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Reception

Spring 2

Week 5

We’ve had a very busy last week in school. We have really enjoyed finishing off our topic about the farm by learning about the lifecycle of a chicken, making chicks out of playdough, pretending to milk a cow, sheering sheep, playing in our farm role play and weighing different materials that can be found on a farm (wool, hay, straw and feathers). We also learnt about wheat and made our own bread. It tasted delicious!

We also spent a lot of time thinking about the Easter story. After watching the different performances every day in the hall, we then learnt more about each story in class. On Monday, we looked further into Palm Sunday and made our own donkey craft,. On Tuesday, we learnt more about the Last Supper and re-enacted this in class. On Wednesday, we looked at the events in the Garden of Gethsemane and created our own prayer books with the Lord’s Prayer inside. Finally, on Thursday, we learnt more about the crucifixion and the resurrection and created some special crosses using tissue and chalks. 
We also enjoyed designing our own Easter eggs and having an Easter egg hunt in the Reception garden!

Week 4

We’ve been excitedly preparing for our Easter play this week and have learnt lots of songs to sing in the performance. We have also been continuing our learning about the farm, finishing off our ‘Three Little Pigs’ work and learning about doubles in maths. As an extra challenge, the children were asked to remember the work they did on repeating patterns and create a repeating pattern pasta necklace. They all did a great job!

 

Our Think Equal book this week has been Nisha and the Tiger. Find the home workbook here

Week 3

All week, we have been asking when it is time for our trip to Smithills Farm so by the time that Thursday finally came around, we were very excited! We had so much fun riding donkeys, seeing lots of different baby animals, holding some baby animals, feeding cows and sheep, going on a bumpy tractor ride, watching the cows being milked and of course going on the park! It was a fantastic day and the children all had a wonderful time. Thank you to all of our parent helpers!

 

Our Think Equal book this week has been Yoshi is Different. Please click here to access the Home Kit.

Week 2

We have been working really hard to learn our songs to join in with the performance of Jack and the Beanstalk. We all had a fantastic time!
 

*We have been learning songs in all available slots therefore there is no Think Equal book for this week or last week.

Take a look at our amazing world book day costumes too! Thank you for putting in all the effort!

Week 1

We found a very important letter in our classroom this week. It was from Mummy Pig. She asked us to find out if her piglets were alright as a big bad wolf had been spotted in Fairytale Land. We went outside and discovered lots of straw that had been blown over. We also found lots of sticks that had been blown over too. We came back inside and started to get very busy writing lost posters and letters to mummy pig. Lots of us thought we saw the big bad wolf in our Reception playground! The next day, we came to school and saw a new book on Mrs. Winterhalder’s chair. It was the story of The Three Little Pigs. We read it and knew that the pigs were safe. We began to learn this story for our Talk for Writing. 

Thank you to everyone that came to our Mother’s Day brunch. We all had a wonderful time!

Spring 1

Week 6

We have really enjoyed our last week of the half-term. We’ve been really busy completing assessments but aside from that, we have also celebrated Shrove Tuesday, Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday. 
 

As we have been doing assessments, we have not done Think Equal this week.