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We have been looking at the natural world around us and thinking of ways we can look after it. We decided to make our own bird feeders to take home.

We had fun making pancakes in school and tasting them, yummy! We talked about how the mixture went from powder to liquid and discussed the process of change during cooking.

We had lots of fun celebrating Valentine’s day in school with our Valentines disco. We decorated our own valentines biscuits to take home

As part of our topic on Winter, we have been thinking about ways that we keep warm. We talked about warm foods that we eat during Winter time and decided to make our own toast.

We had lots of fun celebrating Chinese New Year! We joined in with lots of exciting activities. We made Chinese hats and created fortunes which we gave to the teachers. We also had a Chinese celebration where we tasted Chinese food and created our own dragon and performed a dance for the other classes.

As part of our R.E. topic ‘Celebrations’ we performed a wedding in class.

The Wedding

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As part of our topic on toys we had a toy day where we brought our favourite toys into school. We also visited Smyths toy superstore to learn about how a toyshop works.

We had a magical Christmas in St Monica’s learning all about the birth of Jesus. We celebrated with a Christmas party

and set up Santa’s workshop.

 

Reception have been working really hard in P.E

and listening to the coach.

We have been working on balancing and climbing using the equipment.

 

We have been learning all about the Hindu festival Diwali. We have tasted Indian food and dressed up in special clothes called saris. We have our own Diwali party and enjoyed learning some Indian dancing.

Our number of the week is the number 5. This week we have been learning all about the number five, we went on a hunt around school looking for fives.

We have been learning all about Baptism and becoming part of God’s family. We acted out our own Baptism in class with a priest and Godparents.

As part of our topic on Autumn, we have been looking at the seasonal changes and reading the story Leaf Man. We went on a special trip to Calderstone’s park and had lots of fun. We went on an autumn walk, listened to autumnal stories and made artwork with leaves.

Reception have settled  really well into big school and are having lots of fun!