A super busy Thursday for Reception! We will all sleep tonight
We had a spooky PE lesson training to be witches and practicing our leaping! We then did the first part of our thriller dance, we listened to the beat and tried some spooky movements...I'm sure the children would love to show you at home if you have the music!
We have had a lovely few days celebrating Halloween. We have been reading the story of 'Room on the Broom.' We made our own special spell by putting rhyming words into the cauldron...and out came a bag of rainbow drops! We are having fun drawing pictures to re-tell the story and trying really hard to label them such as 'dog' 'cat' 'hat.'
We had fun learning about capacity in a green witches brew and funny shaped containers. We tested our guesses by measuring each time. Some children measured capacity in the sand area, our snack area and with the play dough. We are getting very good at using language linked to this such as 'thinner, wider, taller, shorter, most, least,' We also learned that even if a container is taller, it doesn't necessarily hold more water.
Thank you so much for sending in homework via the 2simple system. The children talked to the class about their '7 day challenge' and used the photo's you had sent to help them remember key things. We loved sharing them in class...keep the observations coming please
Take a look at the wonderful maps we drew, inspired by the story of Goldilocks. We thought about reasons why the bears took so long to get back...maybe they got lost! How could we help them? A map!
Welcome to Reception!
Hi everyone, our time in Reception is so much fun! This page is to share photographs and information to reflect our love of learning. I will update it each week and add additional information about upcoming events.
Super class rainbow Party!
Thank you to our fabulous parents for the food contributions, we have made up goodie bags as we had lots of leftovers! We had a great time dancing and singing!
Nurse Visit- 13.7.16
We had a special visit from Nurse Katie to find out how to keep ourselves healthy. She brought a team of student nurses who talked to the children about the equipment they use and what it is for. The children had a fabulous time and showed off their best Gilded Hollins behaviour!
India week was amazing!
The children really enjoyed taking part in drumming, Indian dancing, special art and modelling with clay. We also learned about Indian Food and designed our own menus.
What a busy June we had! We finished off our theme of growing by looking after 6 Caterpillars that the Stickman sent us. They turned into beautiful Butterflies and we released them at Pennington Flash. We celebrated the Queens 90th birthday by having a traditional tea party in the hall with scones and sandwiches, it was great fun! We visited Underwater Street in Liverpool and tried and tested lots of gadgets. We took part in a Science show and made lots of things to take home.
After half term we started a new theme 'What is it like to be a hero?' We have talked about the hero's in our life and who we admire. We have met Lucy the fire dog who sniffs out the cause of a fire and also had a great visit to the Fire Station where we looked at the engines up close and found out what kind of jobs Firemen go to. PC Bradbury came in to see us last week to show us the type of things that Police Officers use.
18.5.16- Here is a slideshow of our current learning.... as you can see we have been really busy!
We have been growing Sunflowers and Ladybird Poppies. You will never believe the size of our Potatoes, have a look at Tabitha observing them in the photo. We have enjoyed learning about how a remote control car works and using our motor skills to steer it around the cone. We have looked at time this week and the children are really getting the hang of when it is dinner time and home time on our big clock! They made some fantastic watches with split pins to make the hour and minute hand move. Today we played Scientists and the children made lots of predictions about changing the colour of cream Carnations!...Watch this space!
The last two weeks have been fun! Our 'Race to Rio' has started and children are enjoying reading at home to move their aeroplane. Children who had reached 100 air miles received a badge on Friday, lots of other children are well on their way to their badge this week. Laken made it on to our family tree for having 'self belief' this week in order to achieve his next steps- Well done Laken! Amelia showed off her medal for running 2K with her Grandad for charity...without stopping! We are all very proud of her. The children took part on some sports day practise, they were all great team players. We have used our IPADS to look at Minibeasts in detail, the children had lots to say and it inspired some descriptive writing. There have been lots of great examples of self initiated play happening this week- please see our slideshow. The children made an actual train on tracks outdoors, they covered every single area of learning and were well and truly motivated- especially when they were given real money to spend! We looked at capacity last which inspired us to fit all sorts of objects of every shape and size into boxes, buckets and jugs from around the room (even sand in socks!) The Stickman sent us a special gift from the forest...5 live caterpillars. We are currently feeding them up so they can get comfy in their cocoons and become beautiful butterflies. Stickman requested that we release them in Pennington Flash, watch this space!