Thursday, 17 May 2018

Which came first-the chicken or the egg?

Reception have certainly witnessed the Life Cycle of a chicken, making many observations about the changes that happen as an egg hatches into a chick. They have treated these delicate little creatures with care and lots of attention. It has helped them understand that living things grow and change eg eggs, people, plants.

Thursday, 26 April 2018

Visit to Mount Pleasant School Farm

Reception went on a trip to visit Mount Pleasant Farm. We had a very enjoyable day finding out about all of the animals, how to look after them and what the animals produce.

First, we learnt how to look after the chickens. We fed them and gave them water. We collected their eggs.

Next, we fed the sheep and lambs. We felt their woolly coats.

 After that we went to see Pinky and Perky pigs. We watched them eat carrots and listened as they crunched them up.

Finally, we went to see the cows and calves.

We went into the milking parlour and the tank room where the milk waits to be picked up by the tanker.

Monday, 26 March 2018

How does that building stay up?

As part of our topic on buildings reception went on a walk around the local area looking for different buildings. We found terraced, semi-detached and detached houses, shops, offices, schools, churches, a gurdwara and flats. How many Handsworth buildings do you recognise?

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Three Little Monkeys

Reception have learnt the story of the Three Little Pigs using Talk for Writing. This week we have innovated our own story - The Three Little Monkeys and the Big Bad Crocodile. The children made up their own actions to help them tell the story.

Safaa in RT independently wrote the new story.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Reception have been learning  about Chinese New Year. Our parents joined us to celebrate and complete lots of activities.

Making masks to retell the story of the animals' race.

Creating greetings cards to wish each other Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Making lucky red money wallets.

Chopping vegetables to make a healthy and delicious stir fry.



Making lanterns to decorate our classrooms.

Thank you to all of the parents for supporting our activity sessions

Thursday, 1 February 2018

We are Palaeontologists

We are Palaeontologists

The reception children have been busy digging for fossils this week in reception. They explored the 'dinosaur rock' with various tools and carefully extracted their fossil finds. They children displayed many characteristics of effective learning; showing high levels of fascination and excitement and persisting with the challenge of digging in the rock!