Classroom Calamity!

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Posted by lroberts | Posted in General News | Posted on 27-01-2016

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OH NO!!!!

This week well fell victim to a terrible crime. While we were at lunch, someone sneakily came into our classroom and made a really big mess!!

We were so shocked!! We think that the person who came in left us a few clues. It looked like the person liked lots of different kinds of fruit, as they left lots on our snack table! The person also really must have liked reading but they forgot to tidy up when they were finished! Just look at the mess in our reading area!

Who do you think muddled up our classroom?

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Not to worry! RR quickly set about investigating the crime. We put on our finest police uniforms, picked up our magnifying glasses and we were determined to solve the crime!

We had a few ideas about who it might have been. Some of us thought that Handa had broken in because she likes fruit. Others thought that it might have been Goldilocks who made the mess. Whoever it was, we sure showed them! We teamed together and had a really good tidy up. Our class was much better after!  Great team work everyone! We even wrote letters to kindly ask whoever had done it, never to do it again!

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This week we have also been creating our very own animals and creatures. Just look at some of the lovely and creative designs that we have made! We have also been using our sounds to describe some of their features!

What features would you put on your crazy creature design?

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IT Whizzes!

check us out! We have been using the iPads and Google to answer some of our questions!

We asked questions like:

 “How was the first person born because there was no one else around, so how would they get born with no one else around?”

“Why is fruit good for you?”

“How do rockets blast off?”

“How do vets look after pets?”

“How do iPads work?”

What great questions! What question would you like to ask Google?

Wow RR, We’ve been so busy!! I Wonder what next week will bring!

It’s About Time!

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Posted by lroberts | Posted in General News | Posted on 21-01-2016

We’ve been busy again this week in RR class. Our maths focus has been on time. We have been measuring time and discussing the language that we use when talk about time.

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We have been making really big clocks! We have worked together to find where the numbers go and we have even pretended to be the big hand and the little hand. Do you know what time it is?

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We have been using timers to race and see how many beads we can thread in a  set time! how many beads do you think you could thread in one minute? It’s trickier than you think!

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We have been playing in our very own Travel agents! We been booking holidays, using the globe to fond out where we would like to go, and looking through our travel magazines to explore what different places have to offer. Some of the places even have football pitches! When can we go?

Where would you like to go on holiday?
Are you going on any holidays this year?

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We had a lot of fun trying to make life sized cut outs too! We were really inspired by some of Miss Roberts resources and so tried to make our own. Here you can see us really working together to try and roll the paper out and draw around each other. We even tried to cut them out!

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We were even lucky enough to see a show this week all about being late! Now we know just how important it is to be on time every day! We really enjoyed it! There was even a quiz!

Can you remember why it is important to be on time?

This week we’ve also been focussing on Africa. We have been talking about African animals and have read the book ‘Handa’s Surprise’. We have even been learning an African Nursery Rhyme called ‘Kye Kye Kule’. Can you remember the actions?

Wow we’ve been so busy! I wonder what next week will bring?

Happy New Year!

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Posted by lroberts | Posted in General News | Posted on 13-01-2016

Welcome back reception! It seems like everybody has had a fantastic Christmas Holiday! We’ve been hearing a lot about the wonderful toys and gifts that Father Christmas brought you all! You’re all so lucky!

We’ve been having a really busy couple of weeks so far!

We have been investigating musical instruments and the different sounds that they make.

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Just look at everyone trying out some new sounds! What instruments do you like to play?

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We have really enjoyed dressing up as insects this week! We have even made a some dark and scary woods to walk through. We have really enjoyed the sound and feeling of the sugar paper as we have scrunched it and walked through it! It really feels like we are in the forest!

Our Theme has been ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ by Michael Rosen. We’re Going on a Bear Hunt 25th Anniversary Logo. We’re Going on a Bear Hunt Celebrating 25 Years Header Image. Illustration of man walking with three children.

We have really enjoyed this story!

You can find out more about this story here:

http://www.jointhebearhunt.com/

Reception children working hard with Christmas on the way!

