Welcome to Reception’s Class Page
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World Book Day
The Last Supper/ Good Friday
Throughout the past two weeks, Reception have been learning about the events the leading up the the crucifixion of Jesus. The pictures below display the children were fully immersed within the narrative through the support of story books, props and costumes.
New Topic: How many colours in the rainbow?
This half term we have been exploring the colours of the rainbow! We’ve been drawing, mixing and creating as we’ve explored ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’, ‘Elmer’ and ‘The Rainbow Fish’! Reception have enjoyed this topic very much and we have explored some key lines of inquiry which were aligned with the whole class’ interests.
Visit to the Cathedral
Why do buildings stay up?
Key lines of enquiry:
What is a building? (Where we live/ work/ visit/ go to school)
Types of building and the areas they’re in (skyscrapers, monuments, landmarks, historical, domestic, schools etc)
The similarities and differences between buildings from different countries (Science – compare homes when countries have different climates/ weather)
Who builds buildings? (Understanding the World link with people and communities)
What tools do we need? (Bricks, cement etc)
Why do we need buildings? (Shelter, warmth, storage)
Homelessness – charity – prayer
If you are or know a builder/ someone who works in construction we would love to have someone come and in talk to the children about their job and answer any questions! Please let us know if you are interested.
Children can also bring in pictures of their homes or any story books about buildings/ houses that they would like to share with the class! Out first story when we get back is The Three Little Pigs.
Nursery Rhyme Stay and Play – November 2018
Today we had our first EYFS stay and play session of the year! Children dressed up as Nursery Rhyme characters and parents were able to play with the children and help them complete a range of challenges based around Nursery Rhymes. Challenges included making our own playdough, Incy Wincy Spiders, Split Pin Speckled frogs and lots more!! This was all followed by a lovely session with Michelle Mockler the Library Lady.
Self Esteem Yoga
Today in reception we tried some self-esteem Yoga! We started by warming up with a carousel of key gymnastic poses and then we got into groups to try the following poses:
Downward facing dog
For each pose we chanted phrases such as ‘I am Strong’, ‘I am Brave’, ‘I am Wise’, ‘I am friendly’ and more.
Not only was this fun, relaxing and a great source of exercise, but it also promoted excellent self esteem.
October – November
This half term our theme is ‘Why Do Leaves Go Crispy?’. Possible lines of enquiry:
How do leaves change colour? Do they feel different?
What animals hibernate and why?
What does it mean if something rots/ decays?
Read Stickman and go on a Stickman hunt
Learning about the seasons and the key differences between them/ changes over a long period of time
Building shelters/ dens
Sounds and smells of the forest
Children can bring in in pictures, books, photographs or other items related to this theme to share with us in class. We’ve had lots so far including a rocket made out of leaves!! Here are some pictures of our work so far.
September – October
Last half term our theme was ‘Did Dragons Exist?’. Lines of enquiry for our children included:
Did dragon’s really exist?
About castles, the different parts of castles and their purposes
How children’s own homes compare to castles
About life in the past
About real and imagined knights, their armour and battles
About real and imagined princes, princesses, Kings and Queens
About fairy tales and traditional tales
About real life ‘dragons’ and their habitats
About the animals that were part of castle life
Children brought in pictures, books, photographs and other items related to this theme to share with us in class.
Learning indoors and outside Autumn 1 2018