Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Fun, Creativity and Achievement

Reception

Living Things

Our new topic is ‘Living things’. All this week the children have been thinking about what it means to be alive. They have answered questions in their learning teams to show their understanding about living things and this has helped to develop their new topic vocabulary, speaking, listening and attention skills.

The children have had a visit from ‘Bramble the Rabbit’ and ‘Stick’ and ‘Sticky’ the Stick Insects. They have been busy looking after their own poorly pets in the vets and buying food for them in the pet shop role play area.

As part of their School Values treat the children had a walk to the pond to explore the mini beasts and pond life around the school grounds.

 

 

A very eggciting week!

This week, we have had some very special visitors at school, which the children have been thrilled about! Ten eggs came to our classroom and by Wednesday nine had hatched! We’ve been super writers and have kept diaries about our chicks, which we are very proud about. The chicks have been the focus of our number work, as we have been using them to solve problems with doubling and to help with all aspects of our number work. We’ve learnt lots of interesting facts about them and their life cycles, as well as how to care for our new friends.

In our busy week, we’ve also been participating in Sports Relief, by using pedometers to count our steps and measure how active we’ve been. By the time, we had baked healthy muffins, been for a walk, participated in circuit training and danced with Miss Williams, we had clocked up a lot of steps!

 

Fairytales Continued…..

We have had a wonderful time in Reception, looking at the story of The Three Little Pigs. The children have received letters from Mr Wolf from his home in the woodland behind our school. They’ve been sending lots of letters back to him and drawing him pictures to cheer him up. In our construction area, the children have been building new houses for Mr Wolf and the Three Little Pigs. They’ve also been writing signs to warning people of the hazards on building sites. There’s also been lots of discussion about buildings and drawings of famous buildings in London. What a busy week we have had!

Fairytales

The children found a mysterious beanstalk in their classroom this week which has led in to lots of talk and writing around beanstalks and giants. The children have started to plant their own beanstalks too and are eager for them to grow. They have been practising counting magic beans and recognising numbers from ten and beyond. Outside the children have been busy making their own story characters and fairies for the fairy garden. What a busy week, fun filled week!

Volcanoes

This week the children have been learning all about volcanos and exploring how to make their own volcano erupt. They have been learning topic words and finding them on their Mini Me Challenge word hunt. The children have been writing their own facts about volcanos and drawing and writing about their volcano experiments. The children have been continuing their work with 3D shapes and have been talking about shapes in the environment. What a busy week!

Dinosaurs in Reception

There’s been lots of excitement in Reception! We’ve been learning about information books and have used our facts to make our own dinosaur fact pages. We have also been sorting dinosaurs into herbivores and carnivores. In Maths, we have been estimating size and capacity using the different dinosaur footprints that we found in our classroom.  Amazingly, we found that ten children could fit into the T-rex foot print!

We are all waiting in anticipation for our dinosaur egg to hatch, which will hopefully happen next week.

 

 
 

Gingerbread Man is Missing!

Stick Man

This week, we have been learning to retell the Stick Man story making our own story maps and using them to retell the story to a partner.

Stick Man also challenged us to think of different foods that he could eat, as he was a bit fed up of eating leaves all the time. The children learnt how to make their own picture graphs to find out their friend’s favourite food. All of the children asked their friends and then used their maths skills to interpret their picture graph to find the most popular food.

Finally, on Thursday, it was such a windy afternoon and the children were talking lots about the weather, so we went and made our very own kites! We had such fun flying them in our outdoor area, what a fun filled and busy week we have had in Reception!

Stick Man!

Lady Love has been very silly again, because she’s lost Stick Man! The children received a letter and have been looking for him all week; they think they spotted him on our way to the theatre this week to watch Stick Man. We had a wonderful time at the theatre and the children have been working really hard at school to help Lady Love find him again. Fingers crossed she does!

Room on the Broom

This week our Reception class have continued their learning about Room on the Broom. They have been making brooms, retelling the story and have made firework pictures – another busy and fun week for our Reception children!

 Room on the Broom!

Our Reception class have had another busy week using their learning to solve problems for the characters in Room on the Broom. There’s been potion making in the Mud Kitchen, number spells, pumpkin Art and spooky shopping in the Maths corner. The children have also been sharing the book, learning about their favourite characters and story mapping – what a busy week!

Evil Pea has Visited Reception!

This week we had a visit from Evil Pea! He hid our snack and replaced it with frozen peas! All his pea friends where hiding around the Foundation Stage garden, and so we had to use our super skills to stop him. We had Evil Pea target practise for our number work, Supertato story mapping, character making and much more. The children also created their own super hero masks and created a super hero obstacle course to ensure they were ready to face Evil Pea by perfecting their moving and handling skills.

Reception at our Official Opening

The children in Reception had a wonderful time celebrating the official opening of the school with their families. All of the workshops the children participated in were centred around the much loved story of ‘The Gruffalo’ and as you can see from the photos below, they clearly had lots of fun!

 

 

Our New Early Years Playground

We are so excited that our Early Years Playground is finished and ready for Monday morning! The children are going to benefit hugely from this amazing provision, which will help them with their learning through exploration and investigation.