Hunting for Minibeasts at Horton Kirby

On Friday Reception M went on an educational visit to Horton Kirby.  To get there we had to get on a coach and travel to the countryside.

When we arrived we met our teacher for the day Hannah who took us to our new classroom. First of all we went outside to look for minibeasts. We searched under logs, in bushes, under bricks and carefully collected what we found using a paintbrush and spoon. We put them in a special pot that had a magnifying glass in the lid. After that we took our minibeasts inside to look at.

When we got inside we drew a picture of our favourite minibeast that we had found and used our sounds to write about them. Then it was time for lunch and a quick play.

In the afternoon we smelt some smelly plants (herbs – lemongrass, oregano, mint, sage, rosemary) and collected interesting natural materials. We used these later when we made clay models of our minibeasts.

We had a great time at Horton Kirby. Thanks again to all our adult helpers.

Reception’s Memorable Event! Superhero Day!

Today is Superhero Day!

First we introduced ourselves as superheroes and told each other what our super powers were.

Then we received a letter from Spiderman which had been written in invisible ink! It read…. Today we are going on a rocket to the Planet Pea to get the superheroes their powers back!

First we ate some super food (raisins).

Then we had to line up with our passports (you can’t get into Planet Pea without one!)

After that we sang the song ‘Let’s Go Superheroes’!

We had to show our passports and get them stamped before we entered the Planet Pea!

Next we moved around space slowly in, on, under and over the apparatus.

Then we collected a special stone that helped us breathe in space and then we  entered the rocket.

We counted down 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 …Blast off!

We zoomed into space and swapped our special stone for a pea blaster (bean bag)!

Then we blasted Evil Pea and he was defeated!

We entered a dark tent so we could use the special light to get back our superpowers!

Finally, we all came back to Planet Earth!

What a fun adventure we had!

Do you think Evil Pea was really evil? Why? Why not?

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Heroes and Villains

Our topic this half term in Reception is Heroes and Villains. We have read lots of fantastic stories and the children have especially enjoyed learning about Supertato and his nemesis the Evil Pea.

The Evil Pea has visited our class and caused a lot of mischief! The children decided that he needed to be stopped and so have been very busy making traps and signs. Have a look at all their fantastic writing.