We have been busy learning lots of new and exciting things. We take pride in our outside area and try to ensure the activities set up support the children’s learning. Our topic this half term has been ‘On the Move’. We have discussed different forms of transport, enjoyed stories and poems made some hot air balloons.
We had a visitor from a local train driver. The children got to ask him some questions and learnt about different trains and how they are powered.
Our next topic is Food. We will be investigating where our food comes from, creating new exciting role play areas and tasting some new foods.
Last week we had a storyteller come into our school. She was fantastic! We walked over to the wild area which is behind the Nursery area. Here she told us some magical stories about some woodland animals. We then went for a wonder to find some food that our woodland friends might like to eat. Then we set up a picnic while we listened to a story all about a greedy hedgehog that had eaten so much that he went pop! His poor little friend Mouse had to run about trying to find someone that would help his little hedgehog friend. We listened so well and joined in with the familiar parts of the story. It was great fun!
Our topic this half term is ‘Ourselves’. Already we have covered lots of exciting areas. We have discussed our birthdays, our families, and our body. Next week we will think about growing up. We will learn about different occupations and what the children might like to be when they grow up. The children will take ownership of their learning and we will do our best to ensure we provide a variety of resources to stimulate their learning and let their imagination run wild. The grown ups in reception believe strongly that children learn best when they can investigate, experiment, and become experts in their imaginative play.