Reception Minibeast Hunt
As part of the Great Science Share, Reception had great fun investigating which minibeasts are living in the Foundation Stage playground. The children asked "Where do the minibeasts live?'. They discussed the places they might see them and then went outside with their spotter sheets to see what was there. Then we discussed the minibeasts they might see at Forest School and the minibeasts they might see at home or in the park. We wondered if they would be the same or different and if they were different why.
After investigating minibeasts in the Foundation Stage playground, Reception created models, puppets and pictures of minibeasts. The children selected what they would like to make and the resources they wanted to use.
Growing Sunflowers and our Science Questions
Reception have been creating Easter baskets and bags
Reception have been learning how to use 3D pens.
Reception have been creating Logos for the Logo Lift Off Competition
Launch UK and the UK Space Agency are launching a competition to find a logo to go on rockets launched from UK spaceports in 2022! Reception have been designing logos for the competition that shows the role of small satellites in measuring how our world is changing.
Reception have been learning to safely use hammers to create faces, people and animals.
Reception have been creating their own routes for the Ozobots to follow
Exploring Spinners and creating our own Spinners
Getting creative in our woodwork area
We have been designing and making a sleigh for Santa
We have been thinking about Engineering after our virtual visit from Paula
We were very fortunate to have Paula McMahon from Sir Robert McAlpine join us for a virtual call. She talked to us about her job as an Civil Engineer and her interest in the climate. She shared the books she has written. These can be found at http://www.weslottietour.org.uk/resources.html After listening to Paula, many children chose to read one of Paula's books, create their own bridges or design roads.
Observing Ice on a Sunny Day
Learning to use a srewdriver
Zip Wire Problem Solving
We pretended that Rapunzel had decided to go down a zip wire. We helped her find a way to go down safely.