We have had a wonderful day celebrating world book day.
We discovered a new book left in our classroom today called 'Perfectly Norman' by Tom Percival.
We all looked amazing in our multi coloured costumes. I wonder how many colours you can count on each of us?
We have had a really enjoyable couple of visits to the Whitworth Art Gallery.
We used the art hampers to help us create our own art whilst in the gallery.
We explored the 'wallpaper table'. Where we were able use the crayons and do rubbings to make our own patterns.
We really enjoyed the gallery that had art work in by Alice Kettle - 'Ground, sea and sky'. In this gallery we had to look at the art work and decide for ourselves what we could see and how it made us feel. We had lots of wonderful language used describing the art work.
We have had so much fun putting together our Nativity this year. The songs were really catchy and we soon knew them brilliantly. Who knew we had such a class of performers!!
We have had great feedback from everyone that came to watch one of our four shows from parents to other members of staff.
Thankyou so much for all your support this term - Miss Morrison, Miss Newton and Miss Broad
We have enjoyed this week learning all about Simone Biles.
Simone Biles is an american gymnast who has won over 20 gold medals!!!
We had a go at doing some of her moves, made the olympic rings, wrote some facts about her and designed some leotards.
Each year group across school made a display about a different influential person.
We had a fabulous trip down to Fallowfield Library where the librarians read us a few stories. We helped by acting out some of the parts and joining in with the rhymes we knew. We left the library with our own Time to read pack with a story we got to take home and keep. The book is called 'Little Monkey' by Marta Altes.
We have also been busy continuing our work all about Autumn. This week we made our own edible conkers!
We broke up bourbon biscuits, mixed it with soft cheese and rolled them into conker shapes. We put them in the fridge to harden then we dipped them into melted chocolate to make the outer casing - yum yum!!
Last week we were learning what a "space" is. You might think that this is easy but knowing what a "space" looks like and how to find a "good space" is quite tricky for us in reception! We played a fun game to help us practise. We danced around the circular mats to music and when the music stopped, we had to go and stand on a mat that was in a "good space". Some of the mats were very close to each other and tried to catch us out!
Last week we spent lots of time sharing our autumn homework with each other. All of the children so excited to show what they had collected in their autumn bags. There were so many beautifully coloured leaves and interesting seeds and berries. Our autumn tray is full of wonderful things to look at!
We have really been enjoying our Manchester City sessions with Carl. We have been learning how to follow instructions, how to travel around the hall safely and in different directions, how to control a ball with our hands and our feet and how to throw and catch a ball with a partner.
We have settled in to our new class very well. We have been getting to know the areas in our new classroom and have been learning how to use the resources and tidy them away! We are much better at this now! We have also spent time in the other classrooms in the Reception unit. Take a look at us...
All of the children in Reception have now received reading books to share with you at home. Please make sure they bring this in every day. We will change your child's reading book twice a week. Once you have shared their book with them at home, please leave a comment or sign their reading record so we know you have worked with them. We have ordered the blue reading book bags for the children but are still awaiting their arrival!
P.E in Reception
This half term we will be doing dance. The children don't need their P.E kits for this - we do dance in our school uniforms but must take our shoes and socks off for the lesson. We will also be having sessions with Manchester City every Tuesday - again, the children do not need a P.E kit for this. We will let you know when they do need a P.E kit in school. If they already have one, please just bring it into school and leave it on their coat peg.