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rec Spring 1 week 6

It’s the Year of the Pig, and we’ve been learning all about Chinese New Year. We’ve been looking at how Chinese writing is different from our own, and painting our names on lucky red banners in Chinese characters. Did you know that the Chinese write down the page instead of left to right?

There have been lots of budding palaeontologists in Reception this week! We’ve been finding out about dinosaur digs around the world and having a go at it ourselves. We realised that palaeontologists have to be very careful and gentle to avoid damaging their finds.

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We’ve been working on doubling. On the carpet, we used Spike the Spinosaurus to help us remember to add the same number to itself, and we’ve been practicing by doubling the number of playdough spots on ladybirds.

We’ve been having bean bag races! Our goal was to get as many bean bags back to the hoop as possible in 30 seconds. We then had to work out how many bean bags we had altogether. We worked out we could count up one group and then count on with the other group. The playground makes a great place to practice our number sentences! 

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This week we have been exercising our creativity and creating our own dinosaurs! We thought about what they looked like, where they lived, what they at …have a look at some of our creations.

On Tuesday, we found something very strange in our reception garden – some eggs had appeared! What could they be?! Guesses ranged from eagles, to dragons, to crocodiles. We thought about ways to keep them safe, and made posters to make stop people touching them! When the eggs hatched, we realised they were dinosaurs! We’ve been painting pictures of them, reading books about them and have set up a new dinosaur den for them to live in…

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We have written letters to Santa, and we are going to walk to the post box to send them! We hope they get there in time! In forest school, the children have been learning how to use palm drills, and making decorations from wood cookies.

We’ve been getting ready for Christmas in Reception – the children decided we needed a real Santa to go in our Santa’s grotto, are so here they painting one!  We’ve been enjoying more Secret Story tellers as well – it’s great fun to see whose Mum/Dad/Grandparent will turn up each week!

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It’s been a busy week! We took part in our play ‘Whoops-a-Daisie Angel’ and had a fantastic time -we loved performing with our friends in Year 1. We also had a lovely time making Christmas Decorations with parents and carers. 

This week, Mr Nicholson our caretaker brought in his gorgeous pet Dumbo rat Coco. We had the chance to hold her and we found out lots of fascinating facts. Did you know that a rat’s tail is always the same length as its body? We’ve also been thinking about our value of trust, and we realised that Mr Nicholson needed to trust us to be kind and gentle with her.

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This week the fire engine came to visit Reception class! We had the chance to climb inside the engine cab and also to squirt the hoses. They were extremely powerful! The fabulous firemen also showed us all the different equipment they have on the fire engine. In class we decided to make our own and we have had lots of fun making and playing in it!

This week we really enjoyed a tennis taster session. The coach even showed us how to do a magic trick!

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This week we have been learning all about Harvest. We found out about where flour comes from to make the bread that we eat, and we even made our own bread.  It was amazing seeing it rise to overflow the bowl and then seeing it cook in the oven. We all agreed it was delicious!

We’ve been learning how to programme a beebot!  Our beebot was postman and had lots of mail to deliver to different places in the village… We’ve also been making a class book about our families.

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This week’s story was Stick Man by Julia Donaldson.  We had a lot of fun in the woods, hunting for natural materials to make our own stick men with.

It was very windy this week and we had great fun flying the kites we made! We’ve also enjoyed playing in the hospital role play area. Look at the fantastic ambulance we built!

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