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Grange Valley Primary & Nursery School

Inspire to Guide, Challenge and Achieve.

Welcome to Reception

Miss Daniels' Class 

Week Beginning 13th September 2021

This week in Reception, we read the story The Way I Feely by Janan Cain. The children used picture cards to copy emotions and look at their faces in the mirrors. We learnt the names of lots of new feelings, such as jealous, frustrated and disappointed. Can your child tell you what it means to feel blue? We discussed that it is okay to feel all different feelings as they don’t last forever. The children spoke about what makes them happy, sad and angry and how our bodies change with our feelings. The  children created their own faces in the creative area, cutting and sticking different facial features to make different expressions. 

To link with our feelings, we also took part in Yoga in class. We realised that Yoga helps to make us feel calm and relaxed. Can the children tell you any of the poses from our Yoga session? 

During  Time to Think and Talk we discussed “If you could make a class rule, what would it be?” We had lots of lovely ideas such as helping each other, be happy and also play with a hoola hoop every day (my favourite rule!) 

A great full week in Reception.  

Have a lovely weekend, 

Miss Daniels. 

Week Beginning 6th September 2021

What a wonderful first week we've had in Reception. The children have been super stars. They have adapted so well to a new environment, new adults and new friends. 

We learnt lots of new friends names and introduced ourselves to everyone. During our carpet sessions, we played some lovely circle games; Pass the Smile, Hot Potato and Music Maker.  Can your child tell you about them?

Reception made the most of this glorious September sunshine. Our Forest area provides us with some lovely shade to keep cool.

The children have also ate their lunch in the big school hall. This is such a big achievement and they should be so proud. We all used our manners when asking for our lunch, have learnt to clear our own plate and select our own dessert. 

I am so proud of you all. Keep it up! 

Have a lovely weekend, 

Miss Daniels. 

Reception Notice Board

Reception's PE Day is Thursday.