A New House for Mouse

This week we read the story: A new House for Mouse and Rosie’s Visitors. We drew designs for houses, built dens in the outside area and made mouse puppets.

We have enjoyed lots of different activities this week.

We have been exploring the properties of ice. We made ice puddings and enjoyed cracking the ice open with hammers. We discovered frozen sunflowers inside the ice. We use lots of descriptive language to talk about what we felt and discovered e.g., ‘freezing’, ‘frosty’, ‘icy’.
We have developed our skills in woodwork. We used a variety of resources to make new houses for our mice as well as other things such as aliens, people and other animals.
We enjoyed chopping herbs, slicing lemons and limes and mixing water. We made potions, perfume and snake poison! We are getting better at using one handed tools and we will soon be strong enough to hold pencils with the correct pincer grip.
We are now independent when using the easel. We can collected our own paper, paintbrushes and choose the type of paint we want to use. We know that when we have finished we must write our names on our work and place it on the drying rack.

Next week, we will be focusing on Autumn, the changes we can see in our local environment as well reading the stories: Leaf Man, Pumpkin Soup and Hurry, Hurry Mary Dear!

Into The Woods…

We love sharing books in reception and this week we have been reading, The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson.

We drew pictures of the gruffalo:

We made gruffalos’ from play dough

We learnt what the word feast means. We created food for our very own feast.

We made logpile houses and drew snakes with oil pastels.

Next week, we will be continuing with the theme ‘Into the Woods’. We will be reading Rosie’s Visitors as well as other stories linked to this topic.

Into the Woods…

We have had some bear-tastic fun in Purple Class this week. We have worked hard making our very own bear puppets. We designed costumes for the bears including facemasks ‘so the bears can go to Tescos’.

Here are some of the bears we made!

We have had lots of fun making perfume for the bears. We all worked very hard on developing our hand eye coordination and also building the muscles in our hands by using the one handed tools to crush, scoop, pour and pinch the flowers and scented water into containers.

We played with the chocolate play dough and made an assortment of cookies and biscuit bears.

I would like to remind all parents to please ensure their child comes to school with a named water bottle. Additionally, as the weather is getting colder please make sure your child has a warm coat with their name and class written inside. Book bags must come to school everyday and we would like you to encourage your child to carry them in.

It’s been an absolutely amazing start to the year, your children are flourishing and I look forward to all the time we will be spending together.

Have you Filled a Bucket today?

This week are learning has focused around the story: ‘Have you filled a bucket today?’

We have learnt how to be bucket fillers. We learnt that we can fill our own buckets as well as other peoples buckets by sharing, caring, saying kind words and doing kind things.

Talk to your child about how they can be bucket fillers at home!

Pick and Mix Home learning

We have been very busy in Purple Class getting to know everybody as well as learning all about our classroom environment. Here are some photos of our learning this week:

Working together using the loose parts to create 3D structures.

We are pretending to make apple crumble!
Working in the woodwork area|!
Xavier and Rudy set up a Batman tea party in the forest.

Next week…Owl Babies!

Why not watch the story here…

Welcome Reception

It’s been such a lovely day meeting all the new children and their families. Here are some pictures of activities that we have enjoyed today.

Making a garage for the cars!
Time for tea!
Treasure Hunters!!!
Making new friends…
Playing with the fairies and dragons.
Making cup cakes with the dough
Hiding the dinosaurs in ‘quick sand’.

Collecting and counting treasure.

Welcome to Purple Class

Today we welcomed 12 lovely children to our class. We cannot wait to meet the rest! Here are some of the things we got up to.

Anyone for a milkshake!
Lydia and Lara set up a tea party for the ponies.
“I’m burying the dinosaurs in mud.”
Rae and Ida worked together to make cakes and soup in the mud kitchen.
Moussa worked in the woodwork area to make a car.
Noah and Archie enjoyed working in the mud kitchen.
Moussa is working hard in the construction area.
Romilly and Rae enjoyed playing with the large scale construction resources.