Nursery and Reception children joined together on Wednesday morning for fun-filled activities in the main school playground. The children had a chance to try out some new sports activities together and to develop their skills. It was a wonderful morning. Year 5 joined the children and supported them around the activity trail. They did an excellent job. Thank you Year 5 and thank you to the many parents who came to enjoy this special event.
What a busy week we have had in Reception class. The children have been caring for our beautiful butterflies which emerged from their crystallises on Monday. The children watched the butterflies as they learned to use their wings and use their butterfly tongues to collect “nectar” from the flowers and fruit. The children carefully took the butterflies into the playground on Wednesday so that all the children in Key Stage 1 were able to come and see them.
Finally it was time to say goodbye. Some of the children felt sad, but they understood that butterflies are wild creatures and they should be free. Bye bye butterflies.
The Reception children had a wonderful visit to Eltham Environment Centre on Wednesday. The weather was marvellous and the children were very excited to go on their first coach trip together. At Eltham we searched for minibeasts – first we looked in the pond. They had great fun fishing around with their nets. They examined their catch carefully, before returning the little creatures back to the pond. They then found lots of creatures under logs and stones. In the afternoon the children had a walk past the beehives and learned about how the bees stick out their tongues to collect the nectar from the flowers and how they also collect pollen and spread it from flower to flower. We then went into the woods where they did a little art project using natural materials to make minibeasts. What a fabulous day they had in the sunshine! Click on the picture to make it bigger.
The children in Reception Class have discovered it takes a long time to grow flowers. On a cold day in November we planted our bulbs.
In March we started to notice the stems peeping above the surface of the soil.
When we arrived back from our Easter break, the flowers were in bloom. What a lovely surprise!
As part of our “Good News” topic, the children in Reception Class have been learning about the Post Office and how the postal service works. On Tuesday this week, we went off to the post box with our letters. Each child posted a letter home. It was a beautiful sunny day, so we took the long way back to school and enjoyed looking for trees with Spring blossom. What a lovely day for a walk!
At last the children are able to leave their coats, and even their jumpers, inside and enjoy the sunshine in our outdoor area. The children have been caring for our new flowers and planting our beans; they have been looking for tiny creatures who have wandered into our garden as well as having a wonderful time playing and making the most of the sunny weather. What a lovely start to the Summer term!
The Reception children are now in a good routine of reading on Wednesday mornings. Parents and carers are warmly invited to join us between 8.45 and 9.15am on Wednesdays to share a book with the children. Do come along when you are available.
This year our book topic for Book Day was Little Red Riding Hood and we had three little Red Riding Hoods. The children had fun learning the story and making their own story maps. We also learnt a song about the colour red.
In the afternoon we had a book quiz based on our favourite books in Reception. The children wrote their answers on their whiteboards. Their first ever quiz! Everybody did very well. Here are a few pictures of our day.
What a week we have had! So much snow! The children have had a marvellous time. At PE they discovered that it is more difficult to run in the snow. The children went out onto the grass and they built a snowman. The next day there was even more snow! It has been great fun. Here are a few photos.