Soft Play Success

This week we transformed the hall into our own Ninja Warrior course, equipped with moving stones, hurdles and super difficult jumps.  We all had so much fun and can’t wait to give it another go.  Reception class were fantastic: who said P.E. was difficult?

More than an ICE day!!

What a fantastic day we had at the Life Centre, exploring the museum, learning to skate and enjoying a beautiful hot chocolate.  We started our busy day with a stroll to Jarrow Metro.  Our teachers were so proud of how well we managed the Metro  We behaved impeccably.  Once we arrived at the Life Centre, we went straight to the play area, playing in the shop and in the kitchen.  We went gardening and harvested a tonne of cabbages and explored a cool tree house.  We also had a fab time building towers and making an obstacle course with the soft play.

       

After all that fun, we were taken to explore the Dinosaur exhibition which was truly amazing.  The dinosaurs were extremely life-like and we were fascinated to learn so many facts about dinosaurs and also how to dig up fossils (which we did interactively).  We found out how much food they eat.  Did you know a T-Rex ate the same as 1,500 sausages per meal?  We saw fossils of the teeth that dinosaurs used to munch on their lunches and we were also entertained by a mountain of poop, which showed us how much a dinosaur would poop in a week!

When we had finished exploring the dinosaurs, we went to recharge our own batteries ready for the exciting afternoon ahead.

It wasn’t long until we were ready to go again!  This time we were invited into the Planetarium to watch a special showing of Little Bear.  It was great to watch the constellations and listen to the fantastic story.  We really enjoyed it but again, it wasn’t long until we were on the move: This time to the highlight of the day: ICE SKATING!

Our teachers were absolutely amazed by how adventurous and brave we were as this was the first time for many of us.  It did take a little getting used to with a few stumbles before we were moving, but we definitely got going.  We all enjoyed a hot chocolate, cream and biscuits before it was time to go home.

We had the most fantastic day even though we were a little tired when we got back to school.

We would like to say thank you to our fantastic helpers Zak, Charlotte and Chelsea who helped to keep us extra safe and made the day super fun.

The teachers would like to say a massive thank you to Reception and Key Stage 1 for showing our community how polite and well behaved we are. Well done everyone!

Early Years Maths Cafe

What a fantastic morning we had in Early Years today!  We had the chance to play some awesome maths games with our grown-ups showing them how we learn maths in Nursery and Reception.  We exchanged our stickers for a drink, a cake and a certificate.  Does it get any better than that?

The Early Years staff would like to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you to parents for taking part this morning and we can’t wait to see you all at the next cafe.

What a Ramble!!

In aid of Children in Need, Key Stage 1 and Year 3/4 went walking around our local area.  We enjoyed a stroll through Jarrow Hall, past Charlie’s Park, along the river and back to school.  We walked a total of 2.3 miles which is a fab achievement for little legs!

We had so much fun and Year 3/4 did a fantastic job of looking after Reception so we must say a massive thank you to them.

We finished the ramble with a selfie, like all good Rambles should end.

Transition has been fantastic!

We have had a fantastic fortnight in Reception getting ready for our full days next week.  We explored our new classroom, met some new friends, played with new toys and enjoyed break times with Key Stage 1.  We also learnt a new story; Little Rabbit Foo Foo and spent time making the characters from the story.

Our teachers taught us the school routine which has been fantastic and we even stayed for scrumptious school lunches.  We can’t wait to get in our classroom for the full day!