And We’re Off!

Our Reception children have settled into the routines of school life very well!
As you can see we have been busy exploring all of the new toys and learning our new rules and routines. Here are a few photos for you to enjoy.
We will ensure that all children (permission allowing) have photos published over the course of the year.

 

 

That’s a wrap!

What a wonderful year we have had with your children!

We would like to thank you all for your support and for working with us to give your children the best start they could possibly have at school.
They have made so many happy memories and learnt so many new things, to prepare them for their next steps.

We have added a few pictures of some of our most recent events.

Thank you again.

Reception Team

Spirit of the Wild

We had some special visitors this week.
Spirit of the Wild are a local company that have a wide range of minibeasts and animals.
The children had an opportunity to hold some rare minibeasts like a giant millipede, an African frog, a meerkat, a skunk and many more.
The children learnt words like; herbivore, carnivore, omnivore, insectivore, habitat, food chain, predator and prey.

What a lovely experience that generated lots of inspired art and writing.
It was lovely to hear the children talk about their favourite creature and how it felt to touch!

Animals of the World

This term we have been learning about lots of different animals.
We have learnt about jungle animals and sea creatures and animals closer to home, such as pets and farm animals.
A few weeks ago we found out about dinosaurs and why there are extinct.
One of our favourite experiences was to build a model volcano and then watch it erupt!
We used vinegar, washing up liquid, food colouring and Bicarbonate of Soda.
It was very exciting to watch and made the classroom very smelly too! Here are some photos, for you to share with your children.

World Book Day – Finch

On Thursday March 3rd, Reception children enjoyed coming in to school in their pyjamas and brought with them a cuddly bedtime toy.
The children in Finch class listened to a story belonging to Mrs MacLeod. It was her favourite story when she was Reception age and is a very old book!
The children shared stories with each other (and their toys) and talked about their favourite bedtime stories/routines at home.

Chinese New Year

Tuesday 1st February was Chinese New Year and children in reception got creative in their PE lesson.
They worked as a team to create a dragon and produced some wonderful dragon dances.
They also made some lanterns, practised some Chinese writing, practised their chop stick skills with some noodles and shared some lovely multicultural stories.
It was very special for one of our pupils who could share his family traditions and talk through some pictures he sent in!

Into the Woods

Our first topic this term has been ‘Into the woods’.
We have read stories such as ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ and ‘The Gruffalo’.
We have done lots of learning linked to these books. For example we have made, tasted and described porridge; created wonderful pictures inspired by The Gruffalo character, practised our cutting skills and retold stories using simple story frames.

Here are some pictures for you to enjoy….

 

September 2021- First Week

What a wonderful first week we had!
The children have settled very well and have enjoyed exploring the new resources and areas.
Well done all!

Aliens and Chicks

We recently had some cute chicks come and visit us.
They were very soft and the children were very careful while handling them.
A big thank you to one of our Finch parents for enabling this special experience.

More recently we have been covering ‘Aliens’, as part of our ‘Fantasy and Adventure’ topic.
We have been painting aliens, using playdough to make aliens and thinking of some funny alien names. Take a look…!

Minibeasts – Summer 1

We have really enjoyed our Minibeast topic this half term!
We have learnt about various types of minibeasts including bees, ladybirds and caterpillars to name but a few.

Each class has been lucky enough to have real life caterpillars and watch them grow into butterflies.
They have been released this week!

For Earth Day we focused on bees and made honey sandwiches, a bee drinking station and played a PE game all about the collection of nectar and it’s journey into honey.