Reception class have had a lot to learn in their first term and they have embraced it with big smiles on their faces! We have learnt some new friends’ names, teachers’ names and lots of routines. It is a busy day, with plenty to remember.
Our topic has been called, ‘Will you be my friend?’ and has taught us lots of skills to create and enhance new friendships. The class have shared the book, ‘On Sudden Hill’, which follows the journey of friendship between three little boys. The children have shared fantastic ideas about what it means to be a ‘big’ friend (special friend) and have shown how to be sensitive to friends’ feelings. Reception worked hard to create their own class rules based on some of these ideas.
We have loved role playing with the lovely donation of boxes. The children have explored different ways to use their boxes and then made plans for what they would like to do with them. We have used them for boats, planes, castles, towers, houses, cars and tractors to name but a few!
Mrs Cousins, Mrs Clark and Mrs Elphick are very proud of Reception class. They have worked very hard and settled into school life well. We even won the school pride cup in the last week of term! We are looking forward to term two and lots more wow moments.
Tractor Visit and Apple Talk
Selby’s dad works on a farm and he drove his tractor to school. The tractors’ wheels were bigger than us! Selby’s mum brought in lots of different apples for us to look at and taste. We sketched the different apples using chalk pastels. We made our own apple juice.
It snowed at school today. The children put on their wet weather gear and had fun in the snow. The snow felt cold and it melted in our hands.
“I wrote my name in the snow with my special stick.” Kye
We found an egg in our outdoor area! We kept it warm in the classroom and it hatched! The egg belonged to an Iguadon, a dinosaur that lived in Maidstone millions of year ago.
“It is big. I think it is a dinosaur egg.” Destinee
We used a trundle wheel to measure the length of different dinosaurs. We compared the size of our feet with the size of a dinosaurs’ foot. It was massive!
We looked at lots of fossils.
We made our own dinosaur. It was very long.
World Book Day
On World Book Day we dressed up as our favourite characters.
“I am the tiger who came to tea.” Betsy
We shared our favourite story with our year 6 buddy.
I made a den. I ate marshmallows on a fire. We sat on logs. I saw a squirrel.
I went on a bear hunt and I had some marshmallows and I had some bread. They were yummy.
I swapped places with Isabella. I ate a pink marshmallow.
I made a clay monster and used sticks for arms and legs. Sam cooked us some marshmallows and they were yummy.
I played with Felix and Kye. I made a tent out of sticks.