Christmas Party

Here are a few snaps from our fabulous Reception Christmas Party!!

We hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!! See you all in the New Year. Love from the EYFS team!!

Eureka!

We had a fabulous trip to Eureka last week! We had lots of time to explore around the museum:

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We watched a lovely Christmas show:

And we even met Father Christmas!

A visit from the Lollipop Lady!

We have been thinking about people who help us for the last few weeks. We have had a visit from a nurse and found out all about looking after poorly people. This week we had a visit from the Lollipop Lady who told us all about her job. We all thought of questions to ask her and found out everything about being a crossing lady/man!

We found out why she wears an orange uniform (so that the drivers can all see her!) and what happens if her hat blows away (she has to chase it down the road!) Everyone had the chance to hold the lollipop stick:

A few children have even decided that this is the career for them, they were so inspired! Thank you Alex!

Diwali

Over the last week we have been thinking about the festival of Diwali! We have learned all about customs and practices that are part of the festivities, we have learned about the story of Rama and Sita and we have explored some of the traditions of this exciting festival!

We have made our own Diva lamps:

Coloured some beautiful Rangoli patterns:

And made and eaten some Diwali sweets! Yum!

A Visit from the Dog’s Trust

Today we had a visit from the Dog’s Trust and learned all about caring for our canine friends! Sophia dressed up as Harry the dog who was looked after by Oscar, the dog’s trust worker, Riley the vet and Vanessa the dog groomer.

 

Then we all had the opportunity to stroke the lovely Winnie, a very friendly and patient pug. Thank you Dog’s Trust!

If you go down in the woods today…

What a lovely morning we had in Jerusalem Farm! Following a very blowy weekend there were loads of lovely autumn leaves to play in and the river was magnificent!

We made leaf palettes, leaf hats and leaf slides and then we managed to stay totally silent for 2 minutes so that we could listen to the woodland sounds – amazing!!!

Rhythmbridge!

Reception class had a visit from Rhythmbridge today! We learned about Harry the drumming hedgehog and his friends Helen, Norbert and Billy. We all had a drum to play and we learned a different rhythm for each animal! What fun!

The Trouble with Tigers

The trouble with tigers is that they eat an awful lot. They also make very poor choices with regard to healthy snacks. Reception class have spent a considerable amount of time thinking about our next Judith Kerr book ‘The Tiger who came to Tea’ over the last fortnight. We have made tiger pictures:

We have made lists of the food that he snaffles at Sophies house; we have thought about whether the tiger was real or not. We even wrote invitations to the tiger, asking if he would like to come for a tea party in our classroom and do you know, he replied!

It was at this point that the tiger issue began to dominate much of our thinking (since no one had believed that he would actually come) and we set our minds to designing a healthy menu for our tea party, to try and instill some good eating habits into our gluttonous guest. We decided to provide him with grapes instead of buns, and orange juice instead of beer (a drunk tiger in the classroom did not bear thinking about), yoghurt instead of ice cream and a pineapple, just because we like them. The children made stacks of sandwiches and chopped up loads of fruit:

When the tiger finally arrived, after much eager anticipation, he was actually very polite and managed to control himself, sharing the food with all of us and not drinking out of the taps at all!

This can only be because of the fabulous example set to him by Reception class. Mrs Harper managed to miss the whole thing being off at a meeting. Thank goodness we have the pictures to prove it!

Welcome to Reception Class!

What a fabulous start to the year we have had! The children have settled really well and are picking up our routines very quickly. We have been making lots of new friends and exploring the classroom, both indoors and out. We have been playing in the water,

 

baking cakes,

doing fabulous role-play,

digging for worms (and being very gentle with them)

amongst many other things! We have been singing, reading stories, counting and playing lots of games.

Well done to all the Reception children for being so brave this week! We’re looking forward to seeing you all after a well-deserved rest this weekend!

Our Trip to Lytham

Undeterred by the weather, Reception launched themselves into our seaside trip to Lytham with gusto! We got extra train rides and a super big ice cream to make up for the soggy trampolines…

We had a lovely picnic and built sandcastles before going for a paddle!

Everyone had a fantastic time and we were all exhausted by the end of the day!

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