Reception Week Beginning 29.12.21

It’s been another very busy week in Reception.

The children have spent lots of time rehearsing for their Nativity performance next Thursday. Thank you to all the families who have already sent in undergarments; if you haven’t yet done this, please send them in by Tuesday at the very latest.  Thank you for your continued support.

Reception have been learning all about Advent in class this week. They discovered  that the first candle on the Advent wreath represents ‘hope’. This theme has been central to the learning this week. The children discussed what it means to have hope and shared their own hopes and wishes with one another. Following this, they wrote down their thoughts and put them in the class jar of hopes, now on the prayer table.

The class listened to the story, ‘The World Made a Rainbow’ by Michelle Robinson. This beautiful book is set during one of the Covid Lockdowns and is the perfect reminder to have hope, fun and to pull together, even on the darkest of days. The children then drew pictures and wrote letters to people that they miss; they also painted beautiful rainbows which decorated the classroom beautifully!

The children also heard the story ‘My Friend Bear’ by Jez Alborough. This story is about a bear and a boy who both hope to find a friend and end up finding one another. Following this, the children made their own bears, bear masks and enjoyed writing about bears.

Directional language is an area for development for many of our children in Reception. To support this, the children have been exploring and programming the Beebots- a small robot. The children absolutely loved using these this week and have had lots of fun setting up obstacles, drawing maps, and then programming the Beebots to negotiate their way around them.

To celebrate the start of Advent, Reception have begun playing ‘spot the Nativity figure’ hidden around the classroom. Today Aurora found the Angel Gabriel hiding on top of the projector!  Great spot Aurora!

Wishing you all a lovely weekend,

The Reception Team


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