Reception Red Parrots
Welcome to Red Parrots!
This term our topic will be 'What's growing in the garden?'
We have been reading stories as well as non-fiction books related to this including Jack and the beanstalk and the alternative version... Jasper's beanstalk!
We have planted our own sunflowers, beans and cress and are waiting to see how they grow!
We have been learning about the different parts of a plant and what their functions are, as well as learning about the life cycle of a flower.
We have also been learning about 2d and 3d shapes. Please practise learning the names of them at home. Can you see any of the shapes on your way to school or at home?
People who help us
We learned about doctors and our body parts and labelled pictures of the human body. We also talked about our skeletons and made our own 'skeleton art' out of straws!
We also learned about the people who help us at lunchtime - the kitchen staff! We learned about the different meals of the day, writing shopping lists and enjoying role play about shops and meal times.
We have visited the kitchen to see where our delicious lunches are prepared.
For your information here is the 'Development Matters' document to show the statutory requirements for the Early Years Foundation stage.
Working with parents is extremely important to us and we love hearing about what your children are doing outside of school. If your child does something at home (or out and about!) that you think we would like to hear about please fill in a 'News from home' slip and we will display the news in the classroom. Slips are available in the classroom or to download below.
Please remember to keep PE kits in school every day. The children will take them home at half term. PLEASE NAME EVERY ITEM OF YOUR CHILD'S CLOTHING!
We had 'snow' much fun exploring and playing in the snow on Monday afternoon. We loved feeling and playing with the snow and we particularly enjoyed seeing the patterns our shoes made in the fresh snow!
As part of our work on People who help us we learned all about Vets and how they help animals. To help us learn more about this Mrs Bliss brought her family dog Maya to school to teach us more about what pets need to be healthy. This included food, water, exercise, shelter and love.
As part of our work on Dentists we conducted an EGGS-periment! We used white eggs (as similar to our teeth as we could get!) and placed them in jars filled with different drinks to see what would happen to them. We made some predictions and thought that some of the eggs would change colour or crack.
We left them for a week and then checked the results. We were shocked! The egg which had been soaked in Ribena was completely black, and the shell was starting to peel off. The egg in coca-cola went brown and was peeling. The egg in orange juice turned a little orange but had bubbles on the surface and the shell was falling apart. The eggs which had been in water and milk stayed white and clean.
We were able to conclude that the best drinks for our teeth are water and milk and we should only have the other drinks occasionally.
This is is the overview of our learning for the year.
Please take time to read with your child EVERY DAY - little and often is best!
Please also sign the children's diary so that they can receive stickers which lead to prizes in assembly!
Remember to complete your child's learning plan with them in the morning when they come into school. This is a good opportunity to help them practise writing their name and think about their learning in school!
Please also help us to help the children by reinforcing the sounds being taught at school. Phonics is the method by which we teach reading and writing. Here are some videos which demonstrate the correct pronunciations.