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Butterflies had great fun at Sports Day today and everyone was a winner!. We would like to say a big thank you to all the adults that cheered on the children, it made a big difference.
Our RE topic is: Good News Monday 23rd April was St. George’s Day. We were told the story of St. George in our Team Assembly. We know that St. George was a knight who slayed a dragon to save a princess. We have learnt that a red cross on a white background is the English flag, and that St. George is the Patron Saint of England. We also learnt about things that are symbolic of England. At the end of the assembly we did a quiz and we got all the questions right!
As part of our RE topic 'Growing', the children observed cress being planted and grown. We kept a daily diary noting down the changes that had taken place. The children were amazed at how quickly it grew. Once the cress had grown, the children had a taste and they all enjoyed it!! As part of our topic, 'People Who Help Us', we had a visit from a Police Officer and his dog Brodie. The children were shown the equipment used by the police; helmets, batons, radio and handcuffs, which were the children's favourite, apart from Brodie of course! The children were shown the Stations of the Cross (which are on display in the Infant Playground). Each station was explained to them , which supported their understanding of the Easter Story.
LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW... (inside and out!!)
As part of our topic People Who Help Us, the role play area has been turned into a doctor's surgery. The children have really enjoyed taking on the role of the different jobs in the surgery. The doctors have even carried out first aid on a dog!
We have had a very busy week. The children attended a Space Workshop. They were all little stars and had to obey the Little Green Alien. But of course they didn’t! In fact they ate his cake! The children had a fantastic time. Butterflies also visited Our Lady and St. Joseph’s Church. Father Charles met us and explained to the children all the important areas of the church. He showed them the font and explained the importance of the oil and candle used during Baptism.
At the start of the new term we celebrated the Feast of the Epiphany. All Reception children attended a Liturgy to learn about this special Feast Day. As part of the celebration, the children made a crown and had a small tea party back in their classroom. They had lots of fun!
It's been a very busy few weeks in Butterflies getting ready for Christmas. We have had fun wrapping presents, making Christmas cards and stockings. We were all very proud of our performance in the Nativity Liturgy and we know you were proud of us too. We sung, danced and munched through lots of delicious treats at our Christmas Party and we are definitely ready for Christmas!
The children had great fun celebrating 'Kipper's' birthday as part of our topic. The children wrapped presents for Kipper, made a party hat, danced and played games in the hall and finally ate biscuits that each child designed and decorated. They all had great fun and so did the adults!!
REMEMBRANCE: This artwork is the collaboration of all Reception children which commemorates Remembrance Day. Each child used a finger print to form each of the poppies. The picture now hangs proudly in the Reception corridor.
To help us understand what happens during a baptism, we acted out the different stages. The children enjoyed role playing the priest, parents and Godparents.
In celebration of Diwali, the children listened to the story of Rama and Sita. They also learned that during Diwali, special food is eaten and Mehndi patterns are drawn on feet and hands. The children had the opportunity to design their own Mendhi patterns and do some Bhangra steps!
We have been learning about how special our name is and the children went on a name hunt to find their own name.
We have been learning about Hanukkah. We made potato latkes in our mud kitchen. We even had to dig our own potatoes.
The new Reception children in Butterflies are enjoying their first weeks at school