You will be glad to hear the missing farm animals have now been safely returned to Class 15. The children followed the clues to find them and Lanky Len and Hefty Hugh sent a message to say sorry from jail.
We have had a great first week back to school. But we were not happy to find that our farm animals had been stolen from our classroom. We spent all week looking for clues to whom might have taken them, and with the help of the ladybird, we found out it was Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len from the story ‘What the Ladybird Heard’.
Mrs Ferris called the police and they came to take finger prints. We even had to do our own finger prints. We made ‘Wanted’ posters to help the police catch the thieves and ‘Lost Animal’ posters. Some of us decided we needed to make maps to help solve the crime and some of us found some strange ‘X’ marks on the floor.
Today the Ladybird left us clues and we had to search around the classroom to find them. We still haven’t found our animals yet but we are hoping to get them back soon. If you see them, or see Hefty Hugh or Lanky Len, please let us know or ring the police.
Last Friday the children were set a maths problem. How many aliens did they need to have 10 eyes in total? There were one eyed, two eyed, three eyed and four eyed aliens to choose from. The children all worked at the same time to solve the problem independently. There was lots of counting, discussion and success!
Today Bellinge Campus went over to Ecton Brook Campus for our Medieval Morning. We had a ride on the school minibus, performed our dance and song, and ate our bread that we baked yesterday at school, washed down by blackcurrant squash in our hand decorated goblets. It was fun to see the other site, meet the other Reception classes and adults. The children all had a fabulous time, made new friends and got to play on the school playground. Everyone was so well behaved. The children all said the highlight of the morning was ‘the bus ride’!
This week we welcomed our parents to see how we teach Kinetic Letters and the session was well attended and we hope informative. The children loved showing off their move, both practising their letter formation and finger Gymn activities. We will be holding more sessions soon and if there is anything as a parent you would like to see in action, why not let us know.
The children at Bellinge have been learning about empathy. They made empathy glasses, listened to a story about empathy called ‘The Giving Tree’ and made thoughtful little pictures to decorate our own class tree. The children talked about and learned why it is important to think about others’ and their feelings.
Reception children took part in their first Drama for Learning activity this week called Digital Video Clips and Rolling Theatre. They acted out different jobs people used to have a long time ago when they lived in a Castle and performed as a class.
Watch our video below.
Last week the children on Bellinge Campus met a new character – Jigsaw Jenie who is helping the children learn about themselves, feelings and relationships as part of our PSHE curriculum. This week was all about achieving something challenging and to keep on trying until you succeed. I am pleased to say all children in the class enthusiastically took on Jigsaw Jenie’s Zip Challenge of doing up their coat zips by themselves. And after 2 weeks nearly all children can now do this independently. One less thing for you to have to do for them mums and dads!
On Wednesday the Year 5 children at Bellinge came to Reception class to listen to them read their stage book. Reception class then enjoyed listening to a story told by their Year 5 buddy. All the children really enjoyed the experience and it was lovely for them to get to know the older children in school.