Reception

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...

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. ...

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...

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...

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...

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. ...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...