This week in Reception Class

We have had such a busy week with so much fun and excitement. On Monday and Tuesday we harvested tomatoes, celery, apples and many herbs from our Early Years garden. We created amazing observational drawings of the fruit and vegetables that are harvested at this time of year, looking carefully at their shape and colour. We took these pictures and our harvested vegetables to church to show as part of our Harvest Celebration. On Wednesday afternoon, following the story ‘Stone Soup’, we chopped up all the vegetables and placed these in a pot with water. We cooked the soup, pureed it and took it home to taste because we ran out of time in the afternoon. I do hope you got to try some.

Thursday was super exciting as we had so many visitors. As part of our celebration of International Languages week Mr Nesbit came to Early Years and taught us to count to twenty in French. As we have been learning about our bodies, he taught us ‘Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes’ in French as well as playing ‘Jacques Says’ which is very like ‘Simon Says’.

Later in the morning Year Three brought their home made hedgehog homes into class to show. It was very exciting. Jacob’s brother Louis gave us his construction for our garden so we can help to nurture any homeless hedgehogs this winter. Did you know that hedgehogs are becoming endangered because they no longer have places to hibernate in the winter months? Next week we plan to create our own hedgehog areas both outside and inside the classroom and use the clay to make hedgehog sculptures.

It is also Math’s Week next week with the focus being on money. Please can you take your children shopping to experience the exchange of money for goods? It would also be great if you could examine some coins to see how they are the same and different.

Here are some photos of our fabulous week. Enjoy what’s left of the weekend and this wonderful weather.dscf3899

The crops we harvested from the Early Years garden


Year Three visit with their hedgehog home


Maksim and his brother look at the hedgehog garden.