Plant a little seed…wait for it to grow!

This week Reception have started a new topic, ‘How does a root shoot?’ This topic is all about growing. To start our topic, we have been planting seeds, ready to watch them grow over the next half term.

What steps did you have to do to plant  your seed?

Now we have planted our seeds, we need to look after them to help them grow. Follow this link to see what plants need to help them grow. Can you name three things a plant needs to help it grow? https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zcn9j6f

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Have a magical Mother’s Day

Reception would like to wish all our mummies and nanas a wonderful Mother’s Day. This week we have been thinking about why our mummies and nanas are so special to us. We shared lots of super reasons, some of these were; “because she tucks me in at night”, “because she bakes with me”, “because she brings me to school”, “because she reads me a bedtime story”, “because she gives me cuddles and kisses”.

As part of our learning we have been getting very creative. We looked at a real bunch of flowers and had a go a drawing them using crayons and oil pastels. We used our scissor skills to cut out and make our very own vases of flowers and we had a go at writing about why we love our mummy. Take a look at some of our super learning.

 

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Come and read a story

Today has been a very exciting day. As part of our reading week, we invited parents and carers to come into school and read with us. Reception had lots of parent visitors who came to read with us. We read lots of our favourite stories, thank you to eveyone who came to read with us.

 

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Library Visit

On Monday afternoon, Reception and Year Six went on a visit to Bolton library.

We got on the train from Lostock train station, we travelled to Bolton station. Wephen we arrived at Bolton we got off the train and walked down to the library. We loved our journey on the train.

At the library we had lots of fun, we listened to stories that our Year Six partner read to us. There were so many different books to choose from. What a super afternoon of reading!

 

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People Who Help us visitors

Reception would love to say a big thank you to all of the visitors we have had over the past 2 weeks. We have been very lucky to have visits from a nurse, a police officer and the fire service. We loved all our visits and asked lots of questions. We loved being bandaged up by Henry’s mummy who works at the hospital. We tried on the police officer’s uniform and we each had a go a squirting the fire hose. Here are a couple of photographs from our fire service visit.

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Language Day

Reception had a fabulous day on language. The country we were learning about was Spain. We had a great day learning all about the culture of Spain. We learnt some Spanish dancing, we made castanets, we tried traditional Spanish food and we learnt to sing in Spanish. We really did have lots of fun learning all about our chosen country.

Here is some of our super learning.

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A fantastic trip!

Yesterday, Reception went on their class trip to Bents Garden Centre. We had a very festive time! We loved looking at the Christmas decorations and at all the festive lights.

We were also very lucky to see Santa’s sleigh, we loved getting inside and having a picture, luckily the reindeer were having a rest so we didn’t take off. Our trip was made extra special by also meeting Santa himself!

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Over the past two days we have taken part in our nativity performances. The children all performed amazingly well and we want to say a big thank you to everyone who was involved, to help make our nativity as fantastic as it was!

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Kandinsky Circles

This week as part of our colour and light topic, we have been looking at the artist Kandinsky. We focused on his circles painting. We loved the shapes and colours, we have had a go at making our own Kandinsky circles in lots of different ways.

Poppy and Hope loved using the shaving foam paint to create their own colourful circles.

We used our funky fingers to draw round and cut out circles to create our own Kandinsky pictures.

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Forest School Fun

Reception had lots of fun down in the woods! We tried lots of different activities… pumpkin carving, broomstick making, den building and we made pine cone spiders. We loved our outdoor learning, here are a few examples of our forest School fun.

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