Author Archives: Mrs McNamara

Run, run, as fast as you can!

This term our focus story is ‘The Gingerbread Man’ and the children are really enjoying learning the story with actions and acting it out.  We have lots of exciting activities planned including making up our own versions of the story, baking our own gingerbread men, finding out about what actually happens to gingerbread in water, learning about positional language using gingerbread characters, and making gingerbread men and women from different materials (such as clay and sandpaper) and decorating them… We are looking forward to a fun few weeks!

Welcome to Slimbridge!

A very warm welcome to all our new Reception children and families! We are really enjoying getting to you all.  Over the next few weeks in Class 1 our theme will be ‘All About Me’.  Activities will include: becoming familiar with the school, classroom and one another; drawing, painting and collaging pictures of themselves and… Continue Reading

Term 5

Welcome back, we hope you have all had a lovely Easter break.  This term our focus story will be ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ and we are launching this with a trip to the woods on Monday!  Over the course of the term we will be learning our new story with actions and exploring it in lots… Continue Reading

Little Red Riding Hood

We hope you have all had a lovely half term.  This term our new story will be ‘Little Red Riding Hood’.  We are looking forward to introducing the story to the children when we get back to school. As usual we will be learning the story with actions, acting the story out and providing lots… Continue Reading

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year and welcome back to school.  We hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas and we can’t wait to hear all about it!  This week we will be settling back into school and thinking about Winter.  Our activities will include writing letters to Santa to thank him for our presents and talking… Continue Reading

Little visitors to Class 1…

I hope you have all had a lovely restful half term.  The children did so well in their very first term at school, but they were definitely all ready for a rest!  We have lots of exciting activities planned for the next few weeks… Shhhh, don’t tell the children, but we have had some little… Continue Reading

Welcome to Class 1!

A very big welcome to all our new Reception children!  We have had a lovely first week getting to know you all and everyone is settling in beautifully 🙂 Over the next few weeks we have lots of exciting activities planned including: exploring our classroom and learning where everything is and all the school routines;… Continue Reading

Summer term

Welcome back, we hope you all had a great half term and enjoyed the lovely weather.   This term our theme will be the story ‘Oliver’s Vegetables’. We will be learning all about growing plants, healthy eating, exploring different vegetables and fruits and growing some of our own. We’ve had a busy first week back, reading… Continue Reading