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Things we get up to in Reception Class...

The Jolly Postmen!

When we arrived at school on Monday there was something strange on the carpet...it was a post box. Attached to the postbox was a letter. It was from the Jolly Postman. He had written to us to inform us that he was going to send some vistors to school to help us learn all about the post office. He also left us a gift, it was a book called The Jolly Postman.

Later in the week, just as the letter had said we had a visit from some  post men. They were called Scott and Paul, they were really nice. They answered questions and let us all have a turn at sitting in the post van.

We decided to write letters to the postmen, Scott and Paul and make some biscuits to send them, as a way of saying thank you.

The Jolly Postman or Other People's Letters

The Jolly Postman or Other People's Letters written by Janet and Allan Ahlberg. http://youtu.be/gpeo_0yoD0k

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Celebrations!

This week we are learning all about Bonfire night, Diwali and Rememberance day.

We have been busy in class making crafts, painting pictures and listening to stories and gathering new information.

Mrs Tindall asked if we could all make a Poppy, so that each class could display something in the school hall for the Remembrance Day Service.

We all got extremly busy creating Poppies in lots of different ways.

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What a busy start to the new term. We have had lots of special festivals to learn about. We had fun discussing how we celebrated halloween, Riley and Ruby said they dressed up as zombies. Whilst Chelsea said she was a cat!

 

The Life Caravan paid us a visit this week. We got to meet Harold the giraffe and learn how to keep our bodies healthy.  

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The Little Red Hen

 


Our story this week has been The Little Red Hen.  Mrs Brown read the story to us and we discussed how the little red hen felt when the other characters in the book refused to help her? In the story The Little Red Hen makes some bread, We had a discusion about how we thought bread was made and decided we should try and make some. We also made some hens out of paper plates and some of our friends had a go at drawing a hen. 

We have also made the most of the weather, we made autumn mobiles and made an awesome obstacle course. We have had a great time this week!

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Picture 1 The awesome obstacle course!
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The Little Red Hen | Fairy Tale for Kids

The Little Red Hen is a classic folk tale about working hard and helping others. The red hen has found some wheat, but will the pig, the cat, and the duck help her turn that wheat into bread?

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This week is Science Week at St James' and we have been given a challenge...

The Egg Drop Challenge!

 

Mrs Brown has asked could we stop Humpty Dumpty from cracking when he falls off his wall?

We had a chat with Miss Gahagan and came up with lots of great ideas...

Harrison said " I could make a parachute with a bag and then glue it to an egg cup."

Coby said " Lets put a bed under him so he can land on it!"

William suggested making a swimming pool for him to land in.

James said " We could make a motorbike helmet for him so he doesn't bang his head"

Archie suggested letting him land on a cushion.


We have had loads of great ideas. We just need to try them out...

We have also been doing lots of phonic activities. We learnt about the letters t, p and i. Again we found lots of ways to practise writing the letters.

For the letter t we decorated the letter with stripes and made it look like a tiger. Then Mrs Brown read us The Tiger Who Came To Tea. 

 

The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr

Uploaded by Wendy Stafford on 2015-08-26.

Stanleys Stick

 

We have been looking at the book Stanleys Stick by Neal Layton. There are lots of words that begin with the letter S throughout the story. We spent some time practising forming the letter S. 

We wrote it outside with the chalk and found different objects that began with the letter. Some of us decorated the letter s with string, sequins, spots and stripes.

 

CBeebies Bedtime Stories - 323 - Stanley's Stick

Uploaded by showoff881 on 2014-09-04.

The Letter S

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Later in the week we introduced our next letter Aa. We had fun printing with apples and listening to the story 'Alans Big Scary Teeth' by Jarvis. We practising writing the letter in our books and thinking of lots of words that begin with Aa.
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Alan's Big Scary Teeth - Books Alive!

Books Alive read Jarvis frighteningly funny account of Alan's Big Scary Teeth and even bigger secret! Will the jungle animals still be scared of him if they find out?

Owl Babies

We have really enjoyed reading the story "Owl Babies" by Martin Waddell and Patrick Benson.  The children have had to complete lots of different activities based upon the book.

 

The children were asked to make owls out of playdough. They used lots of different natural materials such as feathers, sticks and pebbles to create their master pieces.

 

They also  made owls out of card. Some children cut out different shapes to make an owl, and others drew a large circle and stuck on scraps of paper. 

 

We have had fun retelling the story with our friends. The children used different voices for each character. They also used the little puppets to help them. 

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Making Friends

 This week we have been learning "All About Me" We have been talking about who is in our family, what we look like and have been discussing our favourite things. 

Mrs Brown has been teaching us to count. We have been practising writing our names, and we have also had lots of fun making faces in the play dough. We have been making new friends whilst playing inside and had lots of fun building dens outside.

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