Welcome to Reception Class!
Take a look at what we will be learning.
Chinese New Year
We heard the story of Nian the monster and learned why red is a lucky colour in China.
Michael taught us about the Chinese Dragon and Chinese Lion. Chinese dragons don’t breathe fire!
We fed the lion. It didn’t like fruit and vegetables, only red envelopes!
We performed in the dragon parade.
We acted out the story of how the years got their names.
We each made a rat puppet.
We dressed up in the lucky colours of red and yellow/gold.
During anti-bullying week, the whole school participated in an ‘Odd Socks Day’ to celebrate that we’re all unique and it’s ok to be different.
We went on a walk looking for signs of Autumn. We ticked things we saw off on a checklist.
We made characters from leaves we found.
We supported Children In Need by having a non-uniform day.
We mixed our own salt dough to make our lamps with.
We painted our diya lamps.
As part of our learning about Diwali, we made Rangoli patterns using coloured rice powder.
We looked at Mendhi hand patterns then designed our own.
We could choose from various media and materials to add colour to our poppies.
Lots of us watched fireworks over the weekend, we colour mixed our own paints and made a firework picture.
Phonics was so much fun today...licking a lolly will help us remember ‘l’.
Some of us came to our first PTA Hallowe’en disco. Can you tell who is who?
Spooky Maths Day
Making a chocolate witch hat!
How many marshmallows and chocolate chips did you add?
We had to sort the special spooky stones and give reasons for our choices.
We made potions, counting out how many cups of water we needed to fill the bottle, then chose ingredients to add.
We produced repeating patterns using vegetables to print with.
Andy from our local fire station came into school to tell us about his job.
We were allowed to sit in the fire engine.
European Day of Languages
Reception learned about Spain and the Spanish language.
We tried flamenco dancing.
We made a Spanish flag using our handprint.
We dressed in red or yellow, or wore a Spanish football strip.
We decorated paper ready to be folded to make a beautiful fan.
We tried different Spanish foods.
We tried chorizo, paella, potato croquettes, figs and orange.
We took some sangria to Mrs Whitton and Mrs Grabham.
We’ve been busy out of school too!
After finding lots of spiders in our Outdoor Classroom, we decided to find out more.
We talked about our new school family and how we are similar and different to our friends. After looking in a mirror, we made a self portrait.