This week we have been learning about numbers beyond 10.
We have been making observational drawings of daffodils.
We have been learning about what plants need to be able to grow.
We have had an exciting first week back at school, joining in with the whole school ‘Pet’s Week’
Last week of school before the Easter Holidays
Looking for signs of Spring.
Look at these buds.
Look at the daisies.
Look I found some pollen!
We have been learning about the Easter story.
We have been learning about Palm Sunday.
Easter card workshop.
We love hot cross buns.
We have had a busy week learning about length, magnets and celebrating Red Nose Day, Puppet Day and Shakespeare Week.
We have been investigating how magnets work.
Measuring by comparison with playdough.
Making different sized worms
Small, medium and large.
I have put them in size order
I am designing red noses
Puppet workshop with Year 1’s
Making the puppet’s mouth
These fairies are from our Shakespeare story of a midsummer’s Nights Dream
This is the enchanted forest in a Midsummer’s Night’s Dream.
Making fairy wings
Our stick puppets.
A puppet show.
Here are our sock puppets from A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream (all with red noses)
Puppet show time,
Our Science week had a space theme to celebrate the successful Mars Rover landing.
We are finding out how craters were formed on the moon.
Back to School.
What have we been up to?
We started with a topic about animals.
We started by categorising the animals into different groups.
We learnt about London Zoo and created our own zoo at school.
We wrote labels for the enclosures.
World Book Day
We brought out favourite books to school and made bookmarks based on the characters.
Happy New Year Everyone.
Firstly Mrs Dyer, Mrs Vivian and I would like to say a big thank-you for all the lovely Christmas gifts we have received. We hope you all had a happy (if different) Christmas break. We have returned to a very different Spring Term with some us of learning from home and some coming to school. Our aim is to ensure that whether you are learning from home, or from school or a bit of both you will all be learning the same curriculum and sharing the same opportunities. With this in mind we are doing a whole school project about the story of 'Winter's Child' by Angela McAllister and illustrated by Grahame Baker-Smith. Have a look on the whole school project page to find out more.
The children at home and at school have been making new year’s resolutions.
This is the story for our whole school project.
We have made a frozen waterfall inspired by the story.
Winter’s Child Activities
We have been building winter worlds
We have been creating winter pictures
We have been making bird feeders at school. Ready for the big Garden Birdwatch 29-31st of Jan. Please send pictures in toThe Reception e mail of your bird feeders.
Here we are by the school Christmas tree, looking very festive.
It’s Santa Canta Time
week 13 - 30/11/20
This week we are learning about nocturnal animals. We have painted pictures and made dough models of owls, badgers, hedgehogs, foxes, bats and moles.
Week 12 -23/11/20
What have we been up to this week?
I have been learning new things on the computer.
I have been making and matching shapes.
I have been practising writing h’s.
I made this shape.
We have been matching objects to their initial sounds.
This week we have been making toast.
Week 11- 16/11/21
We have written our own story about the ‘Wild things’. This is what happens one night when the ‘Wild things’ come to play with Max.
I made a giant snakes and ladder board for the ‘Wild things’ and us to play.
Here are the ‘Wild things’ playing snakes and ladders.
Here we are playing snakes and ladders.
A sleepy bee came to join in with our Mathematics game.
She looked like she needed a place to stay for the winter. So.....
we gave the bug hotel a jolly good tidy.
We got the bug hotel ready for hibernating Winter visitors.
We have been making clay minibeasts
I am making a spider.
I am making a millipede.
We have been learning about Diwali.
We have been making diva lamps.
We watched a Diwali firework display.
We created a giant firework picture.
We have been drawing Rangoli patterns in the conservatory.
This is a lovely display of our learning.
Week 10. 9/11/20. Happy Birthday
I am 5
We have been learning about when our birthdays are.
We have been drawing wild things and making up their names using the sounds we know.
This week we are learning ALL about the number 4 and 5.
