Spring Term in Reception
Let all that you do be done in love
1 Corinthians 16:14
In Reception, we are learning about our vision statement and what it means to love. In these very different times we are learning how to show love to the friends we have at school and to the those that are at home.
Can I switch on?
Our Big Question this half term is 'Can I switch it on?' where we will explore all sorts of technology, machines and gadgets to see how they work and how they help us. We will be trying to to make our own toys and gadgets with moving parts such as flaps, levers and pivots, and exploring how we can use them to be helpful - perhaps to our families, and perhaps to the world we live in and are responsible for.
We will also be using the text On Sudden Hill to help us stretch our imagination and make things out of nothing just like Birt, Etho and Shu do in the story.
Much of our learning will be done remotely as many of our friends are doing their learning at home - but we will still all have lots of fun and learn lots of new things. We are always 'growing our brains' in Reception.
Take a look at all the photos and videos that show our learning at home and at school.
This year, Child Mental Health week is all about how we express ourselves. We always have fun expressing ourselves in Reception through singing, dancing, painting, writing, story telling, drawing, acting and all sorts of other ways. And we're still doing it now, even though we are at home. Have a look at the pictures in the gallery to see some of the things we have done at home to express ourselves and our feelings, and some of the things that we really like to do.
Our Learning Challenge this half term is 'Why do ladybirds have spots?'
We will observe, care for and explore many minibeasts to wonder at the variety and purpose that they have in our world. We will be agents of change to create a home for minibeasts in our outdoor area and fill it with plants and flowers that will help them to flourish. We will take on the responsibility of ensuring that the environment is well looked after to encourage their growth over time.