Reception have had a very busy month! We have been learning about Harvest. We read the story Oliver’s Vegetables and painted pictures of the vegetables as well as drawing a vegetable patch and labelling it. We taste tested some of the vegetables from the story-none of use liked the beetroot but lots of us enjoyed eating the spinach!
We also absolutely loved reading the story ‘The Runaway Pea’. We like to re-enact the story at lunch times with different vegetables when they fall from the table!
We also read the story ‘The Little Red Hen’ and followed a recipe to weigh out the ingredients to make our own delicious bread rolls.
Reception then moved onto learning about Halloween. We dressed up as different characters, made up spooky stories with the dolls house and made potions in the Witches Kitchen. We enjoyed listening to lots of the different Winnie the Witch stories. Winnie needed Reception’s help to design a new pair of tights using repeating patterns, she was so impressed that the next day she asked the Reception class to design her a new witch hat using trickier repeating patterns. We finished our Halloween theme with a Halloween party which was lots of fun, we got to go home and get changed then come back to school to play games and dance in our costumes.
What a busy month Reception!
Reception’s topic is celebrations. We celebrated starting school and met all the teachers when we had a walk around the school. We looked at how we got to school and what we passed in our local area when coming to school. We have then moved on to celebrating Kipper the dog’s birthday. We have looked at how people celebrate birthdays, what food they eat and what preparations we go through before a birthday celebration. Reception then wrote invitations, made lists for food, counted out objects for the party and did repeating patterns for decorations. Reception then made cakes and biscuits and sandwiches for Kippers birthday and came to school in our party clothes to celebrate Kippers birthday for our theme day. After the party we took a trip to China to see how they celebrate birthdays, thinking about the differences and similarities as well as looking at how a child in Africa celebrates a birthday, learning a traditional African song and dance. It has been a very busy month! I am so proud at how well Reception have settled into School and how hard they are working!