Reception children have been out and about in the environment looking for shapes. We found some classroom objects that are the same shapes we have been learning about.
During ‘British Science Week’ Reception read Mr Archimedes’ Bath. We all had lots of ideas as to why the level of the water went up and down. We had a go at adding animals to a bath to watch the water rise and overflow. We then had two cups of water and added marbles to one and cotton wool to another. We were amazed with what happened!
During the last week of half term our focus was ‘Look After Yourself’. Each class had a trip on the Life Education Bus and we did lots of activities throughout the week to support our PSE curriculum. One of our favourite activities is where we all painted a picture of ourselves and looked in a mirror to see what colour our eyes and hair is. We tried hard to paint our body parts in the correct place and discussed the fact our arms do not come out of our head! We have had great fun this week. We looked at how we are all different, things we are good at and what makes us special.
On Tuesday 6th February, Reception went onto the Life Education Bus. We found out all about our body and what happens when you exercise. Katherine and Maddox knew that your heart beats faster when you exercise or run really fast, Ruby knew that your heart pumps blood around the body.
We also met Gerald the Giraffe and found out about his morning routines and how he keeps clean. We talked about washing our hands after we have been to the toilet, washing our hair and body to keep it clean and how important it is to brush our teeth.
Finally we discussed why it is important to get a good night’s sleep. We now know that we grow when we are asleep and we shouldn’t mess about when it is time to go to sleep.
The children in Nursery and Reception have looked at the painting ‘Starry Night’ by Vincent Van Gogh. We have mixed our own shades of blue using white to make it lighter. We used wave and swirl movements to make our paintings.
We have also used ‘Colour Magic’ on the computer to create our own Van Gogh pictures
Day 1 and 2
Reception children really enjoyed the 3 days we had on our balance bikes.
First we had to put on the correct size helmet and get on a bike that was a suitable size. When we were ready, we woke our bikes up and climbed on them. Over the two days we practised going round the hall and finding our balance. By the end of day 2 we could push our feet off the ground and ride around the playground.