Term 3a Week 6
We have really been enjoying our outdoor area in the lovely weather this week. On Monday whilst half the class were willow weaving and after we had completed our writing tasks we went outside to explore. A group of girls made a lovely balance course, some of the children worked with the small world castle and people, a group of boys played super hero's making gadgets out of stickle bricks and we all made sure the tadpoles were doing ok.
Term 3a Week 5
We spent Monday making gingerbread people, we worked well as a team in our small groups and took turns to weigh out, mix up and kneed the dough before we all got our own piece of dough to roll out and decorate a gingerbread person. They were delicious, we put the left over ones in to the staff room for all of the staff to enjoy.
Term 3a Week 4
We have begun to think about our new story of the Gingerbread Man. Mia brought in one that she had made at home.
Term 3a Week 3
We have been thinking about the story of 'The Elves and the Shoemaker' ever since the little doors appeared at school, we have a shoe shop role play and this week we have been writing part of the story for ourselves.
Term 3a Week 2
On Friday Mr and Mrs Beaver came to our reception class, they brought their nephew Justin Beaver, musical instruments, mint tea and lots of songs with them. We spent the morning outside with some of our adults (until break) time learning a wish-tree-mountain dance and song then after break we made mint tea, a beaver colony in the sand pit, beaver biscuits with Miss Luke and used river mud, sticks and hands to create art on really long pieces of paper.
This week the children have been using one of our cameras to take photos around reception. It has been really interesting to get a child's eye view of our learning environment.
Term 3a Week 1
The new outdoor equipment has arrived in Reception and we have been fortunate enough to have had some lovely weather to enjoy it.
This week at Newburn Manor we have found tiny doors around our school. We are wondering who has moved in and where they have come from. Reception have made posters to ask their questions and draw what we think the creatures may look like.