Reception Class have been very busy so far this half term! Look what we have been up to . . . .
Today in Reception class we welcomed some very interesting visitors! Paul from Discovery Zoo brought his exotic mini-beasts into our class for us to look at, hold and explore. The mini-beasts we met included Brian, a large African snail; Hissing Sid, a Madagascan hissing cockroach; Rosie, a South American Chilean rose tarantula and Shonga Lola, a giant African millipede. We learnt lots about these creatures and thoroughly enjoyed our session with Paul. Even Mrs Beard managed to stay in the classroom although she observed from afar!
In our Forest School session this week we made bird feeders. As winter is upon us and the birds are finding it difficult to find their own food we thought we would give them a helping hand. We also learnt how to make a fire and stay safe around it, then we toasted marshmallows and enjoyed a warm cup of hot chocolate!
Reception class have been enjoying their Forest School sessions in our wooded area, We have ventured through the deep dark wood in search of the gruffalo, got our hands messy making seed bombs, had fun using them for target practice, planted daffodil bulbs, used sticks creatively, hunted for numbers and used blackberries and mud to practice writing numbers. We've had so much fun working and playing together, learning so much!
After our hard work and time planning and creating our new messy outdoor area it was time to use it! We worked together to explore and investigate the different materials using our senses and we shared our thoughts and feelings. We used our imagination and creativity to represent our own ideas and thoughts through role play.
Once our seeds bombs had dried, we used them as target practice to scatter them in the woodland. We made some really good shots and scored lots of points. We scored 2 points for each shot then counted them up in twos to find our total scores. Hopefully they will grow once the rain arrives and the sun shines down on them!