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Farm to Fork Topic
This term we have enjoyed learning about plants and animals. We have turned our classroom role play into a shop and practiced buying things and giving change using our 'money'. We visited Morrisons to see what things we can buy in local shops. We have planted beans, sunflowers and cress and taken care of them, remembering to place them in the sunshine and carefully water them. We have learnt where our food comes from and where different fruits and vegetables grow. We finished our topic with a trip to Jimmy's Farm - it was amazing! We had a tour around all of the farm and saw lots of different animals. We took turns to feed the ponies, donkeys, goats and pigs. We also held guinea pigs! We spotted lots of beautiful butterflies in the Butterfly House and then in the afternoon had an amazing time in the forest building dens, making 'campfires' and natural artwork! At lunchtime we even had the chance to have a quick go on the bouncy pillow and play area!
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Fly Me to the Moon!
This term our learning will be based on geographical, historical & scientific aspects of ‘Space’. We will learn about the planets, our solar system and man’s discoveries beyond the Earth.
It's been an exciting week with the start of our new topic 'Fly me to the moon!' The week began with what appeared to be a mysterious crash site in the wildlife area. We wondered what could have caused the hole left behind and where all the strange objects had come from!
Spring Term 2
This half term we are excited to be learning about the job of an author. We will be focusing on 'Amazing Authors' Julia Donaldson, Rod Campbell, Nick Butterworth and Chris Wormell before becoming authors ourselves!
Thursday 23rd March 2017
Today we were lucky enough to have a visit from Nick Butterworth! We listened to him read some of his stories, QPootle and Percy the Park Keeper. Nick is also an amazing artist as well as an author, we enjoyed watching him draw some of the characters from his stories.
Tuesday 14th March 2017
Today we had a visit from author and illustrator Chris Wormell. We enjoyed listening to him read two of his stories and then we helped create a new animal. We decided to have a mouse head, giraffe neck, cat body, hippo and elephant legs, cheetah tail and robin bird wings! We thoroughly enjoyed Chris's visit!
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year. We are now in the Spring Term and look forward to sharing our learning with you throughout the term.
Our first topic is 'Rain Rain Go Away'. We will be using The Little Raindrop story by Joanna Gray to lead our learning. We look forward to learning about different types of weather and the best material to create a waterproof coat and wellies.
Monday 14th November
Today we received a postcard from Amar, as she had returned to India. The postcard had a photo of a busy Indian city road on the front of it. We talked about how is different to our roads. India has more cars on the roads and so they can be busier. We then used the idea of more and less to lead our learning in maths this week.
Tuesday 8th November
We had a visit today from Amar our 'friend' from India! We had the opportunity to ask her some questions. Here are just some of the questions we wanted to ask...
Autumn Term 2
Wow I cannot believe we are already into our second half term! Thank you for supporting your child's learning at home by listening to your child read, sharing stories and completing homework. Please keep sharing your child's learning at home via Tapestry. It is lovely to see all the different things they have been getting up to over the half term holiday.
This half term our topic focus is India! We had a very exciting delivery brought to us in our first assembly back after the half term break. Two very special cases were delivered and inside were lots of things that had come all the way from India! The children loved looking at them with Mrs Head and guessing what they could be for. We discovered everything was ready to celebrate a wedding but they didn't have anywhere to get married so Mrs Head said we could have the wedding at school! The date has been set for the 8th December so we will be busy learning all about the different traditions, food, decorations and clothes we might need to make and take!
Keep checking back for photos of our learning this half term. Don't forget to log into your Tapestry account to view your child's learning! If you have any questions about your child's learning, please do come and speak to me after school or arrange a meeting with me via the School Office.
Autumn Term 1
This half term our Topic is 'Brilliant Brains'. We will use the story of Harry and the Robots as the starting point of our learning. Sadly Harry's robot is broken so we need to help Harry and create a new robot! To do this we will need to learn all about our different body parts and our senses. We will be learning how to keep healthy by tasting different healthy foods! In our maths activities we will be learning to count and recognise numbers to 10 and then 20. We will be creating and designing robots, thinking of the patterns that we would like to decorate them with. We will also learn how to programme a robot and give them directions! Keep checking back for photos of our learning, don't forget you can also see what we have been learning by logging into Tapestry, our online learning journal.
A big welcome from all the adults in reception.
This year the adults working in RZC are Miss Cross as the class teacher and Mr Simpson as the class TA. In RAC Miss Clarke is the class teacher and Miss Bartlett is the class TA. In RDF Mrs Faulkner and Mrs Death are the class teachers with Miss Grover as the class TA.
The children will have access to the outside learning environment everyday as well as inside their own classrooms. So they will be working with all the adults in reception on a regular basis.
Take a look at the photos to see what our fantastic new outdoor learning environment in reception looks like.
Please keep checking back to see what we are learning throughout the school year.
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