Lydia

This author Lydia Katuura has created 16 entries.

17 Jan

Story Fun In Reception

The Reception children this week have been focusing on story narratives. The children have been encouraged to create their own stories using their imaginations with the help of stimulative provisions in class. They made a story road map, tried story scribing, acted on the amphitheatre, read in the dark tent, made magic wands and painted story stones. It has been a fun week. ...

13 Dec

It Has Been A Christmassy Week.

The Christmas period is without a doubt one of the most wonderful times of the year! In Reception, this Christmas has been particularly magical!  First of all, we had our Early Years Nativity play ( The Magical Christmas Journey) where all the children participated, showing confidence and wonderful communication skills.  It was amazing and we are so proud of the children. We also joined the rest of the school for a Christmas lunch, enjoyed a special Christmas craft day and had...

22 Nov

Wall Climbing

One of the fun activities Reception enjoys at school is wall climbing. Without their knowledge, the children develop muscle strength, hand and eye coordination, confidence, self-esteem, and spatial awareness through wall climbing. There is always that huge sense of accomplishment and pride whenever the children reach their set goals. We have noticed a huge improvement in children’s determination, resilience and the ability to climb. Have a glimpse of their portrayed skills. ...

10 Nov

This Week In Reception

Reception this week was turned into a shopping village. We enjoyed baking in the bakery, writing and posting letters in the post office, depositing and withdrawing money from the bank, buying and selling ice cream in the ice cream parlour, making jewellery in the jewellery shop, having a makeover in our hair salon, making flowers in the flower shop, reading magazines in the newsagents, buying clothes in Owino market, shopping in the supermarket, managing the building works in our construction...

28 Oct

Shapes Shapes And More Shapes

This week and last week we are learning about shapes as part of the Maths curriculum. Last week, in particular, we looked at 2D shapes. We experimented with shapes and learned about their properties! We made models, shapes with our bodies and played games that remind us about different shapes around us. This week we will look at 3D shapes in relation to 2D shapes. Below is our experience of last week with shapes. dav ...

04 Oct

Uganda Week

This week we have been Celebrating Uganda. The children have continued to learn more about Uganda Culture:- greetings, dressing, food, dancing, drumming, storytelling and many other different activities as shown in the pictures below.  Thanks to the parents who joined in to make it colourful. Playing instruments Matooke peeling  Teachers dancing Children dancing Counting with seeds Drumming Singing ‘Aliwa Omuto Sarah’ Story dav ...

20 Sep

Reception Pirate Week

This week the Pirate theme was so engaging and exciting. it offered plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities, some challenging tasks and loads of fun! All the activities were planned around pirates. The children worked cooperatively to make their own role-play ship. They also made masks, flags and boats, and scribed stories about pirates. They learned some pirate songs, watched some pirate movies and danced to ‘The Pirate You Shall Be’ song. The finale of our pirate week was Talk...

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   ...

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...

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...