Reception children looked closely at the daffodils growing in the garden. They then drew what they could see.
Reception went for another spring walk today to observe changes to the environment from our last spring walk 10 days ago. It was lovely looking at the flowers blooming and the leaves beginning to appear on the trees. When we arrived at the pond we were delighted to see a pair of ducks swimming and lots of frogspawn in the pond!
Nursery and Reception joined forces today to do some joint learning outside. Everyone was very busy in our outside learning environment – exploring, building, mixing water, climbing and drawing to name but a few. A very enjoyable day all round.
It was wonderful to welcome many parents, grandparents and other family members to end our world book day celebrations. Each class nominated a representative who performed a reading. The focus was on volume, intonation, expression and fluency.
It was incredible to see the confidence and passion from all of our readers in front of a packed hall. We also announced the winners of the book mark competition; welcome done to Lois (Yr6), Amelia (Yr1) and Aaron (Rec). The assembly ended with a fantastic performance of ‘Los tres cerditos’ (The Three Little Pigs in Spanish) from Year 4, 5 & 6.
Keep up the passion for reading everyone.
Children in Nursery and Reception went on a walk today, in the glorious sunshine, to spot signs of spring. We found daffodils blooming, crocus growing, catkins on the hazel tree and a tree in beautiful blossom. We will repeat this walk in a few weeks to see what has changed.
Today children in Reception learned the sound ‘ow’ and the rhyme “blow the snow.” As we said the rhyme we looked at the snow outside the window. We were able to write the word snow. Later in the mornin, we went outside in the rain and investigated hoe many pots of water it would take to fill the orange bucket. Children worked together to make sure the pot was full but not overflowing. Then we developed our upper body strength as we swept the rain water along the path and observed the waves and patterns it made.
Nursery joined Reception today to make pancakes together. They took turns to watch them being cooked on a hot plate, paid 1p for each one and added their names to a tally list to make sure everyone had eaten one. Lemon and sugar were the chosen toppings!
Children in Reception wanted to be firefighters so today we changed our role play area to a fire station. The phones were answered and a list of emergencies was written. Children quickly put out the fires and rescued people who were trapped. Outside, a fire engine was built. A cat was stuck up the tree so it was great that there were fire fighters ready to help!
This week in Reception and Nursery we have been learning all about the Chinese New Year. Amongst other things, we learnt that red is considered a lucky colour and that dragon dancing is part of the celebrations. We made our own dragon and then took it into the hall to do our own dragon dance. We took it in turns to be part of the dragon or to beat a rhythm.
Reception children discovered frost and ice outside today. They practiced writing in the frost with either their fingers or a stick. Children developed the skill of estimating, that we have been learning in maths by dropping the ice and estimating how many pieces it had broken into. They checked their answers by counting the smaller pieces of ice!