Minibeasts

Welcome back to the final term in Reception.
The Summer term has started off with a very busy couple of weeks. We learnt all about keeping safe on the road in our Road Safely lesson with Louise; we acted out different scenarios and learnt hoe to cross the road safely.

We have also started our new topic about minibeasts. We have done lots of exploring the school grounds and lots of art activities. Everyone has been working really hard as we begin our preparations for moving on to Year 1. Hopefully they’ll be some warmer weather this term too!

Easter

We had a lovely last week of this term. It was art week, focusing on drawing skills of people and places. We drew self portraits first and used mirrors for accuracy. We also drew the school bell tower in chalk on the playground and then we had a great time drawing in mud in the forest. On Thursday after the rehearsal in church we stayed to draw the church in our sketchbooks. 

We also enjoyed the Easter egg hunt which was organised by the friends. On Friday everyone looked fantastic in their bonnets and sang amazingly in church. See everyone in the new term, fingers crossed for some sunshine!

A busy few weeks!

We’ve had a busy couple of weeks in Reception class (as usual!) We practised hard for our class assembly and were fantastic in the performance! We’ve also been using the iPads in our computing lessons to practise our drawing skills. We are starting to notice the signs of spring everywhere and have been preparing our class bed ready to plant when we come back after Easter. We’ve also planted our own sunflowers and are watering them carefully every day and waiting for them bud. 

Book Week

We’ve had a lovely Book Week in Reception class. We’ve focused on Nursery rhymes as our performance poetry and we’ve focused each of our lessons around this theme. We started with performing some nurser rhymes that we already knew.We also painted our favourite rhyme. All before our parents came in to read with us in school just before home time! On Tuesday as it was Shrove Tuesday we learnt Pat a Cake and made our own pancakes. Then we tested materials for Humpty Dumpty in the afternoon to see which one would protect him from falling over next time!

On Wednesday we had a lovely time in the Wyre Forest following the Zog trail. Although it was a bit soggy we had fun running round and completing all the tasks on the boards. It was lovely to be outside all day. On Thursday Twinkle Twinkle Little Star was our nursery rhyme and we made our own wishes on stars. We’ve also learnt the nursery rhyme in sign language.  We also came into school in our pyjamas and shared stories with friends in other classes.

Next week we will be busy practising for our assembly and we are looking forward to everyone coming in to see the rest of our work. Well done Reception, it’s been a busy week! 

Chinese New Year

We’ve all made it to the end of another half term! Well done everybody for working so hard and for battling through all the colds and coughs and everything that has been going round!

Over the last couple of weeks we have really enjoyed learning about Chinese New Year. We have completed our own animal races, made fortune cookies and even had a real dragon lent to us that we danced with! It has been a fabulous, colourful topic learning all about another culture that is very different to our own. 

Next term we will be starting with Fairytales as our topic before our Poetry focused Book Week and trip to the forest. Have a good rest over half term and we will look forward to seeing you on 25th February! It’s hard to believe we are already half way through the school year…

Birdwatch

Despite the chilly weather, we have tried to spend some time outside over the last couple of weeks as we have been working so hard in the classroom!

This week we have been doing the RSPB Birdwatch. We looked for birds around the school grounds and made them some bird feeders to hang up around our forest. We are going back in next week to see if they have eaten them! The previous week we went on a welly walk with our own sticky leaf and collected lots of different colours and textures that we found around school. They are now on display outside our classroom.

Next week we are finishing our ‘Under the Sea’ topic and are learning about Chinese New Year. Hopefully it’ll be a little bit warmer soon too!

 

 

Under the Sea

We have started our new topic of Under the Sea. We have enjoyed the story of Tiddler and have done lots of different art work with Miss Chance! In maths we have been measuring and learning about positional language.

Next week, we are writing our own sea poems and learning about 3D shapes in maths. We are also planning a Welly Walk around school and some singing in Music.

What an exciting half term so far!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! We hope everyone has had a restful and enjoyable break. We are looking forward to seeing you all on Monday 7th January. Don’t forget to bring in your P.E. and Forest School kit as we will be doing these lessons during the first week back.

For the first week back we will be focusing on getting back into the routine of school and doing our learning around the story ‘Squirrel’s New Year’s Resolution’. After that we will be starting a new topic titled ‘Under the Sea.’  We will start with the story of ‘Tiddler the story telling fish’ by Julia Donaldson and then we will see where our learning takes us! We will be adding photos on what we have been doing on this page every couple of weeks. 

Nearly Christmas!

We’ve been busy in Reception class the last couple of weeks. We’ve been practising hard for our nativity and we have enjoyed learning all about Diwali. We have moved onto a new class story called ‘Blue Penguin’ and next week we are writing our own stories about penguins. We have also spent lots of time outside as luckily the weather hasn’t been too cold! On Friday we decorated the classroom ready for Christmas!

Children in Need 2018

Wow! Pudsey came to visit us. We wore our spots and bright clothes and gave him all the coins we had collected.

We loved the cakes at break too!

Remembrance

 

We have been learning all about Remembrance in Reception class. We have watched the beautiful ‘Poppies’ animation on Cbeebies as our starting point. We made a class poppy wreath and shared our ideas about the soldiers. Later on in the week we thought about our qualities and what we were good at. We created fact files and decided what job we would like to do in the war. On Thursday we did some fantastic art work and drew poppies using the Tower of London poppies that we have at school. Everyone concentrated really hard on their drawing and produced some beautiful pictures.