Welcome to Reception
Bear on Toast
The children had lots of fun this week creating ‘Bears on Toast’. We had to follow lots of instructions to make our bears, including how to be safe when using the toaster. We had a great time making them and we were all really excited to taste them!
We had fantastic fun picking pumpkins and squashes from the school garden today! We are going to display them on our harvest prayer table then after harvest, we are going to make pumpkin soup! Yummy!
This week, Goldilocks sent us a special delivery. It had a recipe book in it to make the three bears’ porridge, as well as some porridge oats and some milk. All of the children worked carefully to follow Goldilocks’s instructions to make the porridge and enjoyed trying the finished product!
In our Religion lessons, we have been learning about how we welcome people into God's family. We learnt about baptisms and practised re-enacting a baptism in our water tray.
We have started our new topic on ‘Bears’. We will be learning lots about different types of bears, where bears come from and what types of food they like to eat. We will also be looking at lots of fiction books about Bears including ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’, ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ and ‘Brown Bear, Brown Bear’. We’ve been having lots of fun in our new Goldilocks role-play area.
We are really getting into the routine of ‘Write Dance’. Each week, we start by learning a dance which helps our gross motor movements. We then use these movements on a smaller scale by using our fine motor skills to create a piece of art (this could be done with shaving foam, crayons, chalk etc.). We then listen to a story about the dance we have just done before learning a song to go with it, and using instruments to make it more interesting and exciting.
European Languages Day
Today was European Languages Day, In Reception, we learnt lots of different ways to say hello in other languages but focused mainly on France in our activities, though we did learn a little about other countries in Europe. We said the register in French, we tasted French foods, we made French flags, we learnt about Monet and Seurat and created our own versions of their famous artwork and we also learnt Frère Jacques.
We also looked at food in Italy and made our own collage pizzas. Finally, we learnt about Picasso (from Spain) and created our own Picasso faces!