Drawing, Counting and Acting

Another busy week in RKM. We have been doing some observational drawings of leaves both inside and out.

Maths has been all about counting and putting numbers in the right order.

Friday was PE day so we all enjoyed acting out “GOING ON A BEAR HUNT” and we also tried lots of balancing and stretching exercises.

Numbers,numbers ,numbers.

This week we have been looking at or numbers and the different ways they can be represented. The children chose a number and then used pebbles, numicon, dominoes, ten frame and of course fingers to show the number.

We have been discussing what makes us unique and we came up with  class pledge WE CAN DO IT !  Following on from this we have been thinking about our helicopter stories  and our story this week was about 2 children who never gave up, even though they couldn’t skip, they kept on practising until they could! There was no shortage of volunteer actors and everyone was keen to participate.

Thank you to everyone that is listening to your child read on a regular basis, it is very much appreciated.

First trip to the Library and our PE lesson!

Well its been another busy week in RKM. We had our first trip to the library where we were introduced to Miss Whiteley. She told us how to handle the books and how to conduct ourselves in the library.

On Friday we got changed into our PE kit and headed off to the hall where we all moved round the room like an owl, swooping and flying around.All the children enjoyed themselves and I am sure we will get quicker and quicker at getting changed.

On Wednesday we had an interactive white board fitted which we started to use straight away. Its great for the children to see how letters and numbers are formed and then to have a go on the board themselves!

We have all got our reading books now, so please listen to your child read regularly.

Enjoy whats left of the weekend !

Phonics, Helicopter Stories and Fun !

It`s been another busy week in RKM.We have started our Read, Write Inc sessions, where the children learn all the sounds in readiness for reading.

The children have all been given a reading book, which I am sure you will encourage your child to look at with you and explain the pictures to you. Remember to fill in the reading record!

The topic book is The Owl Babies by Martin Waddell and the children have listened to the story, watched a video of the story and then we wrote down a gist of the story.On Friday we made a helicopter story out of the book, which means the children got chance to act the story out.There was no shortage of volunteers and all the children enjoyed the activity.

PE is starting this week so please remember your child’s kit and make sure its labelled.

Hers to another exciting and fun week in RKM.

Library visit

We had a trip to Moor Allerton library this week and were lucky enough to have two stories read to us by the library staff. All the children enjoyed looking at the variety of books and it was lovely to be told by the staff that the class were so well behaved and a credit to the school ! Thank you to the mums and nana who helped out on the trip.
We are looking forward to our week in the Art Studio and we will report back next week and tell you all about it !


Space dome

On Monday all the children were really excited to go into the space dome and see all the planets close up and to learn more about space.
We have some welcome visitors to the classroom, FROGSPAWN ! The children have been interested in looking at them and can’t wait for them to become tadpoles.

Congratulations to Everley who won the red nose competition for Reception. She received a goody bag as her prize.

World Book Day

As usual it has been a busy week. We made rock buns on Tuesday, continuing our Space Topic. We had our PE, ICT and Singing lessons and most children brought their favourite books in on Thursday for World Book Day. We looked at everyone’s books and read some of them.


We have had a very busy first week back to school, Our topic is space and some children decided to make some models at home and bring them into show. We have been writing about “Aliens in underpants” and investigating different materials for astronauts space suits.

Tuesday saw all three reception classes having a PE, ICT and a  Music lesson, all classes really enjoyed it and are looking forward to next Tuesday.

Leaf !!!

Last week we were reading the book Leaf by Sandra Dieckmann. It involved a polar bear, crows, forest animals and a cave ( for more information ask your child).As part of the story we went out into the play ground and, using the resources in the Scrap shed, we were all tasked with building a cave.The children loved it and were very imaginative with their different cave designs. We also had our faces painted like a woodland animal. Here are just a few pictures to  give you a taster…………..