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Haslam Park Primary School

Welcome to 

Reception Nightingale

 

Our class is named after Florence Nightingale. Florence Nightingale is an inspirational British nurse who showed lots of compassion to injured soldiers during the Crimean War.

She was known by many as 'The Lady With the Lamp' because she would often walk around the wards carrying a lamp whist checking on her patients. 

She was the founder of modern nursing, which has helped to provide support and treatment for many patients during their recovery for many years and her legacy still lives on today. She changed the way that patients were treated and improved the poor conditions of hospitals to make them better for her patients by improving their health and speeding up their recovery. 

After learning all about Florence Nightingale and looking at videos of modern nurses in their roles, the children were ready to take on the role as nurses in our hospital role-play area.

Phonics 

Week beginning 15th November

We have now finished book 6  of our Floppy's Phonics Interactive lessons. Book 6 focusses on the letters and sound  l  ll   le    ss. Please practise these sounds using the interactive resource at home with your child.

Curriculum-Diwali

Week beginning 15th November

This week, we have been learning all about 'Diwali' the Hindu religious celebration. Diwali is also known as 'The Festival of Lights' 

Diwali is a festival of new beginnings and many Sikhs and Hindu's set of fireworks as part of the celebrations. 

We made some amazing Rangoli patterns, made some Mendhi patterns, made clay diva lamps and much more. We had so much fun learning all about Diwali. 

Phonics 

Week beginning 8th November

We have now finished book 5 of our Floppy's Phonics Interactive lessons. Book 5 focusses on the letters and sound  h   b   f   ff. Please practise these sounds using the interactive resource at home with your child.

Curriculum-Remembrance Day

Week beginning 8th November

This week, we have been learning all about why many people celebrate 'Remembrance Day' We took part in a two minute silence to remember all of the fallen soldiers in the war. 

The children had a wonderful time painting their very own poppies and did a wonderful job on them. Please take a look at a few of them. 

Curriculum-hedgehogs

Week beginning 8th November

This week, we have been learning more about hedgehogs. We have been learning how to take care of them while they are getting ready to hibernate during the winter months.

We learned that many hedgehogs hide under bushes, twigs and leaves to keep warm and that we need to be careful when we are playing near bushes that there isn't a hedgehog hiding in there!!

The children painted their own hedgehog houses and placed some water and dog food in the hedgehog house to help them to bulk up while they hibernate during the winter months. They also added some leaves to keep the hedgehogs warm and comfy.

Phonics 

Week beginning 1st November

We have now finished book 4 of our Floppy's Phonics Interactive lessons. Book 4 focusses on the letters and sound  ck   e   u   r. Please practise these sounds using the interactive resource at home with your child.

Curriculum-clay hedgehogs 

Week beginning 1st November

This week, we have been learning all about 'hedgehogs' We learned about how they protect themselves from their predators by curling into a ball and only showing their spines. The children were very fascinated by this and pretended that they were hedgehogs themselves and protected themselves from foxes. 

The children also learned about what hedgehogs like to eat and where they live. They made some amazing hedgehogs themselves using clay and sticks. 

Phonics 

Week beginning 11th October

We have now finished book 3 of our Floppy's Phonics Interactive lessons. Book 3 focusses on the letters and sound  g   o   c   k. Please practise these sounds using the interactive resource at home with your child.

English

WB 11th October

This week, we have been writing simple sentences to go with an illustration from the story  'Owl Babies'

In addition to this, we have been retelling the story orally, using actions to support us with this. Please take a look at the video to see our amazing oral retell. 

Maths

In maths, we have been learning to subitise various amounts to help us in our overall understanding of number. We have been using dice, ten frames and other various ways of presenting orders of amounts to subitise. Subitising involves us identifying different total amounts without actually counting each individual counter. This is a tricky skill and something that we have been working really hard on!

PSHE

We have started this school year off looking at ourselves and how we manage our behaviour and feelings. We have been looking at identifying different feelings and what we can do to help ourselves and others manage their feelings. We have discussed how we should behave around others and how we should always use kind hands.

National Poetry Week 2021

Nightingale Class have been reading lots of autumn poems this week. We really enjoyed performing our own autumn poem to the rest of the class. Listen to the backing music and sing the poem with your child. 

English

Week beginning 4th October

This week in english, we have been looking at how the character Bill feels when his mum has gone! We learned lots of new words to describe how Bill feels and put them in a sentence orally. We used words upset, unhappy, distraught and miserable!

We are working really hard on representing sounds using letters in cvc words. We have been working hard on writing the word sad. Look at some of our work. 

Curriculum

Week beginning 4th October

This week, we have continued to learn about autumn and discussed why leaves are different shapes and colours. We searched for different shape and sized leaves and tried to identify them by matching them up to the leaf identity sheet.

The children were fascinated to discover that trees have names and we can can determine what tree the leaf had fallen from by the way it looks. 

Phonics 

Week beginning 27th September

We have now finished book 2 of our Floppy's Phonics Interactive lessons. Book 1 focusses on the letters and sound i  m  n  d. Please practise these sounds using the interactive resource at home with your child.

Religious Education

This term we are learning about What makes us special and where do we belong?  This includes looking at how we are all different and how we are special at different things.  The children are also learning that we belong to different religious groups such as Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Hinduism. 

Here are some symbols that represent the different religions we are looking at.

Hinduism Religious Symbol

   7.9.21

                                                         Reception Taster Session

Our Reception Taster session was a great success! We really enjoyed meeting all our new parents and children today. You have all done an amazing job preparing your children for the next stage in their education. We are looking forward to working in partnership with parent/carers throughout the year to support and nurture your child to grow and succeed in all that they do.

Here's just a few photos from our Taster Session.

WB 13th September

                                                                     Collecting autumn objects
Over the next few weeks, your children will be learning all about the autumn season and making observations of the changes in the environment from Summer to Autumn.

We will be going on an autumn walk around the school grounds and collecting objects linking to signs of autumn.

We would appreciate it if you could collect any objects with your child when you go for walks in the park this week. They can bring them into school and share their objects with the rest of the class.

Please remember to add any photos of your child learning on Tapestry.

Phonics 

Week beginning 20th September

We have now finished book 1 of our Floppy's Phonics Interactive lessons. Book 1 focusses on the letters and sound s a t p. Please practise these sounds using the interactive resource at home with your child.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/28370.html

 

English

Week beginning 13th September 

The children have settled into Reception life well in such a short time. We are really proud of them all.

This week, we introduced the story ‘Owl Babies’ and discussed how the owl babies felt when they realised that their owl mummy had gone! We looked at the initial sounds in all of the character’s names and attempted to write some sounds also. 

The children are really enjoying retelling the story in their own words using the Owl Babies puppets and props. 

Curriculum

Week beginning 20th September

This week, we have been learning about how the trees and environment change during the autumn season. The children have been fascinated to learn all about the autumn season first hand by looking at conkers, leaves, acorns and other items relating to the autumn season. 

We have been so excited to find many different insects and animals in our local environment. We responded to the children's interest in the creatures by providing them with magnifying glasses and an insect hunt chart which they really enjoyed. 

Creative Development

Week beginning 20th September

The children have been getting very creative this week with using different mediums to create an autumn scene. 

They have used paints, crayons, tissue paper and pastels. They have also been using autumn objects to create patterns and faces.

Please take a look at some of the amazing work that they have done. 

Wigan Road, Bolton, Lancashire, BL3 5QL

01204 333393

office@haslam-park.bolton.sch.uk