Earlier today, we were lucky enough to have a very special visitor: Chiara from 4A! Chiara taught Reception C children some painting techniques, helped them with their maths puzzles and read them a story. The children absolutely loved learning from an older child at Edmund Waller, and called her “Miss Chiara” as she was such a good teacher. Chiara told us that she dreams of becoming an artist or a teacher in the future. We think she would be fantastic as either or both of these!
We have continued our Heroes and villains topic with a week dedicated to our favourite superheroes. We have been enjoying the books Super Daisy by Kes Gray and Nick Sharratt, and Eliot Jones, Midnight Superhero, by Anne Cottringer and Alex T Smith.
Yesterday, members of Reception C transformed into superheroes for our memorable event. We did a lot of acting, playing in role and talking about our special powers. We selected and used different resources such as Lego, craft straws and recyclable materials to create superhero gadgets. We wrote lines of speech using the high frequency word ‘said‘ to enhance our super powers.
This week we have been learning about ‘super foods’ as part of our Heroes and Villains topic. Earlier today, we were visited by Jo Travers who is a nutritionist as well as a parent of a child in our class. We talked about why food is important in helping us to grow, stay healthy and become ‘super’ learners. We discussed our favourite foods and learnt about ‘everyday foods’ and ‘sometimes foods’.
Later on, Jo helped us to create healthy plates that included vegetables, carbohydrates and proteins.
We got hands on as we explored, touched and tasted foods with different textures. We used the words ‘same’ and ‘different’, and adjectives like ‘crunchy’ and ‘slippery’ as we talked about them.
We will be thinking about our ‘super foods’ learning when we eat our lunches in school each day.
Last week both Reception classes went on an educational visit to Telegraph Hill Park to round off our topic Up above and down below. We walked up a steep hill to the upper park, where we looked at London from ‘up above.’
We then walked around the lower park and looked at the pond ‘down below’. Go to Reception B’s blog to find out more!
On Monday 8th December, we performed our Nativity production “The Christmas Star” with our friends from Reception B. We had been practising our singing, acting and dancing for weeks and we tried our very best. We are so proud of the final performance. Thank you to everyone who came along to support us.