Outdoor Learning!

We love being outdoors! We learn so much when we are outdoors, for example, how our world around us changes, creatures which live in our world and how to look after them, how to become risk takers, how to keep safe and we also develop reflective and inquisitive thinking, becoming real problem solvers!

This week Class 2 have been reading ‘Leaf Man’ in Literacy, we then took our learning outdoors! We went on a hunt for natural objects to create our own leaf creatures, we then used our imagination to come up with our own stories about where our creatures had come from, where they were going, and what would happen next! We used lots of story language, i.e. beginning, middle, end and problem. The children were fantastic at coming up with a problem for their story!

Have a look at the AMAZING leaf creatures Class 2 created…

Vinny’s lead creature is Supertato. He created an amazing story about catching bad guys and saving the day!

This leaf creature is called Molly. She has been blown over the cows and she watched the snowflakes up above

Thomas made a minion leaf creature who was on the hunt for bananas.

Xander’s leaf creature has been blown to the jungle where he is searching for apples – but there was no apples because the seeds wouldn’t grow in the jungle because there was no rain!

Bug Hotel

Class 2 are loving our new Bug Hotel! They have been searching for bugs and making sure they are kept safe, not scared and have an appropriate place to sleep in our Bug Hotel! We have been thinking about where mini beasts live and where we could find them. The children told me that the mini beasts will be found in the mud because that’ what they like!

Making Music

We have enjoyed using our new sound wall this week. We used a variety of items to create different sounds. We discussed the different sounds we could hear when using a wooden spoon, metal spoon, metal stick and a wooden stick. We experimented with the various sounds each pot or pan made. Some of use even counted the beats we could make.

Small World

This week we have developed our own small world area outdoors to help us extend our vocabulary and use our imagination. The children have loved building their play in our small worlds. We have a fairy land, digger land, Antarctica, dinosaur land, and a People Who Help Us small word.

Settling in to our new class!

Class 2 have settled in so well to their new class. They have been enjoyed all our new areas of the classroom indoor and outdoor!

Matching numeral to quantity.

Sequencing picture cards from our story Elmer.

Playing in our new role play area – The Vets!

Building castles.

This week we have learnt the sounds s, a and t.

Jonah!

This week Class 2 performed their very last performance in reception, ‘Jonah’.
They were absolutely fantastic!
Well done Class 2!

A different Perspective

This week Class 2 have been looking at the world from a different perspective. We thought about how a tiny insect would see the world, how a bird might see the world, and how many other animals would see the world. We used IPads to take photos from up above, down below, from the eyes of an ant etc. Look at the fantastic photos the children took!
Once we had taken the photos we then designed them in Art! Look how amazing they are!

Life Is Better With Trees!

This week Reception have been learning all about the importance of our trees!

This is what we have learnt:
– Trees help our wildlife survive, providing food and homes for them.
– They produce oxygen.
– Trees provide us with shade on hot days.
– Trees provide food, for example an apple tree.
– Trees help us tell which season it is.

To enhance our learning and take part in some outdoor fun, we went on a trip to Hardwick Park.
Look at all the fun activities we’ve taken part in:

Creating animal homes, we made homes for birds, rabbits, squirrels and even foxes!


Creating our own collages using the woodlands.

Sensory drawing, we drew what we could see, hear, smell and feel.

Tree Decorating

Pond Dipping!

Dinner with a tree!

Making Bog Baby using clay!

The Princess and the Pea

This week Class 2 have been reading ‘The Princess and the Pea’. We re told the story together and then we wrote the story but we changed the ending! We used our imagination to create our own ending to the story!

Leon created the princess’s bed with lots of mattresses and the pea underneath!

Creating our own ending to the story.

Creating our own ending to the story.

“We have made the princess bed with a ladder on top for her to get on the bed.”

Rapunzel, Rapunzel, Let Down Your Hair

This week Class 2 have been reading Rapunzel. We have described Rapunzel’s feelings and re wrote the story ourselves! We discussed the characters, setting, problems, solutions and special words from the story!

Rapunzel’s Castle!

Re-enacting the story using puppets

Chloe read the words and drew the correct picture,

Cutting Rapunzel’s hair in our finger gym.