Week 9 2/11/20 Where the wild things are.
We came back in after lunch to find....
something had left big footprints all over the classroom.
I think a wild thing has been playing games on our computer!
Look it came in from outside.
We used the internet to try to find out what had made the footprints!!!
No not any of those.
It was a wild thing! But which one?
We Are learning about this story.
Week 8 19/10/20
I have been making a repeating pattern with pegs.
I am making a repeating pattern with pegs.
I am making a a repeating pattern with hearts and gems.
I am continuing a repeating pattern with three shades.
I have been making a repeating pattern with fish.
I am continuing a shape repeating pattern
‘Who will help me bake some bread?’ asked Mrs D.
Who will help me eat these bread rolls? asked Mrs D. ‘We will’ said the children.
Week 7 w/c 12/10/20
This week we have been learning about Harvest through the story of The Little Red Hen.
We have been learning how to write curly caterpillar letters, working on anti-clockwise letter formations.
We love mark-making
We have been learning about sorting. We have been......
sorting things that start with s,a,t,p,i
sorting different fish into groups
Thank you for all of the conkers, acorns, leaves and other Autumny things you have collected on your walks. We sorted them into groups of conkers, acorns, fir cones, leaves, prickly things, soft things and sticks.
Week 6 5/10/20
This week in Mathematics we are learning about matching.
These are the same
The same and different,
These match. They are the same!
These are different.
We are building towers that are the same.
We are matching Numicon shapes.
Our dream catchers went home this week. We will all have sweet dreams and stay in our own beds.
We have been drawing our favourite animals from Handa's Suprise
We went on Safari and illustrated and wrote our own counting story.
I am painting elephants. My second one (on the easel) is even better than my first one.
We have been tasting fruits from the story. We liked the mango and pineapple the best. We tried something new and tasted passion fruit. It was yummy!
We are dancing in the frain.
We went on a hunt for the special signs in our school which remind us how to stay safe during the pandemic. We found a lot!
Week 5 28/9/20
This week we are reading stories about Africa
We went on safari and counted the animals we had found.
We are going on Safari.
We are looking for the hidden animals.
We found them!
We will be learning more about these stories next week watch this space.
We have been quite intersted in the acorns in the school playground. We read the story of Percy the Parkeeper called 'After the storm' and decided to collect, sort and plant some acorns. Thank you Mrs C for helping us.
During child initiated learning this week we have been drawing road maps.
and other actiities
Week 4 w/c 21/9\20
This week in Reception we have been........
going on a 2D shape hunt indoors
Our 2D shape hunt outdoors
We have been weeding our garden.
What have we been getting up to during child initiated learning?
'Hallo Daddy Bear, buy some more porridge please.'
'Would you like some more?'
We are painting the play house.
Where in the world is Turkey?
Linking quantities to numerals
Painting the playhouse
Week 3 - 14/9 what have we been up to this week?
We are running the golden mile.This is how we stay fit and healthy.
When we were running our golden mile we noticed the apples growing on the trees in our school orchard.
We picked some apples and ate them for our morning snack.
We love riding the bikes.
Literacy- We love mark Making.
In Mathematics we are learning to count objects and match the quantity to the numeral or Numicon shape.
Busy Bee Time - during child initiated learning the children follow their interests and fascinations using open ended resources.
Archie had the idea to make a dinosaur bath.
Devan had the idea to help the dinosaurs have a swim.
Harry had the idea to make a dinosaur trap.
Charlie had the idea of making a path from the dinosaur bath to the dinosaur trap.
Week 2 - Our International 'Dot' week
We read the story of 'The Dot' and worked together to create a giant collaborative art work.
We learnt lots of new skills: printing, painting, collage and drawing. We have been using these skills in our 'dotty' artworks.
It was our week for using the outdoor play equiptment. Thank you Mr Luitingh for making it pigeon proof so that we can safely use it.
Week 1 - Our first day at BIG school.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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