Home PageLog inREACH FOR THE STARS THROUGH LEARNING...POSSIBILITIES...MAKING A DIFFERENCE...BOOKS BUILD BRAINS...ADVENTURE... Back to school this week for our last half term. Lots of sporting events this week and year 6 residential to the Lakes. 96% attendance for this school year. LATEST OFSTED REPORT PUBLISHED. Our school is 'good' in all Ofsted Framework areas. 'Thoughtful, high-quality care contributes well to the happy and harmonious school atmosphere.' Well done to all our pupils, staff and school community for their efforts in contributing to an excellent report. Department of Education data indicates no better performing school within a 75 mile radius with similar key stage 1 scores. WELL DONE WESTERHOPE.
6th April 2017 This week we received our Word Wall Superstar badges!
Thank you to all the parents and grandparents who came to play games in Maths Week; we had a great time!
31st March 2017 These children received their Word Wall 12 certificates this week!
Look at our fantastic sentences about chicks!
Comic Relief Joke Off Video!
24th March We received our Word Wall 12 certificates this week!
24th March We received our Word Wall 6 certificates this week!
Red Nose Day!
We have enjoyed staring to learn about Spring. We looked closely at daffodils and tulips and painted some beautiful pictures. We have talking about baby animals and how they change as they grow. We have each planted a sunflower seed after listening to the story of 'Titch' whose seed grew into a very tall sunflower, hopefully ours will too!
This week we have taken part in lots of activities related to the book 'The Smartest Giant in Town'. We painted giants and the giraffe from the story, we made boats for the goat and we compared objects to see which was the tallest and which was the shortest. We even found some of the giant's clothes with words on which we practised blending in our letters and Sounds sessions!
We made a collage giant; it is even taller than Mrs Phillip!
Stick Man by Julia Donaldson
We have loved listening to Stick Man and taking part in lots of fun activities. We made some brilliant models of Stick Man using play-dough, sticks and googly eyes and we practised our cutting skills making a Stick Man collage with paper. When we painted Stick Man's family we could talk about which stick was the tallest and which was the shortest. Lots of friends wrote sentences about Stick Man, so many that we couldn't fit them all on the display board!
10th February 2017 These children achieved their Word Wall 6 certificates this week!
10th February 2017 I received my Word Wall Superstar badge today for learning all 18 word walls! Well done!
10th February 2017 This week's stars!
3rd February 2017 This week's stars!
3rd February 2017 These children achieved their Word Wall 6 certificates this week!
3rd February 2017 I achieved my Word Wall 12 certificate this week!
Chinese New Year
On Friday we celebrated Chinese New Year by coming to school wearing red for good luck. We made Chinese dragons, firecrackers and tried to write Chinese symbols. We even had prawn crackers at snack time!
We loved being a Chinese dragon parading down the corridor and around the hall. We made lots of noise with our shakers and our feet!
We achieved our Word Wall 12 certificates this week.
27th January 2017 These children received their Word Wall 6 certificate this week.
27th January 2017 This week's stars
We are excited to start our new topic 'Stick Man' by Julia Donaldson next week, 30th January.
These children received their certificate for learning 6 Word Walls in the Autumn term.
Please remember that your child can come to school wearing red on Friday 27th January to help us celebrate Chinese New Year.
20th January 2017 These children recieved their Word Wall 6 Certificate this week!
We have been learning about the animals that live in snowy places.
Did you know that polar bears sleep in a den during the winter? Did you know that penguins have oil on their feathers?
See if your child can tell you anything else about these animals!
13th January 2017 This week's stars!
Fun in the snow!
Please help your child to complete the weather chart that they brought home today, starting on Saturday. Please return to school once it is complete.
Keeping our teeth healthy
Melanie, one of the school nurses came to talk to us about looking after our teeth. She told us that we need to brush our teeth twice each day for two minutes and that we need to visit the dentist twice each year.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all the Reception children and their families from all the staff in Class 1 and Class 2.
We had lots of fun at our Christmas party!
Christmas Jumper Day!
The children have been very busy this week taking part in lots of Christmas activities.
In the role play area the children have been dressing up as Nativity characters and acting out the story. In the Maths room there were opportunities to compare the weight of the Christmas parcels, count the number of toys into the gift bags and play counting and number recognition games with a partner. We have had lots of creative activities including fingerprinting robins and fairy-lights, hand-printing reindeer and painting Christmas trees. The children even tried making their own gift tags!
Shine Star, Shine!
We were so proud of the children on Friday when we performed our Christmas Play; we think all the children are stars!
Reception Christmas Performance.
Shine, Star, Shine!
Friday 9th December 2016
Please come to the main school hall.
Looking forward to seeing you all!
Reception Christmas Party – Tuesday 20th December.
A sign up sheet will be available from Monday 12th December for you to sign up for the party food you could provide. This only needs to be a small amount that can be shared. Please bring your party food on the morning of the party and send your child to school on the morning of the party ready in their party clothes.
Church visit – Wednesday 21st December
Children will be accompanied to the church by school staff.
Please dress warmly!
Children in Need
Look at our alien biscuits!
When we came into school on Monday we were so excited because the role-play area had turned into a space rocket! There were even costumes so we could dress up as astronauts and walkie-talkies so we could speak to each other in space. We listened to a story called 'On the moon' which helped us to learn about being an astronaut. We have made our own walkie-talkies and rockets at the collage table and we made pictures of stars, moons and planets by printing and using a marble rolled in paint; it was really messy! We painted our hands with lots of colours to make handprint aliens and we used googly eyes and pipe-cleaners to make aliens out of playdough.
We had great fun celebrating Halloween in Reception! We listened to spooky stories such as 'Room on the Broom', 'Winnie the Witch' and 'Funnybones'. We helped to scoop the seeds out of pumpkins and Mrs Hewitson carved the faces. We painted witches, made magic wands and glued straws onto black paper to make skeletons. We practised writing lists of animals to go in our cauldrons to make a magic spell. We even made magic potions in the water tray. Mrs Phillip was worried that one of the children might make her disappear!
Welcome to Reception!
The Reception children have had a great start to their year!
This week the children have enjoyed listening to the story 'The Foggy, Foggy Forest' by Nick Sharrat. All the children have visited the school garden to collect leaves and sticks and look for the first signs of Autumn. Please talk to your child about the changes they see around them associated with the changing seasons.