At Anglesey, we are a vibrant and nurturing school community, where children are given the skills to become, inquisitive, resilient, independent learners. Our curriculum provides a range of creative, challenging and inspiring experiences for all. This equips our children with the life skills to be happy, flourish and be successful...Today, tomorrow and in the future
The schools total attendance is currently at:91.1% (Since September 2020)
This week we have been reading the book Owl Babies, for our Write Stuff lessons. At the end of the week we have to write a non-chronological report, so Miss Lee arranged for Falconry UK to come in and visit us, so we could meet some birds and learn about their characteristics. We met three different types of owl, a tiny, rare falcon from Africa and a cheeky kookaburra from Australia.
We really did have the best day!
Welcome back to school. We hope you had a lovely holiday, and a wonderful new year.
We have so many exciting things happening this half term... In January, we have Falconry UK coming to visit us with some birds of prey to support our learning of the book Owl Babies. We also have Flip the Clown returning with his puppet workshop, where we learn about lots of different emotions. In February, we will be learning all about Chinese New Year, Valentines Day, and we shall be taking our first school trip to Sutton Park where we will use our senses to explore the setting.
Make sure you look out for the letter from us, and pay for the trips and visits and consent via the My Child At School app. If you need any help, please visit the junior office and ask to speak to Mr Bradley and Mr Ferris.
We can't wait to see what your children get up to, and have some fun over the next few weeks :).
Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year
We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas break and thank you for your continued support. We have sent some homework packs home with the children, so please work with them on their sounds, tricky words and high frequency words over the holiday.
We will be returning to school on
Thursday 6th January 2022 at 8:55am.
The children worked so hard to learn their lines, dances and songs for our Reception Nativity play. Please see the video below to watch the performance.
We've now completed our first half term of Forest School, and have loved making Christmas wreaths. We collected sticks to weave into our wreath wire, then added artificial fir leaves which we had to bend around the wire, and then we added red bows to make our wreath look extra Christmassy. We warmed up with hot chocolate and a biscuit afterwards.
We had such a wonderful day on Wednesday, baking gingerbread men for our Write Stuff text - The Gingerbread Man. We've been learning all about the story, and writing our own fiction sentences for the action, tasting, thinking, touching and noticing lenses. For our non-fiction write we had to write a shopping list of the ingredients we would need, so we worked as a class to bake our gingerbread men to help us remember the ingredients.
Christmas Craft Workshop
Thank you to those of you who came to our Christmas Craft workshop, to work with your children on their Christmas hat. Our children love having you come in to work with them, and talk about it for days after.
Change of State
This week we have been looking at how different things change state. First, we talked about solids, liquids and gases and thought about a couple of examples for each. We thought about how our cornflakes turn soft and go mushy when milk is added, and how butter melts when we spread it on our hot bagel.
On Thursday, we experimented with a piece of chocolate. We held a square of Dairy Milk in our hand, and predicted what may happen. After a few minutes we all noticed that our hands were warm, and that the chocolate was beginning to get sticky and melt. We knew it was changing from a solid to a liquid, and predicted rightly, that if we froze it, it would become solid again.
Luckily for us, our teachers told us we were allowed to eat it, and enjoyed licking our hands clean (don't worry, we did wash our hands first).
Christmas Craft Workshop
We have sent a letter out, to invite you to a Christmas Craft workshop on Monday 6th December. We run this workshop every year, and our children and parents have always really enjoyed themselves.
You may be invited to the 9am workshop, or the 2:20pm workshop, depending on which key group your child is in. We have to separate you into two groups as we just don't have the space to all be able to work together at the same time.
During the craft workshop you will be working with your child to make a hat, and there will be other Christmas activities available.
We hope you can make it, and can't wait to see you :)
Thank you to those of you who sent photographs in for this weeks focus activity. It was lovely to hear the children talk about their past experiences, and their families.
We learnt all about what we can use to take a photograph, why we take them, and what we may do after them. We discussed how physical photographs don't seem to be as much of a thing now a days, because of camera phones and iPads, but the children agreed that they much preferred looking at a physical photo instead of a digital one.
Children in Need
Thank you so much for your donations for Children in Need, and for making such an effort with dressing your children up in their spots and stripes.
As this week is Anti-Bullying week, we have been talking about different emotions that we may feel and why - shocked, surprised, angry, sad, happy and excited. We have explored the emotions in different ways: during PSHE lessons, at the creative table, in the outdoor area and we have written kind words to each other.
