Reception - China
Welcome to China class. We are in Reception and our teacher is Mrs Barber. Mrs Purvis, Mrs Riccobena and Mrs Fletcher are our Teaching Assistants. We enjoy learning through play and using our outdoor classroom.
Well, we have all been back at school for quite a few weeks now. All the children are settling in very nicely and we are learning lots of new things every day. So far we have introduced letters S, A, T, P and I and numbers 1-9. We have been out in our mud kitchen and lovely ourdoor area. We have even ventured in to assembly. What a fantastic start!
We are having fun in our outdoor area
We went for a listening walk to hear the different sounds in our environment. What do you think we heard in these places?
Well it's goodbye from China class. We have had a lovely year, everyone has worked super hard and it's been a pleasure to teach you all. We hope you have a fun filled summer holiday and look forward to seeing you about school when you return to Year 1.
On Tuesday, Reception and Year 1 had their sports day, everyone had their fingers crossed for a dry day but it was not to be and at the last minute the decision was made to hold it in the hall! Despite it being rather a squash and a squeeze and less races than hoped everyone had a good time!
Our topic has been 'Over Ground, Under Ground' and we have been looking at Dinosaurs, we have had great fun doing different dinosaur activities. We spent lots of time listening to Mrs Bennett reading us some fantastic dinosaur stories, A Dinosaur called Tilly, Dinosaurs Love Underpants and several of the Harry and his Bucketful of Dinosaurs books.
We made some beautiful wax resist pictures with a special paint called 'Brusho' which is a powder water colour. We drew some dinosaur pictures and then painted the Brusho over the top.
We let our imaginations run wild when we made our own dinosaurs from paper plates. There were some quite fierce dinosaurs but also some friendly looking ones.
We have used some polystyrene tiles to print some dinosaur footprints. We drew the footprints on to the tile and then used printing ink and rollers to print our footprints on to paper
Before the Easter holidays we were doing lots of activities about Jack and the Beanstalk. One of these was planting beans and growing our own beanstalks. We have looked after the plants very carefully and they are now getting quite big so we have planted them out side in our vegetable planters. We must make sure that we keep watering them to help them grow much bigger and maybe before the end of summer term we will be able to pick some beans.