The reception children started back refreshed after a week off school and were soon eagerly recounting their holiday news to friends and teachers! As our first piece of work after the holiday the children made their news writing into a book to share. The children are taking part in the ‘Grow your own potatoes’ competition … Read more Back at school
As this is a cold time of year Class 2 have been making leek and potato soup.Yummy!We learned how to chop vegetables safely.
Pupils have been using coins to add up different amounts as part of their maths lessons. They will be moving on to learning about ‘change’
Well done to the members of Neptune who have won the House Cup for this half term.With Saturn having won for the last few times, it was great to have a different winner (although the Saturn House Captains might not agree!). The final scores were as follows: Neptune – 480 Saturn – 422 Mars – … Read more Neptune Win House Cup
The children have learnt a lot about old toys and the trip to the museum was an ideal opportunity for the children to talk, examine and explore a huge range of toys from the last one hundred or so years. The project on toys finished with ‘junk model’ constructions of toys which was interesting and … Read more Half term is here at last and the children in reception are looking forward to their break
In science we have been carrying out investigations on how far a vehicle will travel down ramps of varying “steepness.” We found that the steeper slopes allowed the vehicle to travel further. The next investigation was to find out whether the weight of a vehicle makes a difference.We found that the lighter vehicle travelled further.
In D&T we designed a vehicle we would like to make and here we are, starting the project.We selected boxes that would make the chasis and we are painting them.
For the first time ever at William Ransom, this year’s pancake race took place in the snow! For this reason we changed the usual course and ran it on the field, whilst the other pupils took the best vantage points on the playgrounds and paths. There were two pupils from each year group, one boy … Read more Pancake race with a difference!
Class 1R have been learning all about Chinese New Year. We decided to share what we had learned with the rest of the school through a class assembly. The children learned their lines and practised speaking loudly and clearly. We told the school about the twelve animals in the Chinese Zodiac and that 2013 is … Read more Class 1R’s Assembly
Yet another busy week in reception and only a week to go until half term. This week saw an exciting two day visit by an artist, Chinese New Year, an introduction to ‘old toys’, an introduction to using money and assessment tasks against which we can assess academic progress. As you will have already seen … Read more What have we been doing in reception this week?