Hedgehogs (Reception)

Welcome to the Hedgehogs Class.

The Class Teacher is Mrs Taylor and the Teaching Assistants are Miss Sampson and Mrs Young.

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World Book Day Fun

Today was World Book Day and the children had great fun dressing up as their favourite book character and coming into school today. We did lots of show and tell time - so that the children could share who they were dressed as, as well as some other activities.

Creating the Ultimate Book Character

Creating the ultimate book characterAfter drawing around one of the children we had great fun thinking of some characteristics for an ultimate book character. We had loads of great as well as funny ideas such as they have rocket boosters on their feet and they love eating sausages!Creating the ultimate book character

Book Guessing Game

The children listened closely to some clues about a story (such as 'this is a story about a biscuit who runs away and is chased by lots of other characters but is finally eaten by a fox') and had to write or draw a picture to show which story they thought it might be. The children were brilliant at this game.

Pancake Day Fun

Reception children eating pancakesThis week we have been learning about Pancake Day by reading the story Mr Wolf's Pancakes. After reading the story the children were keen to try some pancakes so we followed a recipe and made some. Nearly all of the children enjoyed eating pancakes.Making pancakes in Reception

Penguin Odd One Out Activities

Odd One Out description from a Reception child 
The children saw some interesting images of penguins this week and were encouraged to justify why they thought one of them might be the odd one out. The reasons they came up with were great and showed how well their language skills are developing as well as how much knowledge about Polar Lands they have acquired.Odd One Out description from a Reception child

Garden Bird Studies

Over this term we are getting the children prepared for our Big School's Birdwatch by learning all about one garden bird each week. 
Before Christmas we learned all about robins, last week we learned about magpies and this week we learned about wood pigeons. We explored the RSPB's website in order to do this - where videos of the birds can be found as well as lots of interesting facts. 
We spent time going for bird watching walks around the grounds - with mixed success (we saw lots of wood pigeons but no robins or magpies yet). 

A collage magpie by a reception child
The children helped themselves to remember what these birds looked like by producing an arts and craft bird after learning about them. The children chose independently how they wanted to create their bird - they just needed to ensure that they chose the correct colours and features. The children were all interested in learning about what the birds ate (something else we used the RSPB's website for) they then tried to include this as part of their artwork.

Winter Settings Art

A reception child's Arctic drawingWe spent a couple of extended art sessions developing our knowledge of polar regions as a setting. We watched some clips from the Disney film 'Frozen' as well as explored the painting 'The Magpie' by Monet. The children's finished pieces were photographed and sent to St. Thomas' - our federated school who were supposed to pick a winner. However, they thought our artwork was so brilliant that they couldn't choose so the children were all winners! 
In these sessions the children got to explore some new media - chalk and charcoal. They loved creating these setting pictures - they especially loved trying to say 'the Aurora Borealis'!A reception child's Arctic drawing

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