What has happened to Reception?
Inspired by Alice in Wonderland, Reception have been making potions which has resulted in them growing too big for the house!
They were learning how to take photographs using the iPad and putting on their thinking caps to create their own potions and imaginative outcomes.
After an eventful few days (plus snow days!) Reception finally made a very exciting discovery! We ventured down to the woods where we found 10 very intriguing doors! They were all different shapes and colours and hidden amongst the trees. The children were inspired to begin creating and making a variety of self-initiated projects such as fairy doors, fairy houses, story maps, character drawing and clues!
We have decided to let our new visitors live and look after our woods!
Today was full of surprises!
This morning, more unusual clues were discovered throughout school. The children found that strange potion bottles had been left near Year 1. Using careful observation skills, they uncovered a variety of beautifully crafted, golden keys. Finally two scrolls were located near Year 2, they revealed a map and an invisible secret message!
Using all these clues, Reception set to work on creating imaginative stories and characters. They each recorded their story using a story map and retold them focusing on ordering the events. Linking to ideas on who had left the footprints, characters were described and drawn in detail. Reception have really been demonstrating so much inventiveness, creativity and literacy skills! WOW!!
Where will the clues lead us tomorrow?
What a strange and exciting start to the half term!
Reception, along with the rest of KS1, discovered a variety of unusual footprints in every classroom! We all put on our detective thinking caps to generate questions and look very carefully for evidence.
The day was filled with creativity and imagination as the children drew and described their ideas for who had made the footprints.
I wonder what else will be discovered throughout the week?
This half term we have been listening to Carnival of the Animals, creating animal masks and developing our knowledge of instruments.
The finale of our topic ended with a fantastic animal parade. Each group performed a dance inspired by their animal mask and a piece of music.
Over the past week, Reception have been applying a range of maths skills to solve problems. They were challenged to find the most popular answer to a range of questions.
First everyone had to vote. Then working in pairs the votes were sorted, counted and recorded. Together we discussed which answer had received the most votes and was therefore the classes favourite. Mrs Ashton and Mr Harris were blown away with how Reception applied all their maths skills!
NEXT STEPS: Together sort and count the table cultery. How many spoons, knifes and forks? How could this be recorded?
Stories and books form a fundamental part of the Greetland Reception curriculum. Throughout the day children enjoy listening to stories, telling stories and sharing books. Recently children have begun applying their ‘sounding out’ and ‘blending skills’ to reading independently!
NEXT STEPS: Enjoy your favourite story together.