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Butterfly Life Cycle: June 2016

20 06 16rai
Reception were lucky to have a visit from a science teacher from Archer.
Mr Wick came to teach us all about the life cycle of a butterfly.

The children got the chance to look at a butterflies wing though a microscope.
The children then created the different parts of the life cycle using play dough.

It was so much fun to have a science teacher teach reception. 

Butterfly Life Cycle continued: June 2016

It's been so exciting to watch the caterpillars transform into butterflies. The children learnt all about the lifecycle of how a caterpillar becomes a butterfly and they enjoyed watching the butterflies emerge from the chrysalis. We were happy to release the butterflies into the wild but sad to say goodbye. Hopefully they will come back and visit us some time!

Electricity: May 2016

20 05 16rai
The children were very lucky to have a parent visitor to teach them all about electricity and circuits.
They used a variety of different resources such as a bulb, wires, a battery,
a bulb and a buzzer to create an electrical circuit.
They were able to make both the bulb light up and the buzzer buzz.

Number Lines: April 2016

 This week reception have been learning how to jump along a number line to count on.
The children created the number line using number tiles.
They then rolled the dice to see how many jumps along the number line they needed to do.
Then they jumped along the number line to find the answer.
The children really enjoyed making maths physical.
 15 04 16rai

Bodybuilding: April 2016

 Reception have been learning how to make their bodies stronger. During PE the children were
practising throwing underarm to a partner while kneeling. Kneeling allowed the children to
strengthen their back muscles. Throwing underarm encourages strength in the shoulder muscles.
The children enjoyed throwing to their partner.

08 04 16rai

The Journey: March 2016

 01 04 16ai
Reception have been reading the story 'The Journey' by Neil Griffiths and Scott Mann.
The children used the story sack to retell the story and then created a map using the props.
The children drew a map and labelled it to represent the journey of the boat.

Journey Times: March 2016

09 03 16bi 
 Reception have been learning all about why knowing how to tell the time is important for
travelling on a journey. The children have been practicing how to tell the time to o'clock.

Artefacts: March 2016

09 03 1ai
 This week the children in reception were looking at artefacts that explorers would have used
in the past. Some of the objects were: a compass, a map, a magnifying glass and a telescope.
The children asked questions about each object. The telescope was 100 years old and made
in Ealing, West London. The children really enjoyed learning about objects from the past.

Healthy Eating: January 2016

This week we were lucky to have a parent come in to talk about healthy eating. Mrs Southern talked with the children about what a fruit is and what a vegetable is. She explained that when we are thinking about healthy eating we should try to eat all the different colours of the rainbow so we can get different vitamins. The children then had an opportunity to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables. They thought about which ones were sour, salty or sweet.




Ships: February 2016

12 02 16bi
We had lots of fun making our role play area into a lovely ship. They children worked with the teachers to measure the cardboard. They counted how many rulers long that they needed. They used paint and sponges to create the sea for the ship. Then the children created their own silver coins out of tinfoil for the treasure chest. The children were proud of all their hard work.




Shape Castle: December 2015

09 12 15ri
 The children have been learning all about how to describe a 3D shape.
They created a castle with the shapes, and then described it using
the vocabulary: edges, vertices and faces.

3D Shapes: December 2015

This week in reception the children have been learning to name and describe 3D shapes. The children practised playing bingo with 3D shapes. They chose one child to be the bingo caller while the other children played the game. They really loved shouting BINGO when they won. 
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Chalk Puddles: November 2015

 Some children in reception have been learning to improve their hand grip and strength by using chalk to practice drawing different sized circles. The children then pretended that the circles were lots of puddles to splash in and jumped in all the splashy puddles.
27 11 15

Types of Home: November 2015

 This week the children have been learning all about different homes. Such as; flats, bungalows, cottages, detached, semi-detached and terraced houses. The children then worked in groups to create their own homes using junk modelling. In this picture the children are busy working together to create their block of flats.
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Houses: November 2015

This term the children have been learning all about homes. The children decided to make a lego home during child initated learning time. They spent lots of time thinking about what type of house they should build and finally decided that they would build a detached house.
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