Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Three Little Monkeys

Reception have learnt the story of the Three Little Pigs using Talk for Writing. This week we have innovated our own story - The Three Little Monkeys and the Big Bad Crocodile. The children made up their own actions to help them tell the story.

Safaa in RT independently wrote the new story.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Reception have been learning  about Chinese New Year. Our parents joined us to celebrate and complete lots of activities.

Making masks to retell the story of the animals' race.

Creating greetings cards to wish each other Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Making lucky red money wallets.

Chopping vegetables to make a healthy and delicious stir fry.



Making lanterns to decorate our classrooms.

Thank you to all of the parents for supporting our activity sessions

Thursday, 1 February 2018

We are Palaeontologists

We are Palaeontologists

The reception children have been busy digging for fossils this week in reception. They explored the 'dinosaur rock' with various tools and carefully extracted their fossil finds. They children displayed many characteristics of effective learning; showing high levels of fascination and excitement and persisting with the challenge of digging in the rock!


Monday, 15 January 2018

Dinosaur Hunt Topic Launch

Both Reception classes went on a wet and muddy 'hunt' this morning...it soon became apparent we were following big footprints. "Was it a big cat?" "NO", "Was it an elephant?" "NO", "Was it a dinosaur footprint?" "YEESSS", and off we went following the trail of prints around the school leading to the Forest School area.
So what were we looking for? Clues to show us where the dinosaurs had been...eggs, artefacts, fossils, bones, pictures, dinosaurs etc..
The children had great fun looking, hunting, screaming, running about excitedly. Some of them 'saw' dinosaurs, 'heard' dinosaurs and finally we found an "ENORMOUS, GIGANTIC" dinosaur egg which we carefully brought back to class. Now we need to look after it by "making a nest", "keeping it safe and warm". Lets explore dinosaurs!