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Reception Class News!
 
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Spring Term in Reception Class 
 
We have had a fantastic start to our Spring term in Reception class. This term our topic is 'Winter Wonderland.' 
We started our topic by hunting for signs of winter in our outdoor classroom and local environment. Ask us what signs of winter we can see. 
We have started to find out about life in the Arctic and about some of the animals and people that live there. 
Autumn Term in Reception. 
 

We have had a wonderful Autumn Term in Reception class. We are so proud of how the children have settled into life at Broomley and the amazing attitudes to learning they have developed. 

This term we have really enjoyed exploring out 'Autumn' topic. We have enjoyed learning about the signs of autumn and had a great time going on lots of autumn walks and observing and recording the changes in our local environment.  We really enjoyed learning about hibernation and used our knowledge to help build 'hibernation homes' for all the animals that live in our garden. Ask us about our wonderful woods trip and all the signs of autumn we found deep within in the woods. 

 

In the second half term we started our new topic, 'Around the World.' In Reception we had lots of fun learning about celebrations and festivals from around the world. We travelled to the United States of America and learnt about the first Thanksgiving and how families still celebrate Thanksgiving today. We also learnt about Diwali and enjoyed our own delicious Diwali feast! Ask us about Hanukkah and why it is known as 'The Festival of Lights.' We also learnt about how Christmas is celebrated around the world and compared traditions and celebrations to our own. 

 

Ask us all about our first term in Reception class! 

Woods Trip! 
 
We had the most wonderful time on our very first woods trip. We spent the day building houses for the Gruffalo and friends, making magic woodland wands and building Stickman’s family tree. In between all these jobs we enjoyed hot chocolate and biscuits around the campfire, building dens, making fairy swings and having the best time rolling down the hill!
 
 
Ask us what we enjoyed the most about our visit.  
 
We also had a competition to see who could catch a falling leaf…this was much harder than we first thought! (You might like to try this at home) Mr Moore was so impressed with our listening skills, our beautiful manners and our lovely big smiles that he brought us some special stickers on Wednesday! We would like to say a big thank you to our amazing parent helpers.
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