Whitehouse Farm visit May 2018
Reception class thoroughly enjoyed a trip to the farm which is linked to our topic this term We got to feed the donkeys, goats, llamas and then fed the lambs with milk. We had a tractor ride from the farmer and held some animals : guinea pigs, rabbits, rats and we got to touch a lizard and tarantula! We loved having a play in the soft play area before we got back on the coach to go back to school.
World Book Day celebrations
We loved dressing up in our favourite book character costumes and enjoyed listening to stories from Mrs Dent and Mrs Macdonald.
We viisited the Centre for Life and enjoyed the 'Out in Space' workshop. We saw the planetarium show, carried out a rocket investigation and made our own night sky. We even had a play in the Young explorers' zone. Finally we had lunch before returning to school.
Reception had lots of fun visiting Winter Wonderland at West Boldon Lodge. We went on a trail looking for jigsaw peices hidden by the elves in the woodland, decorated our own Christmas bauble, played games, sang Christmas songs around the camp fire whilst eating toasted marshmallows and drinking hot chocolate. Then we got to meet Santa and he read us a story .
We enjoyed performing our Nativity.
We were pleased to welcome some scientists from Newcastle University to explore magnetism. We investigated what makes an object magnetic and that not necessarily all metal objects are magnetic. We made predictions, answered questions and sorted objects into magnetic and not magnetic categories.
We have been learning the names of 3D shapes and discussing their properties. We have also been sorting 2D and 3D shapes.
We have been counting in class, looking at different ways to aid counting, touching each one, moving objects, lining them up.
We have been creating Autumn pictures using Autumn colours.
Play along with the Alphablocks and have fun with the letters of the alphabet.