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Investigating floating and sinking
As part of their Minibeasts and Gardens topic, Reception visited a local allotment where they planted seeds and watered some plants. The children saw some vegetables and herbs growing and they were able to smell and feel some plants such as peas in a pod and mint. Then the children walked to Grand Junction, where they decorated a plant pot and planted seeds of their choice to take home. Finally they listened to the story 'A Tiny Seed'.
This week Reception learnt about different types of materials, such as wood, plastic, glass and metal. They learnt about reducing, reusing and recycling, and thought about when they had recycled at home or school. Then the children made models out of boxes, tubs and plastic bottles. Reception created rockets, castles, robots, presents, laptops, binoculars and even a car and a bag!
Reception learnt about the artist George Seurat and pointillism art. They saw some examples of his work such as ‘A Sunday afternoon on the island of the grande jatte’. Then the children had a go at using dabbers to create their own pointillism picture of the forest in the Little Red Riding Hood fairy tale they were learning about that week.
Star Reader and Maths Competition Winners
Congratulations to our Autumn Term Governors' Award Winners!
When Santa Got Stuck Up The Chimney!
Reception held real vegetables and they were supported to name them and describe them. They said which vegetables they liked to eat. Then the children drew the vegetables using oil pastels. Also Reception listened to the story Olivers Vegetables. They learnt about Farming and watched videos of tractors and combine harvesters. The children took part in a class discussion about harvesting vegetables. They sang the ’Underground vegetables’ song. Then Reception had the chance to dig up real vegetables in a tray full of compost in the classroom.
After listening to the story of The Little Red Hen, Reception made bread. The children learnt the names of the ingredients and the equipment used. They helped with measuring, pouring, and mixing. Then each child kneaded their piece of dough and shaped it into a shape of their choice. The dough was left to rise and then baked. Finally, Reception took their own bread home to share with their family.
Congratulations to this week's Reader of the Week. Well done!
Reception and Nursery enjoyed their Zoom with the dentist this week! The children had a chance to talk about ways to look after their teeth- including brushing twice a day and drinking water rather than juice between meals.
Congratulations to this week's Reader of the Week! Well done!
Reception listened to the story ‘Owl Babies’ by Martin Waddell and Patrick Benson. Then the children created their own Owl babies picture by using sponges to paint the bodies. After that they added further details by cutting and sticking branches and leaves, and painting and sticking the eyes and beak.
Amazing reading! Thank you to all the parents for reading at home and signing their children's reading records.
Congratulations to our Reader of the week! Thank you to all the parents for reading at home with your children and signing their Reading Record book. Please remember to keep the books in the special plastic reading bag, and bring the books in every Friday.