit from one of the representatives of the charity, to tell us all about the wonderful work that they do.  Our charities assembly will be held on Friday 20th October.


Keep up the hard work Puffins!


Miss Bruffell




Well it has been a busy week in Puffins.  We have been learning all about Autumn. We have done some fabulous art work and sang some Autumn songs.  We have also been working on our letter formaton and also our fine motor skills (See some pictures below).


Our library day is a Thursday, so please remember to return your library book on or before Thursday next week.


Children will be taking homework home this weekend.   We would prefer it to be comlpeted in pencil and brought into school by Tuesday next week. 


Hope you all have a lovely weekend.


Miss Bruffell


Working on our fine motor skills

This week we will be looking at signs of Autumn.  This morning we talked about the different seasons and looked at some of the lovely Autumn leaves that lots of the children had collected over the weekend.  We will also be doing some leaf printing using different colour paints.  Library will be starting on Thursday, so the children will be bringing their own library book home.  Please make sure that all books are returned by next Thursday.  Also reding books will be given out on Friday this week.


Miss Bruffell



We have had a fabulous first full week in school.  I have been so pleased to see all the children coming into shool so sensibly.  The children have really been enjoying our school dinners and playing on the big playground.   The children have also had the chance to play with their buddies in Year 2. We have had lots of fun learning about our class bird and doing some lovely puffin paintings.  


Next week we will be going on a tour of the school and meeting all of the staff.  We will also be getting changed for PE, so please make sure your child has their PE kit in school.  We have PE on a Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.  


Have a wonderful weekend everyone,


Miss Bruffell

Hello Puffins,


We have had a wonderful first day in school today.  It was lovely to see so many smiling faces coming into school today.  


Next week we have our first full week in Puffins.  Remember we will be seeing the children out at end of the day at 3.15pm.  Your child can bring in a piece of fruit each day as an extra snack, if they wish.  Please check your child's bookbag for any letters that are sent home and lease remember to bring PE Kits in.


I look forward to seing you all next week for lots of exciting activities. We wll be learning all about our class bird.


Have a great weekend,


Miss Bruffell