On this page you will find out all about what we have been doing during adult and child initiated time, on school trips and any other extra-curricular activities that we take part in. Keep checking back for updates and pictures of our learning journey in Reception.
Autumn Term 1
English lessons in Reception
During the first half of the Autumn term, our English lessons will be centered around Traditional Tales. We will be sharing many stories with your children including Goldilocks and the Three Bears, The Gingerbread Man, The Little Red Hen and Little Red Riding Hood.
Our First Few Weeks in Reception
We have had lots of fun getting to know each other and to explore all of the resources that are available in our indoor and outdoor learning environments.
Who ate all the porridge? We did!
After reading the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, we made our own porridge and tried it with lots of different toppings. We tried some sweet toppings (sugar, syrup and jam) but we also talked about making porridge tasting more savoury by adding salt as a topping. The children surprised us by deciding that salt was their favourite topping!
Bread Making in Reception. 15th October 2019
We read the story of the 'Little Red Hen' and followed the recipe to make bread just like she did. We looked at some pictures of different shapes of bread and decided how we would like to shape our own bread. We all liked the smell when the bread was cooking and when we tasted it we thought it was delicious! We have sent the recipe home, so hopefully in the next few weeks we will will able to post some photographs of children making bread with their grownups.
Bling your bike or scooter competition entries
Well done to everyone who took part in our 'bling your bike or scooter' competition. A special well done to Ava- Grace who won the prize for the best in the class.
Paediatric Roadshow at South Tyneside Hospital
What a fantastic morning we had when we visited South Tyneside Hospital. First we visited the plaster room and Cory was very brave when he had a plaster put on his arm. Luckily his arm was not broken and the nurse took it off before he came back to school!
Then we looked at some of the special machines that may be used if we have to visit the hospital. Sophie put a special clip on her finger to see how much oxygen was in her blood and Archie had a special cuff put on his arm to check his blood pressure.
We then had lots of fun playing doctors, nurses and paramedics. We dressed up, put bandages on our friends and listened for their heartbeat with the stethescope.
All of the children then got very excited when we met the hospital's pets as therapy dog. He enjoys visiting the wards in the hospital and cheering people up when they are feeling poorly.
Balance Bike Training
The children have been working really hard learning how to ride a balance bike.
Our Independent Cooking Station
During the year we have experienced lots of cooking as a whole class and in small groups. We have extended these experiences by setting up an independent cooking station. Children have the opportunity to follow a recipe and make themselves a single sized portion of some of their favourite dishes. They also get the opportunity to discuss with a partner what they need to do. Keep checking back to see all of the things that they have made.
Snacky Maths and Literacy
Practising our maths and literacy skills at our snack table.
Red Nose Day
We raised lots of money for charity on Red Nose Day. We enjoyed completing lots of activities including pinning the nose on Mr Tumble and designing our own red noses.
World Book Day - The Enormous Crocodile
What a fantastic day we had celebrating World Book Day. The children looked absolutely amazing in their costumes! They had lots of fun making the enormous crocodile (both in card and biscuits), reading with their families and reading with the older children in the school.
Reception visit Durham Castle
We had a fantastic day at Durham Castle. We looked around the building and found out about all of the things that make it special. We also had a go at making our own castles and building a strong wall.
Our Castle Banquet
What a fantastic afternoon we had at our castle banquet. We enjoyed dressing up and were introduced like royalty as we entered the banquet hall.
The children learned how to dance with their partner, entertained the King and Queen on the top table, and ate the pizza that they had made on the morning.
Multi Sports Event
Wow! What a fun afternoon we had at Temple Park Leisure Centre. We took part in lots of different activities including, boccia, basketball, football, relay races and tennis. All of the children enjoyed the activities and they were really well behaved and a credit to our school.
Chinese New Year
Wow! What a busy week we had celebrating Chinese New Year in Reception.
We had a go at lots of different activities:
Boldon Environmental Centre Elf School
Children in Need 2018
We had lots of fun celebrating Children in Need. We have enjoyed decorating biscuits, playing Pudsey maths games, making hats and lots more exciting activities! Thank you for all of your donations!
We were very lucky to take part in a Judo taster session. We played lots of games and even learned how to perform the 'lockdown' hold.
Forest Views Dance-A-Thon
We all had fun when we took part in the dance-a-thon. Baby shark and Gummy Bear were two of our favourite songs but we really enjoyed dancing to all of them. We have some fantastic movers in Reception! Thank you for all of your donations. Archie raised the most money in our class. A massive £60. Well done!
Fun in the rain
We put on our waterproof suits and wellies and had lots of fun in the rain.
Halloween In Reception
Wow! What a busy week we have had in Reception! We have enjoyed playing in our spooky house, carving pumpkins, playing maths games, making spiders and lots more.
The Little Red Hen and Bread Making
We read the story of the 'Little Red Hen' and found out how to make bread. We really liked the part where the hen took the wheat to the mill and it was ground into flour. We had a try at making our own bread with flour that had been bought at the shop. The children were very good at kneading and as you can see the baked products looked delicious! The children couldn't wait to take the bread home to eat it. They discussed all of the things that they were going to spread onto it. Some popular choices were butter, strawberry jam, chocolate spread, peanut butter and marmalade.
Everyone was given a recipe to take home so that they could make their own bread. Hopefully we will be able to upload some photos of the bread that the children have made at home after half term.