Reception have loved their first half term in school! We have settled so well and we are all really enjoying our theme ‘Once Upon A Time’. We have read some brilliant stories including ‘The Three Little Pigs’, ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’, and ‘Little Red Riding Hood’. Not only have Reception been retelling these stories, using actions, but we have also created artwork and completed experiments for each one. We predicted then tested the best materials to use to build bridges for the goats and we followed a recipe to make ‘Bear Bread’. We also made porridge like ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’, but made sure that we gobbled it all up ourselves before any intruders could help themselves like in the story!
Following discussions about ‘Little Red Hiding Hood’ and how much we love visiting our grandparents, we decided to take the opportunity to bake some goodies for our local Grandmas and Grandads over at Glyn Anwen! Children took a basket of biscuits, cards and stories to share with the residents and had a fantastic telling them all about the characters from the books. Residents coloured with the children and read them their favourite stories – we can’t wait to visit again soon!
We have also been very interested in watching the leaves change colours on the trees and gathering as many autumnal treasures as we can. Our very favourite outdoor adventure was collecting the biggest leaves we could find to make glitter leaf art! The children took their time tracing the veins of the leaves and the results were fantastic!
Finally just a note from the Reception teachers to say how truly proud we are of all of the children so far this year and how they have settled into school. They have adapted extremely well to the new routines and we couldn’t be prouder of each and every one of them! We were very grateful to be able to share their achievements in the Nursery Rhyme Challenge event and thank parents enormously for their presence and support. How wonderful it was to be back together in person and to hear the children’s beautiful singing! Keep up the fantastic work Reception!
You can watch our Nursery Rhyme Challenge singing here!