The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II
Children in Reception have been busy this week creating all manner of beautiful things to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee. We have made bookmarks, designed crowns, made Grenadier guards and painted flags. We have also written invitations to a Jubilee party. We have looked at the timeline of our Queen and sorted pictures from when she was a baby to the present day. We have read about the Queen and how she came to be queen and we have watched events from her life.
This week Reception have been looking at life cycles. We watched videos of the hen and frog life cycle. From this, we sequenced their life cycles and produced some fabulous writing, using the facts that we had learned.
Rabbits and Hedgehogs have been celebrated Earth Day on April 22nd in the forest. We read a lovely book entitled Dear Earth. The book was all about a little girl who wanted to explore the world but was so upset that people were not looking it carefully. Once we had read the book, we decided that we would take care of a little piece of our planet and clear the forest of litter. Out came the wheelbarrow and the litter pickers, the bin bags and gloves and we spent some time clearing up.
Our forest looks so much nicer now, without all the crisp packets and plastic bottles!
Rabbits and Hedgehogs have been busy preparing for Easter. We have made use of our cutting skills to create Easter eggs, chicks and bunnies. We had an Easter egg hunt at Forest School.
We had to follow clues on a map that faries had left for us.
Rabbits and Hedgehogs have been having great fun at Forest School. Mrs Martin bought in some “go find it” cards. The children were challenged to find different objects in the forest which corresponded to the cards. They had to find something bumpy, crispy, rough or smooth, or items of different colours. Both classes thoroughly enjoyed scouring the forest to find their objects.
We have been looking at the Gingerbread Man story and have made our very own gingerbread men. The children worked hard designing how their gingerbread men would look and enjoyed cooking and decorating them.
We have started our new topic Traditional Tales. We have completed work based on the Little Red Riding Hood story. The children have been enjoying drawing story maps and writing about the wolf.
Reception have been busy creating Christmas crafts. One of the many things they have made is a wooden Father Christmas. They did this at Forest school by whittling wood to make his pointy hat. They then painted them back in class.
We have been busy making our houses using a variety of shapes. We then had a shape hunt around our classroom and in the Rabbit Run. Look at all the shapes that we found, we were great detectives!