Reception Mae Jemison & Jane Goodall
Welcome to Reception!
As part of Children's Mental Health week, we had a visit from The Yogi Group. We all spent time learning to be calm through different breathing techniques, yoga moves and positive affirmations. We all listened brilliantly, well done children!
We were very lucky to have a visit from Christopher's mummy who told us lots about Chinese New Year. After her visit, we decided to have our own China Day so we got in our planes and 'flew' to China! We found China on a map, compared the Chinese flag to the Union Jack, tasted some Chinese food, made some dragons and even learnt how to say hello in Chinese! We also celebrated Chinese New Year by doing our own dragon dance.
Journey to Space!
As part of learning about different types of transport, we looked at the artist Peter Thorpe. He was famous for his rocket and space paintings. We used his paintings as inspiration for our own rocket pictures. We used marker pens to explore drawing different space rockets and then used chalk pastels to copy our designs. Finally, we used different painting tools to print the finishing touches to our work. Our pictures look fantastic!
As part of our topic 'ticket to ride', we have been reading 'Naughty Bus'. The children worked together to draw maps of his journey and then they created their own 'naughty buses'! They took them on a journey inside and outside. All the buses travelled to a destination, which the children used to say and write a sentence. We all practised using the correct positional word and spoke in full sentences. Can you use the photos to say where the buses went?
Christmas Party Day!
Boogie Woogie Nativity!
Our first Nativity was fantastic - we spoke with loud voices and sang beautifully!
We have loved being scientists and learning all about shadows! We found out that there has to be light to make a shadow and shadows are made when the light goes around an object. We investigated which objects make the best shadows and we used the words 'opaque' and 'translucent'. We noticed lots of shadows outside on a sunny day and had lots of fun drawing round them!
Our Trip to Little Lancashire Village!
Our first welly walk!
Our first welly walk was an Autumn walk! We listened to the story 'Leaf Man' and talked about what happens in Autumn. We then put on our wellies to go and search for Autumn objects, especially leaves! We were very excited because our buddies from Year 5 came with us too. They helped us search for Autumn objects to take back to the classroom. When we had finished, we went back to the classroom and used what we had collected to make pictures.
We had a fantastic first 'travelling Tuesday! We boarded the 'plane', found our seats, put on our seat belts and flew across the English Channel with our pilots Mrs Harrison and Mrs Wadley! They 'flew' us all the way to France! We found France on a map and learned that the capital city is Paris. Some of us have been to Paris! We looked at the shapes and colours on the flag and even watched a video about The Eiffel Tower. We had fun painting flags, creating The Eiffel Tower, learning french words and eating pain au chocolat!
Where will we travel to next time?