Welcome to Reception
In the Foundation Stage at St.Josephs,the children are taught to share and care about others reflecting the Catholic values in our school mission statement. Our dedicated Early Years team provide a happy,caring,secure learning environment where your child will flourish.
The children have made a fantastic start to their year in Reception. They have welcomed some new friends and are loving exploring the new learning environment. They have quickly got back into the classroom routines and are already working very hard. We are looking forward to an exciting year.
Star of the week
Now we are in Reception, the children will join the rest of the school at the " good news" assembly on a Friday where two children will receive an award , star of the week and worker of the week. Our first hard worker in Reception was Alexis. She is an amazing artist and a prolific painter! She painted some brilliant pictures of different Disney princesses, see if you can guess which ones.
In the woods
We are learning all about the woods, the animals you might find in the woods and all the different trees and plants which grow there. We have been on a leaf hunt around the " woods" in our school grounds. The children found all different types of leaves and brought them back to class to use in our maths and creative work.
Macmillan Tea Party
The children made some cakes so we could take part in the Macmillan coffee morning. Alexis wrote the ingredients and the children all helped to make the cakes. We enjoyed our cakes with a lovely cup of tea. We talked about how nurses work very hard to help people who are sick and how important they are.
The children are loving number activities at the moment. They have been making birthday cakes, with candles to match the numbers on the cards. They are enjoying playing the games in the outdoor area. It's lovely to see them sharing and taking turns.
Thank you so much to all the parents, grandparents and carers who came to our phonics and reading workshop. We hope you found it useful and informative and remember our door is always open for any questions you may have. The children have been reading and writing lots of CVC words all around the classroom and outdoors.
We had the best time learning all about Italy. We made playdough pizza with real herbs, measured coffee beans in espresso and cappuccino cups, used pasta to thread onto, built the Leaning Tower of Pisa and recreated our own fruit pictures inspired by the work of Italian artist Guiseppe Arcimboldo. We made some real pizzas with different toppings on and enjoyed them in the afternoon with a lovely ice cream.
The children enjoyed making vegetable soup with the left over vegetables from our Italian day. They read the recipe and chopped up the different vegetables. They put the vegetables into the pan and we cooked it. We enjoyed our soup on a lovely sunny Autumn afternoon, sat outside.
The children have been really loving the Autumn sunshine this week. We have been doing lots of different activities outside. Looking for mini beasts and birds. Playing maths and phonics games. Picking out the seeds from different squashes and pumpkins and counting how many we find.