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Exploring in Jade Class

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During Science week we explored blow painting, balloon friction and making our own bread and butter.  

We explored the force of our breath when blowing and observed what happens when we mix ingredients together whilst making bread and butter.  

The end product was delicious!

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Dory and Spiderman have arrived!

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Children and parents in Jade Class visited Aqua World to purchase their class pets.

They chose the fish they wanted and the accessories needed to ensure their class pets will be well looked after.

Jade Class held a class vote to select the names for their fish. Dory and Spiderman were by far the winning names.

Do pop in and meet the new addition to Jade Class.

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A fantastic term in Jade Class!

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We have all been busy this term in Jade Class. 

We have been learning about the different food we eat and events we all celebrate. 

We have looked at what our favourite foods are and what we eat during our celebrations.  We have also talked about different celebrations, such as Bonfire Night and Remembrance Day. 

Watch this space.....

In Spring Term we will be having a new addition to Jade Class, a class pet!

All the staff in Jade Class wish you all a very happy and festive holiday.  See you all in the New Year. 

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Exciting start in Jade Class!

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We have settled into Jade Class and are learning new and exciting skills.

We are experiencing new things and learning to make new friends, explore new toys, ride a bike, explore colour and feed our curiosity.  

We have also celebrated Black History, where we looked at the work of the artist Yinka Shonibare. Here are some of our examples:

  

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Learning in Reception

Our Autumn Seasonal Walk

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Reception have really been enjoying Autumn! We have been collecting Autumn leaves in our playgrounds and we have been reading the book Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert. We also went on our first seasonal walk. We walked to and around Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park, looking closely for all the signs of Autumn that we have been learning about and experiencing ourselves. 

We looked at the trees and discussed the colour of the leaves. We spoke about how some of the trees are evergreen, and some have begun losing their leaves. We looked for autumnal animals and saw a few squirrels playing, jumping from tree to tree!

We had a lovely time! Thank you so much to all the parents who came with us - we are so grateful for your help!


Our first half term in Reception!

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We have all settled in well during our first half term at school. Our topic is  'All About Me' and we have enjoyed learning about our new friends and their likes and dislikes. We have done so much fun, hands-on learning both indoors and outdoors. 

Some of us made Power Ranger costumes. We worked really hard to cut out the shapes, decorate them and attach them using sellotape. 

Here is the final product- don't we look good? 

We love exploring in our sandpit and making sand cakes...

and also building bridges, dams and exploring water flow!

We love to explore and become 'scientists' in our investigation area...

In maths we have been learning to recognise, represent and jot numbers 1-10. 

In English we have read lots of books already including: Wishy Washy Day, We Love Animals, Funny Bones and I Want My Mum! We have also started learning our High Frequency words. 

We are really looking forward to all of the new learning in the next half term! 


Our Diwali celebration!

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As part of our Unity theme and RE learning, Reception learnt all about Diwali. We spent a week learning the story of Diwali and how the festival might be celebrated. We were very excited as we got the chance to do some cooking in school, which was even more fun when we got to eat our creations! We were also lucky enough to get some help from a parent volunteer who helped us to transform into artists and create Rangoli patterns. Here are some pictures that we took along the way.

We made healthy samosas using lots of different vegetables. We were very careful when we peeled and chopped the veg and lots of us said we would love to make the samosas at home!

Here’s one of the Rangoli patterns. The patterns used lots of bright, eye-catching colours and different kinds of shapes.


Our trip to the cable cars!

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As part of our 'Transport' topic, Reception went on a really fun and exciting school trip to the Emirates cable cars. We travelled by tube and DLR and saw lots of different types of transport during our journey. We were so proud of how sensibly and responsibly the children behaved during our trip. They were so well behaved that other passengers on the tube commented on their wonderful behaviour!

Here are some of the pictures from our trip: 

We loved being 'Word Detectives'. We used our phonics to try and read all the different signs and words around us on our trip. 

We enjoyed using our new cameras to take pictures of our journey and all the interesting things we saw! 

We really loved looking through the window and describing all of the different things we could see. 

We were so lucky to have such lovely parent helpers supporting us on our trip!

Even though it was raining, it didn't stop us from having lots of fun! 

 After our exciting ride on the cable cars, we were so hungry we stopped over at the 02 Arena to have some delicious, healthy snacks. 

We couldn't end our trip without a class photo! 

Thanks again to all of our lovely parent helpers. We can't wait for our next trip! 


Pirate takeover in Reception!

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This week Reception has been taken over by pirates! Have a look at all the pirate related learning we have been up to:


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