- Finding Shapes Around Us
- Settling in at Big School
- Searching for Minibeasts in Horton Kirby
- Preparing for Chinese New Year
- People who help us
- Reception Autumn walk to Beckenham Place Park
- Diwali 2016
- Starting School
- Happy Birthday to Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II
- Horton Kirby
Reception have been getting ready for Chinese New Year. The children practised their finger motor skills by using chopsticks and tweezers to pick up rice as well as making paper lanterns. They have also been drawing Chinese zodiac animals and copying Chinese Characters.
People who help us has been a very interesting topic. The children have enjoyed finding out about people in the community, who help us as well as learning the names of the adults in the school. The role play area (a school) has proved very popular!
Last week saw the Queen turn a nifty 90 years old. To celebrate reception class work hard as team to create some bedazzling crown jewels. The children drew, painted and glittered a crown, orb and scepter. The children cannot wait for these to go up on the display board in the corridor.
The children also learnt and wrote lots of interesting facts about the Queen such as she has 4 corgis, 9 thrones and 10 crowns.
January 27th was a particularly wet day but this did not dampen the spirits of a very excited reception class who went on their first trip to Horton Kirby. The children looked at seasonal change, made their own clay hedgehog and built homes for country critters out of leaves and sticks. The children were particularly fascinated by the stuffed animals. Fun was had by all!
This term the reception class have opened their doors to their parents every Wednesday morning. Parents have been invited to come and share a book or listen to their child read. It has been a huge success and each week a number of parents attend. The children really are enjoying the experience whilst getting extra reading practice.
The children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 have been spending time in their house groups. They have been taking part in arts and crafts activities with their peers, this has given them a wonderful opportunity to spend time with each other and bond.
Over the past month the houses have met once a week and have made Christmas trees, snow globes, ice skates and Advent wreaths.