Hello and welcome to Reception 1's page
We use this page to let you know what and how we have been learning through newsletters and pictures. We also put letters at the bottom of the page, so please check back regularly.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.
Miss Bailey and Mrs Dixon
Moz the Monster:
We have been so excited about Moz the monster since seeing the latest John Lewis advert. We have been thinking hard about what makes him a good friend, what he is like, where he might be from and have done lots of exciting activities linked to Moz! When we tweeted our activities online we even got a reply from Moz himself who wrote us a letter! Since then we have been excited to write our own letters to Moz, make pictures, play dough Moz's and even create homes for him. Have a look at what we have been getting up to...
Children In Need Day
We have had a fantastic day raising money for Children In Need. We all dressed in lots of different colours and brought in some money for those children who need our help. We thought about how lots of children do not have enough money or may be poorly and need our help and we took part in lots of fun Pudsey activities too. Have a look at some of the things we have been doing...
Most of us went to see some fireworks on Bonfire Night and so we have been very excited to share our experiences with our friends and teachers. We have made the most of the children's enthusiasm and have been reading and writing words for the firework sounds we heard, counting down from 10 fireworks, painting fireworks, making play dough fireworks and much more! Have a look at some photos below...
Our Outdoor Area
We are working hard to develop our outdoor area and the children have provided us with some fantastic ideas. We have added pipes and tubes to the water area, which has already encouraged the children to challenge themselves. We have created a natural maths area with a range of numbers, collecting and sorting opportunities. We have also created a small world area so the children can develop their imagination by acting out stories with characters. Have a look at the pictures to see how much the children are enjoying the new additions.
We had lots of fun learning all about germs. We discovered that germs are there even though they are really hard to see. So we pretended that paint was germs to see how far they spread. You will not believe where they ended up!
We had a fun-filled visit from Dental Playbox this week where we had the opportunity to take part in lots of activities and experiences which taught us about how to look after our teeth. We even got to take home a new tooth brush and tooth paste! Here are some pictures of our exciting visit...
All About Me!
Over the last few weeks we have been thinking about ourselves, our families and our bodies. We have had fantastic fun:
-Making knock, knock books of our families
-Labelling our families
-Exploring the Funnybones stories and creating our own version
-Discussing ourselves and our feelings and much more!
We have also been very excited to explore our senses through Mr Potato Head and have enjoyed some fun sensory experiences such as spice painting, feely trays, smelly play dough, observational drawing etc. We even had to use our senses to rescue Mr Potato Head from the Evil Emporer Zerg!
Have a look at what we have been getting up to...
This week we have been thinking about birthdays and how we celebrate. We were very excited to realise that it was Barnaby and Rosie bear's birthday this week (our Reception class bears) and so we decided to begin preparations for a birthday party for them. We have been writing cards, invitations, gift labels, shopping lists for party food, making decorations, exploring cake ingredients and much more! Here are some photos of what we have been getting up to...
Pirate Day fun!
We have been having a fantastic Pirate week so far and were really impressed with the children's amazing costumes for 'Talk like a pirate' day. We have been enjoying so many swashbuckling adventures and activities that we just had to share some pictures with you. We have been on treasure hunts, counted and sorted treasure, read lots of pirate stories, made pirate ship jellies and treasure maps and much, much more. Have a look and see...