This term Reception will be exploring and leaning about Space!
The children have made their own stars and planets to hang in our classroom, we have been retelling the different stories set in space and exploring our new space station role play.
We have been reading the story How to Catch a Star as a class. After reading the story we thought of our own ways to catch a star.
Have you got an idea of how you could catch your own star?
This week in phonics we are learning the different ways to write the sound /ae/
– ay in play
– ai in rain
– ea in great
– a_e in gate
From this week the Reception children will be receiving homework each week to help them practise different skills at home.
Can you have a go at this week’s homework and pracitise the sounds we learnt last term?
Week 2 – phonics unit 11
Don’t forget to read regularly with your child at home and write a short comment in their reading record.
During Science Week Reception did lots and exploring and investigating just like real Scientists!
We carried out a plant investigation. We planted three seeds.
The first seed we gave sun light and water.
The second plant only had water.
The last plant had sun light and water.
We made our own predictions and then we observed the plants over time to see what would happen.
We learnt that plants need water and sunlight to grow.
We also explored bath bombs!
First we made predictions and thought about what might happen if we put the bath bomb in some water.
Next we put the bath bombs in some water and observed to see what happened.
Isaiah “It’s disintegrating”
Malachijah “It’s melting”
Finally we had a go at making our own bath bombs. We worked together to measure out and mix the ingredients. Then we tested them in some water.
Ask us about our investigations to find out more!
On Monday Reception went on a trip to Brixton Windmill.
We took the number 37 bus and really enjoyed looking out of the windows looking at the places we were passing.
Dejuan and Preston looked for different shapes.
Rithanna spotted Clapham Common.
Hal noticed we went the same way he goes to get home.
When we got to the windmill we learnt about how corn is turned into flour using a big stone called a millstone. We also helped to tell the story of The Little Red Hen.
We all got to go inside the windmill and have a go at grinding corn using the millstones. It was really hard work!
We also each made our own little book of The Little Red Hen story.
James – “My favorite bit was going upstairs in the windmill.”
Yma – “I liked learning about how flour is made.”
We had a fantastic day! Thank you to all the parents who came on the trip with us!
Reception have been very busy this term!
Our topic this term has been Traditional Tales.
We went on another trip to the library to celebrate Hat Day. We listened to stories about hats and wore some very funny looking hats.
We read the story of The Gingerbread Man and tasted some gingerbread.
“It tastes yummy.”
We read the learnt the story of the Little Red Hen and even made our own bread just like the hen.
“It’s so sticky”
“It looks like slime”
“It tastes super-duper yummy!”
We also went on a trip to St Anne’s Church. We met Father Gordon and learnt all about the different things in the church and what they are for.
Next term we will be continuing our topic of Traditional Tales beginning with The Enormous Turnip. We are looking forward to lots more fun activities.
In January The Hobgoblin Theatre Company visited our school to perform ‘The Frog Prince’. Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 were lucky enough to watch the performance and take part in a drama workshop afterwards.
The children really enjoyed the performance and they were extremely keen to participate in the workshop! The children had lots to say about the performance afterwards:
“I liked the part when the princess couldn’t remember the magic word and she thought it was potatoes!”
“I liked it when the frog turned into the Prince because it was crazy and magical”
“I liked the bit when the frog was eating the food and it disappeared and he threw the plate on the floor”
Last week Reception arrived at school to find that someone had been into our classroom, not only had the left it in a big mess but they had also taken one of our toys Mr. Giraffe!
Reception had a busy week working hard to solve the mystery of the stolen giraffe.
We had to look for clues.
First we found some footprints. They were very big so we knew they did not belong to any of us.
We then found a picture of the robber and decided to make some wanted posters so everyone in the school could help us find the robber.
Next we found an old map in the classroom. We followed the map and it led us to where the robber had hidden Mr. Giraffe…on the climbing frame!
Eventually after working hard as detectives we found the robber hiding in the hall. It was Mrs. Long!!
Luckily Mrs. Long has promised she will never take our toys again.