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Welcome to Reception/Year 1 class page. I will update the page with all that we have been learning at school and hope you can get an insight into our wonderful class. Please see our welcome Letter for information about what your child needs to bring to school.

Thanks

Mrs Pettey

To celebrate the end of our topic "Polar Explorers" we invited our families to see our class exhibition. Lots of people attended and we had fun showing our families all our hard work.

Homework for first half term of Spring for Year 1's only

This week we have been learning to use equipment for our science experiment. We used pipettes to drop water onto different materials to find out which would be best to make a polar explorer a waterproof coat. 
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We have been finding out about the Northern Lights as part of our Polar Explorer's topic. We recreated the Northern Lights outside and inside the classroom in our Art work.
We had a very special day today...we all wore Christmas jumpers to school, enjoyed Christmas dinner with crackers and had a wonderful time at the Christmas Party. We are all full of food and Christmas excitement! 
Christmas has begun in R/Y1. Today we visited Dan-yr-Ogof caves as our Rich Task for our topic 'The street beneath my feet.' The weather was beautiful today but very cold. We had fun at the farm, the playpark and the highlight of the day was visiting the Caves . Guess who we found...?

We have been using the book 'Cave Baby' to explore what paintings have been discovered in caves. We created our own using natural materials like berries, mud and charcoal.

We have been using the book 'Cave Baby' to explore what paintings have been discovered in caves. We created our own using natural materials like berries, mud and charcoal.  1
We have been using the book 'Cave Baby' to explore what paintings have been discovered in caves. We created our own using natural materials like berries, mud and charcoal.  2
We have been using the book 'Cave Baby' to explore what paintings have been discovered in caves. We created our own using natural materials like berries, mud and charcoal.  3
We have been using the book 'Cave Baby' to explore what paintings have been discovered in caves. We created our own using natural materials like berries, mud and charcoal.  4
We have been using the book 'Cave Baby' to explore what paintings have been discovered in caves. We created our own using natural materials like berries, mud and charcoal.  5
We have been using the book 'Cave Baby' to explore what paintings have been discovered in caves. We created our own using natural materials like berries, mud and charcoal.  6
We have been using the book 'Cave Baby' to explore what paintings have been discovered in caves. We created our own using natural materials like berries, mud and charcoal.  7
We have been using the book 'Cave Baby' to explore what paintings have been discovered in caves. We created our own using natural materials like berries, mud and charcoal.  8
We have been using the book 'Cave Baby' to explore what paintings have been discovered in caves. We created our own using natural materials like berries, mud and charcoal.  9

In maths this week we have been exploring symmetry inside and outside the classroom.

In maths this week we have been exploring symmetry inside and outside the classroom. 1
In maths this week we have been exploring symmetry inside and outside the classroom. 2
In maths this week we have been exploring symmetry inside and outside the classroom. 3
Bonjour! This morning Mrs and Mr Aydin (Jean-Claude!) came in to help us learn more about France. Every class has a country they are finding out about - ours is France. Jean-Claude helped us learn how he spends a day In Paris. He also taught us the colours in french and performed a magic trick...tres magnifique!! Merci Mr and Mrs Aydin we had so much fun. 
We have enjoyed using various stones to make some transient art pictures...we even photographed them ourselves using the ipads. 
We made the most of the good Autumnal weather this morning and used our book of the week "Stone Soup" as a stimulus for our learning. We made stone soup with our friends, used stones to create pictures and shared books outdoors. 
This week we received an email from the Badger asking if we could design and make a bag for him to fit his sandwich box in. It had to have a strap or two so his paws were free for digging. He asked us to decorate it and make sure his name was on it. What do you think of our designs?
After reading "The Dog who could dig" we have been discussing how to take care of dogs.We are learning to care for living things. 

We have been reading "The Disgusting Sandwich" by Gareth Edwards about a badger and a sandwich that becomes rather disgusting at the park. We made sandwiches and are learning about halves and quarters.

 

A few photos of our busy first week together...

A few photos of our busy first week together... 1
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Reception children have begun their learning journey. This week we have been learning the about the characters in the books we will be reading. Everyone has taken a book home to share at home!

Our class welcome letter

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