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  • Fantastic Finish

    Published 11/03/19, by Lynne Soloman

    Chinese New Year Celebrations

    Last week Oak and Willow Class invited their grown-ups to join them to celebrate Chinese New Year. The children and their parents worked in small groups and tried a variety of different activities. The children put their cutting skills to the test to make a paper chain dragon. They then had an opportunity to colour a picture of the animal from the year they were born.

    Next the children had a go at writing the numbers 0 through to 10 in Mandarin. It was very challenging but lots of fun, zero was very tricky! Then they got the opportunity to try some Chinese food, on offer was Chinese noodles, vegetable spring rolls and prawn crackers. The children talked about how the food tasted and which was their favourite. The prawn crackers the firm favourite from both classes and the children enjoyed finishing them off at snack time.

    The final activity was to perform a dragon dance around the playground with the grown- ups using drums and triangles to create a beat for us to dance to. The children had lots of fun especially when it was the grown-ups turn to have a go!

    There was a great turn out from parents and the children in both Oak and Willow class really enjoyed the morning and we hope you all did too!

    Thank you for coming to celebrate with us and we look forward to sharing our work with you all again soon.

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  • Beanstalks!

    Published 25/01/19, by Lynne Soloman

    Jack and the Beanstalk- 

    Over the last few weeks we have been learning about Jack and the Beanstalk. We planted some magic beans during our Friday assembly. To our utter shock and amazement two huge beanstalks grew in Oak and Willow class over the weekend!

    During the week Jack left special notes on our beanstalks to show us how to plant our very own bean seeds. Unfortunately our beans weren't magic but we are now very excited as they have germinated and are starting to grow.

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  • Start of the Year in Reception

    Published 10/09/18, by Lynne Soloman

    OUR FIRST WEEK.

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  • Supertato to the rescue

    Published 18/06/18, by Admin

    The children have loved our learning on Supertato.

    Last week, we got to meet the vegetables that needed rescuing from Evil Pea. We designed traps and then used the resources around us to create the traps to stop the Evil Pea from causing more trouble.

    We looked at a storyboard and created our own stories remembering to include who was there, where they were and what were they doing.

    This week, Supertato is training the vegetables ready for their sports day...just like us!

    We can't wait to see how Supertato is going to help us with our science week.

    But remember, some vegetables are frozen for a very good reason, so keep an eye out for the Evil Pea in case he is causing trouble....BIG trouble.

     

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  • March is a time for celebration

    Published 21/03/18, by Admin

    This half term has definitely been the time of celebration.

     

    We have enjoyed celebrating Chinese New Year, Valentine's Day, Shrove Tuesday, Persian New Year, Mother's Day, Spring and Easter.

     

    A huge thank you to all the parents that have been involved in all our celebrations. 

    If that wasn't enough, Zog decided to build a nest in our garden - it created a lot of talk to start with as we didn't know who had made it.

    Finally, we are loving the celebration that the sun has appeared and we are all enjoying the newly renovated outdoor area. Here's to a fantastic summer term!

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  • ESafety Week

    Published 01/03/18, by Admin

    To learn about safety when using the computer and internet, Reception covered lots of activities,

    They used the beebot to practice simple programming and made 3D bees to remind us to Bee Safe when using the internet.

    During guided reading, we read a book called Penguinpig, It was about a little girl who found an amazing creature on the internet and wanted to meet it even though the messages where from someone that she didn't know. We learnt that sometimes people try to trick us on the internet so to always talk to an adult if you are unsure or concerned about something you see.


    We went into the computer suite and tried to design our own new animal by combining different animal using our mouse skills.

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  • Music Day

    Published 30/01/18, by Admin

    Reception really enjoyed music day. They were able to experience different musical instruments, listen to different types of music (whilst writing a review), attend a Boomwacker workshop, made their own personalised instruments and finished the day with a celebration assembly of all the events.

    The following day we continued the musical theme by using our own instruments that we had made, performed in a Boomwacker orchestra and showed our rhythmic side during circle time.

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  • Toy Time

    Published 25/01/18, by Admin

    We asked the children what they would like to learn about and following the excitement of Christmas, they asked to learn more about toys.

    So toy shops were created in the classrooms to enhance role play and lots of investigation started place.

    This half term we will be covering what they already know about toys, designing our own toys, learning about how toys are made, looking at technology within toys, making our own toys and finally analysing different toys to see if we can make them better,

    Look out for these in class!

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  • A magical treat for Reception

    Published 18/12/17, by Admin

    Reception were amazed at their class party this week with a special performance from a magician.

    There were shrieks of laughter and surprise when he managed to connect metal circle together, changed socks in his magic washing machine and made balloon animals.

    What a great end of term treat!

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  • Snowman at Sunset

    Published 07/12/17, by Admin

    What a bunch of star performers we have in Reception!

    They all showed amazing courage and were really brave in performing their show of 'Snowman at Sunset'. There was singing. dancing and acting from all the children. They made us all very proud.

    The children particularly liked the giant pop up snowman and snow machine during the performance.

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  • A very precious gift

    Published 23/11/17, by Admin

    To promote the love of reading, we invited a special guest into our school. Imke from the Stevenage library came to visit Reception.

    We were very lucky as she spent some time telling us about the library, showing us what a library card looks like and explained that you could borrow 30 books at a time over a 3 week period! She showed us different sorts of books as well including board books, books with big print and books with braille in.

    She then read 2 stories. She was so impressed with our behaviour that she gave each child a book to take home to enjoy with their adults. Hope you all enjoy 'The Bumble Bear'.

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  • What a display!

    Published 18/10/17, by Admin

    We are so proud of our children and the talent that they have in lots of different areas but we were in awe of this Kandinsky inspired  artwork that they created together.

    They selected their own colours and painted big bold shapes to create this magnificent piece of artwork. 

    It is situated in front of the den.

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