Going into the rocket to get the powers back for all the ‘Super Heroes’
To kick off our new topic, Gosh and Wow, we had a Circus visit! We watched the circus performer demonstrate his amazing skills and then we had a go at lots of different circus activities. We can’t wait to show off the skills we learnt at our memorable event at the end of this term!
As part of our Mother Earth topic, Reception went on an Educational Visit to the Centre for Wildlife Gardening. We had a great time scavenger hunting, searching for Minibeasts and pond dipping!
Sylvia showed us how to safely dip for pond life! We put the contents of our net into a white tray so we could look carefully at what we had caught. We knelt down as we leaned into the pond in order to stay safe! We found a Horse Leech!
Bug Hunting! We lifted up rocks and logs and dug with spoons to find creatures lurking in the ground! We put the creatures carefully into a magnifying pot so that we could look at them more closely. When we had finished observing them, we put them all back where we found them.
Here are some of the creatures we found:A Freshwater Shrimp
Thank you to all the parents who came along to help us out, we wouldn’t have been able to go without you!
To end this term’s topic on Heroes and Villains we all dressed up as Superheroes for Superhero Mission Day!
Throughout the week, we have been receiving messages from Spider-Man; he needed our help because the Super Moon had stolen the Super Powers from all of the Superheroes. It was our mission to fly to the Super Moon and retrieve them!
We had to measure each of the footprints to work out which were the Joker’s so that we could follow the correct ones to rescue Polly…..
Reception HT were visited by the Funky Fairy who guided the children on an adventure to find the stolen book of fairy tales. They travelled through the enchanted forest to the villainous Red Queen’s castle. All the children were heroes as they found the book and returned it to the Funky Fairy. It was a fantastic way to explore the characteristics of heroes and villains.
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”.
We are so proud of the final performance. Thank you to everyone who came along to support us.
As part of our topic Up above and down below, we visited the Greenwich Observatory. We found out lots of facts about space, and then went on an imaginary rocket to the moon!
We helped Ted to find the great big bear in the sky. We found out lots of facts about the planets in our solar system.
We went in a rocket to the moon. We went moon-walking and collected moon-rocks.
We had a fantastic day in Greenwich, and have been excited to share our knowledge of space back at school. Thank you to all of our parent and carer helpers, who helped make the day a great success!