Basic Skills in Tennis.

Today the children have been learning the basic skills of tennis, how to control their ball.  We pretended our ball was our dog and we had to take it for a walk without letting it run off.  The children were all very good and showed some real talent with their control.  Well done to all of the children.

Science in Reception

This week we have been learning the reversible changes in freezing water. We filled 5 balloons with coloured water and placed them in different places around the classroom and playground. We put one in our fridge, one in our freezer and three outside around the playground. We have been checking on them throughout the week to see what changes have been happening. Today we checked and only the balloon in the freezer had frozen so we opened it up to have a closer look. We have left the others to see if any changes occur over the weekend. Take a peek at our ice ball that we passed around today. Ask your child if they can remember any great words to describe it and let us know what they say by leaving us a comment.

Making Porridge

This term our topic is Traditional Stories.  Our first story that we have been reading has been Goldilocks and the Three Bears.  The children have loved dressing up in the role play area and retelling the story.  We have had outdoor activities to re-enact the story. Lots of writing opportunities, maths with counting and weighing, cutting and sticking, sequencing but best of the all the children loved making and eating the porridge.  Please enjoy a few photos of the children making the porridge.

Tis the season to be jolly…

The Christmas period arrived with lots of excitement and laughter in Reception class.  We started slightly earlier than normal at the end of November with a Christmas Jumper Day followed by lots of lovely activities, crafts, productions and parties.  Please take a few moments to have a look at a selection of photos taken during this month of madness. 🙂

Don’t worry, the children still did lots of learning during the last few weeks but I thought you’d like to see the photos of all the fun we had this time.