Thornton Hall Farm

The children had a wonderful day out at Thornton Hall Farm, they had the chance to feed the animals, collect the eggs for Farmer Donna, pet some small animals, meet some slightly scarier ones such as spiders, snakes and scorpions. They all loved rolling / running down the big hill and playing in the play barn.

British Science Week

The children in Reception accepted the challenge of being scientists for the week. They all had to take part in 5 investigations to earn their Early Years Explorer Award.

Monday’s investigation was ‘Tunnel Building’ and they had to plan, design and build a tunnel using wet sand, pebbles and lolly pop sticks. They had to try at first to build with the materials by themselves then they could combine all 3.

Tuesday’s Challenge was ‘Be seen, Be safe’, were they had to discover which material was the best colour to wear at night in the dark.

Wednesday’s experiment was with ‘Skittles’ which caused much excitement… and they had to decide which plate the colour’s would run out of the sweets the quickest, the hot water or the cold water plate.

Thursday’s challenge was to make a ‘Time capsule’ which they will open at the end of Year 1.

Friday’s investigation was ‘Slippery slopes’, we talked about making it a fair test and the children made their predictions at the start to decide which liquid would be the quickest to the bottom of the shoot: oil, water, syrup and paint.

They all deserved their Early Years Explore Award, Well done Reception!

Climbing Wall

The children in Reception ALL had a go on the climbing wall and showed such determination to succeed. They showed great resilience and strength of character to give it ago, especially when it looked so high (the children estimated that the wall was as tall as the school); especially when you are only 4 and 5 years old!

All children supported, cheered and clapped each other on, Miss Roberts and Mrs Quinn are extremely proud of all the children in reception; great job everyone!.

What a wonderful way to end Mental Health Awareness Week.

Advent Activities

What a busy December Reception have had!

It started off with families coming in for the Advent Workshop to make some wonderful Christmas crafts. We were then visited by ‘Ernest the Energetic Elf’ who had fallen out of Father Christmas sleigh, Ernest then built an Elf’s workshop over night which the children have loved. They then enjoyed Christmas dinner and Christmas jumper day. Then we had a visit from Father Christmas on party day, played some wonderful party games and had some party food.