This week we learnt all about what Remembrance Day is, and why we recognise it in the UK. We talked about the World Wars, and how poppies grew in the fields at the end of the war, which is why people wear them at this time of year, to remember those who lost their lives. We observed a one minute silence on the 11th November, which the children were incredibly well behaved for, and we've been making poppies this week and displaying them in our class rooms.
Thank you to all of the parents who came to the parent workshop on Tuesday 9th November. We hope you enjoyed watching us teach a Phonics lesson, and participating in some of the activities with your children. We are now sending home reader and library books home with your child each week, so these will need to be read for at least 5 minutes every day, and brought back every Monday.
There will be more parent workshops in the future, as we felt that this one was so beneficial, and we received some great feedback.
If you have any questions, or there is a workshop you would like us to run, please talk to your child's teacher or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have also been learning all about Diwali this week. Mrs Satnam and Mrs Gurdev told us all about their plans, and what they were up to in the lead up to the festival of light, and then they told us what happened on the actual day once they returned to school.
We learnt all about the story of Rama and Sita, and why Diwali is the festival of light. We role played making Diwali feasts, looked at Rangoli patterns and made Diva lamps using clay.
This week we have been learning all about our Bonfire Night, and Guy Fawkes. We have learnt how we can be safe around fireworks, and what fireworks are made of. We've been exploring how to make firework pictures, and how to write the sounds fireworks make.
Phonics and Early Reading
Thank you to those of you who attended the phonics and early reading workshop this morning, we hope it was beneficial in helping you to understand how we teach your children in school and how you can support them at home.
We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday 9th November at 9am for the second part of the workshop.
Welcome back everyone to Autumn term 2. We hope you had a lovely, restful half term, and for those of you who took part in Halloween activities, we hope you had a lot of fun.
This half term is one of our most exciting. We will be celebrating Diwali, Bonfire Night, recognising Remembrance Sunday, and enjoying the run up to Christmas.
We will all take part in a Nativity performance of The Wriggly Nativity, there will be a Christmas parent workshop, a Christmas party and the children will get to have a Christmas dinner.
There will also be opportunities for you to join us in school for some workshops to work with your children in Phonics and Reading.
Over the holiday, we made some exciting changes to our unit, with the bike track being painted in the outdoor garden, and our front office wall being built to allow for a much easier free flow environment.
We can't wait to see the progress your children make this half term, and thank you, as always, for your support.
Black History Month - Story Teller
We were so lucky this week to have M visit us to tell us an old story from Ghana. We learnt about Anansai, and how he asked others in his community for food. We talked about the moral of story, joined in with repetitive refrains, and sang a wonderful song complete with actions.
Black History Month
October is Black History Month, and Reception have been learning all about famous black people from past and present who are celebrated for the incredible things they do or did.
We learnt all about Pele, Marcus Rashford, Harriet Tubman, Muhammad Ali and Mo Farah.
We also learnt lots about Martin Luther King, and watched his iconic, ''I Have A Dream'' speech. We talked about how our skin colour shouldn't affect the opportunities we have or are given in life, and that we should all be treated equally and fairly.
Together we discussed our own dreams for our futures, and wrote them onto our painted hand print.
How Do I Put It On?
This week, our story of the week has been How Do I Put It On? The children have had a go at labelling the picture of the bear with his clothes.
Our First Week
The children have settled into their new Reception classes so well, and have enjoyed exploring their new environment. They've adapted to the larger space, class expectations and whole class teaching, and are trying so hard with their learning.
Take a look at the photos, to see what your children have been up to.
Welcome to Reception
Hi everyone ,
Welcome to your new year group and class page. Every week we will update this page with photos, videos and information of what the children have been up to. We will also post important information that you will need to know here, and on Tapestry.
The Reception staff are:
RL - Miss Lee (Year Leader) and Mrs Gurdev
RN - Mrs Noakes and Miss Mummery
RP - Mr Pendry and Mrs Satnam
Mrs Uredi is our Early Years Assistant Headteacher.
Our children will start part-time in a couple of weeks, where they will need to attend school in their uniform with their red book bags, and a spare change of clothes, ideally in a school PE bag. Part-time hours are 8:55am - 11:30am.
Monday 13th - New children to Anglesey.
Tuesday 14th - New children to Anglesey and Spring / Summer born.
Wednesday 15th - New children to Anglesey, Spring / Summer / Autumn born.
Children will start full time on Thursday 16th September where they will have their dinner here, and begin their lessons. Full-time hours are 8:55am - 2:55pm. Please be on time to collect your child, and drop them off on time in the morning.
For any information you may need for your child starting school, please read the induction presentation below.
We can't wait to meet you all, and begin what will be a fantastic year in Reception.