Autumn Term A
Reception had a spooktacular time at our Halloween party. The children enjoyed the spooky games which included pass the parcel, corners and pin the tail on the black cat. I'm sure you'll agree that the children looked frightfully good in their Halloween costumes and party clothes.
Monster Dance Moves
Reception showed their monster moves on the dance floor!
We worked in teams to wrap children in toilet paper from head to toe. Don't they look terrifying?
Eating our snack time treat was really tricky!
Reception used their senses to investigate and describe the pumpkins.
Witch Scavenger Hunt
In Bushcraft we helped a wicked witch hunt for spell ingredients. We put the ingredients in a cauldron and made a bubbling potion.
Our story of the week is "Leaf Man" by Lois Ehlert. Reception used the Autumn treasures we collected for homework to make our own animal and people designs
Reception used their Autumn treasures to create a repeating pattern.
Reception made their own treasure maps and problem solved using the Numicon shapes to make pirate ships, hats and treasure chest pictures.
Reception continued the Get Set 4 PE 'fantasy and adventure' lessons. We had to follow, copy and lead a partner.
In Maths we have been comparing this week. We had lots of fun finding objects from around the classroom that are longer or shorter than Fred.
Reception loved creating art work with Autumn leaves collected on a walk. We explored the different shapes and textures to create these super cute hedgehog designs!
The Button Box
This week we have listened to the story "The Button Box" by Margarette Reid. In Maths we have been matching and sorting.
Reception enjoyed working with Mrs McHatton and Mrs Gullon in the Bushcraft area. Hapa zome is the Japanese art of bashing the natural pigment out of leaves and flowers onto fabric to create prints. It’s a wonderful sensory experience, a really simple and effective way to learn a little more about plants and trees and a creative way to make beautiful prints.
Bean Bag Games
First we had to warm up our bodies ready for exercise. Then we tossed, caught and balanced bean bags to develop our gross motor skills.
Mrs McHatton shared the bushcraft rules and how to stay safe. We explored the woodland area and helped to keep it tidy by finishing with a litter pick
The First Day
My delightful new Reception class have settled into school life seamlessly! Here they are enjoying their first week. We have been learning routines and how to use the classroom equipment. They explored the indoor and outdoor environments, stayed for lunch and have been making new friends. All of the children have settled in very well and I am looking forward to a fun filled year! Have a look at some of the things we have been up to ...