Welcome to Reception Class
Class Teacher: Mrs Gibbons
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Edwards
Reception Class is taught by Mrs Gibbons. Mrs Edwards is a trained Nursery Nurse and helps support us with our learning. Mrs Waldron teaches us Write Dance and physical development skills on a Wednesday. We have 30 children in the class this year.
Welcome to the Reception Class page. We will be updating it on a regular basis to show you all the exciting and amazing things we have been getting up to in the Reception Class here at Lugwardine Primary Academy.
We have been learning about a range of topics such as Frozen, Let it Snow and Bears. We have had great fun learning about lots of interesting things and we hope you enjoy finding out all about them.
We started off our topic by finding out about the North and South Pole. We talked about what we would pack in a suitcase to take with us if we were to go there. We made suitcase pictures with a range of items in them and used our super cutting skills to cut and stick each item we would need to stay warm and dry. We then made lists about the items in our suitcase that we had selected.
We enjoyed writing instructions about how to make hot chocolate after we had enjoyed drinking it with cream and marshmallows on! We have even used our problem solving skills to help free Olaf from being frozen in a block of ice. We thought of some fantastic ideas such as using a hammer and melting the ice with warm water. We made snow flakes and then painted them and enjoyed playing with snow in our classroom!
We learned about polar bears and penguins and wrote facts about them. We enjoyed learning about polar bears so much that we decided to find out about bears from around the world. We have learned about panda bears in China, brown bears in America and koala bears in Australia. We read the story “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” and we talked about the different places that we might find a bear. We then went on to making a pair of binoculars to become explorers and try and find a bear. We really enjoyed designing and making the binoculars. We went on a bear hunt, but we didn’t find a bear! We even had a teddy bear's picnic and brought our teddies to school.
We then had a visit from the police as they were looking for Goldilocks as she had eaten all of Baby Bears porridge and was in big trouble! We had our world book day costumes on and the police thought we were Goldilocks in disguise. The police took our fingerprints to check and they discovered that Goldilocks was really Mrs Gibbons! We helped the Police Officers take her to the van and put her inside it. We had lots of fun and all had a turn at sitting inside the van and putting the siren on. We decided to write a letter to the three bears saying sorry for all of the trouble Goldilocks caused them.
What a wonderful week we had at school for arts week. We celebrated arts week through the country of China. We have learned to dance with Chinese music and played with musical instruments to create our very own Samba parade. We have created clay objects which we put together to create a pot for the school garden and we also made wonderful dancing dragons. We painted dragon scales with Mrs Brown using strips of silk and paints and we made Chinese lanterns. We also learned that it was the year of the dog so we drew some fantastic drawings of dogs.
As part of our topic about Bears we have been learning the story ‘We’re going on a Bear Hunt’. We have been luckily enough to visit Clearwell Caves, just like in the story. We were all very brave as we entered the dark caves and went deep underground. We saw lots of patterns and shapes in the rocks and we even looked to see if there were any bears hiding in the caves. We looked for bear prints but we didn’t find any bears!
We found out that the caves are very old and that bats like to go in them to hibernate during the winter months. We were very lucky as we got to see a real bat and some fossils that had been found in the caves.