Reception Class visit to Whitehouse Farm!

On Wednesday 28th March we travelled by coach to Morpeth to visit Whitehouse Farm.  We have been learning all about the different types of animals – pets, wild and farm animals.

What a fantastic day we had!  We got to hold mice, rats guinea pigs, lizards and even a baby goat!

We really enjoyed feeding the ponies, donkeys, sheep and the greedy goats.  We were even lucky enough to feed the ‘very hungry’ baby lambs.  We were surprised to find some animals not usually found on farms but thrilled all the same to meet an emu, some wallabies and fallow deer.

We learned about where our everyday foods come from, and had great fun on the bumpy tractor ride, we were sad to have to get back on the coach to go home!

 

Chinese New Year!

We used the computer to find out about Chinese New Year.  We enjoyed making Chinese lanterns, good luck writing scrolls and having a noodle feast using chopsticks!  We held a very noisy dragon dance procession!    Continue Reading

Fun in the Snow!

We had just been learning about the seasonal changes in Winter and wishing it would snow this year when the first flurries of this year arrived!  We rushed straight out to experience it in case it was the only snowfall this year!  Continue Reading

Life in the Polar Regions!

We have been investigating the cold in this Winter Weather.  We used our non-fiction collection and the internet on our laptops and ipads to ‘research’  Life in the Polar Regions.  We enjoyed creating a land of snow and ice in our classroom.  We found out lots of facts about Life in the Arctic and the…Continue Reading

Christmas Activities!

  We’ve been very busy making cards, calendars, decorations, wrapping presents and scattering the glitter!!  But most of all we have enjoyed Christmas themed role play!  We made a stable for Baby Jesus to be born in and dressed as Santa and the elves, made and delivered presents!    Continue Reading

Reception Class visit Washington Wetlands!

  The outdoor environment is a rich, dynamic, natural space for learning and development and we value it as an essential resource.  Being outdoors has a positive impact on children’s sense of well being, gives them first hand experiences of weather, seasonal change and the natural world.  Reception class travelled to the adventure playground at…Continue Reading

Reception Class visit to Saltwell Park!

As part of our learning about seasonal change, we went to Saltwell Park to look for signs of Autumn.  We collected a variety of leaves, conkers, berries, leaves, nuts and seeds, some of which we used to make our own special crowns! We asked the many kinds of wildfowl if they were ‘going on holiday’…Continue Reading