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During Book week we shared a variety of activities. We shared a book with Year 2 who came down to read to us. Miss Mansfield from Year 3, came down to read her favourite books to us and we dressed up as book characters. Can you spot your favourite book character in our class photo?
Chinese New Year
We had a fantastic time learning about Chinese New Year. We enjoyed lots of fun activities including making lanterns and dragons (with paper, coloured cubes, play dough and fabric), using chopsticks, copying pictures using Tangrams, building the Great Wall of China and even dressing up!
NSPCC Number Day
We enjoyed Number Day at school, and dressed up in outfits with numbers on. We went on a number hunt around school, collecting numbers on a whiteboard. When we got back to the classroom, we looked at them and had a go at reading them. Some of them were very big! We also made numbers out of objects from around the classroom.
We have been learning about Space. We have been creating our own meteors, solar systems and rockets using different materials, including shapes, ribbon, buttons, play dough, pipe cleaners and spaghetti. We have also added together sets of aliens and have tried to record the number sentence.
Our Christmas Party
We all had so much fun at our Christmas party, with Mr Bagwell leading us in lots of different party games. The children showed really good sportsmanship when they weren’t all able to win at everything and we were especially impressed with how still the children could be when they played musical statues.
Shine, Star, Shine
We were so proud of all our Reception children in their recent performance of ‘Shine, Star, Shine’. They had all learned so many song words and the speakers were all able to be heard right at the back of the hall. Families, the rest of the school and some of our local pre-schools all enjoyed being in the audience, especially when the big star did eventual manage to shine!
Stay and Share
We had a great time showing our learning to our families during our ‘Stay and Share’ session. We showed them how we use numicon, use the learn pads and the interactive board, make our fingers stronger with Finger Fun, complete jigsaws and read stories. We showed our inside and outside learning spaces and even had younger brothers and sisters who liked to join in too!
We talked about Remembrance Day and why we wear poppies. We used red, green and black pieces to create our own poppies. We also worked together to make giant poppy sun catchers. We had to stick lots of mosaic squares in red, green and black to create the shapes. We painted poppies on pebbles, and placed these around the silent soldier at our school gate.
Fire Engine Visit
Reception loved having the fire engine visit our school car park this week. They got to try on helmets and enjoyed shouting ‘higher’ when the teachers went up 100 feet in the cage! Thank you very much to Mark, Will and Amanda from Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service.
Parley Pear Cake
Reception have made pear cake. They picked the pears from the school pear tree. Isabella and Lillah said that we could cut a pear in half so that the 5 pears could be shared between the two classes. Reception mixed 4 eggs, 200g of sugar, 200g of butter and 200g of self-raising flour. They peeled and chopped the pears. The pears and cake mix were put into cake tins and cooked. They really enjoyed eating the cake, saying it was yummy and delicious!
Reception really enjoyed going on an Autumn Hunt. They worked well with their partners, searching for all the objects on their checklist and then ticking them off. We even saw a beautiful rainbow. Maybe you could look for our Autumn list when you next go for a walk!
We listened to the Supertato story and then created our own Super Heroes using potatoes. We decorated them with masks, capes, belts and faces. On Friday we showed them to the class and talked about their super powers!
We have been enjoying our Outdoor Learning. Last week we collected natural materials, such as leaves and sticks and made pictures with them. This week, we collected sticks of different sizes and tried to order them by size. Not all sticks were straight, some were very tall and some were very heavy!
This week we have been on a shape walk around the school. We have named and described some of the 2D shapes – squares, circles, rectangles, triangles and even hexagons!!! Then we have spotted them inside and outside the school building.
We went on our first nature walk today. We had to wear our wellies. We saw a pear tree, berries, birds and different trees. We heard birds, an aeroplane and a siren. We found leaves, conkers and acorn cups. We sat in the Daisy Room for a rest.
When we got back to the classroom we learned how to put our boots together.
First Week at School
The Reception classes have had a great first week at school. They have been learning where things are in the classrooms and have been trying lots of new activities. They have also made new friends and been learning how to listen carefully.
The teachers are very proud of how well the children have settled, and hope they have a restful weekend at home!
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Welcome to Reception!
In Reception we are very excited to be starting our learning journey at Parley First School. Our classes are called RW and RF. Our learning this term is ‘Good to be Me!’ and we will be learning about ourselves and people who help us. We will be reading, writing, counting, painting, singing, playing, making lots of new friends and many other exciting things.
We look forward to sharing our photos on this page so that you can see what we have been doing.
Mrs French Mrs Wyatt-Jones