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Our Teen and Toddler Project
Happy New Year!
We have made a great start in Reception to the new year and the start of our new topic. This week we have been learning about all the different people who help us. We were focusing on police and role playing different scenarios that police might help people with. Here are some of us role playing a police officer arresting robbers who stole money.
What a way to finish 2019!
Father Christmas came to visit
Physical Development at Family Friday
Our families found out about how we get taught in our PE sessions in today's Family Friday. Mr Mason showed our families that we have been working on our balancing skills and all our gross motor skills. He encouraged our families to help us take risks by jumping of the equipment and performing tricky balances.
In the classroom our families had the opportunity to work on our fine motor skills with us. We love it when our little brothers and sisters learn alongside us.
We have been working on our fine motor skills
Our Teen and Toddler group helped us develop our cycling skills
Making our Monsters
We were making monsters today that had 8 features. The number 8 is the number we have been thinking about this week. We added eyes and horns and mouths to make the number bond to 8. We are really good at talking about numbers and about what we notice, sometimes we even surprise our teachers with the comments we make!
Sharing our reading at Family Friday
We had a visit from Falconry UK
Practicing our balancing skills
Number day at Family Friday
Who would be the winner?
Shopping for our 'So Much' party
Look at our 'So Much' party!
At Family Friday today our parents and carers looked at our special books and filled in some star moments with us. We have lots of significant moments in our learning that happen at home so our parents can fill in a star moment to capture this, it helps our teachers assess our learning and is a great way for our parents and carers to contribute to our special books.
Cooking for our Family
We are all developing our balance on our bikes.
Over the last few weeks we have been learning to ride bikes without stabilisers. We are learning how to balance on them first, then how to hold onto the handle bars, and finally how to ride them. Here are two of us that are riding a bike on our own for the first time. It has been a great learning experience!
We are builders!
We enjoyed using the big blocks to make a castle for a Giant. We used tools to role play being builders and have been stacking the blocks to make walls. When they have fallen we have been Solvatops and tried different techniques to make the walls stronger.
'Bike it!' project in Red class
We are growing in confidence!
This week we have continued settling in and getting used to our new routines. We have spent a lot of time exploring the activities left for us like making music with our friends and playing in the water tray. We are looking forward to seeing what fun activities we get to try next week!
Our First Week Back
Well done Reception!
Our Final Family Friday
As part of our space themed term we had a visit from the planetarium. We all went along to our school hall where we found a huge inflated dome! We were so excited when we were lead into the dome to start our interactive session. The technology inside the dome allowed us to see images in 360 degrees, which meant the whole of the inside of the dome became filled with incredible images and videos. We saw rockets, planets and shooting stars moving all around us!
Old MacDonald's Farm
We all had so much fun on our end of year visit to Old McDonald's farm. There were lots of different animals at the farm; including meerkats, pigs, wallabies, rabbits, ponies, cows and many more. We were lucky enough to get the opportunity to get hands on and meet some of the animals face to face like the Shetland pony. Did you know the Shetland pony is the smallest horse breed? They have short legs and a shaggy coat, we loved getting to stroke them. We spent time exploring the farm and seeing all the other animals and especially enjoyed eating our picnic lunch!
Manor Park Library Visit
We were all very excited to go to the library, as many of us had our own library cards and some had never been before. When we arrived we were treated to a funny story called ‘Funny Bones’ which we all enjoyed very much (even the parents!). Then we had an opportunity to see and read a range of books the library had available for children, before we were able to choose and take a book home using our own library cards. We all had a fantastic time!
As part of our topic on plants and minibeasts we all set off for an exciting adventure to Wanstead flats on a marvellous minibeast hunt! We looked for creepy crawlies under logs and stones and we spotted insects in the air. We became nature detectives on our quest to find out about different habitats and the insects that lived in them. You could be become a Nature Detective! Next time you go to the woods or play in your garden, try and find some minibeasts. Where do they like to hide? How many did you discover?
We had special family members in today to celebrate Mother's Day.
Our Families came in today, for a fun mathematics filled Family Friday. We love sharing our learning!
World Book Day March 2019
We found the Gruffalo!
We went to the forest to meet the special characters from one of our favourite stories, The Gruffalo. We were able to explore the forest to find the different characters in their different hiding places. We carried out lots of fun activities while we were there such as; making stick houses for the mouse using sticks that we found, hiding under the fallen leaves pretending to be hibernating hedgehogs and playing hide and seek with our friends. This was definitely a visit we will never forget!