Reception Blog- 26/05/16

Here we are, last week before half term!

We have at last managed to plant our beans out in our garden, we enjoyed digging the holes ready and looking at the roots of the beans before we planted them.  We were lucky enough to find a few friends in the soil and we talked about how useful they are.   Lets hope they grow nice and strong over the holiday and we come back to some beans!

This week we have been learning about Kenya.  We have been looking at the differences between Swindon and Kenya.

Outside we have been enjoying learning about the animals in Kenya, building vehicles and building bridges, lots of fun outside enjoying the sun.

On 20th July 2016 reception will be going on at school trip to Bristol, we are looking for parents and carers to volunteer to help out, we will be leaving just before 9am and returning just after 3pm. More details will follow later, but if you are interested in helping, please speak to one of the teachers or teaching assistants.

We hope you all have a lovely half term and we will see you all on Tuesday 7th June 2016, (Monday 6th June is a Teacher Training day)

Reception Blog- 19/05/16

This week in reception some of us have been lucky enough to go and visit the chicks in Year one.  They were delivered to the Year 1 classes as eggs in incubators and the year 1 children have been looking after them, over 15 eggs have hatched so far, so we went to see the little chicks.

On Tuesday we had a whole day of art!  We were learning about the artist David Hockney and we have all created our own artwork inspired by the artist.  These masterpieces will then be sent off to be framed and you will be able to view them in a gallery at school and possibly purchase them!  More details to follow!

Our Beans are growing well, but we still haven’t been able to plant them outside yet because of the rainy weather.

In PE this week, we are improving our ball skills and working towards the “Golden Mile” run.

Reception Blog 12/5/16

This week in reception we have been looking at the story of Olivers Vegetables.  It has given us a chance to look at and investigate some vegetables that some of us may not usually see.  We have been touching them, smelling them and even tasting some!

We have continued to measure our beans that are growing really well, hopefully we will be planting these outside soon – as long as they don’t get drowned!

In phonics this week we have been practising reading sentences and some children have been lucky enough to use special laser pens!! Very exciting!!

In maths this week we are learning about doubling, using our friends the ladybirds to help us and we have even written some number sentences.

We would all like to say a big thank you for all the hard work you have all put into the beautiful beanstalks that have been coming in for homework, they are amazingly creative and look just wonderful in our corridor, I hope we don’t get inundated with giants now!