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!
We had a fantastic time at Sport's Day this week. We were extremely proud of all the children and would like to thank all the adults who came to support. We hope you had a great day and enjoyed all of our races...including the adult one!
Blue Reef Aquarium
This week we were very lucky and had trip to the Blue Reef Aquarium. When we arrived at the aquarium we were taught lots about different types of starfish and sea urchins. Did you know starfish have eyes at the end of each leg? We were then able to gently touch the starfish and the sea urchins. After that we had the opportunity to walk around the rest of the aquarium, we saw some incredible species, some of our favourites were the sea horses, the sharks and the cuttlefish. To finish off our fantastic trip we watched the seal show. We couldn't believe how clever the seals were. Have a look at some of our pictures below to see all the fun we had!
As it is Father's Day this weekend, we have been preparing for it by making some special things for our special people at home. We have also continued our learning about space. In Outdoor Learning we had a go at making some slime this week, we had lots of fun! Have a look at our pictures below to see all the fun we had.
Dinosaurs and Space
This week we have had lots of fun learning about dinosaurs and space. We have been reading the book 'The dinosaur who pooped a planet', which the whole class has loved! During Outdoor Learning, we did an experiment to make water into slime using 'Gel Baff'. We then made our own salt dough to make dinosaur bones! On Friday we had a special treat, Newcastle United coaches taught us some fun warm ups and games to play on the yard. Have a look at our pictures below to see all the fun we had!
Due to the beautiful weather this week, we did a lot of our learning outside. We also began to learn about money, we looked at the different coins we use and started to complete our own money problems. You will also notice we are continuing to learn about different minibeasts, some of us have done some beautiful paintings this week. Have a look at some of our pictures below.
This week we were very lucky and had a special visit from a Ugandan choir. They came all the way from Uganda to perform to schools in the North East. Have a listen to some of their songs below, I'm sure you will agree they sound fantastic!
This week we have been very lucky to have a dance taster class. We were shown steps that we did as a whole class along to The Greatest Showman soundtrack! When we had practised our steps we were given props similar to those in The Greatest Showman film. We had a fantastic time! Have a look at some of our pictures and videos below.
Welcome back Blue Class!
After a fantastic Easter Holiday we were very excited to be back at school. We heard lots about all your Easter activities, especially the visits from the Easter bunny! Have a look at some of our pictures below to see all the fun things we got up to.
Visit from some very special guests
This week we had a very special visit from Mrs Calvert who brought along some lambs. We had so much fun getting to know them and watching them play around the hall. We even had a little giggle when one of the lambs had a little accident! Have a look at some of our pictures below, I'm sure you will agree we had lots of fun!
This week has been Science Week. We have been very lucky and have had some fantastic visitors come to talk to us about their exciting jobs. We would firstly like to say a HUGE thank you to all the parents who came in to help and those who came in to talk to us. We truly have had a fantastic week. We began the week by looking at our bodies, we then moved onto looking at growing and changes that take place both in plants and materials. Have a look at some of our pictures below to see some of the fantastic experiments and work we have done.
World Book Day
Today is World Book Day and we have to say, the costumes this year have been fantastic! All week we have been looking at the book 'Dear Mother Goose' and as you can see below we have had lots of letters from Mother Goose. Today, we found something very different in our creative area! Humpty Dumpty had been knocked off his wall and had smashed on the floor. Straight away we decided to put up Wanted posters to help find the person who pushed poor Humpty. We had lots of suggestions about who it was, but luckily when we came back from lunch, Humpty had been put back together. We had a long letter from Jack explaining how sorry he was to have pushed Humpty and that he had been rushing home with his pail of water when he bumped into the wall. Have a look below at some of the pictures of our fantastic costumes and brilliant pieces of work.
This year Shrove Tuesday was on the 5th March. Another name for Shrove Tuesday is Pancake Day. Long ago this was a day for feasting and having a good time. People went to church to confess the bad things they had done and would be 'shriven' or forgiven before the start of Lent. After we learnt about the meaning behind Shrove Tuesday we had a go at making our own pancakes! We had a fantastic time eating them with lemon and honey. They were delicious!
