Home Learning

Good morning Reception!

We do hope you were able to enjoy the snow at the weekend with your families.

Today whilst you are at home, here are some learning activities for you to do with your grown-ups:

  • Practise saying all sounds which have been sent home and letter formation for those sounds.
  • Children with High Frequency Words – practise reading and spelling these. Please think carefully about your letter formation as you practise your spellings.
  • Children with reading books to practise their reading and retelling the story.
  • Enjoy sound or number hunts around your home or outside in the snow!
  • Can you make patterns with your toys?
  • Have you spotted any prints in the snow? What animal do you think made them?….

It would be wonderful if you could send in any photos showing how busy you have been today, or the fun you had in the snow over the weekend. We will share these with our friends in class and include them in our blogs. Please send your lovely photos to: postbox@rushall.walsall.sch.uk.

Take care everyone and see you soon,

Mrs West, Mrs Lloyd and Mrs Gilbert

Children in Need Day

Reception had a fantastic day! We talked about why and how we can help other children on this special day.

We had a very busy day enjoying lots of Pudsey and spotty pattern activities…

Reception also danced as their some of their favourite CBeebies characters sang a song for Children in Need…

We helped to raise more money for Children in Need by adding coins to Pudsey…

Well done Reception!

Mrs West, Mrs Lloyd and Mrs Gilbert

Glorious Poppies!

We learned that poppies show we remember people that have helped us.

Reception created fabulous poppies, using watercolour paint. They also worked well together to create a bold and beautiful large scale collage poppy, using paint and different papers and fabrics. These thoughtful pieces of art work look amazing in our classroom!

The children also worked independently to make their own poppies during Busy Time…

There are also fantastic poppies the children made at home…

Well done Reception!

Mrs West, Mrs Lloyd and Mrs Gilbert


Halloween Day

Reception looked amazing in their Halloween costumes!

A big ‘Thank You!’ to all our families for helping to make it such a fantastic day for the children.

It was a very busy and enjoyable day, full of Halloween activities such as writing spells and making potions in the Witches Den; making play dough Halloween shapes; creating Halloween pictures on the computer; using soft pastels to draw Halloween pictures and problem solving by cutting and sticking different shapes to make a witch.

Thank you Reception for a super spooky day!

Best wishes,

Mrs West, Mrs Lloyd and Mrs Gilbert…

Festivals and celebrations

Reception were very busy learning about Diwali, the ‘Festival of Lights’ and how it is celebrated. The children explored pattern through rangoli and mendhi patterns.

Reception worked as a team to create a big rangoli pattern using soft pastels, thinking carefully about colour and symmetrical pattern.

Reception also enjoyed…

tasting delicious samosas and…

listening to Diwali music and following dance movements.

Take care,

Mrs West, Mrs Lloyd and Mrs Gilbert

Happy Harvest Festival!

Autumn time brings a beautiful display of colour. It is also the time of year we give thanks for the food we eat and the crops that are harvested.

To show our thanks and to celebrate, the children have been working hard learning new songs. We are so very proud of all the children. They are fabulous superstars!

Reception proudly present our Harvest Festival performance….

Best wishes,

Mrs West, Mrs Lloyd and Mrs Gilbert