Reception Gallery of Events 2018-19

Take a look at some of the fun things we have been doing in Reception.

Sports Day - June 2018

Ms Duncan’s class dressed in red for Tunisia. We had a fantastic morning. These are the pictures of the mini hurdles. Everyone tried their best. The last hurdle was the trickiest as it was the biggest!  Mrs Morgan's class dressed in red, black and yellow for their world cup team Belgium.

Science Week - Investigating Kites and Boats - June 2018

Our science investigation was to make kites from different types of materials to see which flew best. In groups, we made our kites from card, ordinary writing/drawing paper or tracing paper. Using string or wool and Sellotape, we drew out own design and then flew them. 
We all decided that the card was too heavy. The tracing paper was a bit too thin and the ordinary paper was the best. 
Some children talked about what changes they would make to improve their kite further, if they were to make it again. Some of these suggestions included: 
- make my kite bigger 
- use longer or shorter string 
- use waterproof paper (one kite landed in the water tray and got a bit soggy!) 
-use rainbow paper (more of a design improvement) 
So lots of fun was had by all and some early science learnt too. Great investigating, everyone!

Mrs Morgan's Class science investigations were to make boats from different types of materials to see if they would float. We first planned our boat individually, then we used a variety of material to make our boats using our own ideas.

Some children talked about what changes they would make to improve their boat further, if they were to make it again. Some of these suggestions included: 
- make my boat bigger 
- put our corks in different places
- use waterproof paper 
- add a flag 
So lots of fun was had by all and some early science learnt too. Great investigating, everyone!

Visit to the Sealife Centre at the Trafford Centre - June 2018

Farm Visit - April 2018

The nursery had a visit from the farm today and Reception were very lucky to be able to sneak a quick visit in. The children were all very brave and were excited to stroke all the animals and asked questions and talked about the animals to the farmers. The children learnt about the different names for goats, baby goats they were amazed to find out are called kids, the mum is called Nan and the dad Billy. They were able to answer what a baby cow is called and learnt about different types of pigs and sheep. The children liked the hens the most and got to stroke all the animals if they promised to wash their hands afterwards. 

Dinosaurs Week - April 2018

Wow! This morning we arrived at school to find that dinosaur eggs and books had been left for us. There was also dinosaur footprints! We had a good look at the eggs and the footprints and our class decided that the eggs were definitely from a T-Rex and are hoping they hatch in class! I am hoping this isn’t the case but we will have to see by Friday.

This is the last week of dinosaurs and the children have very munched enjoyed this topic. Weather permitting we will start to talk about Spring next week and the baby chicks as well as the Easter story in preparation for Holy Week.

Dinosaurs Bone from the Museum - April 2018

On Monday we received a special delivery marked urgent. It was very exciting opening the parcel. A letter came with it explain what it was. We are learning about dinosaurs and The City Museum has asked us if we can help them with this bone that has been sent to them.

We decided to weigh and measure it.

So we will write back to hem with some ideas of how they can find out which dinosaur this bone might be from. I hope they write back to us! 
We decided that it might be a leg bone from a T-Rex

We all love dinosaurs, they are so exciting! 
A massive thank you to all the parents who have helped make model dinosaurs - they look fantastic!

Dinosaurs Week - April 2018

Wow! This morning we arrived at school to find that dinosaur eggs and books had been left for us. There was also dinosaur footprints! We had a good look at the eggs and the footprints and our class decided that the eggs were definitely from a T-Rex and are hoping they hatch in class! I am hoping this isn’t the case but we will have to see by Friday.

 

Dino bone from the Museum

On Monday we received a special delivery marked urgent. It was very exciting opening the parcel. A letter came with it explain what it was. We are learning about dinosaurs and The City Museum has asked us if we can help them with this bone that has been sent to them.

We decided to weigh and measure it.

So we will write back to hem with some ideas of how they can find out which dinosaur this bone might be from. I hope they write back to us! 
We decided that it might be a leg bone from a T-Rex

We all love dinosaurs, they are so exciting! 
A massive thank you to all the parents who have helped make model dinosaurs - they look fantastic!

This is the last week of dinosaurs and the children have very munched enjoyed this topic. Weather permitting we will start to talk about Spring next week and the baby chicks as well as the Easter story in preparation for Holy Week.

Easter Bonnets - March 2018

The children have enjoyed showcasing their fantastic Easter Bonnet today in school and taking part in the Easter Bonnet parade. The have learnt all about the Easter story and the true meaning of Easter.  Everyone looked amazing in their Easter Bonnets! 
A massive thank you to all the mums, dads and anyone else who helped to make them. 
We had an assembly to show everyone. 
It was lots of fun!

Easter Egg Hunt - March 2018

Today has been an exciting day in Reception. A morning filled with real chicks and an afternoon Easter egg hunt. The children made their own bunny bags for the Easter Egg Hunt and answered math’s problems on adding, subtracting, doubling and halving to find all the eggs and Easter treats.

The children have had a fantastic day and were excited to take home their Easter treat from Reception. Tomorrow we will be taking part in the Easter Bonnet parade.

 

The Chicks have Hatched - April 2018

The children were very excited this morning to hear that 3 chicks had hatched and where ready to go in the brooder box. We looked at the chicks new home and let them have a play on the carpet before everyone got to have a chick cuddle. The children all handled the chicks with care and remembered to wash their hands after holding the chicks so gently.

Blubber Challenge - March 2018

Fun in the Snow! - February 2018

Chinese New Year - February 2018

The Chinese calendar is based on the movements of the moon and is linked to the Chinese zodiac. This year is the Year of the Dog.  Babies born in the current Year of the Dog, as well as those born in 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, all share the Dog as their zodiac sign.  

Traditional belief says that those born under the Dog are considered to be loyal, honest and kind to others.

The 12 Chinese zodiac signs are: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig.

Reception Christmas Art and Crafts Afternoon - December 2017

We all had a fabulous time, the adults enjoyed it as much as the children. There were lots of fun Christmas themed activities to do including:

making a reindeer hat

making a giant Christmas bauble

decorating a gingerbread reindeer

painting a Christmas tree splatter silhouette

and loads more.

Parents and grandparents joined in the fun and with Christmas songs playing in the background, it was a lovely afternoon.

More Christmas Crafts - December 2017

More photos of our arts and craft afternoon...

Posting our Christmas Letters - December 2017

We all walked to the postbox to post our Christmas Letters.

A visit from some animal friends - December 2017

We had a visit from an Owl called Luna and two tarantulas.

Fairytale Dress Up Day and Music Lesson - October 2017

We all dressed as our favourite fairytale character and also had a music lesson.

Parent's Reading Morning - September 2017

We had a great time sharing our reading books with our parents.