2020-21 Reception's final blog - w/b Monday 12th July
Date: 16th Jul 2021 @ 4:05pm
A very good afternoon everyone,
So here it is, the final blog from Brereton Reception 2020-21 class. It has been a year like no other for everyone and we have ended it on a really positive note with some lovely work in literacy and a wonderfully entertaining and competitive sports day.
I know that as I write this, Mrs McLean is eagerly putting together all the race videos taken this morning for you to enjoy, and all the details will be on the newsletter for how you watch these. I can only apologise for the slightly dodgy camerawork - I like to think that I am competent at many things, but holding an iPad steady for more than three seconds appears to be beyond me!
Of course we started the week on a disappointing and rather sleepy note following the Euro 2020 final on Sunday night, and a calm, mindful Monday morning was just what we needed to prepare us fully for the week ahead. We used the match as an opportunity to talk to the class about the importance of doing your best even if the end result is not what you wanted or expected, and the children made some lovely cards for the England team.
The weather has also improved significantly over the week allowing us a lot more opportunity for outdoor learning, and as you can see from the photos below, on Thursday we had a hotdog picnic lunch whilst Year 6 had their farewell lunch in the hall. We have also been doing our absolute best to keep Miss Wellings healthy in preparation for her wedding next Friday, and I am sure you will join me in wishing her all the best for her big day.
The final two days of term will see the children spend Monday with Mrs. Pullé and Mrs. Lindersen in their new classroom, and then on Tuesday we will have our first (and final) whole-school assembly of the year to celebrate everybody's achievements.
Finally, I would like to say how much I have enjoyed being in the classroom with your children; this is the first time I have ever taught Reception class and I think that I have probably learned just as much during these past 4 months as the children have. I know that the facemask covers up a lot of facial expressions, but I hope that you have been able to appreciate how much joy the children have given me each day.
Miss Wellings, Mrs Sherliker-Hewitt, Mrs Oldham and I wish the children all the best for their adventure in Year 1, and we hope that you all have a happy, healthy and fun-packed summer!