Our trip to the Synagogue

Yesterday, following on from our work on Judaism, we were lucky enough to visit a Synagogue. Having already been to the East London Mosque, we were excited to see what was different about a synagogue. When we arrived we were met by a man called Leon who told us all about the different things we were likely to see in the synagogue and then we were a allowed to explore ourselves. We were particularly interested in the ancient scrolls that Jewish people use during their prayers, as we only normally read books.

Everyone found the day very interesting and informative and behaviour was excellent throughout!

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Visit from the Doctors

As part of our “People who Help us” topic, we were lucky to have Isla’s parents, who are both doctors, come into class to talk about the jobs that they do. The children were able to find out lots about all the different ways in which doctors can help us when we feel sick. What’s more the children also had a go at being doctors themselves and they got the chance to hear their own heartbeat and examine what happens to their eyes in light and dark rooms!

 

 

All About Me Boxes

Recently, children in Reception have had the chance to tell us more about their past experiences and childhood by competing their all about me boxes. Children have been bringing in lots of different items to show their class mates, ranging from favourite toys to books, from favourite foods to family photos! Have a listen to Logan’s explanation of one of his photos below:

Music

Since Christmas all the Reception children have been taking part in weekly music lessons. We have been learning lots of different songs and actions and our voices are certainly coming along nicely. Each lesson, we sing a familiar song as part of a warm up and then we learn something new! This week we learned a song about dinosaurs- to tie in with our trip to the Natural History Museum last week! “That song was my favourite!” Said Amelia

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End of Term

Term 2 of 3 has been just as busy as term 1! In the butterflies, we have covered so much in such a short space of time. From space to healthy eating, to exercise and growing, the butterflies have certainly learnt much about their surrounding world! Check out our video to see some of our highlights:

We are all really excited for the summer term and especially for our trip to the natural history museum on the 14th April.

Exercise!

In Early Years we have been working hard on our physical skills! We know exercise is really important and we have all been making sure we are doing lots to keep fit. We’ve been playing football outside, working on  our stretching and dancing with videos from Go Noodle and doing lots of climbing on the climbing frame, whatever the weather! Some of us have even been lucky enough to take home special exercise bags, which has helped become even fitter at home.

I wonder what exercise everyone will do this weekend?

 

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Forest School

Last Friday Mr Davey’s class went on the pur first visit to forest school! We have all been waiting with so much excitement to begin our forest school and our first trip didn’t dissapoint! We learnt all about the rules we need at forest school to keep us safe and we then began our first activity- a treasure hunt. We had to search the forest floor for the most interesting thing we could find and Isabella even found an acorn! “It was a little bit rough” she said.

We can not wait for our next forest school session!

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Trip to the Science Museum

Last Thursday, all the Reception children went on their second major outing of the year- to the Science Museum in South Kensington. The children had read the story of Aliens Love Underpants before the visit and were all very excited to learn more about their topic of Space.

At the museum, we had a great time exploring the space gallery. We discovered lots about rockets and space shuttles, looked at fantastic pictures and photos of all the different planets and saw a space suit- something that astronauts where in space.  After visiting the Space gallery, we began eating our lunch until we were rudely interrupted by an evacuation alarm! Thankfully, there was no major problem and all the children were so sensible in both evacuating and returning to the museum.

After getting back into the museum, the children had a great time exploring a special area called “the Garden”. Here the children got to take part in many scientific activities, such as building towers and operating pulleys. It was a lot of fun and the children were thoroughly worn out when it was time to leave.

We are all looking forward to applying our new learning about Space to our work back at school!

 

End of Term

As the end of the first term comes to a close we in Mr Davey’s class have been reflecting on all the new things we have learnt. We are all so proud of what we have achieved, whether it be learning new sounds, exploring the properties of 2D shapes, writing speech bubbles about gingerbread men or even performing our Nativity play for our parents.

The children have all worked so hard and we are really excited for the spring term. Check out the pictures below for some highlights of our year so far:

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