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This week we visited Woodlands Farm and had a wonderful day. Firstly we met Hannah and Christine our guides for the day. Then we went for a long walk down to explore the woods. Hannah told us the story 'Where the Wild Things Are' and we joined in making noises. We then collected sticks and leaves from the woods. When we got back to the classroom we made Wild Thing masks using what we had found.
After lunch we visited the farm animals. We saw cows, sheep, pigs and piglets, chickens, ponies, guinea pigs and ducks. We even got to stroke some of them.
We designed our own crowns and did lots of learning about the Queen.
This week we visited BEECHE, an environmental centre at High Elms Country Park. First we went for a woodland walk and looked for different wild flowers. Then we went into a special area for a mini beast hunt and turned over logs to see what insects we could find. We found worms, beetles, wood lice, millipedes. Later we went pond dipping which was really exciting. We dipped our nets into the pond and then tipped the contents into a tray of water. Then we looked carefully to see what was there. We found lots of tadpoles, ponds scatters, water mites and lots of other unusual things. We had a fantastic day and we learnt so much.
This week, to continue out topic theme of food, we visited Pizza Express in Blackheath Village. We met the manager of the restaurant who looked after us and the head Pizza Chef.
We had a fantastic time. We learnt all about the ingredients that make a Pizza - we remembered some of the bread dough ingredients from our Tesco visit.
We then had to wash our hands, put on aprons and hats to make sure our food hygiene was correct.
We had the chance to mould our pizza base in the cooking tin, then we spread the tomato sauce all around the base. Then we added the cheese. It then went in the oven and finally - a perfect Margarita Pizza - Ta Daaaaah!
We then went back to school and everyone could smell our delicious pizzas - we had lots of visitors like Ms Harris and Ms McNellis saying 'what is that delicious smell?' When they got to the classroom they saw us eating up our yummy Pizzas!!!!!!
We would like to say thank you to Pizza Express for our free visit and great learning opportunity about food.
In preparation for our trip to Pizza Express, our play dough table turned into a pizza making table. We had fresh dough to manipulate and knead, rolling pins to spread the dough, buttons to create our toppings and pizza cutters (which we had to learn to use very safely!) to chop our pizzas up into pieces.
Reception Class visited Tesco's in Lewisham to continue our Topic of Food this term. We had such a fantastic time finding out new things and investigating.
Firstly we looked at all the fruit and vegetables - we were given a sheet with a rainbow of colours and we had to find a fruit or vegetable of each colour. Purple was the tricky one but we managed to find them all!!!! We then looked at different fruits and vegetables, made a prediction about where it came from and then checked the label on the packaging to find out - we got a few surprises.
Next we went to the Bakery - we looked at all the different types of breads and cakes and talked about the differences. We then put on our bakers hats and went to find out how to make bread. We saw the bakers at work and saw the different ovens that the bread is baked in.
Finally we went to the fish counter. We found out about all the different types of fish - then we put on plastic gloves and handled the fish - 'slimy', 'squidgy', 'scaly', 'smelly'.
We were congratulated for our good behaviour by being rewarded with a juicy doughnut in the staff canteen.
We had a great day and would very much like to thank the manager who took care of us - Alicja Pludowska - thank you very much!
I'm Spider-Man (she sang the Spider-Man song) I'm catching monsters (she showed the actions of webs coming from her hands) monsters are not good girls.
I am Rapunzel. The wicked witch takes Rapunzel away to the wicked witch's garden. The Witch cuts her hair and takes it away. A prince saves Rapunzel. The wicked witch stays in the tower for ever and ever.
I am Little Red Riding Hood. I go through the forest to meet my Grandma. Sometimes I meet the big bad wolf. Sometimes I forget to not speak to the BBW. He said where are you going little girl. I said I am going to my grandmothers and then he rushed to my grandmother's house before me and gobbled her up. Five minutes later I arrive there - I said to the wolf what big ears you have. He said all the better to hear you with my dear. I said what big eyes you have. He said all the better to see you with my dear. I said what big teeth you have he said all the better to eat you with my dear and then he gobbled me up. Before he did that the wood cutter heard me scream. But the wood cutter cut his belly open and saved me and my grandma.
My character is Willy Wonka , he goes to the chocolate factory. One boy gets stuck in the chocolate. He said “Help”. He got stuck because he didn't listen. You need a golden ticket to go to the chocolate factory!
During book week we visited Eltham Library where we met Head Librarian Miriam Storey. She explained to us how we could join the Library free of charge and then borrow books to take home to read. There were lots of interesting books there - some we had never seen before as they were so new! We really enjoyed our visit!
