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Matisse Reception

Welcome to Matisse Class!


Your teachers are...

Miss Kiely  -  Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

Mrs Doherty - Thursday and Friday

Mrs Thomas - TA all week


Here are some pictures of our wonderful classroom. Can you see some areas where you would like to explore?

Important Info - Updated 16th December!!


Thank you!

We cannot quite believe that a whole term has passed already! Matisse Class have worked so hard and impressed all the adults with such positive attitudes towards their learning, and their kindness towards each other. Thank you for your continued support at home with reading and homework. 


We would also like to thank you for your very generous Christmas gifts and cards. It really is a pleasure working with such a lovely group of children. From all of the adults in the Matisse Team, we wish you and your families a very happy Christmas and we look forward to seeing you on Thursday 6th January


PE - After Christmas, Matisse class will revert back to having PE on a Friday. From 7th January, children are to come to school in their PE kits every Friday please - thank you.


Forest School - After Christmas, we will be back to visiting our Forest area every Friday. We hope to continue to go in cold/wet weather, so please ensure your child has warm, waterproof clothing in school on a Friday.


HW - Homework will be set every Friday at 3.30pm via Google Classroom. This needs to be completed and returned to school by the following Wednesday please.


Reading - Children will bring home two books each week. One will be a library book chosen by your child and the other will be a phonics reading book pitched at your child's reading level. Please encourage your child to read their phonics book daily and please record their progress at least once per week in their reading record book.


Matisse Class have had a busy September! Here are some photographs of just some of the activities we have been doing!

Matisse class have has an awesome October! From making bug hotels, to developing our gymnastic skills in PE - Matisse class have worked so hard and had lots of fun!

November has been a very busy month for Matisse Class! Even though the weather has turned chilly, we have been exploring and learning in our indoor and outdoor classrooms. We have enjoyed learning about the seasons, finding out about nocturnal and diurnal animals and exploring light and dark. Mrs Doherty and Miss Kiely are super proud of our work in maths and phonics too. They say we are all superstars! 

Matisse Class demonstrated just how lovely a class they are during kindness week. We visited local businesses and shops to say thank you for all they do, and we delivered pictures and hid decorated stones to cheer people up in our local area. We didn't forget to say thank you to our families too - they loved their flowers!

Forest school is always a highlight of our week. We have enjoyed making bug hotels, bird feeders and using nature to make repeating patterns and crowns. But some of the best fun is simply kicking up all the lovely leaves that have fallen off of the trees!

We have been learning about shapes. Matisse class went on a shape hunt around the school grounds to find everyday objects that are the same as 3D shapes we have been learning in class.

Skills builder week saw Matisse Class get creative with some upcycling of old clothes. The children showed great team work and their finished items were nothing less than impressive!

December has been a month of super learning and lots of festive fun! We think the children were amazing in their Christmas show - we hope you enjoyed it too. In this month's slide show you will see photos from our Christmas jumper day, Santa's Busy Night production, festive fun with the PA in our school hall and our efforts in the Santa Dash! Merry Christmas!

On Friday 14th January, Matisse Class went on an impromptu visit to The Catch - our local fish and chip shop! We bought CHips, received CHange, said THank you, gave a THumbs up and saw many SHops on our way to and from The CatCH. It was a super fun way to support our phonics this week. We all agreed the chips were delicious!