Reception

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...

12 Jun

Water Is Life

Children in Reception joined the rest of the school and participated in the Water Theme.  They learnt more about oceans and their inhabitants, water safety,  saving water, water pollution, modes of water transports to mention a few. They also took part in the water run and water fight, and wondered how much water is wasted when it is misused. ...

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...

22 May

It’s Yet Another Busy Week!

Children in the Reception class have been busy and have shown great resilience this week. They have proved that learning can happen anywhere regardless of the situation. Below are some of the learning that took place this week. . ...

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...

25 Apr

Our First Week of Term 3

Our first week of Term 3 found us in lockdown however, this did not stop us from engaging in quality learning. The children have responded well to online learning and have worked really hard at home with both our support and of course their family members. This week we focussed on missing numbers in Maths and phonetic awareness and letter formation in English. We also had Birds as our theme. The children were tasked to do research on their house...

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...

18 Mar

Egyptian Week

This week we have had fun learning all about Ancient Egypt. Did you know that over 130 pyramids are found in Egypt and that the Nile River provides food and water for Egyptians? Did you know they use symbols (Hieroglyphs) to write, and mummies are wrapped in bandages?  The children enjoyed making pyramids with number cups and Duplo, they made Egyptian necklaces, wrote on scrolls, and cracked the Hieroglyphic codes. They also loved wrapping each other with toilet paper to...