The children in Reception have become Authors and Illustrators this week and have created their very own storybooks. I am sure they would love to tell you their stories...
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year!
Reception Newsletter - Autumn Term 2021
We took part in the school play “The Sleepy Shepherd”. We sang the songs and did the actions. We were all sheep in the play. We performed the play to the rest of the school. We are so sorry that you were unable to watch the play and hear our wonderful singing!
During DT week, Reception children designed their own Christmas Rudolph cards. Each child made a painted footprint to start off their reindeer face. They then chose which material they wanted to use for the antlers, eyes and nose, out of the selection of materials available. They ticked their choices on a design sheet. The children used their design sheet to make their Rudolph card using the materials they had chosen. When their card was complete, the children evaluated it and explained what they liked the most and if they would change anything.
We visited the local library and the children were able to look at a selection of books. The children took part in a picture treasure hunt and had to find hidden images all over the library and tick them off on their record sheet. The staff were welcoming and friendly and read a story to the children. There was also the opportunity for children to colour in a picture to be displayed in the library. It is free to join the library - it would be so wonderful if every child in Reception became a member!
This week, we have been learning about the past and the present. We have been focusing on 'People who help us' including police, firefighters, teachers and nurses.
We compared the past and the present. We looked at photographs of schools in the past and discussed the similarities and differences with our school.
We discussed how firefighters, nurses, teachers and police officers have changed since the past and what equipment and technology they have in the present day that they might not have had in the past.