Welcome to Reception!
Our teachers are Mrs Bridge and Miss Stokes.
Our Nursery Nurses are Mrs Taylor and Miss Hanlon.
All Around the World - What we did!
We first explored the Arctic and Antarctic. We learnt the story 'Lost and Found' and found out where penguins live. We also had to free the animals from the ice and retold 'Lost and Found' in the snowdough!
Next we explored Africa. Miss Hartigan told us about her trip to Gambia. We learnt that their school and playground looks different to ours. We also learnt that they like to dance and dance with masks to celebrate. We made our own African masks!
We read the story 'Handa's Surprise' and tasted the fruit from the story. We tried pineapple, banana, passion fruit, avocado, tangerine, mango and orange. Pineapple was the most popular!
After that we explored Argentina. Adriana (Nahuel's Mum) came in to talk about Argentina, her native country. She taught us Spanish and told us an old legend behind their special tea (Yerba Mate tea), which we then all tasted!
We then learned about the different countries our families are from. We looked at their flags and where they are on the globe. We celebrated what a diverse class we are!
We had fun using the equipment on the big playground while our Quad is being developed. Whilst out there we discovered an enormous toothbrush! This sparked lots of imagination for making up our own stories of where it had come from.
Lastly we explored China and learnt about Chinese New Year. We learnt the story behind the zodiac animals and did our own dragon dance! We also got to taste noodles and ate using chopsticks!
We have taken lots of pictures along the way which you can see below: