Welcome to Foundation Stage
We are Seacole class
Learning with Jesus to be the best that I can be.
My name is Mrs Shackleton and I am the Reception Class Teacher.
Mrs Gill is our Learning Support Assistant.
In Reception and Year One, the children use a 'Rainbow' reward system. Children begin the day on the 'Sunshine'.
Children who work hard, follow our 'Be attitudes' and rules will be placed on the 'Rainbow'. They will receive a rainbow ticket to acknowledge their achievements.
Children will be placed on the 'Raincloud' if they need to alter their behaviour. They are given the opportunity to move back onto the 'Sunshine' once their behaviour or efforts improve.
Wow what a super first sports day Reception. You were all fantastic!
Homes for minibeasts
As part of our minibeast topic Reception have been making homes for minibeasts. They showed great teamwork and problem solving skills.
The Royal Wedding
Reception celebrated the the royal wedding in style, acting out the wedding, having a picnic lunch, doing crafts with their Year 6 buddies and finishing the day off with a yummy ice cream!
Manchester Airport - Runway Visitor Centre
What an interesting and exciting day we had learning about aircraft past and present and all the different job roles at the airport. I think we have inspired some aviators of the future!
What a fantastic moon party we had! Treasure hunts, craft activities, party food and outdoor games. Thank you for all your efforts with the children's costumes and food donations the children had a brilliant day.
Christmas Jumper Day
We had a fantastic day full of games, dancing and party food. The children created party hats and place mats in preparation for the party.
We celebrated alongside Year One and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves (Staff too!)
Christmas Jumper Day
As an extra special treat on our Christmas Jumper day, we spoke to Santa via Skype! Yes, the real Father Christmas!
He answered our questions; 'How do reindeer fly?', 'What is it like at the North Pole?' and 'What do you elves do?'
He also gave a special mention to some children on his nice list and told us that Miss Wakefield is on the naughty list for eating too many biscuits - Surely not!
We had a very festive day and raised lots of money for the Save the Children charity - Thank you!
Seacole class assembly
What a fantastic first assembly! All children joined in and they sang beautifully.
Well done to those children who spoke during the assembly.
You are all a credit to our school.
Remembrance Day Walk
Reception and Key Stage One went to Myrtle Park on Friday 10th November, to show their respects to fallen soldiers and their families.
The children said their own personal prayers and listen to a group prayer as they wreaths were placed on the War Memorial. They also took part in a two minutes silence.
The children were very well behaved and understood the importance of Remembrance Day.
Thank you to the volunteers who helped escort the children to and from school.
Reception had a fantastic day making scarecrows. We managed to make eight unique scarecrows.
Thank you to the volunteers who helped to make the scarecrows. Thank you also for the donations - it was a great help!
We will be displaying some scarecrows during the Harvest Mass on Thursday.
Visit to Bingley Library
We had a fantastic time at Bingley Library.
We walked sensibly to the library from school.
We listened to a story called 'Bumblebear' when we arrived. It was quite funny!
The children also received a free version of the story and a story sticker.
The children met their Buddies for the first time on Friday.
The Buddies created cards for their Reception friends to welcome them to St Joseph's.
Both classes enjoyed sharing books and playing together in the outdoor area.
We've been very busy making new friends and learning lots of new things.
Useful websites to support phonics
Phonicsplay - Some resources require a subscription but there are many free games and resources
Mr. Thorne - Videos of sounds plus many other reading resources
Geraldine the Giraffe - Videos of sounds featuring the comic character 'Geraldine'.
'Letters and Sounds' is a useful tool for games to play at home.
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