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This week we had a visit from Zoe our school crossing patrol officer.  She came in to school to talk to us about her job and explain the importance of keeping safe whilst crossing the road.  When she left we dressed up in our outdoor area and role played how to keep safe whilst crossing the road.

 

"When I put my stick up you have to stop in your car" Lewis said.

"Wait at the side until the cars stop" Elisha said.

 

Have a look at some of our fantastic pictures.

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Last week was a very busy week!

 

We learned about Bonfire Night, the Hindu celebration of Diwali and on Friday we took part in a whole school Remembrance Service where we remembered the fallen and serving soldiers of past and present conflicts. 

 

Take a look at our work!

Bonfire Night

Bonfire Night 1 Firework transient art
Bonfire Night 2 Play dough fireworks
Bonfire Night 3 Firework rockets
Bonfire Night 4 Firework art
Bonfire Night 5 "It's a firework"
Bonfire Night 6 Paint blowing fireworks
Bonfire Night 7
Bonfire Night 8 Writing about Bonfire night.
Bonfire Night 9

Diwali

Diwali 1 Rangoli patterns
Diwali 2 It's a diva lamp
Diwali 3 "You put it in the window to welcome people"
Diwali 4
Diwali 5
Diwali 6 Using 2D shapes to make a rangolli pattern
Diwali 7
Diwali 8 Working together to make a rangolli pattern
Diwali 9

Remembrance

Remembrance 1 Boundary Remembrance Garden
Remembrance 2 Planting our poppies
Remembrance 3 Making our own poppies in the creative area.
Remembrance 4

Halloween!

Halloween! 1 Painting pumpkins
Halloween! 2 Writing initial sounds.
Halloween! 3 Making collages.
Halloween! 4 Reading CVC words.
Halloween! 5 Play dough spiders "It's got eight legs".
Halloween! 6 The witches mud kitchen.
Halloween! 7 The witches den "It's dark in here".
Halloween! 8 Frightening funky fingers.
Halloween! 9 Pit pat on the pumpkin!
Halloween! 10 "I've mixed everything to make the spell".

It is our first week back after the holidays and Reception's learning has been focused around Halloween. 

 

We have been reading spooky stories, such as Room on the Broom, The Dark, Dark Tale, and Funny Bones, collaging pumpkins and bats, painting scary pictures, making our own skeletons using art straws and making creepy models using play dough. Outside we carved pumpkins for the Witches Mud Kitchen and made spells and potions. 

 

The children were very excited about Halloween and all chatted about their adventures when they went "Trick or Treating".

 

 

Autumn 2

Autumn 2 1
Autumn 2 2

Handa's Surprise

Handa's Surprise 1 Observing the fruit.
Handa's Surprise 2 How we are different.

It's the last week of half term and this week we have been reading the story    'Handa's Surprise'.

 

We have been retelling the story, sequencing it using puppets, learning the animal names, looking at the exotic fruits and finding the country of Africa on the map. We also discussed the differences between where we live and where Handa lives.

  

Owl Babies

Owl Babies 1

This week we have been reading the story Owl Babies and learning about owls.

 

 

Over the last few days the children have working so hard in class drawing pictures of the owls in the story and labelling them with the initial sound, making models owls in the play dough, ordering the owls by size and creating our own owls at the creative table in a range of different ways including collaging, printing and painting.

Have a look at some of the children's fantastic work! 

Picture 1 "Do you like my owl?"
Picture 2 "Three owls, a big, medium and a small one"
Picture 3 Busy making owls at the play dough table.
Picture 4 Making owl nests.
Picture 5 "You need sticks for the nest".

Visit from SMJ Falconry

Visit from SMJ Falconry 1
Visit from SMJ Falconry 2
Visit from SMJ Falconry 3
Visit from SMJ Falconry 4
Visit from SMJ Falconry 5
Visit from SMJ Falconry 6

The Little Red Hen

The Little Red Hen 1

This week we have been busy reading the story 'The Little Red Hen'.  We have sequenced the story verbally using our story blocks and then role played the story using a variety of different props in the construction and outside.  Have a look at some of our learning in the pictures below.

Picture 1 "Then I'll do it my self" said the little red hen.
Picture 2 "I've built the windmill"
Picture 3 Connor sequenced the story correctly.
Picture 4 "I'm fixing the windmill so we can make flour"
Picture 5 Making bread in the play dough area.
Picture 6 Making bread in the play dough area.
Picture 7 Retelling the story at the story telling table.

We even made bread in the school kitchen just like 'The Little Red Hen".  We had to follow the recipe carefully using all the correct ingredients.  We used flour, olive oil, salt, water and yeast.  All the children had the opportunity to mix and the ingredients and knead the dough.  We then put the dough in the classroom and observed it as it began to expand and rise.

 

It feels soft" said Isaac.

It's smooth" said Dayle.

