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!
To commemorate Remembrance Day the whole school created a poppy sculpture outside of school to show our respects to fallen and current soldiers. We created the poppies by reusing plastic bottles. In class we talked about why we commemorate Remembrance Day every year. After our class input, some children decided they wanted to paint some of the poppy fields, others wrote about and drew pictures of soldiers. Have a look at some of our pictures below.
Last week we celebrated the Hindu holiday, Diwali. Together we learnt about how Hindus celebrate Diwali with their family and community. As a class we made our own Rangoli patterns, Mehndi designs and Diva lamps. We learnt about how Hindus use Rangoli patterns and Diva lamps to welcome their God into their homes. We learnt about the meaning behind Diwali and looked at the story of Rama and Sita, which is a Hindu story about good conquering evil. Have a look at some of our pictures below to see the fantastic time we had.
With it being Bonfire night this week, we were very lucky and had a very special visit from Morpeth Fire Department. When they arrived we were so excited to have a look at their fire engine, we had a look inside and even got to squirt water from the hose! After we had looked at the fire engine, the fire fighters talked to us about what they do everyday and how to stay safe, especially around fireworks and sparklers. This term we are looking at people who help us and have changed our role play area to a fire station. Have a look at some our pictures from this week below.
This week for cooking we made some soup. We talked about healthy eating as well as health and safety when using a sharp knife. The children were very careful with the knifes and took their time to cut the vegetables. We had a try of the soup in the afternoon with some mixed responses! Have a look at some of our pictures below.
The Little Red Hen
This week our book focus has been The Little Red Hen. All week we have read and listened to different versions of the book. In our continuous provision, we have looked at sequencing, retelling and acting out the story. We have even had a go at writing simple CVC words and sentences. In cooking this week we learnt how to make bread, just like the little red hen. After we had proved the bread we shaped the dough into our initials. Our favourite part was eating the bread!
This week we have been celebrating Harvest and looking at the changes we are seeing in Autumn. We had a fantastic time with all the adults at Harvest Craft and we have loved dressing up as woodland creatures today! Have a look at some of our pictures below!
Humpty Dumpty's Visit
This week we celebrated National Poetry Day. All week we have looked at different Nursery Rhymes and talked about the rhyming words they contain. On Thursday, after singing about Humpty Dumpty, we couldn't believe our eyes when we went outside and saw a bandaged up Humpty sitting on the wall! When we got back inside we made our own Humpty Dumpty biscuits and bandaged our very own Humpty up to take home. Have a look at some of our pictures below to see all the fun we had.
During Outdoor Learning this week, we had a go at making our own slime! We made a gel slime and a slime baff. We talked about the different textures as we made it and how it felt in our hands. We thought it was really cool that the crystals gave the water a different texture. When we had explored the two different slimes we mixed them together to see what would happen. Have a look at some of our pictures below to see the fantastic time we had!
International Fairy Tea Party
We had a fantastic time celebrating International Fairy Tea Party day. As well as dressing up as fairies, pixies and elves, we also did lots fun activities that focused on developing creativity as well as pre-writing skills. Have a look at some of our pictures below, I'm sure you will agree we had a fantastic time!
Welcome back Blue Class!
We have had a wonderful week back to school. It has been lovely getting to know all the children. We are really looking forward to the exciting year ahead. Have a look at some of our photos below to see all the fun things we have gotten up to.
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.