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Posted by lroberts | Posted in General News | Posted on 02-12-2015

Reception have been working hard this week to learn about capacity. we have been comparing the sixes of different containers and talking about whether we think they are full, nearly full, half full, half empty, nearly empty or empty.

We have also been writing on post-its to label these containers.

Can you see our fantastic writing? 
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We have also been exploring capacity using rice and different sized containers. We have enjoyed filling the containers and using these to show our teachers how well we understand the language of capacity.

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Look out containers are empty!

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Look, our containers are nearly empty!

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This week we have also been trying our hands at cracking the codes to untangle the chain! It’s been tricky, but we have used our number knowledge to match the correct key to the lock.

Did you match any of the keys?

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We also had an impromptu game of buses! We had a fantastic time and all played really well together. Some of us were drivers, some of us were ticket collectors and some of us were conductors! We went to the beach and saw lots of different things on the way! We really enjoyed ourselves!

Can you spot the driver?

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 As usual we have had so many experiences this week and have been working really hard! The writing area is always full of keen artists and writers, we have been using the book corner to play families and we have been spending time with out friends building train tracks and reading books.

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What do you like to with your friends in class?

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We also finished our baubles for the Christmas bazaar. However, there is one more step to go! We think you’re going to love the final result!

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Check out some of the amazing artwork we have produced this week! (and it’s only Wednesday!) We are so proud with our work and love to make things for our friends. We have even been trying to make paper chains this week to decorate the classroom!

We have been continuing to practice our songs for the Christmas production and our ‘Star song’ really is beautiful. We have actions for the song and we are going to have special head bands for the performance! We don;t want to give too much away…for now.

Reception Welcomes Winter!

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Posted by lroberts | Posted in General News | Posted on 17-11-2015

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The story is about the friendship between a Hedgehog and a Rabbit and about how much they will miss one another while the hedgehog hibernates for winter. the hedgehog leaves a message for the rabbit in the bark of a tree.

Can you remember what the hedgehog wrote?

So in class we have been doing some wintery things!

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things like paying in the snow! We have even been trying to write some letters in the snow!

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We have been using stamps and glitter to make the most colourful and sparkly pictures too! Look at us working so hard and so nicely together!

What do you like to make pictures of? 

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This week we have also continued to explore 2D and 3D shapes. We have been using shapes to make pictures with, using rubber band boards to make 2D shapes and exploring the qualities of 3D shapes.

What 2D and 3D shapes can you name? 

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Look at how hard we have been practising our writing; and it’s only Tuesday!!

We have been practising writing the new sounds we have learnt, taking registers in our role-play area and writing our own names!

Way to go guys!

 

Friendship week fun in Reception.

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Posted by lroberts | Posted in General News | Posted on 13-11-2015

This week at school we have been celebrating friendship week.

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We went out into the playground to share a playground game with RM class. They taught us a game where we had to get the hoop around the circle but couldn’t let our hands go! It was tricky but we did it!

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In class we have been trying really hard to treat our friends well. Today we spent a long time lining up and taking turns in a game we like to play.

We have done so much writing this week!

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As you can see, We have been copying words related to our topic this week, Diwali; we have been writing our names, new sounds and so much more!

what do you like to write about?

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We even took some time this week to read some books and share our all about me books with our friends.

What kinds of books do you like to read at home? What is your favourite story?

End of Term Fun in Reception!

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Posted by lroberts | Posted in General News | Posted on 05-11-2015

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Winners!!

RR Class won the Attendance cup!! Well done RR!

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RR have explored what was hidden inside a pumpkin. We found seeds and lots of squishy flesh. We made predictions about what would happen to it if we left it alone for a week and observed the changes over time! It didn’t look very nice after a week!

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We pulled some funny faces using some magnifying glasses!

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And drew some really big shapes using chalk and water in the outside area.

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And we were learning all about nocturnal animals.

What do you know about nocturnal animals? Can you think of any?

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As usual the writing area was completely full of us eager learners practising our writing and drawing beautiful pictures!

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We really enjoyed our football session on Thursday! We’re getting really good at using our feet to control the ball.

what sports do you like to play?