A Visit from A Vet!

Posted by mrsoconnor on Thursday Oct 13, 2016 Under Uncategorized


Today we had a visit from Dr Cosgrove, a  Parent from Swifts class, who talked to us about what it is like to be a vet. She brought along Ellie her new puppy and taught us about all of the things a puppy would need to go to the vet for.

  • Microchip – to see who she belongs to
  • Flea treatment
  • Worming tablet
  • Thermometer to take the temperature

We then watched and helped her with an operation. We then had to stitch up the puppy and bandage her wounds. Once the puppy was well, we took her for a walk and some children even picked up her poo!

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit from the vet and it inspired us to become vets ourselves. We set up a role play vets in the classroom. Take a look at our photos! Future vets in the making!



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The Children Find A Lost Puppy.

Posted by mrsoconnor on Friday Sep 30, 2016 Under Uncategorized

Earlier this week, a strange message popped up on to the Interactive Whiteboard. It was a message from a dog explaining that she had lost her puppy…

Later that day, the children were all busy working in the classroom, when they heard a strange whining sound from outside the room. There was a little puppy. He was lost and upset! So we took him into the classroom and made him a comfy bed to sleep in and gave him a drink. We discussed how we could make him feel welcome and named him Pongo!



The children  have been finding out how to look after the puppy while we look for his mummy! They decided to make some posters to put all around the school.

The children  have learnt how to draw using a computer program called Purple Mash and they will use these pictures for their posters.

They have done a fantastic job I am sure you will agree…



The children have enjoyed finding out how to care for dogs. This week the Role Play Area turned into a Pet Shop. Over the next couple of week, we will continue to find out more about  pets and how to care for animals.

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Fun Phonics!

Posted by mrsoconnor on Thursday Sep 29, 2016 Under Uncategorized

This week we have started learning that letters can make sounds when they are read. We call these letter sounds – phonemes.

In Phonics this week we have been learning the letters s,a and t in lots of fun and active ways…

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We built the Funny Bones Town, made Towers  and Tasty Terrific Toast…

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We made a play dough sequin snake, used scissors to make skeletons and spiders, painted apple trees and enjoyed being creative in lots of different ways!

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We even took selfies!

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Can you think of anything you can do at home that involves these sounds?

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Today we went into the Life Education Centre!

Posted by mrsoconnor on Tuesday Sep 27, 2016 Under Uncategorized

Reception have had a great time in the Life Education caravan today.

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We began by learning about our bodies. We have been learning lots about our bodies in class and Val seemed very impressed with our knowledge.  We looked at Tam the doll. We talked about blood, bones, muscles, our brains, our heart and our lungs.

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We used our magic fingers to make these parts of Tam light up. We used the energy in our bodies to do some singing and dancing.


We then met Harold!

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Harold told us about going to stay at his grandparents house and staying safe and healthy. Harold got a little bit sad at one point so we suggested ways to cheer him up. We talked to Harold on the phone.


We also learned about how important our sleep is. We know that we do lots of growing whilst we are asleep!  We pretended to go to sleep and the stars came out!

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Finally, we said goodbye to Harold and gave him a little stroke. We had a great time in the Life Education Caravan and we found learnt lots of interesting things about our bodies.

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Reading Books and Records!

Posted by mrsoconnor on Wednesday Sep 21, 2016 Under Uncategorized

This week the children will be bringing home reading books and reading records. You are expected to read with your child, for at least ten minutes, every day and write a comment in their reading record. The books will be changed on Tuesdays and Fridays. If your child does not return their book to school, they will be unable to take a new one home.

Your child will most likely come home with wordless books, to begin with, that tell a story through pictures alone. They help children to develop speaking and listening skills through creating and telling stories.

How to support your child reading:

Your child is just beginning to discover the excitement of books. Although these books have no words, they are an important introduction to reading.

Please encourage your child to:

  • Look at the pages in order, and talk about what is happening on the left hand page before the right hand page.
  • Talk about what is happening on each page, rather than just talking about what they see in each picture.
  • Tell you who or what the book is about.
  • Talk about other books that this may be similar to.
  • Make up another story for the character or place.

Thank you for your continued support.

The Reception Team

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Star of the Week Assembly!

Posted by mrsoconnor on Monday Sep 12, 2016 Under Uncategorized


Every week the class teachers choose two children  in their class who have been their ‘stars of the week’.  Those children will then receive a  certificate in our Star of the Week Assembly, on a Friday, and their picture will be displayed in the entrance of School.  Children can be chosen for various reasons e.g. following classroom rules, being kind, being able to fasten their own coat etc…

Take a look at our Stars of this week!



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Bluebirds First Week!

Posted by mrsoconnor on Friday Sep 9, 2016 Under Uncategorized

WOW! What a fantastic first week at school! The children have had a great time this week getting to know each other and the school. They have been getting to grips with the routines and rules of school and I am amazed at how well they have all settled.

We have had lots of fun exploring the classroom and outdoor area…


I am looking forward to another exciting week next week! Have a great weekend!

Miss Mills


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Our First Few Days In Reception

Posted by mrsoconnor on Tuesday Sep 6, 2016 Under Uncategorized

Bluebirds First School Dinner!

We hope the children have had a fantastic first day at school…

We have been thrilled with how they have got on with the day so confidently!

Many of the children said…”School dinner is my favourite part of the day!” so here are a few pictures of their first school dinner!

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When the children have finished their lunch they wait at the dinner stop and soon they are collected by our lunch time supervisors and off they go to get their coats on, ready to play outside!

Watch this space to find out what else we get  up to this week…

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Swifts and Skylarks First Few Days in Reception!

Posted by mrsoconnor on Tuesday Sep 6, 2016 Under Uncategorized

Waiting for the children to arrive and explore the classroom….


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Having a play outside!

What fun.

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Lunch time…

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In the afternoon we played some more…

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We have had a great day and are looking forward to tomorrow.


Skylarks First Few Days in School

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We had fun painting and working together to complete a number line.


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We put the skeleton jigsaw together and measured ourselves to see who was the tallest.

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We made different shapes and different lengths.

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We had fun in the play dough area.

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We also had fun in the writing ‘office area’.

Outdoor Fun

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A Sunny Day in Reception!

Posted by mrsoconnor on Wednesday Jul 20, 2016 Under Uncategorized

The weather was very hot yesterday, and our Reception children enjoyed cooling down with an ice lolly and a paddle in the shade!

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