Welcome to Robins Class - Reception!
A warm welcome to our lovely new reception children, all looking so smart in their school uniforms and shiny shoes.
We will be updating this page regularly so that you can see all the wonderful things that your child is doing as they become independent, risk taking and creative learners.
We are looking forward to a fantastic year as we explore and learn together!
The Reception Team
Mrs. Read (Class Teacher)
Mrs. McCartney and Miss. Coughlan (Learning Support Assistants)
We have been learning to solve problems that involve halving and sharing quantities of fruits and muffin! We sorted them using a variety of strategies to see if we could put the same amounts into each pot or tin. Many of us demonstrated our ability to count in 2's, 5's or 10's.
After reading the story of the blue balloon we imagined where our balloons could take us and created our own different small worlds. We had some wonderful ideas like the moon, mermaid land, America, Superhero land, fairy land, cupcake land and bubble gum land. Take a look at our amazing creations.
We had a wonderful time at Easton Farm Park. The coach journey was great fun as we sang Old MacDonald and made up our own animal songs. After a health and safety talk we enjoyed many different activities throughout the day.
We hope you enjoy looking at our super photographs!!!
Jasper's dad brought in a kid and it's mummy for us to see. They were Pygmy goats. They like to eat Muesli type cereals and fresh vegetables. Later on that day we found some footprints in our playground and in the secret garden. We followed them into the woodland area off the car park. We think there may be a Troll about!!!
After reading the story of Cinderella, watching the film and performing it/ retelling it using our Talk 4 writing actions, we decided to re-create our very own "Fairy Tale" Wedding.
We learnt about weddings from different cultures and religions and found that some were the same as a Christian Wedding and others were different. Some weddings last a whole week!
All the weddings we looked at involved a ceremony and a celebration.
We had lots of fun preparing and planning for our wedding and were able to use many areas of our learning.
What a great day we had!
Wow! What a week we have had in Robins class!
On Monday a very nasty, mean and rotten vegetable trapped many of our favourite vegetables in cages, in the freezer, soapy water, toilet roll and Sellotape!
And then on Tuesday he took them all away!!!
We put up WANTED posters, wrote reports and pleaded with the rotten vegetable, to bring our favourite vegetables back!!
After some Superhero training and writing many letters, the "Rotten Parsnip" surrendered and returned our favourite vegetables; as long as we promised to give him a try and not let him go rotten again!!
On Friday we all took a risk and tasted some parsnip chips!! Most of us loved them!!
We have enjoyed some great learning in phonics outside this week! Although the weather has been cold the sun has been shining and we have taken the opportunity to write outside. We have enjoyed using the shaving foam, paint, big brushes, wooden boards and chalks. We especially enjoyed a tricky word hunt!!
Today we went on a winter walk because it was so cold and frosty! We found lots of plants, leaves and things with a sprinkling of snow on. We saw that most of the trees were bare and learnt that some were 'Evergreen!' We felt the ground all crunchy and frozen under our feet. We saw our warm steamy breath in the air. Once we returned to the classroom we warmed up with a hot chocolate!
As part of our Talk 4 Writing we have been learning the story of the gingerbread man. We have created some of our very own books and stories. And we enjoyed making Gingerbread men and decorating them.
Last week as part of our learning about Autumn and Halloween, we made some pumpkin soup.
We have spent a lot of time happily sweeping the leaves, washing the the paths, creating bubbly puddles and singing, dancing and playing in the rain with our umbrellas.
We love playing in the home corner! Fixing meals, making tea and hanging out the washing!
Look at us enjoying our fine motor skill activities during soft start
We have all had a brilliant first week and shown what confident learners we are. We have made lots of new friends and have very quickly settled into our new class. We hope you enjoy the photographs!