Nocturnal Animals

Over the last few weeks we have spent some time each morning listening to stories and learning facts about various animals. We learned that the badger and the fox are nocturnal animals. This means they are awake at night and sleep during the day. We think that is very exciting!!! We wondered what other animals were nocturnal, and have discovered that bats and hedgehogs are too!! We hope to discover even more about nocturnal animals.

We have enjoyed spending some of our busy time looking at the books in more detail, and asking questions about them.

We have spent time making beautiful collages of our family group animals that we have put up in the Gym. If you haven’t already seen them, you’ll be able to at our Harvest Festival!

We made a beautiful moon to shine on our lovely animals and painted labels for them too.

We also made an amazing discovery of our own!! A family of hedgehogs are living very close to us, and we got the chance to have a little look at them. We were very quiet so we didn’t frighten them………

Lastly, we are going to have a special visitor very soon – from Snuffles Hedgehog Rescue Centre. We can’t wait!!!!

Our first weeks……

Hello and welcome to Reception! We have been very busy over the last few weeks, settling into our new classroom, and enjoying lots of different activities. We thought you might like to see a few of the things that we have been doing…….

We enjoy being creative. We have used beans, chalk, pencil, pens and paint to mark-make and create beautiful pictures.We have also drawn, painted and collaged some fantastic art work for our corridor display – have you seen our amazing hedgehog collage and paintings yet?

We enjoy imaginative play. We like to dress-up, to act out real life activities in our role play areas, to build places and buildings, and to sing and make music!

We absolutely adore playing outside – we balance, throw and catch, role play picnics and shops, ride our bikes, play on stilts…… the list is endless.

We have also spent time creating self-portraits to put on the wall – we looked very carefully at our faces and features first, and then tried to make our paintings look exactly the same.

We are really enjoying our time in Reception, and are looking forward to showing you more of what we have been doing very soon!!!