Home Learning – Bog Babies

Look at these Bog Babies! Click on the photo to make it bigger. The children have had fun listening to the Bog Baby story, They have been busy making and drawing their own Bog Babies and finding a place for them to explore. If you have made a Bog Baby, send me a photo and I will put it here. Well done!

Mad about Minibeasts

Children have been sending in some more pictures of their home learning. Many are getting outside and exploring the natural world, while also getting their exercise. Lots of learning and exercise is taking place, indoors and outdoors – well done! Click on the picture to make it bigger.

Working at Home

Reception class children and their families have been VERY busy, working from home. Look at your friends, busy at work. Well done everybody! Keep the photos coming in. I shall post another blog soon. Click on the picture to make it bigger.

We are missing you very much – with best wishes from Mrs Caballero, Mrs Baker and Miss Kennedy.

Keep fit and busy during School Closure

There are lots of online storytimes

Checkout Oliver Jeffers reading his stories https://www.oliverjeffers.com/books#/abookaday/ and

Storyline Online: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnBdzaRy-Ky9Vh54XJlFz1Q

And lots of ways to keep healthy:

KEEP WASHING YOUR HANDS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9VjeIWLnEg

Exercise with the Body Coach https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3LPrhI0v-w

Fun yoga with cosmickids https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAT5NiWHFIU

www.playhooray.co.uk/blogs/news has lots of good ideas for keeping busy

Science Week in Reception

What a busy week it has been. Apart from learning about hand hygiene and keeping germs at bay, the children had a great time being young scientists. They made a cloud out of soap; they watched in wonder what happens when you mix vinegar with bi-carbonate of soda; they made their own bread using yeast, they explored electricity and created circuits and they made a rainbow of sweets. Just a regular week in Early Years in fact! Click on the picture to make it bigger.

Pancake Day

It was a fairly cold day on Tuesday; perfect weather for a pancake race. Many of the children came prepared with their pans. Later, we made more pancakes out of playdough and had pancake races in the playground. In the afternoon we had our own pancakes and the children enjoyed the lemon juice and syrup toppings. Now, with some rather sticky fingers, we really are ready for Lent! Happy Pancake Day! Click on the picture to make it bigger.

Reception Trip to Catford Library

On 13th February, as part of our Once Upon a Time topic, the Reception children, and many of their parents, visited Catford Library.

It was great fun travelling upstairs on the 54 bus and looking out for the local landmarks. When we arrived at the library, each of the children chose a book to borrow for the classroom and then Max, the Librarian, told the children all about the benefits of joining the library and he read them a story.

We all had a wonderful time. Thank you to the many parents who supported us. It would be impossible to provide these experiences without your support.

Dare to be Brave!

The Reception children are becoming more and more confident using the apparatus during PE. They are developing strength, co-ordination and balance, along with their willingness to ‘have a go’.

What better time to ‘have a go’ than during our Dare to be Brave Week. Click on the picture to make it bigger.

The Year of the Rat

Welcome to the Year of the Rat! The Reception children enjoyed celebrating this wonderful festival. They have been creating lanterns, fans and dragons. They made kites and flew them on a windy day in the playground. They cooked a healthy vegetable noodle soup which they ate using chopsticks. They also made two beautiful dragons and to finish off the celebrations they all took part in a dragon dance through the school, drumming on their drums and dancing with their dragons. What a fabulous time they had. Happy New Year or, as they say in China, Gung Hay Fat Choy!