Posting Our Letters To Our Families

Being inspired from our Post Man visit, we decided to write our own letters.

We chose who we wanted to address our letters to and then thought of something we really wanted to tell them.
We then used our Phonics knowledge to segment words and write the graphemes down. 
We popped them in an…

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Postman Visit

Our new topic is People Who Help Us.

This week we had a Postman come to visit who helped answer all our questions about mailing parcels, how letters go to different countries and what happens if you forget to put a stamp on your letter after you put it in the post box.

We then used this as…

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Butterflies

Today our butterflies hatched out of their cocoons and began flying.

We have looked after our caterpillars for the last 3 weeks, watching them eat and grow.
We watched them spin themselves into a cocoons to begin the chrysalis stage of their life cycle.

We have learnt about their life…

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Our Bug Ball

To conclude our Minibeast topic we hosted a Bug Ball.
Writing invitations to all of our class friends and dressing up as our favourite insect. 

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Tadpoles

During our Minibeast topic we looked after our tadpoles.

We learnt about their life cycle, what they eat, varieties of species and their habitat. 
We watched them grow from tadpoles into froglets and then into frogs.
We kept a tadpole diary to record the changes we observed as they…

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Bug Hotel Building

This week Reception built a bug hotel with the help of Mr Williams. 
We used recycled natural materials, insect food, seeds, flowers and old shoes to create a cosy place for any bug to stay.
This was our language enhancement during our Minibeast topic.

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Creepy Crawly Roadshow

Today Reception were visited by the Creepy Crawly Roadshow to introduce our new topic Minibeasts.
We met lots of different insects and found out some amazing facts!

We were all very brave as we got to touch, stroke and wear some of them.
Prince and Princess the Pythons were very wriggly!

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Oh No, The Evil Pea is missing!

Through our topic Superheroes, we have been reading the Supertato stories.
We read all about the Evil Pea's menacing acts and decided to take action and find him!
We searched high and low on the shop shelves until we found him hiding in the mushrooms, biscuits and in the freezer.

We visited…

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World Book Day

In Reception we love to read. 
We decided to enjoy World Book Day by taking our favourite books down to forest school.
We made a cosy campfire and shared our story books with our friends.

We even played a game of 'Guess the picture book' when we got back to class.

We also created a book…

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Shrove Tuesday

Through our Wiggle Worship sessions we focussed on Shrove Tuesday and Lent.

We mixed our pancake batter and then selected a delicious topping.
We talked about what we could 'give up' for Lent and also something that we could do more of e.g. showing kindness.

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Chinese New Year

This week in Reception we celebrated Chinese New Year: Year of the Tiger

Every day we celebrated in a different way:

- We tried cultured food, noodles, fried rice and fortune cookies.
- We danced in a lion costume, just like they do in the parades.
- We listened to Chinese music and…

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RSPB Bird Watch - Forest School

Reception took part in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch during our forest school session today.

First we mixed mud with paint and rolled out some paper.
We then climbed up high and waited very quietly until we saw some birds.
We then used our brushes to paint the birds we saw.

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