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Special Events

Rabbit Visitors

We were very lucky to have Bobby the Rabbit come into visit us. Harry explained how he looked after Bobby and what he liked to do.


2d and 3d shape fun!

We went on a shape hunt to see how many of each shape we could find.


Refugee Day

To celebrate refugee day we created our own Welcome Posters.


Number lines

We had lots of fun creating our own number lines!


The post office

We all walked to the Post office to post our letters to the Zoo. We were very well behaved and had lots of fun. We even got a reply from the zoo!


Meet the Lifeguards

We enjoyed learning about staying safe on the beach. We know which flags to look out for and who to call if we are in danger.


Mrs Miller came to visit

Mrs Miller came to teach us all about Farming. We learnt lots about the cows on her farm. We had some farming experts in our class.


World Book day

We all had lots of fun at world book day learning about Little Red Riding Hood. We also enjoyed bedtime stories.


Sports Relief

Reception had lots of fun joining in with different sports to raise money for sports relief.


A fire engine came to school

On Monday 7th March a fire engine came to school. We had lots of fun going inside the fire engine, spraying the hose, dressing up and we even got to put on the lights and siren!


Mothers day- Superhero Assembly

Thank you to everyone who came to our assembly. We had so much fun. We hope you enjoyed it.


Den building

During golden time we worked in teams and built dens. We had lots of fun


Salmon pizza

We were very lucky to make pizza using salmon with Mrs and mr Else. We all tried the pizza and really enjoyed it



A police man came to school. We got to learn all about their job and have a look in a police car.


Athlete visit

We were very lucky to have an athlete visit us at school. We had lots fun and learnt how to stay fit and healthy.


Our First Day at Stalbridge Primary School

Today (2/9/15) was our first day at school. We were all superstars and our teachers were all very impressed. We joined in wake and shake, got to know our new classroom, ate lunch and played with all the other year groups and even went to assembly. We are all very excited for our first year!


Transition Morning

We had a lovely morning in our new classroom. We drew and wrote about the things we liked so our new teachers could get to know us. We then explored the classroom and found the toys.
Click on the Children's Work tab to see more photos.


Year R and 2 Beach Trip

On Tuesday 30th June Year R and 2 went to Studland Beach. We had a lovely time playing in the sand and paddling in the sea. We all had a fantastic day and played nicely together.




This term we have started swimming and we love it!



Ponies in school

On Wednesday 23rd April Molly and her mummy bought 3 ponies to school. She showed us how they measure the ponies height, weight and shoe size.



Monty Comes to school

This week 21st April Lily Parker bought her dog Monty into school. She explained how she looked after him and what she needed to do to keep him healthy.



A special Celebration!

On Friday 13th March we had a special Mother's Day celebration. We sang, danced, gave out special presents and told our mummies how much we love them. Mrs Jones was very proud of how confident we were.



World Book Day!

We all loved taking part in World Book Day. We all dressed up and did some fantastic writing with other year groups based on the characters we visited.
Later that evening we came back to school in our Pjs for bed time stories. We listened to stories and had hot chocolate. It was a very fun day. Thank you Miss Gould for making it so much fun! :)



Super Hero Assembly!!

On Wednesday 11th February we performed in our super hero assembly! Mrs Jones was very proud of us all trying our best and how confident we were. We explained all the learning we have been doing and showed off a dance routine and singing! We are all Super Stars!!



21/1/15 Our trip to the Library

We visited the library and found out lots of interesting information. We looked at all of the books and loved listening to the stories.




Reception have been working really hard on recognising 2d shapes. We made lots of shapes in PE to help us remember. Please come and see our fantastic display in the corridor!



The Space Reading Race

We are enjoying the space race when reading. We are all reading lots and are very competitive!



A dinosaur came to school!

This week (26/1/15) we had a visitor. A dinosaur came into our classroom. We watched him on the CCTV and found a letter and a baby dinosaur egg. We helped the baby get back to his mummy by writing letters and designing posters. We found out lots of information from books and asked some fantastic questions!



Science Day

On Monday 1st December we had a science day. We did lots of experiments and had lots of fun!


A Fireman Came to School!!!

On Tuesday 2.12.14 we were lucky enough to have a real fire crew come to school. We were taught about how to stay safe at school and at home. We even got to go inside the fire engine and learn about all the things it can do. We were all very excited!



Guide Dogs Came to School!

Today 24th September guide dogs came to school! We learnt all about how to care for them and how they look after people who cannot see. We had lots of fun!



Our First Day In Reception!

Today (2/9/14) we had a lovely first day in reception. We had lots of fun doing lets explore before going to assembly in the hall with the whole school! We sat very well and listened to Mr Allen. We drew a picture of ourselves using mirrors and did some fantastic writing! We had a very busy day!



Our Trip to Studland Beach

We went to Studland Beach on Tuesday 24th June with year 2. We had a fantastic time building sand castles and paddling in the sea. We were all very well behaved and fell asleep on the coach home! We had a very busy day!



