This half term we have loved reading and learning about stories. The main story we looked at was Alice and Wonderland. One day we even found that the White Rabbit had done a poo on our carpet! Following this we made look out towers to watch out from, researched pets and made maps we could use to find the rabbit.
Mad Hatter’s Sweet Shop
Another day we were left in charge of the Mad Hatter’s sweet shop. We worked out how many sweets we could buy with our five pence budget, wrote a shopping list and used scales to weigh our purchases. Reception loved working as a team and showed high levels of cooperation when solving these problems.
This half term our topic has been ‘On the Go’. We have been thinking about different forms of transport and looking at why we need them. Reception have been thinking about different vehicles such as ambulances, fire engines and delivery lorries. We have also been looking at other forms of transport, such as bikes and boats.
We were lucky enough to go to The National Railway Museum this half term. We looked at trains old and new and thought about what they were used for. The children particularly enjoyed looking at the ambulance train. We were even able to sit in some of the open carriages! A special thank you to all of the parents that helped on the trip.
We have also had lots of fun turning cardboard boxes into cars! The children learnt about the different features of a car and about road safety.
Me, Me, Me
This half term, our topic has been, ‘Me, Me, Me.’. We have been learning about lots of different things, such as keeping healthy and what makes us special. We have also been on a trip to Eureka! We had lots of fun exploring all the different areas with our friends. We particularly enjoyed the garage and learning about our senses.
The children have settled well in Reception well and have been very busy in the provision. The children have been really creative and have enjoyed sharing their ideas with their friends. Some of the activities that we have been doing include using different resources to create self-portraits and using loose parts to create a tropical island.
This half term our topic has been ‘Colour and Patterns’. We have enjoyed learning about different artists and exploring a range of styles. It was great fun to host our own art gallery for all of our family to show them what we have made.
Our classroom was transformed into an artist studio this half term. We used all of our knowledge of colours and design to create our own fantastic art work using lots of different resources. It was helpful to research using ipads and non-fiction books to find out even more.
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