Goredale Garden Centre
Reception recently visited Goredale Garden Centre, where they explored plants and learned about caring for wildlife. They discovered diverse plant types, witnessed growth processes, and gained empathy for animals. This hands-on experience nurtured their love for nature and God's creation.
Reception planted bean seeds, observed their growth, and then transferred them to the garden. This hands-on project taught them about plant life cycles and responsibility. They experienced the joy of seeing their efforts come to life and developed a connection with nature.
100 Square Challenge
Reception students collaborated to create a giant 100 square. They worked together, adding numbers to the grid and developing their understanding of number patterns. This activity promoted teamwork and enhanced their math skills.
Exploring the Seasons
As part of their Understanding the World topic, Reception children had a great fun identifying, sorting and dressing up in a wide range of clothing for Summer and Winter seasons.
We had a visit from Mr Ilesamni today to talk to us about Nigeria, he was wearing his traditional clothing. Reception class listened really well and asked lots of questions too as he told us about his family and games he had played as a child. He talked about special food, Jollof rice made with chicken and plantain, which a few of our class have tried at home too. Reception class learned about Nigeria being a hot country, because it is near the equator and we found out where it was on the map. We prayed for peace in the country because of fighting. Mr Ilesamni brought a special song for us to dance to. He also told us about how he likes working with numbers as it keeps his mind active! It was a great visit!
One of the highlights of the week for Reception and Year 1 children is on Friday morning's when pupils from Year 8 come and share stories with them. It has been lovely to see the positive relationships develop between the pupils.
Learning about food production
Reception children were fascinated to learn about the production of food through the hands-on experiences provided by the ‘Farm in a box' which was donated by the country trust.
Reception children have been exploring repeating patterns using a range of resources including the making of delicious, patterned fruit kebabs.