As part of our classroom WOW the children in Reception enjoyed taking part in an animal treasure hunt around the school grounds. The children searched for the animals around school using prepositions to describe where they found them.
"The giraffe is under the table" Casey
"The lion is on top of the cupboard" Charlotte-Grace
"It's hiding inside the tunnel" Lewis G
When the children returned to class we worked together to sort the animals in different ways. We sorted them by the food they eat, where they live and how many legs they have.
This week we conducted an experiment to see what would make the ice melt the quickest. We used warm water, washing up liquid, salt and sand paper. The children made predictions and explained their reasons.
"I think the water will melt it quickest because it's hot" Elliot
"The salt will melt it because it will cover it" Kian
"The fairy liquid with melt it because it makes bubbles" Kuba
The children then split into small groups and used the different objects to melt the ice. After 10 minutes we compared each block of ice to see which one was the smallest. We came to the conclusion that the ice melted quickest using the warm water. We also discussed what else would melt the ice.
"The sun melts ice" Isla
"If you put it in the oven it would melt fast because it's hot" Kian
"Put it near a hot radiator" Ellie-Mae
This week have been reading the story 'Jack Frost' and talking about the winter season. We created our own Jack Frost pieces and wrote captions and sentences about all the different things Jack Frost did in the story.
Have a look at our fabulous writing!
The children have also been observing how the weather has changed using a different vocabulary to describe it.
"The ground is slippery outside" Kuba
"The ice is smooth and cold" Isla
"It melts because my hands are hot" Finley
Welcome back! We hope you have all had a lovely Christmas and New Year with your family and friends. This half term we have lots of lovely activities planned for the children and we are very excited to get started. Please have a look at our medium term plan to see what we will be doing. Our half termly newsletter was sent out on Tuesday. Please return our 'You are a star' slip so we can celebrate all the brilliant things your children have been doing at home.
Reception have been getting festive this week! We have enjoyed designing presents in the workshop, wrapping presents, writing Christmas lists, making Christmas cards and even doing some Christmas maths. What a busy week!!!
Reception also enjoyed a fabulous Christmas dinner in the hall. We pulled crackers with our friends, listened to Christmas and had a marvellous time!!
At the start of Reception Year, all the children received a free Time To Read 'Little Monkey' story pack to help promote the love of reading at home. Blackpool libraries offered a special story time session with Reception children to be held at their local library.
Last week we went along to '@ The Grange' to hear this story and find out how the library works- maybe even becoming a member.We also invited parents along to enjoy the story with their child too.
"My mummy reads this book to me at home" Kyron.
"I love this story" Jacob.
This week the children had fun retelling the story of The Gruffalo. They made play dough models, painted different characters and made their own Little Gruffalo book. The children also learnt The Gruffalo song which helped them remember the description of The Gruffalo and choose the correct colours for the features on his body.
Here's the link for the song.
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.
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!
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".
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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
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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