This term the children have been very busy with lots of learning all about the 'Great outdoors' and not to mention our Teddy bears picnic and sports day.
The children showed great enthusiasm and athletic ability during the whole sports day. We started off with some straight sprints and the children were really fast! We then carried out some relay's. We did some egg and spoon races, sack races and bean bag on your head. The children supported each other and cheered each other on really well.
Teddy bears Picnic
The children had a great teddy bears picnic. All the children loved bringing their teddies to school. They started the day, making their sandwich for their picnic, and then added lots of delicious treats into their picnic bag. We then went up to the field where we had our picnic and the sandwiches were delicious. The children then played with their friends and teddies, played football, did parachute games and even did some teddy colouring in.
This term we have had a busy term learning all about insects and plants. We enjoyed planting our own cress and sunflowers and looking after them to help them grow. We have learnt lots of number facts this term including counting in 2's and 10's and doubles. The spots on the ladybirds came in very useful for doubling! We looked for insects in our garden and have created some large scale insects of our own. We enjoyed describing and writing about these. Throughout the term we have had 2 special days. The first one was 'Wellbeing Day' when we did some yoga and thought about what makes us happy and calm. We also visited the green space in our school, where we looked for insects and made some nature bracelets. Some of us just enjoyed being outside, lying on the grass and looking around us. Our other day was 'Story telling Day' where we learnt the story of 'Handa's Hen'. We acted out the story, retold it and even learnt a dance all about Handa's Hen. We made African style necklaces that we wore for our performance.
What a strange term this has been! Even though we have been doing some of our learning at home and some in school, we have done amazing learning. We have learnt all about space. We have made and described our own aliens, followed instructions to make space slime and sent our own rockets flying. We have learnt about shape, numbers, pattern and time. We have made some great patterns with different things we have found in our house. We have really enjoyed exploring the mud kitchen and observing the lovely flowers growing that we have in our playground. We had our own 'space station role play' and have enjoyed acting out being astronauts and going to space! Have a look at the great photos of what we have been up to in school and at home!
What a strange term this has been. Lots of you have been doing some amazing learning from home. We have learnt about animals and written some great animal fact files. We wrote our own 'Dear zoo' story and even made 1 page of the book. In Maths we have practised our numbers to 20, looked at 3D shapes, added and subtracted and even became shop keepers learning about money. Lots of you have explored drawing animals and making some puppets of different animals. Have a look at the pictures to see the amazing home learning you have all been doing.
What a busy term we have had! We started with a 'Wheelie Great day', where the children brought their bikes and scooters to school and had great fun riding around the playground and doing an obstacle course. We looked at lots of different forms of transport including the teachers cars, Mr Trolley's motorbike and Mrs Quarrell bike. We labelled lots of the parts we could see. We also learnt about lots of emergency vehicles and have really enjoyed using the small world toys to make up our own adventures. We looked at the story of the 'Naughty Bus', and really enjoyed making our own buses and making them get up to mischief in school. The children have explored making lots of different numbers with a range of resources and in a range of ways. We really enjoyed looking at pattern and making out own patterns. We finished the term with some learning about Christmas and learnt some great songs for our Christmas Concert.
The children have had a super start to school and have really enjoyed getting used to the daily routines and exploring the reception environment. We have talked about our families and enjoyed sharing pictures of our family and talking about people who are special to us. We have looked at our bodies and thought about how to keep them healthy. The children really enjoyed looking at the skeleton and even had a go at making one. We are really proud of how the children have been learning their sounds and had a go at writing them. We have been looking at numbers to 10 and exploring counting objects and ordering them. The children have been fantastic at building with all the different construction and making some great models.