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Reception- Easter!

Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

This week in Reception we have been thinking about Easter. We shared the Easter story, and learnt how Christians celebrate. We talked about the ways we celebrate Easter- (there are lots of excited children looking forward to visits from the Easter bunny!) We thought of words we could use to describe Easter eggs and wrote lists of these. We also thought of different words we could use instead of ‘good’ in our message ‘Have a good Easter’ to make it more exciting. We came up with lots of great words, and enjoyed writing our messages in our cards and decorating them.

 

We continued with our celebrations by decorating Easter bonnets and making delicious Easter nest cakes.

 

Throughout the week Miss Schofield has been spotting us consolidating our learning through our play- we have been leaving examples of our writing all over the place! We have been teachers, we have measured each other, we have been mathematicians- and we haven’t even noticed we are learning!

 

Also this week, among other things, we have been practising our reading, learning about weight, continuing to observe our tadpoles and tomato plants and problem solving. These pictures show a group of us working together to solve the problem ‘How do we empty the water tray?’ It took team work, but we discovered there were two different stoppers to undo to let the water out of the pipe, we worked out how to stop the water pouring out onto the floor, that we needed to tip the tray when the water stopped emptying and that together we could transport the water to the sink.

 

Our week ended with an exciting Easter egg hunt and a special movie time with lots of fruity snacks- our reward for working so hard to fill our golden tickets with stars this half term!

 

Wishing everybody a very happy Easter holidays- stay safe and have fun! See you all on Tuesday 23rd.

 

 

Dolphins (L2) Titanic - We think Mrs Merrikin should go on her cruise!

Monday, April 1st, 2019

We decided that Mrs Merrikin should go on her cruise because ships are much safer now because of the Titanic disaster.  It has been a great topic and we’ve really enjoyed it.

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Reception- Another busy week!

Friday, March 29th, 2019

This week in Reception we have been busy, busy, busy!

 

We have made the most of the sunny weather this week with lots of outdoor play. In Forest School this week, we discovered lots of bugs- we found ladybirds, ants, woodlice, centipedes, worms, caterpillars, slugs, beetles, snails… and a few others that we couldn’t identify!

Also during our Forest School session we had fun posing with some flowers we had collected for special photos to surprise our special grown ups with on Mother’s Day. We told each other jokes and asked silly questions to make ourselves laugh!

We also explored the trees, and found some feathers as well. We guessed which type of birds they might have come from- the children thought they might be from seagulls or pigeons.

In numeracy this week, we have been learning all about addition! We have learnt that we can count two groups of objects to find out how many there are altogether, and have been using addition and equals symbols to record our findings. We have also continued to practice our teen numbers each day with our teen number rap… why not ask me to sing it to you?!

 

All week we have been very excited to watch our tomato seeds beginning to sprout, and our cress seeds growing taller. In literacy this week, we have been making books about the cress seeds, recording our observations of how they have changed. We have taken our books home this weekend to share with our grown ups.

On Friday, the cress was finally tall enough for us to try! We made some cress sandwiches just like Sam in our story, Sam’s Seeds, made with his Grandpa.

Once we had tried our sandwiches, we thought about words that we could use to describe our cress that were a bit more exciting than ‘nice’ or ‘not nice’. We wrote a word bank together, and used some of these words in our cress books.

This week we have also been learning a new song using sign language actions, practising our phonics and reading skills… and have earned some extra playtime in the big playground by earning lots and lots of happy marbles! What a fantastic week!

Reception have been thinking about change

Friday, March 22nd, 2019

This week in Reception, we have been thinking about changes.

In Forest School we noticed changes all around us, from new plants growing in the river to the beautiful bluebells that have suddenly sprung up everywhere.

We have been very excited to observe the changes our tadpoles have been going through- they have grown tails and are becoming very fast swimmers!

We have also planted slices of tomato and cress seeds this week. The cress seeds have already started to ‘crack’ (as one child said) and we can’t wait to see how they have changed after the weekend!

This week we have also celebrated several birthdays- this gave us the opportunity to think about how we have changed to become grown up 5 year olds!

Another busy week!

 

 

 

 

 

Well deserved game of netball

Friday, March 22nd, 2019

After several weeks of losing to other classes, Starfish have finally won the school reads again, with a very decent 112 reads.

This meant that we have exposed ourselves to new words and improved our reading skills a little bit more, while hopefully enjoying a good book. Winning the reads also meant that we had an extra 10 minutes of break time today, which we decided to use for a game of netball. We are better readers and we are keeping fit! Thanks to all the children and their families for keeping the reading going at home.

Have a lovely weekend!