Reception have had a great time celebrating World Book Day. We thoroughly enjoyed a visit from author and illustrator Tom McLaughlin, who read two of his fabulous books to us. We also loved dressing up as our favourite book characters.
Chinese New Year
In Reception, we had a great time learning about Chinese New Year. We learnt about the legend of Lunar New Year and how people around the world celebrate it today. We tried some Chinese food and even had a go at using chopsticks! We especially enjoyed making dragons to help us in our celebrations and we loved showing off our drawing, cutting and folding skills as we did so.
Hunting for minibeasts
Reception proved themselves to be experts in hunting for minibeasts this week. We predicted what minibeasts we might encounter and learnt about how to treat minibeasts and our environment with respect before embarking on our hunt. We found spiders, worms, slugs, snails, woodlice and even millipedes on our hunt. We can’t wait to find out ways to attract even more bugs to our outdoor area!
Maths Problem Solving
Reception loved taking part in a problem-solving workshop. We had great fun trying to solve different mathematical problems with our classmates. We worked together to try to form squares, rectangles and triangles, as well as using hexagons to solve a puzzle, and could use our new learning from class to talk about the properties of the shapes
World Book Day
The children in Reception and their parents enjoyed celebrating World Book Day together, by dressing up as their favourite book character. They also painted a potato of their favourite character and shared their favourite books.
Visit to St Johns Church
Reception visited St John’s Church, Stratford, as their Place of Worship visit. We discovered what happens inside a church and learnt about many of the beautiful things in the building. We were lucky enough to be able to play the church organ and drums and were kindly shown around by Reverend Dave.
For our new topic of Little Red Riding Hood, both reception classes went on a story walk. We met Red Riding Hood in the forest. We helped her pick flowers for Grandma. We warned her not to talk to strangers but unfortunately she didn’t listen. The wolf pretended to be Grandma and tried to gobble up Red Riding Hood. Luckily the Woodcutter heard her screams and saved her.
For Citizenship Week in Reception we thought about the jobs that we would like to do when we grow up. We dressed up as our future selves.
“When I grow up
“I want to be a fire-fighter
“I would like to be a police
A professional dancer came in and told us about the skills that are needed to be a dancer. She even taught us a dance.
Our Reception classes enjoyed going on a bear hunt. We went through the mud, squelch, squerch, through the forest, stumble, trip and finally we found the bear in his cave.