Posts in Reception
We had a wonderful outing to Drusillas Zoo where we saw lots of farm and zoo animals. Some of the children enjoyed competing in the Zoolympics, ie holding their breath to see if they could hold it for as long as an otter (1 min), standing on one leg like a flamingo and shouting as loud as possible. We were as noisy as a kune kune pig – 92 decibels! Our educational talk on mini beasts was really interesting and the children were able to touch cockroaches, a giant African millipede and giant African...
This week in Reception our minibeast focus has been hum and buzz! We have been looking at the honey bee, making bookmarks, pebble bees and honey sandwiches. Most of us enjoyed the yummy honey taste. We have also been learning a French song : ‘Une Petite Abeille’! Please can we remind you that for the Drusillas trip, Reception need to be dressed in their PE kit and have black coats in school. Kindly apply sun cream at home on that day and provide a named school sun hat. Thank you!
I would like to remind all drivers to take particular care in the Pre-Prep car park. At Kiss & Drop, some parents are busy waving goodbye to their children as they drive off … please look carefully around you before putting your foot on the accelerator – there are often other small people walking towards the entrance. Also, when reversing out of parking spaces, not every-one looks carefully enough … please remember that the children are often much smaller than the cars and cannot...
Please can I remind parents that no-one should be driving up Effingham Lane from the Hedgehog, as this is effectively a voluntary one-way system down towards the Hedgehog Pub for all Copthorne parents. All cars should approach the school from the Dukes Head end, and as many cars as possible should exit via the Hedgehog, turning left at this busy junction. It goes without saying that parents should drive at no more than 5 mph on the school site, and driving whilst on the phone is illegal!
This week in Reception we went for our weekly woodland walk, complete with clip boards and pencils. We discovered various mini beast habitats and made a tally chart of the mini beasts we found. Pranav and Nathan found 17 wood lice under a log. We have also been looking at money, so please encourage your children to count the money in mummy’s purse or daddy’s pocket over the weekend!
Reception enjoyed a very wet and windy outing to Plumpton College Farm; they behaved beautifully and were excellent ambassadors for Copthorne Prep. No doubt you will have heard all about it at home, but just in case: Gabriella: ‘ we saw baby lambs being born’ Felix: ‘ we saw where the milk goes’ Ffion: ‘ we stroked a baby lamb’ Hala: ‘ I liked the big brown eyes of the cows’ The children made woolly sheep puppets and Arthur said it was his favourite part of the day!