Sarah

This author Sarah has created 28 entries.

19 Jun

The man in the water

  This week, to conclude our water theme, the Reception children were sent this picture and asked to say what they see in the picture, what they think about it and what also what they wonder. This is a visible thinking routine we have used this year in Reception – we show the children a picture, then see how they respond. It is always interesting seeing how they all have different ideas! Here are their thoughts about this picture: I See I see...

29 May

Ocean Week in Reception

This week the whole school starting learning about different things connected to water. In Reception we chose to look at oceans and things that live in them. The children have learnt about the different oceans around the world, they’ve learnt about sea creatures – looking at how they are the same or different, recreating the patterns they see on sea creatures, drawing them and labeling them, and some children have even made their own mini oceans this week! It has...

15 May

The United Nations of Reception

This week for their theme work, the children were asked to find out more about their home countries. They have been busy this week making flags, researching facts about their country, cooking food from their country and also thinking about what makes their country so wonderful. Here are their thoughts: Belgium is great because it has a lot of snow and it has a lot of chocolate! I like The Netherlands because it has very good things to do there, like playing...

30 Apr

I See, I Think, I Wonder

Last term in Reception we introduced the children to the visible thinking routine ‘I see, I think, I wonder.’ This works by showing the children a picture and asking them to describe what they see in the picture, what they think about it (what they believe to be true) and what they wonder (what would they like to find out about things they see in the picture.) It’s a great thinking routine for getting the children to talk about their...

03 Apr

Online Learning

For the past two weeks, the children in Reception have been learning from home. Their teachers have been posting lots of different activities onto Google Classroom for them to try out, and their parents and helpers have been helping them with these activities from home. The children have been busy cooking, listening to stories, making people from natural resources, drawing, writing, building pyramids, having Zoom calls with their friends and teachers, turning their toys into mummies, playing computer games and...

12 Mar

Chocolate Week!

This week has been chocolate week in Reception and as you can imagine, it’s been a big hit with the children (and the teachers!) Chocolate themed activities have been going on all week such as chocolate tasting, counting with chocolates, cooking chocolate crisipie cakes, painting with chocolate, and learning about the history of chocolate and how it’s made. We had a visit from Year 4 who shared with us the things they learnt about chocolate during their recent IPC unit....

26 Feb

Superhero Dress Up Day

This week is Superhero week in Reception! On Monday to launch the week we had a Superhero Dress Up Day where the children all came to school dressed as their favourite Superhero or a new one created by themselves. We had Wonder Woman, Spiderman, Owlette, Captain America, Ballerina Fairy Woman and many other awesome Superheroes in class. We also had a rotation of four fun activities on Monday morning which the children all really enjoyed, and Superhero related activities are going on...

04 Feb

Reception Wheels Day

This week, as part of our ‘Healthy Me’ theme, we had a ‘Wheels Day’ in Reception. The children came to school with their bikes, scooters, tricycles or other type of wheels and during the morning we went out onto the field and had fun riding, scooting or pushing our wheels around. It was really great for our gross motor and communication skills. Sometimes it was quite hard work too, but we kept going and showed great resilience by never giving...

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...