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Welcome to our Reception class page. The adults working in our class are: Mrs Parrott the class teacher and our wonderful LSA's- Mrs Wilson, Mrs Macinally, Miss Smith Mrs Suki and Mrs O' Toole. We hope you enjoy looking at us in action as we play and learn.

As from next week, May 22nd, we will be putting class photos showing the children's activities on the dojo app. We hope you enjoy looking at the children in action!

Summer Term Plans

Tim from 'Gribbly Bugs' came to visit us. We learnt about lots of mini-beasts-caterpillars, butterflies, cockroaches, millipedes, Giant African snails, and spiders. We looked at the mini-beasts and we could hold them!. It was great fun and we learnt lots of interesting facts about the mini-beasts.

We have been finding out about the lifecycle of a butterfly. We painted symmetrical pictures of butterflies and wrote about what happens.We have also been food tasting a variety of fruits.

We have been making Potato Heads

We have been exploring capacity.

The artist Anthony James came to school. He showed us how to make junk models.

It has been lots of fun learning about repeating patterns.

Sleepy story time evening!

Reception class celebrating world book day

World book day- Working with a dancer to the story of "where the wild things are."

We raised money to buy new iPads by having a dance-a-thon.

We have been making bird feeders for the winter.

This week we have been celebrating Chinese New Year. We have made animal masks, lucky bags and paper lanterns. We learnt that this is the year of the rooster and that traditionally the New Year is celebrated with music, fireworks and lots of red colours. We had great fun tasting Chinese food!

!This week we have been celebrating Chinese New Year. We have made animal masks, lucky bags and paper lanterns. We learnt that this is the year of the rooster and that traditionally the New Year is celebrated with music, fireworks and lots of red colours. We had great fun tasting Chinese food!

This week we have been making snowmen cups for our game. We then wrote a set of instruction to show how we made the snowmen. We had great fun trying to knock them down with a pretend snowball. Also we have painted pictures using snow paint made from foam, glue and glitter. We talked about what we were painting.

We Listened to a famous piece of music called 'Night on a Bare Mountain' by the composer Mussorgsky. As we listened to the music we thought about what we could see in our minds and painted the shapes and patterns made by the music.

We have been measuring using non standard units and cm rulers. We have ordered objects, thinking how to do this!

Finger Aerobics

Try finger aerobic exercises to warm up the fingers before a writing task and to develop the fine motor skills needed to be able to hold a pencil and write.

We had lots of fun making our Christmas cards! We painted the background using finger prints then made a triangle tree from lollipop sticks.
 

Having fun at Christmas crafts Stay and Play.

In PE we have enjoying looking at different ways to use balls and also have been practicing skipping using skipping ropes. It's lots of fun!

We were palaeontologists. We used cookies to dig in looking for dinosaur fossils.

We talked about different ways we could crack open our dinosaur eggs. We made a list and adapted it as we tried different methods to get the eggs to crack.

We made fruit kebabs repeating patterns.

We made dinosaur eggs from papier mâché balloons. We will wait for them to hatch next week.

Our first stay and play

We made music for the Rama and Sita Diwali story

Reception have been celebrating Diwali. We have been making mendhi patterns.

We have been celebrating Diwali. We made masks for the story of Rama and Sita.

We made diva lamps using clay, sequins and glitter.

Our cake sale

The 3 little pigs predicting what would happen when we used a hairdryer to try and blow them down