Nursery Rhyme Week
This week we have been looking at the book 'Dear Mother Goose'. After reading the story we started to find some very strange letters from Mother Goose. She asked us to help out some Nursery Rhyme characters. First we were asked to tell her what had happened to Jack and Jill, then we were asked to help Humpty Dumpty. Finally, Mother Goose asked us to help stop the blackbirds from pecking the poor maid. Have a look at some of our pictures to see the fantastic work we did.
We have had a fantastic first week back! This week has been observation week, which means we have had to do lots of independent learning. We have worked hard to make sure we went into all the areas in our classroom. Not only have we worked really hard in the classroom, but we have also been fantastically well behaved during lunchtime and were winner of the Golden Coin Rainbow Chart! This meant we got a special treat from Mrs Hunter!
Before the half term holidays we had an exciting visit from a real life mermaid and her pirate friend!! We couldn't believe we were actually seeing a mermaid! We spent the time asking her questions about what she ate, what she did for fun and how she survived on land. We had so much fun talking to her, we spent the rest of the day writing her letters and designing her a new tail.
Chinese New Year
Last week was Chinese New Year, we spent the week learning the story and doing lots of fun activities around it. We also got a chance to try some Chinese food, nearly everyone had a go at trying it and the resounding favourite food was prawn crackers! As well as learning about the story of Chinese New Year, we also looked at the celebrations that happen each year. Have a look below at the video of us doing a traditional dragon dance!
This week we have been looking at different emotions and how different things make us feel different ways. We spoke about what makes us unique and how being unique is very special. Have a look at some of our pictures below to see some of the activities we did. There is also a video of us all playing emotions charades, which was lots of fun!
Last week we had a very exciting visit from a Vet and a Veterinary Nurse. They even brought their friend Loki a lovely labrador. We learnt lots of interesting things and saw some amazing x-rays showing the inside of animals bodies. Loki was very good and let us listen to his heart with a stethoscope. We then had lots of fun bandaging each other with special animal wraps. Have a look at some of our pictures below. I'm sure you will agree we had an excellent time!
Last Friday was very exciting, we had lots and lots of snow! The whole school went outside and made huge snow balls and snowmen! We had the best time! When we got inside we were very cold so we had hot chocolate and made our own Frozen biscuits. Have a look at some of our pictures below.
Over the past few weeks we have had some very mysterious dragon eggs in our water tray. This week something really exciting happened! The dragon eggs hatched!! We were so excited to find their footprints all over the classroom, we decided to go on a search to see if we could find any other clues about our mysterious friends. When we got outside, we found dragon magic dust and lots of dragon scales! We have had the best week! Have a look at some of our pictures below to see all the fun we had.
This week we started our Rainbow Challenges. All the children have worked really hard to complete their challenges and have now all collected 4 rainbow sticks each! Not only did we start our Rainbow Challenges, but we also had 2 dragon eggs left in our water tray! We have been monitoring them all week and one of them has started to crack! We can't wait to see what happens with them next week. Have a look at some of our pictures below to see all the fun we had this week.
We have had a fantastic final 2 weeks at school. We have done lots of exciting activities including our Christmas Craft. Have a look at some of our pictures below and see some of the brilliant things we have done.
Polar Express Day
On Tuesday we had an extremely magical day in school. Miss Purves wished and wished to have a nap at lunchtime and Biscuit our Class Elf brought us all some pajamas,we couldn't believe it! When we all settled down for a nap we heard a mysterious bell, when we went to investigate we found glitter all over our classroom and Biscuit had brought us tickets for the Polar Express! We were all very excited! We spent the rest of the afternoon drinking hot chocolate, eating cookies and watching the Polar Express. Have a look at some of our pictures below, I'm sure you'll agree we had a fantastic time!
Christmas Jumper and Dinner Day
Last Friday we had a delicious Christmas dinner, which was served to us by our teachers! We had a great time and all looked fantastic in our Christmas jumpers. Have a look at some of our pictures below.
Walk to the Postbox
Last week we walked to the postbox to post all our letters to our families. We had a lovely walk there surrounded by frost singing Christmas Songs. Have a look at some of our pictures below!
Yesterday we went on a fantastic trip to Whitehouse Farm. We had lots of fun petting and feeding the animals, we couldn't believe how soft and cute the rats were! Not only did we see lots of animals but we also went on a tractor ride and went through Santa's magic wonderland. We even got to meet Santa at the end! Have a look at our pictures below, I'm sure you'll agree we had a great time!
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!