Author Archives: Miss A Joynes

Whitehouse Farm

Whitehouse Farm

Reception had a wonderful day at Whitehouse Farm yesterday.

They look part in a Nativity with a real donkey, fed farm animals like goats and horses, petted and handled small animals, rode in a trailer, played in the soft play and…… met Father Christmas!

It was great to hear the children talking about what they know about animals. Some children spoke about female deers being does and make deers being stags. Others spoke about baby pigs being piglets and female pigs being sows. Some children knew that a male goat is called a billy, a female goat a nanny and a baby goat a kid.

Making Sets

Making Sets

Reception have enjoyed their early maths lessons inspired by ‘Big Ideas in Early Mathematics’. They have been using lots of mathematical vocabulary and have partaken in some critical thinking to sort objects (and themselves!) into sets. The children enjoyed taking turns to sort by their own criteria. The rest of the class needed to identify… Continue Reading

Lots of ‘firsts’ for Reception Class

Lots of ‘firsts’ for Reception Class

Reception have enjoyed lots of ‘firsts’ these past few weeks. They are settling well into life at St Teresa’s and are enjoying all aspects of our creative curriculum. Here they are enjoying their first sessions of PE, dance, forest school and music. Reception have also had their first visit to our school library and have… Continue Reading