Reception TS

In class RK our teacher is Mrs Knowles and our teaching assistants are: Mrs Childs, Mrs Faithfull, Miss Riley and Miss Watson. It’s great having so many adults to work with as there is always someone around to help us with our work. Reading is a big part of our class and we have a cosy reading area to snuggle down and enjoy a familiar book. Each week we have a new book to read and use puppets to help us re-tell the stories.  Outside can be lots of fun for us too and it’s a great for helping our personal development and increasing our skills in so many ways. Our outdoor classroom can help us learn in the fresh air as well as being incredibly stimulating.  We work very hard at our reading, learning and using all our sounds. Once we have learned them we are very good at using them in our writing too. We can already write long and interesting sentences and some of us have started writing stories. We are very fast when we are reciting the counting numbers from zero to twenty and even beyond. We can add numbers and already recognise lots of shaped. We are all individuals in our class and celebrate our differences. We are building up a sense of who we are, how we belong and what makes us special.  Mr Beale says ‘class RK work beautifully together. They listen very carefully to what their teacher says and really look after their classroom. I am very impressed with their phonics skills and there are many skilful artists in the class’.

The photographs below show some of the exhilarating activities they’ve been working on together.

Holland Moor Primary School - Lancashire
Our Chinese Celebrations

In class, we learnt about how Chinese people celebrate Chinese New Year. They celebrate for 15 days. We found out that it’s the year of the ‘rat’.  Most employees have 7-12 days off work, and students have one month winter vacation. The 2020 Chinese New Year holiday is from January 24th to 30th.

Fireworks are an central part of the celebration to liven up the air of Spring Festival. All families set off fireworks to celebrate the festival. The biggest firework show is on Lunar New Year’s Eve.

Houses are decorated with red Spring Festival couplets, red lanterns, and red paper cuttings; city streets are lit up by red lanterns; and numerous people are dressed in red. This is because red in Chinese culture is the symbol of happiness, wealth and prosperity, and can ward off evil spirits and bring good luck.

We made lanterns, ate Chinese food, and made our own Chinese restaurant.

Our Reception Class children are writing – using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.

We’ve been enjoying massage in the classroom, following a routine and relaxing music playing in the background. Ask your child for a massage, they’re becoming experts!

All ‘Massage In Schools Programme’ activities are performed between children, they give and receive a massage one to another, and all activities are carried out over clothes, with children asking permission. The programme can be implemented in schools, as well as at home within families. They also carry out ‘Yoga’, ‘Mindfullness’ and ‘Brain Gym’ routines. Watch out for these!