Our visit to 'We the Curious and the Planetarium
We have whooshed our way into Term 3 with a visit to We the Curious and the Planetarium!
We had such a brilliant day and had the opportunity to explore downstairs in We the Curious. The rainbow sand and the parachutes were a real hit with the children. After that, Nick trained us all to be space explorers in the Planetarium. With our hammers, telescopes and space suits, we visited the moon, Jupiter and Saturn and we were amazed to find out that Saturn's rings are actually made mostly from ice! We're going to try out Nick's recipe for making Saturn's rings - a piece of rock, a dash of dust and a big block of ice!
After our show we had a chance to explore upstairs and really enjoyed the bubble maker, building in the construction area and making ourselves invisible in the green screen.
Everyone had a great time and the children made us all very proud with their excellent behaviour and thoughtful questions.
Our space topic is really firing the children's imaginations!
3, 2, 1 Blast Off
We can't wait to launch into space in Term 3!
Find out more about what we will be learning next term:
Christmas is coming!
We are fully into the swing of the Christmas celebrations after what has been an amazing second term!
The children demonstrated confidence and courage, performing the songs, actions and learning their lines for our Christmas Nativity, 'Away in a Manger' which was most definitely a term highlight!
Our forest school sessions have continued to spark the children's imagination and curiosity, even during some damp and blustery conditions where we headed inside to create some beautiful wooden medallions.
We have plenty of Christmas craft action coming up as we head to the end of term, so do watch out for a goody bag of your child's creative endeavours coming your way at the end of term.
And finally we want to say a huge well done to both Rock and Pop Class who both scored all of their gems in a jar/gold coins in a pot to secure their class treat. We can't wait for the pyjama parties!
Dinomania hits Reception at Cathedral Primary School!
The children were absolutely stunned this week when we were visited by dinosaurs! Head Range Chris and Ranger Andy brought along their fantastic dinosaur experience, Dinomania to wow the children with amazing dinosaur facts and fossils, baby dinosaur puppets and even a giant walking T-Rex called Ron!
We found out how many years ago the dinosaurs roamed the earth, discovered how big dinosaurs really were, hatched a baby dinosaur from an egg and learned the names of lots of dinosaurs that we didn't know before.
Lots of the children were very brave to tickle Ron the T-Rex under the chin!
As well as finding out all about dinosaurs, we have been celebrating Diwali by making Diva lamps, Diwali candles and Rangoli patterns.
A short, but certainly action packed first week back. Enjoy the fireworks everyone!
We are looking forward to lots more brilliant learning in Term 2.
We have some exciting plans and surprises in store which we can't wait to share with you!
Check the Knowledge Organiser for more information.
We are all very proud of our Reception children this week! We have had a brilliant first week all together for the first time and the children have shown us what an independent and curious bunch they are.
It has been wonderful to watch blossoming friendships and we have had a lot of fun making crowns, drawing self portraits, talking about our favourite things and getting to know each other.
Well done everyone, we are looking forward to finding out more about what makes us all special individuals.
Welcome to your first Term at Cathedral Primary School!
We are so excited to meet you all and can't wait to start getting to know you all.
Here is a little more information about what we will be covering over the next few weeks.
Just as a reminder, Group 1 will be attending on Mondays and Tuesdays (13th/14th and 20th/21st September) and Group 2 will be attending on Wednesdays and Thursdays (15th/16th and 22nd/23rd September). These will be full days from 8.35am until 3pm.
Watch this space for more information including a timetable and details about Forest School.
PE will be on a Monday afternoon. Please can your child wear their PE Kit to school each Monday.
Term 1 Timetable
BBC Bitesize have created some wonderful resources to help support your little ones get ready for starting school. Please click on the link below to have a look:
The below are links to useful and fun websites and games to further support your child's learning at home.
The below website supports with some ideas to help promote early language development at home.
Below are some useful documents with Top Tips for Talking!
For information on how Cathedral Primary School uses Seesaw, please click here.