Dragonflies (Reception)

Mrs Ramanandi

Dragonflies’ Election Day

On Thursday Dragonflies will be joining in with mams and dads who go to the polls by having an election of their own. 4 candidates are standing and there will be voting and polling cards. The winning candidate will be Thursday's Special Person. The successful...

Wood you believe it? A gift from the National Trust!

We would like to say a huge thank you to Helen McDonald who works for the National Trust as Head Ranger at Gibside. I contacted Helen as I had spotted some fantastic logs being chopped down at Gibside and I thought to myself how much the children would enjoy them in...

Dragonflies go fossil hunting at the museum

Friday morning was very exciting for the Dragonflies. It was the day of the trip to the 'Dinosaur Museum'. Getting on the bus for the day of fun dinosaur activities was exciting enough, but the museum itself was an marvelous adventure. There was dressing up, fossil...

Shake, rattle and roll

This week's challenge in the Dragonflies class has been to make your own musical instrument. Lots of recycled materials were used, plus miles and miles of sellotape. Children could choose to experiment with different materials to make different kinds of sounds. They...

Growing green

Today Reception children have been getting their garden ready for the growing season. They've planted up potatoes and beans. Lots of children helped and everyone was careful to put delicate seedlings in gently and without damage. Luckily we have many experienced...

Our new look outdoor area

While the Dragonflies and Ladybirds were enjoying their Easter break, the outdoor area was having a fabulous re-vamp! So this Monday was a very exciting day. There was lots to explore and try out. Have a look at all our new places to play in the photos; artificial...

Easter Bunny sighted at Windy Nook!

Reception children caught a glimpse of the Easter bunny this morning. Although Mrs Cole and Mrs Hopkins were looking all the time, they both missed him. They are still wondering why it is that they miss him every year - never mind. The children knew exactly what to do...

Sharing food with friends the Dragonflies learn about Easter

Dragonflies welcomed two friends into school today. Ken and Lynn Coulson came to the classroom to tell the story of Easter. Ken talked about Jesus' special meal with his friends and the Dragonflies let Ken know about the parties they had been to recently. The children...

Launching the Maths Packs with a Number Dance

The Reception children performed a brilliant number dance for their parents and carers to celebrate the launch of the brand new Reception maths packs. The packs are bursting with exciting resources and information of how to support your child’s achievements in maths....

Gardeners’ world

The sun is out so  the Dragonflies and Ladybirds classes are getting their gardens ready for the first days of spring. They have been planting beans, setting up a pretend Garden Centre in the classrooms, making vegetable superheroes ( if you don't know what one looks...

“I love you; you love me,” from the Dragonflies.

Pasta necklaces, curly wurly bracelets, bulb planting, portraits, designer handbags were all part of the I love you crafts afternoon in Early Years today. Everyone was very excited to share the afternoon with a special person from home. Before the visitors arrived...

Satsuma segments in Dragonflies

If you like satsumas in the Dragonflies class you will love maths. The snack area provided all we needed for maths learning this week. We counted the segments, then made sure everyone had the same number of segments. Did you know some satsumas have more segments than...

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