Last week the children got the chance to speak to 4 different explorers as part of our topic! We have Dave on skype on Tuesday in north Sweden, Captain Suzan on Thursday in America, Lauren on Friday who was about to set off on a polar expedition and David who came into school to talk to us on Wednesday! The children were very excited and though of lots of questions to ask the explorers.
We got busy making maps of our own of places we would like to explore!
We also practised getting changed or PE for the first time! We looked very smart in our coloured tops and we all got dressed in record time!
This week the children have been busy learning all about measurements. We used our hands, feet and even bodies to measure everything dinosaur related! We found that 27 of our shoes fit inside one T-Rex foot and that 12 of us lying in a row was the same height as a T-Rex.
We have also been busy using the Lego that Reception got from Santa to build lots of new and exciting things. The children love Lego and they have been using their imaginations to create wonderful things!
On Wednesday we had a strange dome pop up in the hall!
We found out later that once inside we would be transported back to when dinosaurs lived! Inside the dome there was a projector that projected pictures onto the walls all around us. The children absolutely loved this experience and we even felt like we were walking with the dinosaurs! They learnt lots of new,interesting facts and had such a great week completing activities from this great hook.
The children all had the task of making a Christingle for the whole school assembly. The children each made their own and were very proud of them. We went to the hall in two halves with the rest of the school, sang carols and listened to Reverend Jude. We all lit our candles and the children stood beautifully and safely whilst they were lit.
On the day of our class party the children looked ready to dance in their party outfits! They had fun dancing, playing party games, having some party food and relaxing enjoying a Christmas film!
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.
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.
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.