Old Moat Primary School

Reception blog

20 Nov

An awesome autumn!

by Miss Campbell and Mrs Chatterton

This term has been so amazing. Filled with lots of learning and an opportunity for our children to showcase their talents. In our class, our school's ethos of 'All different, all achieving'  permeates the classroom environment. We are a rights respecting school and the children have a good understanding that they have a right to: learn, rest, play, be healthy and celebrate who they are.

17 Mar

Absorbent or Waterproof?

by Mr McCormick & Miss Campbell

We have been learning the names of different materials (like plastic, metal, paper, concrete) and exploring and talking about their properties. Today, we carried out a science experiment - absorbent or waterproof?
We found that sponge, cloth and tissue were absorbent. We also found that tin foil, plastic, glass and ceramic are waterproof.

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31 Jan

A very busy start to the New Year!

by Miss Campbell & Mr McCormick

January has been a joy filled and busy time in Reception. 

On January 16th we celebrated Dr Martin Luther King Junior Day. First, we listened to a story about his life. Next, we talked about our own dreams and shared what we would like to be when we grow up. Finally, we learnt a song to celebrate Dr Martin Luther King Jnr. 

On the 18th January we had a day to remember. When we arrived at school the ground was covered with snow. We all worked together to build a snowman. Teamwork really does make the dream work!

On the 23rd January we celebrated Lunar New Year. The week before we had been very busy making lanterns to decorate our home corner and cards for our friends. Two children in our class decided they wanted to make a dragon. First, they made their own dragon hand puppet. Then, they had a discussion with Miss Campbell to decide what materials they would use to make a dragon. Everyone wanted to get involved. On the 24th January we listened to a story called 'Dragon's in the City'. After the story we used the dragon we had made to perform our very own Dragon dance. Some children volunteered to play the drums whilst the rest of us pretended to be a dragon. This was followed by us eating some delicious noodles. Our time ended with all the children opening a fortune cookie and reading the special message that was hidden inside.

On the 25th January we had a visit from the Dentist. She was very impressed with our knowledge of the importance of keeping our teeth healthy. At our school we get to brush our teeth every morning.

On 30th January we hosted our first Stay and Read session. This was an opportunity for our parents and carers to listen to us read. The adults in our class are very proud of the progress we have made. 

It is wonderful to see how confident all the children have become in their independent learning. 

05 Jan

Outdoor Play

by Mr McCormick & Miss Campbell

Take a look at our new outdoor area. Reception have been enjoying playing with the new resources in the construction, water and games zones, as well as their new mud kitchen.

24 Nov

Cuters the Dog

by Mr McCormick & Miss Campbell

Reception have a new class pet. We voted on a name for our puppy and its now called 'Cuters the Dog.' Everyone has been busy writing about Cuters this week!

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