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Miss Clarke

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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Walk to Morrisons - 6th July 2017

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

Planetarium - 25th April 2017

Today we took a trip into space! We had a mobile planetarium in school and visited the different stars in the night sky and the planets in our solar system. It was a truly exciting and inspiring experience for the children and provided a very exciting start to our 'Fly me to the moon' topic. 

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! 

Alien and Scientist Dress-up Day - 21st April 2017!

Alien and Scientist Dress-up Day - 21st April 2017! 1

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!

Trip to the Library - Thursday 30th March 2017

We walked to our local library on Sherrington Road, Broomhill Library. We enjoyed listening to the librarian read one of our favourite stories- The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson. She was very impressed with how we knew the story off by heart! We enjoyed exploring the library looking for characters from the story and taking part in other activities! The librarian was impressed with our behaviour and said we were a pleasure to have in the library, well done everyone I am very proud of you!

Red Nose Day - 24th March 2017 - Wear Something Silly!

Red Nose Day - 24th March 2017 - Wear Something Silly! 1

Visit from Nick Butterworth!

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.

Visit from Chris Wormell

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!

World Book Day - 2nd March 2017

Chinese New Year

We have enjoyed celebrating Chinese New Year, here are just some photographs of what we have been up to!

Rain Rain Go Away

Welcome back!

 

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.

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Today we enjoyed celebrating the end of our topic! We came to school dressed in bright colours and then went to the hall for an assembly. We found it had been decorated and turned into a beautiful wedding venue! We listened to Mrs Head explain what happens in an Indian wedding where some children were chosen to act as the bride and groom! We then went to the reception classrooms to take part in carousel activities. We tasted Indian food that we helped to make last week, took part in Indian tuk-tuk races outside and had the opportunity to have a small Mehndi pattern on our hand. We also had the opportunity to explore the wedding hall and took part in dancing! We thoroughly enjoyed our day! 

Bhangra Dancing - Thursday 1st December

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After practising the dance routine, we put our actions to music!

Bhangra Dancing

The children absolutely loved taking part in a Bhangra Dance workshop today. The children had the opportunity to dress up in Sari's or waistcoats and to use scarves and ankle bells. They were taught a dance routine and then had the opportunity to perform it to music! The children had so much fun! 

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.

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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...

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Autumn 2 - Incredible India

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.

 

Miss Clarke

Class Teacher

Autumn 1 - Brilliant Brains - Robots!

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.

 

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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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