Sarah

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09 Sep

Exploring Instruments

In Music lessons this term the Reception children have enjoyed playing different instruments and finding out the sound they make. Some of the instruments they have played include drums, castanets, shakers, tambourines and triangles. Teacher Job has also introduced the children to the concept of rhythm and the children have enjoyed trying to copy his rhythm on their own instruments. They have also begun to learn about tempo and pitch. ...

20 Aug

The first two days in Reception

We’ve had a fabulous start to the new school year in Reception! The children have enjoyed meeting new friends, and for those children who were in Sunflowers last year, catching up with old friends. They have been exploring the Reception space – the large classroom and the verandah, and have been learning that while we are two groups – Flame Tree and Baobab, we are all one Reception. And of course we’ve had lots of fun playing! In Reception at...

14 Jun

The Litter Muncher

This week all the children in Reception took part in our fabulous Early Years production ‘The Litter Muncher.’ The story was about a machine who had to pick up all the litter in Lazy Daisy Village when the villagers were too lazy to throw their rubbish in the bin themselves. But this machine, the litter muncher, became too tired and had to stop to rest. The village then became really untidy and smelly, and after days of this the villagers realised...

13 Jun

Fabulous Puppet Show fun!

During club session 3, some of the children in Year 3 and Year 4 have been in Puppet Theatre Club with Teacher Sarah and Teacher Joseph. The children have had lots of fun making their own puppets and working cooperatively together to create a fabulous puppet theatre. The children also were put into groups to come up with their own stories and these were performed for parents at our final club. Thank you to all the parents who came along...

08 May

Role Play in Reception

In Reception we love to play, and role playing is one of our favourite types of play. Whether it is pretending to be a family in the class home corner, building in a class construction site, being a doctor or nurse in a play hospital, or camping in a class campsite, we have a lot of fun whilst role playing and learn lots too. These are some of the things we learn while role playing: To be more imaginative and creative By...

15 Mar

Trip to Papercraft

On Wednesday 13th (Reception Flame Tree) and Thursday 14th March (Reception Baobab) went on a trip to Papercraft. It was so much fun taking the bus to get there – we got to chat to our friends, sing songs, and look at the world as we passed by. But even more fun things awaited us when we arrived… At Papercraft we found out about the process of making recycled papers. We saw how used papers are mixed with water, then blended...

07 Feb

Chinese New Year in Reception

This week Reception celebrated Chinese New Year with a visit from He Han and Zhixuan’s mums. They came to help us understand what Chinese New Year is all about and help us with a Chinese dragon craft activity – lots of fun! The visit started with He Han’s mum telling us the history of Chinese New Year. It was very interesting to hear about the monster and the fact it was scared of the colour red, now we know that’s why...

01 Feb

Open Morning

On Thursday 31st January, it was Open Morning at Ambrosoli – a chance for parents, relatives, and anyone interested to come along to school and see what kind of learning we get up to. In Reception we were very happy to see that the majority of children had a parent come along to spend some time with us, some children even had both their parents come along! The parents who spent time with us in Reception got to see a variety...

04 Dec

Highlights of Term One

Term One in Reception has been lots of fun! We’ve all had a great time playing, learning, exploring, making new friends… These are just a few of our highlights from Term One: I liked reading books. The lion one was my favourite. Nandi I liked the blocks the best because it’s for playing. I made a house with a gas station. Nathan I liked playing with Baptiste. I played with him cars. Liam I liked PE because they always make my muscles be strong. They also do football...

02 Nov

Learning through play in Reception

Reception at Ambrosoli is a place of adventure, growth and learning. Through play we offer an opportunity for children to develop their natural curiosity, their eagerness to learn, and their love of communication with others. Secure attachments are developed through play as children feel safe and supported by their classmates and teachers and this impacts their learning, happiness and self-esteem. Play has been proven to have intellectual and cognitive benefits for the brain and it is believed that play can in fact...