It has been another very busy week in Reception! We have continued exploring our theme ‘At The Seaside’, focusing on the story ‘The Troll’. The children thoroughly enjoyed contributing their ideas towards a class ‘disgusting soup’ inspired by the horrible food recipes in our focus story. Next week, the children will be making their own recipes, which are sure to be even more disgusting! As well, the children have begun to about what you may find deep down in the sea. Some children have produced some beautiful pieces of independent writing.
On Wednesday, the whole school took part in a Green Day, in which all children took part in a wide range of exciting activities that promote and celebrate what we do as a school to be green, whilst thinking about things we can do to be even greener in the future! Luckily, the weather was beautiful, which enabled to spend the entire day outside enjoying the beautiful sun. The children in Reception enjoyed reading and listening to stories in the amphitheatre, exploring life in the pond, investigating minibeasts and their habitats as well as planting some pumpkin seeds in paper pots ready for Autumn! The children also enjoyed creating their own assault courses and models outside using the construction equipment. They demonstrated great teamwork and collaboration! Some children also enjoyed digging and weeding our prayer garden! We even had some superstar helpers that did an amazing job picking up any litter that they found in our Reception outside area. The children had a wonderful day! Thank you parents for any plants and resources you provided for the day, the school is looking beautiful and we can’t wait for you to be able to come and see it!
Despite the sudden shift in weather on Friday, we were still able to have lots of fun learning about the Feast of St Alban. We talked about who St Alban was, why he is a Saint and how we can learn from him. The children had so much fun acting out the story of St Alban and understood that he was a very brave and generous man. During child initiated learning, lots of the children were busy making swords out of cardboard and foil. The swords are a symbol of being a martyr. Some children also recreated the cross of St Alban and wrote their own messages of thanks. At the end of the day, they received a special treat to celebrate!