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We are a Reception class

Our teachers are

Mrs O'Rourke and Mrs Doyle

We have P.E. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. 

We have library on a Thursday so remember to bring your books back each week!

We've had a great time in Woodpeckers. This is our last time so look at the fun we have been having.

Picnic with our teddies

We can't believe we are now in our last term in Reception! Where has the time gone! Last week we had lovely, colourful tables and chairs delivered to our class! It makes the classroom look so bright!


We have been learning all about frogs, caterpillars and how humans grow. We enjoyed looking at all your baby photographs! (These will be returned soon!)


We are looking forward to our trip to Church Farm on the 17th May.

We had a fantastic time visiting St Anne’s Church. The children were so sensible on our walk to the church and very well behaved throughout the whole visit. A big thank you to Rev Greenwood for his warm welcome and for the time he spent talking to the children. 

Visit to St Anne’s Church March 2018

World Book Day! We all looked so great dressed up as different characters from various stories. We went on a Where's Wally treasure hunt that took us into the new part of the school! We all enjoyed seeing the new classroom!

Fun in the snow- 27 February 2018

Week beginning 19th February

A big thank you to Finley's mum and sister for coming to read a book in Polish. We all enjoyed hearing the poems, Finley was great at reading them!

We had an assembly Friday afternoon sharing what we know about China to the rest of the school. We also watched dances, heard poems and learnt other facts from other countries as well!


Have a lovely half term and we will see you all on Monday 19th February when our topic will be special clothes.

We have had a very busy week so far. A huge thank you to our wonderful parents who attended our second Multi-skills session on Monday. The children had a fantastic time and showed some sporting talents. Have a look at our photos below! 


We have been learning about China this week and we have had fun building the Great Wall of China, making collages of Beijing and learning about the Great Panda. We have also tasted egg fried rice which was yummy. Have a look at all the fun we have had in the photos below! 


A big thank you to Bridie’s Dad who read the story of Sleeping Beauty in Slovak today. The children were delighted and listened really well. 

Today we have had our first multi skills morning. A huge thank you to the parents who were able to support us and were so good in joining in all the activities. The children were fantastic and everyone got a certificate and some children were awarded medals. 

This week we have been looking at different toys. We all had great fun playing with our toys from home and have made a class book with our pictures that we drew and writing about our toys. We have also looked at toys from the past and how some are the same today and how others are different. We even got to play with some old fashioned toys.


In maths we have been adding, doubling and halving. We all sat in groups and took turns to roll a dice to see who would roll a double first. It was great fun.


We are looking forward to our multi skills sessions coming up on the next 2 Mondays.

Week beginning 22.1.18


This week we have been looking at our favourite toys. We had a lovely time looking at all the toys and finding out about them. We have made a class book full of drawings and photographs about our toys.

Week beginning 15th January

We all had to find where the wolf had hidden the 3 pigs, so some of us made wanted posters to find them. Luckily we got a letter from the wolf saying that he only wanted to be their friends so all was good in the end! We had fun finding them!


We have looked at dangers in the home and were able to find things that could be dangerous, for example water by electricity and electric cables where people could trip! Our peer massage is going well and we are all really relaxed after it.


Remember to bring in a toy on Monday 22nd as we are looking at toys.

We all enjoyed the pantomime today of Aladdin.It was great fun and very funny! We also had a dance and a sing during it! All our junk model houses are finished! They all look great. 

This week we started peer massage. This went well and the children were all relaxed after it!

Happy New Year to all the Woodpeckers and their families. We hope you had a lovely Christmas and that all the children are excited about coming back to school. 


We started the week off with a walk around the local area looking at different types of homes. We have all painted pictures of our homes and we will be making junk model houses over the next few weeks. Please send in any empty boxes that we can use. 

Our paintings

Our paintings 1
Our paintings 2

A walk around the local area looking at different types of homes.

What an exciting week we've had! We started by making some delicious soup! On Wednesday Father Christmas made a visit in his grotto and he even brought his 2 reindeer! We learnt lots of different facts about reindeer, and we know they can jump high and run very fast! We also got to watch a pantomime of Jack and the beanstalk, it was very good and we all laughed lots!

