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Have a look at all we have been doing in Reception.

For more pictures please see the main class page archive link.

Reception - Goslings - Divali Celebrations

Reception have really enjoyed learning about Divali. We have explored the Hindu culture and looked at some of the different elements of Divali celebrations. We made special lanterns and learnt that Divali is the 'festival of light.' We have also enjoyed making rangoli patterns using the chalks outside and even used ipads to create firework pictures.

Reception - Goslings - Halloween Fun

We loved our Halloween adventures! A kind witch visited our classroom and asked us to make special potions following her instructions. We had to read each of the words very carefully using our phonics knowledge! We also made some super Halloween biscuits with spooky sweeties and enjoyed lots of spooky stories throughout the week. 

Reception - Cygnets - Our very first days of school

We have had a wonderful first few weeks at Woodthorpe! We are all settling in really well and all feel part of a very special class family. We have really enjoyed lots of different activities, such as, playing in the home corner, exploring play dough, making lots of yummy treats in the mud kitchen and splashing in the water tray. Our favourite thing has been making such lovely new friends! Well Done Cygnets Class for being such super stars!

Reception - Goslings - Phonics sounds hunt

The Gosling's class are becoming very confident with their Phase 2 phonics sounds. This week we have been hunting for different sounds on Autumn leaves all around our outdoor area. The children have been practising saying the sound and doing the Jolly phonics action to match. They are even able to think of words beginning with that sound. Great work Gosling's class! 

Reception - Goslings - First few days in class

The Goslings have had an excellent first few days at school. We have been very busy settling into school routines and having lots of fun. We have made 'Gruffalo crumble' , built houses using bricks, explored the Forrest Schools area and enjoyed playing in our outdoor space. We look forward to some more exciting learning during the upcoming weeks. 


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Reception - Gosling - Sports Day

We had a fantastic time at our sports day! Each child showed great enthusiasm, determination and support for each other which was brilliant to see. Well done to all our super competetors, you were fantastic despite the very warm weather.

Reception - Gosling - Askham Bryan Wildlife park

We enjoyed a fantastic trip to Askham Bryan Wildlife Park where we were able to meet lots of different animals and find out information about them. We were even able to hold some of them! Everybody asked brilliant questions and listened carefully throughout the day. We saw lemurs, alpacas, raccoons, meercats, snakes turrantulas and much more!

Reception - Goslings - May Pole Day

We were so lucky to have such a beautiful sunny day to perform our May Pole dance. We loved skipping in time to the music and hope that everyone who came to watch enjoyed our performance as much as we did.

Recpetion - Goslings - Yoga

We love trying new activities and thoroughly loved our recent Yoga session. The yoga teacher told us a story about a mermaid and took us on a journey using different yoga movements. All the children were very engaged throughout and showed excellent balance and co-ordination.

Reception - Gosling's - Healthy Eating

The Gosling's class have been learning all about healthy eating and the importance of keeping fit. We have enjoyed discussing our favourite and least favourite fruits and vegetables and engaging in some role play activities within our classroom Supermarket. We also enjoyed preparing and eating a delicious fruit salad. We were all very careful using the knives and discussed the importance of hygeine during the preperation stages. Our favourite part was eating the fruit salad!- we even tried some fruits we hadn't eaten before.

Reception - Goslings - Fire Engine and Police Visit

The Goslings have been very lucky to have a visit from two very important people over the last few weeks. We have met a police officer and some fire fighters from Acomb fire station. We had lots of questions that we wanted to ask our visitors and learnt lots of new important information. We now understand what we should do in an emergency and have even been encouraging our families to stay safe by checking their smoke alarms!

Reception - Goslings - Our Easter Chicks

We have thoroughly enjoyed having our Easter Chicks, We have enjoyed watching them hatch and grow into lovely fluffy chicks. We have learnt lots of facts about chicks and this has encouraged us to do some fantastic independent writing. We have learnt how to care for animals and have been very careful when stroking and holding the chicks. We will miss them when they return to the farm.

Reception - Cygnets - Cygnets learn British Sign Language!

We really enjoyed our sing and sign workshop! We learnt how to sign our names and some short phrases including 'Hello, how are you?'
We enjoyed learning some new songs using sign language, dancing to these songs and then performing to our parents! We are looking forward to starting our British Sign Language after school club in the Summer term!
We have really enjoyed our Easter Chicks this year and we were sad to see them go back to the farm! We have watched them hatch from their eggs and grow into little chicks. We were all very calm and respectful of the chicks and we stroked them and held them.
We made observations of the chicks, including what they looked like, felt like and sounded like. Some of the chicks did a poo on the hall floor and we found that funny! We took it in turns to hold them and we supported each other in doing so!
Cygnets have enjoyed learning about Superheros and have completed lots of challenges sent by Supertato! We had to design, build and then write a character description about our own superhero! He sent each of us a potato and a range of materials to help us.  We were all brilliant at designing and talking about the supertato we had made and look at our amazing writing...!