Today was Reception’s first ever school trip. We were all very excited when we arrived at school and got ready to go on the coach. After a short coach journey we visited MK Gallery. At the gallery we worked with an artist called Beth. She had planned some activities for us to explore using all of our senses. We had lots of fun and they told us that we were the first school ever to visit the new gallery. We all got a special sticker and a booklet to take home to remember our fun day! Next we walked sensibly over to Build-a-Bear in the Centre MK. We all chose our class bear and helped to stuff it and put in a special heart. Finally we chose some clothes for our Teddy and named her Rainbow. Then we put her in a box ready to come back to school with us.
Chinese New Year
On Tuesday 5th February Reception enjoyed an exciting day celebrating Chinese New Year. We were very lucky to have two special visitors to our classroom to teach us about Chinese New Year. We decorated glittery good luck signs to take home with us and we learnt a song in Chinese! Next we used the dragon head that we had made to create our own Chinese dragon dance. Finally we enjoyed a delicious Chinese meal of fried rice, chow mein, sweet and sour chicken and prawn crackers.
This half term we are learning all about Buildings. Last week we listened to the story ‘A Squash and a Squeeze’ by Julia Donaldson. Then we all worked with our groups to try and build a bigger house for the animals. We had to work as a team and listen to each other’s ideas before we built our house in the role play building site. We were very proud of our work!