In reception we have been reading the story of Dear Zoo, but we decided the story was too babyish for us! So we decided to make our own with lots of describing words.
Well done Logan a black, fluffy black cat sounds like a lovely pet.
Violet wants a black and white puppy with a red and pink collar!
Super writing Sam a brown kangaroo and a white wallaby would make interesting pets!
Olivia is looking forward to walking her zebra!
It has been a very busy week in Reception as we have made lots of changes to the environment. Reception 3 now have a much quieter carpet area for their whole class learning and all the children have access to a much larger creative area. The Reception children took part in the move and had lots of good ideas on how they would like their learning environment improved. There was also lots of problem solving opportunities including where to place furniture and resources and also how to rebuild a very tricky tuff spot stand!
Our new home corner and vets role play area. (We will be continuing our vets and animals topic after the holidays and creating our own ‘Dear Zoo’ books).
Sand and Water
Book area in Reception 1
Our new grown-up writing area in Reception 1
Construction area in Reception 2
Our creative and messy play area
Our investigation area in Reception 2. Reception 2 will now use this door in the mornings and at home times.
Computer area in Reception 2. After the holidays there will be pegs on this wall for Reception 2′s coats and PE kits.
We hope you like the changes. We have also got lots of new exciting resources on order which we are looking forward to exploring!
On Wednesday all three Reception classes walked to Chopsticks in Swinton. We visited the Chinese buffet and tried lots of different foods.
We tried all sorts of things like seaweed,spring rolls,ribs and fried rice. We also had a choice of pudding.
This week in Reception we are learning about a Chinese New Year.
Today we have made our own lucky money envelopes complete with shiny coins!
We carried out an experiment to make dirty coins shiny. We tried different solutions: tomato sauce, vinegar, cola and soapy water to see which would clean the coins the best. We were all surprised with the results!
Reception 2 really enjoyed our first trip to forest school. We explored the area and climbed on the giant logs. We also compared the size of different sticks and looked for twigs that were smaller than our hands.
We will be visiting forest school every week this half term so we need to keep our wellies in school.
Well done for listening carefully and trying hard in class.
Reception One have been busy brewing a magic potion to help us tidy up. We tried to remember the magic words as we stirred the potion.Reception One’s Halloween potion on PhotoPeach