The end of the Spring term in Reception was jam-packed with activities as usual!
I hope all of the children have been enjoying their Easter break and are ready for another busy term! They certainly needed a break after all the hard work (and fun) at the end of the Spring term.
In Ash class, we were learning about patterns. We made patterns using shapes on the interactive TV, counting camels, coloured cubes, beads and pegs. We even made a pattern from different red noses on Red Nose Day!
We were also very lucky to be part of the celebrations for the official opening of the new building which has been named Redwood. It was quite tricky for a few of the children to cast their mind back to when they first visited us in the old reception classroom and we all took a look at our current classrooms being built. That all seems so long ago now! Being the youngest girl in the school, Jasmine from our class got to help to cut the ribbon to officially open the building. Afterwards, we all had cake in the playground and we were joined by some very special visitors.
As our value at the beginning of the Spring term was Compassion, all classes were challenged to come up with a way of raising money to support two Ugandan children through a charity called Compassion. KS1 were raising money for Samali, a Ugandan girl. In Ash class we decided to put on a show for parents and invite them to give a donation to attend. We also made and decorated cakes to sell after the show. Although everyone was VERY tired, we all worked very hard to put together the show to share our recent learning about houses. The children shared the show with the rest of the school and then again with many of you. I think you will agree that the children did a great job and we were all very proud of them. If you could not make it to our show, I have attached a few photos below so please do take a look. The children’s efforts also raised an amazing £102 for Samali so thank you very much for your generosity!
We also managed to have some Easter fun before breaking up for the holidays. We learned about the Easter story, made Easter cakes, decorated Easter eggs and went on an Easter egg hunt.
I hope you have all had a fantastic Easter! Now we are looking forward to another busy, fun-filled term!