Hedgehogs (Reception)

Welcome to the Hedgehogs Class.

The Class Teacher is Mrs Taylor and the Teaching Assistants are Miss Sampson and Mrs Young.

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Tiny Bee Keepers!

Reception children spinning honey Today Reception (and the rest of the school) continued to learn about how to be a bee keeper by extracting our honey! They learned how the bees were removed from the frames of honey, how to remove the wax that seals it in and then they all had a go at spnning the frames in our spinner! Well done to all.A frame of honey from the school bees

Reception Raises 191 for WaterAid!

A drawing of an African village before WaterAid helps themThis term the children have been learning about Africa. They noticed that there are adverts on the TV about people in Africa having to drink dirty water and were curious about why this was. We looked at the work of the charity WaterAid to help the children to understand that this is the only source of water that some people in Africa have. The children were keen to raise money for WaterAid so that they can help to bring clean water to more people who need it. We spent careers week being WaterAid workers! We sold mud hut cakes, sold our Tinga artwork and even went for a walk for one mile to better understand what some African children and adults have to go through just to get dirty water. We took a collection bucket with us.

We managed to raise £191 for WaterAid!

The team at WaterAid were really pleased and very impressed that such young children could achieve so much in one week.A drawing of an African village after WaterAid helps them

Pirates!

Mud huts created by the Reception childrenToday the children performed their amazing pirate themed assemblythat showcased all of the amzing learning they have done about Africa and the charity WaterAid. The parents were thrilled by all of their amazing Tinga style painting, sea shanty singing and mud hut creations. The whole Hedgehog team was very proud of our little pirates.A Tinga style painting of a lion by a Reception child

After their performance we undertook some pirate tasks that earned the children a pirate certificate and then went on a treasure hunt - following a map designed by the children that includedA Tinga style painting of a spider by a Reception child skeleton villages, jungles, shark infested rivers and even a bear cave! We found our treasure chest and discovered the best treasure of all - a photograph of all of us together. The children understood that this is something to treasure that is worth more than gold because its a precious memory of when they were 4 and 5 years old.

Animal Explorations

a bearded dragon in the reception classroomOver the past couple of weeks we have had lots of animal visitors into the Reception classroom - all helping us to understand how we are similar or different from other creatures. The children really loved these visits and learned lots about the care of animals and how to handle them safely.a puppy in the reception classroomtortoises in the reception classroom

Potato Day

A reception child cutting out shapes for chipsToday the children spent a day learning all about potatoes!instructions for making mash and chips

 

We enjoyed lots of activities such as planting potatoes, ordering their life cycle, making chips and mashed potato and then eating our cooking with some baked beans.

 

Many of the children were not aware that chips and mashed potato were made in this way and loved the taste of their home baked goods.Reception children enjoying eating the food they cookedReception children safely using knives to cut up potato

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