Welcome to Early Years Foundation Stage (Reception)
Our teacher is Mrs Cunningham.
We are helped by Ms Bland, Mrs Butler and Mrs Barlow
Happy St Patrick's Day!
Look at our wonderful hats - we have done Irish dancing, tasted Irish breads and played pin the hat on the leprechaun.
We have just had our 'History' week. We explored life in the past, we had a class museum and we even thought about dinosaurs!
This week we have explored the sun. We wrote about how to cool down on a hot day, and we painted and collaged pictures of the sun with his hat on. Our poem for this week is also a song and we are enjoying learning actions to Bring Me Sunshine.
On Tuesday we had a visit from Tanya who is a nurse. She taught us all about how to wash our hands properly.
We have learnt about St David this week, exploring Wales a little too. We printed pictures with leeks, we enjoyed leek and potato soup and we looked closely at daffodils.
What a great week to explore The Wind after Storm Ciara!
The children found out about different objects moving in the wind, they made wind powered vehicles, and they had great fun with streamers. They even had paper fish races!
This week we explored rain and water. We looked at a painting called 'The Umbrellas' and acted out what we could see.
We blew air into soapy paint to make bubbles and then we took prints from the big bubbles.
We built Lego houses and then made roofs for them. We predicted whether or not they would be waterproof and then we tried them out using a watering can to rain!
We have had lots of Science experiments too, about waterproofs materials, floating and sinking and dissolving. We painted on very wet paper and look what happened to our plate of Skittles when we put water in the middle!
We have been learning about how to be healthy to coincide with our visit to Harold and the Life Education van.
We explored exercise, eating and drinking healthy food and drinks and being happy, as well as looking at getting enough sleep and keeping clean.
This week we have been learning about Chinese New Year. We cleaned the role play area, we tasted Chinese food and we made music and danced.
We have started our new topic, learning about the weather. For 2 weeks we are exploring ice and cold. Look at our wonderful snowmen and some great writing about how to get warm!
We had a great party - look who came to visit!
Look at our lovely Christmas tree, the children are having a great time decorating it each day!
The Reception children were fabulous in our Nativity play, here they are all dressed up!
This week we have been thinking about The First Christmas. We have had a stable role play and we have enjoyed using the nativity figures to re-tell the story.
This morning we had the big blue climbing frame in PE. What super climbers we have!
What an exciting day we had on Monday when we had a fire engine and two police cars visit us!
This week we have looked at what firefighters do. We have enjoyed pretending to be fire fighters and we found out about waterproof materials when we tried to keep a duck dry!
We have enjoyed learning about posting letters this week. We wrote a letter and posted it back to school and we have had posting role play both inside and in our outdoor area.
This week we have been finding out about Bonfire Night. We explored the story of Guy Fawkes and his plot to blow up King James. We had a wonderful time in the role play area, where we had a firework display!! We made chocolate sparklers and enjoyed eating them while we listened to the Music for the Royal Fireworks.
We looked at vegetables and then we tasted vegetable soup.
We had a lovely time in our Outdoor Area, playing in the sunshine.
On Wednesday we went to church and enjoyed the story of The Lost Sheep.
Look at our lovely Autumn work.
In Harvest week we enjoyed tasting different sorts of bread.
This week we explored Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
We learnt 1,2 Buckle My Shoe and had a lovely time in our class shoe shop.
Look at our fabulous spiders from when we explored Incy Wincy Spider.
We thought about Goldilocks and the Three Bears and we enjoyed eating porridge.
Early Years Themes and Topics (Curriculum)
A huge welcome to the new Reception children who have just started school!
We explored the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears last week and this week much of our work is based on Incy Wincy Spier.
On Tuesday we explored Africa and Muluken who lives there. We re-enacted 'We're going on a Lion Hunt'
This is our Workd Week!
On Monday we explored Russia and a little boy called Sasha who lives there. We made our own St Basil's Cathedral collages, some Russion dolls and fabulous dancing too!
We had great fun making music when we explored hearing and then look at our smelly jungle in the sand!
Our topic for this term is Our Senses. This week we have been thinking about seeing.
On Tuesday we celebrated St George's Day. We acted out the story of George and the Dragon.
This week we have been exploring the Easter story through Godly play, drama, painting and writing. Rev Susan came to talk to us too.
This week we have been thinking about old and new. We have had a class museum with lots of things which the children brought in from home. Everyone played beautifully and had a great time learning about life a long time ago.
We had a great time learning about St Patrick! We tasted soda bread and potato bread, we tried Irish dancing, we played Hot Potato and Pin the Hat on the leprechaun. We also made fabulous hats!
This week we have enjoyed learning about Chinese New Year. We had a great session tasting Chinese food and drink.
We had a busy Health week learning about everything from exercise to how our bodies work. We tasted plenty of healthy snacks too.
We explored rain and water. We looked at waterproof materials, floating and sinking and dissolving. We looked at a famous painting called The Umbrellas and thought about what the people might be saying - we acted out the story too.
We started our new Weather topic this week, thinking about Ice and Cold.
We had to find ways to free the dinosaurs from the ice, looking at where ice melts best. We made ice lollies and then enjoyed eating them too!
We had great fun getting ready for our party, then we had a lovely afternoon which ended with a very special visitor!
We have been busy making lots of Christmas decorations. The children have loved decorating the tree in the home corner!
What an exciting time we've had, with visits from police officers and firefighters,
We are enjoying lots of exercise! We used the outdoor play equipment on Friday and today we had our first Large Apparatus PE lesson, look how high some of the children climbed!
This week we have explored the story of Guy Fawkes and thought about Bonfire Night. On Friday we enjoyed the chocolate sparklers we had made.
We have had some cycle training this week too, look at us learning to ride our bikes!
We have been exploring Autumn time and the changes in the world around us. We even tasted some winter vegetable soup!
Today we have had a fabulous day at Helmshore Mill, with lots of activities based around 'cotton'. The children were so well behaved and listened to everything that was said to them. A very big well done to everyone in Reception,
This week we have been thinking about the nursery rhyme 'Twinkle Twinkle Little Star'. Here is our lovely display with some drawings and some star printing.
We are getting excited about our visit on Monday!
A very warm welcome to our new Reception children!
Look at our paintings and our work all about spiders.
This is some of our work / photos from 2017 - 2018:
What a great little party we had this afternoon with plenty of eating and some super dancing! A big thank you and well done from Mrs Cunningham and Miss Bland, we have had such a fabulous year. We hope you all have a lovely summr and we look forward to seeing you when you are Year Ones xxx
This week our teddies have joined us at school! Look at their hats!
Come on England!
What a fabulous performance this afternoon, I'm so proud! Love from Mrs Cunningham
This week we are learning all about keeping safe near roads. Look at these photos of our Right Start Training!
What a lovely day we had in Williamson's Park!
Thank you to all of our cake sale helpers, including the children who were fabulous cake makers and decorators!
We have had a lovely 'World Week'.
We explored the lives of four children; Sasha from Russia, Shakeel from India, Muluken from Ethiopia and Cidinha from Brazil. Here are some of the things we did.