Teddy Bears Picnic!

We had a brilliant Teddy Bears Picnic. We got to eat lots of yummy cakes and biscuits and all loved the strawberries! Thank you to all the parents who gave us something special and to Pre-school for sharing the afternoon with us!



Super Hero Training!

On 23rd May were very lucky to have some super hero training! We even got to meet super dog! We were all very excited and loved being super heroes for the day!!!



A Fire fighter for the day!!

Today (27/03/14) we had lots of fun with Sturminster Newton Fire Fighters. We got to look in the fire engine, fire the hose and dress up as Fire Fighters. We learnt lots about how to stay safe and asked some fantastic questions! Mrs Jones was very pleased with how sensible we were and thought we would all make very good fire fighters when we are older!
What an exciting day!



World Book Day!

World Book Day was a huge success. We learnt a lot about fairy tales and their alternative versions! All our costumers in reception were amazing as you can see from our fantastic stick man!!!



Frankie flew in for a visit!

On Wednesday 5th March a Hawk came to reception. He was a very big bird and we were a little bit nervous. We soon got used to Frankie the Hawk and some us even stroked him! We did some fantastic writing about him and all remembered his wonky beak and that he ate rabbits!!



Guide Dogs Came to School!

On Wednesday 5th March we were very lucky to have a visit from the Guide Dogs. The children loved learning about how guide dogs help people and being able to give them a cuddle!



Mother's Day Celebration

On Friday 29th March Reception will be holding a Mother's Day Celebration in the hall from 9:15am. We hope to see you there!!



Our Visit From a Policeman

Policeman Greg came into school today (26/2/14). He told us all about his job of looking after people as a policeman. He showed us lots of exciting pictures and allowed us to dress up in uniforms. We got to look in the police car and at all of the equipment he uses. We were all very excited and did some brilliant writing and pictures about his visit!!



Open Morning 14th February

On Friday the 14th February reception class will be open to the children's parents between 9 and 10:30 to allow the children to show off all their hard work!
There will be activity stations for the parents to have a go at some activities we have been doing during the term with their children.


Our First Day at Stalbridge Primary School

Tuesday 3rd September 2013 was our first day at Stalbridge Primary School. We all looked very smart in our uniform.

In the morning we explored the classroom and played a circle game. We went out to play on the field then had a snack for our Cafe Time. After play we read the story 'Lucy and Tom go to School' and decided that it was very similar to our first day! We drew a picture of ourselves and had a picnic lunch.

In the afternoon we chose an activity to do in the classroom then went for a tour of the school so we could see where everything was - we even went into Mr Allen's office. We then went and played on the slide. After that it was home time.

What a busy day!



Red Nose Day

On Friday 15th March it is Red Nose Day. Children are encouraged to wear something red and will take part in a Space Hooper Race.



Sponsored Hop, Skip and Leap

We've done it. We've hopped, skipped and leapt to raise money for our school trip to Bristol Zoo in the summer. Thank you for your generous contributions. Final total to follow!



Sponsored Hop, Skip and Leap on Wednesday 30th January 20013

As you are aware, our class country is Australia. Australia Day is on Saturday 26th January. To celebrate this, we are going to have an Australian themed week on w/c 28th January. We would also like to take this opportunity to raise money for our whole school trip to Bristol in the summer (details to follow). For the last two years, we successfully held a sponsored hop, skip and leap (Australian animal link!) to raise money towards the cost of the trip. This was so successful that we actually had enough money to pay for two trips. The children will do three activities and they will count how many they do of each one. We would love to ask parents, friends, grandparents to sponsor children to complete each activity. Please sponsor a fixed amount per activity. Any money raised will be taken off the cost of the trip for the class. Please return the form sent home in bookbags with any money raised by Wednesday 30th January ready for our sponsored hop, skip and leap that morning during our PE session.

I expect the cost of the trip to be around £12 - £15. Any extra money raised will be put in a pot which may help to pay for another trip or an ice - cream treat.

Many thank you in advance for your support.

Mrs Brown



Happy Christmas

Thank you for all our presents, cards and good wishes. We wish you a very merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Mrs Brown, Mrs Matthews and Mrs Prill x



Handwriting Workshop

On Friday 16th November at 2:30pm Mrs Pain will be delivering a handwriting skills workshop. Please see the note sent home at the end of last half term or pop in to see me if you have any queries.
Mrs Brown :)


Phonics Workshop

On Wednesday 17th October at 9am, I will be running a short introduction to phonics for parents / grandparents.
Mrs Brown


Free hot school meals for a week

For one week (week commencing 1st October) all Reception children will be entitled to receive free hot school meals for the week. Further information will follow on how to order.

There will be an online ordering demo at school on Thursday 20th September at 2:30pm. On 21st September between 9:30 - 10:30 there will be an opportunity for parents without internet access to order hot school meals for their children.



