Author: Mrs Doherty


Well done Nora!

Well done to Nora who was chosen to be this week's star achiever for her great jumping and twisting!

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 20 June 2017

Category: Reception

Stars of the week!

Well done to Titus and Jessica for their great skills in P.E. 

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 13 June 2017

Category: Reception

Star of the week!

Well done to Bella who was chosen by Manchester United as this week's star for her great bouncing and catching skills and also for always smiling and giving 100%! 

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 16 May 2017

Category: Reception

Well done Niamh!

Well done to Niamh who was chosen by Manchester United as this week's star achiever for her great skills and being a fantastic team captain! 

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 4 May 2017

Category: Reception

Bake off!

Every Thursday afternoon children in Reception are going to take turns baking with Mrs White. This week's delights were Banana Muffins! The children weighed out ingredients, counted out equipment and followed instructions to name just a few skills they developed whilst having such fun!

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 27 April 2017

Category: Reception

Well done Cole!

Well done to Cole who was chosen by the coaches from Manchester United to be this week's star achiever!

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 26 April 2017

Category: Reception

Allotment fun!

As part of our new Science topic 'Plants and Growth' this week we have been learning all about vegetables that grow in the allotments. We dug up potatoes, tasted chives and planted seeds. Thanks also to Mrs Karran who came to talk to us about the allotments and showed us how to plant.

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 26 April 2017

Category: Year 1

Police horses!

We were so lucky this week to have a visit from two police horses- Copperfield and Steele as part of our Science topic. We learnt so much about the important job they do and also how to care for horses. We are also really happy that St Hugh of Lincoln have adopted Steele! Thanks GMP and thanks…

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 26 January 2017

Category: Year 1

Our visit from Nibbles and Misty

Thank you to Mrs White for bringing in her two Guinea pigs 'Nibbles' and 'Misty' as part of our Science topic 'Pets'. We all had a little hold and enjoyed feeding them spinach! 

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 30 November 2016

Category: Year 1

Our visit from Blue Cross

We were really lucky to have a talk all about looking after pets from Paul who works for the charity Blue Cross.  We really enjoyed his puppet dog 'Dubie' and learning all about the work Blue Cross do. Thank you Paul!

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 30 November 2016

Category: Year 1

Everybody dance now!

We have had an amazing morning dancing and playing instruments with Miss Rachel! We have learnt lots of new moves and had so much fun as well. Thank you so much to Isaac's Mummy for teaching us! 

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 8 November 2016

Category: Reception

Our Minibeast Hunt!

As part of Year 1 Science we have been learning about minibeasts. Today on our hunt we found 9 different types of minibeasts in a variety of habitats-great work Year 1!

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 7 November 2016

Category: Year 1

Hola!

Welcome back Vania! Reception enjoyed their first Spanish lesson of the year today with Vania learning numbers 1-10. 

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 11 October 2016

Category: Reception

Thank you!

Thank you to all who attended our coffee afternoon for Macmillan and Marie Curie and to those that baked or donated a raffle prize. 

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 3 October 2016

Category: Reception

Thank you!

Thank you to all who attended our coffee afternoon for Macmillan and Marie Curie and to those that baked or donated a raffle prize. 

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 3 October 2016

Category: Nursery

We did it!

Reception 2 tried really hard this week getting changed independently for P.E-well done everyone! 

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 21 September 2016

Category: Reception

Look how we've changed!

As part of our science topic we have been looking at how we've changed from when we were babies.  We were discussing the question 'How do we change over time?'  In our first lesson we enjoyed looking at photos and clothes from when we babies.

 

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 19 September 2016

Category: Year 1

Our first P.E lesson - Reception 2

On Tuesday we had our first P.E. lesson. We had great fun exploring different ways of travelling around the hall using different body parts. Please make sure your child has their P.E. Kit in school for next Tuesday. Thank you!

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 14 September 2016

Category: Reception

Dancing with ribbons!

This morning we have been making up our own dances to different music using ribbons. We were pretending to be flowers dancing in the wind and petals floating in the sky!  We learnt lots of different ways we can move with our ribbons to the music - high level, low level, turning around,…

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 5 April 2016

Category: Reception

Parachute Play

We had great fun in P.E. today playing games with the parachute! We had to listen very carefully to the instructions and work together as a team.

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 8 March 2016

Category: Reception

EYFS Mass

Thank you to all the Parents and Carers that celebrated Mass with us on Wednesday, it was lovely to see so many of you there. Thanks also to Fr Michael for making it so special for the children.

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 31 January 2016

Category: Reception

Terrific travelling in EYFS P.E.

We had great fun in P.E. today travelling and moving in different ways, we marched, jumped, ran and walked to name just a few. We also learnt a sequence of movements where we pretended we were playing in the rain, jumping in the puddles and marching in our wellies!

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 5 January 2016

Category: Reception

Can we fix it?

Yes we can! Our new workshop is coming on nicely! Children in the EYFS  will be able to use real hammers and tools when they come back after half term! 

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 29 May 2015

Category: Reception

Well done Reception Bunnies!

Congratulations to all the boys and girls in Reception for all completing the sponsored Bunny Hop for St Joseph's Penny!

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 25 March 2015

Category: Reception

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Happy St Patrick's Day!

Today we have learnt all about St Patrick in Collective Worship and tasted irish soda bread that Harry's Nana made for us! Thank you to Harry's Nana we all thought it was yummy! 

