Visit from a Year 4 child

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!

Superhero week

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.

"I will get the green goblin" said Bumblebee.
“I will get the green goblin” said Bumblebee.
"Let it go" said Elsa.
“Let it go” said Elsa.
"Spider girl to the rescue" said Spider girl.
“Spider girl to the rescue” said Spider girl.
"I will squash the peas" said Hulk.
“I will squash the peas” said Hulk.
"This is a job for Elsa" said Elsa.
“This is a job for Elsa” said Elsa.
"This is a job for Super Jennifer" said Jennifer.
“This is a job for Super Jennifer” said Jennifer.
"I'm Captain America!"
“I’m Captain America!” said Super Josh.
"Leopard girl will save the day" said Leopard Girl.
“Leopard girl will save the day” said Leopard Girl.
"Bats save the world!" said Batgirl.
“Bats save the world!” said Batgirl.
"What are you doing?" asked Super Leckhan.
“What are you doing?” said Super Leckhan.
"I will save the apple!" said Super Jasper.
“I will save the apple!” said Super Jasper.
"It's not fair!" said Cinderella.
“It’s not fair!” said Cinderella.
"I will save the world" said Super Prince.
“I will save the world” said Super Prince.
"This is a job for Bumblebee" said Bumblebee.
“This is a job for Bumblebee” said Bumblebee.
"I will freeze the world" said Elsa.
“I will freeze the world” said Elsa.
"Super Flamenco!"
“Super Flamenco!” said Super Flamenco Girl.
"I will save the world" said Batman.
“I will save the world” said Batman.
"I am super" said Super Harris.
“I am super” said Super Harris.
"I am Super Cat" said Super Cat.
“I am Super Cat” said Super Cat.
"This is a job for Super Dulcie" said Dulcie.
“This is a job for Super Dulcie” said Dulcie.
"Princess Power Button to the Rescue" said Princes Power Button.
“Princess Power Button to the rescue” said Princess Power Button.
"I am saving the day" said Super Luca.
“I am saving the day” said Super Luca.

Superfoods week

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’.

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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.

Educational visit to Telegraph Hill Park

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.’

Our view of London from Telegraph Hill Park.
Our view of London from Telegraph Hill Park.
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Enjoying being ‘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!

The Christmas Star

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.

The animals try to help the child to catch a star.
The animals try to help the child to catch a star.
The stars twinkle in the sky.
The stars twinkle in the sky.
The wise owls tell the story of Christmas.
The wise owls tell the story of Christmas.
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The kings bring gifts for the baby Jesus.
The Nativity scene.
The Nativity scene.
The child doesn't feel lonely anymore.
The child doesn’t feel lonely anymore.