Our Memorable Event: a Treasure Hunt

At the beginning of term we went on a Treasure Hunt and were really upset when there wasn’t any treasure.

Now we have found out the answers to all the questions and went back to tell the teddies.P1010757 P1010758 P1010759 P1010760

Zoe answered question number one which was ‘what is the difference between a crocodile and an alligator ?’   She said ‘Their teeth are different.’P1010762 P1010764 P1010765 P1010766 P1010767 P1010768

George had the answer for  ‘Why does a bear hibernate?

He said ‘They hibernate in the winter when there isn’t any food and wake up in the Spring when there is.’
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Charlie was able to answer question number three, What was the first aeroplane like ? He said ‘It was made of wood and had flat wings.’P1010777 P1010778 P1010779 P1010780 P1010781Ernie told the teddy bear with question number four all about his grand parents who went in a canoe in a river with hippos and crocodiles.

 

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Samir could answer question number five which was ‘How does a bus driver know where to go? He said he uses a map on his computer.P1010793 P1010794 P1010795 P1010796 P1010797 P1010798 P1010800 P1010801 P1010802 P1010803 P1010804

Betsy told the bear that the best material for a boat was wood because it floats. So we had completed the challenge and answered all the questions correctly. P1010805 P1010807 P1010808 P1010809 P1010810 P1010811 P1010812

Our reward was a treasure chest full of treasure. Well done Reception B !

We Love Adventures

 

To start our new topic we all got ready to look for treasure.  We got ready for our real life adventure in the classroom. We tied bandanas on our heads and walked quietly in case we came across any trolls, goblins or crocodiles.

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First we had to walk across the wobbly bridge we had to be careful not to fall into the valley below.

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At the end of the bridge there was a teddy bear with a question. The question  was ‘What’s the difference between a crocodile and a alligator?’

Next we needed to balance across the logs to get over rapids.

P1020023P1020025P1020024P1020027When we had crossed over the rapids safely, we found another teddy with a question . It said ‘Why does a bear hibernate?’

After that we treaded carefully through the troll forest.

P1020028The next teddy asked ‘ What was the first aeroplane like?’

Then we needed to go around the lake without waking the monster.

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At the end of of the lake the teddy was there with another question. It was ‘What adventures have your grandparents been on ?’

We were nearly at the treasure, we just needed to tiptoe over the sleeping turtle.

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There was another teddy waiting for us. The question was ‘How does a bus driver know where to go ?’

Our last place was the goblin garden . We walked quietly around the edge of the garden.

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At last we found the treasure box  but oh no it was empty.

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We found our last question, it was ‘What’s the best material for a boat?’

We are going to go back when we have found out the answers to all the questions. We will keep our fingers crossed that the treasure will be there for us.

Our Educational Visit

We started our new topic ‘Gosh and Wow’ with a visit from Jed the Circus performerP1010577

Here he is juggling clubs on a unicycle.

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We were very excited when we saw his clever tricks.P1010593He taught us how to balance on the tightrope.

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Then he showed us how to juggle with scarves.

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Even juggling with juggling balls.


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Next we learnt how to spin plates.IMG_3638IMG_3637IMG_3620IMG_3619IMG_3636P1010585P1010584P1010583P1010582P1010581P1010580P1010579P1010578

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Jed had lots of things to practise with, like the diablo.

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Jed also brought along a bike. Look how small it is !

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He showed us how to do a trick with something called a flower stick.

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Some of us tried hoola hooping.IMG_3635IMG_3645IMG_3666

Here we are catching a ball in a cup.

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And walking on stilts.IMG_3654

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Now we will learn how to use our Circus skills to put on a show.

Our Educational Visit to The centre for Wildlife Gardening

We began our topic ‘Mother Earth’ with a visit to the Centre for Wildlife Gardening in Peckham.

Sylvia welcomed us to the centre and asked us what living                                                  things we had seen .P1010390P1010391P1010392

We had to find lots of things in the garden from a list Sylvia gave usP1010393P1010394P1010395P1010396P1010397P1010398P1010399P1010400     Then we went looking for minibeasts in the pond and in the ground.

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Our Memorable Event for Heroes and Villains

All dressed up in our amazing costumes.P1010355Spiderman sent us a message asking us to get all the powers back for the Super Heroes . Here we are all going into the rocket ready to blast up to the moon  to get them back.
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                            We passed around the rock to bring back the powers.P1010369                 P1010364P1010365P1010373

Spider man paid us a visit to thank us for

getting all the powers back to the Super Heroes.

He gave us badges for saving the day !
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The Christmas Star

This half-term Reception’s topic has been ‘Up Above and Down Below’.  We have read lots of stories on this theme, and our learning inspired us to create a show that included some of the characters we have encountered, such as teddies and aliens. We spent a lot of time practising our singing and acting, and talking about how we could make our performance special for the audience.  On Wednesday 7th December, we performed our Nativity production “The Christmas Star”.

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Some children were decorating the tree for Christmas, but where is the star for the top of the tree?
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They asked some fireworks if they had seen the Christmas Star, but the fireworks hadn’t.
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The aliens had not seen the Christmas Star either.
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Finally, they asked some teddy bears who were having a picnic on the moon if they had seen the Christmas Star. The teddy bears had not seen the Christmas Star.
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The children returned to their decorations box and inside they found a Nativity scene. A star led the way to the newborn baby Jesus.
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Finally the children had found the star for the top of the Christmas tree!

We are so proud of the final performance. Thank you to everyone who came along to support us.

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The cast of ‘The Christmas Star’.