This week we had a visit from a number of interesting creatures including snakes, owls, giant stick insects, pygmy hedgehogs, rats and millipedes. We found out lots of interesting facts and if we were feeling brave we could even touch them! An amazing experience for everyone!
Everyone in Reception enjoyed an Autumn Walk in the woods. We looked carefully all around us and collected all sorts of things to take back to the classroom. We used magnifying glasses to investigate everything we found. What can you spot?
We continued our topic with visits from superheroes in the community. We met members of the police force and the fire brigade and enjoyed trying on their uniforms! The school nurse also paid us a visit explaining how we would get weighed and measured.
Our Superhero topic finally came to an end with an exciting party where we all dressed up!
In Reception we have had a lot of fun reading about the adventures of Supertato and the Evil Pea. Here are a few of the things we have done...
Healthy Ted Came to Visit (Autumn Term 2018)
Today we had a visit from Healthy Ted and the School Nursing Team to learn about keeping healthy.
We talked about how important it is to drink lots of water, eat fruit and vegetables and have a good night’s sleep to stay healthy and be ready to learn.
Nurses Amy and Amy showed the children how they will be weighing them, measuring their height and testing their hearing using headphones during their time in reception.
All children listened so carefully, we were very proud of them.
Art Week in Reception
This year our inspiration for Art Week came from our topic on minibeasts. The children focused on a range of printing and painting techniques such as bubble printing, string block printing and the creation of painted textures to mention just a few. We looked carefully at the textures and patterns that we could see on different minibeasts and the children had lots of ideas of how to recreate these using different methods. There was also a fantastic opportunity to talk about the work of different artists such as that of Henri Matisse and Eric Carle. The children were so proud of their finished pieces of art that were displayed in our school Art Exhibition!
Reception Teddy Bears' Picnic - Spring 2018
On Thursday the children in Reception all had fun at the Teddy Bears Picnic. In the morning we were all busy making marmalade sandwiches and chocolate crispie cakes. In the afternoon we all got together in the hall to share the food that we had made – some liked it more than others!
“I really like marmalade.” “It’s just like jam.” “It tastes like oranges”.
We hope that all the teddies had a fun day at school.
The Reception Team.