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We have kick started our new topic this week as we have begun to learn all about the season; Winter. To learn more about the signs of winter the children went on a wintery walk. Everybody understood that in the winter it is very cold, so they got wrapped up nice and warm, putting on their coats, hat, scarves and gloves. The children made some fantastic observations telling us "there is snow, it's icy, the leaves have fallen off the trees, it is so so cold"
We also got a very exciting delivery this week. We received a letter and a parcel all the way from the Antarctic. Some of the penguins had been frozen in ice and we needed to help to rescue them. The children were given the challenge to investigate ice by making it and then thinking of different ways to melt it. You all did a fantastic job when describing the processes of freezing and melting and all of you were able to rescue your frozen toys!
We have also been doing some fantastic maths work. This week we have introduced the concept of Length. We have been comparing and measuring the length of a variety of different objects using non-standard methods. We have also been ordering objects from shortest to longest and the children have blown us away when using the correct vocabulary to describe their objects!
Myself and Miss Roberts would also like to say a huge thank you again to all of the parents for engaging so well with remote learning. We have seen some fantastic, imaginative and creative pieces of work that has blown us away. It is great to see so many children accessing our live lessons and submitting their work via Google Classroom. Please keep up the hard work, you are all doing a fantastic job!
This is the second week of Home Learning and what a fantastic week it has been. Miss Fox and I continue to be hugely impressed by all of the fabulous work the children have been completing and it has been making us smile from ear to ear!
We have carried on our journey through space as we have put on our space suits, climbed into our rockets and reached the dizzying heights of the solar system. The children have taught us some incredible facts about the solar system and their love for learning throughout this Topic has been infectious.
We also became scientists for the day as we had to investigate the true force of gravity. To do this we hunted for different items around the house and tested whether they float or sink. We now have a lot of certified scientists in Reception as they showed exceptional investigative skills. Some children videoed their investigation which felt like watching a real life documentary whilst others represented their findings on their own recording sheet. You have all truly blown our socks off!
We would just like to say a huge thank you again to all the parents. It has been fantastic to see the children online and engaging with the LIVE lessons as well as handing in their work. Our numbers are great during Maths and Phonics hopefully, next week, we will be able to see more children during our Topic lessons - we are starting a brand new mini Topic so it would be great to have some extra little hands to help.
This week has seen the launch of our remote learning from home. Both myself and Miss Roberts have been blown away by everybody's hard work and would just like to say a huge thank you to parents for ensuring the children join the live sessions. Thank you for being patient with us as we have all learnt to get to grips with Google Classroom. I hope you all agree that we are starting to get into a good routine and the children seem to be enjoying accessing the live lessons. We are both very proud of you all for engaging and handing in your work, please keep up the hard work!
If you have any issues regarding Google Classroom or are having trouble accessing it please do email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Also we welcome any feedback about our live sessions. If something is not working please do let us know, if we are unaware of the problem we cannot fix it. We are still getting to grips with Google Classroom too so we need as much feedback as possible to make the lessons run as smoothly as we can for you all.
We would also like to say a huge well done to the children that are working so hard at school. They have adjusted to the new routines and nothing has seemed to phase them. Although we may be learning in different places all of the children have been accessing the same activities and seem to have really enjoyed kick starting our new topic; Space. We began learning about Space by introducing the story Whatever Next. The children did a fantastic job acting out the story with their own props, some of you even had your own picnic on the moon! We have also introduced 2D shapes, by going on shape hunts and making some fantastic space pictures. Keep checking the website each week as we will be showcasing the children's fantastic work, whether this has been done at home or at school!
What a week it has been! We have well and truly stepped into Christmas as Miss Fox so aptly said last week. The children have had so much fun this week. We have been riding reindeers on the sleigh outside to making reindeer food ready for Christmas Eve. The children have loved every moment of Christmas this week and it has certainly helped us to see the magic come to life!
The Christmas cheer has also stretched through to maths as well. We have now done a lot of work on numbers so this week we wanted to put those skills to the test. We've been doing addition, comparing numbers, subitising and looking at 1 more and 1 less.
Of course, at Christmas time, there has to be some time to enjoy the traditions of Christmas. I don't know if you can see from the windows but Reception must have the BEST looking trees in school as the children have decorated it themselves. They are a joy to behold.