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 17 March 2015

Category: Reception

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Climbing trees!

All children in the EYFS have outdoor learning sessions at Urmston Meadows.  They are encouraged to take risks, get muddy and have lots of fun!

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 14 January 2015

Category: Reception

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A cold and frosty morning!

What a lovely morning for den building, investigating nature, climbing trees and squelching in the mud!

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 14 January 2015

Category: Reception

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Thank you Mr Ishi!

We were very excited to receive a parcel from Japan today. Thank you Mr Ishi and the children from Sakura Kindergarten! We are now busy in our creative area making things to send back.

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 6 January 2015

Category: Reception

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EYFS Mass

Today we celebrated our EYFS Mass on the theme of God's Family.  Thank you to Fr Michael for making it so special.

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 19 November 2014

Category: Reception

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Hola!

Today we had our first Spanish lesson with Manuel!

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 14 October 2014

Category: Reception

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We love the rain!

We love it when it rains, we can have such fun in the puddles. This morning we are using powder paint to make patterns and we are experimenting with mixing colours to make new colours!

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 7 October 2014

Category: Reception

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Our Autumn Walk!

Today we went on a lovely walk to Lostock Park! We collected leaves, berries, conkers and acorns. We did bark rubbing, crunched the leaves and found lots of animals too. We finished off our little outing having a play on the park and our morning snack in the Autumn sunshine. What a nice way to…

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 30 September 2014

Category: Reception

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Thank you!

Thank you to all who came to the EYFS Coffee afternoon! We raised £166 for Macmillan and Marie Curie Cancer Care. Thanks also to all those who baked or donated a raffle prize.

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 25 September 2014

Category: Reception

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Letters and Sounds!

Today we have been finding objects that match the letters and sounds on our crowns.  We are working very hard in Phonics!

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 23 September 2014

Category: Reception

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Designing our Outdoors!

Today in Reception we have been chatting about what we would like to have in our Outdoor Areas, we have definitely gone over our budget in our planning! We might need some help with fundraising! Watch this space...

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 9 September 2014

Category: Reception

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Today's Special!

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 24 June 2014

Category: Reception

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Afternoon fun in the Mud Kitchen!

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 24 June 2014

Category: Reception

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Thank you Sakura Kindergarten!

Thanks once again to Mr Ishi and the children from Sakura Kindergarten for sending us a parcel full of lovely art work and photos. We have really enjoyed looking at them and we are now hard at work in our creative area making things to send to Japan.

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 20 May 2014

Category: Reception

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Walking with Jesus

This week we have been painting our feet to make footprints for next week's Collective Worship. Our feet were very ticklish!

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 30 April 2014

Category: Reception

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Cock-a-Moo-Moo

We hope you enjoyed the EYFS Assembly about friends and forgiveness as much as we did!

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 2 April 2014

Category: Reception

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The 1 minute challenges!

As part of our Maths we have been completing challenges against the 1 minute egg timer! We have counted how many times we can write our names in a minute, how many star jumps we can do in a minute, how many cubes we can put together in a minute to name just a few. We have had great fun counting…

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 8 January 2014

Category: Reception

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Ice play!

Today we have been having great fun playing with the arctic animals in the ice trays.

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 3 December 2013

Category: Reception

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Numicon

This morning we have been playing with the new Numicon resources. We have been trying to fill the boards with the different shapes.

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 12 November 2013

Category: Reception

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Den building

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 7 November 2013

Category: Reception

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Squelch squerch!

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 7 November 2013

Category: Reception

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Our trip to the Meadows

Today some of the children in Reception went to the Meadows where they were pond dipping, building dens and squelching in the mud to name just a few of the things they got up to! We hope to take all the children in the EYFS this year.

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 7 November 2013

Category: Reception

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Our Autumn Crowns!

This morning we have been very busy using scissors and glue to make Autumn crowns. 

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 15 October 2013

Category: Reception

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Anyone for lunch?

Today's specials in the mud kitchen!

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 15 October 2013

Category: Reception

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Hola!

Here we are having our first Spanish lesson this morning! 

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 15 October 2013

Category: Reception

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Patterns!

We have been learning all about patterns and have been creating our own!

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 10 October 2013

Category: Reception

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Our new role play!

We had lots of fun in our new role play police station this morning. It has a police car that we have made with Miss Carr, some great dressing up costumes and even a jail! 

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 10 October 2013

Category: Reception

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Phonics Treasure Hunt!

Today we went on a phonics treasure hunt in the garden. We had to find the hidden balls that had the letters/sounds that we have learnt on them!

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 10 October 2013

Category: Reception

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EYFS Coffee Afternoon

Thanks to everyone who supported the EYFS Coffee Afternoon!

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 26 September 2013

Category: Reception

Fun in the Mud Kitchen!

Today we have enjoyed making our own speciality dishes and serving them to our friends!

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 24 September 2013

Category: Reception

Letters and Sounds

This week in Reception we have started phase 2 of 'Letters and Sounds'. Today we have been practising writing the letters 's' and 'a' in the sand.

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 24 September 2013

Category: Reception

Parcel from Japan

We were very excited when Mrs Doherty told us a parcel had arrived for the children in Reception today!  The parcel had come all the way from Japan and it was from our link school- Sakura Kindergarten. Inside there was a Japanese doorway curtain for our classroom and origami kimonos for us to take…

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Posted by Mrs Doherty on 18 September 2013

Category: Reception