We have continued our Heroes and villains topic with a week dedicated to our favourite superheroes. We have been enjoying the books SuperDaisy 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.
On the last day of term, we paid £1 to £2 each to wear our pyjamas to school. It was really different and a lot of fun. In the morning, we attended the whole school assembly where we learnt that the money from PJ day was going to be used to buy sleeping bags for homeless people.
We had a big party to celebrate Christmas and the end of the year. We played some games in our classroom and then got together with Reception B to eat some special party food. Finally, we danced to some of our favourite songs. Thank you to everyone who contributed. We really enjoyed ourselves!
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!