Buller Avenue, Preston, Lancashire PR1 9QQ

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St Mary Magdalen's Catholic Primary School

Let the light of Jesus shine through, in all we think and say and do.

Please ask you child about our cheeky elves, Roger and Gordon.  They keep asking the children to do lots of jobs.  They have been writing Christmas lists and helping to wrap and label the boxes.  They have also made Christmas crackers and Reindeer which they will bring home for Christmas.  If you don't hear from us again we wish you all a very merry Christmas. 

We have been showing the children how to create their own snowmen this week using a range of items.  I am sure you will agree at what a great job they have done.  Some of the children then chose to come and create another picture and took their own photographs too!! 

The children enjoyed their Christmas lunch fun on Friday, just look at those happy faces.

We really don't know how we got everything done this week however we did and the children are still smiling!!  We've been making the most of the weather conditions, we made ice mobiles in the cold, we still need them to freeze however we had great fun collecting things that God gave us plus a little glitter for them!!  Then the rain came so we went puddle hopping!! Not to mention writing in foam and making Christmas lists, fishing in the little ponds and far more!  We look forward to seeing you all next week for our Nativity, we aim to keep enough energy to return to school on Thursday evening for our final performance. 

The children have been having great fun this week investigating which car travels furthest down the ramp.  The children made a line and numbered it to record their information.  We have also set up a Christmas list writing station, the children have a choice of 4 letterboxes to post their requests in.  They are focusing on shape so the letter boxes indicate either a circle, square, rectangle or triangle.  They must choose the correct shaped paper to match for their list to be collected and sent on to Santa!!! More photos of the role play to follow next week. 

A week of looking at Judaism, brightening up our clay leaves, Nativity preparation, using our phonic sounds to write real words and read some and working together listening to our friends ideas.

Some of the children have been ordering numbered stones this week, yes up to 50!!  We have also been using our knowledge of sounds to write real words with the letters.  If that is not amazing enough the children have also been making precious clay leaf prints, they are now exploring colour mixing and really brightening and decorating their leaves.

We have been ordering number this week; however to really make the children understand the number system they were given the leaves out of number order and had to think hard with their group where their number should go within the number line.  Well done everyone you worked well together to solve this puzzle!

We made fireworks paintings this week after we learnt about The Gunpowder Plot.  The children used paint and stones to create their fabulous work.

Look how the children's confidence and skills are developing in their PE sessions.

Thank you to Father Michael for helping us to learn about Baptism this week.  Baby Mary was Baptised in church and then we celebrated in class with cake and juice!!

The season has inspired us once again, can you spot the robot, racing car and rocket the children have made from sticks they have collected?

We've been very busy on our first week back, from ordering numbers, making campfires, to making our string Poppy picture!

Inspired by both the beauty of Autumn colours and the work of Andy Goldsworthy the children have been creating wonderful work.

The children have been using the sounds we have learnt to start blending them and segmenting them to write and read words!!!

Mrs DiFranco has wowed us again with her creativity of a silhouette of a soldier.

We have been using our Elmer topic to make patterns and reinforce our number work by counting the cubes or berries we have covered Elmer with.

Other learning that has been  happening this week.

What time is it Mr Wolf?  The children have been learning to tell the o'clock time while having lots of fun!

Getting those little fingers working hard threading the beads whilst building all those muscles to control pencils and pens!

The children have enjoyed the stories shared with them on our recent visit from the libraries service.

More busy photographs.

This week we have been sharing our "All About Me" books with our friends.  All the books are now in our class reading area so we can choose to look at them ourselves or share with others.  Thank you for all the effort put into making the books with your children, they have really loved to share them.  Mrs Di Franco also has been busy making the most wonderful fairy house for us, thank you Mrs Di Franco.  We have also been making the best of the dry warm weather and using lots of physical development equipment outdoors.  This really helps us to build our muscles in preparation for our writing.

This week we have been thinking about ourselves and also who is precious to us.  We have been sharing our "All About Me" books as well as making the people precious to us from play dough.  We have also been carefully looking at ourselves and painting our self portraits.  We also joined in with a whole school hymn practise, well done Reception.

This week all our 30 Reception children have been having fun together.  We have also been looking at our "All About Me Books" and sharing them within our small working groups.  

Just a few photographs of our wonderful Reception children settling in.