Reception Autumn Term Learning 2021
Autumn Term 2021
We have been enjoying the beautiful weather and have been out and about around the school site. We have noticed some seasonal changes. The apples are ready! Some were perfect, others were bruised, mouldy or had been eaten by insects. We have picked them, eaten them, dissected and painted them. We have been learning the names of their parts - skin, flesh, core and seeds. We have mixed paint colours to match the apple skin tones.
We found runner beans growing in the polytunnel, we took them back to school and compared their lengths and measured them.
July 1st Sports Day
We had a wonderful time at Sports Day! We ran a relay race, an obstacle course and the egg and spoon race. Class 2 were amazing. They really showed their sporting skills and had lots of fun!
I hope your child tells you all about it as they share these photos with you.
The Limekiln Woods
We had an exciting adventure to the Limekiln Woods. We walked there, noticing how we moved from houses, busy roads and noise of traffic, to the quiet of the countryside. We had fun making loud noises in the tunnel and then we were so quiet as we stood and said hello to the horses and sheep. We followed the stream from Squirrel School to its source at the little waterfall where the deer go to drink.
We jumped in muddy puddles and noticed the prints in the mud, including marks left by the deer and our wellies! We collected wild garlic, Hazel and lots of interesting plants. We saw blue, pink and white bells. We looked up at the sky, the trees were so tall. We noticed how the clouds changed as we enjoyed sunshine and blue sky after a hail storm! After a well earned hot chocolate, we explored further. We climbed slippery slopes and played Pooh sticks in the stream. We had a ride back to school in the mini bus. It was an amazing day.
Animals In Hands
Today was very special. Mo, from Animals In Hands came to visit. He brought some of Percy The Park Keepers friends, Including an Owl called Midnight, a hedgehog named Marylou and a rabbit called Thomas. We also met guinea pigs, a skunk and a chinchilla. Everyone loved stroking and holding the animals.
In class, we have painted our favourite creatures and described them.
This term we are reading Percy The Park Keeper stories.
We read Owl Takes Charge.
Percy is ill with a cold and the animals want to help, but things go a little bit wrong.
You can watch the story here.
Overall School: 95%