We’ve had a busy week this week. We’ve been to the Forest school and had a story. There was pan-cake day. We have been looking at different fruits. It was World Book Day dress up day and we’ve had three birthdays this week!
The children were introduced to a graphic score in the music area and here is a video of it being used by one of our students.
There were lots of great costumes today for world book day. It was good to see such a variety and some well thought out ideas. Even Ms Andrews, Miss Jones and Mrs Parton got in on the act dressing up as the three little pigs. We had a parade in the classroom so everyone could show off their costumes. Well done everybody.
On Thursday we celebrated World book day by dressing up as our favourite book character. We had a character parade, took part in helicopter stories and because Ms Andrews, Mrs Parton and Miss Jones were dressed up as the characters from the Cat in the Hat we also participated in activities related to this book.
The children have spent the rest of the week learning about fruit. They have been learning the different types of fruits we can eat, they have been learning about where these fruits grow and why fruit is good for us. They have been busy writing about their favourite fruits.
They have also been weighing fruit, adding and subtracting with fruit as well as making fruit salads with play dough.
The children have really enjoyed being an Imagindocus in our market stall.
And they have made some very creative fruit salad bowls at the workshop table.
We have ended the week with the Mickey Mouse group going to Sainsbury’s. They went to Sainsbury’s in the school minibus, they selected the ingredients for their fruit salads, they scanned the food and paid at the self-checkout, and they came back to school on the Number 49 bus.
Back in the classroom the children enjoyed making their fruit salads but they enjoyed eating it even more!
We have had lots of fun in Reception this week celebrating Chinese New Year. The children have learnt all about how Chinese people prepare for Chinese New Year, how they celebrate Chinese New Year and why they celebrate. The children have loved the Chinese Zodiac story and they thought it was very funny that they were born in the year of the Rabbit or the year of the Dragon. The children have also learnt that this year it is the year of the Rooster. They have tried very hard to draw roosters!
The children have also enjoyed painting dragon masks. They have concentrated very well as they have selected their colours carefully and they have tried to stay within the lines.
The children have sequenced numbers to 10 and 20 to build a dragon picture using the Duplo Lego bricks, they have threaded numbers to 10 and 20 using coloured beads and they have sequenced numbers on the computers. They have also learnt to add numbers this week.
The children have also worked extremely hard making paper chain Chinese dragons. It was very tricky but the children worked independently and showed great perseverance.
This week the children have been fascinated by Chinese writing and they soon discovered that it was very difficult to write in Chinese! They did try to write the word rooster, the numbers 1-10 and Happy New Year in their own Chinese New Year cards.
The children have enjoyed following Chinese traditions this week and they prepared our Home Corner for Chinese New Year. They have swept and polished our Home Corner thoroughly!
The children have also put money in red Hong Bows, they have played with Chinese food and plates in the sand and made their name out of magnetic letters (once they had found them in the rice and picked them out using chopsticks!)
The children have also tried to eat tradition Chinese food such as prawn crackers, egg noodles and sweet and sour sauce using chopsticks. The children really enjoyed this activity!
The children looked lovely today dressed up as different characters from their favourite books. They all looked fantastic but a special mention has to go to Kerris as she made her costume from scratch (with the help from her Mum and Dad) and she won a special prize from Mrs Butterworth! Well done!
We had lots of fun searching for information about stick insects and plants for our pages in the School Book. Ruby was very brave and held one of our biggest stick insects. It didn’t want to sit still!! It tried to run up Ruby’s arm!!
Look what we are trying to hatch now!! Watch this space to see what happens next!!