Reception have been super busy getting the classroom looking festive and sparkly! The children have adored creating their own baubles for our class christmas tree using mixed materials and various tools independently. They are also becoming interested in developing their junk modelling skills through the introduction of our junk modelling inspired christmas tree! Thank you to all the parents for your kind donations! We have been busy learning about advent and its meaning and decided to create our own class advent calendar with each day revealing a christmassy image drawn by the children! We have also learnt about the Christmas story and the children have really enjoyed finding out about what Christmas means to Catholics and the reasons why we celebrate it. St. Joseph class have been super inspired to write their own christmas lists using thier phonics sounds and number sequence knowledge. Here are a variety of the christmas activities the children have been engaging in this week for the lead up to Christmas!
Reception are really enjoying celebrating 'Reading Week' as they started off the week coming into school in their pyjamas in recognition of the importance of bedtime stories! We have been so busy creating buntings of our favourite stories and creating our own stories through role-play and creating mini books! We have been writing captions and short sentences to retell our stories and have enjoyed sharing our favourite stories with our friends in the reading corner and of course, reading to our class bears Benji and Bobby! Here are some photos of the activities and play they have been involved in.
Reception celebrated 'Remembrance Day' by having a circle time focus on why people wear poppies and what the poppy symbolises. We also shared stories about special people who may not be with us anymore and how we can remember them through the special moments and memories we shared with them. Children then participated in some poppy art crafts through potato printing and paint.