Pancake Day!

We have been learning about Lent. We know that people used to use up lots of tasty things in their cupboards before they gave them up for Lent. It became traditional for lots of people to make pancakes, so we have made our own pancakes, trying different toppings to see how they taste – sweet or sour. We also looked at whether or not our toppings melted!

We added our eggs and then we mixed and mixed and mixed!

We wondered where the egg had gone, and whether we could get it back out again………

Ice Skating

We came into school to see that an amazing ‘thing’ had appeared on our playground. It was an ice-skating rink!!! We were very excited as we changed into our ice-skates and headed out with our class. It was tricky to balance sometimes but we tried really hard and soon we were whizzing around like experts! We enjoyed ourselves very, very much!

A creative week in Reception

We have been very busy adding to our Icy Classroom. We have changed our home corner into an Ice Café and spent time painting and decorating to make it look simply amazing. We thought about the things we would like to eat or drink in our Café and painted them larger than life on the backdrop. Our scrummy ice cream is even bigger than we are!! Yum yum!

We carefully painted words for our menu and added those too. Our Ice Café looks like this now…..

We have also been very busy creating a dragon ready for celebrating Chinese New Year. We have stuck, painted, collaged and fringed our way to making the most beautiful creature.

We’ll keep you posted about our next creative exploits!

An ‘Icy’ New Year!!

We returned to school to find our classroom looking very different – it had a decidedly chilly feel!

Later in the week it seemed we had had an unexpected visitor who had left behind some clues as to who he was.

We took all our clues to Mrs West and wondered about who we thought had been in our classroom. We thought it might have been ‘The Snowman’. How exciting!!!

We also had an amazing visit from the Hobgoblin Theatre Company. We watched them perform ‘The Snow Queen’, which we all really enjoyed.

What will happen next in Reception? We can’t wait to find out!

Christmas Party

Having a great time at our Christmas party!

We had a very exciting visit from a special person! Santa came to bring us each a present – and he told us secret. He brought in magic dust to show us, that helps his reindeer fly so well. It was amazing!!!

We wish you a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!!!

Another busy week!

Our week has passed very quickly with us all being very busy with lots of new things to see and do.

This week we learned about Diwali. We heard the traditional story of Rama and Sita which we enjoyed very much. Here is the link to the video, if you would like to watch the story…

On Wednesday we were lucky enough to be visited by the Lions of Bhangra, who taught us an amazing dance. The dance told the story of a day in the life of a farmer, and we learned the meaning of each dance move as we performed it.

Later that same day we dressed up and played our own drum music during busytime, finally sitting down and sharing samosas and sweets together as a mini feast!

Finally, we found out today that Reception were joint winners in our War Time Bake Off competition that was held last week. We found a lovely war time ginger cake recipe and had spent time making the cakes and some beautiful poppy decorations to put on top. We were very proud of our creations which were displayed at our fabulous tea party!!

Here is our recipe if you would like to try it too!

Busy, busy, busy!!!

We have had a very busy time this week, enjoying lots of different things to do. We have helped record a CD, made amazing things from big boxes and played lots outside.

We still had time do do all these other things too!

We have spent time looking at our faces very carefully, really noticing the detail, and painting self-portraits. We look amazing!!!

We have also enjoyed starting to make our clay teddies. We have squeezed, rolled, cut and shaped our clay. Some of us have used sequins to create buttons. We put our bears safely away so that they can dry, and then we will add our final details!

We have also started our hyacinth bulb growing. We filled the glass bulb bottles carefully with water, and rested the bulb on top. We are really excited to see what happens next!! We’ll let you know as soon as we see anything happening…….

Finally, we celebrated Harvest with a lovely Harvest Assembly. Everyone sang beautifully, and we enjoyed listening to all the fabulous songs. Afterwards we shared our Harvest bread, which was yummy!!

Harvest Bread

Ready for our Harvest celebrations next week, we have enjoyed making our very own harvest bread.

We measured our ingredients, added our fluids and kneaded it well. We know that yeast likes to be warm, so we wrapped our dough up cosily and watched it grow. Then we shaped our very own individual mini loaves ready to bake. They smelled delicious when they came out of the oven!

We love being bakers!!!

We Love Reception!

We are so proud of our Reception children who have settled in beautifully! Look out for more pictures of our autumn adventures, coming soon…..