Last week RP went to the Eco Park. It was our third visit of the year, so we have been able to monitor the changes over the seasons. Today’s activity was making ‘journey sticks’. Guy explained that the children in ‘The Bush’ in Australia create journey sticks to stop them from getting lost as they travel across the bush to visit their friends in other villages. We imaged we were going on a long journey and needed to create journey sticks to stop us getting lost during our journey across the he Eco Park. We travelled around the Eco Park, collecting coloured pipe cleaners to represent different parts of the Eco Park. We tied these pipe cleaners onto sticks and were able to re-tell our journey using the colours to help us remember where we had been.
RA had a fantastic time visiting the Eco Park this morning! Guy talked to us about how people in Australia use sticks and coloured string to help them navigate through the bush. We then had the chance to create our own journey sticks as we visited the different parts of the Eco Park. The children finished off with some free play time in the dragon – Mrs Yeasmin even ended up on the ground! We had such a fun-packed morning!
A big thank you to our fantastic parent helpers who enabled the visit to go ahead.
RP had a lovely time on the trimtrail at Starbank Road site!
Some of the children were at little nervous to begin with, but they soon got the hang of it!
The children in Reception at Bierton Road had a fun-packed day as they got to enjoy the sunny weather in the garden! Staff have recently re-designed many of the areas in the garden and lots of new resources have been added. There was so much fun and excitement as the children had the opportunity to explore and develop all areas of their learning.
We can’t wait to continue our learning in the garden over the next couple of months!
Last week, the Reception children were treated to a special performance from the fabulous Juggling Jim!
First, Juggling Jim performed a hilarious show displaying all of his circus tricks. He showed us how to juggle scarves, ride a unicycle and even let us and the teachers play the Pieface game!
Afterwards we were all shown how to perform some of his circus tricks during a workshop in the hall. We had a go at balancing on pedal-goes with our friends, which are much harder than they look! Then we tried spinning plates which were lots of fun.
A huge thank you to Juggling Jim for his time. We all had a wonderful afternoon!
This week was Science Week and the whole of the school was set a challenge to spend the week completing various ‘enquiry based Science investigations’.
In Hob Moor Road Reception, we took this challenge very seriously and throughout the week we carried out LOADS of enquiry based Science investigations in our indoor and outdoor learning environment.
Our Science activities included:
- ‘The dancing skeleton’ which was an exploration into magnets
- ‘Rainbow carnations’ which was an experiment involving dying flowers with food colouring
- ‘See your bones’ which involved shining torches onto our hands to try and see our bones
- ‘Plastic cup telephones’ which involved making our own telephones to see how sound travelled
- ‘Water chimes’ which was an investigation into sound
- ‘Make a skeleton’ which was a team effort to create a papier mache skeleton so we could investigate the body and material changes at the same time
- ‘Can you make it disappear?’ which was a dissolving experiment in the water tray
- ‘Bubble fun’ where we tried to make our own bubbles, testing a number of variables
- ‘The mysterious apple’ which is an on going investigation as we observe changes which happen to apple chunks when they are left in various liquids
- ‘Bumpy paintings’ where we added different materials to our paint to see how it changed the texture of the paint
- ‘Grow your own potatoes’ which is another on going investigation into planting and growing
The Reception children had a fabulous week and will continue to observe the changes and developments of our on going investigations!
Science is linked to the Reception curriculum through the ‘Early Learning Goal’ of ‘Understanding The World’.
The end of year target is:
Children know about similarities and differences in relation to places, objects, materials and living things. They talk about the features of their own immediate environment and how environments might vary from one another. They make observations of animals and plants and explain why some things occur, and talk about changes.