"Pupils behave well. They play happily together and consider each other’s needs very well.""Parents are right to be pleased with the quality of teaching at the school.""Pupils learn well because the work they do provides good levels of challenge and helps them learn new skills.""There is a happy and purposeful atmosphere in classrooms.""The curriculum supports pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development effectively.""Pupils get off to a good start in early years."

Wrens 2019-20

W/C 2nd November

Mrs Russell, Mrs Wizard, Mrs Crouch, Mrs Murphy

A full first week back!

Wrens classroom was taken over by animals this week! The children sorted the animals into wild, farm animals and pets. Some of the children described how they had been to a zoo or a safari park and they quickly set about building enclosures to stop the lions eating the other animals!

The children talked about the pets they have at home and trips they had made to the vets. They set up a vets surgery in the story corner and gave medical treatment to a variety of poorly pets! Next week we will be reading Dear Zoo and will be writing letters to the zoo to ask for a pet. We will be labelling animals and sorting them according to their characteristics.

This week we also celebrated Bonfire Night. The children used a variety of media and materials to create firework art and in maths they used 2D shapes to make rockets. In P.E we used the pom poms and ribbons to help us create movements inspired by fireworks. 

Outside the children built a dark den and explored light and dark using the torches and glow sticks.

On Friday the children attended the Remembrance assembly lead by the Royal British Legion. We were so proud of the respect they showed during the service. Afterwards some of the children made poppies to 'remember the soldiers'.


Wrens 2019-20

W/C 21st October 

Mrs Russell, Mrs Wizard, Mrs Crouch, Mrs Murphy and Mrs Meddings

A fantastic first term!

Wrens have completed their first half-term and what a busy term they have had! We are all so proud of how amazingly well they have settled in and how resilient they have proved themselves to be. 

This week we completed our focus on We're Going on a Bear Hunt.  We adapted our story maps and created new characters, settings and events based on the style of the original text. The children created cosy reading caves outside and enjoyed snuggling up with a teddy to share a book!

In Phonics we learnt y and z and have nearly completed the first set of sounds! After October Half-term we will be sending reading books home with the children and will hold a meeting to give you more information about how we teach reading at Greens Norton.

In Maths the children sponge-painted repeating patterns and used Numicon to recreate familiar pictures and patterns. They enjoyed sorting a range of objects by size, colour and shape and could talk about the reasoning behind their groupings.

On Friday we learnt about the festival of Diwali and enjoyed creating rangoli patterns using a variety of materials and making playdough diva lamps. We watched the story of Rama and Sita and learnt how Hindus prepare for and celebrate Diwali.

We couldn't pick just one Star of the Week for Friday so decided that the whole class should receive the honour for their hard work this term. Once again, we are so proud of the children for the amazing start they have made in Reception. Well done Wrens! Have a fantastic Half-term holiday.


Wrens 2019-20

W/C 14th October 

Mrs Russell, Mrs Wizard, Mrs Crouch, Mrs Murphy and Mrs Meddings

Busy Wrens!

Wrens continued their focus on We're Going on A Bear Hunt this week. The children created their own story maps and used a combination of pictures and words to re-tell the story. Some children worked together to create their story maps. The children are now using the sounds they have learnt in phonics to begin to write simple words.

In maths we have been focusing on number 6 this week and we will continue to explore this number next week using dice games and dominoes. The children have also enjoyed playing maths games on the whiteboard.

The children have been busy painting bears and making shape bears using circles and triangles. They have used the large wooden blocks and material to build a cosy cave for the bear!

We had another lovely reading buddies session with Kingfishers on Thursday. It's so nice to see how much both classes enjoy spending time together with a good book! 

Next week we will be adapting our story maps and we will also be learning about Diwali.


Wrens 2019-20

W/C 7th October 

Mrs Russell, Mrs Wizard, Mrs Crouch, Mrs Murphy and Mrs Meddings

Working hard in Wrens!

This week we have immersed ourselves in the story of We're Going on a Bear Hunt and the children are now able to recite it pretty much word for word! They have used small world characters and large scale props to retell the story and we created a story map using pictures to help us remember the text. Next week we will be making our own versions of the story map and adding our own characters.

In P.E we recreated the story using movements to show how the characters overcame the obstacles they faced on their journey to find the bear.

In Maths we continued to explore the number 5. We experimented with how we could represent it on the five and ten frames and the children were challenged to collect sets of 5 objects. Next week we will focusing on number 6 and we will begin to sort objects using different criteria.

In Phonics this week children learnt u, b, f, e, l and are doing really well with their blending. In Kinetic Letters sessions we have been focusing on getting our 'three friends' working together to enable us to hold a pencil correctly. We are also continuing to practice our animal positions-Lizard, Lion, Gorilla, Meerkat and Penguin to help our bodies become stronger.

On Thursday the children enjoyed their first buddy reading session with Kingfishers.

Well done to Lucia who was our first Star of the Week!



Wrens 2019-20

W/C 30th September

Mrs Russell, Mrs Wizard, Mrs Crouch, Mrs Murphy and Mrs Meddings

Another busy week in Wrens!

This week in Phonics the children learnt p, g, o, c and k .  They are beginning to blend the sounds they know to read some words. In Kinetic letters we have been practising our pencil hold and have been strengthening our holding fingers with a variety of fine motor activities.

This week we read Jack and the Beanstalk. The children were able to talk about the characters and we created a story map to help us recall the main events.  The children enjoyed joining in with the words and actions! 

In maths the children used the five frames and ten frames to represent the numbers 4 and 5 in different ways. They also ordered numbered leaves to 10 and matched gold coins to each leaf. The children made beanstalks using the large coloured blocks, some children even created repeating patterns!

In the outdoor area the children looked closely at leaves using the magnifying glasses and enjoyed doing observational drawings of them. They used the cardboard tubes to create chutes for conkers.

On Friday Wrens went to their first ever assembly! They made us all very proud with how well they sat and listened to Mrs Marsh.

Next week we will be reading We're Going on a Bear Hunt. We will also be choosing our first Star of the Week!