We all tried on our Christmas show clothes and we look very smart!


Take a look at all our photographs.

Week beginning 20th November

This week we said goodbye to a member of our class who is moving to New Zealand. We hope he has an amazing time and we

 look forward to hearing about his adventures. 


We we have been learning about shapes, the seasons and months of the year. We are making boats out of boxes and learning about floating and sinking.


We have all been involved with underwater activities and the classroom looks great with fish and jellyfish everywhere!


We have worked hard again this week. We talked about how important it is to have a voice. All the class voted on what activity we were going to put out to play with. We thought that this was a fair way to decide! We also listened to the story of 'Farmer Duck' and how the farmer made everyone else do all the work. We have all agreed that working as a team and all doing something is the best way! We have also looked at being a good friend and what we like our friends to do. These include sharing, smiling and playing good games!


Friday afternoon we went into the hall to look at all the staff's artwork that they had done when an artist visited. The children were very impressed and had to listen to clues to work out who the staff member was who had drawn each picture.


We have looked at dissolving pasta, salt, sand and sugar. Let the children tell you what we found out!

Week beginning 6th November

We have been busy measuring this week, discussing long and short, and tall and short. The children have been collecting objects around the classroom and seeing if it is longer or shorter than their piece of string! We also looked at repeated patterns and used our Smartboard to play a game with animals.


We all sat on the stage today and said our words for the Christmas Show, (Some children are learning a dance!) Please if your child has got words practise these with them.

We have been exploring pumpkins, feeling all the pumpkin seeds. Some of us liked it, some of us didn't! We also made spiders and have painted our own pumpkins!


This week we have looked at the book "Room on the Broom". We have made witch faces, cast spells and worked hard writing words to go into the cauldron. We even made a spell with the whole class and our cauldron started changing colour and a mist appeared! We were very surprised! 


Have a good Bonfire Night but all remember to stay safe!

Thank you all so much for all your generous sponsor money for the OLLY charity. The children all did so well in their first whole school assembly.

Today we made a spiders web in the playground. Some children were chosen to be a spider and spin a web! Take a look at our photos.


Have a wonderful week off, you have all worked so hard this half term.  See you on the 30th October.



We have all completed our sponsored tower build, and everyone got a photograph of the children doing it. They were all great. Well done! Please bring in your sponsor money to help the charity O.L.L.Y who helps children who have lost a loved one.


The children are doing so well, and have all had their outdoor PE kit on. If you have not purchased one yet, please can you as we will be using them outside.


On Friday we had Mrs Reynolds come and visit us with her amazing animals. These included a frog, leopard kitten, hawk, snake and a stick insect! Some of us even stroked the snake and frog, and most of us had a stroke of the cute kitten!
This week we have been looking at patterns and have made lots in class, including using instrument sounds to make patterns. We have all enjoyed reading our books in class, please bring them in everyday. On Friday we had the animal lady in who showed us a snake, frog, leopard cat and a stick insect. Some of us even had a touch!

Week beginning 25th September

We have all been given reading books today. They need to be kept in book bags and brought to school everyday. Homework has also been given. Please complete this with a pencil and bring the completed homework back in the folder on either a Monday or a Tuesday.


This week we have been doing many different activities. We have all taken part in activities that will help our hands and fingers be ready for writing. (fine motor activities) Please look at our photos. We also met Muddles, the cat who isn't very good at remembering numbers and counting, the children were very amused!


The classroom is looking very colourful with all the lovely work that the children have done. This week we did sponge printing and made some wonderful leaf men!


You have been given sponsor forms to help the charity O.L.L.Y. Please help to collect sponsor money for this charity. Each class has a chosen charity that they raise money for and we have an assembly where a representative of the charity comes to accept the cheque. Details to follow!

Our first P.E. lesson in our kits. We got changed by ourselves and only needed a bit of help.

Woodpeckers are enjoying their first full week at school. We are enjoying our school lunches and being very sensible carrying our trays. Have a look at our photos! We have been learning all the routines and have had a Spanish lesson! We have met our buddies and are finding our way around the school. Keep up the fantastic work Woodpeckers!