Reception went on a minibeast hunt outside to see what we could find. We looked in all sorts of places including under the logs, under flowerpots, in the grass and in the tyres. We were surprised about how many different minibeasts we found. We even found baby crickets in the nature garden!
This term reception has been learning about different animals. We went on a trip to the farm and took part in all sorts of fun activities. We stroked guinea pigs and rabbits and watched a goat being milked. We also went on a bumpy tractor ride around the farm and went to visit some of the bigger animals in the barn. We loved seeing the baby lambs that had just been born!
We were lucky enough to watch the eggs hatch. We learnt all about how to care for the chicks and handled them very carefully.
This term we have been learning about the changes that take place in spring. We went on a spring walk around the school and found lots of interesting things that are growing. The children painted some beautiful pictures of some of the plants they saw. We have also been growing plants. The bean plants have grown so tall!
Teddy Bear's Picnic
The Reception children had a very fun time at the teddy bear's picnic. They all brought a teddy bear in from home to come and join us. Before the picnic we read instructions and made jam sandwiches. The children and teddy bears thought they were very tasty.
We danced and played some party games after we ate our food. The attendance bear joined us too!
Post Box Trip
The Reception children have written a letter to Santa! We walked to the post office to post our letters. Some children were lucky enough to see the postman who was posting letters to the houses nearby.
Reception were lucky enough to have some creepy crawly visitors. Each class visited 'Zoo Lab' where the children were told some spooky stories from a witch. She brought some interesting visitors; a rat, a millipede, a cockroach, a snake and a giant african land snail.
The children in Reception have had a busy and exciting first term at school. All the children went on an autumn walk to the local park. They looked for signs of autumn and collected some beautiful autumn leaves.
Heavier and lighter baking
The children have also been baking cakes and have used balance scales to weigh the ingredients. They are beginning to use comparative language such as ‘heavier’ and ‘lighter’ to describe the ingredients and the balance scales.
Reception started the year with the topic 'Africa' where each class learnt more about their class animal. We had a visit from 'Earth Song' where we explored musical instruments from Africa. The children particularly enjoyed the drums!