Look what we have been learning

Caterpillars

A wiggly caterpillar.

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The caterpillar was having a look around.

Science week in reception started off with a blast...

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Duckling song

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The duck eggs are here!

Science investigation...

The children noticed the seed the root had started to grow. They talked about what might happen next and the children suggested that the shoot will begin to grow too. 

Outdoor mark making

In reception we had different areas of our classroom representing books. In one area we had the traditional tale 'The Three Little Pigs' with, sticks, bricks and the characters from the story. We also had 'Little Red Riding Hood', Jack And The Beanstalk' and 'Six Dinner Sid' which is our class home time favourite.

My favourite book

The children talked about their favourite book and characters in stories. 

Lancashire Fire Brigade Visit

Fire siren!

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We were very fortunate to have a visit from the Blackburn fire brigade. They spoke to the children about fire safety and answered the children's questions about clothing, rescuing people and animals and how they put out fires. They then went outside to look at different parts of the fire engine and were very excited to squirt water out of the fire hose. We would like to thank the Lancashire Fire Brigade for the chance for our reception and nursery children to have this experience. Many of our children want to be fire fighters when they grow up. 

We had a very exciting week of art. We looked at nature outdoors and created different minibeats using lots of different media, including junk modelling, painting, clay, papier mache and mono-printing.  We learnt about the artist Jackson Pollark and made some of our own slash paint art to music outdoors. 

 

Jackson Pollock Splash Art

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Chinese New Year

This week the children have been learning about the Chinese New Year celebration. 

They made lanterns, ate noodles using chopsticks and created a large dragon. 

Gymnastics with coach Sam

Science investigation

The children were challenged to make a boat that floated in the water. They made their boats out of different materials including tin-foil, corks, paper, card, plastic cartons and wooden sticks. 

 

But some materials were not suitable...

Forest school story time ...

We listened to the stick man story under a large family tree...

We squelched in the mud garden...

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We roasted marshmallows by the fire...

We finished with a forest dance...

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Junk model rockets

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The children used different modeling materials to create their own rocket fireworks. The children used different words to describe the sounds fireworks make.
Boom!
Sparkle!
Crackle!
Bang!

Firework display

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Continued ...

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Diwali celebration

The children have been learning about the Diwali clebration and Mrs Gohil came in to talk about the festival of light and answer some of the children's questions. Miss Yates dressed in a Sari with Wasay and Lucy-Rae. The children also made some diva lamps and Mrs Gohil told us the story of Rama and Sita and explained why lights are so important to Hindu's. 

Hindu temple

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Dee Dee rang the bell to awake the gods before she said a prayer.

Harvest time

The children cut the wheat from our garden and picked out the grains before grinding it into flour. They used the flour to bake some bread. 

It has been our first full week in reception, the children have been exploring all the areas both indoors and outdoors.