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Category Archives: Reception

Chinese New Year

We have had an exciting week learning about Chinese New Year. We went to Chinatown to sketch the Chinese Arch; we visited a Chinese Supermarket and then tried some Chinese food back in school. Today we have found out more about the celebration. We retold the story of the Chinese Zodiac and dressed up as… Continue Reading

Story Party

Elena came to school last week and held a ‘Story Party’ for us based on 2 books – Stick Man by Julia Donaldson and ‘Pick a Pine Tree’ by Patricia Toht. During the party she read the stories, played games with the children related to the stories and brought the stories to life through her… Continue Reading

New Library

The Reception children went to look at the new Library on it’s opening day. They were very excited to see all the new books and the toys that go with them. They are looking forward to borrowing some of the books to look at in our classroom before returning them to the Library. Continue Reading

Christmas Cakes

The Reception children are getting into the Christmas spirit by making Christmas cakes. They were fascinated by watching the scales move as we added ingredients to the mixture. They enjoyed looking at and smelling some of the less familiar ingredients like the cherries, peel and Christmas spices. They each had a turn to mix and… Continue Reading

The 3 Bears at Christmas

The Reception and Nursery children visited Northern Stage today to watch a performance of ‘The 3 Bears at Christmas’. The children LOVED the performance from beginning to end. They watched carefully, listened attentively and joined in the songs and actions enthusiastically. A great opportunity for the children to develop their listening and attention skills as… Continue Reading