🌞 Welcome to the Sunbeams class page! 🌞
We are the Reception class at Upperby Primary school.
Our class teacher is Miss Davidson.
Mrs Sutherland, Mrs Baldwin and Miss Hogarth are the other grownups in our class this year.
There is lots of information for grownups on the 2021 New Starters page...here is the link so you can get to it quickly.......
Our school day starts at 8.45a.m. and finishes at 3.15p.m.
We come into school through the Uldale Road entrance along the path into the Reception outdoor playground.
Please remember that children must be brought to school and collected by a familiar adult, over the age of 18.
If the regular adult is not able to come, please make sure you phone the school to let us know who will be collecting your child.
In school, your child will need to have a water bottle (containing only water please, not juice! ), a book bag, and a PE kit in a named plastic carrier bag so it fits easily on their peg.
We also ask for a pair of named wellies, so that the children can access the grassy area, even when the weather presents a challenge! Wellies should stay in school so they are always available.
We have had a super start to the new school year...making lots of new friends (and greeting old ones too!),
finding lots of new activities to keep us busy, learning about the new routines and rules to help keep us safe and most importantly, having lots of fun!!
We went on out first class trip to Tullie House to find out about how people used to manage washing their clothes a long time ago in Victorian times. We listened to a story about the Dixon family who lived in the house and learnt about the jobs their servants had to do. We had a go at washing the clothes in a big tin tub and then we had to squeeze all the water out using a big machine called a mangle...turning the handle was such hard work!
We also looked at lots of different irons...some were so heavy we had to pick them up with 2 hands! We drew around the different shapes and worked out how to use them. We have decided it is much easier to have electricity and use washing machines and iron nowadays!
We even got to dress up in some Victorian children's clothes...they were quite heavy and not very comfy, like the clothes we wear today.
We also saw Driggsby the whale, who was sadly found washed up on the beach...his skeleton is so long that we couldn't manage to get him all in one photo! There are so many interesting things to see at Tullie House that we might have go back again another time!