Welcome to the Blue and Red class page!
We had a visit from Falconry UK
We were very brave today when we met Rocco the Pygmy Falcon and Bailey the White Faced Scops Owl. Their feathers were beautiful especially when the baby Eagle Owl stretched out his wings, he was very big for a baby! It was very exciting getting to hold the birds and see them so close.
Practicing our balance skills
We have been working on our physical development skills, jumping on and off objects and working on our landing. We have been doing lots of balancing along and on objects, all these activities help us to ride our bikes as our balance is really important as we learn to ride our bikes.
Number day at Family Friday
We showed our parents and carers how we learn to count at our Family Friday, they were great at supporting us and involving themselves in our learning.
We love it when our little brothers and sisters learn alongside us. They were really enjoying using the ten frames and counting to ten with us.
We really enjoy following our interests and our outdoor learning. We were racing cars down the ramp to see which one goes the furthest outside this week, we built our ramps and chose our cars. Then we used meter sticks to measure how far each car travelled to see who the winner was. The cars flew off the end of the pipe really fast and we enjoyed finding out which one had travelled the greatest distance.
Week beginning Monday 14th October
Shopping for our 'So Much' party
This week we are busy planning our 'So much' party in reception. We have been thinking about all different kinds of foods and decorations we might need at our party. We have been talking a lot about how important it is to have a healthy diet and exercise and how too much sugar is bad for us. When we planned the food for our party we also thought about what would be healthy. Today we all took our shopping bags and took the bus to the large Sainsbury's in Ilford to buy our shopping. It was very exciting carrying the shopping bags and searching for everything we needed, we had to make sure we ticked everything off our shopping list before we took the bus home. We now can't wait for our families to come in and enjoy the party with us on Thursday!
Look at our 'So Much' party!
Friday 11th October
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.
Our parents and carers get so involved in our learning, they even get their dinner served to them and extend our vocabulary while we serve them. The whole family was sat down for dinner!
Wednesday 2nd October
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 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.
Thank you to all our families that made today's Family Friday so enjoyable. Our parents found out why our school is reducing the sugar in our school dinners and what can happen if you eat too much sugar. Did you know a single can of 330ml soft drink can contain as much as 35g of sugar? We learn about the importance of a healthy diet in reception and not eating too much sugar. Some of us were baking from the Gruffalo cook book with our families, it has lots of healthier recipes that are not so high in sugar. We loved learning alongside our families and showing them around our classroom. We really liked getting to mix up the fruit and other ingredients for our Grufffalo crumble!
'Bike it!' project in Red class
What an amazing start we had in Reception to our new 'Bike it!' project. We met Jeremy who helped us with our helmets and showed us how to use the bikes. We learnt how to start to balance on our bikes and how it is important to wear a helmet to protect our heads. We did big hops where we took both feet off the floor at the same time to start to develop our balance and learnt to keep our fingers over the brake ready to stop. We were beginning to be able to find and push down on the pedal to glide and then stop. It was an exciting session and we were enjoying learning new skills.
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!
We are all settling into Reception well and enjoying our new classrooms and learning. We have enjoyed seeing our friends again and making new ones this week while getting to know our new teachers.
We celebrated in style today at our very special graduation. We have all graduated from Reception and in September we will begin a new journey in Year 1. This is a very important time for us and all our mums and dads came into school to share in this moment. They heard all the special things our teachers said about us and watched us celebrate our learning.
We all loved our last Family Friday of the year, and are so thankful to all our parents and carers who come into our school, to make the event as special as it is. This week it was really special and some of our parents got so involved they ended up having a hula hoop competition. It was so much fun!
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!
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!
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?
This week's Family Friday focused on physical development
We had so much fun this week playing games with our parents and our sports coach Mr Mason. We were developing our gross motor skills while we competed with our younger brothers and sisters, against our parents. It got very exciting, our parents really wanted to win!
Play along with the Alphablocks and have fun with the letters of the alphabet.
We had special family members in today to celebrate Mother's Day.
Friday 15th March
Our Families came in today, for a fun mathematics filled Family Friday. We love sharing our learning!
World Book Day March 2019
We had an exciting day of learning dressed as our favourite book characters. Some of us were superheroes and some of us were princesses. We spent the day sharing books and we even had members of our family come into class and read with us.
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!