Don't forget our Open Morning on Tuesday 14th November. Please come and visit our Reception and Nursery Classes to see all the lovely learning we do!
Hope to see you then.
The children enjoyed talking about what they did at Halloween and Bonfire Night.
We enjoyed using loose parts to create our own fireworks and we made a large scale firework painting based on the style of Jackson Pollack.
We hope you like them!
Autumn 2 WOW
During the second week of the half term we will visiting Salisbury Woods to explore and develop an understanding of a Woodland environment. We believe there to be fairies living in the woods so watch this space! We hope we spot some! We may even meet a Gruffalo! "a Gruffalo, why didn't you know"...
Diwali is perhaps the most well-known of the Hindu festivals. The word Diwali means 'rows of lighted lamps'. Diwali is known as the 'festival of lights' because houses, shops and public places are decorated with small earthenware oil lamps called diyas. Lamps are lit to help Lakshmi the goddess of wealth, find her way into people's homes. Take a look at the lamps we made.
A Rangoli is a colourful design made on the floor near the entrance to a house to welcome guests. At Diwali, Hindus draw bright Rangoli patterns to encourage the goddess Lakshmi to enter their homes. In Reception we have been creating our own Rangoli patterns using pasta and pulses.
In class we have been sharing the story of Little Red Hen. We talked about the animals in the story not helping the hen to plant, grow and harvest the wheat. They did want to help her eat it and she said 'NO'
We made our own delicious bread and of course shared it with everyone even the adults! We drew story maps and made fox and hen crafts using a range of materials and resources. We also talked about and remembered times when we had shared things at home and at school.
This week we have been celebrating Harvest Festival. We have talked about how fortunate we are to have food to eat when there are some people in the world who are less fortunate. The children brought in food from home to donate to Vincent House and then attended a Harvest Assembly in the hall, led by Year 6.
As part of our learning we had a fruit and vegetable shop outside where the children were able to role play and act out experiences. We also chopped and cut up vegetables and fruit to practice using one handed tools.
In class we have enjoyed learning about the different people who help us in school. The cook, the site supervisor, the office manager and the school nurse all came in to talk to us about their different jobs. Some of the children then enjoyed acting out the different jobs in the classroom.
The children have settled into school really well. They have taken the new routines and transitions in their stride in particular staying for their lunch. The children will be in school full time from Monday 18th September. They are going to be very tired at the end of the day so will need lots of sleep in order to be bright and breezy for school the next day.
We will be learning a bit more about the children and their families over the next few weeks and will be visited by some of the adults that help us around school.
The Reception Team would like to welcome all the children and their families to our lovely School!
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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