Reception

09Sep

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. ...

05Sep

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   ...

20Aug

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...

14Jun

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...

31May

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...

08May

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...