Reception

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. ...

05 Sep

This Week In Reception

This week, the children have been fully engaged in different kinds of activities ranging from Yoga, wall climbing, cooking, Maths, Literacy, junk modeling, beading, playing in the building site and much more.  These activities have covered all the learning areas in the EYFS.  Lots of social interactions, creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving were observed as children explored and deeply engaged themselves in play. Have a glimpse of what really happened behind the scenes. dav dav dav dav dav dav dav dav dav   ...

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...

31 May

Shipwreck Sam Week

Shipwreck Sam was an exciting theme in Reception this week. The children were part and parcel of setting up the activities, especially the island. They were exposed to different learning intentions of which included; the different sources and the use of natural materials, map reading, making links, survival skills, cooperation and many other personal learning goals. Children enjoyed activities like clay making, writing on different natural materials, collaging an island, raft making, treasure hunt, writing messages, wall climbing, cooking to...

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...

11 Apr

Dancing To The Drum Beat

Teacher Belly demonstrating to the children. Friday afternoon is one of the children’s favourite afternoons in Reception. Children get to dance to the drum beat played by one of the funniest and likeable teachers, Teacher Belly. Children joyously and expressively dance to the rhythm and in style, jigging and shuffling to the drumbeat with no hesitation about how they appear. Children build social skills through dancing as a team and getting to know their dance partners to enable them to both coordinate...

09 Apr

Developing Fine Motor Skills

Reception class believes in developing a holistic child of which final motor skill development is an equally important part of 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 practice small movements with hands. This...

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. [Modula id=’6′] ...