Reception - China
Welcome to China class. We are in Reception and our teacher is Mrs Barber. Mrs Fletcher and Mrs Waupotitsch are our Teaching Assistants. We enjoy learning through play and using our outdoor classroom.
We have enjoyed using the iPads this term. We have used Apple TV to look at photos of the things we have been learning about in class, like when we went on our walk to the postbox, and photos of our science week activities.
We learned how to look for photos of animals that live in cold places using Google safe search. We practised saving them onto the ipads.
We have enjoyed using keynote to write information about animals that live in cold places. We worked in groups to choose an animal, then used books to find out facts about them. Then we used keynote to write our sentences, one page per group. We especially enjoyed using the effects to bring the writing onto the page. Our favourite was ‘dazzle’ which reminded us of a snowstorm.
In music this week have been practising using untuned instruments - glockenspiels and chime bells - to play ‘G’ in time to the tune of Old Macdonald. It’s really tricky!
In PE we have been taking a trip to space. We have been practising balance skills and two- legged jumps as well as learning how to roll moon rocks to each other.
We have been learning about love this week and how to show people we care about them. We had a visit from Jack Valentine who wrote us a letter to say he had run out of magic to deliver Valentines treats to the children of Norfolk. The children were challenged to write a Valentine’s card to someone they love to help him with his problem. We were thrilled to see that all of the children joined in, making beautiful cards for friends, family and teachers. They worked hard on their independent writing ...and were surprised when a final knock on the door revealed a thank you letter with sweets as a treat for meeting his challenge!
In the cold weather we have been exploring the ice in our outdoor class. We worked hard as a team to use different tools to break through the ice to rescue the trapped animals. We enjoyed moving the ice along the guttering - it whooshed quickly down the slopes.
We’ve been watching the construction of the new running track on the field - some of the machines are very loud! We’ve talked about how the workers keep safe with their special boots, hi-vis vests and the flashing lights on the different vehicles. We are all excited for when we can have a good run on the track.
We went to the Playhouse in Norwich with India and Denmark classes to see ‘The Snail and the Whale’. We had great fun singing on the bus on the way there. When we arrived we were excited to be in the theatre and laughed when the little girl from the play hid from her dad amongst us! Everyone loved how they built the whale from different pieces of furniture, including the tail which was an armchair for the snail to whizz around on. We all laughed when they squirted us with water when they were trying to free the whale from the bay. Thank you to the Friends who gave us some money towards the cost of the ticket and bus!