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Autumn 1 2019
Our launch day began with the children arriving at school dressed in their fantastic minibeast costumes. The children were keen to explore the different minibeast models they had made over the Easter break. The children took it in turns to present their models to the rest of the class, describing what they had made and how!
After this, the children went off on a minibeast hunt around the school grounds. They discussed the best places to look for different insects and what they needed to take with them on their hunt. They worked collaboratively to search across the school’s nature garden and across both playgrounds until they found a range of different minibeasts, such as ants, green flies, woodlice, worms and ladybirds!
The children ended the day with a creative afternoon, they used a range of different materials and tools to create their own minibeast artwork. The children thought about what they wanted to make and discussed which resources they would use.
Spring 2 2019
Reception were keen to start their transport topic by showing each other the different models they had made over half term break. The children were able to talk about the different materials and tools they used to create fantastic cars, buses, motorbikes, boats & even some hot air balloons!
The children then went on a traffic walk outside the school, where they worked in pairs to collect data around the different vehicles driving past. On our walk, children observed the range of signs and symbols outside our school environment. The children enjoyed discussing what these symbols meant and why they are so important for people who use the road. Back in the classroom, we analysed the data we collected and used mathematical language to discuss which mode of transport was the most or least popular. We explored different transport books & talked about the difference between fiction and non-fiction books. The children shared the different transport they use & were able to use their phonic knowledge to write sentences to describe how they come to school.
We ended the day with a creative afternoon, using photographs from our traffic walk to create traffic signs and transport collages!
Spring 1 2019
Reception launched into their space topic with a busy day filled with lots of fun activities!
We started the day by exploring the different models made by the children over the Christmas Holidays. They were keen to share ideas around how they created their models and the different media they had used. We then went into a fantastic space workshop with our visitors Robbie the robot and Annie the astronaut, who taught us lots of information about space and the different planets in our solar system, through various interactive activities.
Back in the classroom, the children worked in teams to design and construct their own spacecrafts. The children were able to listen to each other and share ideas around how to build their spaceship and the different elements they would need. The children were able to use key vocabulary they had learnt in our workshop to identify and describe different planets they would see in their journey to outer space.
In the afternoon the children engaged in a space quiz, they worked hard to remember different information they had learnt throughout the day.
The children had a messy and creative end to the day as they used junk modelling to create space rockets, space robots, planets and aliens!