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Under the sea!

This week we have been learning about sea creatures. We have been reading Commotion in the ocean and made our own pop-up books! 

Jungle 

This week we have been learning about the jungle! We have been learning about jungle animals and their habitats, we went on a jungle animal hunt and we made some jungle musical soundscapes and collages!

Savannah Animals

This week we have been learning about animals that live in the Savannah. We researched some of them then wrote a fact file about our favourite. 

Minibeasts!

The week we have been focusing on minibeasts! We went on a minibeast hunt and found all sorts of wonderful creatures. We then designed and modelled minibeasts out of clay!

Dinosaurs!

This week we have been learning about dinosaurs. We made our own fossils using salt dough, we collaged dinosaurs using pasta shapes, we have role played being paleontologists and explored our very own dinosaur museum! 

Eid Celebration!

This week we celebrated Eid! We made and cooked chapatis then enjoyed eating them together with homemade raita and mango chutney. We also played party games and had a great time!

 

People Who Help Us- visit from the Police! 25.3.24

We had a visit from our local fire fighters! (19.3.24)

Today we had a visit from our local fire crew. They told us all about the different equipment on the fire engine and the special uniform they wear. It was especially exciting when they turned the 'tap' on at the back of the engine and let some of the water come pouring out! They reminded us to check that we have smoke alarms at home and, if not, to call the St. Albans fire station so that one of the crews can come to visit our house and install them for us!

Supertato!

This week we have been surprised by the Evil Pea! He trapped all of our vegetables and left us a note! We have been making superhero masks and making traps to try and catch him!

World Book Day!

To celebrate World Book Day we did a book swap, we read with our Year 6 reading buddies and we decorated potatoes! We used craft materials to turn a potato into our favourite book characters! Here are a few of them. 

100 days of school!

We celebrated our 100th day in Reception with a day of celebrations! We did lots of activities based on the number 100, we did 100 pieces of exercise, we played party games, made crowns and decorated biscuits! We wore our party clothes and had a lot of fun!

Testing materials!

This week we made houses using a choice of small construction equipment or junk modelling materials. We had to make sure it was waterproof when choosing our materials. We then tested them to check if they were waterproof!

Cooking dumplings:

Monday 5th February

To start off our learning about Lunar New Year we made vegetarian dumplings together. 

3D Maps

Week beginning 29th January 2024

We are working towards our Curriculum Ambition of begin Imaginative Inventors by creating our own 3D Map; focusing on using a flap to attach pieces together. We read the story 'The Boy Who Loved Maps' by Kari Allen and then thought about what we would include on a map of "the perfect place". We came up with our own ideas, drew them on pieces of card and used scissors to make a slit in order to create a flap to attach it to the base.

3D Maps

Local Area Walk 

30th January 2024

We have been learning about maps and looking at ones of our local area. We have discussed, drawn and planned our routes to school and thought about any special landmarks we pass. Today we went on a walk along the River Ver through to the Nunnery. We used our senses to look and listen for different animals, signs or landmarks.

Local area walk

Maths through play

We carried on our theme of maps and quests outside this week. The children had to solve problems in order to unlock and get to the next part of map.

Perform workshop

22.1.24

This week we had a wonderful time engaging in a workshop by the drama company Perform. The children went on a quest with Sheriff Melissa to The Wild Wild West!

We're going on a Bear Hunt!

This week we have really enjoyed reading 'We're going on a Bear Hunt!'. We have planned what we would take on our own Bear Hunt, made our maps and then we made Bear Hunt obstacle courses!

Our Nativity!

We performed our Nativity this week! We sang, danced and acted brilliantly. We really enjoyed dressing up in our costumes and performing to our parents; they were all very proud of us. 

Leaf Man

We read Leaf Man by Lois Elhert. We then went on an autumn walk and collected interesting leaves and sticks. We then decided to make our own Leaf Creatures! Here are some of them!

Pumpkin Soup!

This week we read the story Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper. We then decided to make our own Pumpkin Soup. We even got to try it and it was delicious!

 

Diwali!

This week we have been learning all about Diwali! We have made our own Diva lamps with modelling clay, painted our hands with Mehndi, created Rangoli patterns and performed a celebration dance!

Fireworks!

We read the poem Zim Zam Zoom by James Carter. We decided to make our own firework rockets! Here are some of them!

Potions and Magical Tea Party

9.10.23 International Week

2.10.23: This week we have been reading 'Once there were giants' by Mark Waddell. We have been learning about development and using key words: baby, toddler, teenager, adult and elderly. We have been writing about what we would like to be when we grow up. Here are a few of our pieces of work!

18.9.23: This week we read 'The Great Big Book of Families' by Mary Hoffman. We have been comparing and exploring all of our different families. We used mirrors to look closely at our own features and painted self-portraits. We thought carefully about which colours which size brush to use.

18.9.23 Self-portraits

A warm welcome to all of our families who have joined this year. We look forward to getting to know you all and hope you enjoy seeing what we have been learning about.

Our first week at school!

Welcome back to the Summer Term!
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