Hello Reception class. It’s Miss Nuttall here. I hope you are all well. I’m missing you all lots. I would love you to send me some pictures of you at home with your family. Please email your pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org. I will really look forward to seeing all your pictures. 😘
We have been learning how to wash our hands correctly and how important it is. When using the soap we sing happy birthday in our head then at the end of the song we wash the soap off.
As our topic in class is Dinosaurs we really enjoyed getting the opportunity to go and visit Dippy the Dinosaur in Rochdale. On the way we all sang songs on the coach and loved the gifts we got from the shop.
We have been planting sunflowers seeds in class. The children will bring them home so you can watch them grow. We have also been drawing and labelling our plants.
Numeracy is always fun to learn in Reception.
Look what we have been doing in January 2020. Learning is always so much fun in Reception.
We had so much fun in the snow.
We were very lucky that Kylie from PDSA came in to talk to us about looking after our pets. Reception and Year One then joined together to learn the essentials for our pets. They need food and water, exercise, people to love them, shelter and warmth. We are now going to be the best pet owners ever!
Smartie the Penguin has been helping us stay safe online.
In Reception Class we have been learning how to stay safe online. We have followed the story of Smartie the Penguin (https://www.childnet.com/resources/smartie-the-penguin) and know who we must tell if we see something which is not right on the internet. We know that we mustn't click on things if we don't know what they are and always ask permission to use the internet so that an adult can make sure we are accessing content which is appropriate for our age.
A class full of bookworms!
Today we welcomed parents and carers into class to look at all the different ways we use books in Reception Class. We don't just enjoy listening to stories and trying to read them ourselves. We like acting out the stories in the tuff trays, dressing up as the characters, building the settings in construction or retelling the stories using puppets. We have also been looking at lots of non-fiction books and have tried to replicate Antarctica using sugar cubes. We loved showing the grown ups our classroom!
Gong hei fat choy!
We had a wonderful time in Reception Class dancing with fans, learning traditional Chinese dances and also taking part in a mini dragon parade. We have really loved learning all about Chinese New Year.
Today in Reception we have been tasting Chinese Food. We tried spring rolls, prawn toast, rice, noodles, sweet and sour chicken and Prawn crackers. We also had our very own fortune cookie at the end. Thank you to Bacup Chippy for supplying us with this lovely food.
Reception Class loved meeting Harold the giraffe today! We learned about the organs in our bodies and some of us had to demonstrate where these organs are located. Harold loves to dance so we all danced around and then felt our hearts as they were beating faster.
All of the Reception children promised Harold that they would brush their teeth every morning and night. Thank you Harold and Stephen!
These last 2 weeks we have been reading the story of Handa's Surprise. Mrs Ewens brought the fruits from the story into class for us to try. Most of us loved them!
We know that these fruits can't grow in Weir (or anywhere in the UK) as they need to grow in hot countries and we have been looking at which parts of the world are usually hot or cold.
This week Reception have really enjoyed taking part in Learn to Ride Bikeability. It has been lovely to see how much they have progressed over the three days.
We are learning about winter in Reception Class and how other parts of the world are cold and icy all of the time.
We have been so busy in Reception Class over the Christmas period. We have written the Christmas story, celebrated by making Christingles, snow globes, rice krispie Christmas trees, festive musical instruments and bird feeders! We also performed a fabulous nativity play, had a trip to the Boo Theatre and met the man himself, Father Christmas! We are looking forward to Christmas so much. Merry Christmas to everyone from Reception Class.
Reception Class had the most magical time at the Boo Theatre. We went on a magical mystery tour through time to help Santa save Christmas! At the end of our time-travel journey, we were amazed to find it snowing inside! We also made our very own snow globes which we will treasure.
Autumn in Reception Class
We are proud to be a UNICEF Rights Respecting School!
We have had a busy first week back in Reception Class! We have been learning about the festival Diwali and have made some beautiful Rangoli Patterns. We have also used the globe to find countries which traditionally celebrated Diwali. Also this week, we have completed and written some scary potions and labelled Halloween objects we have found around the classroom. We have enjoyed listening to Room on the Broom and have re-enacted the story using the characters in the role play area.
We are learning about how Christians and Jews celebrate Harvest.
Parents come to see Reception children at work!
Over the last few weeks we have had lots of fun reading Supertato books. We have made our own super hero veggies and have also made traps to capture the Evil Pea in the construction area! We even made Evil Pea soup! Here is the display of all the super hero vegetables we have made.
We made our own Super Veggies!
Roald Dahl Day
What a fabulous day!
We had a fabulous day dressing up for Roald Dahl Day! We made new machines for the chocolate factory in the construction area, potions in the mud kitchen for George's Marvellous Medicine and wrote shopping lists for the Twits. We all had so much fun!
Wow! What a fabulous first week the children in Reception Class have had. Each and every one of them has settled in so well and myself and Miss Nuttall are extremely proud of them. We have enjoyed our supermarket role play area, construction, crafts and also playing outside in our very own garden. We are looking forward to next week for our first full week in school. Well done Reception children, keep it up!