Sarah

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22 Jan

Reception Stories

This week the children wrote stories as a class. Everyone got to add a sentence or two to the story, and then they came up with the title of their stories together. We loved what they wrote so much we thought we’d share their stories with you. Sit back and enjoy! The Castle Story – by Reception Baobab One day there was a queen who saw a bear at the castle. The bear got scared when the witch came in. Then the...

09 Jan

New Year’s Resolutions

This week the children in Reception have been thinking about what they would like to learn this term and/or what they would like to improve at. These are their resolutions: (looks like the Reception and Specialist teachers are going to be busy! 🙂   Reception Flame Tree I want to get better at doing more beautiful art. I want to get better at doing climbing wall. I want to get better at playing football. I want to get better at art. I want to get better at...

26 Nov

Lunchtime at Ambrosoli

Lunchtimes at Ambrosoli are always one of our favourite parts of the day! In Reception we go over to the lunch area at 12.15, put our mats and bottles down, then line up and choose the food we would like to have for lunch that day. There are always two different choices (one meat, one vegetarian), as well as salad or vegetables, and we have a four week menu which means every day in the month it’s a different type...

15 Nov

Reception loves Ambrosoli!

There are so many things the Reception children love about Ambrosoli. Here are a few of them: “I love playing around the whole school.” “I love doing PE because it’s so fun.” “I love to play with swing and slide.” “I love to play games like pirate games and animal games, and I love to do puzzles.” “I love reading books.” “I love going to the climbing wall because I’m learning how to climb.” “I love the toys, I love my teachers and I love my cubby.” “I...

01 Nov

Robot Week

This week was robot week in Reception! We launched the week with a visit from a very small, but very awesome, robot called Boxer. Boxer could do so many cool tricks, he could dance, he could play games… it was so much fun seeing what he could do. During the week the children had fun making their own robots from recycled materials in the robot workshop, making robot collage pictures, doing robot paintings, playing with the Beebots, exploring different constructions sets and...

15 Oct

Big Band Fun

This morning Brass Band for Africa came to school for Year 2’s IPC entry point. When we heard the loud music and saw the band marching around the field just outside our classroom, of course we wanted to go and join in the fun too! We enjoyed looking at all the different instruments, hearing some fabulous music, marching around the field behind the band and we even got to see some acrobats who had come along with the band performing....

26 Sep

Schools of the future

This week in Reception we have been thinking about schools in the future – What will they be like and how will they be different to Ambrosoli? On day one the children were put into groups of four and their first task was to discuss what they think schools will be like many years from now. They then were given whiteboards to create their own plans of what they think a modern school would look like. After that the groups...

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...