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St Gilbert's R.C.

Primary School

Inspired by St. Gilbert, as God's family, we are growing strong in love and faith, becoming the best we can be.

Reception

Summer 1

Week 1

This week we have started to learn about money. We learnt the names of the different English coins and explored the colours and shapes of each one. We practised some crayon rubbings and worked on paying for fruit using 1p coins. 

Week 2

We had a wonderful time at our Pray, Stay and Play session this week. Our families came to join us to spend some time thinking about Mary, our mother in heaven, before completing lots of Mary themed activities!

Week 3

This week, we took a trip to our local Lidl. We had a wonderful time picking the fruit we wanted, pushing the trolley and paying for our shopping. All of the children were very excited about using the fruit that we bought to make fruit kebabs later in the afternoon. Yum yum!

Week 4

Thank you to all of the parents and grandparents that came to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee with us. We had a great time!

Spring 2

Week 1

Pancake Day
What a great start to the term! We began by celebrating Shrove Tuesday. We learnt about the origins of Shrove Tuesday and heard about how they celebrate this in different countries. We then used playdough to make pancakes (and flip them!), we used pancake toppings to complete some maths activities, we went to the pancake shop and practised using coins to pay for pancakes and we wrote about our favourite toppings. We also made pancakes from scratch by mixing milk, eggs and flour, pouring it on a plate, putting it in the microwave then once it was cooked, we added our own toppings. Yum yum!

Mix a Pancake

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Dentist Visit

The dentist visited us this week. He had a look at some of the Reception children’s teeth then he came into class to speak to us about brushing teeth, what happens at the dentist and to show us some of the tools he uses. We learnt that it is really important to brush our teeth in the morning and before bed at night for 2 minutes each time!

Poetry Week
The children were introduced to their poetry week theme of colour! We started the week by learning a few different colour poems and songs and enjoyed reciting them!

A Spectrum of Colours

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Mystery Readers
We had two special mystery readers this week!

Thank you to Jasmine’s mum for coming in as Winnie the Witch and reading Room on the Broom to us. We loved joining in with the different words in the story and loved your props!

Thank you to Sophie’s dad AKA Burglar Bill who brought in some fantastic props too. We were all engrossed by your retelling of the story!

World Book Day

We had so much fun sharing stories with our Y6 buddies!

Take a look at our fantastic costumes. Thank you to all of the grownups that helped to make these!!

Week 2

We loved our trip to The Lowry. We went to watch 'It's Hot, It's Not', a play about weather. We really enjoyed our coach trip there too. For some of the children, it was their first time going to the theatre!

Week 3

Another busy week in a Reception! This week, we had a great time exploring our Superhero theme through Supertato. We made our own Super Veggies using vegetables and other craft materials, we defeated the evil peas and put them back in the freezer, we made superhero cuffs, superhero stick puppets, we estimated how many tomatoes were in the jar to release them and we did some fun superhero writing!

Week 4

We really enjoyed working on our ball skills outside with Mrs. Gilmore this week. We learnt how to roll a ball along the ground correctly and had a go at trying to hit targets and roll balls through the middle of two lines of cones without hitting them. 

Week 5

We started planting some seeds this week. We planted peppers, beetroot, carrots, tomatoes and gherkin cucumbers. We can’t wait to watch them grow!

Smithills Farm
We absolutely loved our trip to Smithills Farm. When we arrived, we all went on a donkey ride which some of us found a little bit scary! We then went to Pet’s Corner and fed baby goats, saw some baby emus and held rabbits and chicks. After that, we went to feed some of the animals on the farm which was so much fun! After lunch, we went on a very bumpy tractor ride and fed the donkeys at the top, then we went to watch the cows being milked. It was a fantastic day and we learnt so much. Lots of the children didn’t want to leave the farm!

Week 6

Earlier in the term, we had planted some cress seeds. We had completed a science activity, placing one of the plant pots outside with water, one on the windowsill with water and light, one on the windowsill with just light, one in a dark cupboard with water and another in a dark cupboard with no water. It was really interesting to see what happened to the cress in the different conditions!

Week 7

We had lots of fun learning about Easter this week. We took part in the whole schools Easter assemblies telling Jesus’ story, we went on an Easter egg hunt and we did lots of Easter related crafts. 

Spring 1

Week 7

We had a lovely week this week. We started to learn the story of Rapunzel. We used a different version of the story from the ‘Once Upon a World’ collection which is set in India. The children were really engrossed in the story and wanted to learn more about India so we spent the afternoon learning about India, the culture and the people. We made maps of India, painted pictures of the Taj Mahal and created traditional dress outfits.