Our topic is mini-beasts!
We love learning about mini-beasts! We have been finding out about mini-beasts by looking in non-fiction books. Did you know that a baby ladybird makes a cocoon just like a caterpillar?
We have visited the school garden and collected items to make our own gardens back in the classroom. We used magnifying glasses to look at them closely.
We are very excited watching our caterpillars grow; they are much bigger now and one has begun to spin a cocoon. We can't wait for them to turn into butterflies!
We have even done some mini-beast maths. Ask us about doubles and see which ones we can remember.
Happy Easter from all the staff in Reception.
Red Nose Day!
We have enjoyed staring to learn about Spring. We looked closely at daffodils and tulips and painted some beautiful pictures. We have talking about baby animals and how they change as they grow. We have each planted a sunflower seed after listening to the story of 'Titch' whose seed grew into a very tall sunflower, hopefully ours will too!
The Smartest Giant in Town by Julia Donaldson
This week we have taken part in lots of activities related to the book 'The Smartest Giant in Town'. We painted giants and the giraffe from the story, we made boats for the goat and we compared objects to see which was the tallest and which was the shortest. We even found some of the giant's clothes with words on which we practised blending in our letters and Sounds sessions!
Stick Man by Julia Donaldson
We have loved listening to Stick Man and taking part in lots of fun activities. We made some brilliant models of Stick Man using play-dough, sticks and googly eyes and we practised our cutting skills making a Stick Man collage with paper. When we painted Stick Man's family we could talk about which stick was the tallest and which was the shortest. Lots of friends wrote sentences about Stick Man, so many that we couldn't fit them all on the display board!
Chinese New Year
We have been learning about the animals that live in snowy places.
Did you know that polar bears sleep in a den during the winter? Did you know that penguins have oil on their feathers?
See if your child can tell you anything else about these animals!
Keeping our teeth healthy
We had lots of fun at our Christmas party!
Christmas Jumper Day!
The children have been very busy this week taking part in lots of Christmas activities.
Shine Star, Shine!
We were so proud of the children on Friday when we performed our Christmas Play; we think all the children are stars!
Reception Christmas Performance.
Shine, Star, Shine!
Friday 9th December 2016
Please come to the main school hall.
Looking forward to seeing you all!
Reception Christmas Party – Tuesday 20th December.
A sign up sheet will be available from Monday 12th December for you to sign up for the party food you could provide. This only needs to be a small amount that can be shared. Please bring your party food on the morning of the party and send your child to school on the morning of the party ready in their party clothes.
Church visit – Wednesday 21st December
Children will be accompanied to the church by school staff.
Please dress warmly!
Children in Need
Look at our alien biscuits!
When we came into school on Monday we were so excited because the role-play area had turned into a space rocket! There were even costumes so we could dress up as astronauts and walkie-talkies so we could speak to each other in space. We listened to a story called 'On the moon' which helped us to learn about being an astronaut. We have made our own walkie-talkies and rockets at the collage table and we made pictures of stars, moons and planets by printing and using a marble rolled in paint; it was really messy! We painted our hands with lots of colours to make handprint aliens and we used googly eyes and pipe-cleaners to make aliens out of playdough.
We had great fun celebrating Halloween in Reception! We listened to spooky stories such as 'Room on the Broom', 'Winnie the Witch' and 'Funnybones'. We helped to scoop the seeds out of pumpkins and Mrs Hewitson carved the faces. We painted witches, made magic wands and glued straws onto black paper to make skeletons. We practised writing lists of animals to go in our cauldrons to make a magic spell. We even made magic potions in the water tray. Mrs Phillip was worried that one of the children might make her disappear!
Welcome to Reception!
The Reception children have had a great start to their year!
This week the children have enjoyed listening to the story 'The Foggy, Foggy Forest' by Nick Sharrat. All the children have visited the school garden to collect leaves and sticks and look for the first signs of Autumn. Please talk to your child about the changes they see around them associated with the changing seasons.