Reception Class love going out on trips and we can only do this so often with the support of all the parents that give up their time to accompany us on these trips. We would like to tell you how much we appreciate and value your support, interest and dedication to children's 'Learning Outside the Classroom'.
Please enjoy Seth's report on our Kidzania trip.
In Reception we now have a Circus Skills lesson each week with our new friend and instructor James. We are learning lots of new skills of balance and coordination and improving our hand eye co-ordination. It is lots of fun!
We celebrated Chinese New Year with lots of different activities : making lanterns, playing with red money envelopes and money, doing our own Chinese writing, playing with chopsticks and noodles and tasting noodles.
Imagine a child-size City where kids are in charge! KidZania has landed in Westfield London.
Have your kids ever dreamt of becoming a pilot, a firefighter, or the next award-winning singer? Watch the excitement on their faces as they try out more than 60 real life role-play activities in the bank, on stage or fighting crime on the streets as a police officer! Each role-play experience is crafted to teach kids essential life skills including financial, literacy, team work and independence.
Designed to empower kids, KidZania gives them the confidence to challenge themselves and inspire them to explore the world of opportunities. KidZania is a real life role play experience for 4-14 year olds, blending learning and reality with entertainment.
We had tons of fun! It was an action packed day full of exciting real life experiences. We got paid KidZania dollars for all the jobs we did which we could spend in the KidZania town. Our teachers. teaching assistants and parents were not allowed to join in our activities - we were in charge!!!!!
Role-play is a universal form of play enjoyed by children all over the world. Role-play is fun and has very positive educational, psychological and motivational benefits.
Educators and play experts are extensively consulted during the development of every KidZania location to ensure the learning content matches the local areas of focus: creativity, critical thinking, communication, confidence, and collaboration.
A powerful developmental experience, helping to prepare children to understand and manage their world.
During Health & Safety week, we visited Lee Fire Station. Just as we arrived we saw the fire engine speeding off, sirens blaring, on a fire-fighting mission.
When they got back, they told us all about it, showed us around the fire station, their special equipment and the tools on the fire engine.
We then got to be fire-fighters and used the hose! It was such a good visit and we learnt so much.
We have been planting bulbs to bring us some brightness in Spring time.
We went shopping for our Teddy Bears' Picnic and wrote a shopping a list before we went: bread, butter, ham, tuna, cheese, jam, cucumber, jelly, squirty cream, biscuits, crisps and squash. We made sure we had money so we could pay.
If you go down to the woods today, beware of a big surprise .......
We had a Teddy Bears' Picnic to celebrate the end of our 'Toys' topic. We made our own sandwiches, buttering bread, choosing fillings and cutting them.
We then shared them with our teddies! They were yummy !
Reception visited Sutcliffe Park to experience some challenges in the playground, to promote their Physical Development. The weather was blustery but we were all wrapped up and had lots of fun. Children worked co-operatively and collaboratively but also pushed themselves individually to try new things.
We are pleased to announce that we have secured a free class visit to a brand new learning experience which has just opened in London. The visit is to 'KIDZANIA LONDON' a totally hands on interactive experience, bringing learning to life through role -play adventures including working as a Firefighter, Scientist, Radio DJ, Pilot, Surgeon.
A letter about the trip will follow at the beginning of next week - we will have to charge for coach travel to the venue at Westfield, Shepherds Bush.
We are very excited about the trip! Please have a look at the website - KIDZANIA.CO.UK
Visit to the Toy Museum
Exploring the Museum and investigating toys - old and new, familiar and strange.
We enjoyed a special Christmas lunch with our friends. We designed and made hats to wear to our special lunch.
We went to see a performance of "The Bear' by Raymond Briggs at the Albany Theatre in Deptford.
Ever wondered what it would be like to sit on a polar bear"s lap, ride on its back or give it a bath? Looking after a bear is exhausting stuff as Tilly finds out when one night an enormous snowy white bear climbs into her bedroom. It has a big black tongue and a yawn as big as your head but Tilly is not scared and has lots of fun with The Bear!
Our class police officers have been 'investigating' and catching ' baddies'! The 'baddies' are really good at running away!
In maths we have been sorting Christmas decorations into patterns of colour or texture - using tongs to pick them up and place them in the trays to develop our fine motor skills.
On our visit we had a special show in the Planetarium and visited all the planets. We learnt so much, exploring and investigating.
We also had a special workshop when we did a blast off to the moon and went moon walking.
We eventually came back to earth and we were exhausted when we got home to earth!
When we got back we did lots of work learning about space.
We even found some Alien slime!!!!
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