On Monday afternoon, we all went to the park for a Teddy Bears' Picnic. We invited our new reception children ,their teddies and the parents to come with us. As always behaviour was outstanding! We had lots of fun and it was great to make new friends. Some of the mums also made new friends and swapped contact details. The children all mixed well and interacted as they played on the park and enjoyed teddy bear snacks together. It was a lovely way to welcome the new reception children to our Meadows community.
Last Thursday, Reception and Class 2 had a fantastic beach day here at the Meadows. Throughout the day we took part in lots of beach related activities, whcih linked to our Geography and History work on going to the beach, looking at how beach holidays have changed and coastal areas in the United Kingdom.
Our first treat was a magic show and Punch and Judy. We made rabbits appear out of hats, changed the colour of handkerchiefs and even had balloon animals. Mr Punch was very naughty though, along with a number of sneaky animal puppets!
We would like to say a big thank you to our chair of governors for bringing all of the children an ice lolly this afternoon.
"The ice lollies were yummy."
"Rockets are my favourite!"
"They were so good!"
Last week in Reception, we were learning all about how to stay healthy and about making healthy choices.This is part of our learning in Physical Development- Health and self-care: Children know the importance for good health of physical exercise, and a healthy diet, and can talk about ways to keep healthy and safe.Children can make healthy choices in relation to healthy eating and exercise. We sorted healthy foods and unhealthy foods, and then we designed tasty healthy lunch boxes.
As a treat at the end of term Reception and Class 2 went for a picnic at the park. This was to reward children for their successful learning and good learning behaviours. As it was an Easter reward , we shared Hot Cross Buns before climbing, swing, sliding and balancing!
Please enjoy looking at our gallery of photographs.
On Thursday, Reception went out for a Woodland Walk. Our task was to find signs of Spring. We all had a checklist. We found flowers such as dafodils, buttercups, daisies and tulpis. We found lots of insects. We found a ladybird house, a beetle and a worm. There were some nests in the trees. We also looked closely at seedlings and buds using the magnifiers. We didn't find a squirrel. We think the squirrel was hiding because of the noises.
Today in reception, we have been learning about a Hindu festival, Holi. It is also known as the Festival of Colour. Holi celebrates Spring and new beginnings. It origionated in North India but is now celebrated in many countries. As part of our learning about People and Communities, we learn about many different cultures and religions. This helps to develop British Values in the Early Years.
Reception have had a police station in the role play area this half term. The children have applied their writing, reading and maths skills into their own learning. We would love to share some of our photographs with you.
This week in maths, Reception have been learning about capacity. We have been playing and exploring in our outdoor kitchen, pouring water in to and out of different containers of all shapes and sizes. The children have been using language to compare and order items by capacity. They have also been making predictions and estimating how many jugs it would take to fill a range of containers.Today we have completed our Monthly Meadows Maths Challenge. Please have a look at some of the photographs below
For World Book Day we all dresssed up as characters, taking inspiration from myths and legends. There was a wide variety of super costumes to be seen, including knights, mermaids, dragons, unicorns, plus many more interesting ideas!