Super learning!

Friday 11 March 2022

It’s been another busy week in the Reception classroom.
The fantastic learning just keeps coming!

This week, we continued to look at The Hundred Decker Bus by Mike Smith. The children were amazing at retelling and remembering the key events. For the writing chilli challenge, they had to design a new deck and write a sentence about their deck. I stuck all of the children’s decks onto a roll of paper and the children came in on Thursday and saw their very own 30 decker bus displayed in their classroom.
Click here to view our bus.

Living and Learning

This week, our living and learning session was all about recognising the importance of personal hygiene including handwashing.
I asked the children, “How do we keep ourselves clean?”

LW – You get a shower and use soap.
BI – You have a bath.
EK – We need to brush our teeth.
OR – We brush our teeth in the morning and at night.
FH – We wash our clothes.

We based yesterday’s session on handwashing. Before doing our experiments, we started by thinking about why and when we wash our hands.

First, we had a go at the germ experiment, We used soap, pepper (germs) and water to see how important it is to wash our hands. The children were amazed when they watched the germs (pepper) move away from the soap on their fingers.
Then, we had a go at the mouldy bread experiment.
The first child was asked to rub their hands on a piece of bread. The second child was asked to wash their hands for 20 seconds and rub their hands on another slice of bread.  Next week, the children will check and observe the bread daily to see if their predictions were right.
Click here to watch us sing our new washing hands song!

Here are some more highlights from this week…

Reading phase 3 words and scanning the QR code to see if they got it right.

Using the tissue paper to make a picture of the tulips.

Planting vegetable seeds.

Please make sure you write in your child’s reading record when you’ve read at home. It is important we see how your child is doing with their reading at home.

Please make sure you return the farm visit slip by Monday 21 March.