Our latest trip was a visit to the Cutty Sark boat in Greenwich. The Cutty Sark is a tea clipper and used to travel very fast across oceans all over the world transporting tea. We learnt about what it was like to be a sailor and live on board ship. Sailors used to be away from home for a long time but they had lots of exciting adventures at sea. We dressed up as sailors, learnt about what they ate and how they entertained themselves at sea. Then we explored the boat and saw the sailors cabins.
Later we went to the Maritime Museum and had fun in the 'All Hands on Deck' gallery.
On Monday 12th June, Reception class visited Sutcliffe Park sports track to take part in a 'Sports Morning' with Storkway Children's Centre and Vista Nursery.
We started by running around the whole circuit of the track, which was very tiring. We then took part in lots of different races which was lots of fun.
Some of our Mummies and Daddies came to watch us and they were very proud of us.
|We have thought about good news in our own lives and what makes us happy and sad.|
Thank you for all your blessings,
For my family, friends and neighbours.
Thank you for all the beauty
In the skies, the lakes and the mountains.
Thank you for all the excitement of celebration,
Birthdays, weddings and christenings.
Thank you for all the variety of animals, birds and insects.
Thank you for the amazing jigsaw of life!
What a beautiful picture is made when I place all these pieces together!
Thank you God for Jesus is the Prayer we say.
Thank you God for Jesus, alive on Easter day.
Thank you for the joy you give.
In each and every day we live.
Unfortunately one of our chicks didn’t survive so we had a funeral in the EYFS garden were we said prayers for him. We buried its body in the ground and asked God to accept its spirit to live with him.
This week have been learning about the Virgin Mary, the Mother of Jesus and learning how special she is. We also discussed how special our own Mums are. We have made them a special Mother's Day Gift. Happy Mother's Day to all our Mummies - we hope you have a lovely day!
Annabel's Mum visited Reception to read her favourite story 'Hot Hippo' which she then gave to the class as a gift, to add to our collection of stories from around the world.
To celebrate World Book Day, we all dressed up as a character from our favourite books.
This week we went on a special trip to 'The Shrek Adventure' on the Southbank. We checked in and found out we were going to have a 'Shrektastic' adventure. We went on a special bus journey to Far Far Away Land. We met Princess Fiona, Steve the Donkey, Cinderella, a Fortune Teller, a Grumpy Barmaid, Puss in Boots, the Muffin Man, Griselda the Witch, Rumplestiltskin and finally Shrek after he had rescued us! We did lots of interactive story telling during our adventure.
On Wednesday 1st March Mrs Jones came to Reception to tell us about how St.David's Day is celebrated in Wales. We learnt about who St. David was, about Welsh emblems of the leek and daffodil and looked at the Welsh flag. We even got to taste Welsh cakes - they were yummy !!!!!
Mrs Jones sang Nursery rhymes in Welsh and taught us how to count to 10 in Welsh. Thank you Mrs Jones!
This week Reception visited Woodlands Farm. We went on a long nature trail looking for special things we don't normally see around us in the environment we live in. We eventually reached the woods and listened to a story 'Where the Wild Things Are!'
We collected leaves and twigs from the woods and then went back to class to make 'Wild Thing' masks.
Later we had a look around the farm to see all the animals - pigs, sheep, geese, ducks and we even held a Guinea pig. We had a fantastic day!
Priscilla and Elvis, our class bears, have continued to have so much fun visiting different peoples houses every night. Here is Priscilla visiting Ope's house. Firstly he introduced Priscilla to all his family and showed her around his house. He changed Priscilla into her sleep suit and got into his pyjamas too. He gave her a drink and some crisps. They read a story together and then he cleaned Priscilla's teeth. Finally they snuggled into bed together and said 'good night - sweet dreams!' Priscilla said that Ope snores!!!!!! They had a lovely time together. Ope told me, 'I love Priscilla, she is my best friend and I can't wait for her to visit my house again so we can have some more fun together.'
This week Reception Class had a big adventure. We went on a trip to the natural history Museum. Our new topic is 'Our World - Lets Explore!'.
We have a new Role Play area where we can do lots of exploration. It is called 'Footsteps Through Time'. We have an Arctic area, a jungle and rainforest and then back in time to the Dinosaur area. We also have a volcano play tray! We are having so much fun exploring.
Meet Elvis and Priscilla, Reception's class bears. We welcomed them to our class today. They will be going home to different children's homes each day to visit. They have their own overnight bags with pyjamas, tooth brush, story book and diary. They are very excited about meeting everyone's families!
In Reception we have started our phonics lessons. This means we are learning about letter names and letter sounds. We are learning to hear the sound of a letter, identify a letter, link a picture to an initial sound and begin to write letters using white boards and pens, as well as write using our fingers in sparkle salt. We are all trying really hard even when we find it quite tricky!!!! We also have to listen very carefully and recognise the sound Miss Monkman makes for the first sound of our name. We then find our name in the middle of the circle. We are also learning how to clap out the syllables in all of our names - this is fun!
In PE we have been learning to move around in different ways and then stop and freeze, holding a position.
In Reception, we have had great fun exploring our new classroom. We played in our outside area where we drove our cars through the busy streets. Using playdough, we made many different shapes and we then served tea and cakes in our home corner.
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