We love adventures!

Our new topic began with an adventure right here in our very own school playground! Someone had left a map in our classroom, so we decided to follow the map to see if we could find treasure.  Along the way we met different animals who asked us questions that were a little tricky to answer.  At the end we found the treasure chest, but unfortunately Evil Pea had tricked us! He had taken the treasure, and we will only get it back if we return with the correct answers to all the questions.

 

Our Visit from Blooming Circus!

Our new topic ‘Gosh and Wow’ began with a visit from an amazing circus performer named Jebb, who thrilled us with his fantastic tricks and skills!

Take a look at some of the photos from his show:

After the show he taught us some of his skills.

We will be practising our circus skills over the next few weeks ready for our very own circus performance at the end of our topic.  We look forward to seeing our parents and carers in the audience!

The Grand Opening of Reception’s Minibeast Hotel!

This half-term we have been learning all about the things that share our home – Mother Earth.  We have been finding out lots of facts about minibeasts, including where they live and what they eat.  We decided to build our own minibeast hotel.  We thought about the materials we would need, and then worked together to build each layer of the hotel.  We hope our hotel will help to keep the minibeasts at Edmund Waller warm and safe!

Take a look at some photos from our Grand Opening:

What materials did we use? Which minibeasts do you think would like to live in our hotel? What minibeast facts do you know?

      

 

Thank you to all the parents and carers for donating fantastic materials and coming along to our Grand Opening!

 

Looking Up, Looking Down – Our Christmas Performance!

This half-term our topic has been ‘Up Above and Down Below’.  We have been reading stories and learning about things that we see up in the sky and under the sea.  Our Christmas show told the story of all the learning we have been doing.

 

Some children had lost their friends, and so decided to look ‘up above’ and ‘down below’ for them.
They looked up and spotted some astronauts blasting into space, but they could not see their friends.
The astronauts made friends with some aliens.
The children could see all the planets of the solar system.
Next, the children looked down and spotted sharks, clown fish and jellyfish swimming below the surface of the ocean. However, they still couldn’t see their friends.
After that, the children spotted someone stuck in a chimney!

 

 

 

 

 

It was Santa!
Then, they saw some children acting out the Nativity story.
Finally, the children spotted a present. What could be inside? What a surprise – the children had finally found their friends!
The fabulous cast of our show!

Our Visit to Greenwich Observatory.

This half term we have a new topic, ‘Up Above and Down Below’.  We visited Greenwich Observatory to explore the topic.  Our class friends, Harry Hornbill and Monkey, had told us they would meet us there!

Waiting for the bus.
On our way to the observatory.

We received a letter from Harry Hornbill. He had got lost on his way to the observatory.

We couldn’t spot Harry Hornbill, but we did find Monkey!

We explored the galleries. We tried to find out some of the answers to our questions about space.

We watched a show in the planetarium. It was about a Teddy who went in search of the Great Big Bear in the Sky.

We went down below the River Thames to look for Harry Hornbill. He wasn’t there, but we found some of his feathers, and a note telling us he would meet us back at school.
We rode home ‘up above’ on the top deck of the bus.

We enjoyed our time in Greenwich learning about Space, and observing our surroundings from ‘up above’ and ‘down below’.  Thank you to all of the parents who helped us have a fantastic day!