Happy New Year!

It’s the year of the rat!  We had a great time celebrating Chinese New Year in Reception Class.  We used the computer, I pads and books to research how this festival is celebrated around the world.  We wrote messages of good luck and made sparkly Chinese lanterns.  We enjoyed trying to write in Chinese on our red scrolls.  We played Chinese restaurants – cooking, ordering and serving.  We cooked our own noodles and enjoyed trying to use chopsticks to eat them.  For snack we had prawn crackers and fortune cookies.  We designed our own temples, pagodas and Great Walls of China and built them in our blocks and lego.  We especially enjoyed a very noisy dragon dance parade outside!

Article 13

You have the right to find out things and share what you think with others, by talking, drawing, writing or in any other way unless it harms or offends other people.

Article 28

You have the right to a good quality education. You should be encouraged to go to school to the highest level you can.

 Article 29

Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities. It should also help you learn to live peacefully, protect the environment and respect other people.

 Article 30

You have the right to practice your own culture, language and religion – or any you choose. Minority and indigenous groups need special protection of this right.

Have you got enough?

We enjoyed playing shops this week.  We are learning to recognise coins, pay with pennies and give change.  Article 29 Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities. It should also help you learn to live peacefully, protect the environment and respect other people.Continue Reading

Who’s Been eating my Porridge?

Reception have enjoyed telling the story of Goldilocks and the three Bears They gave super puppet shows to their friends and acted out the story in our Three Bears Cottage. Article 28 You have the right to a good quality education. You should be encouraged to go to school to the highest level you can.Continue Reading

Religious Education – Local Church – Community

We visited Corpus Christi Church to have a “Treasure Hunt” – finding all the parts of the Church that are used during Celebrations and investigating artefacts.  Mrs Barrass, one of our Eucharistic Ministers talked to us about the role she plays in getting the Church prepared for Celebrations like Mass, Weddings and Baptisms. Article 14…Continue Reading