Reception had a lovely afternoon enjoying the sunshine today! We found some shade under the trees where the children could relax and read stories:

Summer Term – Week 1

Stars of the week: All of Reception

On Tuesday, Reception visited Pizza Express where we made some very yummy margarita pizzas!
Our first task was to prepare our dough by flattening out the mixture into a round base. Next, we added the tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese and oregano before it went into the oven. Finally, the children got to enjoy their pizzas for lunch back at school!

Here are some pictures of our trip:

Spring 2, Week 3 – Book Week

Stars of the week: Joni and Annamaria

Last week we celebrated book week at Cathedral School. We started the week by reading the book The Egg by M.P Robertson, then the next day we received a letter from the Natural History Museum reporting that an egg shaped object had been spotted in our school grounds! We searched around the school looking for clues, until eventually we found a golden egg! The children wrote newspaper articles to document our exciting morning.

On Friday, we celebrated World Book Day. The children looked wonderful dressed up as characters from their favourite stories:

!IMPORTANT DATE FOR YOUR DIARY! On Wednesday 21st March, it is Reception’s collective worship at 9am followed by our Easter Stay ‘n’ Play session. We look forward to seeing you there!

Spring 2 – Week 2

Stars of the week: Funmi and Charles

Last week,we had a very exciting start to our new topic (The World Around Me) when we went on our first class trip to London Sea Life Aquarium.
We saw lots of fish, sea turtles, stingrays, penguins and sharks. The children particularly enjoyed seeing the penguins jumping in and out of their pool and eating lunch next to the shark tank!
The children’s behaviour was fantastic and they should be very proud of themselves!
A huge thank you again to all of our helpers!

Here are some pictures of our trip:

Spring 2 – Week 1

Stars of the week: Martha and Nathan

This half term in Reception our topic is The World Around Me, where will be learning about animals and the different habitats and environments that exist in the wonderful world we live in. This week, we began our topic by conducting lots of ‘Eggs’periments as we are beginning to learn about new life. We put eggs into 3 different containers; one with vinegar, one with salt water and one with tap water. The children first made predictions about what they thought might happen and then wrote down their observations. From next week, the children will be using their observation skills to observe what is happening to the eggs that arrive and are put into the incubator!

Reception’s Mythical Land Exhibition

Today, Reception welcomed Nursery, Class 1 and Class 2 to their Mythical Land Exhibition. The children were so proud of the work they’ve created over the last half term and were able to confidently discuss it with all of the classes that visited. The classroom was a colourful celebration of their hard work and they should feel extremely proud of themselves – Reception, you are all absolute superstars!

Spring 1, Week 5 – Reception’s Trip to Southwark Cathedral

Stars of the week: All of Reception

Last week, Reception took a trip to Southwark Cathedral. We looked at the different church symbols and what happens inside a church. The children got to dress up like Bishop Christopher and even sat on his chair! We also looked at the stained glass windows and acted out a christening at the font. We even got to see the Golden Hind on the way! The staff from the education centre at the cathedral were amazed by how well the children behaved and how thoughtful they were when asking and answering questions. Well done Reception!

Spring 1 – Week 4

Stars of the week: Carter and Beatrix

This week, we have been very busy with preparation for our Mythical Land Exhibition which is taking place next week. The children have had to have meetings to check what jobs they still need to complete for their projects and have been putting together some wonderful pieces of writing and art work. Well done Reception – with all your hard work, it’s set to be fantastic!