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Welcome to Reception Class

We went on a school trip to Cattle Country to support our work in the classroom on food and farming.  The day began with a tractor trailer ride around the farm to see the cattle and learn about some of the different breeds  of cattle. The rest of the day was spent climbing, bouncing on the bouncy pillows, feeding goats and calves, handling rabbits and guinea pigs, sliding on the wavy slides, exploring the castle, zipping down the zip wire, trampolining and paddling in the paddling pool. It was a thoroughly enjoyable fun packed day – the children were so well behaved and an absolute credit to you all!

To celebrate the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle we held our very own Royal Wedding.  Nikki Arthy, the vicar, carried out a beautiful, traditional wedding service at Hempsted Church.  We all had a very special day and learnt that getting married in a church, in front of God, is very important to Christians. Arlo played the part of Prince Harry and Lucy played the part of Meghan Markle.  We also had a full wedding party made up of bridesmaids, the father of the bride and a best man. On our return to school we held a wedding reception complete with speeches, the cutting of the cake, the bride throwing her bouquet over her shoulders and a first dance. Thank you to Jesse who was our official photographer for the day!

For part of our topic on 'People Who Help Us' we have had lots of visitors in Reception this term. Mrs Jeffery very kindly came to visit. She is a dentist and told us all how she helps us and how to look after our teeth. Mrs Smith is a Badgers leader and came to run a session on how to administer basic first aid. All the children had a go at putting on a bandage.   The Fire Service came visit and told us lots about their job as well as letting us climb onboard the fire engine and try out some of the equipment.

Reception have been enjoying wrapping up warm and using The Magic Garden to enhance their learning.  We have been minibeast hunting, making mud-pies and building see-saws!

To celebrate Chinese New Year, we tried lots of different activities, from food tasting to creating our own dragon dance! 

Christmas fun!

What a busy and exciting time we are having in our first term at school!