Welcome to Reception
Our Class Work
Reception enjoyed a lovely visit from some spring chicks! We enjoyed holding them, they were so fluffy!
We also learnt all about stick insects! We enjoyed learning about their habitat and holding them, they had long bodies!
Our topic this half term is ‘Growing’. Reception have enjoyed creating a herb garden for our garden centre. We have been learning all about different plants, vegetables and herbs and have enjoyed planting this half term, making sure they have enough water, and watching them grow and change over time.
Spring trip to Hardwick Park
We had a fantastic time on our class trip this term. We visited Hardwick Park to learn all about the signs of Spring.
We saw daffodils and snowdrops and enjoyed feeding the ducks.
Reception have been developing their physical skills on the climbing frame. We have been experimenting with different ways of moving and traveling with confidence.
World Book Day!
We had a great time celebrating World Book Day! We focused on the story ‘The Day The Crayons Quit’. We each dressed up as a colour crayon, and enjoyed completing lots of fun and exciting activities based on the story.
New class hamsters
This term Reception rescued two baby hamsters! We set up their cage ready for them joining us. We thought carefully about their names and each wrote a special name down and put them all in the name box to be picked out. Our new class hamsters are called Chocolate and Chip!
Reception enjoyed creating their own ‘Cress Egg Heads’ to link with our ‘growing’ topic this half term. The children enjoyed drawing a face on their egg shell, adding damp cotton wool and sprinkling our cress seeds on the top! We have enjoyed watching the cress grow into hair!
To celebrate Shrove Tuesday Reception made their own pancakes! We had to weigh out the flour, add the correct amount of milk and eggs. We worked together to mix it into a good consistency. They were super tasty and we tried a range of toppings.
We had a great time exploring the snow in our Early Years outdoor classroom. We enjoyed working together to create a class snowman! We used conkers from our loose parts area for the eyes, mouth and buttons and used sticks for the arms!
Valentine’s Day Stay and Play
We had an amazing afternoon at Reception’s Valentine’s Day Stay and Play. The children made lots of crafts for their loved ones with members of their family. It was so lovely to see an adult there for every child in Reception. They made Valentine’s Day cards, biscuits, love bugs and bookmarks.
We joined in with an Intra School Sport Day. We aimed to improve our personal best. Our focus was Athletics and we used our running, throwing and jumping skills.
Fire Service Visit
We enjoyed our visit from the local fire service. We had a talk with the local fireman who gave us safety tips on how to keep safe. We enjoyed trying on his helmet and talking into his walkie talkie! We even had a sit in the fire engine!
This term we have been extremely busy in Reception! We started the term off with a ‘Stay and Play’ with our parents, showing them how we explore and learn through play in Reception.
New Year Resolution Wands
We started the year off with New Year Resolution wands! We thought carefully about what our new year resolution would be, and tried very hard to write these down/draw a picture in our star. We created a wand and decorated them.
Our topic ‘All about Me’ during our first half term in Reception allowed us to learn all about ourselves, our families and each other. We enjoyed making self-portraits using the playdough and loose parts, and drawing and labelling who lives in our family home.
Reception enjoyed their first trip to ‘Burton Woods’ – linking to our careers focus of builders and construction workers. We looked at how new homes are built and the different workers involved.
Reception worked hard on their balancing skills during ‘Bike Ability’, and discussed bike safety to allow us to feel more confident and safe on our bikes.
We focused on our ‘feelings and emotions’ during our ‘All about Me’ topic. We discussed and explored a range of different emotions and why we might experience feeling that way. We then made our own feelings face with pasta shapes!
We read the story ‘Charlie the Firefighter’ linking to Gender Equality. We drew and discussed what we would like to be when we are older.
Reception had an amazing time during our whole school ‘Careers Afternoon’. We had some special visitors talk to us about their special role/job.
We explored our creative side relating to Halloween! We enjoyed making some scary bat cupcakes, and using a range of different art materials. We also carved our own Pumpkins!
Celebrating Bonfire Night making our own foil sparklers, edible sparklers, firework painting pictures and bonfires!
Reception enjoyed creating our glow in the dark butterflies for Rosa Street Lumiere!
For Anti – Bullying Week Reception looked at how to be a good friend and kind to one another. As a class we created a class friendship tree, sorted pictures, and drew our own picture on how to be a good friend.
Pudsey Bear cupcake making to support Children in Need!
Reception had their first visit to the Town Hall to commemorate Remembrance Day.
We had a great week focusing on ‘Autumn’. We looked at the lives of hedgehogs, and created our own salt dough hedgehogs! We also made some ‘Autumn’ head crowns, and some bird feeders.
Reception have been enjoying their start to Christmas festivities! We have enjoyed a craft afternoon with parents, Elf day and decorating our class Christmas tree!