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Our First Week In Reception!

The children have had a great first week settling into Reception! They have explored the environment both inside and outside and had lots of fun making new friends. We have established our rules and routines and the children have been doing a great job at following them. Take a look at the fun we have had this week.


The Scarecrows Wedding

This term we read The Scarecrow’s wedding by Julia Donaldson. We found out about weddings and made our own wedding accessories. We made scarecrows and they were married by Mr Webster. We sent the scarecrows off on honeymoon on the school minibus. 

Our First School Trip

The Reception children had a great time on their visit to the Christmas Tree Festival in Newark. It was many first experiences for lots of the children, especially the first time on a minibus!

We started by visiting the market place and looking at the colour changing tree and the Buttermarket decorations. We then visited the church. The children loved looking at all the different trees. It was great to hear questions being asked about the trees and the church.

We can't wait for our next out of school adventure!

The Gingerbread Man!

The children have been so excited over some gingerbread visitors that came into our classroom! We started the week trying to watch 'The Gingerbread Man' story on the board but instead a video came up of some cheeky gingerbread men! The children spent the afternoon hunting for clues, they found crumbs in the classroom and the outdoor area. Some children even think they spotted the gingerbread men on the pirate ship! We then had a go at drawing our own maps to plan a route for our gingerbread hunt. The children all worked together in their classes to create their class map. Lots of children also had a go at making their own map! We went on a hunt around the whole school, knocking on classroom doors to see if anyone of the other children had spotted the gingerbread men. We even found crumbs and parts of gingerbread men in some of the classrooms. Our final clue was Mr. Chamberlain's office! Mr Chamberlain managed to squeeze 79 of us into his office where we found a gingerbread man and a story!! The children have been super busy this week and had so much fun!


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Watch The Gingerbread Men In Our Classroom!