In our literacy sessions, we have been reading the story of ‘The Little Red Hen’
We decided to make our own bread, we followed the recipe and gathered the correct ingredients. Together we worked as a team and prepared the dough, we took turns to knead our dough and then shaped them into balls. We left them to rise and an adult helped to put them into the oven.
When they were ready and cool, we all tasted the bread. We could choose to spread honey, jam or butter. It was delicious.
Audrey said “It taste delicious”
Liya said “I've never tasted bread like this before, it’s very delicious in my tummy”
Balance Bikes In Foundation Stage
The Reception and Nursery children have enjoyed using the balance bikes. The children are becoming very confident at riding the bikes - using the breaks and being aware of others as they manoeuvre the bikes around the playground.
In Reception, we celebrated Diwali. We looked at the story of Rama and Sita and why and how people celebrate Diwali.
We made our own diva lamps using card, glitter and pastels. The children used gems, jewels and buttons to make traditional rangoli patterns.
We had a fantastic time celebrating at our Diwali party, we danced and tried some delicious traditional food.
We recently had a visit from the charity ‘Woodstreet mission’
Each child in school was given 3 free books to take home to keep, they each turn turns to choose the books they liked and put them in their special red bags.
The children were encouraged to share the books and pass them onto somebody else when they no longer need them.
This half term, in Reception we will be looking at the season Autumn and the changes we can see around our local area.
We have been reading the book 'Squirrel's Autumn Search'
In the book we see Squirrel collecting food and all of the various creatures we see at this time of year.
As a class, we went on an autumn walk around our school grounds.
We collected colourful leaves and sycamore seeds to use when making our collage pictures.
During the last week of half term, the children learnt all about Harvest and what happens during this time.
We spoke about how we can help people at this time of year.
In school, we have been collecting food for our harvest festival.
The children helped to add food to the collection and listened to the special story 'A wet and windy harvest for Puddles'
Come and Play
In Reception, we invited parents and carers to come into school to join their children in a fun come and play session. There were a range of activities to suit all and explore various areas of learning.
Adults also received a short introduction to phonics and what their children will be learning and how they can support them at home.
Here are some photographs from our wonderful afternoon.