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Reception 2 Mrs Pentith

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Hello and welcome to Reception 2'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.

 

Mrs Pentith and Mrs Dixon frown

 

 

Morning Sentences

 

Every day the children come into school and there is a picture on the board. We ask the children to think of a sentence that they could write about the picture. They need to remember our 5 key things for a Fab 5 sentence;

  • capital letter
  • use our phonics
  • finger spaces
  • lovely handwriting
  • full stop

 

Take a look at our amazing writing...

Ocean Creatures

 

We had a visit from Matt who looks after fish and other creatures from the ocean. He talked to us about the different fish, where they live and what they eat. We were so brave and held different starfish including a chocolate chip, red, green brittle and a baked bean starfish! We also saw Mrs Pentith’s favourite fish; a puffer fish. One of our favourite things was a baby shark growing in a mermaids purse. Some of us even overcame our fears by holding slimy sea slugs. Why not have a look at our pictures...

Design and Technology Day

 

We couldn't believe it when we received a letter in a bottle from Moana asking us to build a boat so she could sail to find Maui! We were so excited, we set to work straight away. We researched boats using books and the internet and split up into groups to draw out our designs. Then we set to work making a boat using the materials we had been sent. We came up with some brilliant ideas and created 4 amazing boats. We then had a great time testing the boats in the water to see if they could float, move and carry Moana. We found that the boat built of wood was the best. Have a look at the amazing work we did!...

Where in the World?

 

We were so excited to receive emails and messages from Miss Keaveny (the nursery teacher who taught many of the children last year) who is travelling round America! We spoke to her via Skype and heard all about the place where she was staying at the time- New Orleans!

We realised that Tiana from 'Princess and the Frog' is also from New Orleans in America so we watched a few clips and decided to learn about New Orleans from the internet, books, photos etc. We particularly loved tasting beignets and gumbo and listening to jazz music.

As the children were so enthusiastic we decided to learn about some other places through Disney characters from different parts of the world e.g. Belle (Beauty and the Beast) who lives in France and Moana who lives near Hawaii in the Polynesian islands.

We also talked lots about where we live and looked at a world map to discover where in the world these places were found.

Have a look at some photos of what we have been doing...

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How could we save Olaf?

We couldn't believe it today when we found out that Elsa had accidentally frozen Olaf in a block of ice! We all had some exciting discussions to work out how to solve this problem and thought hard about how to melt the ice to release him.

We came up with lots of different ideas and tried them all out to see which methods worked the best. We used a hot water bottle, a hot drink and a hair dryer to warm him up until finally the hot drink melted the ice and released Olaf! Have a look at what we got up to...

The Bear

We had such a fantastic time on our school trip to Waterside Arts Centre in Sale. The Bear by Raymond Briggs was amazing! Take a look at some of the pictures...

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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. 

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Becoming Germbusters!

 

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! 

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Dental Playbox visit

 

We had a fantastic visit from Dental Playbox. We learnt lots about our teeth and how to look after them. We had the opportunity to take part in lots of activities such as dressing up as dentists, sorting good and bad food for our teeth and cleaning fluffy animals' 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

-Making skeletons

-Discussing ourselves, 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 Emperor Zurg!

 

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