We hope that you all had a wonderful Easter break. It has been lovely to welcome the children back and hear their news. Well done to the children who made an Easter garden; they were all absolutely beautiful.
This week, the class have been learning about the Resurrection of Jesus. They showed their understanding of the story events through a range of activities such as: building the empty tomb from different materials and using it to retell the story, writing their own versions, drawing pictures about what happened and making masks to show how Mary Magdalene, John, Peter and their friends felt when they discovered that the rock across the tomb had been moved and Jesus was gone.
We have also been focussing lots of our learning around the themes in the book ‘On the Way Home’ by Jill Murphy. This book tells the story about a little girl called Claire who cuts her knee, so she sets off home to tell her mum all about it. On the way home, she meets lots of friends and tells them how the fall happens, describing it differently every time and using her very big imagination.
The class talked about times in the past when they had been hurt. They were reminded that when they hurt themselves, they must always tell an adult, so that they can help them.
The children had lots of fun using their own imagination and creating other ways that Claire might have cut her knee. They also drew maps of their own way home from school, wrote lists about the things they see on their route and even helped to create a hospital role-play area.
On Wednesday, the children walked into the classroom in the morning and discovered an enormous box sitting in the middle of the carpet.
On the side was was a note which simply said, ‘What is in the box?’ This question generated lots of ideas and the children were very keen to write their thoughts down.
The next day, Ms Pemberton decided to open the box. To everyone’s astonishment, they discovered that Mrs Heymoz was in the box!!! She explained that she had been very curious and wanted to know what was inside the box, so she opened the lid, leaned in a little bit too far and fell inside!!!! She had apparently been in there all morning and nobody had heard her! Poor Mrs Heymoz!
This week, we welcomed Alessio into our Reception class. We hope he and his family will be very happy at Pope Paul.
Wishing you all a lovely weekend,
The Reception Team