Welcome to Paddington class!
  
Hand in hand, together we can.  



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Reception Ball - Friday 5th Ball
We had a great day hosting a ball.  We did lots of dancing including ballroom dancing. We also enjoyed our feast!

Reception Ball




Mother's Day Event
Thank you to everyone who came to our Mother's Day event.  We all had a great time.  Thank you for your continued support.

Mother's Day Event

Red Nose Day - 24th March
Look what fun we had on Red Nose Day.

Red Nose Day


World Book Day - 3rd March
We enjoyed dressing up in our favourite book characters.  What a fun day.

World Book Day


PDSA Visit
On Thursday the PDSA came into school to talk to us about looking after pets.  When we were told the lady our role-play area is currently a Vets she kindly came into our classroom.  We were lucky enough to take part in a demonstration.  Thank you to everyone who bought in money to buy things.

PDSA Visit








Meet The Team
Class Teacher - Mrs Laguda
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Murphy-Rowe


Class Notices:
PE

Our PE days will be on Wednesday and Friday
Please ensure PE kits have been sent in clearly labelled.  On PE days please remember to take out your child's earrings and make sure long hair is tied back.  All PE kits should have a pair of plimsolls or trainers in them should we do PE outside. 

Reading Books
  Children will read once a week with an adult in class. Thank you to those children who have already read their books and have put their reading books in the box outside in the mornings.  If your child has read with you, please remember to sign your child's reading record diary.  In the morning, please put these in the box outside so we can change them daily. Remember children should read at least 5 times a week.  They can then be entered into the weekly reading raffle to win a prize.  






Jungle Explorer Day
We have had lots of fun dressed up as Jungle Explorer's. We went into the deep dark jungle to find animals.  Luckily we were able to get up close and personal to them as they were all sleeping!  We even had time to make jam sandwiches and had a picnic in the Jungle!

Jungle Explorer Day



Father's Day Activities
Thanks to everyone who attended our Father's Day event. We loved the fact that the adults enjoyed it as much as the children!

Father's Day



Pictures from our school Trip to the Gruffalo Park on Monday 15th May: 

Paddington Trip to the Gruffalo Park



Our Topic this half term is: 

Our Big Wide World

 

Our learning will include :
  • Being different Explorers.
  • We will visit different areas around the world.
  • Firstly we will visit space and learn lots about space. 
  • Next we will visit the jungle.  This will include an expedition into the jungle in search of animals. 
  • Thirdly we will visit under the sea.  We will look at what lives under the sea. 
  • We will also be taking part in Sports Day.
  • We will be taking part in a Den day.  We will be building a Den for an animal to live in.
  • We will also be taking part in a variety of transition activities to help prepare ourselves for Year 1.  
  • Lastly we will enjoy the last few weeks of Reception.
Dates and Events to look out for:
Monday 26th June - Jungle Explorer Day - Come into school dressed as Jungle Explorers.  We will be going out on to the field in search of what animals we can spot!

Wednesday 28th June - Sports Day and school Picnic - Reception children will be taking part in Sports Day with KS1.  It will start at 9:30am and will finish at approximately 11:am. Please then stay for a picnic on the field. This will be from 11:45am-12:30pm.  You will be shortly receiving a letter to inform you of what house your child will be in and what colour t-shirt they will need to wear. 

PHONICS

We have now learnt all the Phase 2 and Phase 3 sounds. Some of us will be revisiting Phase 3 whilst some of us will focusing on Phase 4 and Phase 5.

Maths

In Maths this week we are focusing on focusing on 2D and 3d shapes. We will be using them to make planets and aliens.  


Handwriting
This week we will be focusing on joining up our handwriting. 


High Frequency Words
Well done to all of those children who continue to practice their High Frequency Words. We like your eagerness and look forward to seeing how you are doing. Each week we will see if your child can read the words by sight.  If they are able to do this a new list will be given. Remember to look out for certificates as they move up the lists.  

Home Learning Books 

Home Learning Books will be given out every Friday.  There is a list of  activities for Maths and for Topic/Phonics.Please complete one maths and one topic/phonics based activity each week.  In case your child wants to complete more activities we have also put in some additional activities.  Home Learning Books should be returned by the following Wednesday.  There will  be a box outside the classroom to put them in.  


Water Bottles
Please ensure your child brings in a water bottle everyday so they can have access to water in the Classroom. Please make sure bottles are named.

Clothing
All items of clothing and footwear should be labelled.