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Picking the vegetables form the patio (and discovering some minibeasts!)
Autumn- The children collected leaves from outside. They made leaf collages with Saira, the gardener. Reception class also learnt about the changes in nature during Autumn and coloured some wonderful pictures with oil pastels to capture the colours of the season.
Maths workshop....Thanks again to our Reception parents for coming to the workshop. The children loved playing the board game, especially when they beat their adult. Some of the parents enjoyed winning too! I hope the resources are proving useful in home learning.
Reception class listened carefully to The Creation Story from the Children’s Bible. They also watched an animation of the story. The children then considered the importance of the story for Christians. After that the children painted the world on paper plates and created mini-books. The following lesson, Reception class worked in groups to recall The Creation Story and order the pictures. Finally the children visited the big playground to observe and draw God’s marvellous creations.
Reception class watched videoclips about a family preparing for Diwali and celebrating Diwali. The children danced, held Diva lamps, Indian dolls, Diwali cards and pictures of the Gods. They painted beautiful Diva lamps with pearlescent paints and decorated them with sequins and glitter. Reception class discussed using Mendhi (henna) and were supported to make links with their own experiences of celebrations. They designed their own ‘henna hands’. They had the opportunity to made colourful Rangoli patterns on the patio with chalks. Later, Reception class were taught about the story of Rama and Sita. They acted out the story during freeflow using masks and dressing up clothes.
Enjoying reading in the 'Reading Garden'
Reading workshop...A huge thank you to all the parents who came to the workshop. I hope you enjoyed it and found it useful!
Having fun in PE
Reception class talked about the food they like to eat with their talk partner and then told the whole class. After that they made a 3D collage of their favourite food on a paper plate.
Sharing a story with a friend to practise co-operation on R.E. day
Reception class worked with Saira, the gardener, to pick the dried bean pods off the bean plants. Later, the children created seed packets for their bean seeds. Finally, Reception class worked hard to shell the bean pods. The children loved this activity, and were very surprised at the different colours and sizes of the seeds they got out!
Black History month dance workshop
Black History Month Dance workshop
Reception class had a dance workshop with Don Rae where they pretended to fly to Africa. The children imagined they were on safari and pretended to be different animals, making up their own actions. Finally they joined in with a dance about a spider.
Mr Bramley, the Music teacher, came into our class to teach the children some new songs with actions. 'The Penguin song' was the children's favourite!
Reception class had a visitor, Mr Cornish, who came to tell a story about Internet Safety. He was very impressed by the children's listening and attention!
Reception class have settled in very well. The children have been busy exploring the classroom and making friends.