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Patterns

Reception have been learning about patterns. They hunted for patterns in the outdoor area and found lots of repeating, stripes and shape patterns:

We also looked closely at natural patterns in tree trunks and logs and created their own observational drawings as well as investigating patterns in honeycomb and representing the pattern using printing techniques.

The children found lots of snails in our mud kitchen, whilst looking closely at them, they noticed the patterns on their shells and recreated them using natural materials:

Well done Reception!

Easter

Reception enjoyed learning about Easter which is a very special time in the Church’s calendar! They created repeating patterns on Easter eggs: The Easter egg hunt was lots of fun: The children and families created wonderful egg designs for the school competition: Look at the wonderful cards we made in the creative area for our… Continue Reading

Whitehouse Farm Centre

Reception visited Whitehouse Farm Centre as part of their ‘Spring – New Life’ theme. The children had an amazing day and loved all the experiences on offer at the farm! The children saw and fed lots of different animals at the farm including cows, pigs, ponies and sheep as well as bottle feeding the baby… Continue Reading

Chicks

It has been very exciting in Reception this week! On Monday we received an incubator and ten eggs from ‘Living Eggs – North East. On Tuesday we observed the eggs hatching and greeted our first chick which the children named Sam I Am. On Wednesday Sam was joined by another eight chicks! On Thursday the… Continue Reading

Lent

Reception have been learning about Lent and how it is a time that we can grow just like the flowers and plants.  The children’s ideas included growing to be more kind, helpful or caring. The children thought of their own Lenten promises which they wrote on leaves. The leaves were used to create a Lenten… Continue Reading

Spring

Reception have started to learn about the changes in Spring. This week we have been investigating plants and flowers. The children made observations, still-life paintings and even started to label some of their pictures in their play! The children loved listening to the story The Tiny Seed by Eric Carl and used dance to represent… Continue Reading

Reception – St Lawrence’s Church Visit

Reception enjoyed their first visit to St Lawrence’s Church! Father Shaun welcomed us to the Church and the children loved learning about the religious objects and Mass. Reception had the opportunity to hold the objects and the visit allowed the children to embed their learning through a real-life experience. Back in class some of the… Continue Reading