Welcome to Blue Sky and Blue Sea Classes
Welcome to the Blue Sea and Blue Sky class webpage. Your child's teachers are:
Miss Purves (Blue Sea Class)
Miss Kennedy (Blue Sky Class)
Please check the website weekly to see updates of all the fun things we have been up to in Reception!
On Tuesday we had a very exciting visit from Chris Bostock, a fantastic storyteller, who told us the story of Snow Bear. We went on a journey to the Arctic where Snow Bear was captured as a present to a King. However the king wanted to put Snow Bear into a cage. This made Snow Bear and all of us very sad, so we all helped persuade the king that Snow Bear deserved to be taken back to his family in the Arctic. Throughout the story there was lots of music and songs for us to sing along to. Have a look at some of our pictures and videos below to see the amazing time we had.
The Gingerbread Man
Last week we were had a very special visit from The Gingerbread Man! The first time he came, he stole our snack! To get our snack back we wrote letters to the him asking him to bring it back. Luckily, the Gingerbread Man was so impressed with our brave writing he brought it back just in time for snack time. However, when we came into school the next day we found he had taken Spike and Ziggy!! To help get them back we wrote letters to the Gingerbread Man explaining how to be a good friend, we even made him some brand new gingerbread friends. The Gingerbread Man was so happy that we had made him some friends he gave us Spike and Ziggy back and thanked us for showing him how to be a good friend. Have a look at some of our pictures below, I'm sure you will agree we had a fantastic week!
This week has been Anti-bullying Week. We begun the week with Odd Sock Day, this was to show that being different is good and we should celebrate those differences. This week we have been reading lots of books about friendship, being kind and what to do if we think we or someone we know is being bullied. We have also been doing lots of fun partner activities, for example during outdoor learning this week we had to draw a picture with our partner. We had to agree what we were going to draw and take turns using the chalks. We had lots of fun doing this and Miss Kennedy and I were really impressed with how the children shared and played with each other.
This week we have been learning about the Hindu festival of light, Diwali. This is a special occasion that is associated with Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity, and marks the beginning of the financial year in India. We were really interested in how Hindus celebrate Diwali and learnt what they did as a family on this special occasion. We made our own Diwa lights, made our own Mehendi patterns and created our own Rangoli designs. Have a look a some of our pictures below to see the fantastic time we had!
It was Bonfire Night on Monday and to celebrate this we did some fantastic activities. Not only did we create some beautiful firework pictures, we also learnt to dance like fireworks and even toasted marshmallows on a fire! Have a look a some of our pictures and videos below.
This week we have been looking at the stories 'Winnie the Witch's Amazing Pumpkin', 'Incy Wincy Spider' and 'Funnybones'. We have had lots of fun mixing colours to make pumpkins, building skeletons with cotton buds, making spooky spiders, smashing pumpkins and lots of other exciting things. Have a look at some of our pictures below to see all the fun we had!
We hope everyone has a fantastic Half Term holiday!
Last week was a brilliant week! Firstly Miss Kennedy and I would like to thank all the adults who came to Autumn Craft Day and Story Yoga, they were fantastic days and we hope you enjoyed it just as much as we did!
After yoga on Woodland Creature Day, we all had a go at making some bread and we have to admit we were thrilled with the results. I'm sure you will all agree our bread tasted delicious!
Last week we have been looking at the changes going on around us as we go into Autumn. We went for an Autumn walk around the school grounds to spot these changes. On our way we collected lots of leaves, sticks and conkers. We had an amazing time piling up the leaves and throwing them in the air! Have a look at some more of the exciting things we got up to this week in the pictures below.
On Thursday we had an amazing time on Pirate Day. First we attended pirate school and learnt how to walk the plank, scrub the deck, raise the sails and avoid the sharks! Once we had learnt how to be a pirate we played pirates outside and even learnt some special pirate songs and dances. Have a look at our photos below and see all the fun we had!
Our school is situated in attractive and extensive well maintained grounds in a small housing estate, Lancaster Park, which is north of the town of Morpeth. The school first opened in 1972 and was formerly known as Wansbeck St Aidan Church of England Aided First School until it was renamed in 2001.Read More of the school welcome page