Group 3 today explored how to retell a story using natural materials to help them. They had to be very resourceful as some of the things they chose blew away in the bitter wind.
Group 2 explored how different items felt today and found a variety of objects that were rough. We needed to listen to each other and share ideas when we tried to decide which item we liked best that was rough.
Since starting our topic on Jack and the Beanstalk, children in Reception have shown a great interest in who is the tallest in the class. Today we measured everybody to see who was the tallest. I wonder who it is? What can we find in the classroom that is the same height as ourselves?
Our topic this term is Traditional Tales and today we started our learning about Jack and the Beanstalk. We have started to paint a beanstalk and it’s leaves and some children wrote labels for pictures of the character of Jack. After lunch there was a surprise as the Magic Bean man had crept into the classroom during lunchtime and left each child a pot of magic beans. We then counted the beans we had and used an adding machine to find out how many two of us had when we added them altogether.
Our Welly Walk leaders today led their teams beautifully. When we came back into the classroom the leaders narrated their Welly Walk Journey using the Learning stories that we had created. The teams were then asked what made their leader a good leader. Here are some of the responses.
“He didn’t let anyone run”
“He helped someone else”
The leaders also were able to adapt their ideas and make decisions when they met Black Hat problems!
Reception have had a wonderful visit to Rickmansworth Fire Station today. We travelled to the Fire Station by bus. As we left the bus stop and walked to the Fire Station, a member of the public commented on the excellent behaviour of the children and how they were a credit to the school. They certainly are and a credit to their parents too!
The children were able to see the equipment on the fire engine, sit in the fire engine and each child had a turn at squirting the hose.
Mrs Scourfield and Miss Heydarzadeh had been sponsored to wear their Children in Need Onezies to the Fire Station and raised £30 for Children in Need.
Our Welly Walk leaders today showed great leadership skills by listening to others ideas, overcoming obstacles and ensuring everyone was listening. On top of that they then reflected on their learning using a learning story that had been created through the walk.
There was a discovery of ice in the Early Years garden this morning. Children realised that the ice was very cold and tried to stop it from melting. Under the shade of the tree was one idea shared as the sun was not shining there.
Group 4 showed fabulous skills of leadership, listening, talking and collaboration today by creating part of a story. Great ideas were shared and developed to make a house for the 3 little pigs.
Children were challenged today to create flying creatures out of mud. They generated ideas by looking up and seeing what was in the sky above them. Although some children were reluctant to touch the mud initially, all children did take part.