Newton Road, Warrington, Cheshire, WA3 2AW

Tel: 01942673213

Mrs Alison Davies

Lowton Junior & Infant School

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Reception Blog

Friday 17th November 2017

Phonics – This week we have learnt sounds – th, ch, qu and z. We only have 3 more sounds from the Set 1 sounds to learn and then we will be really focusing on blending and segmenting.

Maths - We have been looking at repeating patterns. We have used coloured cubes, instruments and even children! Ask us to show you a repeating pattern at home!

We also started to make our own sock puppets which we will be completing next week.

Topic – We have begun to look at the story of ‘The First Christmas’ as well as reading the book ‘The Play’ in which the children in a school put on a play of ‘The Wizard of Oz’. We discussed the characters, then we had a go at ‘Hot Seating’. This is where a person pretends to be a character and the rest of the class ask relevant questions. The children who were chosen for the characters were brilliant and the rest of the children asked fantastic questions! We have now changed our X Factor stage into a stage for performing and have added lots of hats, glasses and costumes as props. We have talked about the forthcoming pantomime of ‘Robin Hood’ about how the actors and actresses will be dressed as characters from the story. While talking about this Kyreece had a brilliant idea – he suggested we put on our own play! We decided we could act out the Christmas Story, we could dress up as Mary, Joseph, the three kings, shepherds….   We were super excited at this prospect and quickly compiled a thought shower (mapping out our ideas) to think about what we would need. We came up with costumes, a stage, songs to sing and of course an audience. To make the process of choosing parts for the play as fair as possible we will pick names out of a hat on Monday, we will let parents know what part their child has but we will provide all the costumes.

On Friday we had some special little visitors – Pudsey and Blush! They had come to see us in our Pyjamas. Thank you to everyone for sending in the delicious cakes and helping us to raise money towards the Children In Need.

Pupil of the Week – Well done to Charlie B who always follows the rules and he is a fantastic role model.


If you are not already signed up to the Target Tracker Parent Portal you are missing out on some lovely pictures being sent out of the children taking part in activities on a daily basis – Please see Mrs Foy if you need any help to register to it.

Don’t forget to send in wows to celebrate your child’s achievements, and of course your child receives a dojo too!

Don’t forget to send examples of your child’s achievements via the email, especially any ICT related experiences that will contribute to our display.

Key Stage 1 Library is open every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3.30pm. Entrance through Reception and Year 1 doors.

Have a lovely weekend,

Mrs Foy, Miss Davies and Mrs Churton