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Reception Willow



Miss McIntosh - Teacher Mrs Convery - Teaching Assistant

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World Book Day

The children loved coming to school dressed as their favourite characters from a book. They all looked fantastic! We had a great day in Reception Willow focusing on our literacy story, Funnybones. We had an art afternoon where we created moving skeletons, used sponges to print skeletons, created the Funnybones town using wax crayons and created a large scale town using collaging as a team. We had a great day!​

Spring 2 WOW Day 

To launch our new topic​ - Do Cows drink milk? the children came to school dressed in their 'farmer' clothes and they all looked so good! Throughout the day we learnt more about life on a farm and what animals live on a farm. 

After lunch time, we were lucky enough to speak to a real farmer from Ireland about his farm and the things he does on the farm including what animals he had. His name was Russell and he had 50 cows and 300 sheep! He said the animals sleep in a shed in the winter and outside in the summer and it only takes him 5 minutes to shear a sheep - it was very interesting to hear! Thank you for talking to us Russell.  ​
(Unfortunately due to a technology mishap, we ended up 'phoning a farmer' instead of 'facetiming a farmer' but he sent some photographs over so we could still see.) 


Arts Workshop

On Friday the whole school took part in an art workshop afternoon and Reception Willow had a great time! The children got to choose from 4 different art activities; they could choose to dance with Miss Simmonds, collage using cold colours with Mrs Ward, drawing with Miss Johnston or create a beach scene with Miss McIntosh.​ We had such a great afternoon! 

Countries Day

Reception Willow were so excited to learn all about India for our countries day! We had lots of fun with all of our activities. We started off the day learning about the culture of India and some facts about India as well as talking about the outfits Miss McIntosh and Mrs Convery were wearing.​

We then talked about the differences and similarities of life in India and life in Coventry. We watched a video and looked for things that were the same and things that were different. After that we looked at some of the traditional hand fans which are called pakhis. We all had a turn at spinning them and wearing some of the outfits. ​

During our art lesson, some of us sketched Coventry landscapes and some of us drew rural India landscapes. We then compared our drawings with each other identifying the differences. We noticed that Coventry had lots of cars and buildings and India did not. 

In the afternoon, we learnt how to say hello and count to 10 in Hindi and we tried some Bhangra dancing. ​We also used lots of our senses - hearing, looking, smelling and tasting. We each had a turn in smelling some Indian spices and then tasted some food. It was very interesting as you can see from some of our faces! 



It was a really lovely day and I hope the children enjoyed it just as much as I did! ​

Physical Education

We have been loving our PE lessons with Mr Bordely. This term we are focusing on gymnastics and have loved balancing, rolling and jumping on the mats. 

Music Wall 

We are coming to the end of our Cornerstones topic, What's that sound? so to end it, we created a Reception Willow Music Wall in our outdoor area and it was so exciting! All the children put their coats and hoods up to explore some of the instruments we created, these included pots and pans, milk bottles, sticks, and anything that could make noise - thank you to everyone who sent something in. The children explored the sounds they made - it was very noisy! We can't wait to share it with you all.



Phonics Learning 

The children have made so much progress in their phonics since September. The children have learned so many sounds and lot of tricky words. On Friday, during our phonics lessons, the children worked with their phonics partner to highlight tricky words in a short story. We found the tricky words: the, into, go, to, he and she. ​


Welome back everyone! It's so lovely to see all the children so refreshed after the Christmas holiday and hear all about their holiday. To kick of the Spring term, we had our Explorer WOW Day to introduce our new topic - What's That Sound? The children went on a lovely walk, despite the cold temperatures, around the local area to use their listening ears. We heard so many sounds including dogs barking, cars driving, birds chirping, children talking, feet stomping, wind blowing, cats meowing, drills drilling and lots more! The children enjoyed completing their What's That Sound? sheet and used their phonics to write some of the words. 

 


 

Our trip the the Belgrade Theatre 


Reception Willow had a great time visiting the Belgrade Theatre to see Santa's Sparkly Surprise on Friday. We loved singing along with all the songs and helping the elves to decorate Santa's Christmas tree. At the end, we got to meet Santa! It was very exciting. 

Daisy Update - WE FOUND HER!

Daisy had gone to get us a beautiful Christmas tree for the classroom. Thankfully she is back safe and sound. Thank you for helping us find her! 


HELP - DAISY IS MISSING

Oh no! Daisy has gone missing. The children have been trying to figure out what has happened by asking 'when, why, what, where and how' questions as well as creating lots of posters so that everyone in the school can help us find her. We went on a search around the school looking for clues but we couldn't find her. We hope she is found soon - if you find her please let us know! 

Our Autumn Term Learning 

We have had such a busy Autumn Term so far which I am sure will continue right up until Christmas! We have been really focused on our learning this term and have had lots of fun completing weekly independent literacy and numeracy challenges linked to our learning. 



Diwali 

We have been working really hard learning about Diwali and the story of Rama and Sita. We have been planning a party to celebrate Diwali and Bonfire Night in our writing with our teachers and have been creating our own repeating pattern headbands to help us to celebrate. We have also painted some beautiful Rangoli patterns in our art work to decorate the classroom. At the end of our learning, we have had a class Diwali celebration in which we wore our headbands and had a dance!​

Bonfire Celebrations

Before half term, Reception were learning about People Who Help Us as part of our Cornerstones Topic - Do you want to be friends? and we talked about the emergency services and how they help us. We discussed police officers, fire officers and paramedics. To finish off this topic and related to our Bonfire Night learning, we were very lucky to be visited by a fireman. We learned lots of information about staying safe in a fire and what we can do if we see one as well as how we can ensure our houses are safe. He was very kind to allow us to try on some of his special equipment - even Miss McIntosh tried on the trousers and boots! It was lots of fun! ​

First Week of School

The children are enjoying their settling in sessions in Reception Willow and are starting to learn all about the routines in class including stopping when they hear the tambourine. This week the children have also been for a tour and visited all of the areas of school which was very exciting! We are very excited to spend all day in school next week. 

Teddy Bear Picnic 

Thank you for coming to our Teddy Bears Picnic. It was lovely to see you all there and we know the children really enjoyed it! ​

​Cornerstones - Why do squirrels hide their nuts? 

To introduce our new topic, Reception went on a Welly Walk around the school grounds. We were looking for all things 'autumn' including autumnal leaves, pine cones, sticks and acorns. ​The children enjoyed collecting things with their partners and ticking off the checklist.