We have been learning all about dinosaurs.
We loved using salt dough to make dinosaur footprints.
Valentine's Day heart sandwiches!
We spread jam onto bread before pushing heart shaped cutters into the bread to make heart shaped sandwiches.
They were yummy!
Christmas has landed in Reception classroom! We have been very busy learning about the Nativity story, making snowflake decorations, dressing up, writing letters to Father Christmas, making Christmas playdough models, building sleighs in construction and lots more!
We learnt about the Hindu festival of light – Diwali.
We listened to the story of Rama and Sita and thought about how Hindu’s celebrate the festival.
We made salt dough Diva lamps using sequins to make them look extra light and sparkly.
Children In Need
We had loads of fun doing lots of Pudsey bear activities. We decorated biscuits, counted, practiced cutting and did some super colouring.
We learnt about Remembrance day and thought about why poppies are important. We each painted a poppy onto a stone, before taking our stones to the remembrance memorial in the park.
We learnt about Arctic and Antarctic animals, thinking about the amazing ways each animal has adapted to live in such cold conditions. We had lots of fun practicing our scissor control whilst making penguins as well as acting out some arctic stories in the small world area.
It was great fun exploring the ice and trying to free the animals that were stuck!
We went on a fantastic Welly Walk and did lots of exploring and risk taking.
We had loads of fun!
We used breadsticks, chocolate and sprinkles to make edible fireworks.
They were so yummy we had two each!
This week we have learnt all about Elmer. We have enjoyed, making Elmer models, playing with Elmer in the small world and dressing up as jungle animals.
We have thought a lot about what makes us different and special, and talked about why it is ok to be different.
We have been learning about different numbers in maths.
We have been counting, hunting, forming and finding.
Vegetable Welly Walk
We visited some of the Incredible Edible sites around Todmorden to see what was planted. We enjoyed trying to identify the vegetables from their leaves and had great fun smelling lots of different herbs.
We have been reading the story of Oliver's Vegetables.
We talked about the vegetables we like and dislike, and thought about how vegetables grow.
We had lots of fun making vegetable men using cocktail sticks, and mixed up some vegetable soup in the water tray. We have explored a farm small world and used lentils for sensory play.
We enjoyed a walk to church to visit Reverend John. He read us the story of Noah’s Ark, before showing us some special things around the church.
We listened really well and really enjoyed learning more about our church.
We had fun doing all sorts of rainbow activities!
Snowman Countdown to Christmas!
We talked about Advent and what the word Advent means, and why this time is important to Christians. We made our own advent calendars so that we can count down to Christmas at home!
We went Gruffalo hunting in the woods!
Small groups of us had a go at retelling the story and acting it out in the woods. We had lots of fun and did some super animal noises! We thought carefully about the story and enjoyed pretending to be the different animals.
Bonfire Night Activities
Here are a collection of some of the fun bonfire night activities we did in class. We made firework pictures, had a pretend bonfire in the small world and practiced our writing using some special firework pencils.
We made Elephant masks! We cut out, assembled and painted out masks before pretending to be elephants!
Handa's Surprise Fruit Baskets
We looked carefully at different fruits, thinking about their shape, size colour etc. We painted the fruits and a basket, before cutting them out and sticking them together.
We helped to mix the biscuit mix, then shaped our mix into an elephant shape. We used some sprinkles to make our biscuits colourful like Elmer! Yummy!
The Colour Monster
We have been looking at the story of The Colour Monster and learning all about different emotions.
We made our own emotion monsters, emotion jars and did some monster threading.
We had great playing with the monster puppets and using the monster small world.
We used our emotion sensory bottles to help us do some mark making and writing about emotions.
We made rainbows and talked about how they are a symbol of hope. We thought about when we see rainbows and why they are special.