Reception Class News
To conclude our learning of ‘Day and Night’, we had a sleepover party in school! The children wrote their own lists so that we knew what we needed; Pyjamas, teddies, hot chocolate, popcorn, night lights, candles, blankets etc. before writing instructions on how to host a Sleepover Party using sequencing words; first, next, then, after and lastly. We had SO much fun!
Christmas Crafts at Caldy Manor Care Home
What a lovely little visit we had to Caldy Manor today. The children made the residents some lovely Christmas cards before singing them some songs and playing games together. We look forward to our future visits to Caldy Manor!
Chester Zoo Day Out
The Reception children had a wonderful time visiting Chester Zoo this week. We decided together what animals we would most like to see before locating them on the maps and following directions to go and find them! We enjoyed a Workshop too, learning about different groups of animals including; colourful, under water, big, fast and nocturnal!
Zoo Lab Visit
Today the children met a variety of exotic animals including; a giant African Snail, a tarantula, a snake and even a centipede!
The Children learnt lots of interesting facts about all of the animals and got to handle them carefully too!
Anti-Bullying - Make Some Noise!
Today, an inspirational speaker, Ben Smith came into our school to deliver an assembly to kick-start our Anti-bullying focus across Avalon!
In 2015, Ben took on the incredible challenge of running 401 marathons in 401 days. Over the course of the challenge, he raised £330,000 for two anti-bullying charities. And from here the 401 Challenge was born. His drive and motivation have inspired thousands to embark on such adventures to raise money for mental health charities. As a motivational keynote speaker, Ben now shares his own mental health experiences, from bullying at school to LGBTQ matters, all with the aim of helping everyone to ‘find your happy!’
This week we have begun our topic about 'Celebrations' linking to 'Light and Dark'. The children have loved our new Role-play party area as well as making cakes with the playdough, painting firework pictures, having a tea party and building dark dens to explore a range of lights in! We have thoroughly enjoyed learning about Halloween and Bonfire Night this week and we’re looking forward to learning all about Diwali next week too!
Personal Hygiene in PSHCEE
As part of our learning in PSHCEE this week, we have been thinking about 'Personal Hygiene'. We shared some funny stories called 'Dr Dog' and 'The Smelly book' before discussing the different ways to keep ourselves healthy such as; washing hands, brushing teeth, bathing regularly etc. We then looked at a variety of products that help to fight/kill germs before having a go at washing our hands properly whilst singing 'Happy Birthday' twice!
West Kirby Library Visit
Reception walked to West Kirby Library for a lovely story time session. The theme across all Wirral libraries this half-term is ‘Wings’ and so the children listened carefully to some stories about wings including ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ who turned into a beautiful butterfly!
The children then enjoyed a craft activity, designing and creating their very own caterpillar before walking back to school – an impressive 2 miles in total!
An Autumnal Classroom
After our Autumn walk to Caldy Woods, we explored lots of our collections back in the classroom. We counted with conkers, investigated in the woods, made Autumnal patterns with playdough and developed our senses in our Autumn themed sensory tray. The children have also enjoyed threading pumpkins and pine cones as part of our funky fingers activity and developing cutting skills in the creative area making hedgehog, scarecrow and squirrel masks!
World Smile Day!
To help keep our smiles always looking beautiful, Dr Gibson came into school to teach us about the importance of looking after our teeth. The children looked at examples of good and bad teeth and discussed why they were bad such as; eating too much sugar, not brushing correctly etc.
Dr Gibson demonstrated how to brush teeth correctly and talked us through some important pointers including making sure we brush for 2 minutes, brushing before breakfast (not after!) and not eating or drinking for at least an hour before we go to bed! We re-capped this back in the classroom before exploring some dental related pictures.
The children all received a sticker from the dentist too!
The children have had lots of fun today counting conker in lots of different ways.
Autumn Leaves are Falling!
Today was a perfect day for an Autumn walk to Caldy woods. The children spotted lots of signs of Autumn including; blackberries, sycamore seeds, fungus, conkers, pine cones, acorns, beautifully coloured leaves and even a squirrel! We have collected some of these items to further our learning back in the classroom!
Macmillan Coffee Morning
Macmillan Coffee Morning – the cakes were a hit!
European Day of Languages
What a superb day the children have had for European Day of Languages!
Reception have travelled to Czechia, Sweden, Netherlands, Poland, Croatia, Denmark and Norway all in one day and had their passports stamped as they arrived at each destination (classroom). The children have taken part in a wide variety of activities to support their learning of each country including; singing, dancing, food tasting, crafting, building and much more as you can see from the pictures. The day finished with a stop off in Denmark for a chill and a hot chocolate!
The Oneness of One!
This week we have been thinking about ‘All things one!’ We have explored the number 1 in great detail. Looking at the number, matching it to quantity and finding all things 1 in our classroom and outdoor environment! We looked at 1-sided shapes, number fans, number lines, Numicon and even a 1p coin before having a go at forming a number 1 too!
Reception thoroughly enjoyed their computing session this week. They have used pic collage to create and take their very own selfies!
Starting our School Journey
Our new Reception class have made a tremendous start to their school journey this week. They have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know each other and exploring our new learning environment. The children have also enjoyed their first Spanish, Computing and Forest School session too!
Well done Reception! You have showed great independence and maturity this week and we look forward to watching you continue to flourish as the school year progresses!
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