Three Billy Goats Gruff

Posted by Reception Staff on Tuesday Nov 19, 2019 Under Uncategorized

The children have started to read, discuss and role play the Billy goats story. We are using puppets inside in the classroom and masks on the bridges outside! The bridges in our garden are great for this story.

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Gingerbread Man Activities

Posted by Reception Staff on Tuesday Nov 19, 2019 Under Uncategorized

In literacy we have been thinking about alternative endings to the Gingerbread Man story. We thought about what would happen to the Gingerbread man if he tried to swim across the river instead of the fox helping him. We tested this out in a science experiment, by adding the Gingerbread Men to milk, water, oil and vinegar and observing what happened to him! We made lots of interesting predictions, lots of us thought he might drown or crumble!

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Shape Pictures

Posted by Reception Staff on Tuesday Nov 19, 2019 Under Uncategorized

The children loved using shapes last week to make different kinds of faces. They have been naming and describing the shapes that they used. We saw great discussions and planning before starting and some super team work!

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Not forgetting…..

Posted by Reception Staff on Tuesday Nov 19, 2019 Under Uncategorized

During our circle times after the 11th November, we talked about why Remembrance Sunday is an important day and wondered why we wear poppies. Many of the children were very knowledgeable about the poppies and knew why we wore them. The children were keen to make and wear them and some wanted to make their own wreaths to put on the schools Cenotaph. I’m sure you will agree that they did a great job.

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Happy Diwali

Posted by Reception Staff on Tuesday Nov 19, 2019 Under Uncategorized

We enjoyed looking at the festival celebrated by Hindu Families around the world. It is the festival of light called Diwali. We listened to the story of Rama and Sita, where Rama rescues Sita from the evil Demon king Ravana. Families light small lights called Divas to light the way home and dress up in beautiful clothes and share delicious foods. If you want to find out more follow the link!

We created our own decorations called Rangoli patterns on paper and had a go at doing Mehendi hand patterns.

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Once Upon a Time…

Posted by Reception Staff on Monday Nov 4, 2019 Under Uncategorized

The children returned to school after the half term holiday and found Gingerbread Man parts around the classroom.

After we fixed the parts together we found the hidden message on the back.

The children were delighted to read the story and used the puppet theatre to act out the story.

Later we followed instructions to make our own Gingerbread Men.

We followed the recipe really carefully, measuring scoops and spoons and cooked them in the oven.

The next day we iced and decorated them! Yum Yum delicious 😊

Oven making.

Later we used our imagination and physical skills to build an oven to cook the gingerbread man in. It needed good communication and team work to create and build the oven. Everyone did a great job and we managed to gobble him up before he ran away!

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Pet Shop Visit for the Skeleton Dog

Posted by Reception Staff on Thursday Oct 3, 2019 Under Uncategorized

Each class in Reception has had a visitor this week. It’s Pipa the skeleton dog!

Pipa knew that we had been reading the ‘Funny Bones’ story and decided to come to school for a few days.

We also received a letter from the ‘Dogsbody’ pet shop in Silsden. The lovely lady at the shop invited us to look around her shop and suggested we bought some things to help to care for Pipa. We decided to write a shopping list to help us think about what a dog might need to be happy and healthy.

Each class bought some dog food, a tasty dog cake, some dog toys and some poo bags for Pipa. We are all going to have a Pet Shop or Vets department in our role play area to practise reading signs and labels and to help us understand how to use money to pay for items that are for sale.

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Tasting different fruits

Posted by Reception Staff on Thursday Oct 3, 2019 Under Uncategorized

The children have been exploring their senses this week and tried a number of different fruits to see which ones they liked and didn’t.  We looked very closely at a tongue and discussed the taste buds and what they do.  We tried, pineapple, blueberries, banana and even lemon!! The children liked some and not others!!

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Skeleton Activities

Posted by Reception Staff on Tuesday Oct 1, 2019 Under Uncategorized

We have been enjoying lots of different activities this half term linked with our topic – Funny Bones!

Skeleton Pizza’s!

Playdough Animal Skeletons

Dark Dark Adventures – Hunting for the Funnybones Skeletons!

Labelling a Skeleton

Cotton Bud Skeleton Hands

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The Life Caravan

Posted by Reception Staff on Saturday Sep 21, 2019 Under Uncategorized

Harold the giraffe visited us in school this week and we had an amazing time going into the caravan to see him. (Although one little chap was initially disappointed as it didn’t have beds!)

Harold was fantastic and talked to us about looking after our bodies, keeping clean and eating healthily. We looked at a life sized dolly called Tam who had light up veins, heart, brain, lungs and stomach. We also discussed about what to do and who to speak to if we were feeling sad, at home and at school. We had a great time and learnt lots!

After we had been in the Life Caravan, in our Understanding the World lesson we thought about all the different ways to keep healthy that Harold had talked about.

We thought about all the food that we eat to give us energy and whether they are healthy or unhealthy. We worked together in groups to sort these foods into our healthy and unhealthy hoops!

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