"Look its changing, it's getting bigger" said Jasmine.

""The yeast is making it rise" said Elisha.

 

After about an hour we put it in the oven.  When it the bread was ready we all had the chance to taste it.  It was delicious!  Have a look at some of our pictures below.

Baking bread.

Baking bread. 1 We mixed the ingredients up in the bowl.
Baking bread. 2 "We need to add water next" said Kyron.
Baking bread. 3 Kneading the dough.
Baking bread. 4 "It's very squashy" said Finley.
Baking bread. 5 "This is hard work" said Mille.
Baking bread. 6
Baking bread. 7 Ready to go in the oven.
Baking bread. 8 Our bread is ready to eat!
Baking bread. 9 "It's so tasty' said Brooklyn.
Baking bread. 10 "Me and mummy are going to make bread" said Connor
Baking bread. 11 "It's warm and soft" said Kenley.

Rosie's Walk

Rosie's Walk 1 '"The fox went past the mill".
Rosie's Walk 2 "Rosie is the hen".
Rosie's Walk 3 "The fox fell in the haystack".
Rosie's Walk 4 "The fox went past the pond".
Rosie's Walk 5 "I'm on top of the block".
Rosie's Walk 6 Role playing in the garden.
Rosie's Walk 7 "Rosie went over the haystack".
Rosie's Walk 8 Charlotte-Grace sequenced the story stones.

This week we have been reading the story 'Rosies Walk'. We have been retelling the story, drawing story maps, using positional language and making hens and foxes.

 

Take a look at our work above!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qDIAeNtO1o

Marvellous Me!

Marvellous Me! 1 Kyron has been busy learning to write his name.
Marvellous Me! 2 Role playing in the home corner.
Marvellous Me! 3 Collaging our faces using loose parts.
Marvellous Me! 4 Building a town and labelling it.
Marvellous Me! 5 Would you like some birthday cake?
Marvellous Me! 6 Making a face out of play dough.
Marvellous Me! 7 "That's me!"
Marvellous Me! 8 Savannah made a house out of match sticks.
Marvellous Me! 9 Using the ipads to take a selfie.
Marvellous Me! 10 Dayle drew a picture of himself and labelled it.
In Reception this week we have been busy practising writing our name, trying hard to form our letters correctly.  We have also been talking about our families and the things we do together, using different loose parts to collage our own faces, role playing in our home corner and taking about where we live and our local area. 

Settling into new routines

Settling into new routines 1 Ellie-Mae ordering her pudding from the hatch.
Settling into new routines 2 Kian confidently asked for his meatball sub.
Settling into new routines 3 I'm Cutting my own food up.
Settling into new routines 4 Dayle trying hard to cut up his own food.
Settling into new routines 5 This is delicious!
Settling into new routines 6 Picking from the salad bar.
Settling into new routines 7 Can I have cucumber please?
Settling into new routines 8 Remembering to use our manners.
Settling into new routines 9 Please can I have some pasta?

Our first week in Reception

Our first week in Reception 1 Using the play dough to make cupcakes
Our first week in Reception 2 Digging for bugs
Our first week in Reception 3 Watering the plants
Our first week in Reception 4 Balancing on the stepping stones
Our first week in Reception 5 Practising my name
Our first week in Reception 6 Painting Cinderella
Our first week in Reception 7 Playing with the dinosaurs outside
Our first week in Reception 8 Counting the numicon pegs
Our first week in Reception 9 Playing at the storytelling table

This is what we will be learning....

This is what we will be learning.... 1
This is what we will be learning.... 2

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome all our new reception children to Boundary.  We are looking forward to an exciting half term full of lots of fun activities.  Below is a copy of our meduim term plan and newsletter.  Have a look at what we will being doing in class this half term.  

 

Miss Morris and Mrs Farley

Reception

2017-2018- A Year in Review

 

What a great start Reception have had made in their school life! We have had a jam-packed year of learning, finding out new things and making new friends. We enjoyed a trip to he woods where we looked for signs of Autumn and even spotted some mysterious fairy doors hidden in the bushes. We have been busy learning our letter sounds, segmenting and blending them to read and write and written sentences. We had a great time at Blackpool Zoo, which sparked of lots of interesting discussions about animals and their habitats. In the Summer term some duck eggs were delivered to our classrooms and we were lucky enough to observe the duckling hatching, We enjoyed caring for the ducklings, feeding them, bathing them and holding them.

 

We have had a fantastic year in Reception and we are looking forward to the new challenges and learning experiences in Year 1.

Reception Class of 2016/17

 

The children in Reception have had a very busy year. They have learnt to get along with each, to listen and share their ideas and have developed good characteristics for learning. They particularly enjoyed visiting Salisbury Wood in the Autumn term and looking after newly hatched ducklings in the summer term. The children are proud of their achievements and are looking forward to year one.

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