Art Lessons: Texture - May 2023
In Art this half term, Reception have been learning about textures. They have explored the feeling of materials and learnt how to paint on top of different textures and make a texture collage. They combined all of these skills and made their own shield. They were very proud of their work and were excited to take it home.
Maths Lesson: Taking Away - May 2023
In Maths, Reception have been learning to take away numbers. They have used counters and have had a go at using a written method to help them too. They have also began spatial reasoning and have explored the composition of shapes. They have learnt to orientate and rotate shapes to fit an outline and how to compose shapes out of smaller ones. They have been very bust Mathematicians!
Spring Topic - April 2023
This half term, Reception have been learning about the season of Spring. They learnt that during Spring the weather gets warmer, plants begin to grow and flower and animals are born. We welcomed the chicks into our classroom and watched them hatch and grow. It was a lovely experience looking after them, feeding them and stroking them.
Chinese New Year - January 2023
This week, Reception have learnt about the festival of Chinese New Year. They learnt about the story of the animal race and how the festival is celebrated. They took part in lots of activities from making shakers and lanterns to having a go at Chinese writing and mark making. It was a lovely week of learning!
Day of the Dead - October 2022
Traditional Tales - October 2022
This half term, Reception's topic has been Traditional Tales. They learnt about 'The Three Little Pigs' and 'The Gingerbread Man' in detail and read lots of other stories too. To celebrate the end of the topic the children took part in a Traditional Tales Ball. They all came to school dressed as their favourite character and participated in lots of activities. They enjoyed planting seeds for Jack and the Beanstalk, building houses that could not be blown down by the wolf and experimenting to understand why the gingerbread man could not cross the river. It was a fabulous day!