Welcome to Mr Connell's Reception class page!
Keep checking this webpage to see all the exciting things that we have been busy doing this term...
There is more curriculum information and some photographs of us taking part in outdoor learning if you follow the 'Curriculum' web-link in the West Leigh drop down menu.
We had a super Term 1 – everybody settled in to Reception life so well. As part of our Once Upon a Time topic we also had lots of fun reciting traditional nursery rhymes and stories. We made some flower pot spiders inspired by Incy Wincy and some lovely fish printing for our Once I caught a Fish Alive display.
Term 2’s topic was Toys and we made a super class pictogram of our favourite ones. We also designed and made some lovely sock puppets having read Kipper’s Toy Box. And then of course we did our Nativity: ‘Hey Ewe’. Our teachers were very proud of us as we put on a lovely performance.
For Term 3 we learnt all about different places around the world. We learnt about India, Africa, The Arctic and China. At the end of the term the children in Reception had an unexpected visit from Eddie the Explorer. Eddie had been travelling around the world and amazingly had visited the countries that we'd been learning about in class. He kept us all entertained with songs, stories and drama activities and all the children thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Particular highlights of the morning were re-enacting animal antics, dressing up for the Arctic and the retelling of an Indian folk tale.
"He showed me a dangerous basket with a snake in".
"He went to different places".
"He telled us stories about his travels and they were exciting stories".
By Badger Class
And now we’ve already got to Term 4 – gosh the Reception Year is flying by! Our topic is 'What’s in The Bag?'and at the moment we’re thinking about a builder’s bag. We had fun writing about the Three Little Pigs and their houses and next we’re going to build our own buildings out of junk modelling equipment. Hopefully no naughty wolves will be able to be able to blow them down!
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