Last week we walked to the church to meet Father Tom to learn about the Easter Story.
Church Visit to learn about Easter
Welcome to Reception!
With Teachers: Mrs. Thorpe and Miss Courtney
Teaching Assistants: Miss Harwood, Mrs. Ashby,
Miss Hull, Mrs. Whitworth and Mrs. Fallon.
In reception we learn creatively and practically in our indoor and outdoor classrooms. We do a lot of experiential learning that relates to our different topics. However, as time progresses we adopt a more structured approach to learning with the introduction of daily phonics, Big Maths and Guided reading etc.
Our P.E lessons are on...
Our spelling tests are on a Friday.
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We have a new woodwork table in our outdoor area. The children are really enjoying using hammers and nails!
World Book Day
In the morning, we invited the parents in to read their favourite stories with the children. All of the children came into school dressed as their favourite book character. They all looked fantastic!
In the afternoon, we did various different activities to celebrate world book day. The children enjoyed making and decorating book marks, designing their own book covers and reviewing their favourite books.
This week we went on a walk in the local environment. We were looking at the features of the environment and identifying the things that we liked and disliked about Camp Hill.
We don't like litter.
We liked seeing dogs in the park.
We loved the ducks.
We thought dog pooh was disgusting.
We thought that bins were a good feature.
We didn't like seeing graffiti.
We all liked the church.
As a part of our topic looking at special places we visited a Sikh Gurdwara. We were all made really welcome and enjoyed learning about the Sikh tradition and how they worship in their special place.
Gurdeep and her friends played music and sang to us and treated us to some indian food. It was a lovely experience for all of the children and everyone was sent home with a goody bag.
We were invited to a story telling experience at the library. We took the school minibus and over the course of a day the Reception children listened to stories and were encouraged to join the library to continue their enjoyment of reading books.
Well, last week there were trespassers on the railway line and on our second attempt we actually stood on the train but it was delayed because a lady was poorly and had to wait for an ambulance to come and take care of her. Third time lucky on Monday afternoon. The final group managed to have their train ride to Atherstone. The weather was good and they really enjoyed their trip.
This week we had the lovely experience of travelling on a train. We went in the minibus to the train station in Nuneaton and then travelled by train to Atherstone.
Waiting for the tickets
On our way to the platform
Here comes our train
Getting off the minibus
Train times are on the computer screen.
In the waiting room.
Oh No! trespassers on the lines. We had to go home
This week we have been to the top of the road to count and tally the traffic. We saw lots of cars, lorries, bikes, motorbikes and even a police car and an ambulance!
This new term we are looking at transport. We began this topic with a walk to see the traffic on the main road and the barges on the canal at the marina.
We hope you enjoyed our Christmas play-"Whoopsy Daisy Angel"
We certainly had fun presenting it to you all.
The families came to join us for a Christmas family fun day. They joined in activities to make Christmas decorations, Christmas chocolate puddings and tasting mulled 'wine' and mince pies.
Take a look at the fun that we had.
At Christmas time Santa came to visit. He brought Mrs. Claus too!. Here are some pictures of this exciting event.
We learnt to play the African drums. It was a great experience.
Our families came to buy cakes on the MacMillan fundraising day.
To continue our learning about Autumnal changes we went to Hartshill Hayes. We looked for the signs of Autumn and gathered resources for our display at school.
Autumn Term: This term we have settled in really well meeting lots of new friends from other Nurseries.
Here are some pictures of our Induction period.
Our First Week in Reception
Tapestry As well as a guided learning journal book in school, we have an online learning journal called 'tapestry'. Teachers AND PARENTS can add their observations to this electronically and like it with EYFS development matters.
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