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Reception

Autumn 2

Week 3


What a busy week! We’ve had a lot going on this week in class. On Wednesday, we received a special parcel. When we opened it, there was a letter from Goldilocks inside along with some ingredients. Goldilocks had given us the things to make baby bear’s porridge along with a recipe book. The children mostly enjoyed eating baby bear’s  porridge and they all loved following the recipe to make it! 
 

On Thursday we went to Winton Park on a class trip. We loved exploring the nature trail and collected our own treasures in an egg box. We also did some tree bark rubbings and had a little play on the park. Everyone was very sensible! 
 

This week we also had crazy hair day for Children in Need and Odd Socks day for Anti-Bullying week. We made friendship ‘Peace’ bracelets for our friends as part of Anti-Bullying week. 

Our Leaver

Sadly, a lovely member of our class left today. We will really miss him! We had a special party for him on his last day. We wish him all the best at his new school!

Week 2

The children have worked really hard this week. We’ve had lots of fun learning about Remembrance Day. We learnt about why we have Remembrance Day, we watched ‘Poppies’ on CBeebies and we had a special flag raising ceremony. The children used lots of different mediums to produce poppies. Some of the children were speaking about why we have poppies. One child said “It’s to remember the soldiers that died in the war”. Another child said “The poppies grew on the fields where there was fighting.”

Week 1
 

What a great start to the half term! We’ve introduced our new topic ‘Into the Woods’. Lots of the children said that they wanted to learn about animals and trees at the start of the year so this is the direction we have taken this half term! We began by reading our new book for the week, ‘Owl Babies’. The children have loved this story and especially loved joining in with Bill when he says “I want my mummy!” The children have had great fun retelling the story in the small world area, dressing up as the owl babies in the Owl Den and making their own little owl creations in the creative area. We’ve also played some fun games outside with leaves and had to use our fine motor skills to see who could pick up the most conkers with tweezers. 

Diwali

The children have shown a great interest in learning about Diwali today. They heard all about how Diwali is celebrated and watched some videos of children celebrating at home with their families. They enjoyed hearing the story of Rama and Sita too. The children made Rangoli patterns on paper plates, retold the Rama and Sita story with wooden characters and made Diva lamps. 

Bonfire Night

Today the children learnt all about why we celebrate Bonfire Night. We heard the story of Guy Fawkes and discussed our thoughts about this. The children shared some of their own experiences of Bonfire Night and what they like and dislike about it. We also talked about how to be safe on Bonfire Night. The children then had fun completing different activities including firework painting, making firework shapes in glitter, using small world characters to act out a bonfire scene and making tasty chocolate sparklers to eat at home. 

Autumn 1

Week 1

Welcome to Reception! The children have been having lots of fun during their first few days in their new class, exploring the different areas of our classroom and making new friends.

Buddies

The Reception children met their Year 6 buddies today. They enjoyed going on a treasure hunt and playing inside and outside together.

Week 2

This week, we set up home. We made lists of everything we needed for our new house. We became removal workers and boxed everything up before carrying it in to our house. We unpacked all of the boxes and found a place for everything. Then we had a great time playing in our new home corner!

Week 3

We did our first Write Dance lesson this week. Our theme was ‘Volcano’. Everyone did a great job of performing the volcano dance moves before we used crayons to create our volcano pictures using the write dance moves. 

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Week 4

This week, we have been learning about our five senses.
We used feathers to tickle our friends and described the textures of different objects (touch).
We smelt different food items and described our favourite smells (smell).

We played a special listening game on the computer and listened to sounds outside (hearing).

We looked at books, leaves and videos (sight).

Week 5

We did some fruit tasting today. We tried honeydew melon, pomegranate, grapefruit and pineapple. The children all had differing opinions on the fruits. Some loved the melon but thought the grapefruit was too sour! Some loved the pineapple because it was so sweet. A few children even loved the tangy grapefruit. Most children didn’t like the pomegranate!