Starting school.

We are all settling into school so well. Look at all the wonderful activities we have tried so far. πŸ˜€


School’s out!

Many thanks for all the lovely gifts and cards we received at the end of the term. It really was very kind of you all. The children have been an amazing year group and we will miss them all loads. Can’t believe we will be starting again with a new cohort of children in September. Where does the time go? On a personal note – thank you for all your support before and after my operation. It was very much appreciated.

Have a wonderful summer everyone….and don’t forget to do your holiday homework! πŸ˜‰

Make sure you all get plenty of fun family time and also lots of rest. Relax and enjoy the sunshine.

I will be removing you all from Tapestry over the next week to make room for the new families.

Much love and hugs from Mrs Smith and the reception team. Xxx 😎


Caterpillars πŸ›

Following on from the success of our tadpoles, in the last few weeks we have had some more babies in class…5 tiny caterpillars πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›πŸ›! The children have loved watching them grow and have learnt about the butterfly life cycle. Last week the caterpillars made their cocoons and we are patiently waiting for them to emerge as butterflies πŸ¦‹.



In Virtual Base this week we have been taking a close look at what sunflowers look like and have completed observational paintings of them. We had to use our fine motor control and develop our brush skills. They are on the windows outside for all to see. We think they look amazing. 🌻


Tadpoles to Froglets!

Exciting news…some of our tadpoles have now changed into froglets, as they have grown both back and front legs. This means that they are very close to becoming frogs 🐸! We have introduced a rock to their tank as they will soon need to leave the water and spend time on land. It won’t be long until we need to say goodbye to our froglets and find them a new home, but don’t worry we will be having some other new babies arriving to our classroom very soon…I wonder what they will be?! https://standrewsprimaryreception.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/img_1766.movhttps://standrewsprimaryreception.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/img_1763.mov


The Royal Wedding

In RE we have been talking about special celebrations. With the Royal wedding at the weekend we decided to have our own celebration, we talked about what happens at a wedding and looked at some pictures of the Royal family. The children had fun making their own Union Jack flags and colouring in wedding cakes and dresses and enjoyed some juice and a biscuit in the sunshine.



Update on our tadpoles

Mrs Payne has taken the tadpoles home for the extended weekend and is making sure they are well looked after. They are certainly very busy tadpoles; they have been enjoying swimming around and eating the pond weed and fish food. Here is a video of them in case the children are missing them πŸ™‚. Hopefully it won’t be too long until they start growing back legs.