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Starting school can be a difficult time for both children and parents BUT... Class REH have settled in extremely well and I am very proud of every single one of them. Below are some photographs from the children's first few weeks at school. Here is to a super fun-filled year of learning in Reception!
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Our first topic this year has been 'The Seaside'. We have been talking about and sharing the children's wonderful experiences of the seaside and exploring lots of holiday activities like digging in the sand, building sandcastles and discovering what is in a rock pool. We have also been talking about the importance of being safe around water and had a special visitor come in to see us from the RNLI. He shared the fantastic work with us that the volunteers from the RNLI do and taught the children many ways to keep safe near any kind of water.
Here are our fantastic sandcastles decorated with our very own flags!
Our next topic is 'Marvellous Me'. We are going to be learning about the different parts of our body both inside and out and looking closely at the features on our faces. We will also be looking at the differences and similarities between us all as well as using all of our senses. We are all marvellous in Class REH
This week we have been talking about 'The Harvest Festival'. We know that it is the time of year when farmers harvest the crops and we give food to those who are not as fortunate as ourselves. The children have been talking about fruit that they like to eat and have painted some lovely pictures of fruit using bright colours. We have also had a go at peeling and chopping fruit to make our very own fruit kebabs and the best part...we got to taste the fruit too! Yum yum! We also had some special visitors come in to show us how to press the apples that we collected from our school apple trees and got to take home some lovely apple juice!
We have been learning a lot about apples since our special visitors! We have looked at the different coloured apples that you can eat and the different ways in which you can eat an apple. The children have had the opportunity to try a fresh apple off the tree and a cooked apple to see which they liked the best. The children came up with lots of super adjectives to describe what the apples were like and here are a few... crunchy, soft, warm, and juicy! We have also been looking inside an apple at the core and seeds. Once we had observed what was inside an apple we painted them and did some apple printing to make some autumnal repeating patterns. Who knew apples could be so much fun!
Our Harvest Assembly
The Reception children were given a very important job this term of putting on an assembly to the rest of the school to teach them all about ‘The Harvest Festival’. Luckily we had been learning the story of ‘The Little Red Hen’ which is all about a little hen who harvested wheat to make bread all on her own because her friends would not help her! We shared this story using our super actions with the rest of the school as well as showing them our wonderful paintings of fruit and vegetables that are harvested throughout the year. We also sang some beautiful harvest songs too! Below you will find a picture of REH stood in front of all of the kindly donated food which has now been shared between four different charities around Loughborough. We would like to thank all of you who were able to make a donation towards this important cause.
The Little Red Hen made bread so that is what we did on the last day of term! The children thoroughly enjoyed stirring the mix and getting their hands dirty to knead the bread. Personally my favourite part was eating the bread! It was so yummy, the children did a terrific job and couldn't wait to try it after it came out of the oven. Mr Bishop enjoyed tasting it too!
We have had a VERY busy first half term and the children have definitely earned a well deserved rest. We look forward to seeing you all back after the break for lots more fun!
This week we had a very busy and fun-filled day celebrating Diwali. There were lots of different activities for the children to have a go at to explore the many ways in which Diwali is celebrated. The children enjoyed dressing up in Diwali outfits, creating their own mehndi patterns, making Diwali cards, eating traditional foods, moulding their own diva lamp, making chapatis and much, much more! The best part of the day was that the doors between the two Reception classes were opened to make one HUGE classroom so that both classes could enjoy the special day together. Thank you to the parents and other family members who were able to join us for part of the day we hope that you had a super time just like we did. For those who were unable to make it here are some memorable moments from the day for you to enjoy
This morning we went on a walk around the school grounds to find signs of Autumn. We noticed that lots of leaves had fallen off the trees and we also noticed that they had changed colour. The children collected leaves as we walked, to help us with some activities back in the classroom. We have begun to use the leaves to create spiky hedgehogs and our very own crowns! Photos of these to follow. The children also enjoyed making footprints in the frost that Jack Frost left us this morning!
Last week we began to look at 3D shapes and the difference between them and 2D shapes. The children were so excited about shapes and began to find them around the classroom so we went on a spontaneous shape hunt around the school grounds! The children were using some fabulous language to describe the shapes that they were finding.