Butterfly Class have started our Forest School sessions! We will be going to Ashburton Wood every week with our Forest Lead Miss Nguyen and teacher Miss Ile. This week we learnt how to change into our Forest School clothes and to look out for hazards at Forest School. Our challenge was to work with our partner to go …
Our Woodwork Area has officially opened in Reception. Come and see all the amazing tools and skills we will be using with this term. For the Spring term, we are focusing on staying safe and using the hammer, wrench and sandpaper to create our designs.
Butterfly class were making cucumber and cress sandwiches. They explored how to cut and spread ingredients, making food for a class party.
As part of Diwali week, Bee class learnt about Divas and later created their very own ones using a range of techniques. They also had opportunities to make ‘Rangoli’ patterns using materials such as rice, lentils and a mixture of seeds and beans.
Bee Class thoroughly enjoyed reading the story of ‘Handa’s Surprise’, by Eileen Browne. The children were able to create gestures and actions using our story map and later, they were able to step out the story. They had such a wonderful experience, performing in small groups!
Reception children were delighted to use natural materials to create art in the style of Andy Goldsworthy. Children used tweezers appropriately, showing good control over small movement.
We have been learning all about The very Hungry Caterpillar. We talked about how he changed into a butterfly, and why he ate so much food. After telling the story to our friends in class, we worked in groups to create our own story maps to show the story!
Last week it snowed… a lot! We were outside exploring in the snow. As well as having a lot of fun, we found out about safety in the snow, and investigated changes.
We love using numicon to explore number. Here you can see us investigating addition using the numicon and balancing scales. Some of us can write addition number sentences independently to show what we have found out!
We meet with Miss Verity every week to develop our confidence, communication and role play skills. We had a lot of fun acting out ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’, especially when we took on the role of the Giant!