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Miss Kate Tector - Reception Teacher

Mrs Alison McAndrew - Reception Teacher

Mrs Parrott - PPA cover

Mrs Catherine Knowlson - Early Years Practitioner

Please read our latest Newsletter - Reception Term 6 Newsletter

Term Six

Bristol Zoo's Dinosaur Rangers brought a very special visitor to our school on Tuesday. 'Denzel' the dinosaur is on the hunt to recruit Dinosaur Rangers to help find an escaped baby dinosaur at the zoo and thought Avonmouth Primary School was just the place!

The children were very excited to meet him and are now fully trained dinosaur rangers!

Term Five

On Tuesday 16th May the Early Years team set up a junk modelling event for Nursery and Reception children and their families. The children and their families had a great time creating models together and produced some lovely robots, rockets, vehicles and in particular an outfit for a cuddly toy!

We would like to thank all families for taking part and look forward to welcoming you to our teddy bear's picnic in July.

Term Four

On Monday 3rd April, Reception, Year One and Year Two were treated to a Maths based theatre performance called "2,4,6,8" performed by 'Shoofly Theatre'. The main character in the story, Craig, had been invited to a party and had to problem solve wrapping and buying the presents, finding the house number and sorting out the correct number of balloons. The children thoroughly enjoyed taking part and helping Craig to problem solve.

We have enjoyed investigating our pond during Forest School this term. We were searching for a 'Bog Baby' but only found pond snails, water louse and blood worms!

We took the pond snails back to the classroom where we are looking after some tadpoles; pond snails keep the water clean by eating the algae.

This term we have been busy cooking. We made 'Gruffalo' pancakes on Shrove Tuesday and 'Gruffalo' Crumble on World Book Day.

This term we visited the library. We really enjoyed exploring the books, taking some books out and having a story read to us by the Library Assistant.

Term Three

On Tuesday, Reception and KS1 celebrated Chinese New Year. They took part in a carousel and did three different activities. The activities included a dragon dance, creating a rooster (as it’s the Year of the Rooster) and designing their own Chinese money envelope. The children had a thoroughly enjoyable morning and learnt lots about Chinese New Year.

Term Two

Reception had a lovely time at Ashton Court feeding the Reindeer and enjoying exploring the grounds. We all got very excited when Father Christmas made an unexpected appearance.

For the past few weeks Reception class have been learning all about the Gigantic Turnip story. We cooked our own turnip stew, retold the story and acted it out. We have also made our own story up called 'The Gigantic Carrot'.

On Tuesday, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 took part in an exciting Diwali carousel day. They found out lots of information about Diwali and took part in creative and interesting activities. These activities included designing their own Rangoli patterns, making the elephant God - Ganesha and drawing their own Mehndi designs.

Term One

Reception class enjoyed a visit from the Bristol Playbus today. We learnt about the importance of play and learnt about the 20mph campaign in Bristol to keep us safe on the roads. We played with frisbees, balls, zebra crossing mats, construction materials, chalks and more.

We earnt a sticker and a prize for talking about and remembering what the 20mph speed limits in our city are for.

Reception Class received a treat this term as they got all their pebbles in their jar for good behaviour. The children had a list of choices for their treat and chose to come to school in dressing up clothes. They are well under way to filling up their next jar!

Reception class have had lots of fun this term, we have been learning to read, write and say new letters and sounds, explore size in Forest School, work together to make constructions and develop our technology skills.