It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

The children have had such a busy week! We have started turning our classroom in to all things Christmassy and started our week off with a visit to church.

Reverend Jude told us a story and we were so well behaved!

Kara’s mummy came in to talk to us about Hanukkah which the children enjoyed learning about and even got to play with some dreidels!

As well as being busy practicing our nativity we managed to find time to bake gingerbread Rudolph’s! The children loved these.

Adding mad!

The children have been going crazy for adding this week, all thanks to our new adding machine. The children were keen to have a go and began to use it independently towards the end of the week!

We have been continuing to work hard on our number and letter formation, practicing everyday where we can. Some of the children love doing this independently throughout the day!

Colours of the rainbow.

This week the children have been getting stuck into repeating patterns.

They have been using things from around our classroom and each other to make patterns!

We have also been looking at the value ‘peace’ and we have talked about how to be peaceful. The children enjoyed spending some time on Friday feeling peaceful whilst reflecting on our busy week. Two children had come to ‘take over’ my job on Friday which meant that the children were extra busy with the girls from up the school.

What a busy week!

The children have been so busy in Reception this week.

On Tuesday we had an assembly all about recycling. This followed on from the work the children had been doing before half term and we learnt lots more about how to recycle our waste.

Then on Thursday for anti-bullying day, the children all came in odd socks and took part in a march out on the playground with the rest of the school. We made posters to hold up against bullying.

Finally, on Friday for children in need the children all came in their pyjamas and sold biscuits that they had made and decorated during the week. Thank you to all who bought any biscuits!

Colour and Light.

The children have had a fantastic week back at school. They have got stuck into our new topic – Colour and Light.

We have had fun making bonfire pictures including glittery firework pictures. The children have also been learning about the story of Diwali and have enjoyed creating Rangoli patterns.

We also had a Diwali party on Friday, the children tasted food usually eaten on Diwali and listened to some music. We also made Diwa lamps out of clay, painted them and stuck colourful stars around the outside.

Harvest Assembly and Story Cafe!

This week in Reception we have had a lot of firsts! We took part in our first Harvest Assembly in the hall with the rest of the school. Reception were so well behaved and some of us even got to help during the assembly and stood at the front! Thank you to everyone who brought in Harvest Donations – the assembly hall looked incredible.

Also this week, we had our first Story Cafe! The children were so excited that they had their parents in school and completed some excellent activities based on our book – Little Monkey.

Pumpkin Soup!

This week the children have been very excited about the Harvest. We have been collecting donations and have had them displayed in Miss Edward’s classroom for the children to look at. The main feature of the display was, of course, a pumpkin!

The children were all so excited to make soup! First of all the pumpkin needed chopping which was quite difficult, but the children were so sensible working with sharp objects and scooping out the seeds!

The children all walked up to the cafe, ready for the soup to be cooked!

Before the end of the day, we all sat down to try our tasty creation! It was delicious and all of the children had a taste.

We are all looking forward to our final week of the first half term and all of the children are looking forward to the Harvest assembly this Wednesday and our Story Cafe on Friday!

Crazy about books…

This week the children haven’t only visited our school library, but have gone out of school on their first trip in Reception to Moor Allerton Library. The children enjoy going to see Miss Whiteley in our school library and this week they learnt all about how to keep books safe and how to treat them.

On Friday the children braved the rain and walked down to the public library where they looked at books, read with adults and listened to a story. The children all loved the exciting new books and the freedom to explore the area.

We also enjoyed learning the actions to the story ‘The Little Red Hen’ this week and particularly enjoyed showing the parents in our Friday assembly.

Fire fighter visit!

This week in Reception we had a lot of exciting things going on.

 

Firstly, we had some fire fighters in to talk to us about fire safety. This linked with our topic ‘People Who Help Us’. We thought of lots of questions to ask them!

We have enjoyed playing in our new Role Play area – the Fire Station!

This week in Maths we have been looking at estimating. The children have been estimating all week with different Autumn objects that were collected on your Autumn walks!

The children have also been making friendship bracelets for each other, which links to our value ‘kindness’. It has been lovely watching them making gifts for their friends and wearing them with pride!

Next week we will be visiting Moor Allerton Library which we are all very excited about! We will be looking at a range of books to do with our topic ‘Marvellous Me’.

Growing Up!

This week the children have been looking at photos of themselves when they were a baby. Theyhave enjoyed looking at the differences between babies and themselves now. We even had a special visitor, baby Jack and big sister Eve to talk to us about what it is like looking after a baby.

The children have also been completing some exciting recycling work with Mrs Willis this week as well as starting our 1 mile a day run.