This week Reception parents have been into school for our stay, play and chat sessions. The children have been very excited about Mummies and Daddies coming into school and the children have loved working with their parents.
Everybody really enjoyed completing the MashCam activity on the laptops. It was fun inserting our photos into the astronaut’s space suits and then writing about our mission to Space.
A big thank you to everybody who supported our stay, play and chat sessions.
This week the children have also shown how much progress they have made with their writing. They are now using all of the phonics that they have been taught and they are able to write some lovely sentences about the different things that they have made as well as being able to write some wonderful text messages to Bob, our Man on the Moon.
The children’s favourite activity this week has been the space station role play and dressing up in the astronaut costumes. The children have really enjoyed this imaginative play, taking on the role of an astronaut and they are becoming experts at space walking!
The children definitely had to be a stickosaurus when tackling the split pin astronaut challenge as it was difficult to cut out the astronaut carefully with good control. It was also tricky to make the holes and join the limbs on to the body using the split pins.
Back in the classroom the children decided that they wanted to make rockets. Most of the children made rockets using our recyclable materials. These children chose their resources appropriately and they thought carefully about how they could add windows, doors and flames to their rockets.
Other children decided to make rockets using the Tap Tap. They used hammers and nails with good control and coordination. They had to persevere to make the tap tap shapes fit together properly to make a rocket shape.
Some children decided to make rockets using 2D shapes. Again this activity required the children to persevere as it was quite tricky to make the rocket shapes.
The children thoroughly enjoyed their visit to the planetarium. They learnt all about how the big bear constellation appeared in the sky, as well as more facts about each of the planets in our solar system. It was truly a magical experience and all the children couldn’t stop talking about it in class afterwards.
The children are loving our topic on Space. They began our topic by learning all about the planets. The children sung songs to learn facts about each planet and they collaged and painted the planets, choosing their own resources and selecting colours for effect.
The children have also learnt about the constellations in the night sky. They have studied common constellations such as the big bear as well as trying to make up their own constellations using sequins.
As part of our Safer Internet Week, the children in Reception have listened to the story ‘Digiduck’s Big Decision.’ This is a story about being a good friend to others on the internet, and thinking about your friends&’ feelings online. The children discussed how they use the internet both at home and at school and they talked about how they can keep themselves and their friends safe online.
The Swans have had lots of fun today in our phonic workshop. The children really enjoyed playing games with their parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles. They played games such as Obb and Bob, Hangman, our phonics snakes and ladders game and our tricky word dice game as well as matching pictures and words, writing sentences and learning how to access Bug Club. It was a very busy and productive morning. Everybody enjoyed working and learning together. A big thank you to everybody who attended the workshop. You made it such a wonderful experience for the children.