Today, the Nursery and Reception children invited their families to the first Stay and Play of the year.They had great fun taking their Parents around the classrooms , particularly, showing them how they learn to read and write in their play.
Last week, Nursery and Reception had a Bedtime Story Event .The children and staff wore their PJ’s and read stories with their Parents.The children enjoyed their hot chocolate and cookies and then, they received a book to take home with them.
…this week we decided to do some experimenting. To make the spiders we mixed bicarbonate of soda with water and food colouring (oh and we hid skulls in the middle!). We then put them in the freezer over night.
In the morning we poured white vinegar into a tray and gently swirled washing up liquid through.
Then came the discussion….what do you think will happen when we put the spiders into the liquid?
Lots of exciting conversations took place…some of the children thought the spiders might become real! (Mrs Ogden would be off!)
We put the spiders into the liquid and they started to “melt”, “get smaller”, “fizz”, “change”…to use some of the language from the children.
All credit goes to Miss Morrison as she prepared and led the activity.
Reception 1 have had a spookily exciting week….we have written and made potions!
First we decided what we wanted to use, then we wrote a shopping list.
Everyone had a turn to add an ingredient and mix it together….the sights and smells were beautiful!!!
Last week in reception 1 we went off to the woods and found something exciting…
…a message in a bottle! It was from Pirate Redbeard and he said if we kept his treasure safe we could have chocolate gold coins on Friday.
Ollie found the treasure chest, but there were too many knots on it. Eventually on Tuesday morning we managed to get inside the chest, but the treasure had gone and there was another letter. This letter was from Pirate Hook to say he had stolen the treasure! We were so cross with him, we wrote him letters asking for the treasure back…
….super news, Pirate Hook read our letters and returned the treasure which meant we got our chocolate gold coins on Friday. What a busy week!
It has been a very busy couple of weeks in Reception 2. Ever since we read the story Supertato by Sue Hendra, we have been invaded by evil peas!
We have made our own superhero vegetables to help us fight back! We had some fantastic ideas for costumes and for which super powers our vegetables could have. Lucas’ potato had a moustache and Finley’s runner beans had an electric cape!
One day we came into school to find the Evil Pea had kidnapped the carrots! He sent us a letter and made us complete a challenge to get them back. We wrote him lots of letters using our fantastic phonics to tell him to give them back or else!
On Friday an army of peas invaded the classroom. We had great fun capturing them all and locking them up in the jelly. We also made signs to warn everyone to watch out and traps to catch the peas!
This week we have read Superdaisy by Kes Gray and Nick Sharratt. We were shocked to learn that planet pea is on a collision course with earth! Luckily we thought of lots of ways our super vegetables could save our planet and videoed our own news reports to warn everyone of the danger. We had great fun watching ourselves on the big screen! (Video clips to follow- hopefully!!!)
Miss Ashton, our music teacher has been visiting reception 1 each Tuesday morning for half an hour and we have been learning some musical terms. We have been singing and clapping along to the ‘pulse’ of the song, it’s tricky to do but Miss Ashton says we are fab!
We also watch for Miss Ashton’s instructions with her hands as this helps us to change the ‘pitch’ of our voices.
A big well done for reception 1, we have achieved 100% attendance for 1 week. Mr Lawler-Smith made the announcement in assembly!
This week, in reception 1 we have been learning how to make our own play dough. It has been great fun, messy too…but most importantly there are lots of learning opportunities linked to the activity.
We have been measuring the ingredients we need, following a set of instructions and strengthening the muscles in our hands and fingers (which will help us become fabulous writers!) by mixing, mixing, mixing! Mrs Ogden has sequenced the photographs so that each time we need more play dough the children can follow the instructions independently to make it!
Our first week is over and we have been busy in reception 1. We’ve made new friends, painted pictures, investigated with magnets, built with Lego, and shared lots of stories…
…I wonder what next week will bring?