Friday, 20 July 2018

Final week of term

On Tuesday the children attended the Year 6 Leavers Mass. They sat beautifully throughout the service so we felt they deserved a treat to celebrate!  They enjoyed a special ‘Teddy Bears Picnic’ snack time and enjoyed some fun teddy bear activities during ‘learning through play’.

Yesterday, in our PE lesson we played with balloons.  We cheered each other on as we raced with our balloons and explored different ways to make our balloons move – patting, kicking, punching and walking with them between our knees! 

The new Reception class teacher, Miss Cullinane, came in to visit the children. The children enjoyed spending some time in the Reception class with her. Today, the Reception class children came to visit the Nursery children and presented them with a special message that each of them had written to welcome them into the Reception class. They will be bringing these messages home today.

Here is a photograph of Miss Cullinane. 

Many thanks to all of the parents for your support this year. We have had a wonderful year teaching all of the children; they grow and learn so quickly at this stage in their lives.   We thank you so much for you kind words and generous gifts. To those who are leaving us to move onto Reception classes in new schools, we wish you all the best and please do keep in touch!  For those of you moving to the Reception class here, we look forward to seeing you in September as you move on to the next stage of your learning journey at St Dominic.
We wish you all a safe, happy and fun-filled summer.

Mrs Corcoran, Mrs Clarke, Mrs Mann and Mrs Hounslow.

Friday, 13 July 2018

Wow! A fun packed two weeks.

On Friday 29th June, a very hot and sunny day, the children in Nursery enjoyed a day out at Dell Farm. Everyone enjoyed the coach journey and when we arrived at the farm the children set off on a book walk linked to the story, “We’re going on a bear hunt”. We didn’t find a real bear but did discover an enormous cuddly bear at the end of the walk. After a picnic lunch in the barn, the children were then able to explore the farm, looking at the animals, stroking the friendly goats and observing a chick beginning to hatch from its shell. 

Over the past few weeks we have been busy practising for Sports' Day. We had a great morning last Friday, and all the children did really well, especially as it was such a hot and sunny day. Following the event, they enjoyed ice lollies, and at the end of the morning, shared a packed lunch together in the nursery garden. 

The children have enjoyed their experience of eating school lunches. We have had lots of clean plates - roast dinner was very popular.  The kitchen staff remarked on how well behaved and polite the children were each day. 

The children were excited to spend the day in the Reception classroom on Thursday. Next week the children will experience “free flow” between the two classes during ‘Learning through play’ each day. 
Today, we performed 'Caterpillar Boogie' and we hope you enjoyed the children's enthusiastic performance and the ‘Ladybug Ladybug' song. We were incredibly proud of them, especially as this was their first performance on the stage in the hall. We hope you all enjoyed the opportunity to share a picnic together afterwards. 

We wish you all a relaxing weekend and look forward to seeing the children on Monday morning, refreshed and ready for the last week of term. 

Mrs Corcoran