Jubilee Cake Decorating Competition

We all designed a cake in red, white and blue to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee. Sue Fudge baked a cake and decorated it with the Reception class winner's design!



The Olympic Torch - 30th May 2012

Today we were really lucky to see a real Olympic Torch.



Sponsored Hop, Skip and Jog

Yes! We've done it!
Thank you for all sponsor money raised. We look forward to a fantastic schol trip.



Thursday 23rd June 2011

We watched Year 4 perform their clarinet concert. They have been learning how to play the clarinet all year. They were super duper!



Our Trip to Weymouth

On Tuesday 21st June we went to Weymouth Beach. We had a lovely day which included sandcastle building, a picnic lunch, Sid the Seagull, an ice-cream, a paddle and a broken down bus!



Our Class Assembly

On Wednesday 25th May 2011 at 9:10 we had our class assembly! We spoke beautifully and showed our parents (and some grandparents!) our work.


The Life Cycle of a Butterfly

We have been looking after some caterpillars. We watched them change into cocoons. After two weeks the cocoons hatched and out came.....beautiful Tortoiseshell Butterflies. After a little while we released the butterflies into the garden.



Thursday 28th April 2011

We had a street party to celebrate the Royal Wedding of Kate and William. We made crowns and tiaras to wear. We would like to say thank you to the PTFA for organising it for us!



Tuesday 26th April 2011

We went on our trip to Kingston Maurward. We went on a tractor ride and saw lots of animals. We also went on a walk around the gardens and lake.

Please visit the Activities Gallery tab to see more phtotgraphs.



Tuesday 26th April 2011

Our school trip is the first day back after the Easter holiday. Please refer to the letter sent home in bookbags for further information.



Friday 8th April 2011

Miss Gould organised a lamb to come and visit. His name is Ronnie and he is lovely!
Thank you Miss Gould



Friday 8th April 2011

Our Year 6 buddies have made us a card and an Easter story.
Thank you



Friday 8th April 2011

We did egg rolling and had a competition to see who had the best decorated egg.



Friday 8th April 2011

We used our buckets and spades to help move the woodchip.



Tuesday 5th April 2011

On Tuesday 5th April we designed a garden playground to celebrate the new playground by Jarvis Way.



Tuesday 22nd March 2011

Ian Griffin came to teach us some tennis skills. He is the head coach at Griffin Tennis Academy. We all listened really well and had lots of fun. A letter was sent home in bookbags if your child is interested in tennis lessons.

Please copy the link into the address bar to direct you to Griffin Tennis Academy website.



RSPB Bird Watch Week

Monday 24th January 2011
We put on our wellies and went down to the pond area. We went into the bird hide and were very quiet (we tried to be quiet!). We used binoculars to look at which birds visited the pond area.
Here are our results:
1 Blackbird
1 Blue Tit
12 Crows
1 Chaffinch
2 Collard Doves
1 Long Tail Tit
1 Bullfinch
1 Robin... and of course 2 ducks who look very settled - thank you Ms Elsworth!



Australia Day!

Wednesday 26th January 2011 is Australia Day. As you are aware, our class country is Australia so we have planned a fun day of Australian themed activities. To celebrate, we would like children to dress up. A mask template as a suggestion was enclosed in bookbags on 10.01.11.

We also thought we would begin to raise some money for our class trip (details to follow) so a suggested donation of £1 would be very much appreciated. We will also be doing some further fundraising throughout this term and any money raised will be deducted from the cost of the trip.



Happy New Year

Thank you to everyone for our fantastic cards, presents and Happy Christmas messages.

Love The Reception Team :)



1st December 2010

We wrapped up nice and warm and went to see the ducks.
Thank you Ms Elsworth for teaching us about them and for looking after them so well!



Fortnightly Church Service

Reception children will now attend the fortnightly service in church. Parents and friends are warmly welcome.


Phonics Workshop

Thank you to everyone who attended the Parent Workshop. I hope that you found it useful. Please do pop in if you have any queries.


Parent Phonics and Handwriting Workshop

6th October 2010 at 11am.
Please arrive at the main office. Tea and biscuits provided! Please let me know if you are able to attend via the form sent home in your child's bookbag.
Many thanks



Reception will attend the Harvest Festival Service in church on Thursday 21st October at 9:10am. Children will then attend each fortnightly service.
Please come and join us!



After the May half term, children will start swimming sessions in school on a Friday afternoon. These sessions are designed to teach children water confidence, not swimming strokes. In order for swimming to take place, I need some parent helpers. I would like one parent to help children change and four parents to help in the swimming pool.
Please keep an eye open for the swimming letter and please come and see me if you are able to help.
Many thanks



Class Assembly

On the 26th May 2010 at 9:10 children will be taking part in a short class assembly. Parents are invited so please keep the date in your diaries - details to follow!



Trip to Kingston Maurward

On the 4th May 2010 we will be visiting Kingston Maurward - details to follow!



Anti-Bullying Week 16th - 20th November 2009

We have been talking about being a good friend.