Today Reception have completed our Meadows' Maths Challenge. It was great fun and very messy! We have used lots of maths skills such as ordering by size, estimating comparing quantities and capacity and counting. Our maths question was 'How many beans will fit onto a spoon? We had different sized spoons to compare and we also had fun seeing how many beans we could pick up with our hands! So how do you eat yours? Teaspoon, desert spoon or serving spoon and why?
Thank you to all of the families who attended the Quiz Night on Friday evening. Everyone seemed to be having lots of fun. There was certainly lots of laughter at the staff table! The children were exeptionally well behaved and were very good during the two children's rounds. I think the children did better than the adults. I know my own children did! Well done to the winning team "The Whizz Kids".Lots of people also went home happily with goodies from the raffle. The Roe family seemed to do very well! A big thank you also to our very own quiz master Mrs Cooper.
Class 1 and class 2 have been working together again. We have been learning about staying safe in Autumn. We are very lucky to have a Fire Fighter as one of our parents here at The Meadows. He came into school to talk about fire safety, especially as Bonfire Night is approaching. We also discussed general fire safety and Halloween safety for those of you who enjoy Trick or Treating! Mrs Farrand was dressed up as a Fire Fighter, and as you can imagine the children loved this!
This half term has flown by. It must mean that we have had lots of fun in Reception! The children have all settled in very well and have made new friends. They have got used to the rules and routines and are all ready to learn. They especially love the Dojos that they receive for super work and behavior.
We all enjoyed our trip to Hoo Farm. The children were fantastic. They were a credit to us here at The Meadows and to you as parents. We all stroked a baby goat and then went for a walk through the enchanted forest. The we all collected a fresh egg from the chickens. Later were were all introduced to a boa constrictor and invited to stroke her! The children loved trying new things! We then enjoyed a picnic lunch and were treated to an ice cream. There was even time to play on the adventure playground before returning on the coach.
This week, we have been learning about how to stay healthy throughout Summer. This has included learning about healthy eating. This morning we have made fruit pizzas. First we had to weigh the ingredients. Then we had to cut the melon into quarters and then divide it into wedges. We shared out the strawberries, grapes and chocolate buttons. Finally we ate them Yum Yum!
Reception have been reading using Bug Club on the Learn Pads today. They have thoroughly enjoyed their afternoon.We have had to reset all passwords today to enable all of the children to log on. Your child will bring their new Bug Club log in details home with them. Bug Club books are a super resource for home learning. If you have not logged on for a while, please go online and enjoy the new resources that have been added. Thank you for your support.
This week we have been learning all about Chinese New Year. The children have made a dragon and will perform a dragon dance next week for the whole school. We have tasted chinese food and we have been playing in our role play chinese restaurant. Hugh's mum has very kindly brought in some chinese hats, kites,dragons and fortune cookies. The children will bring home a money wallet and a Happy Chinese New Year card today. Please enjoy looking at our lovely photographs. Kung Hei Fat Choi!
We had a fantastic day in reception on Friday. The children loved rolling biscuit dough and cutting out Christmas shapes. They were excellent at decorating their biscuits using piping icing. It looked like it had been snowing in the classroom as there was flour and icing sugar everywhere! Thank you to all of the parents who came to our open afternoon. For those parents who were unable to make it, please enjoy looking at our photographs.