Reception TS

In class RK we have one teacher, Mrs Knowles and four teaching assistants: Mrs Childs, Mrs Faithfull, Miss McDonald and Miss Watson.

We enjoy learning in a variety of ways inside and outside. Our class is set up into educational areas to encourage us to develop and learn through play. Our Maths area is very popular as we order numbers and sing number songs.

Reading is important to us all and our cosy reading area is set up to encourage us to use books appropriately and enjoy stories.

Outside can be lots of fun and great to help development and skill. Our outdoor classroom can help us learn in the fresh air as well as being stimulating. In class, we are learning to be independent and develop our social skills in turn taking and resilience.

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!