EYFS - St Bernadette
The theme for Reception class this term is ‘The Church’. We have
been talking about the Church being the people who believe in God
and the Church being the physical building. This week we went to
Our Lady of Grace Church and saw a lot of the things we have heard
about; crucifixes, pews, the holy water font, the Paschal Candle, The
Tabernacle and The Sanctuary Lamp. Some children were moved to
pray whilst being in the Church. It was a good first visit, to our
schools Church, for Reception.
In EYFS this term we have been learning about minibeasts. Mr Maddison came into school to tell us all about Bees. He is a beekeeper and he brought in a hive, smoker and protective clothing. Mr Maddison answered our questions, we now have a better understanding of bees. ‘Bees make honey, bees eat nectar’.
Last week in Reception we were very lucky to have a special visit from Dr. Nikitis. He gave the children lots of great advise to keep their teeth healthy and strong. The children got to explore some teeth and learnt how to brush them correctly. Dr Nikitis then gave them all a new toothbrush and toothpaste so they could carry on the good work.
Woodland Farm Visit
In Reception this term, our core texts have been Superworm and What the Ladybird Heard. These books have minibeast and farm animals as characters. So, we have been learning about minibeasts and farm animals. On the 10th of May 2022, we went to Woodland Farm Trust. We were careful when rolling logs to not hurt the mini beasts we found, we looked in the pond and saw tadpoles and pond skaters.
In the farm, the sheep had lambs, but the most popular animals for children to draw were the chickens eating their seeds and pigs in their stys. The children were amazed at the size of the pigs. We had a lovely day, but we were all very tired and happy at the end of our farm adventure.
In Reception we had an Animal Show. We learned about different insects and reptiles from around the world. We looked at the stick insects, millipedes, a tarantula, the bearded dragon and different species of snakes. We talked about their characteristics, the food that they eat and where you would be able to find them in the wild. We learnt the difference between insects and spiders and we now know that an insect has 6 legs and a spider has 8 legs. All of the children enjoyed learning about the different creatures and some were even brave enough to hold and feel them.
London Fire Brigade
The London Fire Brigade came to visit our school. We talked about what the different parts of the fire engine are called and what they do. We discussed the uniform that the fire fighters wear to keep themselves safe. We pretended to be junior fire fighters and we role played putting out a fire. The most important thing we learnt was that if we have an emergency we should call 999 and person called an operator will give us the help we need.