Our nursery and reception children are now very settled in their new foundation stage class.
We have been lucky enough to enjoy lots of warm and sunny days this first half term, so lots of the teaching and learning has been done outside.
Our focus has been on getting to know each other, and on the season of Autumn.
We have been exploring shape, pattern and number in maths. There have been lots of opportunities for improving our writing skills, using a range of tools instead of just pencils.
Imaginative play indoors and outdoors is always a great way for children to develop communication skills and share ideas about how their play can be extended.
Stories, rhymes and phonics are an important part of the daily routine, and all children are making great progress.
We are now looking forward to a well earned half term break!
At our Parent's Assembly we were delighted to welcome David Jacques, a friend of our school, who came to present a cheque for over £700. This cheque is to help fund new reading books for our link school, St. Joseph's, Chisawasha. David took part in a sponsored Coast to coast bike ride.
The picture shows The School Council receiving the cheque.
St. Joseph's took part in the Ribble Valley Schools cross country competition on Thursday 6th October. Each race had more than 100 children taking part, the majority of whom were year 6. The St. Joseph's team were from across the 4 years of Key Stage 2. They ran extremely well and the girls were place second team in the Ribble Valley. Members of the team were Bella Powis, Maddy Powis, Therese O'Connor, Josephine Lee, Uma McGoay, Grace Crabtree, Benedict Bateman, Ben Slater, Michael Turner, Jacob Nutter, Sebastian Winstanley, Lawrence Winstanley.