Autumn Term 2 – Week 4
After receiving a lovely message from a friend in America the children were eager to travel to America this week. We compared pictures of Gipsey Bridge to Florida and enjoyed learning about the different weather there. We also received a picture from the kindergarten at our linked school in Lebanon. The children created Union Jacks to wave in our photo that will be sent back to the school to say hello.
Throughout the week we enjoyed exploring different coins, learnt to take away, mixed colours in art and went on an adventure into a dinosaur dome and had a fabulous phonics STAY, PLAY and LEARN session with our grown-ups.
Take a look at our STAY and PLAY page for all of our photos from the afternoon.
Autumn Term 2 – Week 3
So, off we flew to France. We learnt to say hello and goodbye in French, we tried some French food at our role play café, we built the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe with bricks, created new art work for the Louvre and learnt how to find one more by adding one more Disney Princess to the queue for the Eiffel Tower.
We have also been working incredibly hard during our phonics sessions this week so take a look at some of the activities that we have enjoyed.
Autumn Term 2 - Week 2
This week we set off on our adventure to France. The children made their passports, went through the security checks in our role play airport, boarded the plane and buckled up ready to fly.
Our flight attendants (the children) have enjoyed serving food during our journey. In maths they practised counting the items carefully and matching the right number of pieces to the digit on each ticket/boarding pass.
I wonder what we will see when our plane lands.
Autumn Term 2 Week 1 -
Welcome back, we hope you had a wonderful half term. We have loved hearing about your adventures and seeing all of your pictures on Tapestry. An incredible 44 parent observations were added during the half term break alone! We are so grateful for your support; your voice really is valued.
The children have had a very busy first week back creating their own aeroplane and airport ready to set off on our first adventure this term. Come back soon to see more of our pictures of our learning this term.
WOW events, Harvest festival, the Halloween disco and our Green event have meant that we have been buzzing all week in Reception! And what a wonderful week it has been. We are incredibly proud of how well the children have behaved during all of these events. We hope you enjoy looking through our photos and video and have a wonderful half term.
On Monday the children were very lucky to have Mr Bailey come into school and do some drama with them!
First we practised ordering the story so that we would remember what happened and then we practised changing our voices to sound like the three little bears.
We have also been busy creating happy and sad dances, developing our confidence on the computer, grouping objects in different ways, talking about our birthdays, practising our football skills and preparing for our WOW event next week!
Week 5 - The Three Little Bears
The three little bears booked into our campsite this week. The children were very excited to prepare everything for their arrival. We matched the correct sized objects to the correct bears, we used language to describe the size of the objects we had found and ordered the objects from biggest to smallest.
We also need to learn how to make porridge, the bear’s favourite breakfast food! We watched carefully so that we knew what to do and made our own recipes by ordering the steps.
Mrs Czornookyj accidentally ate the bear’s porridge at lunchtime on Wednesday so the children were very busy making and taste testing their own porridge.
This week we have also played lots of games to help us to listen to the sounds in words, practised our campfire songs, learnt about being resilient and having good relationships, danced, developed our ball skills and talked about e-safety!
I have attached the link below for you to share the e-safety story about Smartie the Penguin together.
Week 4- A bear hunt and camping
We started our adventure this week with a real bear hunt! The children loved splashing through the water, squelching through the mud, ducking under branches in the forest, crawling through the snow storm and tip-toeing to the cave where we found our new class bear. After a vote, and lots of amazing name ideas, the children decided that he would be called Mr Fluffy.
This week have also been exploring shapes in maths, orally blending words in Phonics, creating our own dance moves to match the sound of instruments in PE, making jam sandwiches in cooking, learning about road safety, creating textures with tools in art as well as opening our new Camp office to take bookings for our campsite.
Week 3 - Gipsey Bridge Campsite
This week our class has been particularly excited for the arrival of our very own campsite. With a little help from some kind parents, lending camping equipment, and a lot of team work from the children, two tents are up and ready for our adventures to begin next week.
But we didn’t stop there! We have had caterpillars visiting, a bear hiding our food, gardening with Mrs Fowler, learning to wash our hands properly, building homes, learning about each other’s families and much more.
Week 2 - The Gruffalo's Child
Last week the children asked if we could read the story The Gruffalo’s child, so we were very excited when smaller footprints arrived outside, along with a postcard and The Gruffalo’s child story. The Gruffalo’s child told us that he had been feeling very lonely in the forest and asked us if we could find some friends for him to play with. The children did a wonderful job of making clay owls, snakes, foxes and mice. We have continued to talk a lot about feelings this week, we have shared our ideas and opinions and discovered that it is ok to be different as we are all unique! We have also designed new houses for the Gruffalo, played Rhyming Gruffalo snap and Gruffalo beetle drive as well as making AND eating lots of Gruffalo crumble, which was very yummy!
Week 1 - Gruffalo Forest
What an exciting first week of term!
Footprints appeared in our outdoor area early on Monday morning. After following the trail, we discovered a special card from the Gruffalo, inviting us to start our adventure in Gruffalo Forest. Having already packed our adventurer's rucksack, and voting that we would travel by hot air balloon during our transition session, we set off.
Since then we have gone Gruffalo mad, making Gruffalo masks, play dough models, serving food in Gruffalo Café, dancing a Gruffalo dance, hunting for Gruffalo numbers and much, much more.
Although your little one maybe very tired and may not yet share much of their school adventures please know that we really are so proud of how all of the children have settled into our routines this week!