Reception Topics 2018-2019
12/12/18 Today we had our concert at the Church of The Holy Spirit. It was fantastic, Mr. Williams was so proud. The children said their lines really loudly and clearly and the singing was lovely. Thank you to everyone who helped make the costumes.
Today (4/12/18) we had a visit from Coverdale Puppets. They did a puppet show about the story of The First Christmas. The puppets were great. Some of them were really funny and we got to sing along to some of the songs. Afterwards one of the puppeteers told us about different kinds of puppets and how they work.
As part of our topic on colour we are carrying out a science investigation to see what happens if you put a white flower in coloured water. We got two white carnations and we have put one in clear water and one in blue water. We used the same size flower and the same amount of water in each container. We put them in Mrs. Molyneux's office to keep safe and we are going to look at them after the weekend to see what has happened.
22/11/18 Today we had some more special visitors at school. key Strings. These two musicians came to talk to us about different musical instruments. They brought lots of instruments with them and some children had a go at playing some of them. The musicians also talked about The 1st World War and marching music. Some children even put on some soldiers' hats and marched to the drums.
Today we had a very special visitor. Sister Ann. Sister Ann is a nurse and she also happens to be Miss. Roberts' mum. She brought in lots of things to talk about and she dressed lots of people. She talked about injections, germs, how to keep your heart healthy, bandages and operations. We learned a lot and Sister Ann let us keep some things in our hospital role play area. Diolch yn fawr.
We have had a very special week at school. As well as having important visitors (Estyn) we have been learning about Remembrance Day. We have made poppies from lollipop sticks and tissue paper, used finger paints to make a large picture of poppies and in our role play area we have a hospital to help injured soldiers. It was Forest School week too and we looked at pictures of animals we might see in the forest area at school and animals we wouldn't find in there. We also collected some leaves to make repeating patterns. The children have been wonderful and they definitely deserve a special treat over the weekend. Thankyou children. Diolch Plant.
Today (Tuesday 16th October) Pop Project came in to school. They are a group of musicians. They talked about "Ourselves", "The Future" and "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle". They played different kinds of guitars and a keyboard. The children loved listening to and dancing to the music.
Today was our assembly. We talked about Harvest. All the children had drawn a picture of their favourite fruit or vegetable . We went ito the hall to perform in front of the rest of the infant children. They held the picture up in assembly and said "dw i'n hoffi...". They all used loud, clear voices and Mr. Williams was really proud. At the end we sang "Cauliflowers fluffy and cabbages green."
Monday 8th October
Today we had a special assembly, it was our Harvest Festival. Lots of children brought in tins, jars and packets of food to share with local people who do not have much food. We had a special visitor, Mr. Slatter. He used to be a teacher at our school and now works and preaches in a church in Mold. He talked to us about Harvest and told us a story from The Bible. We sang our Harvest song, "Cauliflowers fluffy and Cabbages Green..." Class 1 children love this song. If you want to sing it at home, search on line.
3/10/18 Today we had a great time raising money for school funds. While the junior children were walking up Moel Famau we did 3 laps of the obstacle course on the school field. It was good fun but it was really tiring. Thankyou to those parents who sent in £1 donation.
This week we have had a new interactive board. We can search the internet on it, watch films on it, play games on it and draw on it. It is really big. We have been drawing happy, sad and angry faces and learning the Welsh words hapus, trist and flin.
This week as part of out topic we are learning about the parts of our bodies. We have been talking about the outside and inside and we have learned about the heart and lungs and veins and blood. We drew around one child and then the children helped to draw the different organs.
Welcome to Class 1
Today was our first Forest School session. We went for a walk around the school grounds. We talked about the different areas and what we can do in each area. We went to the boundary gates and we looked at how the barrier at the main entrance works. We looked to see if the chickens had laid any eggs but they hadn't and we had a story outside. Forest school sessions for Reception children take place every other Tuesday. All the children came to school in the correct clothes and remembered a coat and wellies. Da iawn children and diolch parents.
Your child has spent a few days in their new class and they are now beginning to understand the new routines. I am sure they have told you all about it. We will be doing p.e on Wednesdays and Fridays. Your child will bring his/her book bag home every night. Please return them to school every morning. Diolch.