Reception

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...

04 Mar

Reception Class With Uganda National Athletics Team

This morning, Reception class had a chance to interact with Uganda national athletics team. The children participated in different track and field sports like sprints, cross country run (around the field), long jump, shot put, javelin and discus throw.  It was such a great and energy busting moment. #jtg-6345 .item .jtg-social a { color: #ffffff }#jtg-6345 .item .caption { background-color: #ffffff; }#jtg-6345 .item .figc { color: #ffffff; font-size: 14px; }#jtg-6345 .item .figc h2.jtg-title { font-size: 16px; }#jtg-6345 .item {...

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...

30 Jan

Reception’s Sponsored Circuit

In Ambrosoli we believe that teaching children to give in charity creates true empathy to those who are less fortunate. They learn that they can make a big difference in the lives of other in need.  When they donate willingly they learn to become responsible and respectable adults and this will give them a bigger sense of purpose. Last Thursday, Reception class had a sponsored circuit to raise money for CORSU charity foundation. The children raced against each other for as...

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...

22 Nov

Developing Fine Motor Skills

Reception class believes in developing a holistic child of which final motor skill development is an equally important part in a child’s development. When the small muscles that control hands, fingers and thumbs are fully developed, the child finds it easy to draw, colour and write. We provide activities that encourage children to coordinate both hands together. We offer opportunities for children to manipulate small items to push and pull with hands and fingers, and practiced small movements with hands. This...

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...

19 Oct

Maths In Reception

In Reception we use basic math language all the time, sometimes without realizing it. For example, when we keep score during a game and determine how much our team is ahead or behind (number and operations), or give someone directions to get from one place to another (spatial relationships), or use comparison words (measurement) such as big and little and use patterns to explain the order of daily routines and activities. We also play games and sing songs that use numbers and counting. Even without our support,...