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Reception – Miss K Bufton

Autumn Term

Exploring our classroom environment inside and outside.

Our Year 6 Buddies came down to read us stories and help us settle into school.

Our class story was ‘The Gingerbread Man’ so we got messy and made some gingerbread men, we then decorated them and got to eat them!

We went on an Autumn walk and found signs of Autumn. We collected leaves and acorns, which we then used to make leaf animals.

We painted Autumn leaves for our Family Tree.

We had Esh Construction visit our class and showed us how to build a brick wall and the different jobs we could do within construction, we got to dress up and role play building.

We loved our session of Thrills and Skills with Chris, practising and carrying out survival drills.

We loved our first Halloween Disco!

We carved our class pumpkins in time for Halloween.

We learnt about and celebrated Remembrance Day, we carried out a 2-minute silence and we discussed the meaning behind the poppy.

We dressed up in spots for Children in Need day and did some Pudsey art.

We went on our first trip out of school to Durham, to watch the pantomime, Cinderella.

We loved when we had snow, being outside exploring the changes it had made such as freezing our water tray, we loved making snow angels.

Christmas Dinner Day!

Just before Christmas, we measured our heights and cut some wood to be the same height as us. We then decorated them as snowmen and reindeer to take home as a height keep sake.

We were wolves in the whole school Christmas production.

Spring Term

We went on a PE trip to the leisure centre to take part in lots of ‘Under the sea’ games such as throwing a ball to catch fish on the wall, rolling the ball into the sea reef, working as a team to collect all the same coloured food and bring it home, rolling a ball through the seaweed and we loved the dress up station as well.

For our new winter topic, we had an arctic scene with animals stuck in ice! We were tasked to save the animals and free them from the ice, we found that as we touched the ice it melted because our hands were warm.

We also froze some paint and noticed it turned from a liquid to a solid and when it began melting, it turned back into a liquid so we could paint with it. It was cold to hold though!

 

Reception - 2022-2023

Welcome to Reception

We have had a wonderful Autumn term in Reception class!  Below are some pictures of us exploring our indoor and outdoor environment, and pictures showing you what we have been busy with up until Christmas.

For our new winter topic, we had an arctic scene with animals stuck in ice! We were tasked to save the animals and free them from the ice, we found that as we touched the ice it melted because our hands were warm.

We also froze some paint and noticed it turned from a liquid to a solid and when it began melting, it turned back into a liquid so we could paint with it. It was cold to hold though!

Looking after our class guinea pigs, Our class story – The Gingerbread Man, Stay and Play with our grownups, Playdough making, Making self portraits, Building towers, Practising our phonic sounds, A special visit from Hoopstarz, Outdoor sandpit,  Learning all about Remembrance Day, Exploring numbers in maths, Writing party invitations

A special visit from Spennymoor fire service – learning all about how important firefighters are.

Carving our class pumpkins for Halloween, Fruit kebab patterns – Maths, Toasting marshmallows for bonfire night, Making gingerbread men, Edible sparklers, Celebrating Diwali, Exploring Diwali with Mehndi patterns and food tasting, Gerry the Giraffe – our weekend stay, Children in Need, Shape hunt – Maths.

Decorating our Christmas tree and role play area! Christmas home corner, wrapping station and post office.

Our elf has arrived, Christmas Jumper day, Christmas lunch, Making our Christmas cards the Town Hall, Visiting Santa at Exploring ice outdoors