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Margaret Wix Primary School

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Firetips (Nursery and Reception)

Welcome to Early Years


Our class is called Firetips.  We are taught by Ms Johnston (Mon-Thurs) and Mrs Braceland (Fri).  We are also supported by Miss Surridge and Miss Rossiter. 


P.E lessons will take place on Tuesdays and Fridays with Rising Stars. Please come into school wearing your P.E kit on Tuesday and Friday. There is no need to bring a change of clothes. 


Key Information:

Please note the Meet the Teacher Meeting is on Thursday 23rd September and will begin at 4pm. 





Firetips' First Blog of the Year

Welcome to the first blog post of the new academic year! On behalf of the Early Years team and I, we would like to warmly welcome you to Margaret Wix Primary School. It has been lovely to meet you all and getting to know your children.


Firetips have done so well coming into school with increasing confidence and settling in so nicely. They have really enjoyed exploring our new classroom and making new friends. 


Reception (and the Nursery children staying for two full days), have really benefitted from the staggered and gradual increase of time when being at school. Next week all Reception children and the Nursery children staying for two full days, will have their first full day week! We are sure they are going to enjoy the fun activities we have in store for them in the afternoon.   


As our termly topic is 'All About Me', we have been focusing on a different book linked to our topic each week. This week we have been reading the story, 'The Colour Monster'. This story is about feelings and associating them with colours. We have had many speaking and listening sessions this week discussing our feelings and starting to identify when we are feeling a certain way. During child-initiated learning (ChIL) the children explored a tuff tray where all the colourful objects had been mixed up, like the Colour Monster was feeling at the beginning of the story. To help the Colour Monster to group his emotions to colours, the children helped to sort the objects by colour using tweezers or by hand. The children also made their own monster using lots of different textures and materials. They were encouraged to say aloud which art materials they wanted to use to create their monster and what it would become, (e.g. the strings of wool will be the monster's hair). 


See below for some lovely photos of Firetips having lots of fun, making new friends and being brave exploring their new setting and routines.